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Japanese: ちいさこべえ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 44
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 3, 2012 to Feb 9, 2015
Genres: DramaDrama, SeinenSeinen
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits


Score: 7.581 (scored by 313313 users)
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Ranked: #21052
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A new interpretation of Yamamoto Shuguro's period novel Chiisakobee, transplanting the Edo era in the original with a modern setting.

A young carpenter, Shigeji, who lost his parents and his father's building company called Daitome in a fire, swears to himself he will rebuild the company according to the words of his father, Tomezoh, "What is important for people throughout the ages is humanity and strength of will." He hires Ritsu, who has no place to go, as an assistant at Daitome. Some children from an orphanage, who lost their home, also show up at Daitome. The beaded young carpenter's decision to take over his family's business is a drama filled with the milk of human kindness.

(Source: MU)


Chiisakobee was published in Spanish by ECC Ediciones in 2016.

The series won the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence Award in 2013.


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Dec 15, 2018
Avid_Reader (All reviews)
This should have been longer.

See, I haven't read the original novel, and I'm pretty sure hardly anyone outside Japan has, so I can only base my review on what's in front of me (the manga, obviously). But even then I can't help but feel that quite a few important things were lost while trimming the story down to a short series of comic books.

By itself, the story is still pretty good. Sure, it might be an aesop, the kind that's easily seen through, but its themes, aptly summed up with "humanity and strength of will", are timeless and will always grab your attention, no matter read more

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