Sand Chronicles

Sand Chronicles

Vol. 1

Book - 2008
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"After her parents get divorced, Ann Uekusa and her mother move from Tokyo to rural Shimane. Accustomed to the anonymity of city living, Ann can't get used to the almost overbearing kindness of the people in her mother's hometown. But when personal tragedy strikes, Ann discovers how much she needs that kindness"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, [2008]
Edition: Shojo beat manga ed
ISBN: 9781421514772
142151477X
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVEL ASHIHARA
GRAPHIC NOVEL Ashihara
Characteristics: 175, [16] p. :chiefly ill. ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Watabe, Kinami
Werry, John

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kwsmith
Mar 31, 2015

This 10-volume coming-of-age romance is both beautiful and heart-breaking. If you enjoyed other romance manga such as "We Were There" you'll love this one too!

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eaukyoung
Jul 08, 2014

Very cute and funny! <3

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readerxgirl
Sep 23, 2011

Super cute!!!

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pansage1123
May 11, 2011

a really good manga to read. i like it .it has some humour in it and supsends.

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volleyballfan1
Apr 10, 2011

Its really nice! Cant wait to read more!!!!!!!

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kaliko
Oct 02, 2010

Sand Chronicles Vol. 1 is a good shoujo manga, that attempts to hit home a few time but falls short here and there. Worthy attempts though, and may promise great things in future volumes of this manga.

The characters in this story are both enjoyable and fairly realistic. It's story borders on a tragedy storyline, similar to We Were There (Bokura ga Ita) but does not execute it as well. What's enjoyable about Sand Chronicles is how it desires to explore certain themes, particularly here the aspect of "time" and how we choose to spend it. Also enjoyable is how it is so removed from the typical manga setting (big busy metropolitan Japanese cities). This manga takes place in a very small, remote town of Japan which anyone from a small town can enjoy.

What takes away from this volume is the quality of artwork and the pacing.

To start with the latter, the pacing of this story feels rushed at parts. Like we're made to fall in love with the characters quickly, and feel great sorrow for them quickly. I know this technique was probably used to draw in the reader fast, but if it were to draw from mangas like We Were There or NANA, the author should have spent more time building up the main character before letting the main tragedy strike her. That way the audience would feel the brunt of the blow a bit stronger, but we'll see what our author here has planned.

Moving on to artwork, there isn't anything special about it. At times, it's just plain weak. There are moments that could have been much more touching had the characters been drawn more in proportion, or the pacing in the manga panels been done better (e.g. using a 2 page spread to highlight a really emotional / intense scene). But there isn't much thought given here to the panel setup, so it just reads plainly.

However though there is promise in this series, and I will stick around for future volumes :).

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010006351
Aug 15, 2010

The moment I read this, I fell in love with the series. It's so sad yet so funny at the same time!

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Ubalstecha
Mar 22, 2010

This is a sweet, heart wrenching bit of girl's manga that will b popular with the average tween girl. Worth picking up.

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eaukyoung
Jul 08, 2014

"is it true that cats can predict their own death?"

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010006351
Aug 15, 2010

"Memories are always blinding. They cause you pain and sorrow."

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