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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
Genre: Romance Romance
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret
Authors: Sakisaka, Io (Story & Art)


Score: 7.971 (scored by 3056830,568 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8212
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #242
Members: 65,167
Favorites: 2,192


Ranked #821Popularity #242Members 65,167
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Volumes: /10
Chapters: /43


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
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 ...
Jul 16, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Nov 26, 2016
It is not because i am an odious or ridiculous girl
It's just that the story seemed like a total crap
The protagonist is a complete idiot and stupid, I had not seen such a repugnant character in my life
I Hate the female protagonist from start to finish
I also detested the male protagonist too because he was a pathetic boy and he was unfriendly and disgusting, totally disgusting
I only liked the girl named Maya, the development of her character was the best in all of history
That's why I didn't like the story at all
Because it was a complete shit from start to finish

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