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• From the creator of Full Moon, Short-Tempered Melancholic and The Gentlemen’s Alliance †, all published by VIZ Media.

Full Moon manga has sold through over 140k units in the U.S. to date.

Full Moon and Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne made into animated series.

Full Moon anime DVD’s are also available from VIZ Media.

• Previewed and promoted in VIZ Media’s Shojo Beat magazine.

• First published in popular Japanese magazine Ribon.

• A romantic fantasy about time travelers.

• Arina Tanemura was VIZ Media’s guest at the 2007 Comic Con in San Diego.

Kyoko Suomi is the princess of Earth in the 30th century. Kyoko lives among the commoners, unwilling to reveal her true identity and ascend the throne. The king will allow Kyoko to live as she pleases if she can revive her twin sister Ui, who has been trapped in time since birth.

 

As Kyoko's 16th birthday approaches, crowds are rioting as Kyoko refuses to present herself to her subjects. But in order to revive Ui, she must find 12 holy stones and 12 telepaths to move the clock that has stopped time for her sister.

Review:

"Here's another early manga by the creator of Full Moon O Sagashite and Gentlemen's Alliance Cross. Fifteen-year-old Kyoko is the incognito princess of Earth, attending public school anonymously while her twin sister, Ui, has been asleep since birth. Kyoko sets off on a quest to gather the 12 god stones to save Ui's life, but as an added bonus Kyoko hopes Ui will take over her princess duties and stop those pesky riots going on outside the palace. The story has an extremely busy plot and equally layered, busy art; the detailed costume designs are a mishmash of time periods, lots of screen tone, and speed lines fill every frame. Fantasy elements are heaped on; in this future, humans mix their own DNA with animals and plants to form the Flower Tribe, the Dragon Tribe and even an evil Demon Tribe. Despite the older teen rating (perhaps due to a bloodied dragon corpse in one scene) the story has appeal for young girls; Kyoko is a magic girl with a talking time wand, a robot-cat sidekick and two cute teenage boy guardians who can transform into dragons. In her author's notes, Tanemura admits she was in a 'slump' while writing this story, and the resulting work is uneven. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

• From the creator of Full Moon, Short-Tempered Melancholic and The Gentlemen's Alliance

Synopsis:

Kyoko Suomi is the princess of Earth in the 30th century. Kyoko lives among the commoners, unwilling to reveal her true identity and ascend the throne. The king will allow Kyoko to live as she pleases if she can revive her twin sister Ui, who has been trapped in time since birth.

As Kyoko's 16th birthday approaches, crowds are rioting as Kyoko refuses to present herself to her subjects. But in order to revive Ui, she must find 12 holy stones and 12 telepaths to move the clock that has stopped time for her sister.

About the Author

Arina Tanemura began her manga career in 1996 when her short stories debuted in Ribon magazine. Tanemura gained fame with the 1997 publication of I•O•N, a high school romance with a supernatural twist. From 1998 to 2000, she worked on the popular series Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, about a young girl who is the reincarnation of Joan of Arc, followed by Time Stranger Kyoko in 2000–2001 and Full Moon in 2002. Despite Tanemura's intentions to draw in a style that makes her stories difficult to animate, both Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne and Full Moon have been adapted into TV series.

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MangaFan, April 7, 2014 (view all comments by MangaFan)
This looks like another great series by Arina Tanemura. The characters all seem interesting and the plot drew me I and made me want to see what happens next. I also thought the bonus chapter at the end about how Kyoko met Sakataki & Hizuki was really cute.

Contains Chapters 1 - 4
Chapter 01: There is but One Past: The Future is in Your Heart
Chapter 02: The Race Against Time
Chapter 03: The Timing of Two
Chapter 04: Because It's You, I Am Here
Bonus Story: Little Princess
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781421517971
Author:
Tanemura, Arina
Publisher:
Viz Media
Subject:
Manga - General
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Manga
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Time Stranger Kyoko
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
5 x 7.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Here's another early manga by the creator of Full Moon O Sagashite and Gentlemen's Alliance Cross. Fifteen-year-old Kyoko is the incognito princess of Earth, attending public school anonymously while her twin sister, Ui, has been asleep since birth. Kyoko sets off on a quest to gather the 12 god stones to save Ui's life, but as an added bonus Kyoko hopes Ui will take over her princess duties and stop those pesky riots going on outside the palace. The story has an extremely busy plot and equally layered, busy art; the detailed costume designs are a mishmash of time periods, lots of screen tone, and speed lines fill every frame. Fantasy elements are heaped on; in this future, humans mix their own DNA with animals and plants to form the Flower Tribe, the Dragon Tribe and even an evil Demon Tribe. Despite the older teen rating (perhaps due to a bloodied dragon corpse in one scene) the story has appeal for young girls; Kyoko is a magic girl with a talking time wand, a robot-cat sidekick and two cute teenage boy guardians who can transform into dragons. In her author's notes, Tanemura admits she was in a 'slump' while writing this story, and the resulting work is uneven. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , • From the creator of Full Moon, Short-Tempered Melancholic and The Gentlemen's Alliance
"Synopsis" by , Kyoko Suomi is the princess of Earth in the 30th century. Kyoko lives among the commoners, unwilling to reveal her true identity and ascend the throne. The king will allow Kyoko to live as she pleases if she can revive her twin sister Ui, who has been trapped in time since birth.

As Kyoko's 16th birthday approaches, crowds are rioting as Kyoko refuses to present herself to her subjects. But in order to revive Ui, she must find 12 holy stones and 12 telepaths to move the clock that has stopped time for her sister.

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