October 29, . We also get glimpses of the world that the young man leaves behind, a world where women must assume, thanks to the plague, traditional male roles, and we get to see what effect the scarcity of males has on procreation, marriage, and other aspects of society. I don’t want to say too much about the plot of the first volume because part of what makes it great is some of Yoshinaga’s narrative feints. Outside of her work with Japanese publishers, she also self-publishes original doujinshi on a regular basis, most notably for Antique Bakery. To have so many men in one place, and let their precious seed go to waste—this very wastefulness, this luxury, is evidence of the shogun’s might and power, is it not?
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Jason Thompson’s House of 1000 Manga – Ooku: The Inner Chambers
December 28, . When Tokugawa Iemitsu depicted as a true jerkhole, incidentally dies of the plague, there are still enough men around that his daughter is forced to dress like a man, to make people think she is a legitimate heir. Yoshimune and the other women depicted here are intelligent and politically savvy — watching Yoshimune thwart traditions and usher in a new era is chambegs enjoyable.
The Last Manauthor Fumi Yoshinaga oppresses 17th-century Japan with a plague, called the redface pox, that decimates the male population of the nation other countries seem unafflicted. The men are divided into many ranks, starting with the bottom-ranked houseboys, those “unworthy of our liege’s sight.
Otherwise I loved the more adult narrative of this manga and the deeply rich character personalities.
It all began in seventh grade, as I perused my Nintendo newsletter and discovered that in Japan they had an NES called the Famicon and that the Japanese were able to enjoy new releases sometimes years before we were able to in America.
Then the manga boom.
I read this because Faith Hicks said it was great and because I thought the idea of it bore some resemblance to Brian Vaughn’s Y: The men, precious providers of life, are carefully protected. Hahne and these are my reviews. Note to our visitors in the EU This website uses mang and tracking technologies to assist with your navigation, analyze use of our website and products and services, assist with your registration and login, and to assist with our marketing efforts.
The entire staff of the palace is men. When I learn, that there is non yaoi work as well I had to read it.
Females slipped in to the male roles and males were kept for breeding purposes. The entire staff of the palace is men.
Ōoku: The Inner Chambers, Volume 1
We also get glimpses of the world that the young man leaves behind, a world where women must assume, thanks to the plague, traditional male roles, and we get to see what effect the scarcity of males has on procreation, marriage, and other aspects of society. Retrieved from ” https: If you’ve only read Japanese novels and no manga, you might get shocked.
Viz has stated the manga is “coming chmbers in Japan at a rate of only one volume per year, with a projected ten volumes. I read Fumi Yoshinagas yaoi manga and I liked them. Not just for the make role reversals as special seed vessels to restore a population the same theme explored with women as the objects in Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” but because the female Shogun is a kick-ass epic heroine. My fav character is most definitely th The best political, manha, reverse harem manga complete with beautiful graphics I’ve ever read!
Subscribe to the VIZ Chamber. But also as status symbols only a few can afford a husband. How can this affect the society, I have read the Japanese original down to Vol. Vaughn’s ‘Y the Last Man’ series but this book is very, very different.
It was very romantic manga,which used the historic background only to swap gender of the characters and put it in to the tender love story of shogun and her male concubine. Miho Okasaki Reviews alphabetical archives Log in to read preview.
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Registering is free mangq, easyand private. The death of the previous shogun heralds the installation of Lord Yoshimune of Kii, and the story begins in earnest. This story points it out by presenting the mirror image of the reality.
For those who are just looking for the sexah it might seem a bit plodding, and the characters you come to love often don’t have lengthy stories, bounded as they are by the lives of their historical counterparts. It’s still a very interesting and complex story which I thd gets better as we get more into the worlds of the story.
This is so much better than you think it will be. But since it’s short enough I’m still going to read the second one.