Ooku: The Inner Chamber Vol. 1
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Ooku: The Inner Chamber Vol. 1

Writer: Fumi Yoshinaga Artist: Fumi Yoshinaga Publisher: Viz Release Date: August 19, 2009 Critic Reviews: 1
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In Edo period Japan, a strange new disease called the Redface 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...

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    Comics Bulletin - Penny Kenny Dec 2, 2009

    oku: the Inner Chamber received the 2009 Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize and it's easy to see why. It's an imaginative, thought-provoking, entertaining story. While this opening volume suffers a bit from inconsistent tone due to exploring too many ideas at once, it shows a great deal of promise. Readers looking for something different should definitely give this one a try. Read Full Review

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