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Translations: Bleach 600 (2)
By: Shiina Karuho
Serialized In: Betsuma
Genre: School life, Romance
Scanlated By: Loyal Kiss, Mango Scans
This story is centered around a girl named Kuronuma Sawako who is nicknamed Sadako (ghost girl from "The Ring") by her classmates because of her scary face and demeanor. She greatly admires Kazehaya-kun from afar, he is "100% refreshing" and is able to draw in people with his personality. Unlike her facial expressions, she yearns to make friends and live as a normal student. Gradually, she starts to affect those around her, including Kazehaya-kun...
Winner of the 2008 Kodansha Manga Award for best shojo.
Last edited by Kaiten; January 08, 2010 at 04:02 AM.
this manga series if actually very very fun...cute...light...and sweet...i'd recommend everyone to read it...seriously...go read it~~it's really good...
Sawako is a really nice girl who has been misunderstood because of her incapabilities to bring her thoughts forward...well...also cuz she can't quite "voluntarily" use her facial muscles from time-to-time ~
the author has just recently returned from giving birth~~so the series are back in motion again~~ <3 i believe the most current chapter is 38~~and 39 was just released a while ago...so i'm looking forward to the climax....cuz yes...the climax is coming...and i'm thinking it's going to end soon...
No, I hope it doesn't end soon! It's only 9 volumes Not wanting to spoil myself I will take your word for it.
There is a "real" feel to the characters, they seem like people I knew in high school. So much of the plot, and the way each arc resolves, feels like something that could happen to anybody.
Here are the color pages for chapter 40. The cover of Betsuma I used in my first post was the most recent issue.
i know...i don't want it to end so soon either...
but it seems like it would...seeing as how the story is unfolding as of ch. 38...
i haven't got the time to read ch. 39 + 40 yet....i'll go have a look tomorrow...
i love it how Shinna-sensei develops Sawako~~ <3
Sawako has really come a long in understanding herself~~
this series is so adorable, fresh for me and really sweet. a must read =D
The anime seems to have caught on with a lot of people, it's currently the most active of the new anime threads. Hopefully some of the new fans will give the manga a try!
Chapter 21 is out!
Last edited by Kaiten; October 23, 2009 at 11:04 PM.
i'm actually very thankful that the productions was done by I.G. Productions...they tend to reserve the original "flavour" of the mangaka~~ ...
[for those who doesn't know wut i mean...think about Fairy Tail's manga and compare it with the "obscured" look with the anime version...or Tsubasa Resevoir Chronicles manga by CLAMP <3...and compare that w/ it's anime counterpart...]
i read chpt-39...which was great...but Shinna-sensei just really knows how to grab ur attention and put u on the edge of the seat...sometimes i kina hate her for doing that tho...*waka*~
Last edited by Kaiten; November 15, 2009 at 01:18 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
hoho i love this manga!omg there's a anime?!!! i didnt know <.< *goes to search for the episodes*
it seems like more obstacles are to come after reading ch-41...
and i don't wanna spoil it for you guys...so i'm gonna be quiet~~
but please~~go read it when it's scanlated~~ <3 sawako's the best~~
Chapter 23 is out!!
Just started this series and so far I like it. Its a nice fun, light-hearted read. Great when I don't feel like explosions
Shojo is always a good way to take a break from explosions
When you've caught up make sure to watch the anime, it's magnificent!
I'm still reading volume 4 and will catch up soon. Kurumi is one of my favorite characters in any shojo manga. She's completely two faced, one minute shes all smiles and nice to everyone and then in a split second she turns into this rude and scheming character only Sawako see. I'm glad it's getting a live action movie. To bad I will have to wait many years to see it subbed.