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Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (Manga)

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Yokohama Shopping Log, Yokohama Shopping Trip, Touge
Japanese: ヨコハマ買い出し紀

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 142
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 26, 1994 to Feb 26, 2006
Authors: Ashinano, Hitoshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon

Statistics

Score: 8.691 (scored by 4461 users)
Ranked: #492
Popularity: #181
Members: 12,508
Favorites: 1,240
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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sci-fi seinen slice of life

Synopsis

Set in a post-apocalyptic Japan of the near future where the sea level has risen and flooded much of the coastal areas and Mt. Fuji has erupted within living memory. The population has been considerably reduced and political and technological institutions have broken-down. Local communities have become nations and telephone and television no longer exist (although coffee vending machines and streetlights stubbornly continue to work). There are strange new animals and plants (like flying fish and glowing streetlight trees). The remaining people have adopted a slower-paced, simpler way of life and rely more on each other. Along with the human population are some intelligent, humanoid robots. One of the robots, a female named Alpha, runs a cafe by the same name in the country outside of what remains of Yokohama. With her trusty motorscooter and her camera she travels around the area making friends with the humans and robots, having new experiences and observing the passage of time.

Note: Includes the epilogue, Touge, published with the 10 volume re-issue. Chapter count also includes 'Chapter 0' from volume 1.

Related Manga

Adaptation: Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou: Quiet Country Cafe

Characters

 Alpha
Hatsuseno, Alpha
Main
 Matsuki
Matsuki
Supporting
 Misago
Misago
Supporting
 Ayase
Ayase
Supporting
 Nai
Nai
Supporting
 Ojisan
Ojisan
Supporting
 Saetta
Saetta
Supporting



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Jul 27, 2013
lpf
As the sea assaults continents, slowly but surely, humanity is declining. Telecommunication is no more. Government gave way to local organisation. Quietly witnessing this apocalypse unfold, humans are living peacefully.

Among the many ways fiction depicts apocalypse, "peacefully" is uncommon. We like to think of the world ending in brutal, dramatic and lightning fast ways. Of humans against their fate struggling. But the end of the world in this manga is gradual, slow enough to give mankind the time to accept his fate, sit back, and enjoy the last hour of his age. Whatever will be will be – the die is long cast.

So unfolds the read more
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Aug 13, 2008
TheCriticsClub
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (abbreviated to YKK outside Japan) is an example of the proverbial “diamond in the coal mine”. Written and drawn by Ashinano Hitoshi, the manga was serialized in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine for almost 12 years, and has gathered a number of devoted fans around the world despite the lack of licensed English translations. This comes as no surprise since it is one of the few series which deserves to be treated as a works of literature rather than of pop culture. YKK is a testament to the true potential of manga and the series is recognized as such, having been deemed worthy of read more
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Both are the most superb slice-of-life that i have ever read. each manga has its own unique atmosphere and tells you wonderful storys that when they end you fell all fuzzy and warm inside.
Both are brilliant manga from the slice-of-life genius Hitoshi Ashinano. Much like Aria or Kino's Journey, the story is not the focus - the setting is. They are built entirely upon atmosphere. Give 'em a read on a quiet morning or a rainy day and you will surely be pulled into their world.

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