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Ōoku : the inner chambers

Author: Fumi Yoshinaga; Pancha Diaz; Akemi Wegmüller; Monalisa J de Asis; Frances O Liddell
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, 2009-
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Viz signature edView all editions and formats
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"In Edo period Japan, a strange new disease called the Red Pox has begun to prey on the country's men. Within eighty years of the first outbreak, the male population has fallen by seventy-five percent. Women have taken on all the roles traditionally granted to men, even that of the Shogun. The men, precious providers of life, are carefully protected. And the most beautiful of the men are sent to serve in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fumi Yoshinaga; Pancha Diaz; Akemi Wegmüller; Monalisa J de Asis; Frances O Liddell
ISBN: 9781421527475 1421527472 9781421527482 1421527480 9781421527499 1421527499 9781421531694 1421531690 9781421536699 1421536692 9781421539614 1421539616 9781421542201 142154220X 9781421554822 1421554828 9781421558776 1421558777
OCLC Number: 444504468
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: "Second printing, April 2010"--Vol. 1.
"First printing, December 2009"--Vol. 2.
"First printing, April 2010"--Vol. 3.
"First printing, August 2010"--Vol. 4.
"Parental advisory, explicit content"--Cover.
Reads manga-style, right to left and back to front.
"Viz signature"--Page 4 of cover.
"First published in Japan in 2009 by Hakusensha, Inc., Tokyo"--Colophon.
Target Audience: Rated M for mature.
Description: volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Ōoku.
Responsibility: [story and art] by Fumi Yoshinaga ; [translation & adaptation, Akemi Wegmüller ; editor, Pancha Diaz].

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"In Edo period Japan, a strange new disease called the Red Pox has begun to prey on the country's men. Within eighty years of the first outbreak, the male population has fallen by seventy-five percent. Women have taken on all the roles traditionally granted to men, even that of the Shogun. The men, precious providers of life, are carefully protected. And the most beautiful of the men are sent to serve in the Shogun's Inner Chamber"--Vol. 1, p. [4] of cover.

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