Ranked #3219

Wanted (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: Wanted
Synonyms: Haru wa Sakura, Cherry Blossoms in Spring
Japanese: WANTED


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 9, 2003 to Oct 9, 2004
Authors: Hino, Matsuri (Story & Art)
Serialization: LaLa DX


Score: 7.501 (scored by 4674 users)
Ranked: #32192
Popularity: #611
Members: 7,398
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Armelia is an orphan girl who sings for work. One day, she met a boy, Luce, and fell in love with him. Unfortunately, Luce was kidnapped by the notorious pirate, Scar. Armelia swore to herself that one day she would rescue Luce. But the truth is not what she thought it was...

(Source: Sweet Lunacy)

Included one-shot: Haru wa Sakura


Wanted was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint on September 2, 2008.


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Nov 13, 2009
Don't expect this manga to be a deep, intricatly plotted out shoujo romance, it's just a light, fun read.
The story may not be anything particularly special but it is fun. The main secrets of the book are told early on and the book is mainly made up of the pirate's adventures. It sort of reminds me of "Pirates of the Carribean" if it was a shoujo manga.
Hino's art is fantastic, the characters and their costumes look great.
Wanted is a good one volume work that might be worth your time if your looking for a light romantic shoujo manga to read.
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Jul 21, 2010
WANTED (the first three chapters) is just a standard lovestory mixed with Pirates.

I give the story a seven. It is simple and standard, but that doesn't mean that it is bad. I loved to read something simple and plain.
The art is beautiful and I give it a nine! I love Matsuri's art and thats why I've started to read this and her other manga's. Sometimes it is confusing, because it is sometimes unclear.
The characters aren't that special. Armelia is just like every main character in story's like this. The same for Luce. There are also the same villains and so on. Six points.
I even read more
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Nov 8, 2009
A oneshot about pirates. More of a romance that an adventure, it's definitely a read for fans of Matsuri Hino. The pirates are believable and lovable, there's plenty of piracy in this volume to contrast the shojo-ness and it's fun to read. It's not for someone looking to find a pirate tale, rather for a shojo-fan looking for something a little different. It's not a common theme in shojo, so it's a refreshing new story that's re-readable.
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Jul 9, 2011
I was fascinated throughout the story…I'm quite a big fan of pirate stories…even more so when it involves romance. I truly wish that the story had continued…to satisfy my desire. Unfortunately pirate mangas are rather difficult to find…or at least a good one anyway.

A must read, because there's not quite anything like it (despite being simple and easy to read)…or at least from my small experience in manga. The characters are also quite the eye-candy, if i do say so myself. Also hard to find is art with very…handsome characters. (+o+ *drools over pirate captain Luce*)
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"Towa ni Nemure" (Story #3) and "Wanted" are both stories about pirates and the girls they love. "Towa ni Nemure" is a lot sadder than "Wanted", though. 
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