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Fairy Cube

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Psycho Knocker, Fairy Specimen, Yousei Hyouhon
Japanese: 妖精標本〈フェアリー キューブ〉
English: Fairy Cube
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 19, 2005 to Mar 4, 2006
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Yuki, Kaori (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.261 (scored by 34063,406 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #52732
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Popularity: #2709
Members: 7,464
Favorites: 68

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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /20

Synopsis

Despite his kind-hearted and sensitive nature, Ian Hasumi is called "Ian the Liar" for one reason: he can see things that nobody else can. This includes fairies and "Tokage," a malicious doppelganger with lizard-colored green hair. When Ian reunites with Rin Ishinagi, his childhood friend and the one person who once believed him, news of "fairy murders" spreads around the city.

Victims of these murders are easily identified by the wing-like bloodstains on their backs. Ian stumbles upon a murder where he encounters Kaito, a mysterious man who also discovers the crime scene. Kaito is the owner of an odd shop that sells crystal cubes with insects frozen inside. Insisting that Ian did not see anything, Kaito gifts him a crystal cube with a lizard inside before bidding him farewell.

Unfortunately for Ian, Tokage utilizes the cube in an attempt to take over his body and leave Ian as a spirit, destined to perish. Determined to change his fate, Ian makes a contract with none other than Kaito and his stingy fairy companion—all while hoping to reunite with Rin again.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Included one-shot:
Volume 3: Psycho Knocker

Background

Fairy Cube was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from May 6 to November 4, 2008. Before releasing it, VIZ Media previewed the series in the April 2008 issue of the Shojo Beat magazine. The series has also been released in Chinese by Tong Li from January 24 to September 20, 2006; in German by Carlsen from December 22, 2006 to June 22, 2007; and in French by Delcourt from January 24 to June 20, 2007.

Characters

Ainsel
Main
Hasumi, Ian
Main
Tokage
Main
Ishinagi, Rin
Main
Kaito
Supporting
Raven
Supporting
Lise
Supporting
Tomo, Ashina
Supporting
Hasumi, Kureha
Supporting
Hasumi, Kazumi
Supporting

Reviews

May 22, 2009
Story: 8

Going into this Manga, do not at all expect a story that is, how to put it, one of ones happy go lucky fairy tales. Expect something more along the lines of Brothers Grim and those stories, with a great deal of taking from the fokelore of many aspects of quite a few cultures, capturing the darker side that is rarely seen any more. Also, while it ends on a happy note, there is also a note of saddness to it.

Art: 8

The art work seemed a tad bit over done on the girly side, and I am female. I loved the detale placed on ...
Mar 30, 2009
This was a cute, short story. I liked it. The story has many surprises and twists. The ending suited the story perfectly. I would recomend this to anyone who is looking for a love story with action and fantasy. It was definetly worth the time to read! :)
May 1, 2009
Fairy Cube is an excellent manga. It's short, but good. It leaves people standing on the edge of their seat until the end, at least it did for me. This is one of those "Fairy tale/fantasy with a dark side" stories. It has an enjoyable plot, but it's one of those where you'd have to read the entire thing to learn the whole story.

It's characters are excellent. It's short, so it doesn't have much time for development, but it pulls it off well. Almost all the characters are related to at least one or two of the other characters through some past event. You ...

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