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Sand Chronicles, Volume 7 (Sunadokei #7)

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Can the sands of time bury the pain of the past? R to L (Japanese Style). Ann's junior high school reunion is coming up, and she hasn't seen Daigo in two years. How will their reunion go? Then, finally, the story behind Ann's engagement. Who is her fiancé...? Twelve-year-old Ann and her divorced mother move from big city Tokyo to her mother's rural hometown. How will Ann s ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by VIZ Media LLC (first published January 1st 2005)
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Aug 27, 2011 Alison (AlisonCanRead) rated it really liked it
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Mar 17, 2010 Jamie rated it it was amazing
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This series is pretty special. It's rare to read a comic book that started out as a junior high romance that tracks its characters through time in a real and profound way. This volume sees Ann in her 20s still struggling with the events that led to her being alone in adulthood. It's a mature story, full of wonderful art and nuanced writing.
May 23, 2011 Starbubbles rated it liked it
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Don't you think Ann is haunted by her mother? She can't escape, ever. She's begging for someone to save her, and no one can. I don't know how Ann never connected just waking up in the morning as strength when she feels that bad, constantly.
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Jan 05, 2010 Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe) rated it it was amazing
Sand Chronicles is one of the most moving series I have ever read. It makes me cry every time! Read my review here:
When I began reading manga (which was only two months ago), I never expected to read something that was truly touching. I thought it would all be fun and cute. This series changes my mind completely about the type of manga I like. Sure, I enjoy reading funny manga like Special A or cute manga like Fruits Basket, but I enjoy reading manga with a realistic story line and deeper meaning much more. It’s just better that way. That’s what this series was for me and I can only hope I’ll find more like ...more
May 26, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it
A LOT happens in this volume, it's almost hard to keep up! But it takes place when Ann is 26, and shows her trying to just be herself. It's interesting seeing her "new" personality, especially in the work force.
Chisom A
Mar 19, 2015 Chisom A rated it it was amazing
I think that this volume REALLY helped move the plot along.
Sep 17, 2015 Winter rated it it was amazing
hope that she will be with Daigo!!!!!!
Jun 06, 2012 Beckiezra rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-manga
I was happy Daigo rejected Ann's attempt to get back together and happy for Ann becoming tougher and meeting a new guy and getting engaged. But then it all fell apart and we're pretty much back to zero as far as Ann's toughness goes, though I'm pretty sure the author is just faking us out with the comparisons to her suicidal mom. Just a few novels left to go. I feel like Ann and Daigo are perhaps inevitable but I don't feel as bad about it as I did in the previous book.
Jasmiina F
Jan 19, 2014 Jasmiina F rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Sand Chronicles is one of my favorite manga series, it's lovely and surprising and it almost makes me cry all the time. And there's only three volumes left!
Sarah Maddaford
I absolutely couldn't believe that Ann would accept a proposal from a guy she had never even kissed. The fact that a guy like that would ask is pretty incredible to me. I was very glad with the resolution of that part of the story line, but now I really want the 8th book because the ending of this book is a giant cliffhanger! There is some kissing, but not much else including language and violence.
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Jun 30, 2012 jenni Ⓥ rated it it was amazing
Ann returns to Shimane for a school reunion. She sees Daigo again which is awkward at first, but ultimately ends up for the best. They're no good for each other at this point. Ann was seriously scaring me there for a minute with that jerk she met on the train. This book is ripping my heart out! Come on Ann.... I'm pulling for you <3
Feb 07, 2011 Mely marked it as read-seq-art
Shelves: manga, shojo
This is where the series finally convinced me to buy instead of tachiyomi -- late, but the effect is cumulative. And I was, finally, convinced that it was Ann's story and that it wasn't romance--or anything external--that would save her.
Apr 30, 2012 Lauren rated it liked it
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I wasn't to impressed with this series. I really thought I would like it more but nothing about it impressed me very much. Overall the only thing that was good about this magna was the drawing style.
Amy Gideon
Jan 11, 2015 Amy Gideon rated it it was amazing
So many feelings with this one. Ashihara does a good job getting into the mindset of depression. I hurt for Ann and I can't help but hope she'll make it through.
Apr 28, 2010 scarlettraces rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loaners, manga-manhwa
i'm a bit dizzied by the speed at which Ann is getting older, but the emotional resonance remains at the same rarefied tension.
Oct 24, 2010 William rated it really liked it
This is getting really heavy. It looks like Ann has turned into her mother, and is about to suffer the same fate.
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Debut with "Sono Hanashi okotowari shimasu" in 1994 on Bessatsu Shoujo Comics.

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Japanese name: 芦原 妃名子
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