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English: Sand Chronicles
Synonyms: Suna-dokei, Sunadokei Dei Sanduhr
Japanese: 砂時計


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 23, 2003 to Aug 2006
Genres: Shoujo
Authors: Ashihara, Hinako (Story & Art)
Serialization: Betsucomi


Score: 8.101 (scored by 3733 users)
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Ranked: #7372
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Popularity: #845
Members: 9,999
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After her parents get divorced, Ann Uekusa and her mother move from Tokyo to rural Shimane. Accustomed to the anonymity of city living, Ann can't get used to the almost overbearing kindness of the people in her mother's hometown. But when personal tragedy strikes, Ann discovers how much she needs that kindness.

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Chosen by the American Library Association (ALA) as one of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2009. (Vols. 1-3)


Sunadokei was published in English as Sand Chronicles by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from January 1, 2008 to January 4, 2011.


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Oct 29, 2013
Sweet_Love (All reviews)
Sand Chronicles takes all the usual Shoujo elements together, and cooks it up in a new and refreshing way; it is not full of cliches nor filled with absurd amounts of melodrama that becomes the pitfall of many Shoujo series, and despite some pacing issues throughout the series, it is a well-written character-driven coming of age piece that is recommended for those who enjoy Shoujo manga.

Sand Chornicles' biggest strength is its moving plot. There isn't only one emphasis on one aspect of the story, such as romance (or angst, as the series progresses), and as the story moves through the seasons, it gives a very read more
Mar 9, 2008
Lunaria (All reviews)
More people should read this manga.There are many reasons to do it :)
At this point,i have read all 10 volumes of Sand Chronicles,realesed in Italy.
This manga became one of my favorite from the start though :)

Story:The story is about the life from a young girl,named An.It is basically a drama-romance,and after all other genres.An,in the start of the story,visits with her mother the village she was born.Her parents was just devorced.An's life gets an unexpectable turn after her mother commits suicide and leaves her alone.The same moment though,she meets her first friends,and the love of her life.An grows up a bit more in each chapter-season.
The read more
Aug 14, 2009
Bluesander (All reviews)
This manga brings you through the lives of four children. While reading, you can almost feel the emotions that the characters are feeling. This manga isn't a lovey-dovey manga where everything just works out. The mangaka shows you the harsh reality that is life and makes you ask for more. This is a manga that you shouldn't miss reading.

Story: 9/10
At first glance, the manga seems like just any other shoujo manga. As you read on though, the development is quite original. The story is quite believable and could very well happen in real life. The way the mangaka makes it resemble reality was very effective.

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May 23, 2011
MsIndependent (All reviews)
So, this is my review for the first 3 chapters I've read.
Honestly, this manga was a little plain to me at first. But I dont really know why it pulled me in. It had a certain charm I guess. I guess it was the way the author can relate it to reality. It's not your typical lovey-dovey, cheesy shoujo manga, where the girl meets the guy, they fall in love, get married and live happily ever after. It's a manga based on how hard life can be, and that decisions can be difficult to make. I'll continue reading it, and hope it'll be worthwhile.


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