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From Viz: After her parents divorce, Anna Uekusa and her mother move from Tokyo to rural Shimane. Used to the anonymity of city living, An can't get used to the almost overbearing kindness of the people in her mother's hometown. But when personal tragedy strikes, An discovers how much she needs that kindness.
In 2005 Sand Chronicles was awarded the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo manga.
Đồng Hồ Cát 砂时计 砂時計 La Clessidra (Italian) Le Sablier (French) Reloj de Arena (Spanish) Sand Chronicle Sand Chronicles Suna Dokei The Hour Glass
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AAaaAh, this has got to be one of my all time favorites. This manga has true to life characters that you can actually relate to and not far-fetched like many you read today. The best thing I love about this is that the protagonist experiences the up and downs of love (OmG! it's not those every-boy-falls-for-the-main-character kinda story) Thats what makes this manga so convincing and heart-warming. the drawing style could use a little work (the feet are all distorted) but it still retains a lighthearted feel to it, and a little comic relief here and there.
This is a typical manga. I'd love to say that it has an amazing plot and that the end is astounding but ... I can't. First off, I have not read the end. 2nd the characters seem to be shallow and wishy washy. Still I look forward to reading the last page and giving my honest thumbs up or down.
... Last updated on October 14th, 2009, 6:28pm
An impression of the first two chapters.
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So far I've only read the first two chapters, and I must say it has struck emotionally. The story isn't typical to say the least, but actually has a main theme which I see most shoujo lack these days. I could understand the reason why An might cry so much since her mother committed suicide after all. Other than that, I hope that as I continue to read on I won't be disappointed.
This manga to me just seems to be the type that I start reading and start out to really enjoy then it becomes a little too hard to read. Nothing really all too good ever seems to happen. It's just one drama after another. In the end it seems like the kind of manga that I quit reading then read the end just to see how it turns out.
not my taste...
i found it rather droll and boring...the main character does cry a lot and inadvertantly uses her boyfriends...all in all, if you prefer a weaker lead, this might be in your taste...
who's better, Daigo or Fuji ?
honestly, for me Sand Chronicle is one of the best manga that i ever had. it's give a lesson. it's not over a wasted love story but also show the struggle..
and, back to my topic. Daigo is a gentleman, kind, and protective. He is honest too. Fuji is a kind, care, and helpful.
Sometimes, if i dream about Daigo it can be happy. But, Fuji is kind too. Ah ! I don't know who's better but if i can choose one, maybe i would like to choose Daigo.. *LOL
this manga in start was bit boring and really anoying and stuff...but after reading about 3 chaps i started to like it...its unusual, usualy if i dont like the start i can't really like the middle and the end...well propably because in start the story backround was at country not at the city ( i hate country )
For Shoujo Lovers
If you love typical shoujo manga, you'd LOVE this. And it's not only about the romance, it also has deep story behind. I love how you keep guessing who An would end up with (bite me, that's why I love shoujo manga heh heh). Why oh why they only have scanlated it to vol.4? T_T ..I'm going to look for the English version
... Last updated on April 18th, 2009, 4:53am
nothing for me
this is terrible...i really don´t like it. i hate when the relationships are so really "over-complicated". and even real life isn´t so pessimistic...nah. i hope that i won´t be so deperate to pick this up ever again...i hate tragedy, but this in´t even tragedy but it´s almost equally bad....
... Last updated on April 5th, 2009, 9:58am
wintermelon's comment LIES
The truth, yeah.
This manga is so cute, maybe a few tweaks here and there would make it good, but I like it overall. Yes I agree with Miruki. It's slightly overdramatic, but I like how they act like real people do. Hey, for flashbacks, its important to relate to what happened before. It makes more sense and drama. The artist made the art very beautiful and I like the way was how she developed the realistic plot, and I give her kudos for that.