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Arakure  
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Description
From Viz:
Sachie Wakamura just lost her mother, and her estranged grandfather has shown up to take care of her. The only problem is that Grandpa is the head of a yakuza gang! Sachie tries to continue living her normal life, but she can't run far since Rakuto, one of the most popular guys in school, is part of her grandfather's gang and her new protector. Soon, Sachie finds herself falling for her bodyguard. But she's the granddaughter of Rakuto's boss, so she can never show her feelings for him. Can Sachie find a way to fit into her new family and seize her chance at romance?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
アラクレ
正极大暴走
野蠻天女
黑道大小姐
아가씨를 부탁해
Arakure - The Wild Ones
Arakure Princesse Yakuza (French)
Tiểu Thư Sachie
Wild Ones

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.56 (end) by Crimson Flower (1602d ago)
v.10 c.55 by Crimson Flower (1608d ago)
v.10 c.54 by Crimson Flower (1614d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
2 topics, 11 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (779 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 15th 2013, 5:41pm PST

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Year
2005

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)
The Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #473 increased(+98)
Monthly Pos #760 decreased(-74)
3 Month Pos #721 increased(+20)
6 Month Pos #725 increased(+98)

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On 1740 reading lists
On 867 wish lists
On 1667 completed lists
On 193 unfinished lists
On 338 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Is it really completely scanlated? 1280 days, 18 hours, 34 minutes ago
Worth a Look? 1836 days, 14 hours, 52 minutes ago

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It had potential, but...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by .Kaii
September 7th, 2009, 11:26pm
the mangaka didn't really pull it off. Pity, really.

Sachie's personality that she had at the start has spiraled into a 'ba-dump'ing, blushing shoujo stereotype in every other panel. The artwork in it is good at best. I'm still a little interested with what's going to happen next, but I'm not going out of my way to seek out releases.
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Wonderful   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Serenity_Alec
April 10th, 2009, 5:15pm
I love this manga. It is basically a typical shojo/romance manga with a Yakuza twist. The characters are interesting and the art-work is pleasing.
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Cute. Not much more, though.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Yeran
March 19th, 2009, 3:41pm
Sachie seems to have less and less personality as she falls for Rakuto. This seems to happen a lot in shoujo, and it's a shame that it happened here, too. I really liked the whole yakuza aspect. It seems to trade that in for fluffy shoujo moments later on.

A note about the art: it's a little unconventional at the beginning. It feels very sharp compared to other shoujo. Later, Sachie's eyes become almost perfect circles, and Rakuto gets even more angular. I don't really like or dislike the way this manga is drawn. The whole thing is just kind of 'meh.'
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Yakuza granddaughter???...urghhh...   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by purfect_kutie64
December 31st, 2008, 2:06pm
some of the characters and the main girl's eyes were drawn a little far from each other and made them look deform. haha.=]

anyway, the story was kindof in a rush at the beginning, but so far for me, it's okay...i'd say it's worth a read.
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I really like this series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Liria
December 11th, 2008, 9:15am
I personally really like this series. Though I'm relatively new to manga (and the shoujo genre, which is my favorite), it may be too cliche for some, but I still think the characters have depth, even though they may not have "evolved" yet. (It took several volumes before the characters truly started to evolve in Ouran, for example.) I can easily envision situations and how these characters would react, which to me is a sign of good character development (if you can think like the character). Perhaps it was easier for me to like it because I didn't start it until there were 4 volumes released and I could sit and read them all at once.

I like the artwork. Quite often you see the heroine with a particular standard 'look' with occasional changes for a specific situation, but Sachie has many different looks, hair and clothes, which I've enjoyed. Rakuto and Azuma are always good eye-candy.

As for the story, it is a bit more episodic than other series I've read (meaning stories don't often bridge many chapters). I'm not sure if that's a hinderance to some readers or not.

I like the fact that it's not particularly a school-based storyline; as much happens outside of school as happens in it. It's about Sachie learning what it really means to be part of a Yakuza family, which isn't limited to school.

I can easily feel how torn Rakuto is between his feelings and his fears of ending up like Jin; how confused Sachie is with Rakuto's radically changing personality; and how miffed Azuma is being caught in the middle of them. And then there's Asagi Raizo-san, who is as shrewd and sly as they come.

Even if the whole storyline is fairly predictable in its eventual outcome, I still really look forward to reading more books/scans of this series.
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Gets better and better   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gynok
August 31st, 2008, 5:26am
this series evolves while you read it, the elements of romance were apparent in the beginning, but it really does develop into a manga which can hold it's own amongst even some of the best of em, due to it's great blend of comedy and eventually heart-warming romance
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i like!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kitty_me
August 6th, 2008, 4:36am
i like this kinda plot.

the whole Yakuza's family.. Its so funny and fun! I love the romance going on there. and i like Sachie's grandfather.. haha. More more!!
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cool drawing   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jnatsumi
June 29th, 2008, 3:36pm
I really love this manga's plot. I love the servant and master relationship kind of thing. It gives the manga a whole lot more dramas. Love the illustration a lot, too. Love the eyes, especially.
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Did she really draw HELP?   
Rating: N/A
by destati
June 18th, 2008, 7:04pm
Oh wow, she drew Help!! ? The artwork seems different. In Arakure, their eyes always reminded me of Chii from Chobits. You know the lifeless dead eyes. I really can't believe she drew Help!! because I couldn't stand the artwork in Arakure. Hah, anyway, the story was pretty boring to me and if something that doesn't get your interest to begin with pass 4 volumes then it's pretty much not worth your time.
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Don't you just love the warm fuzzy feeling?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Enlightment
June 1st, 2008, 3:20pm
Well I might be the only person whose drawn in the story. The circumstances that revolves around Sachie and Rakuto's romance is great. Lovely story of relationship and hidden secrets about each others feelings. Rakuto's being a bodyguard of Sachie add to the greatness of the plot and little does Sachie he's his well read it yourself.

I wonder why most of the people find this series to be mediocre. I would recommend this for someone who likes a staller shoujo romance story. Just check it out.
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