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: 8.151 (scored by 69336,933 users)
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Ranked: #4612
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Popularity: #573
Members: 26,505
Favorites: 808

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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 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.


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
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 ...
Jul 21, 2017
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 ...
Apr 26, 2015
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, ...

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