Ran to Haiiro no Sekai
Ran and the Gray World
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Ran to Haiiro no Sekai

Alternative Titles

English: Ran and the Gray World
Synonyms: Ran and the Grey World, Ran and the Ash-Coloured World, Gray And Wonder Around Her
Japanese: 乱と灰色の世界


Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 51
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 15, 2008 to Apr 15, 2015
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Irie, Aki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Fellows!


Score: 8.311 (scored by 49294,929 users)
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Ranked: #2622
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Popularity: #520
Members: 17,178
Favorites: 682
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Meet the Urumas, a slightly dysfunctional family of four sorcerers. Mom, being the most powerful sorceress around, works away from home keeping the world safe. Dad picks up the slack and takes care of the family. Except when he's out, which is when the older brother Jin finds himself in the unenviable position of keeping tabs on his sister Ran. And Ran, the youngest, is a willful girl with too much power and too little wisdom. Let's take a look at Ran's everyday misadventures, shall we?

(Source: Storm in Heaven)


Ran to Haiiro no Sekai has been licensed in English as Ran and the Gray World by VIZ Media. It was published in Swedish as Rans magiska värld by Ordbilder from September 20, 2011 to November 7, 2016. It has been published in Spanish by Ediciones Tomodomo as Ran y el mundo gris since March 20, 2017.


Uruma, Ran
Uruma, Jin
Hibi, Makoto
Mikado, Outarou
Tachibana, Tamao
Uruma, Shizuka
Uruma, Zen
Gekkouin, Nio
Sumeragi, Sango
Tennouji, Ryouko

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Apr 27, 2015
synapsii (All reviews)
Part of what makes this manga extraordinary, in my opinion, can be described by the age-old literary proverb: "show, don't tell." Yes, your 2nd grade English teacher told you this, as did your 5th grade and 8th grade English teachers. All of your English teachers, in fact (each subsequently more and more worried about your continuous failures in essay writing... no? just me?).

"Show, don't tell!"

Ran to Haiiro no Sekai, or "Ran and the Grey World," is a low-fantasy (fantasy set in a realistic world) coming-of-age story. Put simply, Aki Irie tells a beautiful story in a read more
Jul 21, 2017
Yautja (All reviews)
This manga's story isn't a 10, nor is its character. But by god its art is, and it's enjoyment could have been. This manga could have been a 10 on art and enjoyment alone. Before I start complaining about what I believe ruined this manga, I'll talk about it's good points.

Story : 7
I think the story, strangely enough, is almost like enjoyment in this particular manga. Subjective. For some people, the minimalistic and simple story, may warrant a 10. I can certainly see and understand that. Maybe in a different mood, I'd be one of those people. I'm giving it a 7 simply because of read more
Feb 6, 2018
rowyn (All reviews)
Deeply flawed story with some strikingly redeeming qualities. Whether the flaws are too problematic will depend on the reader.

Ran to Haiiro no Sekai is the story of Ran, a 10-year old girl from a family of magic users, who is heir apparent to great power, but just learning to use it, and just as prone to misuse it.

It's the execution of said story that gets lost. In reading it, it's not clear the mangaka could decide what the story should be. At its best, it follows the "ordinary" day to day life of its (mostly) very appealing characters. Ran is vibrant read more
Apr 26, 2015
Samsura (All reviews)
Without a doubt the best and sexiest manga out there. I don't mean sexy in a fan service type of way though. This is a Josei manga in the purest sense, because even though the characters are adults, they maintain the signature Shojo sparkle. But the sparkle has been refined with age, to a point where if you saw the characters in everyday life your eyes would naturally be drawn to them.

The whimsy that permeates this world is always there, even at its most serious moments of Drama and Melodrama. The art quality is absolutely phenomenal on every level, read more


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