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Edo Karuta

Edo Karuta

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Synonyms: Edo Card Game
Japanese: 江戸カルタ

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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: 2009
Authors: Ame, Arare (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend

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Popularity: #10168
Members: 743
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Synopsis

A collection of historic short stories, each associated with a karuta card. The stories revolve around the red-light district of Yoshiwara, in Edo.

1) Kimori
Okuma is a good-natured, sweet girl, but she is unable to find a husband due to her weight. One day, a samurai defends her from being publicly mocked. Is this samurai her chance to find happiness?

2) Kanrobai
After her father ritually commits suicide, Asagi finds herself in much reduced circumstances. Some of the girls who work with Asagi bully her, and the high-class airs she puts on don't help the situation. All she wants is a way to get back to the lifestyle to which she was accustomed, but all she has is mistreatment and the company of a strange man trapped under a barrel...

3) Maigoishi
Tama is a lost child, and she's taken in temporarily by a family who already has a son, Shirou. Tama can't wait to find her beloved father again. However, finding the place where she belongs may not be so simple for little Tama.

4) Akaishinyo
Seiichi is the only one left to protect his princess, Miya. He wants what's best for her, regardless of their feelings for one another. But can he really tell what that might be?

(Source: Evil Flowers)

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More reviewsReviews

Jan 4, 2015
Joy-girl-sama (All reviews)
One shots are hard to judge because they are stories condensed into 15-50 or so pages. That said, I think these are four excellent one shots that deserve some recognition if not a review (and my first)

Story: There are four different stories, each one with different stories that stand on their own yet are still connected not just by the world and time, but by towns and other characters. They are short, simple stories but each contains a range of action, romance, family, and just enough to feel satisfied while still wishing you could read more.

Art: The kimono's are gorgeous. Nothing super amazing, but read more
Nov 25, 2018
shoujosearching (All reviews)
We’re back with another one-volume shoujo review! This time it’s the little-known Edo Karuta by Arare Ame. It’s a collection of four romantic one-shots that take place in Japan’s Edo period. Each chapter opens with the description of a karuta card (Japanese playing cards) associated with the story.

The first chapter “Kimori” is about an overweight girl falling in love with a samurai; the second “Kanrobai” is about a girl who, after being sold into sex work and being mistreated, falls in love with a prisoner; “Maigoishi” is about a lost child being adopted by a high-class family; “Akaishinyo”, the final chapter, is the love read more

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