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Gallery Fake  
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Description
On a wharf on Tokyo Bay is a small gallery named Gallery Fake. The owner of the gallery, Fujita Reiji (藤田 玲司) , was once a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He was a learned curator with remarkable memory, keen aesthetic sense, great skill in restoration of paintings, and knowledge of many languages, so he was called "the Professor." However, because of trouble in the workplace, Fujita was forced to quit the museum. Now he is an art dealer who sells paintings, authentic and fake alike, at extraordinary prices. His motto is, "One without aesthetic sense can't help being cheated out of his money. And, by being deceived, one may learn to distinguish the real one from the counterfeit."
However, Fujita is not a villain. He truly appreciates art and the artists who spent their lives to create it. He is not someone who just earns money by selling fake paintings. Sometimes he takes paintings from a wicked politician who considers art only as a means of exchanging bribes. Sometimes he tries to restore destroyed paintings. Readers get to like him for his passion and true love for art. He often touches the lives of those he encounters, and people are attracted to him in spite of himself.

In 1996 Gallery Fake received the Shogakukan Manga Award.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
ギャラリーフェイク
갤러리 페이크

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
32 Volumes (Complete)
23 Volumes (Bunko)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (8 votes)
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Last Updated
May 12th 2013, 8:21am PST


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Year
1992

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1029 increased(+262)
Monthly Pos #2627 increased(+161)
3 Month Pos #3506 increased(+1272)
6 Month Pos #6530 increased(+531)

List Stats
On 38 reading lists
On 78 wish lists
On 7 completed lists
On 4 unfinished lists
On 41 custom lists

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