Strobe Edge, Vol. 10 (Strobe Edge #10)
Ninako loves Ren, but seeing Ando get hurt while protecting her makes her feel sad and confused—to the point where she turns Ren down when he confesses his love for her! Has Ninako lost her chance with Ren? Or will they find a way to be together?
It happened. It finally, truly happened.
Well, to say the least, this was a spectacular end to such a sweet series. In the beginnning of this series, I was all, okay, alright, let's do this, and now I'm flipping out as to how good it actually was. Sakisaka has woven an interconnected tale of adolescent love and friendship, and by God: she did an amazing job at it. Which, considering other books that have attempted to do the same ...more
On a side note, I'd love to read about Andou's and Gacchan's stories!
But the series finale puts to rest the indecision. You will walk away from this volume knowing their fate, no questions about it.
I like the personality of each character and Sakisaka Io drew them beautifully. Everytime i pick manga to read, i always see the art and in my opinion Sakisaka Io is one of the best artist.
Although the story was pretty good, i kinda regret that Ninako's friends doesn't get too involved to the story.
Ninako: *tries to confess feelings*
Me: hoe don't do it...
Ninako: *still confesses*
Me: oh my god
Most of you know this author for writing Ao Haru Ride. I actually still have to review that one, but before that, I'll be reviewing one of Sakisaka-sensei's first works. It has the same drawing style, maybe a bit old fashioned but still very new. I remember the first I read this manga was way back when Ao Haru Ride didn't even get an anime adaptation and wasn't completed. In short, I was searching for some shoujo to read; and the primary criteria was the manga to ...more
I had to ponder on my review for awhile and conclude that my initial (and final) thoughts were
The art, the writing style and characterization and humor----all blends to weave this whimsical adventure through "first loves." Remember when Ninako thought Andou was dying due to Ren's contact ...more
Strobe Edge follows a rather uninspiring plot of high school student Ninako as she falls in love with Ren, the most popular boy in school. Ren, of course, has a girlfriend that he's co ...more
This was not promising at the start. Ninako, the heroine, was pretty bland, defined primarily by a naive gullibility and r ...more
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This was a fantastic ending to a fantastic series. I absolutely love it.
At first, the confession doesn’t quite go where I wanted it to, didn’t stay quite as intense as I wanted it to. But then Ninako has a realization, and she goes after Ren. And then there’s a big, crying, messy confession, and it’s just kind of perfect. It’s very Ninako. And Ren gets it, and he loves her. And I love them. And just… Yes.
I’m not going to spoil too much, but it was just ...more
Strobe Edge is a refreshing read. Shoujo manga tend to be overly dramatic lately, and although Strobe Edge had its moments of drama, it always stayed on the right side of the Melodrama-line. (While remaining very much a contemporary and "sweet" Shoujo.)
I highly recommend Io Sakisaka's works to readers of the demographic, and most likely also to people who are just ...more
Awalnnya aku kurang suka dengan gambar Io-san ini, apalagi dengan halaman pertama vol pertama, aku nggak suka banget. Tapi aku mencoba untuk positif thingking, "mungkin ini kebiasaan si tokoh utama cewek ini". Eh di vol selanjutnya, ekspresi itu malah nggak ada lagi. Oh well...
The story, hah? ini tentang cewek yang berada di satu kelompok, yang bukan merupakan sentral dari kel ...more
There were a lot of situations that were so predictable, and sometimes, I got the feeling that the author were dragging on, it kinda annoyed me.
But, I did liked some points, first of all, Ninako's friends were really sweet and supportive all along. It's kinda of rare so I definitely enjoyed that ! Gacchan made me think of Momiji from Fruits Basket, Tome 6 so that was a big plus for the serie. I also really lik ...more
Tapi beneran nih, extra-chapter selalu lebih menarik. Sakisaka-sensei kayaknya lebih serius memikirkan plot side-story daripada main-story. Aku mungkin akan berminat untuk baca karya-nya Sakisaka-sensei kalau itu one-sho ...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