Gokinjo Monogatari
Neighborhood Story
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Gokinjo Monogatari

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ご近所物語
English: Neighborhood Story
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 33
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 1995 to Oct 1997
Genre: Romance Romance
Theme: Visual Arts Visual Arts
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Ribon Magazine
Authors: Yazawa, Ai (Story & Art)


Score: 8.031 (scored by 37353,735 users)
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Ranked: #7112
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Popularity: #1652
Members: 12,056
Favorites: 332


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Volumes: /7
Chapters: /33


Peppy and creative teenager Mikako wants nothing more than to make it as a fashion designer. But when she enters art school alongside her lifelong friend Tsutomu, she finds herself distracted by his sudden popularity and subsequent love life. Despite her feelings, Mikako forms a club with Tsutomu and her friends to sell their creations at a local flea market. While the group is out scouting the flea market, however, discord arises between members in the group and what begins as an exciting day quickly turns sour.

(Source: VIZ Media)


Gokinjo Monogatari has been published in English as Neighborhood Story by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint since December 5, 2023.

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Jul 28, 2009
Ai Yazawa is a mangaka renowned for her diverse range of shoujo manga and here you’ll see the manga that influenced both Paradise Kiss and Nana. Gokinjo Monogatari is a Shoujo, Romance, Comedy Drama that shows an interesting take on dependency however it’s rife with humour that can ruin even the most serious moments.

Just as you’d expect, the story is set in an Art Institute where Mikako Kouda, our eccentric heroine, is able to study fashion design to her hearts content. Although it is known that Mikako hasn’t had the best childhood one can imagine but what has helped her along the way is the ...
Jul 29, 2009
++A review of Gokinjo Monogatari for fans of Paradise Kiss++

Gokinjo Monogatari (Neighborhood Story) is probably best known as the prequel to Ai Yazawa's international hit, Paradise Kiss. While the setting is the same for both manga, and the events of Gokinjo set up some events in Paradise Kiss, they are quite different manga.

++Moral content and target audeince++

First of all, Gokinjo was published in Shoujo magazine Ribon, whose target audience, according to Wikipedia, is 9-13 year old girls. Ribon titles tend to glisten with innocence, like Full Moon wo Sagashite, Mint na Bokura, Ultra Maniac, Gals! and Fancy Lala. I wonder if Ribon has very ...

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