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• A collection of four short stories in one volume.• From the creator of Full Moon o Sagashite , Time Stranger Kyoko, and The Gentlemen’s Alliance †, all published by VIZ Media.

• There were 31 reprints of Short-Tempered Melancholic from 1998-2004.

• Full Moon manga has sold through over 120k units in the U.S. to date.

• Full Moon anime DVD’s are also available from VIZ Media
Paperback, 181 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by VIZ Media LLC
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Being a fan of Arina Tanemura's other works, I quickly snapped this volume up. Rather than have one volume devoted to one story, this manga collects several of her short stories. I'll review each one individually below:

Short-Tempered Melancholic: A story in two parts, the tale follows a modern day ninja by the name of Kajika. She's well known around her town for being valiant, but when her crush tells her to be more ladylike she tries to stop her ninja ways. Of course nothing is as it seems, es
Short-Tempered Melancholic: Kajika is the sole heir and possessor of the secret weapon, Kureha, from the Yamano clan! Now, all the other ninja clans have learned of the secret weapon and are coming at her from all sides to claim it-- even her most beautiful classmates! Not only that, but Kajika has two more beautiful men fawning over her... but she is completely oblivious to it! All that Kajika really needs is her childhood friend's shoulder to cry on, but what if that is taken away from her?
Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.



4 out of 5

Omnibus of four different stories from Arina Tanemura.

Short-Tempered Melancholic Chapter 1 and Chapter 2
This Love is Nonfiction
Rainy Afternoons are for Romantic Heroines
The Style of the Second Love

Art Touch-Up: 4 out of 5
Translation: 4 out of 5
Design: 5 out of 5
Ease of Reading Text: 3 out of 5

Short-Tempered Melancholic Chapter 1 and Chapter 2

Illustrations: 4 out of 5
Plot: 3 out of
A collection of simple, cute love stories, Short-Tempered Melancholic is a quick read. While lacking deep plot because of this, they focus on the characters more. My favourite is probably Rainy Days Are For Romantic Heroines, with This Love is Non-Fiction coming in close second; that being said, the characters in the two Short-Tempered Melancholic stories - Kaijika and Yuga - are both much more appealing and well-characterised. Arina's characters are rather similar-looking throughout these stori ...more
Oct 24, 2009 Steph rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Arina Tanemura
Recommended to Steph by: read Tanemura's other works
Shelves: manga
In the debut manga and other stories by Arina Tanemura, I was slightly dissapointed. I did not like the drawing as much, but at the same time In understand that the author was just starting out. However, the stories were ont as good as her other ones. My favorite was Short-Tempered Melancholic; then This Love is Nonfiction; followed by Rainy Afternoons are for Romantic Heroine and finally, The Style of the Second Love.
This is a collection of short stories by Arina Tanemura, and they are all extraordinarily well-told and funny. The problem is, I hate the artwork. I'm just not a fan of super-shojo-sparkles style, and the eyes are way too big. The full-page artwork is extremely complicated and detailed, and it's too much for my eyes. But if you like this sort of thing, you'll like this book.
This volume was a lot of fun and had several cute stories included. I loved all the characters involved throughout the 4 different stories included in this volume and would like to read more about some of them.

Volume Includes:
Short-Tempered Melancholic
This Love is Nonfiction
Rainy Afternoons are for Romantic Heroines
The Style of the Second Love
Keri (JD)
This book was adorable, I liked the last three short stories much better than the first.

Short tempered melancholic its self had issues with flow imo.

I really enjoyed the short story about the two pen pals near the end. Tres Bien.
A quick read, a stand alone manga of 4 stories dealing with, of course, young beautiful high school girls falling in love. The stories are pretty creative and fun.
Domini Phillips
Arina Tanemura always writes such cute, sweet stories. This one is a great quick read.
A cute collection of stories. ^^
Loved some like some!!!!
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Name in Japanese: 種村有菜 (Tanemura Arina)
Western Zodiac: Pisces

Arina Tanemura was born on March 12, 1978. She's the author of Full Moon O Sagashite, Time Stranger Kyoko, Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, Sakura Hime Kaden, and more.

Her favorite hobby is Karaoke. One song that she sings is Smile, originally by Myco. She has two cats, named Riku and Kai. She has one elder and one
More about Arina Tanemura...
Full Moon O Sagashite, Vol. 01 The Gentlemen's Alliance †, Vol. 01 Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, Vol. 1 (Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, #1) Full Moon O Sagashite, Vol. 02 The Gentlemen's Alliance †, Vol. 02

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