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Yotsubato! (Manga)

Yotsubato!

Alternative Titles

English: Yotsuba&!
Synonyms: Yotsuba and !, Yotsuba!, Yotsuba and!
Japanese: よつばと!

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Mar 21, 2003 to ?
Authors: Azuma, Kiyohiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dengeki Daioh

Statistics

Score: 8.901 (scored by 20367 users)
Ranked: #182
Popularity: #30
Members: 45,061
Favorites: 7,221
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Synopsis

Yotsuba'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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

In 2006, Yotsubato! received an Excellence Award in manga category at Japan Media Arts Festival where the jury citation praised the vivid characters and gentle atmosphere the manga has. In 2008, Yotsubato! was nominated for the 12th Osamu Tezuka Culture Award and the Eisner Award "Best Publication for Kids" category, but did not win either one. It was also a runner-up for the first annual Manga Taishou award.

The series was first published in English by ADV Manga as Yotsuba&!. Six volumes were released from June 6, 2005 to October 31, 2007 before publication was discontinued. Yen Press has republished the series since September 15, 2009.

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Characters

 Yotsuba
Koiwai, Yotsuba
Main
 Fuuka
Ayase, Fuuka
Main
 Yousuke
Koiwai, Yousuke
Main
 Takashi
Takeda, Takashi
Main
 Asagi
Ayase, Asagi
Main
 Ena
Ayase, Ena
Main
 Yasuda
Yasuda
Supporting

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melieon
Apr 12, 2008 11:28 PM
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 read more
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Bluesnow
Sep 14, 2007 10:14 AM
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, read more
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LPbomb
Sep 23, 2008 7:43 PM
This is probably one of the funnyist manga's I have ever read. For one, Yotsuba is a good character that really makes the story come alive. Along with this, the other characters add to the story and makes Yotsuba's adventures even better to read. No matter how many times I read it, I loved it each and every time. What this manga does is unlocks the inner child within you and makes you remember all the fun and stupid things you did when you were little. The art, don't make me get started on that! It was in one word, captivating. Even without color, the read more
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MkMiku
Oct 1, 2009 3:11 PM
Yotsuba&! is the story about Yotsuba Koiwai, a five-year-old girl who stays at home with her dad. She has no mom and is too young to go to school yet. Yotsuba is a cute girl with green (yes green) hair that’s done in four pigtails, giving her the appearance of a four-leaf clover (“yotsuba no kurōbā” in Japanese), and thus her name. 4channers may recognize her as the website’s unofficial mascot.

The manga is by Kiyohiko Azuma who also created Azumanga Daioh. The similarities between these two are very apparent, and the style of humor is the same, so if you liked Azumanga Daioh, then you read more
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Recommendations

Manga: Azumanga Daioh
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 =))) 
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Manga: Ryushika Ryushika
Like Ryushika Ryushika, Yotsuba stars an eccentric little girl and the short stories in it is about her strange thoughts and adventures. 
reportRecommended by Northlander
Manga: Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
Another light-hearted slice of life title. Stress-free yet not saccharine, it's perfect for the jaded manga reader or anybody who wishes to see the world in a new light. 
reportRecommended by Yuunagi
Manga: Aria
In the eyes of the innocent, the world is always full of wonders. 
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Manga: Barakamon
Both are a slice of life involving not so normal little girls and their daily antics with their neighbors and community. 
reportRecommended by bendomolena
Manga: Flying Witch
Yotsubato! and Flying Witch has a similar atmospheric setting (similar to feeling of countryside). Their storytelling expresses slice of life content with credible intentions and crafts an elegant vibe. Both series' main female protagonist are also curious about the wonders of their world as we see their daily adventures. Recommended for manga readers of any age and genre.

Do note that Flying Witch also has some fantasy themes. 
reportRecommended by Stark700

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