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Arisa  
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Description
For years the rash tomboyish Tsubasa had communicated with her twin through letters. She had formed the idea that the gentle Arisa led a joyful school life. But upon Arisa's sudden suicide attempt, Tsubasa vows to find the reason behind her twin's actions by taking her place at school. But will this supposed joyful life be too much for Tsubasa to handle? What does it have to do with the people disappearing from Arisa's school...

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ありさ
アリサ
ARISA (German)
ARISA亚里纱
ARISA双子迷情

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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.44 + Special (end) by Titania (527d ago)
v.12 c.43 by Titania (577d ago)
v.12 c.42 by Titania (589d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
2 topics, 10 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (527 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.84 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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7+
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6+
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5+
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4+
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3+
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2+
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1+
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Last Updated
June 1st 2014, 5:55pm PST

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Year
2009

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Nakayoshi (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Del Rey (1 Volume - Defunct)
JManga (Defunct)
Kodansha USA (11 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #822 increased(+112)
Monthly Pos #1287 decreased(-27)
3 Month Pos #1447 increased(+52)
6 Month Pos #1528 decreased(-43)

List Stats
On 1573 reading lists
On 779 wish lists
On 657 completed lists
On 119 unfinished lists
On 332 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Arisa Ends In Japan 753 days, 13 hours, 59 minutes ago
Kings 1314 days, 18 hours, 9 minutes ago

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whoa.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wtfcaroline
June 23rd, 2009, 11:11am
I thought this manga was only for "light reading" but it's much more than that. This manga has a lot of potential because it's art is beautiful and a totally detailed story line.
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Arisa   
Rating: N/A
by Yua Ayase
May 21st, 2009, 2:22am
Wow, the storyline of the series...is like...wow. I really wanna buy one smile the art is also like...wow. yes Im probably a one word awsoner machine but its like amazing! when I first looked at it I thought, another shojo...but no. when i read it, I was wrong...this manga is one of a kind!
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Sugar and spice and all things nice? not in this manga!   
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by FantasySerenity
April 28th, 2009, 9:21am
Seriously, before i started reading this, i thought it was just another "sugar and spice and all things nice" manga that was only good to kill time, But OMG i was wrong, this is truly a brilliant piece of work, im bursting with questions, and cant wait to find out what happens next.
The characters have a hidden depth that makes you ask why, whywhywhy. from the start.
the art is good, the plot is WEIRD (in an AMAZING way tho) for a shoujo manga, i hope it continues to keep getting scanlated, I'm excited!! XD
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Amazing...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by TheRandomChocolate
April 25th, 2009, 5:31am
Absolutely amazing... The story plot really sucks you in the manga and you just want to learn more. It's very unique and unexpected! Finally, a shoujo manga that's decent! The art could be better though... bigrazz

... Last updated on July 19th, 2009, 7:32am
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Good at first..   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
April 20th, 2009, 4:09pm
The author truly understands how cults work and how ordinary people can be manipulated into figurehead worship and programmed to justify certain actions, whether it be violence or another act of consequence. And most of all, transformed into a menace, whether it be against or within their will.

Good at first but then... it turns into a typical mystery/conspiracy plot. And then, you can see the plot coming up ahead. Too bad though 'cos the author kinda grasped certain interesting things about human behaviour. Unfortunately, the writing got rather predictable and cheesy as the chapters advanced.

... Last updated on December 22nd, 2009, 2:38pm
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Let'a Just Say The Cover is Decieving   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kirabook
April 9th, 2009, 10:40pm
Well, at first I neglected reading this because it looked like any other shoujo cover and all romance with some over complicated drama, but then I read the first chapter and was like "This is a hidden goldmine!" Well, not really, but I was definitely surprised how the saying "never judge a book by its cover" really came into effect! lol
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Super suspense!   
Rating: N/A
by kira819
April 2nd, 2009, 10:49am
I thought chapter 3 would answer the questions I had in the first couple of chapters, it kinda did but left me with more questions. This series really has lots of potentials and the cliff hanger just made me wish the next chapter was out already!
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Interesting start   
Rating: N/A
by ajmanga
March 18th, 2009, 8:52am
Seems like it could really develop into a good series. The end of chapter two made me really curious about what is the king game. There's suspense, a little mystery, and it's darker than you'd expect. Not a typical shoujo. As for the comedy tag, it might be a bit misleading. Only at the beginning in the first chapter did I see anything that could be called comedy. I'll keep my eye on this series for further releases.

... Last updated on March 18th, 2009, 8:54am
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Cann't believe this. It's so good   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by linnil
March 11th, 2009, 8:40am
this is not like some other shojo manga it have a really good mystery! I verry like this series.It remind of some shonen mystery story such as Shibatora. It like a shojo drawing with a shonen story line. so good~!
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Wow.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xeternalrose
March 2nd, 2009, 8:41pm
Oh my gosh, such a eye opening beginning. I'm really interested to know what the mangaka is planning to go with this. It's very good, I mean the end of the chapter was just woah.
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