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here is the link for the picture (in case it doesn't show up): http://online.mangaraw.net/get/img/174/837.jpg

In the last panel at the bottom of the page, she says "しょ__ -" I'm not quite sure as to what that last character is, including it's use(s) and pronounciation(s).

I have seen this character in various other comics, and I think that it might be a sound effect/ onomatopoeia (?)

please answer if you know anything about this and include as many details as you can, thank you!

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@japanesebeginner -- please ask that as a separate question rather than cluttering the one you already have gotten an answer for. Stackexchange uses a question and answer format meaning it works best when you ask something that can be answered altogether. –  virmaior Aug 26 '14 at 0:32

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I think it's an onomatopoeia of the fizzing sound from soda.

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The second stroke of 「わ」 「ね」 and 「れ」 is sometimes simplified like this, and it looks childish or cute. A few handwritten fonts like this one have similar glyphs. –  naruto Aug 22 '14 at 1:10

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