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Fairy Cube is a manga by Kaori Yuki which ran in the shoujo magazine Hana to Yume from 2005 to 2006, with its chapters comprising a total of 3 Volumes.

Ian is the son of a famous author and known as a liar by most, especially about his crazy stories about fairies and other fantasy creatures. He is constantly followed by his alter ego, whom he dubbed 'Tokage' (Lizard) as his green hair and red eyes reminded him of the reptile. The only person who ever believed Ian about the fairy world that surrounds them is his childhood friend Rin, who only recently returned to her hometown.

Shortly after, when Ian sees a strange man named Kaito at a crime scene of the recent string of 'Fairy Murders', he's given a Fairy Cube and is told to take good care of it. After Rin is accused of having something to do with the Fairy Murders, Ian goes to help her and is promptly stabbed by his father.

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Now a mere ghost, Ian realizes that Tokage has taken over his body and the only way to get revenge is through Kaito's help, by becoming a 'Winged One' and Ian swears to get his body, and Rin, back from Tokage.


This manga provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents:
    • Rin's mother beats her because it's the only way of getting the attention of her ex-husband.
    • Ian's father burned the wings birthmarks on Ian's back, so he wouldn't be able to escape from him like his wife did. He also demoted Rin's father for another place, to separate her from Ian, after the two tried to run to the fairy world.
  • Bifauxnen: Shira in her first appearance as the substitute President of Gotoh. The rest of the time, she tends to wear clothes that make it more easy to tell that she's a girl.
  • Broken Bird: Rin, Shira.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Ian and Rin.
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  • Creepy Doll: In the first chapter, Ainsel is possessing a doll that Kaito carries around in his arms though she quickly discards it.
  • The Dandy: Kaito.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Subverted when it's revealed that Kaito didn't like having sex with Queen Knockma but was too scared of the consequences of refusing her to denounce her.
  • Dysfunction Junction: If a character has any development, they probably get a traumatic backstory.
  • Easily Forgiven: Ian's father is not arrested after having stabbed his own son. The worst that happens to him is to lose his job. Oh, wait, Tokage gives him a good, well-deserved kick, when Scary Daddy apologizes, thinking he's Ian. Much for Ian's shock.
  • The Fair Folk: From fairies who steal human bodies to evil Celtic gods who just want to bring the destruction of the world.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Ian and Ainsel.


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