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The Tarot Café

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Tarot Cafe
Japanese: 타로카페
English: The Tarot Café
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Information

Type: Manhwa
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 18
Status: Finished
Published: 2002 to ?
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: None
Authors: Park, Sang-Sun (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.721 (scored by 26882,688 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14612
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2440
Members: 6,722
Favorites: 230

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Synopsis

Meet Pamela, a tarot card reader who helps supernatural beings living in the human world. She'll help anyone, whether they're a love-stricken cat, a vampire spending eternal life running from his one true love, an unattractive waitress looking for the man of her dreams, or even a magician who creates a humanoid doll to serve the woman he loves. Although she is good-natured, there is a deep dark secret that she must deal with before she can move on to the next life.

(Source: Tokyopop)

Background

The Tarot Café was published in English by Tokyopop from March 8, 2005 to June 10, 2008. Tokyopop additionally released a digital edition on December 5, 2014. It has also been published in Italian by Flashbook, Spanish by La Cúpula, and Portuguese by NewPOP.

Characters

Pamela
Main
Bellus
Main
Ash
Main
Belial
Supporting
Nebiros
Supporting
Prashukart, Alecto
Supporting
Jester
Supporting
Ellie
Supporting
Shandy
Supporting
Pamela's Mother
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Feb 28, 2021
Shellshock123 (All reviews)
Just a mess.

The tarot cafe is a story about a girl who use tarot cards, owns a cafe and is immortal. She is trying to collect beads to complete her contract. There is also significant amount of fantasy elements and the manga is set in the modern-ish world.

if it feels like the description was really lazy that's because it was. And i've still put in more effort than the author did.

The manga is all over the place. The episodic stories, which last for 2 volumes before the main story starts, are boring as shit. Some of them were so bad i started laughing.

SPOILERS read more
Jun 19, 2010
krisakola (All reviews)
The Tarot Cafe, one really good manwha, and as I can see, not really popular one. Maybe it's not really revolutional or outstanding in any way, but - for me - it was worth reading, reareading, and in the end, buying it (and of course, reading it again :> ).
If you wonder what made me so excited, the first thing is the feel that you get while reading the manwha. Somehow, it consumes you in a world that is kind of realistic, but still magical and alluring, sometimes creepy and odd, sometimes beautiful and elating. The art even emphasizes the feeling, because read more
Jan 29, 2011
drnyet (All reviews)
Tarot Cafe is a rather charming manhwa. The main selling point for me is the abundance of sympathetic characters. Pamela, the tarot reader, has a long and fascinating past. She genuinely cares for all of her clients, regardless of the challenges presented to her personally. The clients themselves are engaging and easy to become attached to as you learn their stories, and some of the tales are genuinely heartwarming. The settings are also gorgeous, everywhere from centuries old Turkey to modern London, mystical forests, and the very depths of hell.

The plot itself is a little lackluster. Although individual elements of the past are enthralling (enough read more
Apr 21, 2021
GatesOfOblivion (All reviews)
Pamela... Far as I can remember must be the only character from the manga/anime medium to look authentically trad-goth. None other could pull it off right. (The japanese author Mihara Mitsukazu published a couple works that attempted to. Without success.). Goth-ness is often misunderstood, so is Gothicism. But I'll give it that one sole pat on the back for getting one thing right nobody else could. Oh, and the art is lovely. Though I shouldn't have to say this, as anyone already into this visual style will be inclined to agree.

So far from what I could tell this does the typical mushy, mish-mash of story read more

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about the ending (spoilers)
Mystic_Spirit - Feb 14, 2010
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