Nine Puzzle
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Nine Puzzle

Alternative Titles

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
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Ribon Magazine
Authors: Sakai, Mayu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.131 (scored by 16571,657 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #68462
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Popularity: #6191
Members: 3,227
Favorites: 9
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Chapters: /11


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...!

(Source: ShoujoMagic)

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



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 ...
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.
May 15, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (8/11 eps)
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 ...

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