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Arakure  
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Description
From Viz:
Sachie Wakamura just lost her mother, and her estranged grandfather has shown up to take care of her. The only problem is that Grandpa is the head of a yakuza gang! Sachie tries to continue living her normal life, but she can't run far since Rakuto, one of the most popular guys in school, is part of her grandfather's gang and her new protector. Soon, Sachie finds herself falling for her bodyguard. But she's the granddaughter of Rakuto's boss, so she can never show her feelings for him. Can Sachie find a way to fit into her new family and seize her chance at romance?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
アラクレ
正极大暴走
แก๊งอลเวง นักเลงพันธุ์พิลึก
野蠻天女
黑道大小姐
아가씨를 부탁해
Arakure - The Wild Ones
Arakure Princesse Yakuza (French)
Tiểu Thư Sachie
Wild Ones

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.56 (end) by Omari's Sister (1786d ago)
v.10 c.55 by Omari's Sister (1792d ago)
v.10 c.54 by Omari's Sister (1798d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
2 topics, 11 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (791 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.96 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 9th 2014, 4:40am PST

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Year
2005

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)
The Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #587 increased(+153)
Monthly Pos #945 increased(+29)
3 Month Pos #958 decreased(-154)
6 Month Pos #789 decreased(-74)

List Stats
On 1746 reading lists
On 883 wish lists
On 1739 completed lists
On 200 unfinished lists
On 355 custom lists

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I really like this series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Liria
December 11th, 2008, 9:15am
I personally really like this series. Though I'm relatively new to manga (and the shoujo genre, which is my favorite), it may be too cliche for some, but I still think the characters have depth, even though they may not have "evolved" yet. (It took several volumes before the characters truly started to evolve in Ouran, for example.) I can easily envision situations and how these characters would react, which to me is a sign of good character development (if you can think like the character). Perhaps it was easier for me to like it because I didn't start it until there were 4 volumes released and I could sit and read them all at once.

I like the artwork. Quite often you see the heroine with a particular standard 'look' with occasional changes for a specific situation, but Sachie has many different looks, hair and clothes, which I've enjoyed. Rakuto and Azuma are always good eye-candy.

As for the story, it is a bit more episodic than other series I've read (meaning stories don't often bridge many chapters). I'm not sure if that's a hinderance to some readers or not.

I like the fact that it's not particularly a school-based storyline; as much happens outside of school as happens in it. It's about Sachie learning what it really means to be part of a Yakuza family, which isn't limited to school.

I can easily feel how torn Rakuto is between his feelings and his fears of ending up like Jin; how confused Sachie is with Rakuto's radically changing personality; and how miffed Azuma is being caught in the middle of them. And then there's Asagi Raizo-san, who is as shrewd and sly as they come.

Even if the whole storyline is fairly predictable in its eventual outcome, I still really look forward to reading more books/scans of this series.
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Time Wasted   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by elementalblood
March 20th, 2012, 6:03pm
I picked it up because I wanted a light, enjoyable read but I ended up hating nearly every second I spent on the series after about the 10th chapter. By then, though, I was committed and decided to finish it anyway.

There is little to no character development, everyone is just the same as they are in the beginning even though a very long time passes. Relationships are very forced to the point of being painful. The content of 10 volumes could be condensed into 1 without even being rushed, which makes about 9 of those volumes filler fluff. The art's okay at the very best but what made me begin to dislike it is the deadness in their eyes. They're so lifeless. Then the characters are far too perfect, like their flaws are superficial and subject to change at any time. Perfect characters are hated characters. People have flaws, often very deep flaws that cause others to hate them, so I believe characters should display these traits as well.

The story was average, slightly worse than average actually. Most shoujo like this at least have some development. The pacing was very slow, though I don't mind as much of life plods along as well.

Anyway, I believe the mangaka could have done much better with the premise, which is why I'm giving this series such a low rating. Originality is an absolute must when dealing with such a cliched plot. I look forward to better series from this author, though my expectations aren't very high after reading this.
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Wasted potential   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Kevadu
October 23rd, 2009, 4:58pm
This series started with a strong female lead and a unique setting. A few volumes later and that female lead seems to have lost all of her strength and turned into nothing more than yet another cliched shoujo heroine. The setting is also wasted, as it is used for nothing beyond being a secret that is always in danger of being exposed. The end result is entirely generic. I think I could have tolerated this series better if it had just started out generic, but when I think about what it *could* have been I can't help but feel a little cheated.
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Wonderful   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Serenity_Alec
April 10th, 2009, 5:15pm
I love this manga. It is basically a typical shojo/romance manga with a Yakuza twist. The characters are interesting and the art-work is pleasing.
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The problem with this manga   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by enaikelt
November 13th, 2011, 9:59pm
Is that there's nothing special about it. It's a generic shoujo manga with a Yakuza family, and it's also really disjointed, busy and inconsistent. For instance, right at the beginning every man in the family, Rakuto included, instantly falls at Sachie's feet, eager to please. She's a nice kid and all, but even though she's their ojou, I can't imagine it happening just like that. She never really does anything to earn it; she just kind of acts like a normal person, and they're all "Ojou! You're so amazing! Here, have our love!"

The great plus point of this manga is the unique setting, and it's just screaming out for chapters and chapters about how Sachie gets to grow into her place there, gets to know more people (aside from prerequisite love interest), her thoughts and emotions (other than being flustered over pretty boys), learning new things, looking from new perspectives, and earning the trust of the people around her. All that is just wasted on chapters and chapters of Rakuto saying sappy things, and she never gets used to any of it, either.

So overall, kind of a disappointment. I wouldn't have been quite so harsh, because it wasn't THAT bad, but like Kevadu said, it was just so promising! I kind of feel a little cheated somehow.

... Last updated on November 13th, 2011, 10:03pm
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Couldn't put it down   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by kichiX
May 3rd, 2010, 11:24am
While I was reading it, I couldn't put it down. Stepping back from it, however, I find it lacks a certain sparkle. The characters don't seem to be fully there. There just seems to be something lacking in their makeup. Having said that, I did find the main character's personality a nice change from the typical shoujo heroine, but it was inconsistant throughout the series.
Overall, I found this a refreshing manga, and one that I will read to the end. The characters are all nice, and it is comical in places. Sadly it just misses that magical element

... Last updated on July 7th, 2010, 10:44am
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Waste of your time and it's potential   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Lucifel
August 24th, 2012, 5:03am
Nothing happens for 9 of the 10 volumes despite the relatively large amount of time that is supposed to have passed over the course of the series. There was potential there but there just isn't any development which makes the typical shoujo cliches more annoying than they usually are.
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Really liked it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
December 18th, 2009, 11:26pm
Although it's the typical shoujo, i really really liked this manga! It went by so fast that i feel sad it's over now =(.. I do agree with the other's about how it could have been better. I mean there's so many situations the mangaka could've played with but nevertheless, it was a great read =). Awesome! biggrin
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Don't compare   
Rating: N/A
by Akillarian
April 17th, 2007, 9:41am
Please dont' compare this manga to Ouran Host Club or Gokusen. Wakamura Sachie is totally different from Haruhii or Kumiko. Arakure, on the inside, is just another shoujo consists of a girl pinning after a guy, a handsome and popular and smart guy, but afraid to tell him due to whatever reasons. Then angst follows.
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Awesomely cute story *.*   
Rating: N/A
by Sora*
July 10th, 2011, 6:55am
This was the first manga i've ever read, and what can I say? I simply love it, and I wished is continuation, but the story ends well, and that was what I wanted. I love the plot, those Yakusa guys that are really all butter hearts, the love than Rakuto has for Sachie, and the way Sachie's really dumb, really, she is the most dumb character of all time, always thinking Rakuto was being so nice to her only because he was her guardian xD but she has a really strong personality and that is really adorable ^^ I just love the fact that they were they first love. It's really a awesomely cute story biggrin
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