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Sakura Karukaya liked her life: she was just a high schooler who loved rhythmic gymnastics, being raised by her older brother and sister. However, both of her siblings were hiding secrets about themselves and Sakura that would make her realize that the world around them was not what it seemed. Now, with the help of a mysterious dragon named Yoiyami, Sakura will have to confront these forces and the power within her if she wants to rescue her beloved brother and sister.
天の竜*地の桜 天之龍*地之櫻 Dragon in the Sky*Cherry on the Ground Ten no Ryuu Ten no Ryuu * Chi no Sakura Ten no Ryuu*Chi no Sakura
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Beautiful, so far
The art for this series is really beautiful, but that's not all that's good about it. It's a good mix of slice-of-life with some fantasy drama underpinnings, and three chapters in, there's a good hint of romance to come, but it's also not shoved in your face. The heroine is very cute and likable, as are almost all of the side characters, and there's a lot of mystery about the whole plot to help keep you hooked. Very highly recommended!
It's a light read which isn't very special but has a nice air around it. It gives me a feeling of nature and air. The art is beautiful and the surroundings are very detailed. A wonderful manga. The romance in this manga is also very light.
The mangaka of this story should be congratulated for being one of the few author's who realise that shoujo does not need weak and hysterical, or high-minded and violent, girls as the protagonist to make a story interesting. The main character is likeable, and the annoying traits so often seen in shoujo characters are missing. The author managed to pack so much into this manga that normally takes a good deal more volumes to cover
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teacher-student relationship is there briefly, the race for the cup, the school dance, the capture of the criminal, the escape of the criminal, the revival of the tree etc.
It's a credit to the author that the story did not seem rushed in anyway. In fact, the shortness of this manga worked to its favour (although, I admit, I really do like the lead characters, so a chapter more after the end chapter would've suited me fine.). My only problem is that the Princes seemed underdeveloped. Aside from Akane (I think that's his name) the other two didn't seem to be the focus, and were pushed into the story simply, I think, because the mangaka didn't want them to be forgotten. Aside from that minor issue this was a wonderful read. It's light, heartwarming and has a feel-good factor. The romance does seem slightly forced when you think about it, but if you take it at face value, this manga is good.
... Last updated on April 3rd, 2012, 12:58pm
I love this series, I cried in some scenes (while listening to some depressing songs, which didn't help). The artwork is beautiful, the characters have heart-warming feelings, and there are some moments were you cry tears of joy, and then laugh at some jokes. The storyline progresses in every chapter and leaves you breathless at the end of them. Once you start, you'll just have to finish it! Well, that's what happened to me, so far.
Could have been more...
The story started out well, with an interesting premise that had the potential to become something really great. The art is well done, and the characterís likeable, and a plot that was pretty intriguing. However, as the story went the plot failed to become even more interesting and the manga ended feeling rushed and failing to become something really good.
Plot- Intriguing at first, at least is interesting enough to start the manga. However the plot never really develops into the good story it had the chance of becoming. There are so many things that could have been expounded, could have become complex and very exciting, but failed to do so. The plot goes quickly, one of the major contributing factors to the shallow plot. Everything is quick paced and this hurts both the plot and the characters. On a whole the story is a nice light read, but the ending is quite disappointing with its pretty forced wrap up.
Characters- Again this aspect of the story was hindered by the quick pace of the plot. Though the characters were endearing enough to begin with there was no time to truly get attached to them and the events of the story happened so quickly it was hard to truly understand the inner feelings and emotions of the characters since you never truly got connected to them in the first place.
Art- Beautiful, it is a nice art style that is very pleasing to the eye.
Other- I must say that I did enjoy the story, though the ending left me wanting more. The general plot is very good but the execution is poor. Do I recommend the work? If youíre interested in dragonís yes, if youíre looking for a good in depth story this isnít what youíre looking for.
5/10- Was all right
I absolutely loved it, it is not a cliche because the girl is really strong willed and not the typical crybaby that runs away all the time. The art was beautiful and I really hope there will be a sequal or a similar separate story later....
A real romance!
I really like this one because art is so lovable and the story along with characters itself is quite amusing and interesting...I love the ending, it's just the way it should be Just for us girls
What a wonderful story this was! I came into this with little idea of what to expect and found myself bowled over by the beautiful art, fascinating story and memorable characters.
One of the first things I noticed is what a lovely atmosphere this had; everything from the setting to the background of the dragons' plight recalled the highlights of classic Chinese mythology. It's a terrific, sweeping tale of the dying dragon race attempting to keep their bloodline alive, the powerful forces of nature that they can command, and Sakura, the human girl that gets caught up in their battle for survival because she possessed the last dragon fruit. The floods, avalanches and thunderstorms that are depicted in the course of the story quite accurately describes the scale of this - it's like traditional epic fantasy, minus the interminable length.
Often in stories of this type, the character who's the "final hope" can easily be drowned out by the magnitude of the events taking place, but Sumomo Momo manages to maintain the balance here. Sakura's driven as much by her personal desire to save her elder siblings as she wishes to help Yoiyami, the eldest dragon prince, and it makes her determination considerably more believable. Sakura's likeable because she's so... refreshingly normal. She's good at rhythmic gymnastics and not much else, but she takes stock of her situation and makes the most of it with admirable calmness. Some might criticize this as unrealistic, but I'd much prefer reason over hysterical blubbering, frankly. I liked all the dragon princes as well, and really enjoyed the fact that the elder dragons themselves were generally sensible people. Once it was discovered that Sakura had absorbed the dragon fruit and is therefore the only one who can continue the royal dragon bloodline, I had half expected them to reduce her to a puppet with no freedom of thought - I was pleasantly surprised to find that the board chairman treated her as one of their own and allowed her to at least voice her feelings!
There is definitely romance and I thought it was well done, given the amount of detail was packed into the three volumes. It began a little quickly, but it was heartwarming, convincing, and nicely wrapped up at the end. Some might think the ending too perfect, but I disagree. The whole story had the feeling of a beautifully woven myth, and I think the ending fitted it nicely. And the art, of course, is stunning. I had not expected to like this half as much as I did, but I really thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly, highly recommended!
I rewatched Spirited Away recently and have been obsessed with dragon boys since. This was a really nice read. Since it was only 15 chapters, I finished it rather quickly. The characters develop rather quickly (maybe too quickly) and it was a little fast paced. Around the middle of the manga, you pretty much figure out just about all the little "secrets". If you read ALOT of manga, you know whats going to happen at around chapter 12-13. Loved the art and the characters, but if you're reading for some deeply developed relationship, this probably won't be for you.
What a lovely manga! The story isn't incredibly long, which is a bonus. It's quick, but fits in everything that needs saying; long but not drawn out (you won't need five days to read it); sweet but not too sappy. The art is beautiful and expressive; the characters are easy to sympathize with and wonderfully written, although a little confusing at times. I liked the main character, and how she was actually very talented at most things if she put her mind to it.
My only beef with it is that the ending is a little contrived. The time skip at the end has the air of a tacked-on epilogue crisis, when in reality the major plot crisis was over a while ago. We all knew how it was going to end.