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Shibou to Iu Na no Fuku wo Kite

Shibou to Iu Na no Fuku wo Kite

Alternative Titles

English: In Clothes Called Fat
Synonyms: Shibou to Iu Na no Fuku o Kite, In Clothes Named Fat
Japanese: 脂肪と言う名の服を着て


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1997
Authors: Anno, Moyoco (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 7.071 (scored by 862 users)
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Ranked: #79992
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Popularity: #3896
Members: 1,690
Favorites: 22
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MangaAnno, Moyoco (Story & Art)
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A story that wonderfully depicts the emotions of a overweight woman with low self-esteem surrounded within the harsh environment of slim and good-looking women. She then decides to lose weight after getting dumped by her lover. The consequences and side-effects are explored further after the "achievement." Is it what she really wished for?

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Shibou to Iu Na no Fuku wo Kite was published in English as In Clothes Called Fat by Vertical Inc. on July 22, 2014. The English version was nominated for the 2015 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia. It will also be published in Spanish by Ponent Mon.


Hanazawa, Noko
Hanazawa, Noko

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Dec 9, 2014
It seems that today’s society is obsessed with physical appearance and self-indulgence. People often judge others on their appearance; basing their treatment of others on attraction rather than a standard of human decency. Likewise, people are obsessed with the pursuit of their own happiness, to the point that they disregard the happiness of others and ignore the ugly realities of their situation in order to preserve their own self-satisfaction. This is the viewpoint taken by Moyoco Anno’s manga In Clothes Called Fat, the story of a fat woman living in modern Japan and her attempt at weight loss. It is an unflinching and harsh examination read more
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Jun 24, 2014
Sooo Shibou to Iu no Fuku o Kite is dealing with psycological themes, mostly about being overweight and how others treat you about that. That is the problem in the main character's eyes, at least. Her real problem is in her psycology and her low self-esteem something she doesn't mean to understand, being pushed around and made fun of since her early years.

There are many women nowadays that can really sympathize with the protagonist and maybe this manga is just a way of showing to one that weigh isn't really all one is about!
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Oct 22, 2016
If there is a manga that really establishes Anno Moyoco as the spiritual successor to Okazaki Kyoko, it is certainly In Clothes Called Fat. The subject matter, the darkness of human nature, and even the composition of scenes are reminiscent of her former employer--and yet very much all her own. Anno's art is richer and more detailed than Okazaki's, giving it a more polished look while still capturing the free spirit encompassed by the "sketch-like" style. It has clear influences from a great women's manga creator, but also it's obvious that Anno learned a lot and built on that knowledge, particularly when it comes to read more
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