Synonyms: Yotsuba and !, Yotsuba!, Yotsubato, Yotsuba and!
Published: Mar 21, 2003 to ?
Score: 8.911 (scored by 17093 users)
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comedy slice of life
SynopsisYotsuba's daily life is full of adventure. She is energetic, curious, and a bit odd—odd enough to be called strange by her father as well as ignorant of many things that even a five-year-old should know. Because of this, the most ordinary experience can become an adventure for her. As the days progress, she makes new friends and shows those around her that every day can be enjoyable.
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Ok, so here we are with little Yotsuba.
If you're looking for an easy-going manga, this is perfect for you.
Not many dialogues, easy to read, and really funny.
And the best thing of it is that shows you that even the sounds of the cicadas is enjoyable(tsuku tsukuboushi x]).
The "motto" of this manga is "Enjoy everything", and that's exactly what Yotsuba does and shares with us.
It's like being as Yotsuba, 5 years old again.
And she's one of a kind. I would like to have a daughter like her xD.
She is always laughing, and when she gets scared she is really cute. She also learns things really fast but misunderstoods them most of the time, and that's what it makes she so funny, that, and that sometimes she says things that you would never believe a child would say.
The other characters are mostly for Yotsuba's support, but they are unique too, and very different from each other.
The art is really simple, but cute and clean. Like Azumanga Daioh, from the same creator.
So, I recommend you this manga if you want to read something happy and lively.
Enjoy life and enjoy Yotsuba& :]
This ongoing manga is basically a story about the life of 5 year old Yotsuba and her day to day experience. For those who have seen or read Azumanga Daioh I'd expect you'll immediately be able to make the connection between the similar story plots and artwork, and you'd be right to make this connection because its made by the same mangaka, Kiyohiko Azuma. Like Azumanga Daioh there is no real "plot progression" (it lost points for story), but thats not really a bad thing if you like this style. Unlike Azumanga Daioh, where stories are told in short panel strips, Yotsubato! is complete chapters, and occasionally several chapters for one story.
Story: As I already said there isn't much of a "story," but each experience she has is cute. Many of the stories are extremely humorous. If you're looking for drama or action this definitely IS NOT the story for you. Most gags are based on Yotsuba's lack of understanding because she's just a little girl or her overactive imagination. There is a small plot somewhere; "She was adopted from somewhere far to the "left." Thats pretty much it...
Art: The art is simple, but perfect for this type or writing in my opinion. Its not a master piece, but it doesn't need to be. As longing as you get the cuteness across its fine.
Characters: While Yotsuba is in my bias oppinion is the most interesting character; there are many other humorous persons in the story, such as; her dad, her dad's friends, and neighboring girls. Unlike Azumanga Daioh!, where there isn't really a main character, Yotsuba is definitely the central character of this story.
Enjoyment: If you like cute stores like this I'm possitive you'd love this. Most stories are 100% enjoyment.
Overall: I don't know why I'm giving it an 8, it would be a 10 in my book~
Its not "perfect," but as far as the genre goes its pretty close. Its one of those espically cute, ironic manga that most people, even not interested in this genre would love. read more
They are both by the same author and have a similar style of unique comedy. A great series if your looking for lots of fun and laughs.
Yotsuba reads like a heavily remixed version of Azumanga Daioh. Both are by Kiyohiko Azuma, and both should be prescribed remedies for the blues. Nothing on earth is a more potent cheerer-upper than Azuma's works =)))
From the same artist, very random and hilarious!
Same author and lots of randomness in both oOo!
Si te gusto Azumanga, entonces Yotsuba& te va a encantar, este manga es escrito por el mismo autor, Kiyohiko Azuma, y nos narra las divertidas aventuras de la pequeña Yotsuba...no digo mas, debes leerlo para disfrutar la experiencia.
They are both slice of life. Both main characters have the pig tails thing. One more thing is that they are both by the same person.
It the same guy creator so it just has to be funny.
Both are from the same author and both have the same type of hilarious wackiness. :D A great read indeed
Well, what's not similar? They are made by the same mangaka. They are both slice-of-life stories featuring young girls... doing strange, stupid, random, but funny things. And doesn't Chiyo-chan remind you of Yotsuba? (Facial wise... they have completely different... IQ points...)
From the same mangaka as Azumanga Daioh. Both are brilliant and funny! =)
Same author and same feel~ Both have cute characters and good laughs.
An obvious read for fans of the Azugirls. While Yotsuba doesn't have Osaka, it does have a nice flow and whatnot from not being in the 4-koma format. It also features the titular character of Yotsuba, who is slightly reminiscent of Chiyo, mixed with all the curiosity of a five year old.
If you like Azumanga, you WILL like Yotsuba. Vise Versa is absolutely possible.
Seriously, these two manga's are so, so different yet you can't put one away from the other in terms of greatness.
more of the same from the same person, most excellent
They are both written by the same author, Kiyohiko Azuma, are slice-of-life style manga's, are mostly centered around female characters, and have no real deep plot to them, while still being an entertaining and adorable read.
Both of these series are written by Kiyohiko Azuma, though "Azumanga Daioh" is generally a yonkoma-style manga (four-panel) and "Yotsubato!"/"Yotsuba&!" is not. Both are slice of life, cute and generally innocent. They are comical and rarely ever get very serious or romantic, but the characters are memorable and fun. "Azumanga Daioh" has already ended and "Yotsubato!" is still being written.
Like Ryushika Ryushika, Yotsuba stars an eccentric little girl and the short stories in it is about her strange thoughts and adventures.
Similar radical-thinking female protagonist, plot development, and 4koma style
If you're a fan of Yotsubato you should definitely definitely read Ryushika Ryushika, the same type of comedy and an adorable main character who is discovering the world.
little girls who like to discover the world everyday by their ways,
Yotsuba&! is a bit funnier.
Ryuushika Ryuushika has a great art, and fully colored
If you wanted to read Youtsuba@! by Abe, Yoshitoshi's way, I recommend you Ryuushika Ryuushika
Ryuushika is Yotsuba on hallucinogens. Both must reads for the "slice of life" fan.
About a little girl who always wants to know about everything and discover new things around her, in her daily life. She mostly interacts with her family and neighbour (but in Yotsuba&! she also interacts with her father's friends). Both manga are full are comedy.
Yotsuba&! and Ryuushika Ryuushika follow the every day adventures of two sweet, imaginative girls, that look at their surroundings in a new light. They are appealing with their clever, witty dialogue that put a spin on the lifes everyday occurrences.
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