Strobe Edge is a coming of age teenage drama about love and relationships. Originally published in Betsuma magazine starting in 2007, Io Sakisaka’s work has been brought to North America by Viz’s ShojoBeat imprint. The first volume was released in November 2012, the second in January 2013, and the third was published on March 5, 2013.
The Gist: Ninako Kinoshita unexpectedly falls for the quiet but popular boy Ren Ichinose. While she gets to know Ren a little at a time, she discovers that he already has a long time girlfriend, and she’s a very nice person. Resigned to unrequited love, Ninako must endure her feelings while admiring Ren from afar. Is the situation really as hopeless as Ninako believes? Seems Ren has some torn feelings of his own to sort out as well.
Well developed characters with a complex storyline and fantastic art – Strobe Edge is not to be missed!