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English: Pink
Japanese: pink


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: , 1989
Genres: JoseiJosei
Authors: Okazaki, Kyoko (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 7.751 (scored by 665665 users)
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Ranked: #13282
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Popularity: #4026
Members: 3,208
Favorites: 78
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Pink is a manga about a Japanese girl named Yumi, a beautiful girl in her early 20s. During the day, Yumi works as a regular office lady, but by night, she works as a prostitute. Yumi needs her two jobs to make ends meet. She also needs the extra income to feed her unusual pet, a crocodile, which she keeps in her apartment. Working in an office is quite normal for young Japanese women, but keeping a pet crocodile, and being a prostitute makes Yumi stand out. In truth, few girls are like Yumi, however, many readers can empathize with her. Young women love their "something," symbolized by her pet crocodile, and they can also identify with Yumi's "wild at heart" nature.

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Pink was published in English by Vertical Inc. on November 26, 2013.



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Jun 13, 2015
czxcjx (All reviews)
Words cannot describe how much I love Pink. It takes all your refined, inked, resplendent, and glamorous Shoujo Art and throws it out the window, then proceeds to feed the remains to its crocodile, all while stylishly donning on an Alexander McQueen fluffy crazy-suit and waltzing in the street like a cross-dresser out of a Harlem Ball.

Like any other Okazaki comic, the art is exactly what it needs to be, and nothing more, nor less. When its stylish, you know its stylish. When its comedic, you know its comedic. When its bitter, you know its bitter. I think Pink better exemplifies what Hayashida Q said read more
Jul 19, 2018
neeonX (All reviews)
Pink by Kyoko Okazaki
Long-Winded Review #6 (crocodiles are cute fuck you edition)

Pink is a manga that just doesn't give a fuck. Pink is both anarchic and capitalist. Pink is both punk rock and pop. Pink is both sour and sweet. Pink is pink.

On a surface level, this might come across as a simple humorous slice-of-life story with no plot. And really, it's not much more than that, and that is exactly the point. Pink's philosophy is "fuck assumptions, fuck how you're supposed to feel, fuck all that" This philosophy is perfectly embodied by Yumi owning a fucking crocodile that just hangs out in her apartment, read more
Apr 3, 2017
Satirical_Mike (All reviews)
“Capitalism and Love.”

Life is quite a volatile fellow, you’ll never know what it’ll throw at you, whether it be an opportunity or a nonchalant crocodile.

Kyoko Okazaki is known for implementing controversial dark but real themes in her works such as sex, prostitution, drugs and homosexuality. Her brilliant work, "Pink" is no exception to some of these aspects."Pink" tackles on the introspection of its witty characters, sexual relations, and their frivolous nature which really work for the story’s essence.

We are introduced to 22 year-old Yumi who works part time at a small office. Yumi is quite the ebullient young woman who tries to read more
Oct 28, 2018
InesFidalgo (All reviews)
I just read Pink by Okazaki Kyoko and I loved it so so much.

Pink was published in 1989 and is about Yumi, a 22 year old office lady who becomes a call girl to be able to afford feeding her pet crocodile. The main trio of recurring characters are Yumi, her half-sister and her step-mother’s sugar baby.

I didn’t expect to like it better than Helter Skelter, especially after reading someone say on Goodreads they liked the book cover better than the actual book.

I found Yumi and her outlook on life so relatable. Yumi loves buying stuff and is sometimes a very shallow character but she read more

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Great manga
buunny - Jul 23, 2017
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Sep 16, 2017 11:49 PM
anyone know where i can read this online?
beloving - Feb 27, 2017
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