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Synonyms: Shirley Madison
Japanese: シャーリー
English: Shirley
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: 2003 to ?
Genres: Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: Historical Historical
Serialization: Harta
Authors: Mori, Kaoru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.481 (scored by 17811,781 users)
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Ranked: #30872
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4146
Members: 4,914
Favorites: 26


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Cranry Bennett is a bachelorette nearing the age of thirty—rather peculiar for a woman in late 19th century England. Opting to forego the traditional lifestyle of a housewife, she runs a small cafe in town, but when things begin falling apart at home, she finally decides to hire herself a maid.

Upon returning home one evening, Cranry is greeted by her first applicant: the orphaned 13-year-old Shirley Madison. Having then realized she had forgotten to specify an age requirement on her flyer, she is initially reluctant, but after conversing with the young Shirley and being impressed by her mature demeanor and eagerness to work, she offers the little maid a job.

Shirley tells the lighthearted and wholesome story of a young girl searching for her place in the world and the happiness that fills her heart upon finding acceptance from others.

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Shirley had one volume published in English by CMX Manga on July 15, 2008.



Jan 22, 2009
Preliminary (7/? eps)
There's quite a few people who are fans of the slice-of-life genre, or who are fans of Emma by Mori Kaoru (although the more "manly" amongst us will not openly admit this), There's often a lull whilst your trying to find something else to read. Likewise the more avid manga fan may want to try something... a little different. If you fall into any of these categories then why not spend a bit of time reading Shirley?

Shirley is another Victorian based manga by Mori Kaoru, and whilst it shares some of the same things as Emma, it is a very different story altogether. As I've ...
Feb 21, 2021
Preliminary (17/? eps)
Third Mori Kaoru review, this will be brief. Just like Emma, Shirley is a maid show set during the Victorian era yet rather than a historical romance it is a slow paced and lighthearted slice-of-life read, without fanservice or conflict, intended to bring relaxation.

Iyashikei appreciators (particularly fans of Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou) may especially appreciate this short read, but overall I recommend it to everybody who craves for an easy read without violence.

[1. A few details on its premise…]

Outside two standalone stories included, the manga is devoted to the intertwined lives of 13 years old maid Shirley Madison and 28 years old Cranry Bennett, a ...

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