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Alice on Border Road (今際の路のアリス, Imawa no Michi no Alice) is a manga series written by Haro Aso and illustrated by Kuroda Takayoshi. It's serialized by Shogakukan on Weekly Shonen Sunday S magazine. It was adapted into an original video animation series.
Tokyo school girl Norina Sano is bored by her ordinary life and believes that "life is a shitty game one is forced to participate for about 80 years". One day she wakes up in the desolated Kyoto with the Queen of Clubs card held in her hand without a clue. While wandering around, she meets another Tokyo school girl with the Queen of Hearts card, Arisu Kojima. The 2 girls quickly get along with each other. They find the other clueless immigrants holding different face cards and are given the hint to walk their way back to Tokyo by an unknown person in the name of King of Clubs. It can be a very tiring journey without vehicle, therefore the 11 immigrants are divided into 2 groups: 1 would participate the journey and the other remains in Kyoto. The night before the journey, holder of the Jack of Diamonds who refuses to go to Tokyo is shot to death.