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Bara no Kusari  
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Description
When I was only 8 years old, I was attracted to Hagane, who was accepted into our house as the son of a servant. But is duty the only reason why Hagane listens to what I say...? I canít understand how you feel because invisible chains bind you...

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
薔薇の鎖
薔薇之鎖
Chain of Roses

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2 by Shinnen (1998d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Shinnen (2055d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 6.2 / 10.0 (37 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.65 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 12th 2012, 9:53pm PST

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Year
2008

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Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1018 increased(+219)
Monthly Pos #2338 increased(+477)
3 Month Pos #4099 increased(+507)
6 Month Pos #5761 increased(+6)

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On 338 reading lists
On 272 wish lists
On 46 completed lists
On 31 unfinished lists
On 81 custom lists

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ridiculous   
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by justlooking
February 8th, 2009, 11:21pm
WARNING: Angry ranting ensues

I have one feeling about the heroine: hate. If you may, you can break that down into other emotions- disgust, disdain, contempt, fury, abhorrance, etc. All apply. Reasons why:

This manga follows the traditional cliche of most shoujo: brainless heroine with some element that makes everyone love, pity, feel concern about her, etc. Add in the perfect hero that always falls in love with the heroine and you're set! But this manga even botches that...and I've only read the first chapter!

For one, even the brainless heroines are supposed to be kind, hard-working, generally a moral saint. But this girl...she's conceited, selfish, and absolutely oblivious to the fact that she's at fault. Even when she realizes that she's at fault, she doesn't really get it, and it is written in such a way that the reader is supposed to feel sorry for her! Ugh. I can't STAND heroines like that.

But it's only the first chapter. Maybe it will get better. Probably not.

So ends my tirade. No offense was intended to anyone who read this manga and liked it...though I don't really understand why. Hopefully as this manga progresses I will be proven wrong about it!

... Last updated on February 8th, 2009, 11:23pm
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Boring, Ridiculous, and so on!   
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by _mel
April 4th, 2009, 2:28pm
This manga is useless! The art quality is horrible, the characters have no redeeming qualities what so ever. Don't even get me started on the storyline!! Honestly, I have only read the first 2 chapters and already the girl is complaining about EVERYTHING! I get that must shoujo manga's are cliched but honestly, at least have something that will draw your readers to wanting to read it. This mangaka fails horribly. Sorry, thats just my opinion.
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heave these warnings!!!   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by transcend89
July 2nd, 2009, 4:35pm
what the previous post commented are true you'll hate yourself for reading this believe me were sparing you the pain you're NOT going to miss anything
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by samanthaknd
April 2nd, 2009, 12:35pm
I completely agree with previous comment and have refused to continue as it was so annoying, and yeah the heroine is a pain in the ass, with absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
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Eeek...   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Kookiemonstar
April 19th, 2009, 5:15am
The art is bearable but bad and the storyline did nothing to make it better. I gotta agree with the prev. comment, epic FAIL manga.
The story had good premises (desc.) but there was no character development. The world REALLY centers around the female lead, it was unbearable.(it's something about the way the mangaka portrayed the character's thoughts!) She freakin' thinks only about herself and cries at the teeniest things, waiting for things to happen instead of getting out there and making it happen. Plus why is her friend even there in the first place? No name, no friendship bond whatsoever. The friend was there to comfort and to comfort only. The guy actually likes the female lead? He's got to be crazy ~_~

Thanks to Shinnen for their hard work in scanlating though. ^^

... Last updated on April 19th, 2009, 5:18am
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