Manga Review: Strobe Edge

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General Information:

Type: Manga
Genres: Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 13, 2007 to Aug 11, 2010
Authors: Sakisaka, Io (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret

Summary:

Having no experience in romance, the vibrant Ninako curiously explores the meaning of what “love” really is, and is surprised to feel a colorful range of emotions as she grows closer to the school heartthrob, the quiet yet gentle Ren, who also happens to be involved in a longtime relationship. With every intention of keeping her head held high, Ninako prepares to face the mental pain of this one-sided love that she had allowed to take root, facing a series of trials that would either contribute to her growth as a headstrong woman, or break her as it did with other girls.

However, is this really a one-sided love? Or had something been silently sown in the most hidden part of Ren’s heart? (Source: MU)

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Review:

A friend recommended me this manga claiming that the main male character is alot like me. Thus I had to read the manga and see what its all about. I’m not a shoujo fan like I mention in every shoujo post however I tried to take this manga as it is. First thing I noticed is how Ninako tried to blend in her group of friend. She’s clueless when it comes to love so she assumed that saying she liked someone just because everyone else does is the way to go and is her way of blending now. Second thing I noticed is her view of everything… its quite unique unlike any other shoujo I’ve read before. Third thing I enjoyed is the way she loved Ren. Her loved for him is unconditional which is quite rare when it comes to shoujo manga. Therefore this manga didn’t suck and it was quite enjoyable. In terms of story, art, character design, and ending the manga is good.

Overall Rating: 7/10


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