12-ji no Kane ga Naru
Twelve O'Clock Bell Rings
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12-ji no Kane ga Naru

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Synonyms: 12 O'Clock Bell Ring
Japanese: 12時の鐘が鳴る
English: Twelve O'Clock Bell Rings
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Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 28, 2011
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy, Horror Horror
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: ARIA
Authors: Kishimoto, Seishi (Story & Art)


Score: 6.611 (scored by 23272,327 users)
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Ranked: #143102
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Popularity: #5178
Members: 3,790
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After a night of blissful freedom, Cinderella reluctantly returns to a life of mundane servitude. Only yesterday, she was the star of the royal ball—dancing with and captivating the prince. The toll of the clock striking 12 marked the end of that fleeting night and made liberation an impossible dream. But unbeknownst to her, she is being sought after by the kingdom. Will this bring about her salvation, or the exact opposite?

In this twisted take on the classic folk tale, Cinderella quickly learns that everything has a cost, and anything that sounds too good to be true almost certainly is.

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Dec 24, 2011
Story 9: - 12 O'clock Bell Ring is an extremely extraordinary story. Lolita-gothic art isn't usually my daily read, I doubt I've read much gothic anyway (Count them on fingers). But what attracted me to this story is the amazing twists in this one-shot. It's a different version of Cinderella, and I might like this one just as much. Except that, this one isn't a role model for kids looking for endless happy ending tales. The characters are TOTALLY different and they are the complete opposite, which makes this story even more interesting.

Art 10: - The art is amazingly drawn. I've gotten to my ...
Nov 25, 2012
A dream never comes for free..This is a great story coming as a little change to the all so popular Cinderella..With some changed characters with a teeny cinderella that acts like a normal human and a prince that doesn't talk all so royalish ..
The story has a surprise that will make you jump out of your pants..I never though a one shot would be that great..
It's so recommended for anyone who wants a good plot with some unexpected events :D
Jul 29, 2013
This is a really twisted manga. It’s definitely not like the Cinderella story that we grew up with. In fact, I consider it closer to a Grim Fairy Tale more-so then a children’s tale with an ending that can make your skin crawl. It did for me and that is really rare. I do have to give you a slight warning if you really do not like spiders, this may not be the story for you. Other then that, Cinderella was really annoying when she started sounding like a valley girl.

The artwork is that of a fairytale, very befitting, and yet the proportions ...


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