Strobe Edge, Vol. 1 (Strobe Edge #1)
Genres: Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo
Completed the series
I was reading this and all I was thinking is that this art looks like Ao Haru Ride and the story is eerily similar too. Of course, dumbshit me didn't see that both were from the same author. ANYWAY, this story is basically the same thing except done much much better. The drama, the romance, the...well, all the crap that shojo holds...I was happy with all of it.
Review for the entire series
Don't ask, guys. I have no idea what I really think. I know what I'm supposed to think (it would be so easy to hate it, frankly) - but I'm honest, so here we go.
Over the top, cheesy, basically plotless and repetitive, totally frustrating, a love-triangle, but so cute, oddly comforting, compelling and picturing great friendship.
Yet I could say that the girl's life revolves around the boy she likes. I definitely could say that and complain endlessly. But... She is fort ...more
WOW. This was just the thing I needed after so many paranormal YA and manga. Sure, they're great, but a good, realistic story is what you need every once in a while. I was so worried I wouldn't like this the first time I picked it up. All I remember was thinking how cute it was but it wasn't until my friend gave me her extra copy of volume 2, that I finally sat down and took it seriously. And even if you're a guy, I think this i ...more
Melihat endingnya.... saya tahu si heroine akan berakhir dengan siapa, tapi... tetep aja berharap ada twist tersembunyi,,, ugh.. dunia perkomikan itu sungguh tidak adil!!
Bintang dikurang satu.. karena... heroine berhasil mendapatkan cinta pertamanya
Andai saja endingnya ga seperti itu... andai saja endingnya (view spoiler)[nggak ada yang jadian, heroine dibiarkan jomblo, atau merasakan yang namanya asam manisnya pe ...more
When I first read the book blurb above, I thought it was pretty lame. After reading Strobe Edge, though, I think it very accurately and very succinctly describes this high school romance. Ninako is shy and reserved, and everyone thinks she and her childhood friend, Daiki will eventually get together. Daiki makes no secret of his feelings, but he has never voiced them, leaving Ninako, who is kind of clueless, thinking that they ...more
1. I reread the review I gave this thing in 2011 and.......this book seriously deserves a better review.
2. With more FEELING. more...more EMOTION.
3. More ALL CAPS.
4. MORE GIFS (since I finally learned how to insert them about a year ago)
5. MY LIBRARY HAS STROBE EDGE, WHOA. I didn't even know it was going to be released in the US but yet....'twas......
So. Let's us begin.
Okay. 1-5 star. FIVE STAR, FIVE?! THATS IT?! It should b ...more
but when the plot was developing, it was a really compelling manga. I really appreciated two things about this manga. The first is the character development. Everyone matures, learns lessons and comes out the better for it and no one denies their feelings (for the most part). The second was the sympathy the mangaka created for every character. Under ordinary circumstances, Mayuka would have ...more
I am a bit late to find out, but Viz Media has licensed Strobe Edge ! First volume of an English copy will be released in November 2012~! (it's about time)
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**There are 10 volumes to Strobe Edge ; I've started and finished all of them in the month of March 2012.
Now instead of me reviewing each volume separately, I am reviewing all volumes right here! *u*)/ oi!**
Where did I read it? manga.animea.net
Let me break it all down:
The first 52.8% (yup, I did the math ...more
Daiki is Ninako's childhood friend, and in his eyes, Ninako is the sheer picture of what love looks like. He cannot imagine himself ever being with anyone except her. You'd think he'd want to tell her right away, but no, he's too shy to confess.
All Ninako's gal pals are rooting for Ninako to get with Daiki. All Daiki's male buddies are rooting for him to get with Ninako. You'd think that's exactly what would ...more
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 co ...more
Ninako es una chica que está en su primer año de preparatoria para la universidad. Tiene un buen grupo de amigas y siempre están hablando de chicos, en especial del misterioso Ren Ichinose, de quien se sabe bien poco, salvo que al menos una vez a la semana hay una chica que le declara sus sentimientos, a lo que él siempre las rechaza porque no las corresponde.
Al principio, a Ninako le llama la atenci ...more
Bagi yg suka shoujo manga, WAJIB baca yg satu ini, dijamin bakal tergila-gila sama ceritanya (dan sama Ren-kun juga, hihihi... ;p). Ceritanya memang simpel bgt dan ending cerita pun bisa dit ...more
What I discovered is a really enjoyable little story about discovering love for the first time. Our heroine, Ninako, is absurdly naive, but she makes up for this lack in her kindness. She is a very good, very kind person. Indeed, all of the characters thus far i ...more
Things change when Ninako realizes they take the same train after school. Due to a small accident, they start talking, and soon Ninako is really falling in love.
All to the consternation of Daiki, Ninako's best friend who really h ...more
I really enjoyed this first volume. Ninako was a bit of an idiot sometimes, but I really grew to like her in this volume.
I am really happy that she had the heart and guts to reject the guy who asked her out. I have read enough books/manga were that doesn't happen, so yeah for this one!
Ah Ren, Ren, Ren. Damn he was beautiful and yummy. Ok, so are a lot of the guys in the manga (if you see them), but Ren just tops them all. He is dark, m ...more
Anyway, the story is fairly sweet and endearing. It explores the complexities of getting, maintaining, and letting go of relati ...more
I discovered Strobe Edge after watching, reading, stalking and crying about EVERYTHING Ao Haru Ride related(If you're a fan of Strobe and haven't read Ao Haru Ride, you should drop everything and get on the band wagon). Like many of Sakisaka's mangas, the heroine in Strobe is likeable and passionate which is one of the huge reasons I love her works. Nothing is more of a mood-spoiler than a wishy-washy heroine. This manga was just so raw and wistful, it really gets your hopes up ha...more
As far as Ninako is concerned, Ren’s super cool handsomeness places him on a different level--he's an unapproachable celebrity, someone to admire from afar. It’s not until a misstep on a train that Ninako begins to see through Ren’s “pop star” status. The more glimpses she catches of the real Ren the more Ninako’s feelings begin to evolve from gushy schoolgirl crush to the purity of first love.
I have to admit, at the start I thought Ninako was kind of wishy washy, that she was too willing to let...more
Strobe Edge is not my first manga, but it's the first one that I am going to review. For some reason, I am drawn toschool life romances; maybe because during our teens, we experience the most innocent kind of love.The story was pretty short, at 43 chapters, but i ...more
I am pretty picky when it comes to shoujo manga. I'd read so many terrible shoujo with stupid plots and shallow characters that there was a time I deeply loathed it. Not until did I have a chance to read such awesome shoujo mangas like Kimi Ni Todoke, Catsreet, Hibi Chouchou, Honey and Clover..vv. that I started to change my mind and tried to read Shoujos again, even though good shoujos are still hard to find.
Strobe Edge is not a bad manga, the art is prett ...more
Complete series: 3.5 stars
I've mixed feelings with this series. I rated most of the volumes 4 stars because they were entertaining and smooth. But it's overall just all they were! I think I wasn't moved once while reading even if the heroi ...more
It was a really fun read! I did this especially when it came to the end.
I was annoyed in the first parts because the Ren-kun already had a girlfriend but yeah, can't argue if that's the plot. In the first parts, I also did think that Daiki will become one of the hurdles of Ren and Ninako's blooming romance (eheh.) but uh, he ended up with Sayuri (I must say, he moved on pretty fast huh.)
Though, I did like it how persevering Andou-kun was in trying to win Ninako's affec ...more
Ninako is in love with Ren, but he's already dating someone. And another boy likes Ninako, but she's only interested in Ren and continually turns down Boy #2. This is the entire plot for at least the first six of these books. Ninako is obsessed with Ren, who thinks she's nice and all but is already dating and isn't looking for someone new.
This book irritated the fire out of me. The first volume was bad enough with this, "I love Ren!! He's so cute! I wa ...more
-Call My Name 2001
-Watashi no Koibito 2002
-Bye-Bye, Little 2002
-Mascara Blues 2007
-Strobe Edge 2007
-Ao Haru Ride 2011
-Sono Omokage o Shitteru 2013