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Synonyms: Mousou Girl
Japanese: HOPE


Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 22
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 13, 2013 to Mar 13, 2015
Genre: Drama Drama
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend
Authors: Suenobu, Keiko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.251 (scored by 794794 users)
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Ranked: #46882
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Popularity: #7027
Members: 1,874
Favorites: 22
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Hikari is an ordinary girl who can always be found in the corner of the classroom, drawing manga. After a fateful encounter, she dashes toward her dream!

The girls' battle begins now—through manga.

(Source: Phoenix Serenade Scans)

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Volume 2: Mousou Girl


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More reviewsReviews

Sep 9, 2015
COTAnerd (All reviews)
'Raw' is the word I would use to describe Hope. It deals with some very dark, heavy concepts. Reading it, I felt hurt a lot. The protagonist goes through many trials and tribulations.

This pain is honestly the major draw of Hope. The art expresses it very well. There were a few times where I just had to stop and admire the depth of what I was looking at. Riding the highs and lows of the journey was quite enthralling.

But these are the only outstanding qualities of Hope. Even if I enjoyed myself, Hope lacks heavily in story and character development.

The story, while compelling, lacks read more
Nov 9, 2016
YxH_KxR (All reviews)
Wow ... I just finished this manga and it is very hard for me to find the right words!

For me, this manga was extremly captivating!

The main character suffers a lot, learns a lot and shines at the end. I could simply not stop reading it!

The story is definitely not a typical shojo manga, it's a lot darker but therefore sooo much more interesting!

The only things I'd like to chriticize are that sometimes the story seems to jump a little (some issues are left unaddressed) and that the character development could be a bit more pronounced. But overall it is totally worth it!

Please give this manga read more
May 6, 2019
EndlessSky (All reviews)
This is the kind of story that can even make you grow up.

This is not the first time and it's not gonna be the last time that Keiko Suenobu gives to us a very positive set of messages about human feelings.

I was very surprised that the author has been able to write a story with so many different messages but without being chaotic at the same time. The reading is totally pleasant and the drawings are as expressive as always.

The story is mostly about the hope of the main character dreams but not only. There is a lot of common human behaviours pointed out and read more

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