Time Stranger Kyoko, Vol. 01
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Time Stranger Kyoko, Vol. 01 (Time Stranger Kyoko #1)

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Kyoko Suomi is the princess of Earth in the 30th century. Kyoko lives among the commoners, unwilling to reveal her true identity and ascend the throne. The king will allow Kyoko to live as she pleases if she can revive her twin sister Ui, who has been trapped in time since birth.

As Kyoko's 16th birthday approaches, crowds are rioting as Kyoko refuses to present herself to...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by VIZ Media LLC (first published 2001)
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This looks like another great series by Arina Tanemura. The characters all seem interesting and the plot drew me I and made me want to see what happens next. I also thought the bonus chapter at the end about how Kyoko met Sakataki & Hizuki was really cute.

Contains Chapters 1 - 4
Chapter 01: There is but One Past: The Future is in Your Heart
Chapter 02: The Race Against Time
Chapter 03: The Timing of Two
Chapter 04: Because It's You, I Am Here
Bonus Story: Little Princess
May 23, 2010 Steph rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Arina Tanemura fans
Shelves: manga
Very cute and original, I couldn't put it down.


Re-read, I really like how it started out. The art is drawn very well and the story line is cute.
It's the 30th century and Earth is united into one country called the Earth Nation, and today it is Princess Kyoko Suomi's sixteenth birthday! Kyoko has kept her identity a secret for all these sixteen years so that she could experience a normal life in school, but now she must show her face to the entire country at her birthday party! Her father proposes that if she truly wish to maintain her freedom that she must find a way to awaken her twin sister Ui who has been asleep since birth! While th...more
Despite many of its shortcomings (super shallow characters, characters that look identical to other works by Tanemura, etc.) I actually enjoyed this.

I believe I will continue with this one.
I'm hesitant to criticize because I know how manga writers take things to heart, and that these books are their artistic babies. I will just say this series is just not for me.
Keri (JD)
Crossing the barriers of time, this princess loves her people, yet is a little bit selfish. Not the best Tanemura novel I have read
Great start! Love Arina's artwork more each time I see it :)
This manga is a really cool story and i like the world.
Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.



4 out of 5

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

In the 30th century, Earth has become one nation with one princess — Kyoko. Her 16th birthday celebration is coming up, but her subjects begin to riot because she doesn’t want to do her job as princess. However, awakening her sister from her deep sl...more
Allgemeines zur Serie: Time Stranger Kyoko ist eine liebevoll gezeichnete und gestaltete 3bändige Serie von Arina Tanemura um die Prinzessin der Erdnation im 30. Jahrhundert.
Kyoko ist ein toller, stürmischer, starker und manchmal komischer Charakter. Im 30. Jahrhundert gibt es innerhalb der Erdnation noch einige Clans, die eine Art "Mischlinge" sind und noch spezielle Fähigkeiten haben, wie der Drachenclan, der Blumenclan usw.
Band 1:
In diesem Band werden die meisten der Charaktere vorgestellt, m...more
Having finished Sakura Hime, I got the hankering for more Arina Tanemura, so I turned to her three-volume series Time Stranger Kyoko. Like Sakura Hime, Kyoko is a shojo manga about a young woman who is a princess with unusual powers that must use them to save those close to her and reveal her own destiny. Unlike Sakura Hime, however, it lacks true depth and is crowded with characters who have yet to reveal their usefulness. But hey, at least it's fun!

You can read my complete review of TIME STRAN...more
Kyoko is the very reluctant princess of Earth, in a future where the whole planet united as one country. She wants to stay a normal high school girl, but by not fulfilling her duties, the people are rioting and she must either step up to the plate or find a way to revive her twin sister who has been time trapped since birth. Kyoko, who has the ability to stop time (hence, Time Stranger) begins a quest to save her sister, her kindgom, and her freedom to remain a commoner. The quest prompts her to...more
K. M. Bane
I loved it. Of course, I accidentally bought it without knowing it was for older teens but it didn't have anything besides innuendo and few iffy things on side notes and violence to worry about. It was wonderful! Super cute and futuristic with romance, too! Great job, Arina! ^^
Jan 23, 2010 Este rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
good manga, though i think it could use a bit more time travel. still, its good. Arina tanemura is yet to fail me!!!
I love all your things, Tanemura. Nothing will stop my fangirlism over your work.

awwww kitty is adorable and sakataki looks like chaiki! <3
Yumeno Katrin
*Recenze přibude na blogu po dočtení celé trilogie*
Feb 08, 2012 Ana rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
Cute series! Only three mangas. Love the ending.
Read: Volumes 1-3 of 3
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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
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