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Kanshakudama no Yuuutsu  
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Short-Tempered Melancholic
Kajika Yamano is a female ninja whose job is to protect her family's legendary weapon. But when a boy she has a crush on tells her she should be more ladylike, she vows to give up all ninja related deeds.

This Love is Nonfiction
Yuri sends her pen pal Ryo a picture of herself--but it's really of her best friend Karin, who is prettier than she is. Now Ryo wants to meet her, so she has no choice but to send Karin instead!

Romance in the Afternoon Rain
Minori falls in love with Takato, a boy who shared his umbrella with her one rainy afternoon. Now she "forgets" her umbrella every time it rains in hopes of becoming closer to him.

Second Time in Love
Mana secretly likes her friend's boyfriend, but Nakamura, a younger boy, is determined to win Mana's heart.


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Associated Names
Firecracker Is Melancholy
Kanshaku Dama no Yuuutsu
Romance in the Afternoon Rain
Second Time in Love
Short-Tempered Melancholic
Squib Feeling Blue
This Love Is Nonfiction

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.5 by Certhy over 11 years ago
v.1 c.4 by Certhy over 11 years ago
v.1 c.3 by Certhy over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.2 / 10.0 (152 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.1 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 20th 2016, 5:01pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ribon (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (1 Volume - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #690 increased(+150)
Monthly Pos #1395 increased(+441)
3 Month Pos #2619 increased(+1078)
6 Month Pos #4848 increased(+571)
Year Pos #5779 increased(+1638)

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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by NoOneSpecial75
January 20th, 2016, 4:58pm
Honestly, if you like oneshots with a 90s flair, these are pretty decent. The stores are very "what you see is what you get" (except maybe for the minor plot twist in the second story), but the panel layouts are dynamic - especially in the first story - and it's not bogged down by weird humor or a plot so confusing you need lengthy footnotes to understand it (two common problems in her longer series). Give them a try if you want a light read.
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Short-Tempered Melancholic   
Rating: 2.4 / 10.0
by Utsukushii Yume
July 20th, 2009, 7:42pm
Story 1 I just did not care for at all. I found it very hard to finish, I wanted so badly to just put the book down and go read something else of more interest. I had hopes of it being enjoyable, but I am disappointed in how the story developed. Maybe I had too much hope in this manga.

I hope the other stories will be better.

... Last updated on July 20th, 2009, 7:44pm
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Overall Impressions   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by holy`bell
May 18th, 2007, 10:20pm
Each story is good, but like the previous commenter, not so deep. That being said, I don't mind it at all. I found each of them to be very interesting to read. On the other hand, the artist's art work is okay, but not as great as some of her recent works. It looks very different and it is nice to see what kind of art style she had back then. The characters are so-so. If you are a fan of Tanemura's or just simply a shoujo fan, you may want to consider reading this manga.

... Last updated on May 18th, 2007, 10:23pm
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Kanshakudama No Yuutsu   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Orika
May 8th, 2007, 1:36pm
The storys are not so deep and the art is... in comparison bad. But when you are a Tanemura fan you should buy it. But when you are only interested in deep and longer manga, my advice is: you don`t need it and you will not like it! But at all Tanemura fans: it's interisting to see the old pictures of Tanemura-sensei. Át her start as mangaka she wasn't as good as today; that's a little comfort for everyone who thinks: "I want to become such a great mangaka like Tanemura-sensei!" I enjoyed to read it, because I'm a fan of Tanemura-sensei.
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