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Natsu no Arashi!  
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Thirteen-year-old Yasaka is a boy staying at his grandfather's house during his summer vacation. One day he entered a store and met Arashi, a beautiful sixteen-year-old girl working there. After trying to protect her from a man who claims to have been hired by her family to take her back by force, Yasaka ran away with her and now she stays at his grandpa's place with him. It didn't take much time for Yasaka to figure out that his new friend is far from an ordinary girl, as she possesses mysterious powers. The plot thickens when he finds a sixty-year-old picture of Arashi and another girl named Kaja, and to the surprise of all Kaja suddenly appears, and just like Arashi, her appearance hasn't changed at all since then.


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Associated Names
Летняя буря!
Summer Storm

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.33 by School Rumble Fantrad about 1 year ago
v.6 c.32 by School Rumble Fantrad over 2 years ago
v.5 c.31 by School Rumble Fantrad over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 5, Chap 31

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (113 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 23rd 2017, 10:47am PST



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GanGan Joker (Square Enix)
GanGan Wing (Square Enix)

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Weekly Pos #662 increased(+146)
Monthly Pos #1366 increased(+406)
3 Month Pos #2525 increased(+526)
6 Month Pos #3636 increased(+558)
Year Pos #4940 decreased(-182)

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Second look and was hooked.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Tobuay
March 16th, 2015, 12:09pm
After reading School Rumble for like the 3rd time? I noticed that this was made by the same guy. I noticed it before but thought I could for go reading/watching this one for the time being. This time I decided take a look. It's actually not half bad. I felt school rumble had a little too much slap stick comedy and not enough thought put into character development.
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In School Rumble you figure pretty quickly that Harima is not gonna end up with Tenma. The mangaka even went through a whole back story as to why Harima likes her. Specifically the scar on his back, could have been played with or even a side character could have got him to open up and then felt pity for him to get comedy from it.

Then there was the half assed Yakumo supernatural thing. It's never really explained. Nor is her ghost.

Only about half way through this one shows a lot more promise for a satisfying ending. Go or Bad ending it would have been worth the read.

... Last updated on March 16th, 2015, 12:10pm
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it's just started   
Rating: N/A
by mu2020
June 5th, 2010, 6:39am
it's look like the story is on its characters development part. usually we must wait till a few dozens chapter till the real story comes out.. just like some other great manga out there (ex: kekkaishi 50 chapters till the real story out)
the indonesian published finally out.. yay. i just bought the first volume.
ps: yeah publishers here are quite slow to take a new series
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Plain and dull   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Darknemo2000
June 16th, 2009, 8:51am
Compared to SR it is a fail. As a standalone - not that bad, but nothing outstanding. Just plain, boring and mediocre manga that you can see hundreds in stores. Nothing exception, characters dull and shallow and even the twist doesn't give the story any extra excitement.
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Late bloomer   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by providence
September 15th, 2008, 9:18pm
I gave up on this early on. Recently it got a bit more interesting with the new twist. It's not as funny as school rumble and it doesn't have much romantic tension since the main lead is too young. It'll have to rely on supernatural elements and good storytelling to keep us interested. Time will tell...
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Better than expected   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ThaCriminal
August 14th, 2007, 1:47pm
I don't see why the users are giving this a low rating. The humour isn't to the level of School Rumble but there is romance mixed with supernatural phenomenon (time travelling) which makes this series all the more interesting.
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takes time to get interesting.   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Akujin
June 12th, 2007, 1:22pm
The beginning of this story was terrible. I almost gave up reading after chapter 2. BUT, there was one scene from chapter 1 that confused and forced me to continue forth. And it was well worth it, when I came to chapter 6.

So ya'll that quit reading @ chapter 1/2 should give it a second try and stop at chapter 7 if you still don't find it interesting enough smile

EDIT: This series has nothing to do with School Rumble, so people should stop comparing them. It's like comparing Coca-cola to Fanta, just because they are developed and owned by the same company/person doesn't necessary mean they have to be anything alike (apart from being soft drinks, just like natsu is a manga and so is school rumble)...

... Last updated on July 4th, 2009, 8:28pm
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Instant favorite   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mr_Qwerty
April 12th, 2007, 12:43pm
Definitely not "School Rumble Take Two", but you'll recognize a lot of character personalities. A good deal more emphasis on the supernatural side of things instead of misunderstandings and plain old naiveté; it shows Kobayashi Jin's skill in storytelling beyond School Rumble's slapstick comedy.
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Try it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Schnorgon
April 11th, 2007, 9:44am
I like it. It's quite different from what I expected in the beginning but it's definitely very good. Absolutely worth a try.
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stay away   
Rating: N/A
by haens
March 20th, 2007, 12:45am
I guess I've never read anything so lame and boring. quite the opposite of SR. stay away from this.

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Good good!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by reinard-fox
December 16th, 2006, 8:35am
Good manga, I expect a lot from it! Drawing style is different from SR and is more beautiful to my mind.
Give it a try for sure
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