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Synonyms: Shiirakansu
Japanese: シーラカンス


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 13, 2007 to Jul 13, 2008
Genres: Mystery, Shoujo
Authors: Shimotsuki, Kayoko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend


Score: 7.801 (scored by 2884 users)
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Ranked: #15372
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Chapters: /9


Ten years ago, there was an explosion at Hisano's apartment building. She would have been there, but she'd been hit by a bike ridden by a boy in blood-stained clothes. He dropped a toy scale when it happened, and she's been hanging on to it as a good-luck charm ever since. Now Hisano's in high school. One of her teachers was murdered, and the police are investigating. A young man suddenly appears carrying the toy that scale belonged to. And perhaps... can he also see the hallucinations Hisano has always been plagued with? Everything is connected as the pattern slowly rises to the surface.

(Source: Storm in Heaven)


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