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Strobe Edge  
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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1461 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.36 / 10.0

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Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha)

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Viz (10 Volumes - Completed)

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Just no.  
by LaughingMushroomXD
December 23rd, 2014, 11:10am
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
I read this manga about a year ago, but I'm only making a review now because this is going to be a live-action soon, and a lot of people might consider reading the manga first before watching the live action (which maybe due to fukushi sota's looks *wink wink* haha). If anyone planning to read the manga is reading this, let me just warn you about what you're about to delve into.

The girl is going after someone who already has a girlfriend. And yes, she is fully aware that he has one. HE HAS A GIRLFRIEND. Am I the only one who finds that wrong?! I mean I get that it happens -- sometimes some people fall for someone already taken, but when that happens, you DON'T pursue your feelings. Yes, at one point she did say she was giving up on him, but did she really, now? Poor girlfriend even considered the heroine as a friend. What's even worse is I can't see anything wrong with the relationship between the lead guy and his girlfriend enough for him to switch feelings towards the heroine (considering he's supposed to be a real gentleman ugh). It's pretty obvious the girlfriend needed the guy more than the heroine(which basically spells out that he left her when she needed him most). I didn't like the heroine at all. She's overly optimistic to the point that it's just plain stupidity. Contrary to what others say, I find her really selfish. Selfish, not naive. If she really really liked the guy, she would have wanted him to be happy even if he ends up with another girl. I mean come on, woman! I get that she can't control her feelings, but to confess her feelings for a guy who currently has a girlfriend is very inconsiderate. Of course a sudden confession would confuse the guy. She just planted the seed of the doubt in the guy's head. And if this was her plan all along, then bravo; guess she's not so stupid afterall.

And so, I think the story is realistic and unrealistic at the same time. It's realistic since breaking up with your partner because you started to like someone else does happen in real life. Liking someone you can't be with is realistic. Being left out in a relationship is realistic. What's unrealistic is how the story tells the readers that what happened is okay, that it's the right thing. The lead guy is still portrayed as the nice, perfect, gentleman even when he leaves his girlfriend for the heroine(why he liked her enough to do that will always remain a mystery to me). Good guys don't do that. Jerks do that. To give the story a bit of praise, it did start out differently than other shoujo mangas. I mean, the lead guy breaking up with someone he promised to love? Rare. Plus the manga has two characters worth mentioning -- Andou and the ex-girlfriend. What they felt, that's real love right there. They let the person they love go because their happiness is their loved one's happiness. That's how it should be.

After the two main characters became a thing, the manga lost its uniqueness and followed the pattern of every cliche shoujo manga. It's all lovey-dovey blahblah. We all know how it plays out.

I think it would have been better if our heroine never got the guy. For once, let the pain be real. Let it be the story of how she actually got over her first love. Hers doesn't really count because no matter what, she still had him in the end. But that's just my two cents, think what you want.

So maybe I did take the story too seriously. But I just wanted to make a point. Nevermind that the latter part was just like any other cliche shoujo manga. That's actually the okay part. The art was okay too, i guess. It's just the story that really bothered me. What I wanted to read was a story with real romance, main characters with true heartwarming feelings; that's not what I got. But if you're okay with ruined relationships, messed up concept of true love, real people with actual feelings who actually care a lot getting pushed to the sidelines, then go ahead and read the manga. Maybe if you don't think about it too much, you can actually enjoy the manga. Maybe. Maybe I'm the only one who was bothered by it. Afterall, it's just a manga. But if you read it and feels the same way I did, don't say I didn't warn you.

... Last updated on December 25th, 2014, 10:16am
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This story is so boring  
by Nyuuuuuh
December 5th, 2014, 2:36pm
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
I don't mind naive/simple minded main characters, I really don't. But this one is just... well, stupid to be honest. And the guy she likes is just boring and extremely anti-social. I don't know if it gets better, but so far they don't match at all.

Usually I get really happy feeling while reading shoujo, no matter if it's cliche, or if the story is stupid, so it pains me to give this one such a low score, but I reaaally didn't like it. Sorry >_<"
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So freaking cute but  
by Bebe~
October 13th, 2014, 7:38pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
I didn't start liking until after chapter 19
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when his girlfriend lets him go and breaks up with him
. From that point on, I LOVED IT. SO cute. Pure innocent puppy love.Gosh.. chapter 34? Pang straight to the heart. I did find it a little draggy at some times. Certainly didn't need 10 volumes..but I'll let it slide.
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by jiujin
August 21st, 2014, 2:05am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
I liked that
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ninako never really considered dating andou. people are complaining about ninako keep on approaching ren even though he had a girlfriend, but i m actually fine with that. she never really made a move but stayed as a friend. and it was ren who developed feelings for her which cant be helped. i also liked it that it was mayuka who acknowledged first that it was time to move on.

anyway a nice read
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by kk99aa
July 29th, 2014, 7:48pm
Rating: N/A
Although the plot was overdone (first love, some kind of love triangle, etc) this manga somehow pulled it off without making it seem incredibly cliché. The romance wasn't the worst I've ever seen either. Most notably is that she actually ends up with the guy that treats her well.

But I had one major problem with Strobe Edge... Ninako. Not her personality, because truthfully I admire that she refuses to go out with someone she doesn't have feelings for (something that, if done, rarely ends well). It was her face. In EVERY. SINGLE. SCENE she looks like a baby! It was really off putting! What healthy highschool girl has a face like an infant's?!

Needless to say, it bothered me a lot.
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by rothrock
July 25th, 2014, 7:45pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Childish and terrible comments on this series, some from people having the need to compare it to Ao Haru Ride. While I feel this series is better than Ao haru ride, I love them both quite well.

Keep in mind this is my own honest opinion and preference, but I see no need to put it down just because it's being compared to Ao Haru Ride, more foolishly so, Ao haru Ride is bragged about being better than Strobe Edge that's why I question the hate towards this series.
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So dull...Why is this manga so popular?!  
by nemo91591
July 22nd, 2014, 2:52pm
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
Strobe edge is incredibly dull. The only character in this manga that is even remotely interesting is Andou. Ren is the typical, popular, cold male lead, and Ninako is nothing more than an overly optimistic, naive girl that of course falls head over heels in love with the most boring, antisocial, insignificant guy in her school. This entire manga is just about Ninako chasing after a guy that really is not all that special. Ninako completely friend zones the guys that have always cared for her from the beginning (i.e. Andou and Daiki) and instead pines after some guy that already has a girlfriend. Even though she's not a terrible character, her unrequited love and naive way of thinking is extremely irritating. She needs to get over Ren, who has about as much character and personality as a rock, and start to appreciate what she already has. If you want to read a very generic, boring, shoujo manga, then read Strobe Edge, but don't expect much.
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i like andou better  
by dhyneee
February 20th, 2014, 10:12pm
Rating: N/A
I dont feel like reading it anymore i cant bear it. its obvious that ninako and ren will going out anyway. the story is good, i dont hate any of the character they are all good even ren ex but I just cant betray my feeling. I support andou with ninako T^T poor andou ninako never even consider him because the story lead her that way.
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So much fluffiness  
by aiish
December 1st, 2013, 7:06am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
This manga is so fluffy!!!! Makes me sad that I didn't even have a high school crush nor love life. (TTmTT) I love Ren. I adore Andou. And Ninako wasn't so bad herself. I just love thier growth and interaction. Everything was just so creamy and mushy it oozed the romantic shoujo manga life you'd want. I totally wish I get a bf like Ren.

... Last updated on December 1st, 2013, 7:08am
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Some people with their childish reviews...  
by Yoshipower321
September 3rd, 2013, 12:48pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
You'd think on an informative manga reviewing website there'd be more mature reviewers, be the comments positive or even negative. Unfortunately, some parents unintentionally let their children onto the website. That's the Internet for you.

Anyway, this manga is cute. It teaches about unrequited feelings and hope. It makes me think about people's romantic relationships these days. People seem to pick up the apples they see on the ground more often instead of actually reaching into the tree when it comes to dating.

But despite what I've said, I would recommended this manga to people who can read it without taking the characters too seriously.
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