Real Clothes
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Real Clothes

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Japanese: Real Clothes


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 102
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 15, 2006 to Oct 1, 2011
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: Workplace Workplace
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: YOU
Authors: Makimura, Satoru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.491 (scored by 10211,021 users)
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Ranked: #30322
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Popularity: #5570
Members: 3,538
Favorites: 32


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Kinue is a saleswoman in the futon section of a department store. Despite her plain clothes and poor makeup, she ends up being transferred to the women's clothing department, where she has to be trained by her extraordinarily fashionable boss.


Real Clothes was adapted into an 11-episode drama by Fuji TV in 2009.


Kinue, Amano
Mami, Konishi
Inamura, Junko
Yoshinaga, Yui
Yoko, Hayashi
Ryou, Sasaki
Tatsuya, Yamauchi
Yusaku, Tabuchi
Shirakawa, Nichola
Miki, Jinbo


Jul 31, 2023
This manga was most likely inspired by The Devil Wears Prada movie. The first chapter was released a few months after the release of the movie. If the author was influenced, it was merely a spark because both works are completely different. Both stories feature a young woman who finds herself chosen by a highly esteemed dame in the fashion world to work close to her. As the story progresses, both young ladies must immerse themselves into the clothes industry. The similarities stop there. The author, Satoru Makimura, takes this idea and transforms it into something very distinctive and very Japanese. I really like how ...
Dec 5, 2017
Makimura Satoru is a mangaka that is well known for writing Josei stories that are based around the industry, the real world. I had read Oishi Kankei before this and I knew what I was getting myself into. That series focused on the food and restaurant industry while this one was focused on clothing and department store industry - retail, basically. I learned so much.

I had expected more romance out of it but it was presented in a very refreshing and different way overall. I liked how the main character evolved here. She starts off as a very weak, average character but grows into a ...
Nov 2, 2017
Clothes, stress and finding one’s self! Those are the 3 main components of this work and it manages to capture the essence of maturing over various obstacles and new experiences. If anything, it goes a step further into exploring the meaning of enjoying your job to the fullest and the struggle of priorities. And on the positive side, you do not really need to have any knowledge on clothing, as its focus is never on that technical side and offers the basic information you need (although, some better explanations of how things work would have been nice sometimes!).

This is the story of a strong and ...

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