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Hikari no Pansy  
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Description
From Ivyscan:

Pansy is a little girl who was raised by the chimpanzees. She was found in Africa by Mark who always try to reveal Pansy's origin. Pansy's wild behaviour was suddenly changed when she heard Traumerei sing. She cried sadly...

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
光のパンジー
Hikari no Panji
Pansy

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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.1-5 [end] by Ivyscan (2739d ago)
v.10 c.5 by Ivyscan (2746d ago)
v.10 c.4 by Ivyscan (2753d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (73 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.81 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 8th 2014, 8:36pm PST

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Year
1988

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ciao (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #1013 increased(+228)
Monthly Pos #2261 increased(+371)
3 Month Pos #3755 increased(+422)
6 Month Pos #5131 increased(+231)

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On 66 reading lists
On 137 wish lists
On 249 completed lists
On 13 unfinished lists
On 97 custom lists

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lol wat she's 10?   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by fictionalscience
May 12th, 2012, 9:50pm
The first time I read this was in grade school, and I got so absorbed in the story. Now I'm in college and decided to read it again. Can't help but laugh about the romance between a 10-year old and a teenage boy (will you think about the kids reading this?! lol). The fact that everyone is practically falling in love with Pansy is just too scandalous (^^; ) But aside from all the unrealistic, omg-she's-Cinderella stuff, I totally see why this is a classic manga. Such an interesting plot and enough comedy to keep you reading the whole 11 volumes straight through. I'm glad this was my childhood X)

... Last updated on May 12th, 2012, 10:51pm
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A real gem!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Hanjae
November 19th, 2011, 12:52am
Pansy is proof that a series might age and the art or storytelling style go out of fashion, but it never loses its charm. It's a sweet, touching fairytale of a story that will bring a smile to your face.

This is a coming-of-age story that follows the growth of Pansy from the very beginning when she was "adopted" by Mark when he found her running wild in Africa amongst chimpanzees, to her first meeting with Prince Edo and the numerous adventures she goes through while gradually discovering her true origins to find her happy ending. To a modern audience, some of the plot points would probably be considered cliche, but it's actually handled astoundingly well despite this. Nothing ever dragged - every time a particularly problematic obstacle was introduced, my dread was instantly alleviated by the quick pacing and the smooth, straightforward way in which the characters handled everything. It was a real joy to read something where the characters take action rather than wallow in misunderstandings and angst.

Pansy is a wonderful character; irrepressible, kind and forever cheerful. I know it sounds overused and cheesy, but when she was described by African tribe members as a "child of light," it sounded quite appropriate. I don't usually enjoy manga where the main character starts off so young, but watching her grow and face opposition bravely turned out to be heartwarming and inspiring. As for the art, it is dated (of course) but undeniably lovely. The detail on some of the dresses that Pansy wears, particularly towards the end of the manga, is spectacular.

This is highly recommended, and don't let the "classic" style put you off. I wasn't a fan either, but this totally converted me. Also, the awful scanlations (not the editing or cleaning, but terrible proofreading) referred to by the previous reviewer is true for the first volume (or two?), but I'm happy to say that it's definitely fine from about the third volume onwards. It'd be a waste of this wonderful series if you let a minor detail like that stop you from reading it!
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Pansy   
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by akari_mizunashi
November 1st, 2009, 5:05pm
Pansy is a real classic in children's manga. It's completely sweet and wholesome, and exciting enough for anyone to enjoy. Its charm has been proven throughout the decades - Pansy has been translated into many languages and there are hundreds of thousands that remember it fondly.

My complaints are about the scanlation. The only one currently available online, released by Ivyscan, was apparently translated from the Indonesian book release and has the worst flow and grammar of any scanlation I've ever read. You'd be better off learning one of the languages Pansy has been licensed in and reading that - it would be easier to understand than this mess.
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review   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by aymie
April 25th, 2007, 9:28pm
Pansy is currently my favorite manga.

She's sweet, comedic, unpredictable, wild and most importantly lovable. In fact, she is, or at least, the inner child in most of us. And through her adventures, her trials of endurance, watching her grow from the first day/volume to the last day/volume, we can see that she is one of a kind.

I recommend this manga to who ever likes adventure, comedy, romance, drama and especially, classic mangas. <3 [Love the artwork]

... Last updated on April 25th, 2007, 9:33pm
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