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Oooku

Oooku

Alternative Titles

English: Ōoku: The Inner Chambers
Synonyms: O-oku, Ooku, Ohoku
Japanese: 大奥

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: 2004 to ?
Authors: Yoshinaga, Fumi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Melody

Statistics

Score: 8.241 (scored by 593 users)
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Ranked: #4152
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Popularity: #2468
Members: 2,669
Favorites: 83
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Synopsis

In an alternative timeline of feudal Japan, a strange disease that only affects men caused a massive reduction of male population, thus females have to pick up men's jobs, changing the social structure. Now, after 80 years of the initial outbreak and current man:woman ratio of 1:4, Japan has become completely matriarchal, with women holding important political positions and men being their consort. Only the most powerful woman—head of Tokugawa shogunate—can keep a harem of handsome yet unproductive men, known as "Oooku."

(Source: ANN)

Background

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

Characters

Madenokoji, Arikoto
Madenokoji, Arikoto
Supporting
Mizuno, Yunoshin
Mizuno, Yunoshin
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

rebmastu
Aug 17, 2010
Wow.

Any words I can use to describe this series pale in comparison to the writing, the art, the direction, the flavor of the series on a whole, and indeed I can already feel myself completely at a loss as to how I should go about reviewing it when it is clearly a series that speaks for itself. Nevertheless, I'll see what I can do.

Simply put, this is shoujo, nay, manga itself done right. When people ask, "What is the greatest manga of all time," they are more often than not met with, say, Berserk. For me, now, that series is Ooku. (While Berserk is a read more
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