History Manga / SandChronicles

24th Jan '16 8:23:36 AM KurosakiMaya
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The main story serialised in Japanese monthly shojo magazine ''Betsucomi'' from 2003 to 2005. It's licensed by Creator/VizMedia, which also serialised the manga in their English shojo magazine ''Shojo Beats'' (though not completely, due to said magazine's eventual cancellation). The manga's also been translated and released in Germany of all places as ''Sunadokei - Die Sanduhr''.

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The main story serialised in Japanese monthly shojo magazine ''Betsucomi'' from 2003 to 2005. It's licensed by Creator/VizMedia, which also serialised the manga in their English shojo magazine ''Shojo Beats'' (though not completely, due to said magazine's eventual cancellation). The manga's also been translated and released in Germany of all places as ''Sunadokei - Die Sanduhr''.
Sanduhr'' and France as ''Le Sablier''.
24th Jan '15 8:16:06 PM Rhapsody
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When twelve year old Ann Uekusa moves from Tokyo to a rural country town named Shimane with her mother following her parents' divorce, Ann has trouble adjusting to her new home and life until she meets and befriends a boy named Daigo Kitamura, and two rich siblings named Fuji and Shika Tsukishima. Ann's happiness is brief, however, when her mother commits suicide, leaving Ann with an eternal emotional scar. That is when Daigo promises to always be with her, and the two slowly begin a slowly but surely blossoming romance that has many obstacles along the way...

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When twelve year old Ann Uekusa moves from Tokyo to a rural country town named Shimane with her mother following her parents' divorce, Ann has trouble adjusting to her new home and life until she meets and befriends a boy named Daigo Kitamura, and two rich siblings named Fuji and Shika Shiika Tsukishima. Ann's happiness is brief, however, when her mother commits suicide, leaving Ann with an eternal emotional scar. That is when Daigo promises to always be with her, and the two slowly begin a slowly but surely blossoming romance that has many obstacles along the way...



* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Nearly happens. The long distance strains Ann and Daigo's relationship as they find it harder to communicate and it allows others such as [[spoiler: Fuji and Shika]] to fall in love with them and attempt to take them for themselves which leads the couple to wonder if they're going to cheat on each other. However neither hugely impacts their relationship as Ann and Daigo still remain faithful. [[spoiler: It's their insecurities and Ann's concern for Daigo's happiness that breaks them up.]]

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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Nearly happens. The long distance strains Ann and Daigo's relationship as they find it harder to communicate and it allows others such as [[spoiler: Fuji and Shika]] Shiika]] to fall in love with them and attempt to take them for themselves which leads the couple to wonder if they're going to cheat on each other. However neither hugely impacts their relationship as Ann and Daigo still remain faithful. [[spoiler: It's their insecurities and Ann's concern for Daigo's happiness that breaks them up.]]



** Occasionally with Chi, who is [[spoiler: Ann's younger step-]]sister. There's tiny signs of brattiness that's typical of any young sibling and she constantly wants to hoard her sibling's things which can bother them, otherwise she's mostly a good-natured kid who's concerned for her sibling's wellbeing.
** Played straight with Shika to Fuji, who treats her as a spoiled nuisance more than anything else and isn't close to her. Also due to her being favoured by their parents (especially mother).

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** Occasionally with Chi, Chii, who is [[spoiler: Ann's younger step-]]sister. There's tiny signs of brattiness that's typical of any young sibling and she constantly wants to hoard her sibling's things which can bother them, otherwise she's mostly a good-natured kid who's concerned for her sibling's wellbeing.
** Played straight with Shika Shiika to Fuji, who treats her as a spoiled nuisance more than anything else and isn't close to her. Also due to her being favoured by their parents (especially mother).



** Ann (Betty) and [[spoiler:Shika]] or Ayumu (Veronica) towards Daigo. Ann is the average GirlNextDoor, [[spoiler:Shika]] is the spoiled and alluring girl, Ayumu is athletic and enjoys making fun of Ann.

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** Ann (Betty) and [[spoiler:Shika]] [[spoiler:Shiika]] or Ayumu (Veronica) towards Daigo. Ann is the average GirlNextDoor, [[spoiler:Shika]] [[spoiler:Shiika]] is the spoiled and alluring girl, Ayumu is athletic and enjoys making fun of Ann.



** Also Shika, after she [[spoiler: finds out she is the illegitimate child of the family, not Fuji.]] It depresses her and negatively influences some of her future actions like [[spoiler: trying to break Daigo and Ann up]].

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** Also Shika, Shiika, after she [[spoiler: finds out she is the illegitimate child of the family, not Fuji.]] It depresses her and negatively influences some of her future actions like [[spoiler: trying to break Daigo and Ann up]].



** Dude Magnet in this case, Shika's popular with guys due to her looks and sweet personality.

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** Dude Magnet in this case, Shika's Shiika's popular with guys due to her looks and sweet personality.



* ChildhoodFriend: Ann has been friends with Daigo, Fuji and Shika since coming to Shimane at age 12. The three have known each other longer (though [[TheRival Daigo and Fuji were never chummy]]).
* ADayInTheLimeLight: In Volume 9, one chapter follows Sakura's troubled life and his encounters with Chi after the end of the main story, giving limelight to both minor characters.

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* ChildhoodFriend: Ann has been friends with Daigo, Fuji and Shika Shiika since coming to Shimane at age 12. The three have known each other longer (though [[TheRival Daigo and Fuji were never chummy]]).
* ADayInTheLimeLight: In Volume 9, one chapter follows Sakura's troubled life and his encounters with Chi Chii after the end of the main story, giving limelight to both minor characters.



** Fuji's and Shika's mother had an affair a number of years ago, and the rumors go that the man is Fuji's biological father, [[spoiler: who is revealed to be a sleaze bag and wants nothing to do with Fuji, leaving him sickened that he is related to such a man. It is only later revealed that he's ''Shika's'' biological father and not Fuji's.]]

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** Fuji's and Shika's Shiika's mother had an affair a number of years ago, and the rumors go that the man is Fuji's biological father, [[spoiler: who is revealed to be a sleaze bag and wants nothing to do with Fuji, leaving him sickened that he is related to such a man. It is only later revealed that he's ''Shika's'' ''Shiika's'' biological father and not Fuji's.]]



** Ayumu and [[spoiler:Shika]] for their crush Daigo who is Ann's boyfriend. [[spoiler:Ayumu gets to date him later on but Shika is promptly rejected when she makes a move.]]

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** Ayumu and [[spoiler:Shika]] [[spoiler:Shiika]] for their crush Daigo who is Ann's boyfriend. [[spoiler:Ayumu gets to date him later on but Shika Shiika is promptly rejected when she makes a move.]]



* IJustWantToBeNormal: The Tsukishima siblings have various attitudes of this due to coming from a prestigious family and hence not being allowed to mess around that much as children (in addition to Fuji being made to focus on studying and becoming the heir). Shika wants to be more proactive in helping others and wants more friends, while Fuji just wants to be able to do more casual leisure activities such as amusement parks and fireworks.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: The Tsukishima siblings have various attitudes of this due to coming from a prestigious family and hence not being allowed to mess around that much as children (in addition to Fuji being made to focus on studying and becoming the heir). Shika Shiika wants to be more proactive in helping others and wants more friends, while Fuji just wants to be able to do more casual leisure activities such as amusement parks and fireworks.



** Sakura, the older man Ann befriends at age 26 [[spoiler: and whom she's briefly engaged to]]. He has a hatred for feminine women who are weak and cry a lot, and is a little manipulative. Ann eventually calls him out for this attitude towards his ex, [[spoiler: which leads him to angrily break off the engagement]]. He becomes a ''tiny'' bit better after encountering Chi in Volume 9, but he's otherwise aware and not really bothered that he isn't a pleasant person.

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** Sakura, the older man Ann befriends at age 26 [[spoiler: and whom she's briefly engaged to]]. He has a hatred for feminine women who are weak and cry a lot, and is a little manipulative. Ann eventually calls him out for this attitude towards his ex, [[spoiler: which leads him to angrily break off the engagement]]. He becomes a ''tiny'' bit better after encountering Chi Chii in Volume 9, but he's otherwise aware and not really bothered that he isn't a pleasant person.



** Ayumu Narasaki is one at first, especially when she puts Ann through a lot of trouble at camp. The most questionable move she pulls is [[spoiler:hiding her beloved hourglass and making her go through a dangerous treasure hunt game that nearly ''kills'' her - the last part isn't intentional of course but that aside the game is too extreme and nasty for a "playful prank"]]. She's grown out of it by the time Daigo reunites with her.
* LonelyRichKid: Fuji and Shika. They're rich which gives others the impression that they're snobby, but they (mostly Shika) really like having friends and being treated like other kids.

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** Ayumu Narasaki is one at first, especially when she puts Ann through a lot of trouble at camp. The most questionable move she pulls is [[spoiler:hiding hiding her beloved hourglass and making her go through a dangerous treasure hunt game that nearly ''kills'' her - the last part isn't intentional of course but that aside the game is too extreme and nasty for a "playful prank"]].prank". She's grown out of it by the time Daigo reunites with her.
* LonelyRichKid: Fuji and Shika. Shiika. They're rich which gives others the impression that they're snobby, but they (mostly Shika) Shiika) really like having friends and being treated like other kids.



** Many concern the OfficialCouple Ann and Daigo and a third party who likes one of them; Fuji who likes Ann, Ayumu who likes Daigo, and [[spoiler:Shika]] who likes Daigo. Out of the three, [[spoiler:Shika]] is the only one who's friends with the other. [[spoiler: Then Fuji and Ayumu get to have a shot after the couple breaks up, but it doesn't last]].

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** Many concern the OfficialCouple Ann and Daigo and a third party who likes one of them; Fuji who likes Ann, Ayumu who likes Daigo, and [[spoiler:Shika]] [[spoiler:Shiika]] who likes Daigo. Out of the three, [[spoiler:Shika]] [[spoiler:Shiika]] is the only one who's friends with the other. [[spoiler: Then Fuji and Ayumu get to have a shot after the couple breaks up, but it doesn't last]].



** Shika. Due to be doted on by her parents and servants, she has little knowledge of the outside world and how harsh reality can be.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted in Chapter 2 when Ann notes she stopped getting hers after her mother died and Shika can't swim because she got hers. [[spoiler:And then Ann suddenly gets hers again at a ''very'' intense moment at camp - in front of Daigo and Fuji who initially think she's injured herself. All three are embarrassed to no end.]]

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** Shika.Shiika. Due to be doted on by her parents and servants, she has little knowledge of the outside world and how harsh reality can be.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted in Chapter 2 when Ann notes she stopped getting hers after her mother died and Shika Shiika can't swim because she got hers. [[spoiler:And then Ann suddenly gets hers again at a ''very'' intense moment at camp - in front of Daigo and Fuji who initially think she's injured herself. All three are embarrassed to no end.]]



* TheQuietOne: Throughout the whole manga, Ann's grandpa is only seen speaking about twice. He's otherwise usually seen simply and silently hanging in the background at home with Grandma who's much more prominent than he is.

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* PrimalScene: A painful PlayedForDrama instance, when a very young Fuji walked in on his mother with another man. It's what kicked off their aloof relationship, and Fuji's certain that man is his father. [[spoiler:However the man is Shiika's instead]].
* TheQuietOne: Throughout the whole manga, Ann's grandpa is only seen speaking about twice.speaks a few times. He's otherwise usually seen simply and silently hanging in the background at home with Grandma who's much more prominent than he is. The mangaka admitted Misayo's strong personality overshadows her husband's.



* SiblingYinYang: Fuji and Shika. Fuji is the aloof and cold brother, Shika is the sweet and helpful sister.

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* SiblingYinYang: Fuji and Shika. Shiika. Fuji is the aloof and cold brother, Shika Shiika is the sweet and helpful sister.



* SpitTake: Daigo does a hilarious one while drinking his cup during an otherwise intense moment where the Tsukishima siblings' mother Shizuyo's infidelity comes to light.



** Ann and Shika. Ann is more hotheaded (at least when Daigo's concerned) and not particularly graceful, Shika is TheOjou and mostly dresses like such.

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** Ann and Shika. Shiika. Ann is more hotheaded (at least when Daigo's concerned) and not particularly graceful, Shika Shiika is TheOjou and mostly dresses like such.



** [[spoiler: Shika]] for Daigo, who is her friend from childhood but rejects her when she makes a move on him.

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** [[spoiler: Shika]] Shiika]] for Daigo, who is her friend from childhood but rejects her when she makes a move on him.
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The manga comprises 10 volumes - the first 8 volumes cover the main story which comprises Ann's life from ages 12 to 26, and the final 2 cover stories that occur both before and after the main story. Each volume consists of just 2 yet very long and intense chapters. It also has both a [[JapaneseSeries Japanese drama]] adaptation that aired in 2007 and a Japanese live-action movie adaptation that was released in 2008.

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The manga comprises 10 volumes - the first 8 volumes cover the main story which comprises Ann's life from ages 12 to 26, and the final 2 cover stories chapters and omakes that occur both before and after the main story. Each volume consists of just 2 yet very long and intense chapters. It also has both a 2007 [[JapaneseSeries Japanese drama]] adaptation that aired in 2007 and a 2008 Japanese live-action movie adaptation that was released in 2008.
adaptation.



Has a [[{{Characters/SandChronicles}} Character Sheet]], and all character-specific tropes go there. Take heed, that page has more unmarked spoilers than this page.

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Has a [[{{Characters/SandChronicles}} Character Sheet]], and all character-specific tropes go there.Sheet]]. Take heed, that page has more unmarked spoilers than this page.



** Played straight with Shika to Fuji, who treats her as a spoiled nuisance more than anything else and isn't close to her. Also due to her being favoured by their parents.
** The first chapter in volume 10 shows a flashback of a young Daigo thinking his newborn sister will be this and so would rather be an only child. He has a change of heart after finally meeting her though. In the main story, his sister seems to avert this as she doesn't really get in his way and even makes a good-luck charm for him during exams, which he does bring while he takes them.

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** Played straight with Shika to Fuji, who treats her as a spoiled nuisance more than anything else and isn't close to her. Also due to her being favoured by their parents.
parents (especially mother).
** The first chapter in volume 10 shows a flashback of a young Daigo thinking his newborn sister Uri will be this and so would rather be an only child. He has a change of heart after finally meeting her though. In the main story, his sister Uri seems to avert this as she doesn't really get in his way and even makes a good-luck charm for him during exams, which he does bring while he takes them.them.
* ArrangedMarriage: Fuji's mother tries to get him to do some ''omiai'' (arranged marriage interviews) to ensure he marries the most suitable girl for his job, to his chagrin.
* BabiesEverAfter: In the last chapter (of the main story) in Volume 8, [[spoiler:Daigo and Ann have a baby boy called Ryo.]]



** Ann's mother seems to be one since young and becomes a lot more mentally unstable after she's divorced and moves back to the hometown she hated as a youth. This is what leads to her suicide, and Ann's certain that she planned to do so ever since they moved.
** Ann, whose mother's suicide causes her to become emotionally unstables at times. This haunts her right to the end, where she [[spoiler: gets a You Are Not Alone speech from her grandma after suffering a near-fatal wound from glass.]]
** Ann's grandmother briefly becomes this after her daughter's suicide, blaming herself for telling her to get a hold of herself instead of to do her best. Ann snaps her out of it, saying it was her mum's fault for being weak.
** Also [[spoiler: Shika, after she finds out she is the illegitimate child of the family, not Fuji.]]

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** Ann's mother seems Miwako. She was praised for her beauty but also the centre of many rumours in her school years and so was desperate to move out of Shimane - and she does, only to be one since young and becomes a lot more mentally unstable after she's divorced and moves back made to return to the hometown she hated as a youth. This hates with her daughter Ann years later. She becomes very emotionally unstable after the move, being once again in her "cage", and it is what leads to her suicide, and suicide. Ann's certain that she planned to do so ever since they moved.
** Ann, a cute girl whose mother's suicide causes her to become emotionally unstables unstable at times. This haunts her right to the end, where she [[spoiler: gets a You Are Not Alone speech from her grandma after suffering a near-fatal wound from glass.]]
** Ann's grandmother briefly becomes this after her daughter's suicide, blaming herself for telling her to get a hold of herself instead of to do her best. Ann snaps her out of it, saying it was her mum's fault for being weak.
** Also [[spoiler: Shika, after she [[spoiler: finds out she is the illegitimate child of the family, not Fuji.]]]] It depresses her and negatively influences some of her future actions like [[spoiler: trying to break Daigo and Ann up]].
* CatFight: Short-lived and not for fanservice, Ann and Kaede's first encounter at the hospital is this. Kaede lies to Ann about her father Masahiro's injury (Ann's told he collapsed, in reality he simply bumped his head) to get her to visit him in Tokyo straight away. Ann calls her out on it and slaps her. Kaede responds by strangling her (PlayedForLaughs). Masahiro panics the whole time.



** Fuji's and Shika's mother had an affair a number of years ago, and the rumors go that the man is Fuji's biological father, [[spoiler: who is revealed to be a sleaze bag and wants nothing to do with Fuji, leaving him sickened that he is related to such a man. It is only later revealed to be ''Shika's'' biological father and not Fuji's.]]
* {{First Girl Wins}}: Gender-inverted, Daigo for Ann as he's the first boy in Shimane she befriends and they both fall for each other. [[spoiler: However it's zig-zagged as they have their falling outs]].

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** Fuji's and Shika's mother had an affair a number of years ago, and the rumors go that the man is Fuji's biological father, [[spoiler: who is revealed to be a sleaze bag and wants nothing to do with Fuji, leaving him sickened that he is related to such a man. It is only later revealed to be that he's ''Shika's'' biological father and not Fuji's.]]
* {{First Girl Wins}}: Gender-inverted, Daigo for Ann as he's FourthDateMarriage: It doesn't go through in the first boy in Shimane she befriends end, but [[spoiler:Sakura and they both fall for Ann]] become engaged after only meeting each other. [[spoiler: However other a few times. On top of that, though the bride has developed feelings for him and it's zig-zagged as implied they're reciprocated, they have their falling outs]].haven't even ''begun'' a relationship when the question is popped. The latter's friend bewilderment sums it up nicely:
-->'''Friend:''' Now... hold on a sec! You weren't even ''dating''...
-->'''Bride in question:''' Nope.
-->'''Friend:''' ... And you haven't ''kissed''.
-->'''Bride in question:''' Nope, not once.



** Ayumu and [[spoiler:Shika]] for their crush Daigo who is Ann's boyfriend.
* HowWeGotHere: The manga begins with a young girl bugging a 26-year-old Ann, who's about to move to America with her fiance, and they find the latter's hourglass. Ann then thinks back to how she got that hourglass and its significance to her. [[spoiler:By the time it returns to the original timeline, readers will have found out the little girl is actually her half-sister Chi, and the "fiance", surprisingly enough, isn't Daigo ''or'' Fuji but an older man called Sakura - who breaks off the engagement later.]]

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** Ayumu and [[spoiler:Shika]] for their crush Daigo who is Ann's boyfriend.
boyfriend. [[spoiler:Ayumu gets to date him later on but Shika is promptly rejected when she makes a move.]]
* HowWeGotHere: The manga begins with a young girl bugging a 26-year-old Ann, who's about to move to America overseas with her fiance, and they find the latter's hourglass. Ann then thinks back to how she got that hourglass and its significance to her. [[spoiler:By the time it returns to the original timeline, readers will have found out the little girl is actually her half-sister Chi, and the "fiance", surprisingly enough, isn't Daigo ''or'' Fuji but an older man called Sakura - who breaks off the engagement later.]]



** Sakura, the older man Ann befriends at age 26 [[spoiler: and whom she's briefly engaged to]]. He has a hatred for feminine women who are weak and cry a lot, and is a little manipulative. Ann eventually calls him out for this attitude towards his ex, [[spoiler: which leads him to angrily break off the engagement]]. He becomes a ''tiny'' bit better after encountering Chi in Volume 9.
** Ayumu Narasaki is one at first, especially when she puts Ann through a lot of trouble at camp. The most questionable move she pulls is [[spoiler:hiding her beloved hourglass and making her go through a dangerous treasure hunt game that endangers her]]. She's grown out of it by the time Daigo reunites with her.

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** Sakura, the older man Ann befriends at age 26 [[spoiler: and whom she's briefly engaged to]]. He has a hatred for feminine women who are weak and cry a lot, and is a little manipulative. Ann eventually calls him out for this attitude towards his ex, [[spoiler: which leads him to angrily break off the engagement]]. He becomes a ''tiny'' bit better after encountering Chi in Volume 9.
9, but he's otherwise aware and not really bothered that he isn't a pleasant person.
--->''Heartless? Selfish? What's wrong with that? It's'' my ''life.''
** Ayumu Narasaki is one at first, especially when she puts Ann through a lot of trouble at camp. The most questionable move she pulls is [[spoiler:hiding her beloved hourglass and making her go through a dangerous treasure hunt game that endangers her]].nearly ''kills'' her - the last part isn't intentional of course but that aside the game is too extreme and nasty for a "playful prank"]]. She's grown out of it by the time Daigo reunites with her.



** Many concern the OfficialCouple Ann and Daigo and a third party who likes one of them; Fuji who likes Ann, Ayumu who likes Daigo, and [[spoiler:Shika]] who likes Ann. Out of the three, [[spoiler:Shika]] is the only one who's friends with the other. [[spoiler: Then Fuji and Ayumu get to have a shot after the couple breaks up, but it doesn't last]].

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** Many concern the OfficialCouple Ann and Daigo and a third party who likes one of them; Fuji who likes Ann, Ayumu who likes Daigo, and [[spoiler:Shika]] who likes Ann.Daigo. Out of the three, [[spoiler:Shika]] is the only one who's friends with the other. [[spoiler: Then Fuji and Ayumu get to have a shot after the couple breaks up, but it doesn't last]].



* MarryForLove: This is Fuji's argument when his mother tries to make him go through an ''omiai'' (ArrangedMarriage meeting) with girls suitable for his prestige, and in particular the girl he's rather marry is [[spoiler:his cousin Mariko]] whom his mother disapproves of. [[spoiler:Volume 10 shows he finally got their approval and the final chapter shows a glimpse of his traditional wedding.]]



* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted in Chapter 2 when Ann notes she stopped getting hers after her mother died and Shika can't swim because she got hers. [[spoiler:And then Ann suddenly gets hers again at a ''very'' intense moment at camp - in front of Daigo and Fuji who initially think she's injured herself.]]

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* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted in Chapter 2 when Ann notes she stopped getting hers after her mother died and Shika can't swim because she got hers. [[spoiler:And then Ann suddenly gets hers again at a ''very'' intense moment at camp - in front of Daigo and Fuji who initially think she's injured herself. All three are embarrassed to no end.]]



* ParentalMarriageVeto:
** Ann's grandma Misayo didn't approve of Miwako's marriage to Masahiro but couldn't stop them. She still doesn't like him when he visits them again post-Miwako-death.
** Fuji's mother is against his intention to marry [[spoiler:his cousin Mariko]] due their prestige as well as unfortunate implications she thinks it'll bring which is why she wants to get him into an ArrangedMarriage with someone more appropriate. [[spoiler:Volume 10 shows that his parents finally gave in and the final chapter shows a glimpse of their wedding.]]



* TheQuietOne: Throughout the whole manga, Ann's grandpa is only seen speaking about twice. He's otherwise usually seen simply and silently hanging in the background at home with Grandma who's much more prominent than he is.



* ShotgunWedding: Somewhat with [[spoiler:Ann's dad and Kaede.]] After finding out she's pregnant, the latter first wants to break off their relationship so the former doesn't have to worry about them, but Ann convinces her he loves her enough to not leave her side, and so they decide to marry before the child is born.

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* ShotgunWedding: Somewhat with [[spoiler:Ann's dad Masahiro and Kaede.]] Kaede]]. After finding out she's pregnant, the latter first wants to break off their relationship so the former doesn't have to worry about them, but Ann convinces her he loves her enough to not leave her side, and so they decide to marry before the child is born.



* SpoilerOpening: The manga opens with a little girl talking to an older Ann, and she's [[spoiler:her younger step-sister Chi.]] Chances are the reader has forgotten about her by the time she's introduced properly.

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* SpoilerOpening: The first scene in the first chapter is with an older Ann who looks back at her childhood and thus kicks off the story, and so a few things can be picked up:
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The manga opens with a little girl talking to an older Ann, and she's Chii, [[spoiler:her younger step-sister Chi.]] step-sister]]. Chances are the reader has forgotten about her by the time she's introduced properly.properly, but readers who don't will otherwise anticipate [[spoiler:Ann getting a younger sister of some sort]].
** Like the girls' conversation mentions, readers know Ann will eventually go overseas with her husband, whoever he turns out to be. [[spoiler:Actually subverted in the end; after the manga returns to that point, Ann encounters her fiance Sakura's ex and she goes on to call him out on his rather crappy attitude of his ex and other "weak" women - this makes him angrily break off the engagement and he goes to America without her.]]



** Also attempted by [[spoiler:Ann and Fuji, except Ann becomes distressed from thinking about Daigo so the two just sleep in the same bed instead.]]

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** Also attempted by [[spoiler:Ann and Fuji, Fuji (obviously only Fuji's first time), except Ann becomes distressed from thinking about Daigo so the two just sleep in the same bed instead.]]]]
* TheyDo: [[spoiler:Ann and Daigo]], at the end of the main story in Volume 8, finally marry and have a baby boy.



** Fuji for Ann who befriends him after moving to Shimane at age 8 and of course is in love with Daigo. [[spoiler: Fuji gets out of it briefly when they date]].

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** Fuji for Ann who befriends him after moving to Shimane at age 8 12 and of course is in love with Daigo. [[spoiler: Fuji gets out of it briefly when they date]].



** Ann and Daigo [[spoiler: are zig-zagged with this. They become a couple, then have a falling out but then reconcile... only to break up afterward. After many years apart, they finally get back together.]]
** Also [[spoiler: Kaede with Ann's father, whom she fell for in 10th grade]], albeit after suffering as the UnluckyChildhoodFriend.
* WickedStepmother: Averted with [[spoiler:Kaede, who eventually marries Ann's father and is one of Ann's role models. It's even Ann who has to convince her that her dad does love her and that they should stay together.]]

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** Ann and Daigo [[spoiler: are zig-zagged with this. They become a couple, then have a falling out but then reconcile... only to break up afterward. After many years apart, they finally get back together.together and marry.]]
** Also [[spoiler: Kaede and her eventual marriage with Ann's father, whom she fell for in 10th grade]], albeit after suffering as the UnluckyChildhoodFriend.
* WeddingDay: The final chapter in Volume 10 nearly ends with the wedding day of [[spoiler:Fuji and Mariko]]. It's only shown briefly though, and more emphasis is put on [[spoiler:Ann and Fuji's conversation and the gang happily walking together]].
* WhenSheSmiles: Gender-inverted with Sakura, who's snobby and is mostly a PerpetualFrowner, yet after the first two times he genuinely smiles at her, Ann blushes and admits he has a killer smile and is probably popular with women.
* WickedStepmother: Averted with [[spoiler:Kaede, who eventually marries Ann's father and is one of Ann's role models. It's even Ann who has to convince her that her dad does love her and that they should stay together.]] After the marriage, the two treat each like family and Kaede shows great concern for her like any mother would.]]
* {{Workaholic}}: Sakura is very dedicated to his work and being amongst the top, which probably explains his snobby and JerkAss tendencies. He's not pleased when he's put on leave for showing bad teamwork skills in Volume 9, as he states several times how much he hates taking days off. He says that he feels if he even misses one day of work, he "might never come back".
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''Sand Chronicles'', or ''Sunadokei,'' ''Sunadokei''[[note]]Hourglass[[/note]], is about the story of Ann Uekusa from her adolescence to adulthood and of the friendships, relationships, and conflicts she encounters along the way.



Created by Hinako Ashihara, ''Sand Chronicles'' is a well-regarded series for its realistic yet emotional portrayal of growing up and the ups and downs that come with it. In 2005, it was awarded the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for shojo manga. It's licensed by Viz Media, which also serialised the manga in their old shojo magazine ''Shojo Beats'' until said magazine's cancellation.

The manga comprises 10 volumes - the first 8 volumes cover the main story, and the final 2 cover side stories that occur both before and after the main story. It also garnered both a [[JapaneseSeries Japanese drama]] and a Japanese live-action movie.

Has a [[{{Characters/SandChronicles}} Character Sheet]], and all character-specific tropes go there.

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Created by Hinako Ashihara, ''Sand Chronicles'' is a well-regarded shojo manga series for its realistic yet emotional portrayal of growing up and the ups and downs that come with it. In 2005, it was awarded the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for shojo manga. It's licensed by Viz Media, which also serialised manga, and in 2009 [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-01-28/librarians-honor-real-sand-chronicles-uzumaki-japan-ai the manga Young Adult Library Services Association recommended it]] in their old shojo magazine ''Shojo Beats'' until said magazine's cancellation.

"Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens" list.

The manga comprises 10 volumes - the first 8 volumes cover the main story, story which comprises Ann's life from ages 12 to 26, and the final 2 cover side stories that occur both before and after the main story. Each volume consists of just 2 yet very long and intense chapters. It also garnered has both a [[JapaneseSeries Japanese drama]] adaptation that aired in 2007 and a Japanese live-action movie.

movie adaptation that was released in 2008.

The main story serialised in Japanese monthly shojo magazine ''Betsucomi'' from 2003 to 2005. It's licensed by Creator/VizMedia, which also serialised the manga in their English shojo magazine ''Shojo Beats'' (though not completely, due to said magazine's eventual cancellation). The manga's also been translated and released in Germany of all places as ''Sunadokei - Die Sanduhr''.

Has a [[{{Characters/SandChronicles}} Character Sheet]], and all character-specific tropes go there.
there. Take heed, that page has more unmarked spoilers than this page.



* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Nearly happens. The long distance strains Ann and Daigo's relationship as they find it harder to communicate and it allows others such as [[spoiler: Fuji and Shika]] to fall in love with them and attempt to take them for themselves. However neither hugely impacts their relationship. [[spoiler: It's their insecurities and Ann's concern for Daigo's happiness that breaks them up.]]

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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Nearly happens. The long distance strains Ann and Daigo's relationship as they find it harder to communicate and it allows others such as [[spoiler: Fuji and Shika]] to fall in love with them and attempt to take them for themselves. themselves which leads the couple to wonder if they're going to cheat on each other. However neither hugely impacts their relationship.relationship as Ann and Daigo still remain faithful. [[spoiler: It's their insecurities and Ann's concern for Daigo's happiness that breaks them up.]]



** Mostly averted with Chii, who is [[spoiler: Ann's younger step-]]sister. There's tiny signs of brattiness that's typical of any young sibling, otherwise she's mostly a good-natured kid who's concerned for [[spoiler:her sister]]'s wellbeing.
** Played straight with Shika to Fuji, who doesn't really treat her that kindly and isn't close to her.
** The first bonus chapter in volume 10 shows a flashback of a young Daigo thinking his newborn sister will be this and would rather be an only child. He has a change of heart after finally meeting her though. In the present day, his sister seems to avert this as she doesn't really get in his way and even makes a good-luck charm for him during exams, which he does bring while he takes them.

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** Mostly averted Occasionally with Chii, Chi, who is [[spoiler: Ann's younger step-]]sister. There's tiny signs of brattiness that's typical of any young sibling, sibling and she constantly wants to hoard her sibling's things which can bother them, otherwise she's mostly a good-natured kid who's concerned for [[spoiler:her sister]]'s her sibling's wellbeing.
** Played straight with Shika to Fuji, who doesn't really treat treats her that kindly as a spoiled nuisance more than anything else and isn't close to her.
her. Also due to her being favoured by their parents.
** The first bonus chapter in volume 10 shows a flashback of a young Daigo thinking his newborn sister will be this and so would rather be an only child. He has a change of heart after finally meeting her though. In the present day, main story, his sister seems to avert this as she doesn't really get in his way and even makes a good-luck charm for him during exams, which he does bring while he takes them.



** Ann (Betty) and [[spoiler:Shika or]] Ayumu (Veronica).
** Daigo (Betty) and Fuji (Veronica).

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** Ann (Betty) and [[spoiler:Shika or]] [[spoiler:Shika]] or Ayumu (Veronica).
(Veronica) towards Daigo. Ann is the average GirlNextDoor, [[spoiler:Shika]] is the spoiled and alluring girl, Ayumu is athletic and enjoys making fun of Ann.
** Daigo (Betty) and Fuji (Veronica).(Veronica) towards Ann. Daigo's the reliable and NiceGuy, Fuji is the ChickMagnet but also quite aloof.



** Ann's mother seems to be one since young and becomes a lot more mentally unstable after she's divorced and moves back to the hometown she hated as a youth. This is what leads to her suicide, and Ann's certain that she planned to do so ever since they moved.



* ChickMagnet: Despite his questionable personality, many girls in both Shimane and Tokyo adore Fuji for his good looks and cool aura.

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* ChickMagnet: ChickMagnet:
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Despite his questionable personality, many girls in both Shimane and Tokyo adore Fuji for his good looks and cool aura.aura.
** Dude Magnet in this case, Shika's popular with guys due to her looks and sweet personality.
** Ann wonders if her father was popular with girls back in his younger days after she finds out that, besides her mother, [[spoiler:Kaede]] also fell for him back in their school days.



* ADayInTheLimeLight: In Volume 9, one chapter follows Sakura's troubled life and his encounters with Chi after the end of the main story, giving limelight to both minor characters.



** Ann's father, who divorced Ann's mother because out his debts. He returns early into the story to take Ann back with him to Tokyo.

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** Ann's father, who divorced Ann's mother because out his debts.debts and she took Ann with her to Shimane. He returns early into the story to take Ann back with him to Tokyo.



* {{First Girl Wins}}: Gender-inverted, Daigo for Ann as he's the first boy in Shimane she meets and they both fall for each other. [[spoiler: However it's zig-zagged as they have their falling outs.]]
* HeldBackInSchool: When Fuji comes back to school he has to repeat the year.

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* {{First Girl Wins}}: Gender-inverted, Daigo for Ann as he's the first boy in Shimane she meets befriends and they both fall for each other. [[spoiler: However it's zig-zagged as they have their falling outs.]]
outs]].
* GenderEqualEnsemble: The main cast which comprises two girls and two boys.
* HeldBackInSchool: When Fuji comes back to school [[spoiler:after running away]], he has to repeat the year.



** Fuji for Ann. [[spoiler:Even when they become a couple, Fuji soon realizes that Ann will always love Daigo.]]
** Ayumu and [[spoiler:Shika]] for Daigo.
* HowWeGotHere: The manga begins with a young girl bugging her older sister who's about to move to America with her fiance and they find the latter's hourglass. That older girl, Ann, then thinks back to how she got that hourglass and its significance to her. [[spoiler:By the time it returns to the original timeline, readers will have found out the little girl is actually Ann's half-sister Chii, and the "fiance", surprisingly enough, isn't Daigo ''or'' Fuji but an older man called Sakura - who breaks off the engagement later.]]

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** Fuji for Ann.Ann who is oblivious at first and has her eyes set on Daigo. [[spoiler:Even when they become a couple, Fuji soon realizes that Ann will always love Daigo.]]
** Ayumu and [[spoiler:Shika]] for Daigo.
their crush Daigo who is Ann's boyfriend.
* HowWeGotHere: The manga begins with a young girl bugging her older sister a 26-year-old Ann, who's about to move to America with her fiance fiance, and they find the latter's hourglass. That older girl, Ann, Ann then thinks back to how she got that hourglass and its significance to her. [[spoiler:By the time it returns to the original timeline, readers will have found out the little girl is actually Ann's her half-sister Chii, Chi, and the "fiance", surprisingly enough, isn't Daigo ''or'' Fuji but an older man called Sakura - who breaks off the engagement later.]]



** Fuji to Ann, several times. [[spoiler:First when she was dating Daigo, then when Fuji dates her but realizes she's not over him.]]

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** Fuji to Ann, several times. [[spoiler:First First when she was she's dating Daigo, Daigo which he respects despite his hurt feelings, then when Fuji [[spoiler:when he dates her but realizes she's not over him.him and breaks up with her so she can seek her own happiness.]]



* IWillWaitForYou: Daigo's attitude towards Ann after she moves back to Tokyo.
* JerkAss: Sakura, the older man Ann befriends at age 26 [[spoiler: and whom she's briefly engaged to.]] He has a hatred for feminine women who are weak and cry a lot, and is a little manipulative. Ann eventually calls him out for this attitude towards his ex, [[spoiler: which leads him to angrily break off the engagement.]] He becomes a ''tiny'' bit better after encountering Chii and Shika in America in the bonus story.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Daigo wants to be this for Ann.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: The Tsukishima siblings have various attitudes of this due to coming from a prestigious family and hence not being allowed to mess around that much as children (in addition to Fuji being made to focus on studying and becoming the heir). Shika wants to be more proactive in helping others and wants more friends, while Fuji just wants to be able to do more casual leisure activities such as amusement parks and fireworks.
* IWillWaitForYou: Daigo's attitude towards Ann after she moves back to Tokyo.
Tokyo due to his determination to keep their relationship going.
* JerkAss: JerkAss:
**
Sakura, the older man Ann befriends at age 26 [[spoiler: and whom she's briefly engaged to.]] to]]. He has a hatred for feminine women who are weak and cry a lot, and is a little manipulative. Ann eventually calls him out for this attitude towards his ex, [[spoiler: which leads him to angrily break off the engagement.]] engagement]]. He becomes a ''tiny'' bit better after encountering Chii Chi in Volume 9.
** Ayumu Narasaki is one at first, especially when she puts Ann through a lot of trouble at camp. The most questionable move she pulls is [[spoiler:hiding her beloved hourglass
and Shika in America in making her go through a dangerous treasure hunt game that endangers her]]. She's grown out of it by the bonus story.
* KnightInShiningArmor:
time Daigo wants to be this for Ann. reunites with her.



* LoveTriangle: Ann, Daigo, and Fuji. Ann, Daigo, and Ayumu. Ann, Daigo, and [[spoiler:Shika]]. Masahiro (Ann's father), Miwako (Ann's mother), and Kaede (Masahiro's old friend [[spoiler:and eventual wife]]).
* NaiveEverygirl: Ann, somewhat. She's a little naïve, ignorant and especially insecure, and gets picked on by love rival Ayumu; but she's also very cautious of her surroundings and actions.
* NaiveNewcomer: Ann when moving to Shimane from Tokyo, and finds it hard to adjust to the close-knit carefree lifestyle in the countryside.
* OfficialCouple: Ann and Daigo, [[spoiler: though they fall out of this for a while.]]
* TheOjou: Shika, who's the young daughter of a wealthy family, and is treated like so by many people.

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* LoveTriangle: A ''lot''.
** Many concern the OfficialCouple Ann and Daigo and a third party who likes one of them; Fuji who likes
Ann, Ayumu who likes Daigo, and Fuji. Ann, Daigo, [[spoiler:Shika]] who likes Ann. Out of the three, [[spoiler:Shika]] is the only one who's friends with the other. [[spoiler: Then Fuji and Ayumu. Ann, Daigo, and [[spoiler:Shika]]. Ayumu get to have a shot after the couple breaks up, but it doesn't last]].
**
Masahiro (Ann's father), Miwako (Ann's mother), and Kaede [[spoiler:Kaede (Masahiro's old friend [[spoiler:and and eventual wife]]).
* NaiveEverygirl: Ann, somewhat. She's a little naïve, ignorant and especially insecure, and gets picked on by love rival Ayumu;
wife)]] who likes Masahiro. The parents obviously get together first but she's also very cautious of her surroundings and actions.
* NaiveNewcomer: Ann when moving to Shimane from Tokyo, and finds it hard to adjust to
divorce later, [[spoiler:leaving the close-knit carefree lifestyle in the countryside.
* OfficialCouple: Ann and Daigo, [[spoiler: though they fall out of this for a while.
latter to be able to eventually get with him.]]
* TheOjou: Shika, who's NaiveEverygirl:
** Ann, somewhat. She's a little naïve (something she comments on sometimes), ignorant and especially insecure, and gets picked on by love rival Ayumu; but she's also very cautious of her surroundings and actions.
** Shika. Due to be doted on by her parents and servants, she has little knowledge of
the young daughter of a wealthy family, outside world and is treated like so by many people.how harsh reality can be.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted in Chapter 2 when Ann notes she stopped getting hers after her mother died and Shika can't swim because she got hers. [[spoiler:And then Ann suddenly gets hers again at a ''very'' intense moment at camp - in front of Daigo and Fuji who initially think she's injured herself.]]
* OfficialCouple: Ann and Daigo share their first kiss at the end of Chapter 2 and date afterwards, [[spoiler: though they fall out of this for a while.]]



** Also Kaede who becomes a maternal role model for Ann after she returns to Tokyo. [[spoiler: She eventually becomes her step-mother.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Daigo (Red Oni) and Fuji (Blue Oni).

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** Also Kaede who becomes a maternal role model for Ann after she returns to Tokyo. [[spoiler: She eventually becomes her step-mother.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Daigo (Red Oni) and Fuji (Blue Oni). Daigo is HotBlooded and wild, Fuji is more collected and intellectual.



* ShotgunWedding: Somewhat with [[spoiler:Ann's dad and Kaede.]] After finding out she's pregnant, the latter first wants to break off their relationship so the former doesn't have to worry about them, but [[spoiler:Ann]] convinces her he loves her enough to not leave her side, and so they decide to marry before the child is born.
* SiblingYinYang: Fuji and Shika.

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* ShotgunWedding: Somewhat with [[spoiler:Ann's dad and Kaede.]] After finding out she's pregnant, the latter first wants to break off their relationship so the former doesn't have to worry about them, but [[spoiler:Ann]] Ann convinces her he loves her enough to not leave her side, and so they decide to marry before the child is born.
* SiblingYinYang: Fuji and Shika. Fuji is the aloof and cold brother, Shika is the sweet and helpful sister.



* SpoiledSweet: Shika. [[spoiler:Until she becomes a BrokenBird. She gets better after.]]
* SpoilerOpening: The manga opens with a little girl talking to an older Ann, and she's [[spoiler:her younger step-sister Chii.]] Chances are the reader has forgotten about her by the time she's introduced properly.

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* SpoiledSweet: Shika. [[spoiler:Until she becomes a BrokenBird. She gets better after.]]
* SpoilerOpening: The manga opens with a little girl talking to an older Ann, and she's [[spoiler:her younger step-sister Chii.Chi.]] Chances are the reader has forgotten about her by the time she's introduced properly.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Ann and Shika. Ayumu and Ann.
* TroubledButCute: Fuji who is constantly commented on his good looks while also holding a rather troublesome personality and personal issues.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Fuji for Ann and Ayumu for Daigo [[spoiler: but they get out of it briefly]], and [[spoiler: Shika]] for Daigo.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: TomboyAndGirlyGirl:
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Ann and Shika. Ann is more hotheaded (at least when Daigo's concerned) and not particularly graceful, Shika is TheOjou and mostly dresses like such.
**
Ayumu and Ann.
* TroubledButCute: Fuji who
Ann. Ayumu is constantly commented on his good looks athletic, sports a BoyishShortHair and is more out-spoken and bossy, while also holding a rather troublesome personality and personal issues.
Ann is more cautious, weak in anything remotely sporty but does well in cooking instead.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: UnluckyChildhoodFriend:
**
Fuji for Ann who befriends him after moving to Shimane at age 8 and Ayumu for Daigo of course is in love with Daigo. [[spoiler: but Fuji gets out of it briefly when they date]].
** Ayumu for Daigo, a fellow judo club member who has his eyes on Ann. [[spoiler: They
get out of it briefly]], briefly years later when he reunites with her and she's become a lot nicer]].
**
[[spoiler: Shika]] for Daigo.Daigo, who is her friend from childhood but rejects her when she makes a move on him.
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''Sand Chronicles,'' or ''Sunadokei,'' is about the story of Ann Uekusa from her adolescence to adulthood and of the friendships, relationships, and conflicts she encounters along the way.

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''Sand Chronicles,'' Chronicles'', or ''Sunadokei,'' is about the story of Ann Uekusa from her adolescence to adulthood and of the friendships, relationships, and conflicts she encounters along the way.



Mangaka: Hinako Ashihara.

Has a [[{{Characters/SandChronicles}} Character Sheet]].

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Mangaka: Created by Hinako Ashihara.

Ashihara, ''Sand Chronicles'' is a well-regarded series for its realistic yet emotional portrayal of growing up and the ups and downs that come with it. In 2005, it was awarded the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for shojo manga. It's licensed by Viz Media, which also serialised the manga in their old shojo magazine ''Shojo Beats'' until said magazine's cancellation.

The manga comprises 10 volumes - the first 8 volumes cover the main story, and the final 2 cover side stories that occur both before and after the main story. It also garnered both a [[JapaneseSeries Japanese drama]] and a Japanese live-action movie.

Has a [[{{Characters/SandChronicles}} Character Sheet]].
Sheet]], and all character-specific tropes go there.

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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Somewhat. The long distance strains Ann and Daigo's relationship as they find it harder to communicate and it allows others such as [[spoiler: Fuji and Shika]] to fall in love with them and attempt to take them for themselves. However neither hugely impacts their relationship. [[spoiler: It's their insecurities and Ann's concern for Daigo's happiness that breaks them up.]]
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Mostly averted with Chii, who is [[spoiler: Ann's younger step-]]sister. There's tiny signs of brattiness that's typical of any young sibling, otherwise she's mostly a good-natured kid who's concerned for her sister's wellbeing.

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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Somewhat.Nearly happens. The long distance strains Ann and Daigo's relationship as they find it harder to communicate and it allows others such as [[spoiler: Fuji and Shika]] to fall in love with them and attempt to take them for themselves. However neither hugely impacts their relationship. [[spoiler: It's their insecurities and Ann's concern for Daigo's happiness that breaks them up.]]
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: AnnoyingYoungerSibling:
**
Mostly averted with Chii, who is [[spoiler: Ann's younger step-]]sister. There's tiny signs of brattiness that's typical of any young sibling, otherwise she's mostly a good-natured kid who's concerned for her sister's [[spoiler:her sister]]'s wellbeing.



* BettyAndVeronica: Ann (Betty) and [[spoiler:Shika or]] Ayumu (Veronica).

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* BettyAndVeronica: BettyAndVeronica:
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Ann (Betty) and [[spoiler:Shika or]] Ayumu (Veronica).



* BrokenBird: Ann, whose mother's suicide causes her to become emotionally unstables at times. This haunts her right to the end, where she [[spoiler: gets a YouAreNotAlone speech from her grandma after suffering a near-fatal wound from glass.]]

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* BrokenBird: BrokenBird:
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Ann, whose mother's suicide causes her to become emotionally unstables at times. This haunts her right to the end, where she [[spoiler: gets a YouAreNotAlone You Are Not Alone speech from her grandma after suffering a near-fatal wound from glass.]]



* EarlyBirdCameo: The little girl at the very beginning is [[spoiler:Chii, Ann's younger step-sister.]] Chances are the reader has forgotten about her by the time she's introduced.
* DisappearedDad: Ann's father, who divorced Ann's mother because out his debts. He returns early into the story to take Ann back with him to Tokyo.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: The little girl at the very beginning is [[spoiler:Chii, Ann's younger step-sister.]] Chances are the reader has forgotten about her by the time she's introduced.
* DisappearedDad:
DisappearedDad:
**
Ann's father, who divorced Ann's mother because out his debts. He returns early into the story to take Ann back with him to Tokyo.



* [[{{First Girl Wins}} First Guy Wins]]: Daigo for Ann, [[spoiler: though it's zig-zagged.]]

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* [[{{First {{First Girl Wins}} First Guy Wins]]: Wins}}: Gender-inverted, Daigo for Ann, Ann as he's the first boy in Shimane she meets and they both fall for each other. [[spoiler: though However it's zig-zagged.zig-zagged as they have their falling outs.]]



* HopelessSuitor: Fuji for Ann. [[spoiler:Even when they become a couple, Fuji soon realizes that Ann will always love Daigo.]]

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* HopelessSuitor: HopelessSuitor:
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Fuji for Ann. [[spoiler:Even when they become a couple, Fuji soon realizes that Ann will always love Daigo.]]



* HowWeGotHere: The manga begins with a young girl bugging her older sister who's about to move to America with her fiance and they find the latter's hourglass. That older girl, Ann, then thinks back to how she got that hourglass and its significance to her.
* IWillWaitForYou: Daigo towards Ann after she moves back to Tokyo.
* JerkAss: Sakura, the older man Ann befriends at age 26 [[spoiler: and whom she's briefly engaged to.]] He has a hatred for feminine women who are weak and cry a lot, and is a little manipulative. Ann eventually calls him out for this attitude towards his ex, [[spoiler: which leads him to angrily break off the engagement.]] He becomes a ''tiny'' bit better after encountering Chii and Shika in America.

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* HowWeGotHere: The manga begins with a young girl bugging her older sister who's about to move to America with her fiance and they find the latter's hourglass. That older girl, Ann, then thinks back to how she got that hourglass and its significance to her. [[spoiler:By the time it returns to the original timeline, readers will have found out the little girl is actually Ann's half-sister Chii, and the "fiance", surprisingly enough, isn't Daigo ''or'' Fuji but an older man called Sakura - who breaks off the engagement later.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: A recurring theme throughout the series, due to characters dealing with their crushes dating other people or other issues.
** Daigo to Ann twice. Daigo to let Ann move back to Tokyo but he doesn't complain because he knows how concerned she is for her father. He also reacts this way when [[spoiler:he finds out years later (post-break-up) that Fuji is dating Ann - as much as he dislikes him, he tells him to look after Ann well.]]
** Ann to Daigo a few times. [[spoiler:She decides to break up with him because she fears she can't bring him happiness and will only drag him down. Many years later she's disheartened to hear Daigo apparently being engaged to a fellow teacher but otherwise genuinely happy for him. Highlighted when she writes a new wish on her wish card at the shrine that says, "Please, please, please, let Daigo be happy."]]
** Fuji to Ann, several times. [[spoiler:First when she was dating Daigo, then when Fuji dates her but realizes she's not over him.]]
** Familial version for Grandma to Ann several times, such as letting her move back to Tokyo and [[spoiler:not making a fuss when she stops visiting Shimane]], because she truly values her happiness even if it means being separated from
her.
* IWillWaitForYou: Daigo Daigo's attitude towards Ann after she moves back to Tokyo.
* JerkAss: Sakura, the older man Ann befriends at age 26 [[spoiler: and whom she's briefly engaged to.]] He has a hatred for feminine women who are weak and cry a lot, and is a little manipulative. Ann eventually calls him out for this attitude towards his ex, [[spoiler: which leads him to angrily break off the engagement.]] He becomes a ''tiny'' bit better after encountering Chii and Shika in America.America in the bonus story.



* ParentalSubstitute: Ann's grandmother (and her grandfather but especially the former), especially after Ann's mother commits suicide and she has to take care of her herself.
** Also Kaede who becomes a role model for Ann after she returns to Tokyo. [[spoiler: She eventually becomes her step-mother.]]
* PlatonicLifePartners: Ann and Fuji, [[spoiler: even after they start and end their relationship. It's slightly awkward afterward but they still care for each other and remain good friends.]]

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* ParentalSubstitute: ParentalSubstitute:
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Ann's grandmother (and her grandfather but especially the former), especially after Ann's mother commits suicide and she has to take care of her herself.
** Also Kaede who becomes a maternal role model for Ann after she returns to Tokyo. [[spoiler: She eventually becomes her step-mother.]]
* PlatonicLifePartners: Ann and Fuji, [[spoiler: even after they start and end their relationship. It's slightly awkward afterward but they still care for each other and remain good friends.
]]



* SecondLove: [[spoiler:Fuji, for Ann.]]

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* SecondLove: [[spoiler:Fuji, Fuji tries hard to become one for Ann.Ann [[spoiler:post-Daigo-break-up]], even arguing that for Daigo to be her "first" love there surely has to be a second one too. [[spoiler:He succeeds but it doesn't last long as Ann doesn't really get over Daigo.]]



* SliceOfLife: A dramatic one too.

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* SliceOfLife: A dramatic one too.too that follows Ann's adolescence and adulthood.



* [[spoiler:TheirFirstTime]]: [[spoiler:Ann and Daigo, in an empty shack, shortly after Daigo punches the hell out of Fuji for kissing Ann. At first dealt with via ''FadeToBlack'', and confirmed shortly after]].

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* [[spoiler:TheirFirstTime]]: [[spoiler:Ann SpoilerOpening: The manga opens with a little girl talking to an older Ann, and Daigo, in she's [[spoiler:her younger step-sister Chii.]] Chances are the reader has forgotten about her by the time she's introduced properly.
* TheirFirstTime:
** Ann and Daigo [[spoiler:in
an empty shack, shortly after Daigo punches the hell out of Fuji for kissing Ann. At first dealt with via ''FadeToBlack'', a fade to black, and confirmed shortly after]].



* TroubledButCute: Fuji.

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* TroubledButCute: Fuji.Fuji who is constantly commented on his good looks while also holding a rather troublesome personality and personal issues.



* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Ann and Daigo [[spoiler: are zig-zagged with this. They become a couple, then have a falling out but then reconcile... only to break up afterward. After many years apart, they finally get back together.]]

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* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: VictoriousChildhoodFriend:
**
Ann and Daigo [[spoiler: are zig-zagged with this. They become a couple, then have a falling out but then reconcile... only to break up afterward. After many years apart, they finally get back together.]]
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** Also Kaede who becomes role model for Ann after she returns to Tokyo. [[spoiler: She eventually becomes her step-mother.]]

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** Also Kaede who becomes a role model for Ann after she returns to Tokyo. [[spoiler: She eventually becomes her step-mother.]]
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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Mostly averted with Chi, who is [[spoiler: Ann's younger step-]]sister. There's tiny signs of brattiness that's typical of any young sibling, otherwise she's mostly good-natured who's concerned for her sister's wellbeing.

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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder
AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Somewhat. The long distance strains Ann and Daigo's relationship as they find it harder to communicate and it allows others such as [[spoiler: Fuji and Shika]] to fall in love with them and attempt to take them for themselves. However neither hugely impacts their relationship. [[spoiler: It's their insecurities and Ann's concern for Daigo's happiness that breaks them up.]]
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Mostly averted with Chi, Chii, who is [[spoiler: Ann's younger step-]]sister. There's tiny signs of brattiness that's typical of any young sibling, otherwise she's mostly a good-natured kid who's concerned for her sister's wellbeing.



** The first bonus chapter in volume 10 shows a flashback of a young Daigo thinking his newborn sister will be this and would rather be an only child. He has a change of heart after finally meeting her though. In the present day, his sister seems to avert this as she doesn't really get in his way and even makes a good-luck charm for him during exams, which he does bring while he takes them.



* EarlyBirdCameo: The little girl at the very beginning is [[spoiler:Chi, Ann's younger step-sister.]] Chances are the read has forgotten about her by the time she's introduced.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: The little girl at the very beginning is [[spoiler:Chi, [[spoiler:Chii, Ann's younger step-sister.]] Chances are the read reader has forgotten about her by the time she's introduced.



* [[spoiler:[[{{First Girl Wins}} First Guy Wins]]]]: [[spoiler:Daigo.]]

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* [[spoiler:[[{{First [[{{First Girl Wins}} First Guy Wins]]]]: [[spoiler:Daigo.Wins]]: Daigo for Ann, [[spoiler: though it's zig-zagged.]]



* HowWeGotHere: The manga begins with a young girl bugging her older sister who's about to move to America with her fiance and they find the latter's hourglass. That older girl, Ann, then thinks back to how she got that hourglass.

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* HowWeGotHere: The manga begins with a young girl bugging her older sister who's about to move to America with her fiance and they find the latter's hourglass. That older girl, Ann, then thinks back to how she got that hourglass.hourglass and its significance to her.



* JerkAss: Sakura, the older man Ann befriends at age 26 [[spoiler: and whom she's briefly engaged to.]] He has a hatred for feminine women who are weak and cry a lot. Ann eventually calls him out for this attitude towards his ex, [[spoiler: which leads him to angrily break off the engagement.]] He becomes a ''tiny'' bit better after encountering Chi and Shika in America.

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* JerkAss: Sakura, the older man Ann befriends at age 26 [[spoiler: and whom she's briefly engaged to.]] He has a hatred for feminine women who are weak and cry a lot.lot, and is a little manipulative. Ann eventually calls him out for this attitude towards his ex, [[spoiler: which leads him to angrily break off the engagement.]] He becomes a ''tiny'' bit better after encountering Chi Chii and Shika in America.



* LonelyRichKid: Fuji and Shika.

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* LonelyRichKid: Fuji and Shika. They're rich which gives others the impression that they're snobby, but they (mostly Shika) really like having friends and being treated like other kids.



* NaiveEverygirl: Ann.
* NaiveNewcomer: Ann.

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* NaiveEverygirl: Ann.
Ann, somewhat. She's a little naïve, ignorant and especially insecure, and gets picked on by love rival Ayumu; but she's also very cautious of her surroundings and actions.
* NaiveNewcomer: Ann.Ann when moving to Shimane from Tokyo, and finds it hard to adjust to the close-knit carefree lifestyle in the countryside.



* TheOjou: Shika.

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* TheOjou: Shika.Shika, who's the young daughter of a wealthy family, and is treated like so by many people.


Added DiffLines:

** Also Kaede who becomes role model for Ann after she returns to Tokyo. [[spoiler: She eventually becomes her step-mother.]]


Added DiffLines:

** Also [[spoiler: Kaede with Ann's father, whom she fell for in 10th grade]], albeit after suffering as the UnluckyChildhoodFriend.
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Mostly avearted with Chi, who is [[spoiler: Ann's younger step-]]sister. There's tiny signs of brattiness that's typical of any young sibling, otherwise she's mostly good-natured who's concerned for her sister's wellbeing.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Mostly avearted averted with Chi, who is [[spoiler: Ann's younger step-]]sister. There's tiny signs of brattiness that's typical of any young sibling, otherwise she's mostly good-natured who's concerned for her sister's wellbeing.



* PlatonicLifePartners: Ann and Fuji, [[spoiler: even after they start and end their relationship. It's slightly awkward but they still care for each other and remain friends.]]

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* ParentalSubstitute: Ann's grandmother (and her grandfather but especially the former), especially after Ann's mother commits suicide and she has to take care of her herself.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Ann and Fuji, [[spoiler: even after they start and end their relationship. It's slightly awkward afterward but they still care for each other and remain good friends.]]
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Mostly avearted with Chi, who is [[spoiler: Ann's younger step-]]sister. There's tiny signs of brattiness that's typical of any young sibling, otherwise she's mostly good-natured who's concerned for her sister's wellbeing.
** Played straight with Shika to Fuji, who doesn't really treat her that kindly and isn't close to her.
* BeachEpisode: Ann, Fuji and their friends go on a trip there during their school break in Tokyo.



* BrokenBird: Ann, whose mother's suicide causes her to become emotionally unstables at times. [[spoiler: Shika, after she finds out she is the illegitimate child of the family, not Fuji.]]

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* BrokenBird: Ann, whose mother's suicide causes her to become emotionally unstables at times. This haunts her right to the end, where she [[spoiler: gets a YouAreNotAlone speech from her grandma after suffering a near-fatal wound from glass.]]
** Ann's grandmother briefly becomes this after her daughter's suicide, blaming herself for telling her to get a hold of herself instead of to do her best. Ann snaps her out of it, saying it was her mum's fault for being weak.
** Also
[[spoiler: Shika, after she finds out she is the illegitimate child of the family, not Fuji.]]]]
* ChickMagnet: Despite his questionable personality, many girls in both Shimane and Tokyo adore Fuji for his good looks and cool aura.
* ChildhoodFriend: Ann has been friends with Daigo, Fuji and Shika since coming to Shimane at age 12. The three have known each other longer (though [[TheRival Daigo and Fuji were never chummy]]).
* EarlyBirdCameo: The little girl at the very beginning is [[spoiler:Chi, Ann's younger step-sister.]] Chances are the read has forgotten about her by the time she's introduced.



* IWillWaitForYou

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* IWillWaitForYouHowWeGotHere: The manga begins with a young girl bugging her older sister who's about to move to America with her fiance and they find the latter's hourglass. That older girl, Ann, then thinks back to how she got that hourglass.
* IWillWaitForYou: Daigo towards Ann after she moves back to Tokyo.
* JerkAss: Sakura, the older man Ann befriends at age 26 [[spoiler: and whom she's briefly engaged to.]] He has a hatred for feminine women who are weak and cry a lot. Ann eventually calls him out for this attitude towards his ex, [[spoiler: which leads him to angrily break off the engagement.]] He becomes a ''tiny'' bit better after encountering Chi and Shika in America.



* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Ann and Daigo.]]

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* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Ann OfficialCouple: Ann and Daigo.Daigo, [[spoiler: though they fall out of this for a while.]]



* PlatonicLifePartners: Ann and Fuji, [[spoiler: even after they start and end their relationship. It's slightly awkward but they still care for each other and remain friends.]]



* TheRunaway: [[spoiler:Fuji.]]

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* TheRunaway: [[spoiler:Fuji.[[spoiler:Fuji, who wants to sort himself out away from everyone. He's eventually found by Ann, who keeps his secret until he returns to his family.]]



* ShotgunWedding: Somewhat with [[spoiler:Ann's dad and Kaede.]] After finding out she's pregnant, the latter first wants to break off their relationship so the former doesn't have to worry about them, but [[spoiler:Ann]] convinces her he loves her enough to not leave her side, and so they decide to marry before the child is born.



* SliceOfLife

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* SliceOfLifeSliceOfLife: A dramatic one too.



** Also attempted by [[spoiler:Ann and Fuji, except Ann becomes distressed from thinking about Daigo so the two just sleep in the same bed instead.]]



* [[spoiler:UnluckyChildhoodFriend]]: [[spoiler: Fuji for Ann, Ayumu and Shika for Daigo.]]
* [[spoiler:VictoriousChildhoodFriend]]: [[spoiler: Ann and Daigo.]]

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* [[spoiler:UnluckyChildhoodFriend]]: UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Fuji for Ann and Ayumu for Daigo [[spoiler: Fuji but they get out of it briefly]], and [[spoiler: Shika]] for Ann, Ayumu Daigo.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Ann
and Shika for Daigo.Daigo [[spoiler: are zig-zagged with this. They become a couple, then have a falling out but then reconcile... only to break up afterward. After many years apart, they finally get back together.]]
* [[spoiler:VictoriousChildhoodFriend]]: [[spoiler: WickedStepmother: Averted with [[spoiler:Kaede, who eventually marries Ann's father and is one of Ann's role models. It's even Ann who has to convince her that her dad does love her and Daigo.]]
that they should stay together.]]
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Has a [[{{Characters/Sunadokei}} Character Sheet]].

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Has a [[{{Characters/Sunadokei}} [[{{Characters/SandChronicles}} Character Sheet]].
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