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From Storm in Heaven: Soko starts feeling sick soon after moving to a new city, apparently for no reason. As beautiful as she is, a lot of guys start to bother her, especially Kashi. While trying to rape her, Kashi disappears and after a few days another guy shows up pretending to be Kashi. And everyone but Soko believes him!
He tells her he is Akira the Byakko, from the family of the West. Because she is the reincarnation of Souryo, the queen of the Oni from the family of the East, a monster that eats humans to stay alive, he must destroy her and erase her genes from Earth. He is the only one who can kill her and the one that must do so. Soko is desperate. Is she really a monster? Why does she have human memories? Why does she have to die? Will she be able to change her destiny and stay alive?
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this manga is very good and has a good storyline. actually deserves it
... Last updated on October 15th, 2006, 9:08pm
the story is very interesting n since I'm one of this mangaka fan. I love this manga!
I love all of her works and she is my favorite mangaka!! so i think this gets a deff 9/10 for now i will finish it and then change if it get's dunb but i doubt it cuz chie shinohara is the best!
Too much angst
The basic story isn't bad, and even the art, as old as it is, I find it quite beautiful. But damn, everything is so damn sad and angsty, nothing goes right, some scenes are really disturbing, and at the same time it's boring like the drama will never end. I'm commenting while I'm really, but I want it to end already. As I already said It's good, but for me it also feels flat, and although the pacing is good nothing ever changes.
Edit: I finally finished it, yay. Although it had a happy ending, it felt kinda forced and I didn't really liked it. It could have gone in so many other directions and this one wasn't the best. Well maybe I'm a little too demanding, since I can't help comparing it with Anatolia Story which is a gem.
... Last updated on December 28th, 2011, 2:44pm
I'm not sure what to think of this story.The art is stunningly beautiful,and the plot is really great.But even though I'm satisfied with the end,I didn't like some aspects of this manga.It's a real shoujou,but not that great.
love the story
original and interesting storyline (which is like so hard to find nowadays with shojo). only pet peeve is the main female character who tends to be whiny and over-obssessive, but otherwise great read
A Little bit WARNING!
Well, I intened to put a warning in the Description but on second thought, I put it here. For those who're chicken-hearted like me please be carefull when reading this manga (and any other mangas of Shinohara-sensei, since she's famous for her horror mangas. Well, Anatolia Story is an exception). There're blood and cannibalistic scenes all over the manga. I was really shocked when seeing those scenes. I mean, not the vitality absorb eating-style like Soko but the man-eating style of the oni, they really eat human's meat (blw). When Soko was forced to eat human and make oni, then after 3 months, she created a bunch of human-eating oni, I did really want to throw up. If there're no "horror" scenes like I said, I would rate this manga 9, but...
... Last updated on December 15th, 2008, 7:35am
Sweet and sexy!
I'm not a fan of Chie Shinohara, but I must admit that this one is pretty good! Clever and lovely artstyle, and a very gripping, breath-taking yet sexy plot. The main chars are likable.
Shinohara is extremely skillful when it comes to supernatural power and horror theme. (And romance still finds a way XD)
reading this after red river was a mistake different concept yes, not as intricate or pretty. random gore, random romance, no real development...interesting ending tho even if was a bit predictable
... Last updated on July 16th, 2014, 6:52pm
decided to read it coz she wrote/drew one of my fave mangas of all time (Red River)!!, but i just wasnt excited about this one as much as red river and i should i reread at least 10x now!!