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Ashita no Ou-sama  
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Description
Yuu is a plain, boring, college girl from the countryside who is often made fun of for her outdated looks. One day Yuu happens to be invited to see a play. She discovers a passion for the stage she didn't know she had, and is determined to become a part of it. This is her drama.

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Manga

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Associated Names
ملك الغد
明日の王様
明日的王样
내일의 왕님
Ashita no Ousama
King of Tomorrow
Tomorrow's King

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.52-53 (end) by Wingtip Cafe (1677d ago)
v.6 c.50-51 by Wingtip Cafe (1691d ago)
v.6 c.49 by WingtipCafe (1719d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
6 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (609 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.7 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 6th 2013, 1:38am PST

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Year
1996

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Serialized In (magazine)
Young YOU (Shueisha)

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Not convincing   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by gloriel
March 9th, 2014, 11:26am
Well I am reading 40th chapter but I didn't find it very convincing... I am not going to trash it too much since it is not too bad of a plot. However heroine in this manga starts to get on my nerves a little. I am into mangas with josei genre because usually they aren't saucy like shoujos on the terms of love but this is too much.

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Even I admire her determination about her dream, she is lacking to much emotion besides ambition for her job. I mean she is an artist! I could forgive her emotionlessness if her subject required selfpossession -like if her subject would relate to fields like science or business- but she have to be full of emotions because her job is about to create somethings. I am not saying she should be a drama queen either, but I think, at least she sould be able to feel a little ill emotions or love about people around her or excitement about relationship developments with other characters but there is nothing like that... There was a chapter which Touya kiss her out of the blue and it ends there in 2 panels! This girl have no experience about men as we know of but she is not thrilled even a little about it or not thinking it is weird even one second? Sorry but I am not buying it... :s

but again for some reason I couldn't gave it less than 7 biggrin

... Last updated on March 9th, 2014, 11:36am
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I thought it was gearing up for a longer run   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by djenna
January 11th, 2014, 9:38am
I love this series, but I thought it ended abruptly. Structurally, I can see how the ending was not really abrupt at all, there was a long buildup and many resolutions ... But I felt like The emotional tone was gearing up for another arc and I wanted to see how everyone would develop going forward.
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Sorry to disappoint..   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by QuinnLee
October 28th, 2013, 5:56am
..but my review will most likely mirror the majority.

This was one of the best stories I have read so far by a mangaka of this genre. It is simplistic, yet awe-inspiring enough that it makes you want to reread it once you've completed the series (trust me, I reread this countless times).

I would like to point out to those who have been severely disappointed by the romance in this series that this is a romantic josei manga. Personally, I see josei as a genre that reflects more on maturation of character first then love life second. It isn't like shoujo where mangakas enshrine love and place a large emphasis on it when concocting a plotline. Josei focuses on growth on a more inherent level - it's more focused on self-identity, self-love and it's supposed to be more reflective of reality.

This manga embodies most (if not all) of these elements to make it a great story. It is about a girl called Yuu who tries to identify herself through her love of theatre and the stage. It's a journey of self-growth, where she discovers who she is and what she's great at, therefore leading to her uncovering her talent. The story focuses on her manifesting this talent to make a name for herself in the world of theatre - it isn't about petty love rivalries nor does it opine superficial values such as physical appearance. Many mangas tend to have characters who have this internal monologue with themselves about how ugly they are which generally leads to them having a major physical transformation. It's such an overused plotline!

My overall rating for this manga is: 9.8 out of 10
Plotline: 10 (pretty damn original if I do say so myself. Most often you find the protagonist pursuing an acting job in stories like this.. Yuu does early in the series, but she changes her preference fast to grow another talent)
Characters: 10 (Touya shows that he is distinctly human [even snapping at Yuu sometimes]; the directness and honesty of Yuu makes her so endearing.. even people who supposedly take on an antagonistic role are loveable because they are flawed)
Aesthetic appeal: 9 (I am probably biased as I am sure there are plenty more mangas with infinitely better drawings than this. However, I find that using such a simple art style allowed us to focus on the story instead of being constantly distracted by the drawings so it suited this manga perfectly)
Personal enjoyment: 10
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Good   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by nail80
July 1st, 2013, 4:05am
I haven't read something this good in a while.
It's amazing to see Yuu develop and grow into a confident woman with ambitions and dreams but at the same time with her feet on the ground. From the very first time you see this honest, impressionable girl who is not afraid of much and is willing to fight for her dream. And the story moves along so effortlessly that by the time i took a break i realized that she was already doing perfectly and it didn't surprise me one bit.
The characters are really good, especially Yuu, the plot very interesting altough it needed a little bit more depth, my only problem in terms of structure is the pace, especially considering the romantic plot.
Also the plot is so optimistic that even when she fails, and she fails plenty of times, it doesn't seem like she's failing, don't know if that's a positive or a negative to be honest.
My two major complaints relate to the ending. First of all the romance is, well, rather random for the lack of a better word, and it should have been better developed, and then secondly i wanted this story to last more, it could have used at least 15-25 more chapters easily. This has got to be a first for me to say in a Josei, but yeah i wanted more. The ending just felt a bit rushed.
Overall i highly recommend it.
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Disappointing Romance   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
June 6th, 2013, 12:28am
Read: six volume bunkoban
Art and lay out: easy to read, pretty and quirky art style

If you are extremely interested in theatre and enjoy stories that focus on the growing maturity of a character's passion for his or her career, then this is the story for you!

If you're interested in the growth of a character's passion and love for a partner and their perceptions of love, then... turn back!

I'm no fan of insta-love, but these characters sometimes seemed asexual. There was zero sexual tension. I often marveled at how career driven these people were... which was extremely enjoyable--it was lovely to see people with passionate interests! And the teases and promises of interpersonal romantic relationships were there as well. It was all very fascinating... for the first three volumes. By volume four and straight on into six, I was skimming. The career focus never let up.

... Last updated on June 6th, 2013, 7:38am
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Concise   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by jackalan
January 25th, 2013, 10:36am
Was the word came to mind when I completed the whole series. It was a great josei, considering for such a long time I had not came across one. And it was exemplary for those prolonged works to look at. But (of course there was a "but") maybe it was too concise that it lost the dramatic touches giving you nothing such as thrills or suspensions. What even less favourable were some of the scenes and plots you could completely predict, and it did not have that depth.

Still, I would recommend it as it was a wonderful manga about wonderful, good, honest, and capable people that sometimes seemed an awful lot unrealistic, not a bad "unrealistic" here I meant.

... Last updated on January 25th, 2013, 11:23pm
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made me cry alot   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kevs926
October 5th, 2012, 1:19am
just beautiful

i cant say it's the same for the whole manga, but some chapters are really good. i really liked that chapter
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stolen idea
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Solid classic.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Verix
August 5th, 2012, 5:27am
Not much I can say, this one was enjoyable from start to end. There aren't much shoujo manga like this around. Also refreshing to have a theatre manga focus on someone who isn't actually an actor/actress, but a playwright/director; and she isn't portrayed as an amazing genius from page one as is often used to stew the plot forward, at the start she's a horrible actress, all that saves her is her powerful imagination. It's great storytelling.
At first I thought it would get old quickly, but it was excellently executed. The romance was obviously, but slowly and sweetly build-up. I couldn't put it away! A definite recommended read.
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Won't re-read!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
May 2nd, 2012, 7:32pm
So I read this manga since there's so many positive comments. At first, it was interesting, the plot and all. But sometimes, the main protagonist is overly...I don't know what to say, she's just too much sometimes. However, I do enjoy reading the part all about the stage play. It sounds so fun and nice! It's like it's making me wanna join some stage play now. Although it's a nice read, I won't re-read this. Mainly because...I never re-read warm and fuzzy stuffs. I can read it once to feel how it is, but the 2nd time I read it, I won't feel as excited as before. I like Cat Street much better though. Cat Street's main protagonist can be seen that she grows a lot throughout the manga but this one...I just feel like the heroine is positive right from the start, so I don't see her development at all. Maybe there wasn't a need even, since she's strong from the beginning.
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One of the Best!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by micxj
April 12th, 2012, 12:15pm
This is one of the best mangas I have ever read (alongside with Cat Street, Tokyo Crazy Paradise, & Beauty Pop).

The characters have strong personalities and the plot is considerably great! I just finished reading the manga (it's 3:10am here). The only negative thing I can say about the manga is the art, but considering the year it was published, one could care less about it... and for a manga that was made two years after my birth (I'm 18) I'd say the drawing was very finely done. The most important thing is the story. Readers must definitely not judge it by the art, if one would decide not to read it just because of how things were drawn, he/she would be missing one awesome and delightful story! <3
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