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

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Synonyms: Midori, Camelia Girl
Japanese: 少女椿
English: Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 13, 1984
Genre: Horror Horror
Serialization: None
Authors: Maruo, Suehiro (Story & Art)


Score: 5.951 (scored by 50475,047 users)
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Ranked: #180582
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Popularity: #1589
Members: 12,058
Favorites: 174


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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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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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Aug 22, 2022
Amid the chaos of Maruo Suehiro's violent, traumatic & hypersexual tale lies a tragic & heartwrenching story, a complex and profound meaning .

Recently I checked the manga because I am fond of the author's art, purely for the aesthetic. Suehiro Maruo's surreal artistic skills and bizarre presentation never fail to amaze me. Shoujo tsubaki, similar to his other works, has it all; the aesthetically pleasing art, the gruesome story &, of course, the muddling and unsettling atmosphere.

The pillar of Suehiro Maruo's storytelling lies substantially in his visual portrayal. The distinctive nature of his craftsmanship is primarily surreal & absurd artistry. Understanding the importance of the ...
May 21, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I don't understand what message this manga wants to convey, unhappiness? I guess. Scary harsh reality of an ancient society? Maybe. To be honest, the art of this manga is pretty cool and classic, but I'm not a fan of the abstract genre, and some of the reading pages are quite disturbing.
The part where the main character girl has to go through harassment and abuse makes it the hardest for me to watch, but overshadowing the story is a longing for pitiful fates, it's confusingly abstracted, That makes me even more frustrated.
In short, I don't like it very much, but I also don't fully ...
Sep 11, 2022
If you're a newbie to horror manga, this is a lot as there are a ton of triggers and it's intense. However, if you're a seasoned horror fan, then Shoujo Tsubaki doesn't shock at all. The horrific scenes are pretty tamed or standard for horror manga, but the biggest issue I have is the flow of the story. It's incredibly disjointed and very rushed. You have the "main plot" of Midori finding love (?) in her messed up life, and then the story abruptly ends. There are many surreal elements, so sometimes you don't know what is happening or if you're just reading a dream ...

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