Ranked #271
Strobe Edge (Manga)

Strobe Edge

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Colorless Dreamer
Japanese: ストロボ・エッジ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 13, 2007 to Aug 11, 2010
Authors: Sakisaka, Io (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret


Score: 8.381 (scored by 12090 users)
Ranked: #2712
Popularity: #94
Members: 23,534
Favorites: 1,343
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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romance shoujo


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 contribute to her growth as a headstrong woman, or break her as it did with other girls.

However, is this really a one-sided love? Or had something been silently sown in the most hidden part of Ren's heart?

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Included one-shot:
Volume 6: Colorless Dreamer


Andou, Takumi
Ichinose, Ren
Kinoshita, Ninako
Korenaga, Mayuka
Korenaga, Daiki
Miyoshi, Manabu

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Sep 19, 2009
I suppose that this is a usual technique for writing 'credible' reviews, but let me tell you now that I am, in fact, a considerably jaded romance shojo (I'll be talking about 'romance shojo' in particular for this review) reader. I read any shojo title with the initial thought: "I'll drop this once it gets boring." This is because I've read quite a lot from this genre and in fact, I started my love for anime and manga with shojo.

Why, then, out of all of those titles, have I decided to leave a review for this seemingly ordinary and cliche, been-there-done-that shojo?

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Mar 11, 2010
Strobe Edge is a story, which starts off as a seemingly normal story, a typical shoujo, but because of its superior story pacing and character development, it is able to become something special and unique.

The mangaka decides to start the story off with a very familiar situation. Ninako, a girl who is very naïve towards love, falls in love with one of the popular guys in school, Ren. At first, all seems good, but we soon find out Ren actually has a girlfriend. Then the manga introduces another boy called Andou, who loves Ninako, and thus the typical love triangle is formed.

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Jan 30, 2014
Strobe Edge tends to be a bit overrated, if you ask me. It will be a good read for those who are interested in following a high school girl experiencing her first crush. If you are expecting an established relationship between the two MCs within the manga, you will be disappointed. Despite my boredom with this manga, the high rating is because of the manga’s accomplishment in disproving the popular saying “Love don’t die” and being realistic towards a girl’s first crush.

Story (7) / Characters (7)

“I swear I will make you love me” is how to approach this manga. Will the characters succeed? The answer read more
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Mar 22, 2011
“It’s painful. Was it the apple I ate this morning?
I wonder if it was a poisoned apple.”

You like him. He’s confused and has a girlfriend, who’s gorgeous and a model. The model girlfriend has a brother who is your best friend and loves you. Oh, what a tangled web we weave. (I’ve been wanting to use that line all week!)

A girl who falls for a mysterious boy. A boy who loves his best friend A school where teachers are borderline extinct. All these things we will see in this manga and a lot of others out there making it pretty unoriginal in summary. Characters that read more
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User Recommendations

Strobe edge and Ao Haru Ride are manga from the similar author, io-sensei. Both story is about the struggles of a teenager falling in love with the popular guy in school. Both mangas have characters with unique and strong personalities which are lovable to love and to hate. The storyline might sounds cliche but io-sensei is really the master in depicting these type of stories. The sweet moments make you happy, the sad moments make you cry. It is really amazing how the characters grows in both manga. Definitely worth reading.
In both Manga the main character is in love with a boy who is very kind to her, but things might not be as great as they seem.

Cute stories with cute characters.
Same feeling, pure love, and protagonists who won't stop loving the same guy, however difficult it may be. Love triangles in both, although they're very refreshing. Two mangas that are really worth reading.
Both characters are really cute and innocent and they both also fall in love with the popular guy at school.
The two have a similar feeling. A girl who has yet to experience her first love finds herself taking interest in a guy, only to discover that he already has a girlfriend. There is also nice development of the side characters as they also learn more about love.
Innocent high school love with similar characters, jealousy, regret, and being unable to voice your feelings properly. The art is veeery similar.
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