Strobe Edge
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Strobe Edge

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Synonyms: Colorless Dreamer
Japanese: ストロボ・エッジ
English: Strobe Edge
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 13, 2007 to Aug 11, 2010
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret
Authors: Sakisaka, Io (Story & Art)


Score: 8.011 (scored by 2906729,067 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6792
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #205
Members: 61,113
Favorites: 2,161

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Through the eyes of Ninako Kinoshita, it seems as if everyone knows what love is. Even when it comes to her own feelings for her childhood friend Daiki Korenaga, it is her friends who attest she is in love. However, a drop of doubt forms in her heart when Ren Ichinose, an attractive idol of the school, accidentally breaks Ninako's phone charm on the train. His earnest promise to compensate for it touches Ninako and she wonders if this is what real love feels like.

Love is like an apple: its outer appearance may look sweet, but its taste can be deceiving. For Ninako, she meets the bitterness of unrequited love as her very first. But as her knowing friends go through different experiences with love, Ninako struggles to understand its complex flavor and fails to notice the way a certain someone looks at only her.

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Included one-shot:
Volume 6: Colorless Dreamer


Strobe Edge was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from November 6, 2012 to May 6, 2014. The manga received two drama CD adaptations on August 25 and September 22, 2010, respectively, and a live-action film adaptation that was screened on March 14, 2015. It was also published in Spanish by Ivrea from March 2012 to February 2014.

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Jan 30, 2014
Demi_V (All reviews)
Strobe Edge tends to be a bit overrated, if you ask me. It will be a good read for those who are interested in following a high school girl experiencing her first crush. If you are expecting an established relationship between the two MCs within the manga, you will be disappointed. Despite my boredom with this manga, the high rating is because of the manga’s accomplishment in disproving the popular saying “Love don’t die” and being realistic towards a girl’s first crush.

Story (7) / Characters (7)

“I swear I will make you love me” is how to approach this manga. Will the characters succeed? The answer read more
Jul 16, 2015
haruhappiness (All reviews)
I'm about to finish reading this manga, so I thought I'd write a short review to let people know how overrated this manga is.
Basically this manga tells the story of a very clumsy girl who falls in love with a guy who already has a girlfriend. Instead of trying to steal the guy away or just repressing her feelings, she decides to treasure the love she feels for him. So, yeah a pretty average plot.
Regarding the characters, the male lead is someone you can relate to since he is someone who is constantly struggling to be honest with her girlfriend, while feeling attracted to Ninako read more
Apr 6, 2015
ShojoManiac (All reviews)
Ao Haru Ride is becoming pretty big but the story sounded like any typical shoujo so I was reluctant to start it. Yet at the same time, I wanted to give the author a chance to pull me into her storytelling, so I started with her completed work Strobe Edge.

How should I describe this manga?


Story: 7

There are plenty of clichés to point out, but ultimately, Strobe Edge covers what it feels like to fall in love and the heartache you’re bound to feel when it happens.

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Dec 11, 2014
Simplymaj (All reviews)
Another gem of a shoujo manga and that is Strobe Edge. Sakisaka-sensei did something so enlightening here. Something that explains why some works while others don't.

Again, typical story - girl meets boy, fell in love first, confession and rejection. Or maybe not typical as it seems to be. Strobe Edge have much more to offer and things to ponder.

Admittedly, the characters were not the reason I was drawn to it. Protagonist Kinoshita Ninako is not a strong character to be begin with. Innocent and bubbly. Easy to get along with and a good friend. She fell in love with the silent Ichinose Ren, a popular read more

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