Shinju no Kusari
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Shinju no Kusari

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Synonyms: Chain of Pearls, The Fruit Called Grapefruit, Mi no Aru "Kanojo", A "Girlfriend" with Substance, Mujouken Love Shiyou, Unconditional Love Formula, Uwasa no Natori-kun, The Rumored Natori-kun
Japanese: 真珠の鎖


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 20, 2002 to Jun 20, 2002
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, ShoujoShoujo, SportsSports
Authors: Minami, Kanan (Story & Art)
Serialization: Sho-Comi


Score: 6.851 (scored by 14871,487 users)
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Ranked: #92912
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Popularity: #4917
Members: 2,769
Favorites: 6
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The beautiful, genuine pearls we lust after belong in a chain... because that is how they bind our hearts. Hisa, the newest manager of her high school's soccer club, has a secret: a part-time job. If anyone knew, she would either have to quit the job she needs to survive or the sport that she loves. Sakyou, one of the team's most talented and anti-social members, finds out about Hisa's secret... so it's a good thing for Hisa that the handsome and high-handed Sakyou wants to keep her close to him! Or is it?

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Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Mi no Aru "Kanojo" (A "Girlfriend" with Substance)
Volume 2: Mujouken Love Shiyou (Unconditional Love Formula), Uwasa no Natori-kun (The Rumored Natori-kun)


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May 28, 2010
Maz-Maz (All reviews)

Just plain horrible.

Forget originality, there was no story!

It was: she (the main character) cries, they fuck.
Every damn chapter.

And since I try my darnest to not swear [more specifically, to not use the word f^(k] you know I am more than a little pissed.

The thing is, you really don't know why it is such a big deal.
They just met, it's the same day, he 'coincidentally' finds out she works part-time, she tells him 'hi' which leads him to stalk her to death and then...
They fall in love.

It hasn't been two days, they do it on a bench.

Tell me, where is the story!

What has the read more
Feb 22, 2009
ishitagupta (All reviews)
This is somewhat a sports centered romance, but it doesn't detract from the lovey dovey moments in any way. That said, the mush isn't mushy enough to be moving, and the story behind the manga is so ... 80's and terribly trite that you might be asking how it's possible for the characters to deliver their lines with a straight face!

This manga centres around a lively and cheerful Hisa who's a manager on the soccer team. She's hardworking and very sweet so she's adored by the entire team (their "angel"), but particularly by one senpai who she's knows for quite a while now. But she read more
May 14, 2010
LavenderKiwi (All reviews)
The story line isent too original on a bigger scale for instance the soccer,love triangle, Quit or i will...those are all pretty common but the rest is i suppose a little more original it goes like this.. A girl becomes a manager for a soccer team who has two star players one whom shes known since middle school and the other his bestfriend. The bestfriend falls inlove with the girl and the guy shes known for awhile gets jelous and tells them pretty much if they dident break up he would quit the team so we go through this whole thing of accepting the read more
Jun 20, 2011
Bellatrix510 (All reviews)
When I'm looking for something to read, I always look at the reviews.
The reviews I've read so far about this story, weren't really good.
I wanted to see if the manga was all that bad. I can't believe stuff without seeing it for myself... and yet another disappointment.

I really couldn't see the point was in reading this anymore.

There actually was no original plot or story. All there was, was two people who fall in love, take away each others virginity after a few days of meeting, a friend gets hurt etc..
The only thing I like about the story is the art. Even though read more

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