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: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Fellows!
Authors: Irie, Aki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.211 (scored by 61656,165 users)
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Ranked: #3612
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Popularity: #557
Members: 22,812
Favorites: 743

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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 isn't 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 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
Hibi, Makoto
Uruma, Jin
Mikado, Outarou
Tachibana, Tamao
Uruma, Shizuka
Uruma, Zen
Gekkouin, Nio
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
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
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

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