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
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: YOU
Authors: Makimura, Satoru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.491 (scored by 897897 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #25662
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Popularity: #5207
Members: 2,750
Favorites: 23

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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

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Nov 2, 2017
Maffy (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 5, 2017
Mayuka (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 24, 2014
ScarletNitsa (All reviews)

I picked up this manga randomly out of sheer boredom, never though that 6 hours later I would find my self still reading it and wanting more!!

there is nothing extraordinary about it. if you're looking for a super gorgeous manga full of hot stylish guys and a glamorous heroin then this is not for you.

"Real clothes" is simple, realistic and down to earth. Mainly it's about 27 years old Amano Kinue, la successful futon saleswoman in the department store (Echizenya). Kinue is plain, chubby and has absolutely no interest or knowledge about anything related to fashion and make up. Suddenly she gets transferred to the read more
May 28, 2017
kyahaku (All reviews)
I felt like this manga should get a higher score. I wonder why it is on the low 7 end. To sum it up quickly, it's like "The Devil Wears Prada". But that is only the beginning part of it.

The beauty of this manga is that it focuses on a very relatable topic: clothes/fashion. Since it is geared toward female readers, this is the perfect topic. To top it off, we have Amano-chan, our female protagonist, who is the embodiment of all the ambitious women. For every page that I read, all I could think of was I wish work could be this fun. read more


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