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Ten no Ryuu Chi no Sakura   
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Sakura Karukaya liked her life: she was just a high schooler who loved rhythmic gymnastics, being raised by her older brother and sister. However, both of her siblings were hiding secrets about themselves and Sakura that would make her realize that the world around them was not what it seemed. Now, with the help of a mysterious dragon named Yoiyami, Sakura will have to confront these forces and the power within her if she wants to rescue her beloved brother and sister.


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Dragon in the Sky*Cherry on the Ground
Ten no Ryuu
Ten no Ryuu * Chi no Sakura
Ten no Ryuu*Chi no Sakura

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (412 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.07 / 10.0

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Epitome of Below average.  
by Shellshock
October 24th, 2020, 2:20am
Rating: 4.0  / 10.0
The series is random bullshit. I don't really want to get into the story because it changes like a lot. First its about this girl who is trying to become a gymnast. Ok no then her siblings turn to stone so and she has to change them back. Ok now its a fantasy rescue story. Then it changes into this love reverse harem story. Then all of these come together in a horrible rushed way. Its 3 stories combined into 1 and none of them work.

I have to say i thought the manga started decently actually. It was sick ass imagery as well. Dragon desings though not unique were nice to look at. But its not enough. Majority of the characters are flat. 1 of the characters assaults the female lead and everyone just lets it go. There is also a large amount of problem that were nitpicks in higher quality shoujo series that are straight up problems and issues here.

TLDR: The story is rushed. The characters are disappointing. The romance is fine. The imagery is nice. But overall i wouldn't recommend this to anyone. The only reason i don't hate it more is just cuz it was 3 short volumes 4/10
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Barely enjoyable  
by hurafloyd
January 10th, 2017, 8:16pm
Rating: 3.0  / 10.0
Too rushed and with random elements being dropped in, that sometimes end up being forgotten or left behind. Way too messy, but still readable to spend time. What was the whole point of the gymnastics theme?

The female MC goes totally with the flow, no decision making on her part. She is there just for the sake of the story, her role has always been given by another and she decides nothing, this MC has little to no personality.

I don't hate this manga but the people who valued this manga with 10 I don't know what they were reading. I tried my best to find positive points but...

Following reasons I put just 3 (out of pity because its still not a bad story).

+3: Story is barely interesting.
-1: Supportive characters have no depth.
-1: The gymnastic premise is just a dumb filler that doesn't collaborate in the story's development.
-1: Romance, as with everything else, is rushed and boring.
-2: Antagonists are a joke.
-2: Main female character has little to no personality, goes with the flow. "Master of eavesdropping".

... Last updated on January 10th, 2017, 8:17pm
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Besides The Art  
by Anonymous
October 26th, 2014, 2:28am
Rating: 2.5  / 10.0
Besides the beautiful art. Meh.. Starts with a quick fantasy storey when they could have played on her normal human life a bit more before.. Mostly school talk. Not that much action.. Lifeless love.. The questionable plot got me stuck on reading more though (like what is going on?). Ending predictable.
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All about the art  
by tipz
June 20th, 2014, 9:17pm
Rating: 2.5  / 10.0
Besides the beautiful art. Meh.. Starts with a quick fantasy storey when they could have played on her normal human life a bit more before.. Mostly school talk. Not that much action.. Lifeless love.. The questionable plot got me stuck on reading more though (like what is going on?). Ending predictable.
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It's Cute.  
by silverblueroses
September 11th, 2013, 4:58pm
Rating: N/A
I rewatched Spirited Away recently and have been obsessed with dragon boys since. This was a really nice read. Since it was only 15 chapters, I finished it rather quickly. The characters develop rather quickly (maybe too quickly) and it was a little fast paced. Around the middle of the manga, you pretty much figure out just about all the little "secrets". If you read ALOT of manga, you know whats going to happen at around chapter 12-13. Loved the art and the characters, but if you're reading for some deeply developed relationship, this probably won't be for you.
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AMAZING series  
by hershberger16
May 20th, 2012, 8:56pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
I absolutely loved it, it is not a cliche because the girl is really strong willed and not the typical crybaby that runs away all the time. The art was beautiful and I really hope there will be a sequal or a similar separate story later....
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A real romance!  
by UsoSora
April 19th, 2012, 5:27pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
I really like this one because art is so lovable and the story along with characters itself is quite amusing and interesting...I love the ending, it's just the way it should be smile Just for us girls smile
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by bhavi02
February 26th, 2012, 4:06pm
Rating: 6.0  / 10.0
I thought it was ok. The art was beautiful, but the plot was seriously under-developed. The romance seemed forced. The main characters did not go through the process of falling in love, but were suddenly in love. Though there were many interesting aspects of the story, none of them reached their full potential and managed to truly make me love this manga.

If you like the description and have nothing else to do, you should give it a try, but if you find yourself bored, it's not worth finishing.
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Feel-good factor  
by kichiX
January 10th, 2012, 12:07pm
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
The mangaka of this story should be congratulated for being one of the few author's who realise that shoujo does not need weak and hysterical, or high-minded and violent, girls as the protagonist to make a story interesting. The main character is likeable, and the annoying traits so often seen in shoujo characters are missing.
The author managed to pack so much into this manga that normally takes a good deal more volumes to cover
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teacher-student relationship is there briefly, the race for the cup, the school dance, the capture of the criminal, the escape of the criminal, the revival of the tree etc.

It's a credit to the author that the story did not seem rushed in anyway. In fact, the shortness of this manga worked to its favour (although, I admit, I really do like the lead characters, so a chapter more after the end chapter would've suited me fine.).
My only problem is that the Princes seemed underdeveloped. Aside from Akane (I think that's his name) the other two didn't seem to be the focus, and were pushed into the story simply, I think, because the mangaka didn't want them to be forgotten.
Aside from that minor issue this was a wonderful read. It's light, heartwarming and has a feel-good factor. The romance does seem slightly forced when you think about it, but if you take it at face value, this manga is good.

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2012, 12:58pm
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Absolutely gorgeous!  
by Hanjae
November 5th, 2011, 12:13am
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
What a wonderful story this was! I came into this with little idea of what to expect and found myself bowled over by the beautiful art, fascinating story and memorable characters.

One of the first things I noticed is what a lovely atmosphere this had; everything from the setting to the background of the dragons' plight recalled the highlights of classic Chinese mythology. It's a terrific, sweeping tale of the dying dragon race attempting to keep their bloodline alive, the powerful forces of nature that they can command, and Sakura, the human girl that gets caught up in their battle for survival because she possessed the last dragon fruit. The floods, avalanches and thunderstorms that are depicted in the course of the story quite accurately describes the scale of this - it's like traditional epic fantasy, minus the interminable length.

Often in stories of this type, the character who's the "final hope" can easily be drowned out by the magnitude of the events taking place, but Sumomo Momo manages to maintain the balance here. Sakura's driven as much by her personal desire to save her elder siblings as she wishes to help Yoiyami, the eldest dragon prince, and it makes her determination considerably more believable. Sakura's likeable because she's so... refreshingly normal. She's good at rhythmic gymnastics and not much else, but she takes stock of her situation and makes the most of it with admirable calmness. Some might criticize this as unrealistic, but I'd much prefer reason over hysterical blubbering, frankly. I liked all the dragon princes as well, and really enjoyed the fact that the elder dragons themselves were generally sensible people. Once it was discovered that Sakura had absorbed the dragon fruit and is therefore the only one who can continue the royal dragon bloodline, I had half expected them to reduce her to a puppet with no freedom of thought - I was pleasantly surprised to find that the board chairman treated her as one of their own and allowed her to at least voice her feelings!

There is definitely romance and I thought it was well done, given the amount of detail was packed into the three volumes. It began a little quickly, but it was heartwarming, convincing, and nicely wrapped up at the end. Some might think the ending too perfect, but I disagree. The whole story had the feeling of a beautifully woven myth, and I think the ending fitted it nicely. And the art, of course, is stunning. I had not expected to like this half as much as I did, but I really thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly, highly recommended!
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