Strobe Edge, Vol. 1 (Strobe Edge #1)
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
Anyway, the story is fairly sweet and endearing. It explores the complexities of getting, maintaining, and letting go of relati ...more
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 mental pain of this one-sided love that she had allowed to take root, facing a series of trials that would either co ...more
Copy generously provided by Viz Media via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Although I've yet to read a manga I've really disliked, I found Strobe Edge to be delightfully entertaining and super cute. It's hard to find a manga that just has romance instead of action and fantasy in it to keep my attention but this one did! It also ended on a cliffhanger which makes me want to read the second volume even more!
Ninako is a girl that is confused ...more
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
As far as Ninako is concerned, Ren’s super cool handsomeness places him on a different level--he's an unapproachable celebrity, someone to admire from afar. It’s not until a misstep on a train that Ninako begins to see through Ren’s “pop star” status. The more glimpses she catches of the real Ren the more Ninako’s feelings begin to evolve from gushy schoolgirl crush to the purity of first love.
I have to admit, at the start I thought Ninako was kind of wishy washy, that she was too willing to let...more
The girl who didnt really do anything got to have the guy.
And not to mention that she looks like a freaking 10 year old. You know how freaky it is to see a 10 year old that were being chased by a lot of mature looking guys in the manga. I mean, pedophile much?
And also the fact that she fell in love with the guy after so so number of pages? I mean seriously? He didnt even do som ...more
It was a really fun read! I did this especially when it came to the end.
I was annoyed in the first parts because the Ren-kun already had a girlfriend but yeah, can't argue if that's the plot. In the first parts, I also did think that Daiki will become one of the hurdles of Ren and Ninako's blooming romance (eheh.) but uh, he ended up with Sayuri (I must say, he moved on pretty fast huh.)
Though, I did like it how persevering Andou-kun was in trying to win Ninako's affec ...more
Ninako is in love with Ren, but he's already dating someone. And another boy likes Ninako, but she's only interested in Ren and continually turns down Boy #2. This is the entire plot for at least the first six of these books. Ninako is obsessed with Ren, who thinks she's nice and all but is already dating and isn't looking for someone new.
This book irritated the fire out of me. The first volume was bad enough with this, "I love Ren!! He's so cute! I wa ...more
Ninako weis nicht was sie machen soll, sie gehen nämlich beide auf die gleiche Schule und fahren jeden Tag mit dem gleichen Zug. Die Sache mit der Liebe kann schon ganz schön anstregend sein.
Ich fand die Idee zum Manga sehr gut u ...more
She doesn’t know what to do when Daiki confesses that he loves her. Her friends already expect them to get together, but she can’t stop having feelings for Ren. Will she be able to sort her feelings for a guy ...more
So I'll say it's okay. It's popular. But I have issues with it. Ninako is ignorant when it comes to love. At first, she thinks she may be in love with her friend Daiki because "he's a nice guy, and it's fun being around him." But then the hot guy of the school, Ren, talks to her after he bumps into her on the train after school. And, from then, on, it's all about her ca ...more
Let's see... You have the MC who falls in love with the most popular boy in school, though she thought she might like one of her classmates. Said classmate likes her back. MC's BFF is in love with the MC's classmate (the one who loves the MC.) Of course, popular boy falls for MC but doesn't show it because he's got a girlfriend already. Then another random 'cool guy' enters the stage that falls in love with the MC... Oh ...more
Well, actually I was cheering for Daiki but he soon disappeared from the plot! Guess what, he eve ...more
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