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White Room
Angels exist in both black and white. The white angels have pleasant jobs, like making flowers bloom and warning people of danger. The black angels have ugly jobs, like making people sick. When she was a child, the black angel Lily admired the white angels, and now as an adult she's decided she wants to be one.

A Story of Long Ago
Long ago, an angel born from a daughter and her mother's lover remembers back to when she was born.

The Dreamer
A girl dreams the same dreary dream every night, and meets a blind man who describes a blue sky to her. She searches for the blue sky.

Envious of the boy who always places first in her art school, she snaps at him, only to realize how wrong she was to do so.

I Dreamt of a Delicious Little Finger
Dreaming that in a dream, your body parts turned to bread...!

A depressed girl, seeing that her kitten is pregnant, works so that she will have money to afford kittens, only to find tragedy.

The Edge of the Sky, to the Furthest Horizon
A man searches for his true love.


Related Series
Kindai Renai (Prequel)

Associated Names
Старая-старая история
حكاية من ماضٍ بعيد
A Story of Long Ago

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4-7 (end) by Storm in Heaven (2370d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Storm in Heaven (2398d ago)
v.1 c.2 by Storm in Heaven (2412d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (146 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.84 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 17th 2015, 6:31am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Kimi to Boku (Sony Magazines)

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Weekly Pos #888 increased(+402)
Monthly Pos #2113 increased(+513)
3 Month Pos #4490 increased(+66)
6 Month Pos #4817 increased(+1154)

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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by akari_mizunashi
March 16th, 2011, 7:45pm
They're interesting, these stories. They're ambitious. And that might be their failing, because they just never really live up to what they're trying to be. There is shallowness where there should be depth and insipidity where there should be innovativeness. They aren't bad stories - far from it - and some of them are really very good. They just aren't excellent. And that might be why I liked them less than I expected to.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Oriolidae
February 17th, 2011, 7:05am
First of all, I'm really a big fan of Fujiwara Kaoru. Her art is so damn nice, and her stories are just weird enough for me to love them all!

These short stories are compact, clear and beautiful in all their simplicity. In my opinion, the first story depicts how life is unfair, but that you have to live with it. You must try to find happiness in the situation your in, and be strong. Be proud.

The second story is moral wise, really complex I think. You'll understand when you've read it.

The third story can be interpreted in many ways. For me it focused on how we all live our lives preparing for life. And when we're finally prepared...Life is over. We shouldn't forget to live - to see - to experience.

The fourth story is one I can really relate to. Being creative is only something you can do when you're passionate about it. It isn't something you can force out, and you shouldn't just do it for praise. You should do it because you want to.

The fifth story is just downright absurd. But maybe the theme is paranoia? Erh.. This one can be interpreted in many ways too.

The sixth story is also very good. It's about a young girl's choices and personal development from hardship. And oh, I loved what she did to the car.

Don't have anything to say about the seventh story.

But... This collection of short stories is perfect.

... Last updated on February 17th, 2011, 7:06am
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by countingwounds
August 17th, 2009, 5:57pm
like fuuma said, her usual gorgeous style.. more short stories that move you and make you think. some seem surprisingly simple, but profound in some sort of way you almost can't comprehend. (like usual)

i wish she'd write a series, like vampire girl~! the first story would have made an interesting continuation. it's worth reading, all her stories. the most wonderful and beautiful artwork.. i could read whatever if it had the same artwork! ^^ (although, sometimes the characters look similiar, especially the males.. but i'm quite fine with that.)
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Hauntingly beautiful!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Fuuma_lady
March 9th, 2009, 10:05am
That's so Kaoru-like! That's her style!
Graceful and soft, beautiful and sad, unexplainable and sometimes unfathomable. As she has done with Vampire girl and Fetish, Kaoru-sensei once again captures my heart with this manga that bears her unique flavor!
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