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Japanese: ありがとう
English: Thank you
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 47
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 1, 1994 to Jun 1, 1995
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Slice of Life Slice of Life, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits
Authors: Yamamoto, Naoki (Story & Art)


Score: 6.971 (scored by 25542,554 users)
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Ranked: #79942
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Popularity: #1972
Members: 8,019
Favorites: 126

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A depressing story about how a Japanese family's life goes wrong: an immoral protagonist, her sister who was gang raped before, her alcoholic mother who later devoted her life to a cult, and her father who lost favor with his company... full of sexual content and highly violent.

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Dec 10, 2009
ralphy0103 (All reviews)
Arigatou (4 Volumes/47 Chapters)

Essentially, Arigatou is a depiction of the deconstruction and harmonious breakdown of one particular Japanese family and how one man intends to revive his role as father. In order to protect his family from the many hardships that have befallen them. The author Yamamoto Naoki is a man who in essence, can in every form; portray the adverse effect of the human psyche in conjunction to the way certain actions and events make human beings feel.

One thing to note about this series is that though it's content is aimed at the more mature, it comes complete with a rather heavy comedic overtone read more
Apr 30, 2015
Alnime (All reviews)
Arigatou is unapologetically gounded, brave, and progressive.

First of all, I think the sex scenes turned some people off into giving lower ratings than it deserves. This resembles Welcome to the NHK in that it's a story of flawed protagonists. Imo, the first half is entertaining, but the second half is coherent. The first half suffers from forced plot driving with awkward conflicts and dialogues that seem ridiculous at first. But honestly, that was a huge part of the entertainment in reading it that kept me going.

The farther along you get into the 2nd half, the pieces add together that really humanize the characters and read more
Sep 21, 2020
Krunchyman (All reviews)
Pre-adult years take the pliability of the adolescent brain to form a cast iron organ that is efficient in carrying out repeated tasks, but ineffectual in navigating untrained ones. This reference is not so much a commentary on Takako and Akiko’s maturation — although, it could be interpreted as such — but on Ichirou’s rigid demeanor and unruly temperament.

Hardened by a demanding work schedule and what the reader can only imagine as a stringent upbringing, Ichirou is an exemplar of the common idiom, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Hence, his transference of corporate incentivization techniques does not coalesce with the read more
Nov 6, 2020
forward_boi (All reviews)
Hidden gem. Is the words I would use to describe Arigatou, and the fact that this manga is rated only a 7.04 completely contradicts it's level of quality. To note the beginning chapters of this manga shows graphic depictions of sexual assault, and will have you going "what the fuck am I even reading" at times. But that being said let's move on with the review.

Story: 10
Arigatou is truly an intelligent manga which both satires and criticises Japanese society and it's culture, in terms of traditional family values, business culture, criminal justice system, obedience and submissiveness instead of conflict, (looking past the problem so everyone read more

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