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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.

Note: Won the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo manga in 2005 and was adapted into a movie in 2008.


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الساعة الرملية
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Sand Chronicles
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The Hour Glass

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.2 by SweetSense (2278d ago)
v.6 c.1 by SweetSense (2635d ago)
v.5 c.9 by SweetSense (2854d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (461 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.28 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 20th 2017, 8:15am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shougakukan)
Shojo Beat (Viz)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #557 increased(+266)
Monthly Pos #1364 decreased(-3)
3 Month Pos #1828 increased(+220)
6 Month Pos #2398 increased(+257)

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Dramatic, but realistic.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by miruki
May 30th, 2007, 2:52am
What I like most about this story is the way you can relate to the characters thoughts and feelings. Even if things get a bit immoderately dramatic, the characters act like real ppl would, you can clearly see why they react the way they do.

The characters are absolutely the stories' strongest point. To watch them grow and mature as one disaster after the other unfolds is so much fun, that I fear the moment I read the last volume and will never be able to read any new stories about Ann, Daigo, Fuji and Shiika-chan.

Ah, yes. It would be a 10, if it weren't for Ashihara Hinako's epic fail at drawing proportioned feet!

... Last updated on May 30th, 2007, 2:53am
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Sands of Time   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yumemiru
May 20th, 2007, 5:07pm
This manga is one of the best in my opinion, if you're looking into the genre of shoujo. The characters are realistic-ish and the story is very cute and sweet, but it starts off dramatically, with a few cliche shoujo moments between Ann and Daigo, but nevertheless problems arise left and right and you never know what to expect. All in all, the plot is very suspenseful and keeps your interest....One of the BEST shoujos should be able to keep you interested in what happens to the main couple in the story and this story is able to do that.=^__^=
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Orika
May 17th, 2007, 6:44am
It's one of my favourite manga. I really like the story- The traits of the characters are real, their feelings are true and the story is so deep! I love it It's a recommend for ALL manga-fans, who like deep storys with characters like you and me. And the best: the story starts at the end, but you don't know, how it will end!

... Last updated on May 17th, 2007, 6:45am
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kind of fake   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kasekimizu
February 17th, 2007, 9:11pm
There's something artificial about the fact that every chapter is calculated to be a tearjerker (this is at about vol2). Formula shoujo. Otherwise the art's nice and clean.

... Last updated on February 17th, 2007, 9:12pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sallylafew_14390
February 16th, 2007, 12:34am
its so damn good this far...i cant wait 2 read daigo would end up with ann?
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rita
January 22nd, 2007, 8:12pm
It is a good drama/shojo manga definitely. It has its dark and light moments, and you guys will definitely enjoy reading most of the volumes that have been published so far, as it scanslates as well. I have read up till vol.8 and I will promise you that you will enjoy it, especially if you like drama's.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Cerulean
January 21st, 2007, 1:22am
a very interesting and real started as a shoujo genre, but at this rate, it'll finish as a josei genre, in my opinion...light-hearted romance and a bit of comedy
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