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Hiiro no Isu  
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From Dragon Voice Project:

Setsu is a tomboy who lives in the small village Niolz and she's been participating in various Martial Arts Comepetitions in order to earn enough prize money to travel to the capital Bazen where King Lucaria resides... Luca, her childhood friend who left in order to ascend the "Scarlet chair" as the last rightful heir of the royal line. However when she finally arrives there and gets a glimpse of the King she's shocked to find a stranger in his place! What's going on? But more importantly what happened to the real Luca? Join Setsu in her quest to uncover the truth and find that precious childhood friend...


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The Scarlet Chair

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v.3 c.10 (end) by Dragon Voice Project (2834d ago)
v.3 c.8-9 (v2) by Dragon Voice Project (2841d ago)
v.3 c.9 by Dragon Voice Project (3197d ago)
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3 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
2 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (332 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.96 / 10.0
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May 26th 2015, 8:32am PST



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LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Hermit-chan
September 17th, 2008, 5:21pm
Read my Title XD

The thing that keeps me knowing of what's going to Happen NEXT!
Scarlet Chair is so full of msytery. I love the characters, they're not so 'TYPICAL' for a shojo manga..the heroin is androgenous, strong and yet, there's still a feminine side of her. She outshines the MEN and THAT IS a PLUS for this manga.

I love how the story connects and how the characters interact with each other. I still have doubts on who's the REAL VILLIAN in the manga though. But..we'll see!! 8D

... Last updated on September 17th, 2008, 5:23pm
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Like this manga!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by angeline_chong94
October 16th, 2008, 1:26pm
I like Setsu as the main character because of her brave personality. She doesn't blush like other shoujo manga girls. I read all the three volume. I does not like the ending much. I hope they can make Luca and Setsu together. Its seems that 沙奇(the boy that help Luca and became the king) act as the boy main character.
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Well-paced manga with interesting plot   
Rating: N/A
by akuramsama
November 5th, 2010, 3:37am
The reviews say the plot is "confusing" or "the art sucks" well... I say, are those reviewers expecting every shoujo title to be a straightforward (i.e. cute but boring) work filled with nothing but bishounen?

I found the plot extremely refreshing, and the pace had me clicking for more. The heroine, like what the author says, is more of a hero, with the fake!Luca being the heroine instead XD.

Every character was interesting, in that they had their own motivations for the things they did, and some characters are not what they seem. Luca, whom Setsu almost kind of idolises... is especially not what he seems. I think this title would be enjoyed by people who love european-ambient political stories, and want something beyond self-indulgent eyecandy manga. smile

I don't think the end was tragedy though. There were just some things that had to happen. And that's what lends this manga a realistic feel.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hoacj
April 10th, 2010, 11:28pm
It's almost been a year since the last update of a chapter.
But I can wait. (:
Second of all, great story. There isn't much character development, but the story development helps back up that lack of element that Scarlet Chair doesn't have.
I anticipate so much from this even though I wouldn't necessarily WHOA at the overall work.
But yes, it's worthy of any reader out there looking for a little something to read.
In the end, I gave it a 10 for some odd reason, not because I'm particularly loving the overall, but because I'm completely drawn to it.

... Last updated on April 10th, 2010, 11:29pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shoufuu
December 6th, 2009, 12:12am
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Even though I didn't really like Dorii Jin that much, I cried RIVERS when he died! D: Awesome; but so sad....CHAPTER 9! I DEMAND CHAPTER 9!! *end rant haha*
I just read Chinese raw (that I didn't get haha) and It was revealed that Setsu found the real Luca, and that the fake Luca's name is actually Saki. So Saki and Sestu get out of the castle, and Luca returns to the throne room. Before this, he promised to continue living, which is obviously a lie TT^TT Anyways, he goes to Kazuna, and Kazuna orders the intruders to bow down in the presence of the king. They probably didn't survive though, since the castle was razed the ground. There was also a flashback of Luca and Kazuna. Luca knew he was sick and wouldn't live for more than two or three years, so he went on the journey so Setsu wouldn't feel sad. However, he did live more that that, haha. Anyways, he wanted to give Saki, his best friend, who had nothing, everything he had: the throne. So sad. Depressing. Gosh. I cried rivers, I tell you, RIVERS.

...Now I'm wondering why this wasn't put under Tradegy... D:

... Last updated on December 6th, 2009, 12:29am
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A suspenseful and refreshing read.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Disperse
April 2nd, 2011, 3:56am
One of my favorite mangas of all time, just wish it was longer!

But the nonetheless the shortness suited the manga, and the suspense and twists were very refreshing to see in a shoujo manga.
Art is not the most polished, but at the same time it is very original and the author has her own distinct style. It gives a fading yet rough effect.

I love Setsu and the fake-Luca's relationship. The romance is not over done and very very subtle. Some may not even see it. And Setsu is indeed more like a hero and fake-Luca the heroine, which is once again very refreshing and one of the reasons I love this manga. That does not mean that fake-Luca is a wimp, however.

The ending to me was honestly... rather heartbreaking. But it was inevitable and the ending was not entirely a tragedy, it was somewhat bittersweet. It was an ending that suited the manga and pretty much had to happen.

I recommend this manga to anyone who likes suspence-mysteries and strong heroines. The bittersweet ending and the heartfelt emotion is what makes this manga stay with you long after the last page. The thing about Midorikawa's mangas are the emotions put into it, she has a strong talent in portraying realistic emotions, whether it's loneliness or compassion. This manga has so many mixed emotions and subtleties that I feel people need to pick up to really enjoy this.

... Last updated on August 8th, 2012, 5:52pm
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i want more!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shiro_13
December 28th, 2010, 11:50am
at first,i thought it was your simple,typical tomboy girl looking for her childhood friend. yup,it is simple.but the mangaka made a very interesting storyline,thus making it UNIQUE.
(As to be expected of midorikawa yuki..: ))
i really wish that she would be reunited with Luca (And that the series did not end as to where it was supposed to be)

i would really recommend it to all ages. : )

it made me go "wow" and UPON REACHING THE LAST PAGE, "shocks! its already the end?!?". this reaction was unusual,for there are shojo mangas that i have encountered that made me say "I already know the ending! end it already!"

I really want to buy her mangas and support her,but i haven't found anyone who sells her works here in our country.: (
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Pretty Good   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by galacticon
July 19th, 2011, 10:58pm
Very refreshing plot, with some great twists. All the characters were likeable and I thought the art wasn't too bad. But I do agree with the comments about the plot being confusing--it definitely gets a bit muddled at the end, and it's hard to keep track of everything. Not impossible though, and definitely worth a read.
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Rating: 8.3 / 10.0
by milkgreentea
April 5th, 2014, 8:21pm
One of a kind, and I don't mind the weird swords. But what is with the ending?! Couldn't the guy just have escaped confused Why didn't he?! Other than that confusing part, it's a decent story.

... Last updated on April 5th, 2014, 8:23pm
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Refreshing and Interesting   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sireneares
August 16th, 2013, 9:12pm
I really enjoyed it.

Sometimes, I get tired of the same plot motifs. This story took some unexpected turns. Although, it seemed to move slowly, the mystery of what was going on kept me reading.
I admit, the plot can be hard to follow. But that's because the author didn't spoon feed the reader every little piece of information. Some of the story is subtly conveyed, other parts are left for the reader to determine.
I particularly liked the ending. Not what I expected, but it is an acceptable ending!

Definitely worth spending the hour or two to read!!!
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