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English: Cousin
Japanese: カズン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 30
Status: Finished
Published: 2004 to 2007
Authors: Ikuemi, Ryou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Zipper


Score: 7.371 (scored by 1020 users)
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Ranked: #46792
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Popularity: #2584
Members: 2,519
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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /30


Tsubomi Shirakawa, 18 years old, has graduated from high school, but while her circle of friends have already found jobs or started college, she has decided to become a "Freeter," and begins part-timing at a local rental video store. Meanwhile, she finds out that her cousin Noni, whom she has not met from as long as she can remember, has debuted in show business.

Tsubomi may have a chubby figure but was uninterested in beauty of figure or form. However that is about to change when, a coworker, Shiro, brings her to visit a bar where she falls in love with the owner, Nasukawa.

(Source: An Endless Story)


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Shirakawa, Tsubomi
Shirakawa, Tsubomi
Shiroshita, Ayumu
Shiroshita, Ayumu
Shirokawa, Noni
Shirokawa, Noni

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Feb 15, 2011
Cousin is one of those stories which grab you from the start and almost forces you to continue reading. It's a perfect balance between the serious stuff that makes you think about life and the stuff that just makes you giggle awkwardly in the middle of the night. With just 18 chapters out, it's not surprising, but nonetheless a pity that it's not more popular!

Story (10).

Tsubomi is an overweight 18 year-old late bloomer who has never had a boyfriend, let alone any confidence whatsoever.

After graduating high school she's working part-time at a rental video store. On her first week she bumps into an older read more
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Jan 12, 2015

At first I found Tsubomi, the main character, frustrating, but I quickly related to her when she began to think about positively changing herself. I loved that this story felt real, and that it was relatable on many different levels (that I didn’t expect). All this being said, I found the plot at times was slow moving, spending too much time on little points that weren’t interesting. Certain points that were the cause of conflict were not very compelling, making them unimportant and not interesting to developing the plot. Although these are problems, they’re not major issues to the overall effect of the story.


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