Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet
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Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet

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Japanese: 椿町ロンリープラネット
English: Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 85
Status: Finished
Published: May 20, 2015 to Aug 20, 2019
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Margaret
Authors: Yamamori, Mika (Story & Art)


Score: 8.011 (scored by 1710317,103 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7142
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #364
Members: 47,102
Favorites: 1,387
Ranked #714Popularity #364Members 47,102
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Volumes: /14
Chapters: /85


Due to her father's six million yen debt, sixteen-year-old high school student Fumi Oono and her father are evicted from their apartment. In need of a place to stay and a job to earn money, she starts to work as a live-in housekeeper for the young writer Akatsuki Kibikino.

When they meet for the first time, the two start off on the wrong foot, with Akatsuki calling Fumi useless and treating her like a child. Determined to pay off her father's debt, Fumi works hard to prove him otherwise. However, despite Akatsuki's foul-mouthed and mysterious behavior, she begins to realize that he is not as despicable as she initially thought, gradually unravelling the passionate and caring person underneath.

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Included one-shots:
Volume 7: Hirunaka no Ryuusei Bangai-hen: Blue
Volume 8: Hirunaka no Ryuusei Bangai-hen: Red


Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet has been published in English by Yen Press since October 4, 2022.



Jun 4, 2020
I could not put this manga down! it was incredibly heartwarming and not as cliche as everyone is saying. I found the relationship in this story to be the most genuine and satisfying out of all the romance manga I've read.

Story: There were a few weird unrealistic blips in the very beginning (which is what most people are commenting on), but after you pass the first few chapters it gets so much better. I never felt overtly annoyed by anything the characters did and I thought the progression of the story made a lot of sense. Nothing felt too rushed or too slow. [SPOILER: there ...
Nov 16, 2019
Mixed Feelings
I first heard about Mika Yamamori because of Hirunaka no Ryuusei. While it was a manga I, overall, enjoyed, I couldn't help but feel that it could have been so much better had it not be rushed. When I started reading Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet, I hoped she had improved by then. Somehow, her writing skills have worsened.

It all starts when Fumi Ohno starts working as a live-in housekeeper to Akatsuki Kibikino, a writer. Not so different from Hirunaka no Ryuusei at this point, considering the main characters are around the same age gap, despite the men having completely opposite personalities.

The beginning is just your average ...
Sep 25, 2020
Preliminary (5/85 eps)
I'm not a particular fan of shoujo, but I still sometimes read them, and admittedly, some of them are pretty good. However, most of them are pretty bad.

For example, Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet is a pretty popular one. Whatever, I'll give it a try. I mean, the problem with all these romance novels is that they give the same sort of vibes no matter which author you read about: girl main character gets swept up in a hot guy's pace somehow, thet somehow get into a special relationship in weird circumstances before it eventually sprouts into love. Am I missing something?

Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet employs all the ...

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