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

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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
English: Ran and the Gray World
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 51
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 15, 2008 to Apr 15, 2015
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Fellows!
Authors: Irie, Aki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.141 (scored by 78137,813 users)
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Ranked: #5462
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Popularity: #599
Members: 29,707
Favorites: 822


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Aspiring little sorceress Ran Uruma feels frustrated as she frantically searches for her favorite pair of shoes. Despite her being just an elementary school child, those particular shoes allow her to transform into the body of an adult. Ran teems with magical potential but has yet to learn how to control it. Knowing this, her beast sorcerer brother Jin hides the shoes until she completes cleaning their house.

Ran's mother Shizuka is one of the most powerful sorceresses to exist and must live far from home to look after the city. Head of their family and of all sorcerers, Zen is also often away attending business and has to leave Jin in charge of the household. Ran can be quite difficult to handle, and only a single pair of eyes is not enough to keep tabs on her every mischief. With the freedom she gets while no one's restricting her, Ran explores the magical abilities that drive her toward many fascinating adventures.

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Ran to Haiiro no Sekai was published in English as Ran and the Gray World by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint from November 20, 2018 to May 19, 2020. 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.

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Apr 27, 2015
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 ...
Feb 6, 2018
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Feb 21, 2023
Let's get this out of the way first. As someone who read all 51 chapters, would I recommend it to someone? No, please just spare yourself and don't get baited by the beautiful art and other reviews. I know everyone else is entitled to their own opinions but I don't know why else is recommending it to others. So, I will do you all a favor and say you would waste your time.

Let me warn you about this character Otaro, he is a pedophile, it was the one of the things that really bothered me and poisoned the whole story. So just beware that ...

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