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Arisa

Arisa

Alternative Titles

English: Arisa
Japanese: ARISA 〈アリサ〉

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 48
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 29, 2008 to Aug 3, 2012
Authors: Ando, Natsumi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Nakayoshi

Statistics

Score: 7.801 (scored by 5659 users)
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Ranked: #16062
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Popularity: #450
Members: 11,369
Favorites: 347
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Volumes: /12
Chapters: /48

Synopsis

Tsubasa and Arisa are twin sisters who haven't seen each other for three years due to their parents' divorce. They have communicated through letters, but finally decide to meet each other again. Arisa, the more gentle of the twins, suggests that Tsubasa take her place at school for a day, just for fun. However, there are things about Arisa and her school that she hasn't mentioned to Tsubasa -- dangerous things.

(Source: MU)

Background

Arisa was published in English by Kodansha Comics USA from December 15, 2012 to January 21, 2014.

Characters

Uehara, Tsubasa
Uehara, Tsubasa
Main
Sonoda, Arisa
Sonoda, Arisa
Main
Manabe, Akira
Manabe, Akira
Supporting
Kudou, Rei
Kudou, Rei
Supporting
Takagi, Mariko
Takagi, Mariko
Supporting
Mochizuki, Shizuka
Mochizuki, Shizuka
Supporting
Utagawa, Takeru
Utagawa, Takeru
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

Adventure
Jun 4, 2009
This manga is new so there isn't that much to write on. I'll update later once more chapters are out ^^

I randomly came upon this manga when searching mangaupdates, and I decided to read it. I thought it was going to be something like she gets jealous of her sister or their relationship grows as they meet secretly a lot behind their parents back. It definitely wasn't what I was expecting. It's a shoujo, but it's also a mystery and a psychological type.

You don't really know what to expect with this. Tsubasa, one of the twins, switches places with her sister for the day and read more
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Faeverily
Sep 12, 2009
This manga is new, so I'll update this review later when I have more material to work with...

So far, the story has developed pretty quickly. We know that there are two twin sisters named Uehara Tsubasa and Sonoda Arisa. At first the series seems like a typical shoujo cutesy manga, but turns out to be a psychological detective-mystery. ARISA at times has charm, appeal, and comedy but also manages to send a chill down your spine. It definitely has a dark undertone and hidden meaning to it. The plotline captures interest and is pretty original. I admit I got sucked more and more into the read more
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noobzilla
Apr 4, 2009
Though this seems like a "i love my sister so much" type of mushy shoujo manga, it is actually dark and sinister. The protagonist in trying to live the life of her sister is thrown into a strange classroom with creepy classmates that are all too perfect. She has no one she can trust or rely on, even the ones that seem trustworthy might turn out to be her worst enemy. So far it feels like a horror movie... I cant comment on the romance yet but in terms of mystery i will say that this is recommended
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NlSHlKlN0
Jan 4, 2015
Wow. What a ride.

I always found myself fascinated with the premise of this manga even before I began reading it, because it had the "psychological" and "shoujo" tags on MyAnimeList but not a tag for romance, despite the girly art. That, along with various recommendations online for this manga really got me intrigued, and I ended up speeding through Arisa in a couple of days.

The story of Arisa was never a simple shoujo school romcom. From the very beginning, a mystery is presented in the form of Arisa's attempted suicide and Tsubasa's resulting desire to find out why her twin tried to kill herself. read more
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