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Alice Maresato (希里ありす, Maresato Arisu), is one of the main characters of Highschool of the Dead. She is formally introduced in Chapter 8, but in Episode 7 in the anime. Due to her young age, she currently doesn't have any weapons at her disposal, although she was given firecrackers by Asami Nakaoka to distract "Them". She's also a member of Takashi's Group, making her the youngest member (and also the only member that wasn't part of the initial group.)
Alice is about 7 years of age. She was saved from being attacked by several undead by Takashi Komuro after her father was killed by members of a household who wouldn't allow them to get inside and stay safe. Innocent and passive, Alice is the only member of the group that maintains a cheerful attitude despite all their troubles and the loss of her father. Alice looks up to everyone in the group as a bigger brother and sister; in particular, Kohta Hirano, whom she has grown very attached, and Saya Takagi, who at times presides over her like a mother. She is unwilling to leave anyone in the group, even if it is for her own safety. Alice is often seen playing with a small puppy named Zeke, whom they had picked up while saving Alice. Alice is also bilingual, able to speak in English and Japanese, and maybe multiracial. It was also revealed that she was the next door neighbor to Takashi's friend Imamura.
Alice Maresato has shoulder-length pink hair with bangs reaching down from the side of her temples stretching outwards, a mole under her left eye, and wears a white headband on her head. Alice's attire has varied throughout the series. When Alice was first rescued by Takashi she was wearing a white jacket, a pink dress top and a light blue skirt, black socks and shoes. While at Saya's house she wore a dark shirt with a thin red bow, a white skirt, white thigh high socks, and pink shoes. At the shopping mall Alice changes to a blue plaid shirt, dark blue (possibly navy blue) dress shirt, gray jeans, sneakers, and fingerless gloves. Also while at the shopping mall Alice tried on a puppy costume.
Not much is known about Alice's past, except that her father was a newspaper reporter and she used to live next to Imamura.
Alice is the happy-go-lucky person in the group. She almost always maintains a cheerful attitude, unless in danger. Alice doesn't like it when people are about to sacrifice themselves for her. This is shown when her dad dies trying to protect her, and when Kohta was going to put her on the other side of a wire fence, sacrificing himself for her. She is also scared whenever Takashi is in a bad mood and yells around.
Alice is first seen in the series with her father, trying to find a safe location to stay, but to no avail. Unfortunately in their search, Alice's dad is murdered by one of the house owners that he asks if they could stay in. After the death of her father, Alice is seen crying out loud, kneeling beside her father's corpse, attracting the attention of "Them". Also, Kohta notices her and together with Takashi, they attempt to rescue her. When Takashi arrives at the garden of the house where her father was murdered, Alice is saved momentarily by Takashi as he clears all of "Them" from the nearby vicinity. After what seems to be no escape for Takashi and Alice as "They" start to gather around the fence of the house, the two decide to walk on the fences of the houses to get out of their situation. Midway through, Alice tells Takashi that she need to go to the washroom. Takashi allows her to urinate on his back, and is seen to display an awkward expression. Suddenly they almost stumble into the crowd of them when one of "them" pulls Takashi's shoelace, but he is able to regain balance. After the group comes to extract them, Takashi and Alice are saved.
Next, Alice is seen riding on top of the Humvee, singing "Row Row Row Your Boat", with Kohta. After singing the Japanese version, Alice sings the English version, much to the admiration of Kohta. When they arrive on the other side of the river, Alice is about to be handed to Takashi so she can get off the car, but Alice stops Takashi and tells him that her panties are still hanging on the radio antenna of the car. Rei quickly pulls Alice down and they all get dressed behind the Humvee. After the group decide to start their journey into the city, Alice is seen sitting inside the Humvee next to Kohta. Once they encounter the accident at the wire fence, Alice stays in the car, crying because there is nothing she could do and mostly because of how scary "they" are. After Kohta runs out of magazines, Alice passes him two new ones, much to the surprise of Kohta. When all seems to fail, Kohta is about to tell her to jump over the other side of the wire fence, telling her that everybody will come meet her soon. Alice suddenly breaks out in tears and says "no no no", saying that Kohta has the expression that her father had just before he died and how much she wants to remain with the group.
After her rant with Kohta, the group are saved by an oncoming group of people dressed as firemen. Once the people rescue the group over the wire fence, one of the firefighters reveal that she is Saya's mom.
Taiei Shopping Town
East Police Station
- Although just learning Alice is able to ride a bike very well.
- She is very attached to Kohta and Saya, seeing them as a sort of parental guidance or role model.
- Random Trivia: The Kanji for Maresato mean "rare hamlet".
- Alice has been seen waving the Japanese flag when getting excited. And at one time she is seen waving the American and Spanish flags.