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Nine Puzzle

Nine Puzzle

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Synonyms: Ichigo Namida, Strawberry Tears, Platinum, Wakasama no Jijou
Japanese: ナインパズル


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 2, 2002 to Sep 3, 2002
Authors: Sakai, Mayu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ribon Magazine


Score: 7.251 (scored by 1477 users)
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Ranked: #59752
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Popularity: #2573
Members: 2,690
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Chapters: /11
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Mika is a regular girl who just goes day to day without any concrete dreams for her future. Until one day, when she sees her classmate Kaede playing pool in a billiards lounge. Kaede is a boy who hides many secrets...whose personality seems to change when he plays billiards. Entranced by the smile Kaede wears when he plays, Mika soon finds herself immersed in the game...!

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Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Platinum
Volume 2: Ichigo Namida; Wakasama no Jijou


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Minakami, Kaede
Minakami, Kaede
Sawamura, Mika
Sawamura, Mika
Ueda, Youhei
Ueda, Youhei

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May 15, 2008
Recently, I mysteriously got into the mood of reading shoujo romance mangas that I went on a little frenzy a few weeks ago and read a bunch of short ones. While they were all relatively enjoyable, understandably some of the stories that I encountered were better than the others. But for some reason, I couldn't help but to get the feeling that a lot of the overarching plot lines in many of the shoujo romance mangas that I read were extremely similar. Nine Puzzle is a direct example of that. While relatively enjoyable and quick to read, it brought absolutely nothing read more
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May 19, 2010
i read this manga before i even knew about this site. however it is manga i have never forgotten. i read it years ago so i was still a bit of a novice, however i really enjoyed reading it at the time, i was fasinated. i don't think this manga suits everyone but i would reccomend it.

it is short and easy to read. the humor in the story was great. most of the humor dirived from the two main characters. i would explain them as two best friends who have known each other all their lives but they continusly fight.

my overall rating for this was read more
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Feb 4, 2012
well. to tell u the truth i didnt really like the story.. the genre is suppose to be Romance but to be honest there was barly any romance in it.
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Nov 28, 2010
Nine Puzzle. Review. By NnelL.

The story was great. It makes you suspense many things about what would happen next especially when your imagination is wide. But it lacks the romance i wanted. I was like 'What?! that's all?!'... But it was really cute. It made me wanted to play billiards too so maybe I'll meet someone like him. just kiddin'. But really, It made me realize that billiards are not only for bad guys. Oh, and the art was outstanding since the characters are sooooo cute! and COOL. Especially the covering, the girl was pretty. I enjoyed it but i kinda felt it was too read more
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