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Japanese: pink
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: 1989
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: None
Authors: Okazaki, Kyoko (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.671 (scored by 16541,654 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #18672
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2782
Members: 7,220
Favorites: 173

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Synopsis

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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Background

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

Characters

Yumi
Main
Yoshino, Haruo
Main
Akiko
Supporting
Yumi's Stepmother
Supporting
Keiko
Supporting

Reviews

Jun 13, 2015
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 ...
Jul 19, 2018
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, ...
Dec 5, 2021
Mixed Feelings
While this isn't the best manga I've read. It has charm. All I could think of when I read about how she has to sell her body to feed her pet crocodile was "is this set in Florida?" XD. While the art wasn't my cup of tea (to me it looked like they didn't connect anything when the artist went from sketches to line art) It had a style of writing and the promise that really hooked me. Even though it only has one volume I feel like it could have been stretched out between 2 or 3 more books. While it's definitely not ...

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