Ōoku: The Inner Chambers
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Japanese: 大奥
English: Ōoku: The Inner Chambers
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 19
Chapters: 79
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 28, 2004 to Dec 28, 2020
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama
Themes: Historical Historical, Military Military, Samurai Samurai
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Melody
Authors: Yoshinaga, Fumi (Story & Art)


Score: 8.061 (scored by 10571,057 users)
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Ranked: #6092
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Popularity: #2168
Members: 7,632
Favorites: 135

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In Edo period Japan (1603 to 1868), a strange new disease called the Redface Pox has begun to prey on the country's men. Within eighty years of the first outbreak, the male population has fallen to a quarter of the total female population. Women have taken on all the roles traditionally granted to men, even that of the Shogun. The men, precious providers of life, are carefully protected and the most beautiful of the men are sent to serve in the Shogun's Inner Chambers.

(Source: VIZ Media)


Oooku won an Excellence Prize at the 2006 Japan Media Arts Festival, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Grand Prize in 2009, and the 56th Shogakukan Manga Award in shoujo manga category in 2011. The series also received special prize at The Japanese Association of Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy's 5th annual Sense of Gender awards in 2005, a live-action film based on the series was screened in 2010, and it received a two television drama adaptations in 2012.

Oooku has been published in English as Ōoku: The Inner Chambers by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint since August 18, 2009.


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Apr 11, 2022
An excellently crafted series that keeps you entertained. Also Incest. Like a lot.

Suicides, Rape, Incest, Cooking, Love triangle, More Rape, More Incest, Sex, Nudity, Violence, Socially acceptable incest, Socially unacceptable incest and Murder but enough about me. Let's talk about the manga.

The series set early in 1605 when the red pox disease that takes the lives of many men reducing the male population to 1/5th. Women outnumbering men from 5 to 1. In a patriarchal society this results in a massive shift of workforce and social behavior somewhat. The political figures become women. The breadwinners become women, the workforce in itself becomes a massive shift. ...

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