Shoujo Tsubaki
Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show
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Shoujo Tsubaki

Alternative Titles

English: Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show
Synonyms: Midori, Camelia Girl
Japanese: 少女椿

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 13, 1984
Genres: HorrorHorror
Authors: Maruo, Suehiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: None

Statistics

Score: 6.351 (scored by 30953,095 users)
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Ranked: #132982
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Popularity: #1885
Members: 7,218
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Synopsis

The series is about an orphan girl named Midori, whom is taken in (enslaved) by a traveling freak show. The freak show includes such unsavory characters as a mummyman, a snake woman, and a drooling man with no limbs. The owner of the freak show, the eponymous Mr. Arashi, is a strict man who allows his freaks very little freedom or joy in life. He is especially cruel to Midori. Midori works, not as a freak since she is normal, but as a sort of caretaker of the freaks.

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Background

Shoujo Tsubaki was published in English as Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show by Blast Books on January 14, 1993.

The manga was adapted into a Japanese live-action film directed by TORICO that was screened on May 21, 2016.

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Characters

Snake Woman
Supporting
Midori's Mother
Supporting
Jirou
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More reviewsReviews

Nov 1, 2020
DevilManKaz (All reviews)
Surprised this manga doesn't have more reviews.

Read this manga if you fall under one of these categories-

1. You like to explore weird stuff

2. If you like ero guro.

There is nothing else here, absolutely nothing. It is a weird, revolting, and horrifying story that hooks you in till the end. It left me traumatized, but man do I want to read more of this mangaka. Personally, I like exploring the works of controversial figures, so I'll definitely check out his other work.

If you're like me go ahead and give this a read, but be sure to have r/eyebleach on the side. You're gonna need it.


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Dec 19, 2020
evanbelion (All reviews)
If you are new to the work of Suehiro Maruo, boy you have a big storm coming. 'Shoujo Tsubaki' is his most popular work, garnering attention as being known to many people as "The most disturbing anime/manga of all time." In my opinion, 'Brother's Conflict' and 'Papa to Kiss in the Dark' are FAR more disturbing than this, but I digress.

To be quite honest, this story is actually more streamline and almost makes sense is comparison to his other work. That being said, there is almost no actual storyline to follow and does not make too much sense at read more
Nov 21, 2020
Sailorsakuramew (All reviews)
Before you decide on reading this manga, just be aware of some triggers that are present within the story:

1. There is a r*pe scene (the chapter ends before the reader can see anything but, I feel it is important to know).
2. In almost all the chapters, one can clearly see acts of gro*ming and ped*philia.
3. It is very gory from the beginning.
At the end of the day, it is a horror manga, however, still, take this into consideration before going into it!

(Personal review)
Story-wise, if you read more
Dec 7, 2020
moraldisorder (All reviews)
There is no genre of manga that is more avant-garde than the ero guro movement. Ero Guro nansensu is a movement famed for depicting extreme gorey horror with themes of sexual violence. No ero guro manga is more famous than Shoujo Tsubaki.

The story revolves around an innocent 12-year-old orphan named Midori, who is tricked into becoming a slave for a carnival freak show. She is regularly assaulted and abused by the performers of the freak show acts. After the arrival of a magician that treats her kindly and sweeps her off her feet, he becomes a beacon to the impressionable and naive young girl. This read more

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