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Strobe Edge  
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Having no experience in romance, the vibrant Ninako curiously explores the meaning of what "love" really is, and is surprised to feel a colorful range of emotions as she grows closer to the school heartthrob, the quiet yet gentle Ren, who also happens to be involved in a longtime relationship. With every intention of keeping her head held high, Ninako prepares to face the mental pain of this one-sided love that she had allowed to take root, facing a series of trials that would either contribute to her growth as a headstrong woman, or break her as it did with other girls.

However, is this really a one-sided love? Or had something been silently sown in the most hidden part of Ren's heart?

Volume 2 contains the side story Another Light about how Ren and Mayuka first met.

Volume 5 contains the side story Unfinished Map about Ren and Andou's friendship in middle school.

Volume 6 contains the oneshot Colourless Dreamer, which is unrelated to the main storyline.

Volume 7 contains the side story Wishing for Yesterday about Yuu and Sayuri's past.

Volume 10 contains a side story about Manabu's love.


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Associated Names
스트롭 애지
Colorless Dreamer
Strobe edge สโตรบ เอดจ์
Strobe Edge - Another Light
Strobe Edge -Unfinished Map

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.Special & Omake (end) by StarryHeaven (892d ago)
v.10 c.Miyoshi Manabu by StarryHeaven (897d ago)
v.10 c.36 by StarryHeaven (901d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)
4 Bunko Volumes

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1224 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 7th 2014, 11:57pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsuma (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (9 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #396 increased(+6)
Monthly Pos #339 increased(+67)
3 Month Pos #400 increased(+32)
6 Month Pos #409 increased(+44)

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So dull...Why is this manga so popular?!   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by nemo91591
July 22nd, 2014, 2:52pm
Strobe edge is incredibly dull. The only character in this manga that is even remotely interesting is Andou. Ren is the typical, popular, cold male lead, and Ninako is nothing more than an overly optimistic, naive girl that of course falls head over heels in love with the most boring, antisocial, insignificant guy in her school. This entire manga is just about Ninako chasing after a guy that really is not all that special. Ninako completely friend zones the guys that have always cared for her from the beginning (i.e. Andou and Daiki) and instead pines after some guy that already has a girlfriend. Even though she's not a terrible character, her unrequited love and naive way of thinking is extremely irritating. She needs to get over Ren, who has about as much character and personality as a rock, and start to appreciate what she already has. If you want to read a very generic, boring, shoujo manga, then read Strobe Edge, but don't expect much.
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i like andou better   
Rating: N/A
by dhyneee
February 20th, 2014, 10:12pm
I dont feel like reading it anymore i cant bear it. its obvious that ninako and ren will going out anyway. the story is good, i dont hate any of the character they are all good even ren ex but I just cant betray my feeling. I support andou with ninako T^T poor andou ninako never even consider him because the story lead her that way.
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So much fluffiness   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by aiish
December 1st, 2013, 7:06am
This manga is so fluffy!!!! Makes me sad that I didn't even have a high school crush nor love life. (TTmTT) I love Ren. I adore Andou. And Ninako wasn't so bad herself. I just love thier growth and interaction. Everything was just so creamy and mushy it oozed the romantic shoujo manga life you'd want. I totally wish I get a bf like Ren.

... Last updated on December 1st, 2013, 7:08am
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Some people with their childish reviews...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Yoshipower321
September 3rd, 2013, 12:48pm
You'd think on an informative manga reviewing website there'd be more mature reviewers, be the comments positive or even negative. Unfortunately, some parents unintentionally let their children onto the website. That's the Internet for you.

Anyway, this manga is cute. It teaches about unrequited feelings and hope. It makes me think about people's romantic relationships these days. People seem to pick up the apples they see on the ground more often instead of actually reaching into the tree when it comes to dating.

But despite what I've said, I would recommended this manga to people who can read it without taking the characters too seriously.
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Really love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by anngeelaah
March 29th, 2013, 9:47pm
Honestly, this manga is really refreshing! >< I mean, it may seem cliche, about a girl's first love, etc. HOWEVER, the progress is amazing! It's different from most of the other "first love" manga I've read. Ninako is really cute! I love her!! Anyway, highly recommended! smile
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omg girl get over him!   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by laners
March 26th, 2013, 11:13am
Honestly I fear that young impressionable minds will think this is a healthy way to fall in love with someone. Rejection is part of the game, so get over it! It's unhealthy to obsess over someone who is taken and not interested. Know what that's called? A STALKER!

At first I thought it was kinda cute and fluffy, but then it quickly got on my nerves. First it was the lead girl and then it was the story in general.

Sorry if this offends anyone, but I had to vent about how much I hate this manga. bigrazz
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Tengkusha
March 10th, 2013, 7:25am
OMG. Never came across a manga so brilliant like this!

IT'S PERFECT TO ME because I found a manga with an AMAZING plot which connects, entertainingly funny, and the art was pretty AND BEST OF ALL ITS GOT 10 VOLUMES THAT DIDN'T BORE FOR A SEC AND ITS COMPLETED. <3 PLUS IT'S NOT CLICHE AND ITS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR~~

From this manga, you might also learn something about love.
Plot 10/10 is the reason I was hooked on this manga <3
Skipped almost dinner to keep on reading what gonna happen next.. ><
I'll never be this lucky again. I believe its a one life time event bigrazz
Rated 9.5 cuz I pitied Andou badly sad And the usage of pretty black-haired emotionless face whom always gets the girl as the main guy is kinda overrated. THE TRUTH.

Other than that I would have given it 10/10. RECOMMENDED!!

PS I CANT BELIEVED IT ENDED. worth skipping my dinner till the last page.

... Last updated on March 10th, 2013, 7:27am
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This is highly OVERRATED!   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Bleach-No1-Manga
March 9th, 2013, 5:41am
How in the world does this manga generated any Fanbase ? let alone such a hardcore one?

The Main Girl is straight up Naive, soo Naive that you might think she suffers from "Happy Go Lucky Syndrome" she doesn't get phased by anyone or anything, much like an Elementary School kid who has just stepped out of her house to explore the environment well a bit of an exaggeration there but you get my point right ?

Secondly she is trying to Stubbornly approach a Guy who already has a Girlfriend and yet she still wants him badly i really don't get it ? is she Blind to not have that much Common Sense ?

Thirdly when you see the main Couple you get a feeling that their more like a Guardian or Big Bro-little sister feeling than a Couple to me .... yea it's that bad....they look so Not cute more due to the fact that she has small kid like stature which automatically renders her not Compatible with basically anyone in this manga well because she is like a naive small kid rather than a High school kid which the author wanted to portray i guess ?

Overall i prefer this Author's other Works, Namely AO HARU RIDE >>>>>> STROBE EDGE. seriously go read AOH it's much more refreshing and not at all Awkward or Highly Overrated like this Generic Piece of Cr*p called Strobe Edge

Don't fall for the Hype people coz there is nothing new in here just your same old same old mixed around in an more awkward fashion to make your Eyes Cringe whenever that Toddler makes an appearance

... Last updated on March 9th, 2013, 5:44am
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Awesome!!! :D   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Imsexyandiknowit328
February 8th, 2013, 5:53pm
I read some bad reviews about this manga, so I was a bit hesitant to read it -- I shouldn't have been! This is so cute!! Most shoujo mangas have awesome female main characters who call themselves normal, but Ninako-chan really IS normal. She's a pretty realistic girl, down to her reactions and mannerisms. Unlike in other typical shoujos where the guy just falls for her for no reason, Ninako actually has to chase Ren, but she doesn't do it in such an open and slutty way that Ren's girlfriend Mayuka goes bonkers. Near the end, she has to seriously consider her feelings for Ren and how her liking him affects those around her, and she does it in such a way that you can't help but understand. Others may find it annoying, but I thought it was impressive. Moving on...

Art: 10/10
GORGEOUS!! I love Sakisaka-sensei's work. Andou and Ren are freaking HOT!! Even the girls are beautiful. Sayuri was amazing and feminine. I wish I looked like her. smile

Story: 9.5/10
The missing .5 is because I was cheering for Andou, but whatevs lol. I liked the ending anyways. smile

Characters: 9.5/10
Like I said before, I was cheering for Andou. I can relate to him so much it's not even funny. I would choose him over Ren any day. Speaking of Ren, he's the reason for the missing 0.5. He reminds me of someone I know, so I am a little prejudiced, but he was still awesome. Other than that, great!! smile

All in all, a brilliant manga. I loved it!! biggrin
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OMGILI <3   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
January 19th, 2013, 9:59pm
I wouldn't say this was amazing, but it was really good. I really enjoyed Ninako's journey into love.

Ren was my absolute fave. He was just so pure and innocent you can't help but like him haha One thing I loved about Ninako was her "never give up" attitude. I really admire that. All the other supporting characters were great too. and I loved that there wasn't to many unnecessary drama as well =]

The story was pretty good in my opinion. It was really refreshing. It wasn't just about love, but the journey to self awareness and making your own decisions when it comes to love. It's about friendships and self growth.

I loved the art. OMG wasn't Ren so handsome =D hahaha though there was a lot of ups and downs for the main character, but the ending was pretty sweet. And it made me happy.
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