Ashita no Ousama
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Ashita no Ousama

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Synonyms: Tomorrow's King
Japanese: 明日の王様


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 53
Status: Finished
Published: 1996 to 2001
Theme: Performing Arts Performing Arts
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Young You
Authors: Yachi, Emiko (Story & Art)


Score: 8.061 (scored by 15361,536 users)
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Ranked: #5992
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Popularity: #4246
Members: 3,709
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First-year Japanese major Yuu Sasaya is a naive country girl who has yet to adjust to the sophisticated city lifestyle. After watching a stage play for the first time, a particular minor role's performance leaves such a profound impact on her that she decides to pursue a career in acting.

Yuu confesses her newfound dream to a classmate and though ridiculed, attains an opportunity to tour a theatre company. While there, she meets the well-reputed rookie actor, Touya Ichii, and immediately recognizes his voice as the character who had impacted her. Seeing Yuu's passion, Touya recommends her to his friend's troupe, Garandou Company, run by Shougo Shimamura.

Shougo tests Yuu's acting skills with high expectations, only to discover that she is a complete amateur. Unwilling to accept defeat so soon, she pleads him to let her observe and learn from them over time. Ashita no Ousama tells Yuu's story as she searches for her hidden flair among the different positions offered in a theatre troupe, with immense determination to make it big in the world of the dramatic arts.

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May 20, 2010
Torii-chan (All reviews)
Ashita no Ousama revolved around Yuu, a country girl who becomes exposed to the world of acting and is entranced. She wants to become an actress, but has no aptitude for acting but is a great storywriter. From there she meets and influences many others that are in the entertainment world.

Story 9/10: The story line was great. There was a lot of growth in the feeling of the story. Emiko Yachi does a great job of showing the complexities of the acting profession as well as human relations.

Art 9/10: At first I didn't really care for the animation, I thought it was drawn read more
Dec 26, 2012
halfshadows (All reviews)
Ashita no Ousama is a story about an average girl who falls in love with theater and discovers a hidden talent. If you're into shoujo manga, this sounds very familiar so when i first started reading this i was afraid it was gonna be another Glass Mask or Skip Beat but i was pleasantly surprised. This manga was not perfect, but a nice read nevertheless.

To touch on the art for a bit, it's from the 90s, so you get what you expect. You get used to it after a bit, but nothing looks particularly pretty. At one point, the main character mentions someone is beautiful read more
Jun 10, 2017
sam_matt (All reviews)
Theater , stardom, direction, production, screen writing, and much more is what this manga is all about. So if you relish drama onstage and backstage (centered more around the latter ), do read this manga. What I really liked about this manga was the realistic scenario the writer tried to convey (though after a point of time became a little far reached ). Persistent efforts can take you anywhere but you ought to put in the efforts - is what I learnt from this manga and can summarise the theme to be. Female protagonist is an admirable character from whom you can learn a read more
Mar 31, 2009
kilimonian (All reviews)
So, Ashita no Ousama is a shoujo from the 90's. It has good story and romantic lines. I found it at a time that I wanted another original and different shoujo. What you want to know: it's about a very country girl who suddenly figures out she wants to be in theater for the rest of her life. She puts her all into attending school and pursuing this hobby and meets a lot of good people. She fails in some areas, succeeds in others.

It does have some stereotypical shoujo traits from the pool of shoujo stereotypes (very handsome male, naive girl, etc.) but as a read more


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