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Tobacco-ya no Musume

Tobacco-ya no Musume

Alternative Titles

English: Cigarette Girl
Synonyms: Tabakoya no Musume
Japanese: たばこ屋の娘 松本正彦短編集


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 8, 1972 to Aug 13, 1974
Genres: Drama
Authors: Matsumoto, Masahiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 6.771 (scored by 28 users)
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Ranked: #119242
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Popularity: #24939
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Welcome to the quiet, evocative urban dramas of Masahiko Matsumoto, one of the leading lights of the Japanese alternative-comics movement known as "gekiga." Originally published in 1974, these eleven stories now form the first English-language collection of Matsumoto's mature work. His shy, uncertain heroes face broken hearts, changing families, money troubles, sexual anxiety, and the pressures of tradition, but with a whimsy and lightness of touch that is Matsumoto's trademark.

(Source: Top Shelf)


Tobacco-ya no Musume was published in English as Cigarette Girl by Top Shelf Productions on May 24, 2016.


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Oct 28, 2016
NERigby96 (All reviews)
I have always loved to read, and as such, I find myself predisposed to selecting books seemingly at random, with little to no prior knowledge. That was certainly the case with Cigarette Girl, a manga which, to this day, I have only ever seen in a bookstore once - and that happened to be the day that I visited.

I had never heard of Cigarette Girl before. Matsumoto-sensei's name rang a bell, though, and the moment I picked up the book, I knew I had to own it. Aesthetically, it's small, beige and pink, and it's an undeniably tactile volume, one that I feel the read more


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