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From Storm in Heaven:

Ten years ago, there was an explosion at Hisano's apartment building. She would have been there, but she'd been hit by a bike ridden by a boy in blood-stained clothes. He dropped a fake gem when it happened, and she's been hanging on to it as a good-luck charm ever since. Now Hisano's in high school. One of her teachers was murdered, and the police are investigating. A young man suddenly appears carrying the toy the gem belonged to. And perhaps... can he also see the hallucinations Hisano has always been plagued with? Everything is connected as the pattern slowly rises to the surface.


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v.2 c.5-8 [end] by Storm in Heaven over 9 years ago
v.1 c.4 + Extra by Storm in Heaven over 9 years ago
v.1 c.3 by Storm in Heaven over 9 years ago
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2 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (522 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.1 / 10.0
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November 11th 2017, 5:44am PST



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Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

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Interesting first chapter.   
Rating: N/A
by tsuto
November 5th, 2008, 8:22am
Just had read it, the thing I found most interesting about it is that it isn't shoujo-ish at all, at least from what I could see in the first chapter. Drama and Mystery seems to be stronger than shoujo, so it's indeed an interesting combination so far, it gives a psychological feeling too. Art is good. I'm looking forward for further releases.
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Moderately entertaining...   
Rating: 5.8 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
March 24th, 2010, 9:28am
Yep, it did capture the psychological atmosphere of the story quite well. However, the story felt kinda bland and empty at times because it seemed to center more around "beautiful art" than on filling out a plot. A pity since the plot seemed just so interesting and full of possibilities, at first.

Also, it felt a little overly dramatic at times as it seemed to rely just on shock value than on intelligence, well-crafted thoughts and actions, to justify the plot. The characters themselves were a little interesting but a pity there wasn't more to really flesh in the plot and thus, they seemed more like "very visible props used for moving the story". It was like the writer was trying too hard to go for "twisted" and "sick" or whatever terms you'd use to describe the villains, the protagonist and whatever cast was involved.

And the ending itself was quite empty and lacking, too as there was so much explored and so little actually concluded, with nary a hint for the readers. For those who want something meatier, I suggest reading C-Blossom - Case 729 instead where the writing is really good(probably because the author is different?) and is complemented by this mangaka's artwork.

... Last updated on March 24th, 2010, 9:38am
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A beautiful one!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Fuuma_lady
April 27th, 2009, 9:13am
Just two volumes makes this manga a must-read one. Just two volumes to drag you into the twist with all its faces: from romance to mystery and tragedy. You experience the laughs and the tears, the concern and despair. I must say this short manga is extremely well-plotted, considering it just carries all these genres smoothly. It also has a unique use of metaphor, from the hallucinating sheep to the coelacanth itself. And, one last but not least thing, the art is really gorgeous!!!
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coelacanth name symbolism   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Nipon-Eden
February 24th, 2009, 9:19pm
it seems that even the fish is a symbol.... wow... this really is a great manga... being able to tie in such good art, a little shoujo for the fans, and lots of mystery. it is brilliant. It even seems that throughout the whole two volumes, there was a consistency of the plot and symbolism. I guess the title is pretty cool in itself, since a coelacanth (i looked it up in the dictionary) is a fish that was thought to be extinct, BUT IT ACTUALLY STILL EXISTED OUT OF NOWHERE... just like that hot yunagi yukinari-sama~ THE MURDERER WAS SUPPOSED TO BE NONEXISTANT CUZ IT WAS A "GAS EXPLOSION"
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Oriolidae
February 24th, 2011, 8:56am
I love the sheep. I want one too. Or... Maybe I don't. biggrin

This was a nice manga, with a fair amount of both love, drama, mystery and some uh uh darkness (even though this is the shoujo type of darkness). Quite the combo, I must say, but it's been put together really well. I enjoyed it from start till finish. Definitely worth a read.

And oh. Did I mention that I really like the sheep?
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Pretty good~   
Rating: N/A
by Ariaofthesong
August 11th, 2013, 10:47am
While I admit that it was pretty good (acutally it was very very good) I did not find it to be perfect. There were a few flaws and plot holes I noticed that kind of turned me off, but other than that I enjoyed it immensely.

I loved the fact that the main character isn't whiny, isn't stupid, and does not care much about what other people think. I really loved the fact that she was slightly crazy... I mean a sheep...? Lol. And she knew this. I was surprised at how interesting she actually was and how she understood that love didn't have to be pure on the outside because it was pure on the inside. She connected with the male lead through an experiance that changed both their lives, and the fact that they both lived a very fragile and tragic life.

The male lead was perhaps the most interesting one I've come across. He wasn't any of archetypes, he was damaged but gentle, easily hurt, soft and hard, pure but not innocent. Even the fact that he was a prostitute didn't bother me. I felt so much for him that I overlooked that fact. In the end I was happy that he found someone that accepted him wholeheartedly, even if he may or may not have been a murderer. I think both of them are on a path of healing.


The only problem I had was that I knew exactly who the murder was in like chapter three or four. I had to wait to confirm it, though.
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Good one   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by ColorlessHuman
March 14th, 2013, 6:27am
Nice read. Story was very good. The psychological touch was the best. Though it didn't dive deep into the psychology, but it was executed fine. The romantic atmosphere was pleasant, unlike other shoujo manga. This is probably the best shoujo manga I've read (I didn't like any other that I read so far).

Characters were okay. Not much developments, but the emotions and thoughts of the MC was depicted pretty well.

Art was good, for a shoujo demographic. If it were seinen, then the art lacked shade and power.

Overall, it was a fine manga. I'd definitely recommend it.
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by kichiX
January 18th, 2012, 12:58pm
Everytime I read something like this, be it a manga or a book, I am always tempted to (and in most cases do) read the ending. I didn't with this, but after having completed the whole thing I can say this: skipping to the ending would not have helped me at all. This, I think, is a good thing. It means there is more to the story than can be shown in just a chapter at the end.
I wasn't expecting much of this manga. It's a story that has a surrealistic edge to it and I felt, after finishing it, that I didn't really understand, but at the same time, the questions had been answered. When I read other's comments I was slightly skeptical that a double suicide from ten years ago and the murder of a maths teacher could be so neatly linked and connected in just two volumes. I was proven wrong; the whole thing connected and it still had a twist at the end. A story I would recommend.

... Last updated on January 18th, 2012, 1:00pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by PaterFrog
November 5th, 2011, 7:19pm
I don't really feel like saying much, after this series.

It's touching, it's good and I'm happy to say it wasn't a waste of my time. I'm feeling strangely satisfied, but somehow a bit empty, too, it got me thinking.
The ending wasn't bad, still, it was quite short and not very clear cut. Not the best ending around, but I don't feel it had any glaring flaws.

... Last updated on November 5th, 2011, 7:20pm
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Rating: N/A
by tohzuki
September 27th, 2015, 2:58pm
the art is good, the characters are interesting when examined alone, but as stated before the pacing is awkward. the mystery is good and hisano is your not-so-typical psychologically wounded protagonist, but the length of this manga take away from its overall potential. the relationship between hisano and yukinari is developed awkwardly, and even with all the explanations given by the ending, i still felt the characters were still lacking and the mystery and psychological aspect fell short.

still a good read

tl;dr sheep
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