Otogi Zoshi
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Japanese: お伽草子
English: Otogi Zoshi
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 30, 2004 to Mar 30, 2005
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Comic Blade
Authors: Seto, Narumi (Story & Art)


Score: 6.821 (scored by 307307 users)
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Ranked: #114122
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Popularity: #17426
Members: 761
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The time is 972 A.D. in Kyoto, the capital of ancient Japan. Kyoto is becoming a corrupt and run-down city; selfish samurai and onmyoji, who care only about gaining political power are everywhere. To make matters worse the city is suffering from famine and widespread disease. Unable to ignore the condition of the city any longer, the Imperial Court decides to send Minamoto no Raiko, a famous samurai well-known for his archery skills, to recover a legendary gem, the Magatama, said to hold mysterious power to save the world. However Raiko also falls ill to disease. Instead his youngest sister, Hikaru, decides secretely to make the journey in his place. Hikaru meets many people, and has many adventures while on her trip for the legendary gem.

(Source: Tokyopop)


Otogizoushi was published in English by Tokyopop from July 11, 2006 to November 7, 2006.

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Feb 8, 2016
Mixed Feelings
This is a prequel to the anime series Otogi Zoshi yet does not fit with the anime's established characterization or plot motives. The characters in this manga are completely different than those established in the anime (Tsuna being the exception) and it's hard to imagine the two mediums as the same universe and timeline.

By itself this is a decent manga with good artwork and an easy to follow plot that fits together and makes decent sense, even if it is a simple idea. But as a tie-in with the anime it is a horrible let down and leaves more questions than answers even after ...
Jan 31, 2015
This work completely fulfills its role of a prequel and sort of a introductory bait into the animated counterpart. It won't leave you with much of an emotional response (unless you're able to connect to characters in such a short duration), but its minor revelations, and hints of potential development for the main character are adequate to keep you interested.

Artistic value is hardly worth of mention, as it doesn't differ from the usual art you see in today's work, and on top of that it carries additional burden of distorted and at some parts horrid anatomical features.

If I had to summarize it, I'd ...

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