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Yotsuba&!, Vol. 1

(Yotsuba&! #1)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  15,253 ratings  ·  728 reviews
Presents the story of the new kid in town - little Yotsuba, a green-haired and wide-eyed girl who doesn't have a clue... about anything! With no knowledge of the world around her, and an unnatural fear of air conditioners, Yotsuba has her new neighbors' heads spinning. This book is written by Kyohiko Azuma, creator of Azumanga Daioh.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 21st 2005 by ADV Manga (first published August 27th 2003)
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Seth T.
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
[This is a review of the whole series.]

Yotsuba by Kiyohiko Azuma

We sometimes encounter things—moments, vistas, sounds, ideas—that wholly disarm us. Things that slide so neatly between our hope for the world and our experience of the world that our rational mind is sheared momentarily from the engine of our dreams, that part of us that fuels and crafts desires, longings, hopes, and wishes. We sometimes encounter things that divorce us from the corrupting coolness of reason and leave us in a state, however temporary, of u
Raeleen Lemay
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Raeleen by: Chelsey
Shelves: graphicomanga, own
Read for Book Riot's 2017 Read Harder challenge: #6 Read an all-ages comic

This was super cute, and it made me laugh pretty good a few times. I look forward to reading more of this series throughout the year!
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
cute ❤' ...more
Sara Kamjou
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
طنزی عالی و شخصیتپردازی منحصر به فرد.
داستان دختر بچهای که شیطنتهای آدم رو از ته دل میخندونه.
David Schaafsma
Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
So this is one very joyful and adorable manga that will make you happy to be alive. This is my first encounter with this manga, and with this little green-haired girl with four pig-tails (Yotsuba means "four leaf clover") who doesn't seem to know how the world works, but is happy to explore it, in apparently randomly-occurring episodes about tv, shopping, cicadas, rain, manners, and global warming. There's an environmental theme, yes, running through it. It doesn't (at this point, anyway) appear ...more
Mar 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
All of the Yotsuba mangas are absolutely darling. There's no real overall plot, just the goings on of a cute little girl and her adoptive father and their friends. She's both an amusement and an irritant to her neighbors who are three girls ranging in age from just a bit older than Yotsuba to college aged. Everything in the world is seen by Yotsuba as new and strange and that's what is so great about these books. The cuteness is not treacly nor saccharine, it just is something that makes me gigg ...more
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, 5-stars
I just finished watching Azumanga Daioh anime, written by Kiyohiko Azuma, and I loved it to bits. Naturally, I wanted more of the same type of storytelling, so picking up Yotsuba & !, Azuma's celebrated manga, was a no-brainer for me. Unsurprisingly, I loved this book. It's a delightful collection of small slice of life stories set in modern Japan and centered around this peculiar small child, Yotsuba, and her family and neighbors. That's pretty much it, really — there's no huge overarching ...more
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Yotsuba is a great manga to read in Japanese if you're a beginner-intermediate Japanese student. The dialogue is very simple (almost straight from Genki 1+2) and almost every kanji has hiragana next to it so you wont need a dictionary. Yotsuba speaks like a child, but that's what makes it so easy to understand. When Yotsuba doesnt understand something, the adults explain it to her in easy Japanese language. It's great! Also, if you get really stuck, having the pictures there is super helpful. Ev ...more
I wasn't going to read beyond the first volume but gdi I have questions
As soon as I find the exact perfect image, I'm getting a tattoo of Yotsuba, a small one, over my heart. Ok, maybe not over my heart, but I'm going to ink her onto my skin to remind me to "enjoy everything", to keep that childlike wonder as close to me as I can at all times.
Watching (literally; it's a graphic novel) Yotsuba (a pre-K kid from some other country - her name is synonymous with "four-leafed clover", thus her four-pigtailed, green hair) explore her world is a little like re-living my m
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yotsuba is probably the most endearing character I've ever read about. She has a seemingly unquenchable zeal for life; soaking everything up and constantly finding new ways to enjoy herself. Yotsuba's naivete leads to some laugh-out-loud situations. Her unfettered persona is very heartwarming from a reader's perspective. I'll definitely be borrowing more Yotsuba books from the library.

Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
THIS IS SO SCARY. The first i marked this as read was 4 exact years ago. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLY. anyways still love it.
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
so cute loved it
Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it
It's a cute story of a hyperactive kid named Yotsuba who just moved with her single Dad to Tokyo. The story revolved around both of them adapting to city life, especially Yotsuba, and their neighbours. One thing I could say is that it's funny. Probably going to continue...
Anna Coats
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
From the creator of Azumanga Daoih comes Yotsuba&!, a laugh-out-loud manga series for all ages. Yotsuba&! centers on a bright-eyed five-year-old girl named Yotsuba who is inquisitive, cheerful, naïve, and bounding with energy. Yotsuba brings excitement (and the occasional embarrassment) to the lives of her single father, Koiwai; the neighboring Ayase family; her father’s best friend, Jumbo; and others.

The humor – and appeal to all ages – in this 10-volume series stands comes from multip
Gavin Abdollahi
How to begin describing this?
Yotsuba is about a five year old girl with green hair and four pigtails, hence the name "Yotsuba" (meaning clover, I think.)
This was one of those manga that I just could not get enough of.
First off, it's HILARIOUS!
Most probably the funniest thing I've ever read!
It's also really sweet, and as the story goes on, you get more and more attached to Yotsuba and her friends.

This manga has made me laugh more times than I can count, so loud that from my room my mom and aunt
Larissa Roland
Mar 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
It's absolutely adorable! Yotsuba&! brings the cuteness and innocence into Manga reading. I love the fact that she can find something good about every situation.

It's the world through a child's eyes. You can get a sense of how you saw things when you were young too. It brings back memories for me; of when I thought the swimming pool had a neverending bottom. I went in six feet of water and thought there was no bottom of the pool. Yotsuba is a bit brighter than I was at age five or six, and I
Kristy ▪ The Reader Dragon
"That kid always finds enjoyment in everything. Nothing can ever get Yotsuba down."

Yotsuba&! is a slice of life manga following the adventures of an energetic, larger-than-life young girl named Yotsuba. Together with her father, she's just moved to a new house from her old house waaaaaay over there. Quickly capturing the hearts of their new neighbours, Yotsuba teaches them that life is one big adventure, and she's sure to show you too that the world is much more exciting than you could ever
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This manga is absolutely hilarious and cute!
I'll definitely continue with reading it, because it makes me laugh out loud and I need it right now (well, and always, actually). :D
Yotsuba is soooo funny! And I liked how this little girl confuses everyone around her. And their facial expressions... Oh my Glob! Comic!:)
As I've said, I'll definitely be reading next volume soon. Maybe even today. Or now.
Nov 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
A bit hard to follow this one. I think the main character is actually an imagined person rather than an actual person and that her father has extreme problems relating to his neighbors.
Hiệp Lê Tuấn
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
よつばは 面白い 子です。
Một cô bé đáng yêu lắm lắm lắm :D Một câu chuyện đầy sắc màu, ngộ nghĩnh, dễ thương cực cực cực kì.
Cuối cùng, mình cũng đã trải nghiệm được cảm giác đọc bản gốc bằng tiếng Nhật. Rất là tuyệt luôn. Khác so với truyện đã vietsub nhiều lắm. Nếu so sánh thì có lẽ giống như sách và phim chuyển thể vậy.
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: まんが
Primo manga letto interamente in giapponese!
Simpatico, ironico, illustrazioni splendide e Yotsuba che mi fa ridere da morire. Senza mancare di quei sprazzi di malinconia impercettibili tipici dell’animo giapponese.
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Sydney (sydneysshelves) West
The cuteness did me in. I could just squeeze her and love her. So much energy though. Parenting is no cake walk with this little girl.
Mario Alba
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was so much fun! Super cute and charming.
Marguerite (Lady RH)
Rating : lots and lots and lots of stars


Volumes read : 1 to 13
Number of reads : 10+
Genres : Comedy, slice of life

The only thing i can really say is that if you haven't read it yet, you should definitely pick it up because you're missing something. An adorable and hilarious something. This series is extremely funny and ultra refreshing. No drama, no angst, no villain, nothing even remotely bad, just pages of laughing out loud and crying from it.
Diana Ashkanani
so cute! such a feel good manga :") and adorable drawing style!
The Japanese version is easy to read. If you're looking for something fun to practice reading with, I highly recommend this manga!
Ratna Deepika
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga

I finished Vol. 12 today and I gotta say what an absolute delight it has been to read this series. I'll admit the first few chapters had me thinking "What an annoying kid!" But then, Yotsuba's innocence grows on you. It makes simple things like going to the supermarket to run an errand seem such fun! The entire series is a collection of her everyday (mis)adventures as she catches cicadas, collects chestnuts, rides her bike around but mostly goes over next door to be treated with food. Though she
Shazza Maddog
Sep 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
First off, the title of the manga comes from the chapter titles – each one is labeled differently; “Yotsuba and Moving.” “Yotsuba and Global Warming” (no, I’m not kidding).

I picked up this manga because it’s by the same manga-ka as Azumanga Daioh, which just delighted me to read. Yotsuba is a young girl living with her father, Koiwai, and they have just moved to the neighborhood. Jumbo, a friend of Koiwai’s, helps Koiwai move things into the house but Yotsuba wanders off. Jumbo takes off to look
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Kiyohiko Azuma (東清彦 or あずま きよひこ Azuma Kiyohiko) is a Japanese manga author and artist. His most well-known work is Azumanga Daioh. His current series is Yotsuba&!, which is serialized monthly in Dengeki Daioh magazine.

Other books in the series

Yotsuba&! (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Yotsuba&!, Vol. 2 (Yotsuba&! #2)
  • Yotsuba&!, Vol. 03 (Yotsuba&! #3)
  • Yotsuba&!, Vol. 4 (Yotsuba&! #4)
  • Yotsuba&!, Vol. 5 (Yotsuba&! #5)
  • Yotsuba&!, Vol. 6 (Yotsuba&! #6)
  • Yotsuba&!, Vol. 7 (Yotsuba&! #7)
  • Yotsuba, tome 8 (Yotsuba&! #8)
  • Yotsuba&!, Vol. 9 (Yotsuba&! #9)
  • Yotsuba&!, Vol. 10 (Yotsuba&! #10)
  • ¡Yotsuba! Vol. 11 (Yotsuba&! #11)