Item description for Strawberry Panic, Vol. 1 by Sakurako Kimino...
Strawberry Panic, the first yuri light novel in North America, is set at Astrea Hill, where three exclusive all-girl schools converge. At St. Miator Girl's Academy, gentle breezes scatter cherry blossoms across its lush campus. Nagisa, a normal and cheerful high school student, is stunned when she meets Shizuma, the school's top student, whose beauty takes her breath away. When Shizuma unexpectedly reciprocates Nagisa's feelings, both love and wacky chaos soon erupt. .
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.91" Width: 3.86" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Mar 18, 2008
Publisher Seven Seas
ISBN 1933164409 ISBN13 9781933164403
Availability 0 units.
More About Sakurako Kimino
Sakurako Kimino is the creator of the popular bishojo manga "Sister Princess" and "Strawberry Panic."
Reviews - What do customers think about Strawberry Panic, Vol. 1?
Recommended for all SP fans! Sep 19, 2008
For fans of the anime and the manga, this light novel will show you more of what goes on in the character's heads than before. Seeing things from Shizuma's side puts a whole new spin on her relationship with Nagisa; as does more insight from Amane's POV shed light on her relationship with Hikari. As in the manga a few characters (Shion, Kaname and Momomi) are way different and, in my opinion, much better looking and well-rounded than they were in the anime. So far, this was my first light novel, and I'm hooked.
Fullfiled my expectations Jul 28, 2008
Totally loved this Light Novel It has very nice illustrations, in black and white and in color. Very beautiful and delicate, acompanied by "moe" desings all over the book (I loved the mini strawberrys at the begining of the chapter lol) Highly recommended to drama and romance lovers and of course Yuri (shoujo ai or Girls Love)lovers.
I enjoyed this book but... Jul 21, 2008
This book is the novel form of the wonderful anime Strawberry Panic!, and the base for the manga of the same title. and if you don't already know that you probably don't want this book. What this book did right was add a new, and significantly different telling of Shizuma and Nagisa's relationship. It expands well on some things barley brushed on in the anime (such as anything to do with St. Lilum) And expand the Perfect Yuri World that is Astrea Hill. It is an EASY read and provides a slice side of fanservice.
What this book did wrong lies largely in the terrible translation. It reads like a poorly written squealing fan-boy's fanfiction. There are more awkward sentences then I could count, and some just BAD translations. I know that Japanese is a hard language to translate from, but I have seen it done very well on multiple occasions. Also the characters are shallow, and the book is just short of plotless.
Basically if you are familiar with Strawberry Panic! or are just in search of a yuri-fix, this book is worth getting. I enjoyed reading it personally as I am a huge fan of the Strawberry Panic! anime. If you are looking for a quality book of the same mold of Kamikaze Girls, you are in for a bit of a let down.
Aesthetics - the moral imperative Mar 31, 2008
The anime was a fine iteration into the genre, as well as the manga - quirky, realistic animation, beautiful artwork and an original storyline blending into a great franchise full of livery and twist. All three - anime, manga and especially novel - are adaptions for the rest of us of a story that must be told - this Strawberry Panic. To refer to it as simply 'a yuri' is almost degrading to the quality of each installment. It's great to finally have a well-written novel that tells what should be a classic story all over again, this time for those of us who find beauty in words. Strawberry Panic a fine example of the concept of the immortalized story, that will shine in picture, on screen, and, most importantly, in the written word.
the light novel adaption Mar 31, 2008
The light novel of strawberry panic was great. it allowed myself to picture was happening during the story line with what i previously knew from reading vol 1 of the manga and watching the entire series. the light novel covers the first two manga volumes of strawberry panic. i had actually just finished reading this right as i got volume 2 of the manga so it was nice to see how my thoughts on how it happened actually compared to how it was drawn.
all in all this was a great light novel, and i cant wait for the second one