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Strobe Edge, Vol. 1 (Strobe Edge #1)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by VIZ Media LLC (first published November 22nd 2007)
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Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘


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 for
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Phoenix2
Oct 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: manga readers shoujo lovers
Shelves: manga-manhwa
First Srobe Edge volume was so easy to read that it only took me two hours. The story is very interesting, though I'm not a big fan of the art : ( Still, I like the characters so far and the story is promising. Thankfully, I've watched the movie ages ago and I don't remember the plot very well!
Mary
"Falling in love with someone...all kinds of people do it everyday."


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
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Sesana
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was surprised by how much I ended up liking this book. Romance fails at least as often as it succeeds with me. And the cover art is nice, but a little overwrought. It actually does start slow. The first chapter was dull and felt too much like a dozen other series I've read before. But I stuck with it, because I was interested by the author's explanation of the title. It's about those brief moments in time when your point of view can change dramatically. That was enough to make me hopeful that ...more
Nanna
Update III 30 Agustus 2016: untuk vol. 9 dan 10 (tamat)

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 sedangkan yang baca nggak.

Andai saja endingnya ga seperti itu... andai saja endingnya (view spoiler)
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IzamaRi H. Fabela
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing


RESEÑA COMPLETA ➜ https://goo.gl/XKr0K6

Ninako es una chica tan distraída que no ha notado que su mejor amigo Daiki tiene sentimientos hacia ella desde la secundaria a pesar de que todo el mundo lo sabe. Pero ella es tan despistada que

necesita ayuda de sus amigas para entender que siente algo por Daiki aunque no está segura de sí es amor porque ella se siente atraída por Ren Ichinose, el ídolo de la escuela por el que todas las chicas suspiran. Ella no está precisamente enamorada de él pero
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Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
So freaking cute!! Is Vol 2 out yet??? (scurries off to check)

Review -

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
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Theresa ♫
Nov 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fellow humans in search for a cute story of unrequited love
ALRIGHT! I do feel...that I have to redo this review for this book. WHY?

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
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Frances
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cute XD I wonder what's going to happen next after everyone's been confessing to each other 😂😂
Sen
May 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Update (5/27/2012)
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
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Holly Letson
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ninako is young, and has never been in love. But, the latter part is about to change.

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
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Kuroi
Aug 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: definitely-great
Well, well. What an interesting manga. It started off typically shoujo and ended pretty much the same way,
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
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Courtney
Aug 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommended to Courtney by: Unshelved book club
Not bad. Standard romance with some drama to spice things up. The plot is pretty lacklustre in the first volume, but I might continue on with the next couple to see if they draw me in any better.
Anne Freya
Wow, kupikir tdk akan ada lagi shoujo manga kontemporer yg lebih kusukai drpd Hibi Chouchou dan love button/Kokoro Botan, tapi hei...aku salah besar!! Jika diberi ranking utk komik shoujo yg bertemakan cinta remaja di sekolah yg pernah kubaca selama ini, maka Strobe Edge ada di urutan pertama!, utk saat ini.
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
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Tânia
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Tefi Trujillo
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Me encanta una historia muy comun pero tengo que decir que esa sencilles me gusta. asi como los dibujos hermoso.
Selena
Strobe Edge has things I liked, and a bunch more I didn't. This truly is a case of "Mixed Feelings" for me.

The characters actually talked things out, which I loved. It took a little while (a somewhat realistic amount of time), but before too much drama could be artificially manufactured by keeping things bottled up. There were some awkward feelings on the part of Ninako, which caused her to try and avoid talking it out for a bit, but when faced with decision time, she actually told people how sh
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Dani - Perspective of a Writer
Ninako is an innocent girl who is told love is when you don't hate a boy who likes you. She assumes that means she's in love with her childhood friend Daiki, this changes when she runs into Ren on the train home one day. When he turns out to be a seriously nice guy she realizes she's fallen for him only to learn that Ren's heart is not available.

For a first volume we are getting the lay of the world and setting up relationships. I liked that Ninako had a group of girlfriends and is just a regula
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Alex
The Deal: Ninako is a high school student that has never had any experience with love, sure she has a small crush on Ren, the most popular guy at school but all the girls in her grade find him dreamy - though it doesn't seem any of them have ever actually talked to him.

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
Kate
May 23, 2013 rated it liked it
I've been keeping my eye on reviews regarding Strobe Edge ever since it debuted under Viz's Shojo Beat imprint. Those reviews have been fairly positive, and now that a handful of volumes are out, I decided to give the series a try myself.

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
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Entre letras y cámaras
Para leer la reseña al completo, haz click aquí ---> http://entreletrasycamaras.blogspot.c...

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
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Mehsi
Dec 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Mehsi by: Dee Dee
First all thanks, Dee Dee for recommending this manga to me!

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
Starbubbles
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
I'm surprised by the simplicity of the story and how much I have come to like it. It is a simple love story between a girl, and a guy who is completely unavailable. I kept asking, "and what?" "you love him and you're... a vampire, magician, dead, what? That can't be it, right?" It took a while to get used to the idea of it being a normal story with no extra frills. haha!

Anyway, the story is fairly sweet and endearing. It explores the complexities of getting, maintaining, and letting go of relati
...more
Madeeha (D-ha)
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Io Sakisaka! The art and story line of strobe edge is amazing. Once you start reading strobe edge you just can't stop reading and it's one of those series that you keep reading over and over again. If you're a mangaka who likes shojo manga, then I would definetly recommend this series. This is a must read!
Maricar Dizon
I've read the whole series (10 volumes in total) for the nth time. Every time I crave for a high school story with lots of feels and heartache, Strobe Edge is one of the manga series I always read. I just love Ichinose Ren so much. Sakisaka-sama never fails to capture the feeling of first (and oftentimes unrequited) love. It makes me feel young again. <3
Lex
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I don't remember when did I first read this manga. I think last two years ago? or something. But I absolutely love this series from the start. I like Ninako very much and of course, Ren!!!

Harshini  Ramanujam
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Much better than Ao Haru Ride. Much much better. The guy is much nicer. I looove all the secondary characters. Even the "other girl", their back stories were perfect. A really good shoujo in my opinion. Thumbs up!
Candice M (tinylibrarian)
May 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, ya, realistic
Shojo, shojo, shojo! Beautifully captures all of the magic, awkwardness and devastation of first love as a tween/teen...
Harriet
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
The cuteness is worth all the stars (apart from one).
Emmy Lou
I absolutely loved this! It's cute with great art and a story that one can relate to.
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Io Sakisaka (咲坂伊緒) is a Japanese manga artist. She also designed the characters for the anime movie HAL. Her works are:

-Call My Name 2001
-Watashi no Koibito 2002
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