Ranked #204

Silver Diamond (Manga)

Silver Diamond

Alternative Titles

English: Silver Diamond
Synonyms: S♢, SD
Japanese: SILVER DIAMOND -シルバー ダイヤモンド-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 27
Chapters: 82
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 20, 2003 to May 20, 2012
Authors: Sugiura, Shiho (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ichiraci


Score: 8.421 (scored by 1571 users)
Ranked: #2042
Popularity: #1216
Members: 4,322
Favorites: 221
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Sawa Rakan is a normal high school student living a quiet life alone, tending to his many lush plants. This peace is disrupted when a foreign man and several dangerous creatures suddenly crash into his garden. The man immediately turns his odd plant-like weapon on Rakan, but after seeing it respond to Rakan's touch, his attitude completely changes. The man, Chigusa, declares that Rakan is a precious "sanome," a person who can cultivate plant life at will.

Being the last known sanome, Chigusa vows to protect Rakan at all costs and asks for his support. Chigusa is an infamous outlaw that aims to destroy the ayame creatures that siphon life from his dying world, including the current prince who oddly looks exactly like Rakan.

Rakan travels to Chigusa's desert world that is filled with despondent people, strange creatures, spirits, and magic. Along the way, they gather more followers and supporters in their quest to return green to the barren, decaying land.

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Jul 30, 2007
What I love most about this series is that every chapter is sixty pages long with tons of dialog. So when a new chapter comes out, I can enjoy it for up to twenty minutes before I get to the end and have to suffer waiting for the next one.

...let\'s try that again. The amazing thing about this manga is that Sugiura doesn’t forget *anything*. I hear she only plans two or three chapters in advance? But considering the size of the chapters this is like planning an entire volume in advance. Her attention to detail is, frankly, obsessive, but it\'s that obsession read more
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Aug 13, 2009
This manga is a GREAT read. The story is a pleasant yet unusually complex exploration of friendship, the value of living, and how these views change through betrayal and newfound trust. I thought it was a hilariously, uplifting and sweet shonen-ai. Yet there were darker themes, such as family abandonment and loneliness, giving it added depth.

The Mangaka sucks you in with the art, it's creative and yet mind warping ideas that reinforce it's portrayal of a fantasy-inspired parallel Japan universe (Flower webs, Living pretty tree guns, seed clocks that grow on trees, Crystal water snakes etc, etc).

It could also read more
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Dec 30, 2008
This story has great detail, and the art is fantastic. The chapters are long and very enjoyable. It's probable that anyone who reads this will love it. I randomly chose it from the bookstore because of its pretty binding. :p
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Dec 11, 2013
Okay, I think Silver Diamond is AWESOME. It's lengthy but its for the development so I think it's ok and when I got to the end I was really sad because such an awesome story ended...Oh well moving on.

Story 10/10
It's very well thought out. I get the feeling as if the whole story was planned right from the start and it won't leave anything hanging (or at least that was it for me. Maybe i forgot about something...) There are some really good plot twists which you probably won't see coming, not with the fantasy theme of the story. It's really fun reading it IMO.

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Epic shoujo fantasy manga characteristic of Ichiraci magazine that have powerful, yet sensitive male leads who all characters naturally gravitate towards, even their enemies.  
reportRecommended by shinkeikaku
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Many similarities including a boy who doesn't want to be alone and has a group of friends, all with special skills. in this case, rakan and yuki both have a special power that is very important, have similar personalities and needs to be protected. in another case, one friend from the group are really protective of the main character. For the plot, both groups from SD and Uragiri are trying to save the world in all, you get the same feeling for both 
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Both contain characters that have the extraordinary ability to grow plants. Silver Diamond deals with a parallel Japanese universe, while Graineliers takes place in a historical setting. Both also have a character who is part plant as well.  
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Kid who is different from other humans.
Strongest demon guy travels with kid and protects him.
All around they are very similar and both very good. 
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both series are about a seemingly ordinary (or close enough) teenage guy who meets a non-human man, who protects them, as the two travel around a fantasy world. the main characters both actually have special powers that they did not know about.
Chigusa and Raada are quite similar in their attitudes towards the main characters, although the main characters themselves have quite different personalities.
i think if you liked one, you will probably like the other, although nagaraja is a bit short. 
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Both are a good shounen ai and the relationship of the main character and his pair are really deep. if you love boy x boy pairing and not into H stuff yaoi, then both are recommended.  
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