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Ran to Haiiro no Sekai  
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Description
From Storm in Heaven:
Meet the Urumas, a slightly dysfunctional family of four sorcerers. Mom, being the most powerful sorceress around, works away from home keeping the world safe. Dad picks up the slack and takes care of the family. Except when he's out, which is when the older brother Jin finds himself in the unenviable position of keeping tabs on his sister Ran. Ran, the youngest, is a willful girl with too much power and too little wisdom. Let's take a look at Ran's everyday misadventures, shall we?

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Associated Names
乱と灰色の世界
小亂之魔法家族
Gray and Wonder Around Her
Il mondo di Ran
Ran and the Ashen World
Ran and the Gray World
Rans magiska värld

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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

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Yes

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (632 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.69 / 10.0
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January 13th 2018, 2:35pm PST


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Year
2008

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Serialized In (magazine)
Fellows! (Enterbrain)
Harta (Enterbrain)

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Monthly Pos #311 (No change)
3 Month Pos #263 decreased(-21)
6 Month Pos #255 decreased(-35)

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What a charming little story...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
January 9th, 2018, 11:23am
"Don't treat me like a kid!" I remember saying that a lot as a kid. Our main character Ran was just like me. This is a story about a bright, adorable 10-years old sorceress-in-training and her lovely magical family. The young child sees the world around her and wants to grow up quickly--and she finds a way to transform her body into that of a grown-up's! She goes on many little adventures and meets new people along the way in her irresistibly charming adult form--and learns along the way that having the body of an adult doesn't make her grown-up.

WHAT I LIKED / PROS:
It explored themes of death, puppy love, idolization, escapism, heartbreak, grief, and growing up.

At some point in our lives, we all yearned to be a part of the adult world, and then we fell in love for the first time, made our very first true friend, found our little hearts broken, mourned the death of someone we treasured, lashed out on those around us, felt guilty, and learned to heal our wounded souls. We all had to learn the world wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, and that even then, our complicated world was beautiful and worth living for.

This whimsical tale is filled with cute minor magic techniques, creative characters, beautiful sparkling shoujo hair, and character growth. It is nostalgic and sweetly melancholic to see Ran (the little girl) evolve as a person and a magician. This is a story filled with heart, and I love how we see glimpses of the lives of those around her be affected by Ran's bubbling optimism, creative kiddy schemes, and warmth.

WHAT I DISLIKED / CONS:
The story was hard to follow at times, and I feel like this series should've moved at a slower pace and it should have paid more attention to the specific moments that caused character development. Because everything moved so quickly and because there were so many things happening all at once, the characters' bonds with each other felt shallow since I never saw what led up to their feelings for each other.

What made A hate B? What does C like about D? How did E fall so deeply for F and become willing to sacrifice everything for F? These questions were never fully explored.

In conclusion, RAN TO HAIIRO NO SEKAI had a lot of potential to be better. The setting was gorgeously magical, the characters are lovable and diverse, the themes were important, the plot was intriguing and refreshing... but the execution of these things fell flat. The story-telling itself was bad, and the good ideas this author had never were fully realized.

This story makes me sad because it has everything needed to make it really really good, but was not as good because of the shallow story-telling. Nonetheless, RAN TO HAIIRO NO SEKAI is a charming whimsical story full of adorable magic! I still recommend it to anyone that enjoys a good "on-the-path-to-adulthood" story.

... Last updated on January 9th, 2018, 11:37am
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It gets better~   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Nikiharamai
January 4th, 2018, 5:07am
Okay, frankly at the beginning, it was really weird and messy but then I got used to it. The girl was originally very very whimsical (okay 3/4 of the whole manga), but she IS a child. It was kinda creepy at first with Outaro but well, at least he was a nice dude in the end. All in all, if you like the character Hibi Makoto, looking forward to his scenes makes everything better.♡♡♡
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its a hit or miss   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by foscor70
December 18th, 2017, 12:10am
if you dont like typical shoujo manga than you will surely not like this, it's also kinda like ntr.
But if you are ok with shoujo stuff then you will love it.
it has the typical adult playboy/womanizer male lead who after screwing various girls is somehow obsessed with the so called young and pure female lead and the female lead also likes the this man for god knows what reason( maybe because she is young and stupid like the vast majority of other shouju female leads). And we have also this man,who is obsessed with sexualizing with the female lead even after knowing that she is actually a 10 year old. (pedo? oh ya)

Then there is the female mc's brother Jin, a sometime wolf that goes into heat and then "falls in love" with the convenient utterly submissive housewife type girl who lets him have his way with her.
A lot of people love it's arts but seriously I did not even liked it's art.

this manga is wrong in so many ways,the only reasons i can think of anybody enjoying this crap can be that they either are female readers with bad taste in men(like playboy/womanizers in real) or people who just care about art.

For a much better manga that deals with Japanese folklore and magic, try Hyakkiyakkou Shou.

... Last updated on December 21st, 2017, 9:50pm
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What a beautiful yet grey world indeed... (T.T)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by princess_bubblegum
February 21st, 2017, 10:22pm
This manga is beautiful in both art and plot...
I really fell in love while reading every chapter of this series...
But I disagree with people saying that Ran is a bratty kid... We are talking about an elementary school kid here.. I mean most of us are mischievous and selfish when we were little... Also Ran's parents especially her mother is still immature despite her age so the fault doesn't lie in Ran alone...
Contrary... I think Ran is a very brave and honest girl...

This would had been my ultimate favorite manga IF NOT FOR......
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Outarou's death......... (T.T)
Why why why!!!!!!!
He is my most favorite male character..... I like how he is not princely and has flaws in his character...
I quite like how Ran just easily broke down his defenses and made him fall in love with her..
Outarou I think is willing to wait for Ran to grow up before making bold moves if you look into his actions carefully...
He even asked permission to court Ran with prospect of marriage directly from his mother...

It made me cry when Outarou last words where "I love you even if you are ten years old"...
Now that is true and unconditional love...

Why isn't there any miracle where Outarou would survive!!!!
I'm still crying and mourning for him...
My world really turned grey with his death......


... Last updated on March 21st, 2017, 6:28am
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Really almost my all time favorite   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Teabag
February 19th, 2017, 5:49pm
This manga is certainly one of the best I have ever read. The characters were all intriguing, quirky, and fun to watch develop and mature. This plot and story line was extremely heartwarming, which just kept me glued to this manga until I finished it. At times, the plot didn't flow as well as it could, but after reading a little after the transition, things would come back together. I wish the ending was a little longer, and showed a little more of the Hibi and Ran ship bigrazz <3. The romance wasn't stupid nor cliche and had the right amount of cuteness in it.

LOVE IT (I'm actually not ok writing this semi-calm review, I kind of wanna scream to the world how good this is)
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One of the best...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
September 25th, 2016, 2:27pm
despite the "death of many crows". The central notion, a family of people with VERY great powers, and their actions and impacts in the society around them, is played out with amazing creativity. And the art is just wonderful.

As for the evil rich guy whom the Main Girl becomes enamored of...well, something like that is almost inevitable once it is established that she can look indistinguishable from a fully-developed teenager, unless her family keeps her locked up in the house. In addition, that guy plays an irreplaceable part in the story. It is a melodrama, and every melodrama must have a villain. Without one, any story told of this powerful family would soon grow boring (It would be just a string of demonstrations of their overwhelming power).

Conflict is essential to good storytelling, and the more powerful the hero or heroes are, the more powerful and bad the villain has to be.

... Last updated on December 9th, 2017, 2:54pm
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it's good <3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by willnira
June 29th, 2016, 10:55am
The characters: they are not annoying, the mangaka draws them in a really pretty form. I like all of the characters.

The story: omg, i love the story it has the girly touch but at the same time is kinda dramatic. Because we have a girl who wants to grow up fast but she keeps the innocence so, there...that's it. i won't say spoilers but it's not a pedo manga, truat me!
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Kinda creepy but gets better   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by plotrobert
May 4th, 2016, 9:05pm
This was really a manga with a lot of highs and lows for me. Let me just say first that I liked the second half way more than the first half, though there is undoubtedly a charm throughout the whole story. The biggest strength of this manga is by far the art, Irie does a fantastic job bringing every panel to life and since our characters can use magic that means there's all sorts of fantastic looking sequences. For the most part the characters are great as well, and I really liked the developing relationship between Hibi and Ran.

So, elephant in the room. Outarou was the worst and he kind of ruined the early manga. Really the problem is that I think I'm supposed to find the scenes with him and Ran charming or romantic. Nothing could be further from the truth though, almost every scene with Outarou in it was just painful. I mean even if you ignore the fact that Ran is even younger than she looks, he STILL acknowledges that he's too old for her and goes after her with gusto anyhow. Even after he finds out she's actually 10 he doesn't even slow down, just keeps sticking his tongue down that throat. It's creepy as heck.
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And honestly if he was the main love interest I woulda dropped this before the end more than likely


Using magic in your story is a double edged sword. On one hand, it allows for fantastic visuals and some very creative scenarios. On the other hand there's a whole lot of "uh, because it's magic" going on in the story. Magic is cool and all buy it does let the author be kind of lazy with the storytelling as a whole.


Three quick points:
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1. They don't even explain the main antagonist of the series until it's been defeated. What the hell? It really felt like they should have explained it sooner
2. I didn't cry when Outarou died, I laughed because my dreams had come true
3. I was kinda hoping for just a bit more of Hibi and Ran in the ending. Heck, more of them overall. Sometimes I think that if most Outarou scenes were replaced with Hibi scenes this would be a better manga.


Overall I still give the whole thing an 8/10. Despite the flaws and the fact that I hated Outarou this was still an enjoyable manga once you got past the opening slump.

... Last updated on October 30th, 2016, 7:40pm
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Imaginative world but   
Rating: N/A
by CCheshire
April 6th, 2016, 9:23pm
I really disliked the main relationships between pretty much everyone esp Outarou. It's a shame since I adore the art and inspirations from myths and fairytales. Also keep in mind the MC is only approx elementary schooler so this is going in a weird direction regardless of magical shoes.
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A Beautiful and Touching Story   
Rating: N/A
by LucyMorningstar
March 15th, 2016, 4:19pm
I loved this manga. First, because of the story and characters. Secondly, the art. This story is a wonderful read because it can connect to just about anyone because everyone, at one point or another, has felt the need to grow up quickly. Ran learns that it isn't just about growing up that makes a person, it is the experiences and people that surround you that truly make you the person that you are meant to be.
For me Ran reminds me of my childhood self. Just like her I wanted to be an adult because I thought that the adults had all the fun. I never really appreciated my childhood experiences until I grew up and had time to reflex. So anyone who is still a child at heart, or thinks that being an adult is great read this book. You wont be disappointed
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