Gokinjo Monogatari
Neighborhood Story
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Gokinjo Monogatari

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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: 8.041 (scored by 34023,402 users)
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Ranked: #6462
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Popularity: #1686
Members: 10,237
Favorites: 292


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Mikako dreams of being a fashion designer, so she sets her eyes on attending Yazawa Arts with her childhood friend Tsutomu. But, he looks like a famous rock star and attracts more attention than she'd like, especially from a popular upperclassman. Incapable of dealing with her own feelings towards Tsutomu, Mikako devotes all of her time to a new 'flea market' club she's created with her friends on campus. But, it seems to bring her more into contact with Tsutomu than ever before.

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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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