Ranked #2010

Meiji Hiiro Kitan (Manga)

Meiji Hiiro Kitan

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 明治緋色綺譚


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 64
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 1, 2011 to Jul 1, 2014
Authors: Rikachi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Be-Love


Score: 7.711 (scored by 313 users)
Ranked: #20102
Popularity: #4563
Members: 1,231
Favorites: 4
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It's the middle of the Meiji Era and our heroine, the little Suzu, is sold to the red lights district. However, the rich heir of a dry-goods store Tsugaru buys her freedom for no apparent reason. She is deeply grateful for being saved, but she doesn't understand why he paid so much money for her and the only explanation he offers is "we have a bond." She tries to unravel the mystery of his feelings and gradually grows from a little girl to a young woman, always by his side. A gentle and slow-paced love story set in the Meiji Era.

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Sep 8, 2015
I really hope this series gets translated in English faster! It's such an intriguing and gripping story. I'm following the Chinese translations and let me tell you guys - this manga is worth reading. Since no one has written a review yet... spoiler-free review below. (TLDR at the very bottom)

Easily the best thing about this series. I started reading Meiji Hiiro Kitan because I was interested in the premise of a Memoirs of Geisha type of love - and I wanted to see how the mangaka would portray Suzu and Tsugaru's romance without me having a gag reflex over their age gap. Because clearly, read more
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Manga: Taiyou no Ie
Taiyou no Ie and Meiji Hiiro Kitan are both heartwarming stories with well considered and deep characters. They both tell the story of a younger, lost girl who is taken into the home of a considerably older male love interest.

The main difference is probably in the level of realism. Taiyou no Ie is set in the present day and is more plausible. Meiji Hiiro Kitan is set in a romanticized Meiji era and the female protagonist's drawn age is too young to suit her personality or to allow the romance to be at all feasible. 
reportRecommended by evilteddybear101
Manga: Yashio to Mikumo
Both manga portray a form of partnership between the male and female protagonists. The girls were once saved by the guys in the past and decide to help them in their line of work as a form of repayment while harbouring unrequited love towards them. Meiji Hiiro Kitan features a the story in a historical setting, while Yashio to Mikumo features the story with supernatural aspects.  
reportRecommended by shishiosm
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they both about a littlle girl and her lord 
reportRecommended by SoomiDono
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Both mangas have a younger girl in love with a older guy.
Both the main male characters have a best friend. 
reportRecommended by aileaza

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