Thursday, August 9, 2012

Oiran Girl, Manga

I love reviewing things I'm passionate about. And now, I would like to share my newest Manga discover from MangaFox, Oiran Girl!

Oiran Girl Cover Pic

Tsubaki was a rich merchant's daughter when her family lost all of their money because of a fire that burned down everything. She was sold and now lives in Miuraya, a courtesan house in the red-light district. She now aims to become the top courtesan, beating Takao her mentor. Unbeknownst to her, Takao has a secret. Takao is a man and he is also Shin, Tsubaki's former servant, her first love and the one who destroyed her heart by his cruel words.

It's really quite fun! After the first chapter, Takao's secret is revealed to Tsubaki and things get interesting.

If you like Hana-kimi, Tokyo Crazy Paradise then this is for you. Aside from the gender bender tag, this could also be an ojou-sama type manga.

What is an Oiran? (From Wikipedia)

Oiran (花魁?) were courtesans in Japan. The oiran were considered a type of yūjo (遊女?) "woman of pleasure" or prostitute. However, they are distinguished from the yūjo in that they were entertainers, and many became celebrities of their times outside the pleasure districts. Their art and fashions often set trends among the wealthy and, because of this, cultural aspects of oiran traditions continue to be preserved to this day.

Oiran Girl (2010) Manga was written or made by Hibiki Wataru. It is being scanlated by Doko Demo Doa. Here's their Forum.

Hope they can finish this manga.

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