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: 5.941 (scored by 52315,231 users)
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Ranked: #186222
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Popularity: #1595
Members: 12,468
Favorites: 187


Ranked #18622Popularity #1595Members 12,468
MangaMaruo, Suehiro (Story & Art)
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Volumes: /1
Chapters: /8


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 ...
Nov 1, 2020
Mixed Feelings
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.

Nov 21, 2020
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 ...

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