Ooku: The Inner Chambers, Volume 2

Ooku: The Inner Chambers, Volume 2

by Fumi Yoshinaga

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ISBN-13: 9781421527482
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 12/08/2009
Series: Ooku: The Inner Chambers Series , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 587,263
Product dimensions: 5.78(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Fumi Yoshinaga debuted in 1994 with Tsuki to sandaru (The Moon and the Sandals) and has won numerous awards, including the 2002 Kodansha Manga Award for her series Antique Bakery, and the 2006 Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence Award for Ôoku.

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Ooku: The Inner Chambers, Volume 2 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Jellyn on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Well, I didn't get some of the apparent inconsistencies of policy from the first volume explained in this one. But, this manga takes us further back in time, to how the first woman ended up as shogun, and the origin of the Ooku, the inner chambers, being filled with men instead of women. So you actually learn some of the origin of the traditions and policies that led up to what the inner chambers were in volume 1.So that was all cool and everything. Unfortunately, I felt this volume relied too heavily on rape as a character device. It's been a little while since I've read it now, but I think it had at least 3 instances of rape or attempted rape. I can't really say any of it was gratuitous, as it served a purpose in the story, but it definitely started to annoy me.I will read the later volumes, but probably not immediately. Some of them aren't published in English yet, for one thing. For another, I'm going to have to buy them myself, I think. And I kind of want to buy Antique Bakery first, by the same mangaka. I hear good things about it.
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