La Esperança (manga)

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Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Georges Saphir is an excellent student and well-liked by everyone at his school. However, his fear of intimacy with others keeps him from forging any truly close bonds. Suddenly, he encounters a new student named Robert, a misfit who seems to be both repelled and fascinated by Georges. Robert's insightful yet incisive words force Georges to realize things about him self and they are somehow drawn towards each other. But a dangerous incident in a ancient, crumbling cathedral involving the son of the Grand Duke Argent could prove to be a turning point, and Georges and Robert are drawn ever closer. However, an upperclassman who seems to share a tragic past with Robert warns Georges of the danger that Robert poses, revealing that Georges is the perfect image of the girl whom Robert once loved and whose death he may have caused.
User Ratings: 42 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 5 votes (sub:2, Eng:2, dub:1)
 Excellent: 8 votes (Eng:3, sub:2, dub:2, edit.dub:1)
 Very good: 9 votes (Eng:4, dub:3, sub:2)
 Good: 10 votes (Eng:7, sub:1, dub:1, others:1
1 German
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 Decent: 2 votes (Eng:1, dub:1)
 So-so: 4 votes (Eng:2, dub:1, sub:1)
 Not really good: 2 votes (dub:1, Eng:1)
 Weak: -
 Bad: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 118 users, rank: #663 (of 4379)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.309 (Good+), std. dev.: 2.0643, rank: #2164 (of 4395)
Weighted mean: 7.091 (Good), rank: #2296 (of 4395) (seen all: 7.37 / seen some: 6.82 / won't finish: 6.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.152 (Good), rank: #1799 (of 2758)
Number of tankoubon: 7
Number of pages: 208
Vintage: 2000-11
Release dates: We have 12
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Graphic novel
    La Esperança (GN 1) 2005-10-20 (from $6.48)
    La Esperança (GN 2) 2006-01-31 (from $9.46)
    La Esperança (GN 3) 2006-04-30 (from $9.46)
    La Esperança (GN 4) 2006-09-06 (from $6.48)
    La Esperança (GN 5) 2006-12-06 (from $9.46)
    La Esperança (GN 6) 2007-03-07 (from $9.46)
    La Esperança (GN 7) 2007-06-07 (from $8.88)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Story & Art: Chigusa Kawai
Publisher: Shinshokan
Serialized In: Wings
Japanese cast
(none)
English staff
English cast
Translation: Sachiko Sato

Adaptation: Sachiko Sato
Editor-in-Chief: Fred Lui
Graphic Design:
Eric Rosenberger
Fred Lui (vol. 3-7)
Publisher: Hikaru Sasahara
(none)
English companies
Lettering:
Replibooks (vol. 4-7)
Studio Cutie (vol. 1-3)
German staff
German cast
Translation: Monika Klinger

Cover + Editorial Design: Wolfgang Schütte (vol 1-4)
Lettering: Sylvia Meisel
(none)
German companies
Publisher: EMA (Egmont Manga & Anime)
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