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Strobe Edge  
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Description
Having no experience in romance, the vibrant Ninako curiously explores the meaning of what "love" really is, and is surprised to feel a colorful range of emotions as she grows closer to the school heartthrob, the quiet yet gentle Ren, who also happens to be involved in a longtime relationship. With every intention of keeping her head held high, Ninako prepares to face the mental pain of this one-sided love that she had allowed to take root, facing a series of trials that would either contribute to her growth as a headstrong woman, or break her as it did with other girls.

However, is this really a one-sided love? Or had something been silently sown in the most hidden part of Ren's heart?

Volume 2 contains the side story Another Light about how Ren and Mayuka first met.

Volume 5 contains the side story Unfinished Map about Ren and Andou's friendship in middle school.

Volume 6 contains the oneshot Colourless Dreamer, which is unrelated to the main storyline.

Volume 7 contains the side story Wishing for Yesterday about Yuu and Sayuri's past.

Volume 10 contains a side story about Manabu's love.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ストロボエッジ
閃爍的愛情
闪烁的爱情
스트롭 애지
Colorless Dreamer
Strobe edge สโตรบ เอดจ์
Strobe Edge - Another Light
Strobe Edge -Unfinished Map

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.Special & Omake (end) by StarryHeaven (899d ago)
v.10 c.Miyoshi Manabu by StarryHeaven (904d ago)
v.10 c.36 by StarryHeaven (908d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)
4 Bunko Volumes

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
2 topics, 23 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1228 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 7th 2014, 11:57pm PST


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Year
2007

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsuma (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (9 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #454 decreased(-14)
Monthly Pos #408 decreased(-65)
3 Month Pos #398 increased(+34)
6 Month Pos #405 increased(+48)

List Stats
On 1520 reading lists
On 958 wish lists
On 2767 completed lists
On 121 unfinished lists
On 445 custom lists

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Forum Posts
strobe edge ending 555 days, 2 hours, 9 minutes ago
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Not impress at all   
Rating: N/A
by kanaid
February 14th, 2012, 11:32pm
I don't understand the fuss over this series. I remember reading the first few chapters, got super annoyed with the heroine, can't get the hype over Ren and when she fell in love with him even though he has a girlfriend, I just lose interest. Then Aoharaido came out and I read that which I really like and thought I will give Strobe Edge another chance but meh, it just doesn't work for me. If only Ren was given more opportunities to shine or something instead of just being described as someone cold but kind, then yeah maybe I will feel a slight affection to this series. Ninako becomes less annoying as the series goes on, I was more interested with the side story involving Sayuri and Andou serves as a good opponent against Ren.

Overall this series is not something which I want to re-read again. Don't like this but love Aoharaido though =)
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the paaaaaain   
Rating: N/A
by fictionalscience
January 24th, 2012, 1:52am
Not the best manga I've read, I feel like the main girl is too naive, and the two guys who like her... predictably fall for her, lol. However, having that said, I give the author kudos for starting the story from an interesting point of painful unrequited love & having to look at the person you like with his gf again & again D: I can sympathize with the characters at least. But I dunno how long this love polygon chasing around would go on for... (>_>; )

... Last updated on January 24th, 2012, 1:52am
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Sweet story   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by ChildofSecrets
January 16th, 2012, 5:52pm
Seriously a sweet story. I liked it more than anticipated. In fact, I actually finished this a while ago but recently reread it (which I dont do to many stories). Perhaps behind its basic cliched exterior I found it a little different than others somehow. Things felt more realistic and I liked that the behavior behind the main characters (or nearly all characters) felt genuine. Yes, the story was not extraordinary or that unexpecting but it was a good romance read if that's what you're looking for.
Overall when I look back at everything I'd say the story was a above average-good. It wasn't something extremely memorable but I still really liked it. The ending was cute smile

... Last updated on January 16th, 2012, 5:55pm
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I love it   
Rating: N/A
by Sakura29
January 3rd, 2012, 12:11am
I see a lot of negative reviews and I could SLIGHTLY see why but I find it really hard to hate this.
As I read the first few chapters I found and thought Ninako was stupid and naive - your typical lead but that changed especailly after
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she confessed to Ren and decided to have an unrequited love
she become strong. The other characters were likable and each had their own stroy to tell like Sayuri.
I found the art very stunning it was so pretty that my eyes didn't burn everytime I read.
The plot was interesting and you might cliche every now and again but it was written perfectly so all of the pieces of the puzzle fit.
I found it stunning and I absolutely loved it but it isn't a masterpiece. - TO ALL OF YOU HATERS
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Nothing special!   
Rating: N/A
by AddicTed to ManGas
December 26th, 2011, 2:28am
Okay, i am one of those who said 'sigh, shoujos again!' but because of it's good reviews, i gave it a try... and now i regret doing that sad

The girl! i mean, Ninako! She is plain stupid! not realistic and weak! A mary-sue! I read till chapter 12 i think and Ninako is still as stupid as ever! Crying about small things! she is your typical shoujo female character bigrazz

And as some said, there is nothing great in this manga! It's boring! all these chapters for nothing! Only explaining about how Ninako and Ren fall in love!

Ren is the so called 'bishie' in the manga! to tell the truth, there is nothing special and attractive about him!

Overall: 3/10
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I love this manga.   
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by amiyumi888
November 28th, 2011, 5:10am
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This is one of my favorite mangas of all times. I read a lot of shoujo mangas but this one is so different n beautiful. It didn't drag and it makes you feel fluffy inside. I meant thought it be a shoujo cliche but it wasn't at all. Like Mayuri wasn't like a bitch about knowing the Ren and Ninako liked each other. She set Ren free knowing that their was no real love in their relationship.
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Interesting   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by melikechup
November 9th, 2011, 8:01pm
In fact, the series was a bit boring to the end but I loved it. It had some things that I relate to and I it was a series that got me going til the very end. I wish there was more after the final chapter I thought there would be more problems and suspense. But in all I really love this series.
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Right mood a must   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
October 21st, 2011, 10:31am
Update: It may be cliche but it's a given due to the genre. This doesn't mean it's boring, to the contrary even with all the drama i was hooked. Sure sometimes i had to remind myself how overly dramatic my thoughts and feelings got whilst a teenager, so that might have helped, but i didn't really hate any character.

Sometimes the hype is right, but i'm not sure if i can agree with this one. Only got through the first 2 volumes, but i'm going to take a break and start it when i'm in the right mood. I just can't take how ridiculously shoujo the story is so far, but that's only because i was hoping for something different.
Not sure what some are saying about it not being cliche; perhaps i have read more shoujo mangas than them? Because so far the characters are pretty typical of the genre, the only slight difference is the plot....but the fact that i would have to read at least 9 volumes before it actually gets anywhere romantically, has very little appeal right now.

I would recommend to be read, when in the mood for a good shoujo. Take into account though that it contains lots of teenage drama, which is pretty realistic.

... Last updated on November 27th, 2012, 8:30pm
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A manga you want to tell everyone how great it is   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kichiX
October 11th, 2011, 9:36am
I have read my fair share of shoujo manga, and this...this was something different. Not once was there a time when I thought "cliched!" because all of the cliches were done in such a way as to make them natural; the love traingle were not thrust upon the reader to make the story longer, nor was the first love blown out of proportion. The characters didn't fall in love in a second, and the main character stayed true to herself. There was no angst-filled misunderstandings and only one bitchy girl (who appeared near the end and in actual fact wasn't all that bitchy).
I read this manga in two days (which would have been less but I had school). Ten volumes and I never felt board; the story flowed naturally. In this world of cliche, angst, melodrama and girl's who say one thing and do another, Strobe Edge is a breath of fresh air. I would recommend it to anyone.

... Last updated on October 11th, 2011, 9:38am
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Different.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
September 26th, 2011, 8:05pm
I doubted it at first despite the hype because i thought "man this is gonna be a typical shoujo manga with the popular good lookin guy and the cute innocent girl". In my opinion, this shoujo manga was quite different from the rest. It's not cliche where they fall in love in an instant but instead, they take their time. I really loved how realistic it was and i loved the obstacles that came her way. The whole time i was just thinking "man.. i love how real this is." It was an amazing manga and it'll take you on a journey to that reality of love.
Very refreshing. Definitely a rare shoujo
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