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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: 6.921 (scored by 28042,804 users)
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Ranked: #96692
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2096
Members: 9,000
Favorites: 133

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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
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 ...
Sep 2, 2021
Mixed Feelings
If I remembered correctly, they had some unrealistic elements to the story. But it's manga. I feel like it's an average run of the hill doujin of rape, except a more elaborate clarification on the aftermath of how victims reacted, and how it can affect family around them. There was some things that could be done differently, such as how characters reacted or their actions, however I'm not a psychologist.

It shows how dehumanizing humanity can be, and how little care we have to those. However, the only reason I give it a lower rating is bc of the lack of depth we were given to ...
Mar 4, 2022
Spoilers below.

To start off, I am not criticizing the graphic scenes themselves. I believe that they can be used as plot devices to advance the story and characters. However, the manga does the opposite. Yes, characters don't have to change in personality or values to be captivating. But within the context of the manga, I'd argue that change is inevitable, leaning on necessary. Who wouldn't change as a person if they had gone through some of the things the Suzuki family has, such as gang rape, cult manipulation, the distribution of child pornography, amongst other deplorable events? I don't think the absurd nature of the ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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