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Akaku Saku Koe  
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From Aerandria Scans:

Karashima is a high school boy with a beautiful voice. So beautiful that he can make anyone do anything, just by saying the words. Because of his potentially dangerous ability, he distances himself away from people but soon finds himself in the middle of various criminal investigations that he can help solve, and a girl named Kokubu who seems to be in love with him.


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Associated Names
Голос цвета крови
붉게 피는 소리
Red Blooming Voice
The Voice That Blooms Red

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.12 (end) by Aerandria Scans over 8 years ago
v.3 c.11 by Aerandria Scans over 8 years ago
v.3 c.10 by Aerandria Scans over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
2 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (334 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.6 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 10th 2017, 10:31am PST



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LaLa (Hakusensha)
LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

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6 Month Pos #3055 increased(+561)
Year Pos #4056 increased(+356)

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Another great Midorikawa....   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Kitanne
March 31st, 2010, 10:03am
A really interesting concept mixed with Midorikawa's unique loose style makes this one a winner for me. I love the naturalness of her drawing style and her text. She has far less text in her manga than average, which I think is why some people find it lacking impact. So much of her stories is the feelings of her characters and she generally uses pictures instead of words to give the readers clues to the characters emotional states.

I really liked Kokubu. I totally get her wanting to be around the person who intrigues her and wanting to be helpful to them but at the same time not wanting to burden them. Karashima was definitely my favorite though. He was sort of like a tiger; feels really cuddly soft but actually dangerous. I liked how he wiped blood of his face with his jacket rather than get the handkerchief Kokubu gave him dirty. He delights in small things but gets hurt by them too. I also thought the cast of supporting characters was really strong. They felt like real individuals that when not around could certainly be carrying out their own lives outside the frame instead of just waiting in the wings to be brought back for exposition purposes. That's a really hard thing for any sort of writer to do and is one of Midorikawa's very strong points.

I really liked it but I did feel it was a little slow in certain chapters. Or maybe I was just super excited for Karashima and Kokubu to get together.
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Nicely done.   
Rating: 8.9 / 10.0
by JaKXz
December 1st, 2009, 1:37am
Yeah. This manga is worth reading. Definitely worth reading, since the characterization, plot, romance... ahh its all there and its beautiful. Except for the artwork, this manga is essentially perfect.
"When you're in love, even happiness hurts." HOW AWESOME IS THAT?
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Creative but lacking   
Rating: N/A
by Pomegranate
July 14th, 2009, 12:08pm
I'm not sure what made this series so lacking; original storyline, creative characters, lots of depth. I think it's lacking impact?
You read a chapter and you're just left with, "...Ok......."
From the manga-ka's previous works, and the summary it created high hopes for me, but it failed to live up to them.
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Freakin' awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by turnip head
September 18th, 2009, 2:39am
a lot of people didn't feel in sync with the flow of this story, but i thought it was beautifully done. i found myself wanting to know more about each character and as the relationships unfolded, i became more intrigued. the ending was very satisfying, and if this was the least of this mangaka's works i can't wait to read the rest.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Odette
December 19th, 2008, 8:56pm
This is a thoughtful, soft-spoken love story that has much going on underneath the surface. Those looking for a change of pace from the usual shoujo will surely appreciate it.

... Last updated on December 25th, 2008, 6:55pm
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One of the good shoujos   
Rating: N/A
by Pebble_
June 10th, 2012, 1:37pm
Midorikawa never fails to draw interesting and deep characters, with an 'alive' feel to them. I love her accurate and sober depiction of subtle human emotions, I love her art style. The ending is indeed a bit abrupt but Akaku Saku Koe remains an interesting and uncommon series.

... Last updated on June 10th, 2012, 1:38pm
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Very, very shoujo   
Rating: N/A
by Noburo
October 8th, 2017, 8:50am
Now I'm not hating on shoujo, I just dislike the genre. This manga is definitely a shoujo if I've ever read one smile

- Story is pretty good. It can drag on at times though.
- Very nice art
- Main boy is handsome AF and definitely the "mysterious-type" that we all know and love. He reminds me of Rood from Black Haze
- 12 chapters, all long. About a two-hour read if you binge it.

- All of the guy characters look alike. I often got confused over what was happening because they were all blonde...
- Main girl is only there to further the plot. Yes it's a shoujo, but this doesn't give the series the right to just force her in for the genre-tag. She adds nothing but commentary for the series and I'd much rather it focus on the main guy.
- The pace is everywhere. One chapter moves quickly, then the next drags on.

Edit: I think the series may have been axed. It has a VERY rushed ending and it was obvious the author wanted to move the series forward with the amount of foreshadowing that ultimately led nowhere. I'm sad. It was a good series that did not deserve an axed ending sad

... Last updated on October 8th, 2017, 8:01pm
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The Extra in Vol 2   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fisukisuki
January 4th, 2012, 8:01am
I really really LOVE the Extra Story in Vol 2!!! biggrin Very very very GOOD Story ever!! I hope that's will be more!!! ><'
Well, it's not like i JUST like the extra story in Vol 2, i STILL and ALWAYS likes the Main Story! smile The main story is really really GOOD!
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short, but beautiful   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by strangledwords
December 30th, 2011, 12:21am
I loved all of it, how each character was connected to each other and how they all had this chain going on. Pushing one another forward while still being there for each other. The art was gorgeous, almost like a dream. I wish there would've been more development to the male lead. But his mask was beautiful. Reminded me a bit of Princess Mononoke. It had the same feeling of fragility, where if you aren't too careful you might ruin it. The only thing I disliked was the ending, but it was still a good one.
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thumbs up!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shiro_13
December 28th, 2010, 11:41am
i have been a fan of midorikawa's work ever since i saw natsume yuujincho..then when i saw it also has a manga, i decided to read it. this work is totally hers. her simple art,the light story..her works made me take a break from all the "mangas" out there. Her works shows simplicity,yet hides a deeper meaning. i love karashima, his life,and his voice (and if he is real, i would really like to hear it and be friends with him)and Kokubu's character is a strong,likeable one..
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