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Peridot  
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Description
From KodanClub:
Akira Shindo has been transferred to Fuga High School where she is almost raped by a group of young thugs. She meets Mahiru Suruga, a mysterious but beautiful girl with both arms in bandages. Mahiru is aloof and cold. Her motto is, "I will neither rely on others nor have anything to do with others." The two girls get caught up in a series of incidents at school and Mahiru, a strong fighter, always manages to sort them out. Mahiru starts to soften up, as she becomes friends with Akira, who loves to stick her nose into other people's business.

Mahiru's school life is turned upside-down as many people approach her. Kaede is a high school student training as a swordmaster under a senile old man, who turns out to be a real pervert and a fake. Mahiru's father also comes into the story and things get chaotic.

One day, Satoru Tsunami, a high school student and an aspiring reporter starts following Mahiru. He deeply respects Mahiru and considers her the strongest high school student and a rebel against adults. Why is Mahiru so strong? Satoru tries to find out her secret. Why has Mahiru shut herself out? What is going on inside Mahiru's mind?

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
ペリドット
狂乱天使
페리도트
PERIODOT 巨乳バツイチ救出大作戦!!

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.46-50 by Zombie Scans (2574d ago)
v.6 c.42-45 by Zombie Scans (2601d ago)
v.5 c.41 by Zombie Scans (2601d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.1 / 10.0 (229 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.1 / 10.0
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February 8th 2014, 10:21am PST


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Year
1999

Original Publisher
Kodansha (1999; 2005)

Serialized In (magazine)
Uppers (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #1061 increased(+155)
Monthly Pos #2014 increased(+531)
3 Month Pos #3079 increased(+646)
6 Month Pos #3997 decreased(-6)

List Stats
On 331 reading lists
On 330 wish lists
On 634 completed lists
On 39 unfinished lists
On 81 custom lists

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Disappointing, but Still Mostly Enjoyable   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by Walrothetacoking
August 22nd, 2008, 10:24pm
I'm not going to lie, I started Peridot solely because of the yuri tag. I went into it expecting something to develop between Akira and Mahiru.

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and of course nothing does; the only yuri in the series comes from an obsessive lesbian girl who's around for only one story arc


Still, regardless of my reasons for starting the manga, it wasn't terrible. Mahiru is a very beautiful, interesting character. The art is quite nice. Some of the plot lines aren't horrible even if you couldn't call them deep exactly. All the girls are sexy and the fact their frequently disrobed isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Overall, even if it wasn't quite what I was hoping for, I still had fun reading.
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not bad   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kagome999
February 4th, 2008, 7:58pm
the manga is so so the , it has its own spotlight not seen in other mangas
pretty humorous worth the read
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Pretty Good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by animus
October 13th, 2006, 6:32pm
It's not bad, the action is lacking, but the girls look great.
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Fun for what it is   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Geese1
August 27th, 2008, 12:43pm
I originally came across this while looking for more of Kobayahi's work. I first became aware of him with his work on Hiyoko Brand, and wanted to see what else he'd put out. After reading the synopsis of it I really didn't have any expectations that it was going to be anything great, but I still found that I enjoyed it more than I anticipated.

The artwork, as seems to be the case for this mangaka, was fantastic. While not quite as good as Hiyoko Brand (it is an earlier work after all), Kobayashi still draws some of the best looking female characters out there. If you're a fan of ecchi and fan service, you won't be disappointed here.

What surprised me was how much I liked the characters though. Not so much the main character, as I found Mahiru rather one-dimensional, but most of the secondary characters around here were really quite interesting. If this series had continued beyond the six volumes it did, I would have really liked to have seen more focus placed on them.

There wasn't really much of a plot, and most of the different story arcs can be read independently of one another, but it still worked well enough for me that I could forgive it for this. I knew this going into it however, so I didn't have any expectations of anything more and thus wasn't disappointed.

As I said then, overall I enjoyed the series. Sometimes it's nice just to check my brain at the door and enjoy a story with great artwork and fun characters. For that, Peridot more than fits the bill.

... Last updated on August 27th, 2008, 12:44pm
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lame plot, pretty pictures   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Stalin
August 3rd, 2008, 4:27am
I got this one initially because I love the art of the same author's "Okusama wa Joshi Kousei" and kept reading because of the art. The plot pretty much sucks, and there's way too much rape.
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Enjoyed it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Zarakipop
July 31st, 2008, 1:01pm
I kinda fell in love with Mahiru.
Good read over all I did wish it was bit longer.
And for them to show what was under those bandages...
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Fan service fiend friendly   
Rating: N/A
by K9
August 18th, 2006, 9:30pm
There is no real story, but the art is nice, the fights are good, and above all else the fan service is terrfic

If you enjoy these kidns of mangas, be sure to 'read' peridot
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Entertaining but Disappointing   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
March 24th, 2011, 4:40pm
This manga has some really good art and a lot of potential. Unfortunately, it couldn't decide if it wanted to be a mature story with a mysterious heroine or a bit of a typical high school guardian story with a sprinkling of HSDK. Its just not consistent with its tone and direction. The manga becomes episodic and the stories at times mediocre. Again its disappointing because the manga had a good start and the main character is both interesting and drawn very nicely.

The ending seems to come too soon, because it had potential to go further and be decent. It was entertaining at times and for its art and other strong points it gets about a 7.8

... Last updated on March 25th, 2011, 2:28pm
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A nice martial arts/action manga with some good background story!   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by tc-man
July 16th, 2007, 9:26am
I find the manga Peridot very enjoyable to read, and not only because the ecchi contents. There's a little character development: the protagonist, Mahiru Suruga, is a very cool girl who doesn't care about the things around her. But when the story evolves she's begining open her heart toward her friends and people around her. There's also a sad background story about her and her mother. These things make the story very interesting.

The art of this manga is very good. I must say Mahiru Suruga is a very beautiful girl (well drawn), a very cool character and the bandages around her arms and hands make her even more mysterious, very stylish! The martial arts in the manga is not exceptional good, but still very nice.

... Last updated on July 16th, 2007, 9:27am
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it's pretty good   
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by Anonymous
May 29th, 2006, 11:37pm
it pretty decent, i find it funny i thought it would be more serious in it but apperantly it has a lot of humor within it.
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