Arisa 2 by Natsumi AndoArisa 2 by Natsumi Ando

Arisa 2

byNatsumi Ando

Paperback | May 17, 2011

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Tsubasa thinks that her pretty and popular twin sister, Arisa, has the perfect life. Everyone at school loves Arisa-unlike the hot-tempered Tsubasa, whose nickname is “The Demon Princess.” But when Arisa attempts suicide, Tsubasa learns that her seemingly perfect sister has been keeping some dark secrets. Now Tsubasa is going undercover at school - disguised as Arisa - insearch of the truth. But will Arisa’s secrets shatter Tsubasa’s life, too?


Who is the mysterious “King” controlling the class?  Tsubasa pursues Akira Manabe, a troubled boy who might know the King’s true identity.  As Tsubasa closes in on Arisa’s secret, the King makes another move!

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Born January 27th in the Aichi prefecture of Japan, NATSUMI ANDO won the prestigious 19th annual Nakayoshi Rookie Award in 1994 for her debut, Headstrong Cinderella. Her other popular series include Zodiac P.I. and Kitchen Princess. Her hobbies include reading, watching movies, and eating delicious food. The author lives in Japan.
Title:Arisa 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.5 × 4.99 × 0.58 inPublished:May 17, 2011Publisher:Kodansha ComicsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1935429167

ISBN - 13:9781935429166

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovin' these books Wow, this series is so good! These books are creepy, chilling and funny and absolutely addictive. It's awesome to finish a book in like forty five minutes! Theres always lots happening and the illustrations add such great effects to the story lines! Although this book was predictable, it was thoroughly enjoyable. I love reading these light reads, and I'm anticipating book 3.
Date published: 2012-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A chilling second installment And we're back with the next installment of Arisa, volume 2. Before we get in, I just want to note that as of this volume, Kodansha Comics has now taken over the series after the absorption of the company, Del Rey Manga. Aside from the new Kodansha Comics logo on the back of the bok, the change of companies isn't noticeable. In order to prevent a jarring transition, Kodansha Comics is handling the manga in the same way of Del Rey Manga. Honorifics retained (with a glossary at the beginning of the book), sound effects left in Japanese with English subtitles, and the same terms and spellings. Whether this is a good thing or not is up to the reader. But however you felt with Del Rey Manga's work, you'll feel the same way for Kodansha's. This volume is amazing. The story moves along a dark path, making a great series into an amazing one. The happy appearances of characters begin to have their true colors shown. Mariko, Arisa's best friend, states that she would be happy to be a sacrifice to the King if it would make her useful to him with a maniacal gleam in her eyes. The identity of the King gets further casted into shadow after a few red herrings. Near the end of the volume, we're pretty certain we know the identity of the King, but judging by how the rest of this volume has been, I certainly won't be surprised if it turns out to be yet another red herring. The stakes are raised in this volume as the King sends "Arisa" another letter -- as well as a recorded message -- threatening that they knew of her identity as Tsubasa and ordered her to stop investigating the King or someone dear to her will be taken away. Tsubasa naturally defies this and continues coming to school posed as Arisa. She receives another letter from the King, and then during 4th period on Friday, the Secret King Room closes shop for a week telling the followers that as of next week only five random people will be allowed to participate from then on. An unexpected friend comes to Tsubasa's aid and promises that they'll find out who the King is and stop them once and for all. Scores Art: 9.5/10 Profile faces are still awkward, but otherwise the art is flawless and used with chilling effectiveness. Story: 10/10 The story becomes more exciting and intense Characterization: 10/10 They really aren't as they appeared in volume 1... Final score for Arisa volume 2 98% (or 9.8/10) The third volume slated for later this month really cannot come out soon enough.
Date published: 2011-07-06

Editorial Reviews

"A well done mystery, a sophisticated story wrapped in sweet, sweet shoujo art."
"The blend of wide-eyed shojo story with encroaching personalized horror is well handled. 3.5 Stars out of 5." -