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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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Probably became one of my shoujo manga fav
As the saying goes, first love never dies and so it is true in here. I am a romantic at heart and this slow development and time progression story of Ann and Daigo captured me and filled my longing. Art has a charm of its own that fits perfectly with the story. This mangaka also became one of my fav in my few list in shoujo genre.
Sunadokei is sentimental, melancholy, and introspective. I love the tone of the story, but the plot was rather forgettable.
The ending felt rushed and forced, it wasn't very convincing even though it was a fairytale ending which I had hoped for.
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
yes reallistic and dramatic i understand why peaple like it, but still i read manga so i can escape harsh reallity of life from time to time, but this just bring me right back at it , cant stand it, i just seem like its too heart breaking. i couldnt read it after the first volume. well some people like this stuff a lot. its interesting how some people read manga to feel hard emotions and some to escape from them, mmm perhaps i should start a topic about this... je
its so damn good this far...i cant wait 2 read more..is daigo would end up with ann? ^o^
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.
Wasted Plot. *edited*
*reason for edit? Lawl, Hard core fans who cant take opposing views (points at Mehness :haha Anyway, what am I lying about? My thoughts and opinion? Because I am certainly not making up the story xD (maybe you took my hyperboles literally) Although its true my comment was too inconsiderate to lovers of this manga. And the fact that it was too heated with anger...
About 90% of the plot is angsty and separation and pain of Ann. She sheds tears every 4 double pages or so...and just makes herself sad! Always unnecessarily dwells on depressing subjects! There are a lot of flash backs. You can see this same flash back more than 15 times in this manga...as if trying to make a whole deal out of this little aniti-climatic hug. The end is different from what I expected. a twist. Sadly... it was just squashedandFORCED together. Vague spoiler: 1) This main character who was in a triangle relationship with the other two mains, ends up with a minor side character that you don't even know anymore than her name. 2) Another main disappears to another country 3) For the main plot, the other two mains just plodder through life half alive Then when the end of everyone's pain finally comes..the ending comes in...two pages? So, two good volumes then its the start of a campaign to tug at your heart-strings every few pages. All the way to the end of Volume 8! The last 2 volumes are irrelavant to the main plot. What I can say as praise is that I like the art. It is decent. But everyone looks cuter than Ann. I honestly pity Fuji - he is cute and his character is totally wasted. I dont understand Daigo. He seems too laid back upout the relationship. Shiika is just.... I liked the ending but the rest didn't step up on par, thats my view. Live with it
... Last updated on June 5th, 2009, 11:39am
by the end of volume four. Characters act out of character, they all blame, accuse and scheme.. all what made the first volumes fun and lighthearted turned into stupid nonsensical drama, real shallow.
Good and fast
I really like it because, even if the plot is a little bit predictable, it goes smooth and fast without all those school festivals that only make you read pages and pages of the same shit. The characters are really realistic and somebody says that An is annoying but is more like she not sure of her future.
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And for Daigo I think he did all he could to help her but they are still too young, it is too much for a teenager to deal with. They are in a age where boyfriends and girlfriends are most for fun and dating that for support. She has to became strong by herself and them she would be able to love herself and others truly
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