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Synonyms: Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl
Japanese: YAWARA!


Type: Manga
Volumes: 29
Chapters: 331
Status: Finished
Published: , 1986 to , 1993
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SportsSports, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Urasawa, Naoki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits


Score: 7.401 (scored by 677677 users)
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Ranked: #32972
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Popularity: #3319
Members: 4,067
Favorites: 33
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Inokuma Yawara is just another young high school girl. Well, not quite for Yawara is being raised by her grandfather, 7th dan Judo master Inokuma Jigorou, to be Japan's great hope for the women's Judo competition at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. All the same, Yawara just wants to live a normal life...


Yawara! was awarded the 35th Shogakukan Manga Award for best general seinen manga in 1989.

It had two chapters published in English from May to June 1993 in the educational publication Mangajin's issues #26 and #27.

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Jan 10, 2008
bigjig (All reviews)
It was a lazy Sunday afternoon. I'd just helped myself to lunch at my girlfriend's folks' house. I was just about to head home when my girlfriend's sister held out the first volume of Yawara, recommending that I give it a try.

Ok I'm the first to admit I'm not the biggest fan of romantic comedy or the sports genre for that matter (having thought that that was what Yawara is all about at the time). I'd rather put out a cigarette on my eyeball than have to sit through an episode of Sex and the City. I'd rather inject sewrage shit into my arm than read more

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