Name: Strobe Edge
Mangaka: Sakisaka, Io
Volumes: 10 (Complete)
Genre: High School/Drama/Realistic
Age Group: Teen
Summary: Ninako has no idea what love is until one day she realizes she has fallen for the most popular guy in school, Ren. When Ninako tries to pursue her first love she is heart broken when she realizes he already has a girlfriend. Ninako tries her best to be friends with him, but why wont her feelings disappear?
Graphics Rating: 3/4
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: Graphics are so-so. I hate her lips in the beginning but she stops pouting so much after a while.
The plot is something different. It starts off SO typically. It is SO shoujo it’s annoying as hell. BUT if you wait till after she is rejected you will read something amazing. The main theme of this series is unrequited love. The main character is still going through it (4 volumes) and there are two other people who are feeling the same pain. The gimmick that works is that is it crazy serious and sad. Not dying sad, but paper cut painful.
The characters are very dynamic and it’s easy to follow everyone despite how many there are. I love how realistic everyone is. Yes the heroine can be an idiot at the beginning but she is really learning and growing. I love this series.
Final Rating: 4/5