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Japanese: ばるぼら
English: Barbara
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 25, 1973 to May 10, 1974
Genre: Drama Drama
Serialization: Big Comic
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)


Score: 6.981 (scored by 13241,324 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #89642
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6651
Members: 2,959
Favorites: 35

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Barbara is a girl living in the streets of Tokyo. She become the muse of Yosuke Mikura, a popular writer, especially with the ladies. Between Yosuka and Barbara starts a relationship which is beneficial for his writings, but can end up in despair when Barbara chooses her freedom above the luxury she can get.

(Source: ANN)


Barbara was published in English by Digital Manga Publishing on August 29, 2012 and in Spanish by ECC Ediciones in November 2016.




Sep 9, 2012
Barbara (ばるぼら) is certainly an interesting graphic novel. Serialized in from 1973 to 1974, it was made in a time when Osamu Tezuka was struggling to solidify his place in the seinen genre of comics–while at the same time keep hold of his reputation as a childrens comic artist. The novel follows a somewhat successful novelist, Yousuke Mikura, and the trouble he gets into when he a mysterious woman starts living with him, Barbara.

The first five chapters mainly focus Mikura’s condition as a sexual deviant, where he experience odd hallucinations, and the misadventures that he gets into with Barbara. Although they’re decent enough in their ...
Jun 12, 2019
First off the score is not 8 but its 7.5

This manga was released in a weird phase of the mangaka life during 1973 to 1974 it was Tezuka Osamu transition period between shounen to seinen work ( more children to mature). Before the manga starts their is a brief history about the man's life and the situation he was in. The protagonist of this story, is intentional or unintentional similar to the author having a huge slump problem.

The Protagonist is not likable, he's an alcoholic, abuser and has sorta mental illness the manga never really clarifies. This manga is the closest thing ...

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