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Thunderbolt and Lightning

RuriDragon, Issues 6 to 12

By Masaoki Shindo  

1 May, 2024

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Masaoki Shindo’s RuriDragon (Japanese: ルリドラゴン, Hepburn: Ruridoragon) is a Japanese modern-day manga series. Originally a one-shot published in Shueisha’s Jump Giga magazine in December 2020, RuriDragon was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump starting in June 2022.

Due to Shindo’s ill-health, the manga was placed on hiatus after six issues. In March 2024, new installments began appearing on the Viz website.

Ruri’s plan to sleepwalk her way through high school was complicated by the appearance of two razor-sharp horns on her head, the unexpected discovery midclass that she sometimes breathes fire, that she heals surprisingly quickly, and Ruri’s mother’s off-handed revelation that the three previous discoveries are due to the fact that Ruri’s father is a dragon.

Having come to terms with fire-breathing and the horns, Ruri is confronted with another unexpected draconic ability.


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This Girl Is On Fire

RuriDragon, volume 1

By Masaoki Shindo  

12 Apr, 2023

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Masaoki Shindo’s RuriDragon (Japanese: ルリドラゴン, Hepburn: Ruridoragon) is a Japanese modern-day manga series. Originally a one-shot published in Shueisha’s Jump Giga magazine in December 2020, RuriDragon was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump starting in June 2022.

Adolescence is a time of sometimes bewildering physical change. Japanese schoolgirl Ruri is more bewildered than most teens. One morning she glances in the bathroom mirror to discover that during the night she has sprouted two razor-sharp horns.

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