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For years the rash tomboyish Tsubasa had communicated with her twin through letters. She had formed the idea that the gentle Arisa led a joyful school life. But upon Arisa's sudden suicide attempt, Tsubasa vows to find the reason behind her twin's actions by taking her place at school. But will this supposed joyful life be too much for Tsubasa to handle? What does it have to do with the people disappearing from Arisa's school...

Note: Extras in volume 6 and 7 have not been scanlated.


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Associated Names
ARISA (German)

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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.44 + Special (end) by Titania over 4 years ago
v.12 c.43 by Titania over 5 years ago
v.12 c.42 by Titania over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

2 topics, 10 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (587 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 25th 2018, 11:17pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Nakayoshi (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (12 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #626 increased(+87)
Monthly Pos #1273 decreased(-5)
3 Month Pos #1933 increased(+82)
6 Month Pos #2051 increased(+136)
Year Pos #2249 decreased(-69)

List Stats
On 1519 reading lists
On 795 wish lists
On 864 completed lists
On 148 unfinished lists
On 375 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Arisa Ends In Japan over 5 years ago
Kings over 7 years ago

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Nice manga   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by purehappiness
August 7th, 2009, 5:33pm
I thought that it would be some ordinary shoujo manga, but boy, the art got me fooled. So, what I am trying to say here is that the art does not match the storyline. It looks very innocent and light. For me, it lowers the suspense that it's supposed to provide. But I recommend this.
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...I was not expecting this.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
July 29th, 2009, 2:33am
Really. I picked this up expecting worthless nonsense that I wouldn't have to think much about after a friend mentioned it. Truth be told, it's half-decent. The author knows how to build up suspense as well as the standard amounts of shoujo drama, so despite still being cliched it's genuinely fun to read.

A good one for more male-oriented suspense/mystery readers looking to broaden their horizons a bit and experience some shoujo flavor for once.
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definitely intrigued   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by janelleski
June 24th, 2009, 5:08am
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though i don't know where the romance in this manga is, i really like it because i'm intrigued with the plot. with the recent chapter, the king is finally made known. but what i'm curious about is how this character does things... like the sudden disappearance of one of the teachers. this is NOT A SUPERNATURAL manga wherein the characters have powers.

it's a definite must read :)
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wtfcaroline
June 23rd, 2009, 11:11am
I thought this manga was only for "light reading" but it's much more than that. This manga has a lot of potential because it's art is beautiful and a totally detailed story line.
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Rating: N/A
by Yua Ayase
May 21st, 2009, 2:22am
Wow, the storyline of the I really wanna buy one smile the art is also yes Im probably a one word awsoner machine but its like amazing! when I first looked at it I thought, another shojo...but no. when i read it, I was wrong...this manga is one of a kind!
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Sugar and spice and all things nice? not in this manga!   
Rating: N/A
by FantasySerenity
April 28th, 2009, 9:21am
Seriously, before i started reading this, i thought it was just another "sugar and spice and all things nice" manga that was only good to kill time, But OMG i was wrong, this is truly a brilliant piece of work, im bursting with questions, and cant wait to find out what happens next.
The characters have a hidden depth that makes you ask why, whywhywhy. from the start.
the art is good, the plot is WEIRD (in an AMAZING way tho) for a shoujo manga, i hope it continues to keep getting scanlated, I'm excited!! XD
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by TheRandomChocolate
April 25th, 2009, 5:31am
Absolutely amazing... The story plot really sucks you in the manga and you just want to learn more. It's very unique and unexpected! Finally, a shoujo manga that's decent! The art could be better though... bigrazz

... Last updated on July 19th, 2009, 7:32am
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Good at first..   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
April 20th, 2009, 4:09pm
The author truly understands how cults work and how ordinary people can be manipulated into figurehead worship and programmed to justify certain actions, whether it be violence or another act of consequence. And most of all, transformed into a menace, whether it be against or within their will.

Good at first but then... it turns into a typical mystery/conspiracy plot. And then, you can see the plot coming up ahead. Too bad though 'cos the author kinda grasped certain interesting things about human behaviour. Unfortunately, the writing got rather predictable and cheesy as the chapters advanced.

... Last updated on December 22nd, 2009, 2:38pm
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Let'a Just Say The Cover is Decieving   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kirabook
April 9th, 2009, 10:40pm
Well, at first I neglected reading this because it looked like any other shoujo cover and all romance with some over complicated drama, but then I read the first chapter and was like "This is a hidden goldmine!" Well, not really, but I was definitely surprised how the saying "never judge a book by its cover" really came into effect! lol
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Super suspense!   
Rating: N/A
by kira819
April 2nd, 2009, 10:49am
I thought chapter 3 would answer the questions I had in the first couple of chapters, it kinda did but left me with more questions. This series really has lots of potentials and the cliff hanger just made me wish the next chapter was out already!
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