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From Shinnen:

It all started with a small, gentle whisper...
The precious necklace that Papa bought for me is gone! While I was searching for it desperately, a boy picks up the necklace! With a whisper of "It'll get stepped on", he departed. I can't get him out of my head...

Collection of the following stories:
Seeds of Worry
Kesenai Toge*
Sissou Beat
Aoi Kami Hikouki (The Blue Paper Plane)

*Note: Kesenai Toge has a sidestory in Benkyou no Jikan called Green Days.


Related Series
Benkyou no Jikan (Side Story)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.5 (end) by Shinnen (1789d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Shinnen (1874d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Shinnen (2012d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (163 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.87 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 9th 2015, 3:27pm PST



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Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha)

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Weekly Pos #872 increased(+364)
Monthly Pos #2021 increased(+387)
3 Month Pos #3113 increased(+884)
6 Month Pos #4950 increased(+482)

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On 171 wish lists
On 802 completed lists
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Nice Author   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fuuko4869
April 20th, 2012, 6:23am
I don't know if it's because I've been reading a lot of seinen slice-of-life lately, but this kind of shoujo is right down my alley. Nice and simple without ex-girlfriends and bullying girls or the like.
I also really liked Sagashimono's so similar to my own personal experience? For once? lol.
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Hit or Miss   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by astroasis
January 13th, 2011, 10:08am
It's hard to settle on a single rating for this volume. The one-shots run the gammut from pointless to ridiculously cute.

"Sagashimono" is the one-shot that goes with the synopsis posted here. It's a rather plain and somewhat dull one-shot. The premise seemed forced and didn't really interest me much. Like deathbypenguin said, this one-shot was a bit like oatmeal. Bland. Flavorless.

"Seeds of Worry" is an improvement over the previous one-shot, but still suffers from not-enough-going-on. Also, the beginning was confusing. The girl and her best friend look too similar and I had to figure out which was which and why it was important. I'm still not entirely sure why it was important, though. I think this is a cute idea, but clumsily done.

"Kisenai Toge" is a mini-manga. There's hardly anything to it and it feels cheap to even call it a one-shot or review it as one. I hate mini-manga. Most mangaka can't successfully tell a story in only a handful of pages.

"Sissou Beat" is where things do a complete 180 and it becomes hard to review the work as a complete volume. This one-shot is really, really good. It's cute and silly and made me laugh in a few places. The heroine is certifiably insane, but likable for that very reason. The male lead has the patience of a saint and is laughably stoic at the perfect times. If I was reviewing this one-shot alone, I would easily give it a 9. Sadly, it feels out of place in this volume, where everything else is relatively mediocre.

"The Blue Paper Plane" is another mini-manga. This one is better than the other one, but still doesn't come close to telling a complete story. Still, it's actually cute and illustrates a cute moment in what might be a cute story, were it actually a story and not just a mini-manga moment.

In all, the volume is worth checking out for "Sissou Beat" alone. You also might enjoy "The Blue Paper Plane" and "Seeds of Worry" - but no guarantees there. Like my title says... This volume is really hit or miss.
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Forte = ART   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by silverloc123
August 15th, 2010, 4:58pm
At the time i read this, there was only 3 chapters but i really like the art by the author since all the characters look flawlessly... manga styled lol ^^
the story's a bit cliche but oh well, that's what shoujo manga is i guess XP
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by deathbypenguin
April 24th, 2010, 1:31pm
(Note: I've only read the first chapter.) I decided to read this for two reasons: 1) the art looked technically skillful, and 2) At the time I am writing this the ratings are crazy, man! (Aka. mostly 10s and 1s.) Since that was the mindset I went in with, those are the 2 issues I will address.

1) I was right about the art work. To put it simply the art is adorable. Everyone looks like a little doll. Backgrounds are sparse, but adequate. It wasn't as smooth as I was expecting, but I wasn't disappointed.

2) Even after reading it, I still don't understand the ratings. The plot is like... plain oatmeal. It follows the usual shoujo formula while avoiding some of the cliches that tend to annoy. Characters fill roles, and have temperaments, but not personalities. The main lead is emotional, but not helpless. The main love interest is unassertive, but not shy. I didn't groan, I didn't laugh (ok, I lied. I laughed once, but not for the right reasons.), I didn't cry, I didn't care.

I went to add tags to this, since I do that after almost every manga I read now, and realized that I couldn't think of any.

... Last updated on April 24th, 2010, 1:32pm
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