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I came across this series while looking online for a story about strong women for my daughter (young adult). Read morePublished 10 months ago by msmystic
Very interesting read. Fumi Yoshinaga is a brilliant story teller, her words kept me glued to this book from the time I picked it up,up until I finished the book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Leah
It was a sealed book, which worried me. I hope the art isn't bad. No, the art is quite nice. Set around an Edo period and taking place completely in Japan, the story opens from a... Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by Nom de Plume
This is a very, very good manga series.
I'm an avid comic reader and sometime manga reader. Read more
I've been a fan of manga for most of my life, and have read various different series of all genres. But of all of them, Ôoku: The Inner Chambers is the best in quality and in... Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Ton Yanzik
This book won the James Tiptree Award for exploration of gender issues. The first graphic novel to win the prize. Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by Grace O
The characters speak with a kind of Shakespearean inflection. It is ridiculous that people in Medieval Japan would be using Early Modern English.Published on June 24, 2011 by Evzenie Reitmayerova
Ooku tells a brilliant story set to the backdrop of a diseased Feudal Japan. It has beautiful artwork and lifelike characters and my favorite has to be Yoshimune, the strong female... Read morePublished on August 21, 2010 by Chase Gray
I like the story, but the English translation reads like a Shakespearean play, and not in a good way, in a "trying too hard" sort of way. Read morePublished on May 5, 2010 by YamaMayaNyaa