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English: Thank you
Japanese: ありがとう


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 47
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 1, 1994 to Jun 1, 1995
Authors: Yamamoto, Naoki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits


Score: 7.231 (scored by 1098 users)
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Ranked: #61172
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Popularity: #2016
Members: 3,178
Favorites: 57
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Volumes: /4
Chapters: /47


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
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
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Apr 30, 2015
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
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Mar 19, 2016
arigatou is a manga about a dysfunctional family the series revolves around the Suzuki family consisting of an overprotecting father, a older sister, a rebellious younger sister, and an alcoholic mother.

the first part of manga is really a prefect story it interesting gripping and you cant stop reading but it goes bit boring in the second half with all the fake religious cult story but after some chapter it again gain momentum and start getting interesting.

character are great the character of father can get annoying some time but it a good depiction of a overprotecting father. the other character are also realistic especially the read more
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