Ooku: The Inner Chambers, Volume 1

Ooku: The Inner Chambers, Volume 1

by Fumi Yoshinaga

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ISBN-13: 9781421527475
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 08/18/2009
Series: Ooku: The Inner Chambers Series , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 662,583
Product dimensions: 5.76(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Fumi Yoshinaga is a Tokyo-born manga creator who debuted in 1994 with Tsuki to Sandaru (The Moon and the Sandals). In 2006, she was named one of the top twenty creators who have contributed to the world of shojo manga by Professor Masami Toku in her touring exhibit Shojo Manga: Girl Power! Yoshinaga 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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Texas_samurai_fan More than 1 year ago
In an alternative view of life in a Japan ruled by Shoguns, only women hold important roles of government. A decline in reproduction due to a plague that decimated the male population, the males are guarded and roles are reversed with the women doing the labor while the men are treasured for their life-giving essence. Only the most beautiful men are allowed to serve within the inner chambers (harem) of the Shogun, where they give up all freedom and touch with the outside world for a chance to become the Shogun's consort. Intricate positions and intrigue abound within the secret rooms inside the palace. Naivete and innocence are both treasured and hated. This author wrote the award winning Antique Bakery and others. Her ability to capture facial expressions and beauty without clutter makes her work a true joy to read.
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