Private Actress
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Private Actress

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Synonyms: PA, P.A., Vivien Leigh ga Koroshita, The Murder of the Substitute
Japanese: P.A. プライベートアクトレス


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 32
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 23, 1991 to Nov 23, 1996
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Petit Comic
Authors: Akaishi, Michiyo (Story & Art)


Score: 7.681 (scored by 483483 users)
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Ranked: #17712
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Popularity: #11351
Members: 1,395
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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /32


Shiho is a "private actress" who works for a production company. She also does personal assignments that needs her to pretend to be a different person. She takes on assignments for people and takes on the personality of the person who they are pretending to be.

(Source: Animewaves)

Included one-shot:
Volume 1: Vivien Leigh ga Koroshita (The Murder of the Substitute)


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Nov 30, 2015
Quite a nice little manga. About a so-called "Private Actress" that take on real-life acting roles such as fake girlfriends or pretend daughter. There are some overlapping storytelling between chapters but for the most part, each and every chapter deals with a separate case. The first for instance deals with a man with a short time left to live and also who had a daughter who was killed years earlier although he hasn't been able to accept this. Someone close to him hires our main character to play the "found alive" daughter in hopes of giving him some closing happiness.

As each chapter is quite different ...
Feb 18, 2009
Preliminary (11/32 eps)
I haven't been able to get ahold of any chapters past 11 but from what I've read so far, this manga is very enjoyable!

While this is definitely within the shoujo manga category, I think that its mystery elements make it much more interesting than a typical shoujo series. Although the nature of the manga is episodic, there are already hints in what I've read of the overarching plot regarding Shiho's past and how she is growing as a character. In addition, I like that the main romance changes both characters and therefore, creates an interesting relationship.

Overall, this is a great shoujo read and ...

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