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Ōoku by Fumi Yoshinaga
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Aug 23, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011, manga
Read in August, 2011

I read Fumi Yoshinaga´s yaoi manga and I liked them. When I learn, that there is non yaoi work as well I had to read it. I was caught by the unique setting and tender story of love in the environment,where the traditional male and female roles are swapped. Tokugawa Japan was plagued with strange disease caller red pox, which was killing males and soon male was rare in all female society. Females slipped in to the male roles and males were kept for breeding purposes. Little jewels in a way. Ooku is the inner chamber in shogun palace, which was filled with beautiful women, but in this manga with the men ready to serve shogun...but this time it was female shogun. It was very romantic manga,which used the historic background only to swap gender of the characters and put it in to the tender love story of shogun and her male concubine.

The intrigues, murders and over all harem jabbering is ensured :)

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