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Strawberry Panic Omnibus

(Strawberry Panic (Manga) #1/2 + extra chapters)

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For new transfer student Aoi Nagisa, St. Miator Girls Academy offers her the chance at a fresh start and a way to redefine herself. But these noble intentions go out the window when she catches her first glimpse of honor student Hanazono Shizuma, whose porcelain white skin and goddess-like beauty leave Nagisa speechless.

Its puppy love at first sight, but naive Nagisa is
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Seven Seas
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Kayla
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: library, lgbt, manga
I was loving this until I got to the ending. This is the complete collection of the manga, which means there are no more chapters available. However, this ended in a cliffhanger where nothing got resolved. The Etolie competition didn't even end, or have a winner picked. The relationships didn't advance. It felt like reading the manga was a complete waste of time.
Shalor T.
Jan 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
I picked this up to read in my local Borders & I have to admit that I was both impressed & disappointed. I was awfully tempted to purchase this on the artwork alone, but unfortunately there was one thing that stopped me from buying it:

The lack of an ending.

The artwork in this manga is gorgeous.It manages to be incredibly cute & beautiful at the same time, which is great because it captures the personalities of the very different characters very well. The basic story of the series is
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billie
Jan 15, 2017 rated it liked it
This was really cute! Since there were so many couples/characters it sometimes got confusing. I didn't know the characters very well because of how many there were. The index/term glossary was helpful but I didn't find it till the end though. I'll definitely read the last volume, I want to see who wins the competition!

I do recommend If you want to read this manga series just get the bind up one with all 3 volumes, because this one only has the first 2 volumes and I can't find the 3rd volume
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Ellie
Jan 31, 2015 rated it did not like it
This was a train wreck of weird power dynamics, improbable high school traditions, and most importantly, there's no ending! The author never finished the series, so it just ends at the beginning of the second etoile competition, and we never find out which school or couple wins the tournament.
Claire
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To keep my mind off certain others putting my email through the scrutinies, I've been enjoying this shoujo manga which I learned about from the pretty Free Library of Philadelphia which I can't wait to visit in real life so I can get my physical card. (At the moment I just have an online account - my card # being 244041) Matilda my older cat loved sniffing the pages as well, though Cora scoffed. "Didn't you grow out of this kind of thing when you graduated from high school twenty or more years ...more
Rose
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
This manga is not life-changing in any sense, but it's a fun bit of escapist fluff, especially if you really just want to see some cute girls falling in love with each other. As others have said, the predatory nature of some of the upperclasswomen did bother me a bit, though, and I wish there had been more development to some of the couples and explaining why they're so into each other (as in, it's easy to see why an awkward transfer student would be swept off her feet by the likes of Shizuma or ...more
Angie
Dec 01, 2011 rated it liked it
I read this for work because I had to confirm that it was not, in fact, YA. I've never read any "girls love" manga before, which is what I'm assuming this is. It was cute and kind of surreal, although the upperclassmen are at times predatory and disturbing. Overall it was better than much of the small sampling of manga I've read, although disappointing that we don't see the storyline end naturally.
Brandon
Jul 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: mango-comix, comfy, l-lewd
It's hilarious how long it took me to read this. I bought it in 2013, if I remember correctly. I believe it was in the Spring, in my Freshman year of college, but I didn't start reading it until the Fall, in Sophomore year. I think I only bought it because I thought yuri manga would be sexy, or I thought so when I was much younger but simply never got around to checking any out. It's weird how long ago this was - Seven Seas used to be mainly a yuri publisher and now they do all kinds of shit ...more
Moriah Venable
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I have been hearing about Strawberry Panic for years now, when I first started to become interested in the yuri genre.

I was excited to finally read it and see why others loved it but while reading, my excitement turned into...anger. Where was the cute relationships? From what I reading these were just relationships based off power and one being older.

Nagisa is transfer student who is lost while trying to find her dorm and runs into Hanazono Shizuma who everyone admires but has secrets of her
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Dyslexic Bookmonster
Apr 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
A long time ago I watched the series. And I loved it to bits. A few years later I bought and read the manga, only to be disappointed that it was not a finished series. They stopped halfway. But I kept the manga in my collection and I cannot part with it still, simply because it was such an important series to me when I was a teenager.

There is more humour in the manga than in the anime series. For as far as I can remember anyway. And the manga is also darker, regarding the motivation of certain
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Katherine Long
May 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
Stars: 2
Status: Incomplete
Format: Print

Talk about a manga that doesnt hold up to a reread.

It is important to note that this manga series is INCOMPLETE and will (very most likely) NEVER be completed. This series was translated and published in english around 2007 with only two volumes (there were only two volumes made in Japan too.) Looking around I have seen two different reasons as to why this series, despite it being popular in Japan, was never finished. One is that that artist and writer
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Austin
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
This was cute! The plot is fast and sort of flimsy, but I like the fact that everyone just knows that everyone else is gay and that they made an entire festival about it. I've been trying to read some LGBT comics, and this is among the most popular mangas, like, ever, so I gave it a shot. The art was nice and expressive, the couples are cute, and so on, but the weak plot AND the fact that the manga is apparently infamously unfinished kind of took me out of it.
Radclyffe U-Haul
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
Absolute bottom of the barrel for-male-gaze girls love trash but still kinda fun. Does end on a huge cliffhanging. I'll probably try the anime or the novels.
Jen
Nov 13, 2019 rated it did not like it
??????????
What???? Did???? I???? Just???? Read????
I've been trying to read different manga to find out what I like, and... in terms of both content and concept, this is completely ridiculous.
Alyssa
May 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
The writing wasn't...uh...great. I liked the anime better.
Carleny
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it
There seemed to be a million characters and I had no idea what the hell was going on. Not to mention that it ended with nothing being resolved! Like it was just ... The End? :/
Emily
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned
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Aside from my luke warm feelings towards this manga, I feel that putting 'The Complete Manga Collection' on the front cover of this edition is misleading when it only consists of two out of the three volumes in the series. I didn't get an ending when I was expecting one.
Bibliomanic Marley
Nov 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Girls who appretiate school life, and romantic lesbian relationships.
Recommended to Bibliomanic Marley by: Barnes and Noble,Goodreads.com
Welcome to Astrea Hill, where three girls schools are sectioned into three parts; St. Miator Girls Academy, St.Spica Girls Institute, and St. Lulim Girls School. New transfer student, Aoi-Nagisa enters St. Miator Girls Academy, where she encounters the stunning and beautiful Hanazono-Shizuma. Little did she know during their brief meeting, that she is adored by the entire student body and represents all three schools. In other words, this royalty like status is known as being an Etoile. ...more
Jon
Nov 12, 2011 rated it liked it
About what I expected. Actually, quite a bit of fun school political drama (sort of Utena lite). The LesYay could go one of two ways: either the characters are being completely innocent and you're just reading into it (it's obviously written in, with only the characters unaware), or this is seriously twisted. Sort of like Kimagure Orange Road in that sense: combination of light innocent and happy with desperately twisted emotional shipwrecks. Plot drops off in the middle...hopefully the novels ...more
Bibliophile
Feb 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Well. Apparently The light novels came first adaptation wise, not the manga. I saw both omnibuses in the store but wasn't sure which to actually get.

Still, I found this pretty enjoyable. It's my first foray into yuri and, you know what, I liked it. I want to read the novels now and possibly even see the anime. Especially because I was left with a cliffhanger...

Would I recommend it? Sure. It's light, fluffy and harmless. It's not like "OMG YOU HAVE TO READ THIS" but it IS pretty much pure
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Christine Fossen Germundson
This soft-yuri is cute, but it's not anywhere near some of the smiliar mangas out there. This omnibus holds mostly text and fewer illustrations, so this is like reading a novel. You go through the whole book, and very little happens. This story is ok, but it's not great, unfortunatly. What it really lacks is a peak: it's a so-so-soft girl-on-girl story, but the mentions of kisses etc are so minor it's really just frustrating. It's as if this book was cencored...
Downloadangel
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2o14
I just love the artwork and the story sooo much - I watched the anime years ago and well, as I got as birthday presen I was reeeally exited and happy to read it.
I was not disappointed based on the manga itself, but I don't actually understand why their's an open end/cliff... :')
Maybe I should ask the internet about that... ^^'

But I also have the light novel in front of me, so maybe I'll get enlightment.
roma ireadsalot
Jul 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Actual rating: 2.5 stars
I randomly picked up this manga one day when I wasn't sure what I wanted to read but I knew I didn't want anything too serious. I just thought it was okay, but my man problem with it was that there were too many story lines and I felt like none of them were really wrapped up by the end of it. I do believe there is an anime of this, so when I have the time I might watch that just to see if the ending is better.
Iris
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jep, Strawberry Panic is a huge part of my childhood, and I'm certain I'll never get bored by it!
I am super happy that I've reread it, because I forgot a little what the manga was about. Since the anime is different is so many ways!
I loved it! Now I feel like searching if there have been new releases of Strawberry Panic manga's and anime because I can't get enough of it!
Kimikimi
Jun 28, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: manga
From the cover I thought this would be a light hearted slice of life story about female friendship. It's so not. I wouldn't exactly call it soft core girl on girl porn, but it's as close as you can get with your clothes on. It's not terrible, but some of the older girls are really creepy in how they force or trick their naive counterparts.

Fool me once I guess.

A. M. Eason
Aug 24, 2013 rated it liked it
I saw the anime first and I have to say that I like the anime much more. The show adds drama to the relationships that makes them interesting. This manga is more a campy, fun, and at times a bit over the top silly version of the show. Also, it says complete but it doesn't actually end. The ending is in the middle of a story so I assume the manga is incomplete or has yet to be finished.
Jamie
Oct 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I originally watched the anime a few years ago. I enjoyed the manga in most senses, except for the fact that it is missing a proper ending. It would of been nice to see this manga completed. I'm thinking I Mai have to read the light novel collection now.
Dolores
Mar 13, 2016 rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars
Tristyn young
an amazing manga based off the light novel which i have yet to read. about lesbian high school romance, sisterhood, and friendship! also a lovey rivalry!
hissi
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, hard-copy
A bit disappointed. Nothing to get out of the plot. No emotions or reactions -.-
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Sakurako Kimino (公野 櫻子 Kimino Sakurako) is a Japanese novelist. She is notable for the creation of Sister Princess and Strawberry Panic!, two very successful bishōjo series where almost all the characters in both series are young girls. She has had her work serialized in the Japanese bishōjo magazine Dengeki G's Magazine, published by MediaWorks. She is also the creator of the light novel series ...more

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