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It's not that she tries to keep to herself, exactly: It's just that everyone seems to look right through her! Naturally, Sakuya Tohno has a complex about it. She says she's just like air: ever present, but never seen. All she wants is a friend, but building relationships isn't exactly easy for someone who is, for all intents and purposes, invisible. But then she hears a legend about the "Thousand-Year Sakura" and how, if one makes a wish beneath its perpetually-blossoming boughs, it's sure to come true. So in a moment of desperation, she races to the tree, only to find four very attractive boys waiting for her... And at that moment, beneath the cherry blossoms of the ever-blooming Thousand-Year Sakura, something incredible happens!


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Supa Darin!
SUPER DARLING! ซุปเปอร์ ดาร์ลิ่ง!

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Average: 6.7 / 10.0 (127 votes)
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Say What?!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Haibara
September 1st, 2013, 1:10am
What end already?! o_O First of all, I started reading this because I'm a fan of the mangaka. Though it's shocking that it ended quickly. But overall, the story and bishies are very good. It feels like the author wanted to end it quickly, it would be good if it was extended a little bit on the story. For those who are interested in reading this, give it a try!
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by Romashk
August 12th, 2013, 9:58pm
Cuz the artwork is nice I gave this a try. Dropped it. And gave another try later. Still can't read it. It's interesting, but hard to read. Maybe it's harem mayhem, maybe too much stuff is happening at once. Anyway, I hope this finds its reader. Sadly, this is not for me.
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Not even going to rate this..   
Rating: N/A
by mixxyum
August 12th, 2013, 9:49pm
Why. There was literally one chapter left.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Why in the world would the author pull the "world is ending in the future." "you are the world's key" AT THE LAST CHAPTER.
WHY i cant fathom. Nor do i understand how her air-like qualities "works." She stand literally in front of them, but no one can see her. in the end, there seems to be no conclusion...not a solid one at least...
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by Mo-chan
August 12th, 2013, 2:14pm
First off shouto aya's works art-wise, is always gorgeous. It very detailed, so if you don't like "crowded" art you might not enjoy it as much but it's still simply dazzling. Also her character designs are unique so you can differentiate with no problems, some people may think the characters aren't developed well but they actually have much depth which you can notice as the story progresses.

Downside, the story/plot lacks, they always have potential and twists which are pretty refreshing, but sometimes she either rushes it or drags it out.

This mangaka does prefer harem scenarios it's not cliche because it's a genre, please don't take bleubonbon's words as a critique especially since they havent read it. It's not a bad shoujo it just isn't one of those super fantastic one's but that just depends on your tatse, just give it a try.
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I wish there was a true reverse harem route series   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Alwerien
September 19th, 2012, 11:15am
To the person below me: I'm not sure why would you comment on this saying cliché when you haven't even given this series a try. Harem is a manga genre so I don't really see a problem when some mangaka favors it. Also none of your mentioned cliché types actually is in this.

Well, anyways. As usual Aya's artwork is gorgeous. Story might be slightly weaker which happens a lot in romance-centered shoujo series but I won't judge it based on only few chapters. Though those reasons for their wish were beyond lame. Poor girl, haha. The heroine is really sweet and her character is actually growing on me a lot. I'm hoping this manga won't go the typical harem route where she would end up with - let's theoretically say Hanamiya - and actually works it out better.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I'm now interested in the mysterious guy that appeared at the end of 4th chapter though! And also..the hint of -gasp- plot.
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by BleuBonBon
August 4th, 2012, 10:15am
I haven't read this yet, but I'm noticing now that in Shouoto-sensei's work there usually is a harem. There's a popular long haired guy that's part of the school council. There's the super kawaii (baby cute) guy that all girls want him to be their brother. Then there's the your normal average hot guy in the class and the super emo guy. This is becoming seriously cliche.
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DUUuuude.Or should I say dudes?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by bluedrop
July 17th, 2012, 9:13am
Ladies and gentlemen (not sure if there are any gentlemen in the audience), let's meet the contestants! *cough*harem*cough*!

(in order of appearance, because we all know the order of their meeting our female lead tells a lot about who she's ending up with if the mangaka won't throw anything unexpected, e.g.character death)

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
First up: Hanamia Terui
This dark-haired hottie has quite some points in his favor.

Appearing first, we know the guy the heroine meets first is the one she will most likely end up with. He's the only one whose ability isn't told to us. His main description in the manga is that he's some heir of some super big company while the others each have some special trait. He's laid back and is described by the heroine as taking things at his own pace, eventually leading others to keep with his pace.

The girls call him the legendary super famous Hanamiya Terui (which kind of makes me feel bad for him because he has no other defining trait other than being the richest among all the guys)
tagline:"I'm here to find a wife"

Next we have: Hatori Kanata
The bubbly-type who's obviously gonna be the comic-relief guy. He's the shortest among the guys which pulls down his chances of winning the girl. Not because of his height, but the obvious adding of him to the harem to just add to the number of cutie-pies.

He's got red hair which puts him behind the dark-haired ones (because hair color is everything in shoujo. The leads can never have the same hair color unless the manga's being realistic and has the characters with natural colored hair)

He's the artistic, musical popstar guy who all the girls love. Called 'super' popstar Hatori.
tagline:"Become my girlfriend, okay?"

Third, we have: Kazemachi Nagi
The golden haired prince-type. Kind, caring, and considerate, he makes all the girls blush and fawn over him. He's called the 'magician' chef Nagi and loves creating delicious(looking, because we'll never get to taste them) pastries. Among all the dudes, he basically looks the most fem among them. Because, of course, the bishounen who likes to cook and magic cute clothing has to be in touch with his femininity.
tagline:"I fell in love with you at first sight"

And last, we have: Tsukiomi Shiki
The cold calculating(actually tsundere) type. He's the amazing CEO of ***company or something, said to be a genius and whatnot. He's got dark hair and is seen in the cover with almost the same cover space as Terui so we know he's the main other choice, leading with Terui. (I have the biggest girl-boner for this guy for some reason)
tagline:"Become my property"

They be all rich, hot, and (duh)popular, as you do with any male harem trope set in a prestigious academy with the supposedly not-special (who we learn is quite speshul) female lead.

If anyone's wondering why I decided to introduce the harem like some dating game thing, it's pretty much how we meet the guys in the manga.

Their intro in the manga:
They pop up in super flowery full page (gorgeous art BTW) centers each, with really lame pickups but you'll be ignoring that because of the art. They get little mini descriptions about themselves and converge in a full two page spread, saying in chorus: "Become my woman".

Talk about facepalm-inducing lines.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
There is talk that she ends up with all four of them which will totally make me bump the rating to a 10 if it happens because it rarely does in shoujo while guys with harems get to keep all the ladies. Talk about revolutionizing reverse-harem manga!

The twist this story has is that in the beginning we learn:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
"...If you make a wish and confess under the thousand year old cherry blossom tree, your wish will come true. But if you betray your wish, you will be cursed by the tree for the rest of your life." Thing is, they 'confessed' all at the same time and all five(guys+girl) got some weird sakura mark thing.
and many other plotlines that makes this quite unique because it pokes fun at the guys a bit.

Still, I'm enjoying this because I knew I wouldn't be getting anything extremely deep and insightful, but something fun and light. There's a lot poking fun at the guys themselves, which I found fun to read. The art is just lovely and you can't help but smile at many scenes. The heroine grew on me and the guys are total eye-candy.

NOTE: Manga still not completed so comment will be updated.

EDIT: OMG FINALLY READ THE ENDING AND I AM CRYING BECAUSE I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING I'M SORRY-NOT-SORRY and to the people who took this story seriously (for some reason) let me pat you on the back and usher you to read something else because this story just wasn't for you

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
PLOT TWISTS! Everything suddenly went weirdly dark. Ok. Tried to go dark, maybe to achieve some depth to the story. But I still couldn't take it seriously. I felt like I was reading satire. And then *BOOM* We can conquer anything if we're together!
HAREM ENDING FTW!!! This was the first I've read of a reverse-harem ending this way.
Yes, the entire thing was convoluted to the extreme, but I can actually say I enjoyed reading this. It's not the greatest manga ever, but I'm giving this a 10 as promised.

Do not take this manga seriously. It's great Eye-candy, very convoluted plot, little to no resolution of the problem at all, and a really controversial (mostly because people can't accept it) ending.

... Last updated on June 19th, 2015, 12:28am
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Rating: N/A
by scarlet warrior
June 12th, 2012, 8:59pm
There's two things I've expected from Shouoto Aya.. first..the art, like always.. it's beautiful, I never get tired of looking at her art for a long time.. second, the story isn't really good.. it's not strong enough to catch my attention.. the only reason I'm reading this is because of the art.. this also applies for her other works..About her characters.. most of her boy characters are so random... their personality that is...
Overall is just average..;

... Last updated on June 12th, 2012, 9:01pm
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Great!! <3   
Rating: N/A
by RengeOtakuSama
June 12th, 2012, 7:09pm
This is awesome! The art is stunning and extremely attractive. There's only two chapters released but I can't wait to read the following chapters. I recommend it but it's be frustrating to because you have to wait really long for the next releases.

The art is to die for!! Even my heart jumps out because the guys are goreous. TOO GORGEOUS that it blows my mind! Lol! biggrin
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