La Corda d' Oro, Volume 1

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Every few years, the prestigious Seisho Academy holds a prominent musical competition, and only the very best students at the Academy are allowed to participate. Though all are eligible to apply, only students from the music department actually make it to the competition...until now.

Kahoko is a normal student in the general education department with absolutely no musical skill, but all that changes when she catches a glimpse of an elusive fairy who lives on campus. The fairy ...

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Overview

Every few years, the prestigious Seisho Academy holds a prominent musical competition, and only the very best students at the Academy are allowed to participate. Though all are eligible to apply, only students from the music department actually make it to the competition...until now.

Kahoko is a normal student in the general education department with absolutely no musical skill, but all that changes when she catches a glimpse of an elusive fairy who lives on campus. The fairy grants Kahoko a magic violin, and before she knows it, she's nominated to participate in the school's music competition with five very attractive boys. Will she win love and fame, or will bitter rivalry rule the day?

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Kahoko Hino is an ordinary student at Seiso Academy until she encounters Lili, a spunky fairy who just happens to be on the same musical wavelength. Now Hino is in possession of a magical violin and competing in the prestigious Seiso Academy musical contest. Kure has created a world that is as delicate, and complicated, as a house of cards. Seiso Academy is segregated between the music students and the general education students, and the entire student body seems to accept music students as superior. Hino initially struggles with both her lack of musical ability and the cold treatment she receives from some other students. Yet her love of music and the emotional connection she has with her violin slowly begins to assert themselves. As Hino begins to come into her own, she catches the eye of five male students, four of whom are fellow contestants-more than just the competition will be in play as this story unravels. The musical element is a veritable love interest for the students and Kure's skillful character designs and chic artwork create endearing character that enhance this lyrical romance. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
KLIATT - George Galuschak
Kahoko Hino can't play a musical instrument, so imagine her surprise when she's chosen to compete in the prestigious Seisou Academy Music Contest. The reason for this strange twist of Fate is Lili, a music fairy. Lili gets Kahoko into the contest, gives her a magic violin and bids her good luck. Kahoko is in a quandary: she's never played the violin in her life, and some of the other competitors are wondering why she was chosen. To make matters worse, the violin doesn't always work. When Kahoko has an emotional connection to the music, the violin will take care of the technical details and let her passion shine through. If there's no connection, the violin won't work. This shojo (girl's) manga is based on a video game available only in Japan. The manga is beautifully drawn—the characters have delicate facial features, and there are a number of good-looking, suitably mysterious guys. I did not feel a great deal of connection to the storyline; it seems to me that passion and good intentions are nice, but no substitute for the practice and hard work it takes to do something as technically difficult as learning a musical instrument. However, I am not this manga's intended audience; younger girls will no doubt enjoy this. Recommended for collections that emphasize manga for junior high school girls.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421505831
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 10/3/2006
  • Series: La Corda d'Oro Series , #1
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 931,499
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Yuki Kure made her debut in 2000, with the story Chijo yori Eien ni (Forever from the Earth), published in monthly LaLa magazine. She was born on December 4th, and is from Chiba prefecture. La Corda d' Oro is her first manga series published. Her hobby is watching soccer games and collecting small goodies (fancy goods).

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  • Posted September 29, 2011

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    Promising Series

    This series looks like a lot of fun and is full of interesting characters.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

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    After meeting a fairy, Hino is given a magic violin. She along with other students, are chosen to participate in a music competition. The drawings were good. Good introduction to the series.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    Good Start

    I decided to check out this Manga Series because I thoroughly enjoyed the tv series, and I am glad I did. I can't wait to get caught up with the entire series!

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  • Posted April 30, 2010

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    OMG! I was in love with this book when I read it. It has a great story line, and is drawn baeautifully :)

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  • Posted July 16, 2009

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    love love love it!

    one of the best manga's i have ever read! it actually inspired me to do violin and piano lessons, and i am now happily playing songs from the anime (or just plunking them out). the artwork is fantastic, the plotline it awsome, and the characters are amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2006

    Yey, new series!

    In my opinion: (1-5) 5 being good, 1 being bad Art: 4+, It's better than most, but, well Plot: 4, sorta obvious what might happen, but, well, you know. Overall: 4, I will look forward to seeing more. This new series is based of a Japanese sim dating game. Kahoko, the main heroine, befriend an poorly dressed fairy thing and is told to join a music competion between six other guys. So you can guess since this was based off of a sim dating game she'll probably get hit on by all the bishoen, while in the meantime improving her skill on the voilin. If you want to get ahead of the manga I sugest watching the anime because it just started in October 1st.

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