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X-Day, Volume 1 (X-Day #1)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  255 ratings  ·  15 reviews
It's senior year, and Rica is seriously stressed out. She's got more homework, exams, and papers than she can handle, and was recently dumped by her boyfriend. In other words: Life sucks One day, she's chatting online when she meets three classmates who hate school as much as she does. Together, they hatch a plan to blow up the school when no one is present. The countdown ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 12th 2003 by TokyoPop (first published 2002)
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Elspeth
This series is not a happy high school story. Its dark, bleak, with just a bit of bittersweet.
I love this authors way of writing a disturbingly beautiful, melancholy, and yet feel good story.
Josephine Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
My first instinct is to rate it 3 stars, but my deep sympathy with the characters, and the connection I felt, the satisfaction I recieved, despite this only being a 2 volume series, warrents at least one more star.

It's not as petty as the blurb would have you believe. But when life is shit, what would you do to escape? You can wreck havoc, destroy that which hurts you, or hurt yourself, or someone you love. So here is the premise: they plan to blow up the school, rather than suffer another day o
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Quintessa Jones
I plowed through this manga in an hour, and I couldn't get enough of it. Semi-depressed senior Rika was the school's star athlete, and then things went downhill. Her boyfriend of three years dumps her, she gets injured and can't play sports, and no one seems to understand the saddness she feels.

One day she goes on a school chat room to kill some time, only to discover it's full of friendly people ranting about the school under clearly false screen names. After a (semi)pleasant ranting session, R
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Kathryn Leonard
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Nina
Warning: This review includes all volumes of this manga and may contain spoilers.

Four different people band together to blow up their school. I like the premise of this manga. Seemed unique and interesting enough. However, when reading the actual manga, I was a bit disappointed. I liked the start, but when we start learning about everyone's problems, I found that I got bored. I didn't like how the mangaka paired up the couples, either. I found it a bit cliche. I do like how Setona gives open end
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Alba
Jan 10, 2013 Alba rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
Realmente me gustó este manga. ¿Porqué? Porque se sentía real. Podía tocar las emociones de estas chicos y su maestro y hasta en un punto estar de acuerdo con ellos, pero la verdad es que estaban exagerando. Destruir la escuela porque todos están estresados en ella. Bueno, la vida es para resolver problemas, de forma real, no de forma desesperada.
Cada uno va desarrollándose conforme la historia avanza y descubren que no estan solos y que pueden contar unos con otros. Lo que en mayor parte les f
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Batsap
What I like about Setona Mizushiro's writing is that she seems like she really remembers what it was like to be a teenager, when all of life's problems were melodramatic and everything was the end of the world. I also love her art and the sleepy expression of her characters, especially Rika.

The storyline of this was cute and clear to follow. I like the idea of a teacher wanting to blow up the school, as well as some of the pupils. The teacher and his hamster were very cute! Looking forward to re
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Sarah
I'd had a friend recommend this to me for my 50 books by women challenge when she found out I'd read almost no manga. From the description I wasn't sure if it was really up my alley, but I ended up enjoying it far more than I expected. I like the art, I like the characters, and the story seems interesting so far. I'll definitely give the next book in the series a read, too.
yengyeng
What happens when a side-tracked track star, a loligoth, an abused teenage boy and a biology teacher meet in a highschool online chatroom? They plot to blow up the school, of course. Maybe they should have set up a Glee club instead. *snicker*
Ruth
While rather soap operatic and melodramatic, the pacing manages to maintain itself and the characters are at least interesting, if a bit underdeveloped. I'm looking forward to how this short series will conclude.
Hyla-sen *
I don't know how to explain it properly, reading this book, i really felt as i could start crying at some point. Doesn't matter if many people will never understand.
Izza
May 28, 2013 Izza rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
I'm really sad this is only a 2 volume series :(
Jenn
X-Day, Book 1 by Setona Mizushiro (2003)
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One of my favorite manga.
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Mizushiro Setona (水城 せとな or 水城雪可奈) is a popular manga-ka (Japanese comics creator) who started out in the dōjinshi (self published manga) circles. Her first real dabble in the world of creating manga was in 1985 when she participated in the publication of a dōjinshi. She remained active in the dōjinshi world until her debut in 1993 with the short single "Fuyu ga Owarou Toshiteita" (Winter Was Endi ...more
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