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I.O.N
     

I.O.N

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by Arina Tanemura
 

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Ion Tsuburagi chants the letters of her first name as a charm to bring good luck when she needs it. Then she meets Mikado Hourai, the president of the Psychic Powers Research Society at school, and touches a mysterious substance he's been developing. Now chanting "I-O-N" gives her telekinetic powers!

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Ion Tsuburagi chants the letters of her first name as a charm to bring good luck when she needs it. Then she meets Mikado Hourai, the president of the Psychic Powers Research Society at school, and touches a mysterious substance he's been developing. Now chanting "I-O-N" gives her telekinetic powers!

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Publishers Weekly

Ion Tsuburagi was born with the ability to influence events by chanting her first name as a spell. Ion discovers that her psychic abilities increase when she holds a piece of experimental metal developed by her classmate Mikado the "boy genius." Her powers-which allow her to fly and rescue classmates-soon take a backseat to a love story involving Mikado, who also happens to be president of the school's Psychic Power Research Society. Ion worries that Mikado is more interested in her as a psychic than a girlfriend. This manga is Tanemura's debut-her later Full Moon and Gentlemen's Alliance Cross are popular and more assured. Her author's notes in the sidebars are sometimes more interesting than the plot, revealing the story's muddled origins and providing valuable insight into the career path of a manga artist. A few pages of almost magical-girl-style psychic action are very well-drawn, but even Tanemura admits her early artwork contains too many decorative patterns based on strawberries, irises, lace and newsprint. Humor, ESP and romance coalesce well in this satisfying yet poorly paced early work by a talented author. (Apr.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421518008
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
I.O.N Series , #1
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
599,894
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Arina Tanemura began her manga career in 1996 at the early age of 18, when her short stories debuted in Ribon magazine. Tanemura gained notoriety 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 Kaitou Jeanne, about a young girl who is the reincarnation of Joan of Arc, followed by Time Stranger Kyoko in 2000-2001 and Full Moon o Sagashite in 2002. Despite Tanemura's intentions to draw in a style that makes her stories difficult to animate, both Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne and Full Moon o Sagashite have been adapted into TV series.

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I.O.N 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites. Which is good for me since I read to many to have a lot of favorites. Arine is such a great Manga author. I also liked Full Moon byh her too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This manga is really good~! If u love romance and fantasy then this is the one to choose.Also the drawing/graphics of the manga are really good :'buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved all her work. But i cant wait for her next book to come out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book but the way it ended was eh. But i do recommend it :3  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I borrowed this book from a friend, and it was okay. I won't say anything to spoil, but if you aren't a fan of one-shots or when a storyline seems to not be very detailed/confusing, you might find this kind of boring. However, the actual series this mangaka has written are VERY good, so don't ignore her for this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this story deeply, it was the first manga I have ever read. To give you alittle kick to buy it its about a girl who has...well...powers. ION is her initials. On eproblem though it the publish date, it did /NOT/ come out this year. Its actually pretty old. I read it three years ago. And there will most likely not be a second one, sorry. And Thank You For Reading.
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It is cute not the best that I have read...but I would read it again, I will buy the next to see where the story is going to go!