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Bradherley no Basha  
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Description
Every year, Lord Nicola A. Bradherley, one of Europe's leading aristocrats, sends his coach round to various orphanges to adopt young girls and trains them to join his opera troupe. But most of these girls never make it onto the stage â a far more sinister fate awaits them, sacrificed in the name of the greater good.

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Manga

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Associated Names
ブラッドハーレーの馬車
Brad Harley no Basha
Brad Herley no Basha
Bradherley's Coach

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.7-8 (end) by Kotonoha & Omanga (2321d ago)
v.1 c.1-6 by Kotonoha & Omanga (2327d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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Yes

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Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (358 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.54 / 10.0
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October 21st 2014, 8:48am PST

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Year
2005

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Serialized In (magazine)
Manga Erotics F (Ohta Shuppan)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Monthly Pos #1066 increased(+102)
3 Month Pos #1177 increased(+157)
6 Month Pos #1349 increased(+295)

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Comfort Women   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by akari_mizunashi
January 28th, 2010, 2:53pm
Bradherley's Coach present the most awful story I've ever read, and I mean that as positively as is possible.

Without a little knowledge of Japanese history, it seems like just a well-done tragedy porn, exploring the limits of the evils of mankind - mankind, specifically - while stirring up as much righteous anger in the reader as possible. The only consolation for the unthinkably heinous things people do in this manga is that they couldn't possibly happen in real life. But they can - and they have.

As other reviewers have mentioned, the situation bears a striking resemblance to the Japanese practice of collecting so-called "comfort women" for the use of its soldiers. It's transposed onto an exotic European background, and the drama is cranked up a few notches - there aren't many figures more pitiable than a little orphan girl who dreams of being an opera singer - but all the main parts are still there. I don't know if this was a subconscious national guilt thing on the part of the author or just a premise he thought might be fun to draw, but it's definitely not a coincidence.

Despite my hatred of gore, I managed to read through this volume without any queasiness - except for one niggling element. Something about this manga makes it seem like it's supposed to be sexy. A certain angle of bloody breast, a certain curve of broken leg. Something about the author's casual afterword. Even though the rape isn't really all that explicit, there's something about it that seems like he intended jacking off to be part of the reader's viewing experience. I don't like to judge, and I don't like to think people can ever be considered "evil", but if I ever was to I think I'd include getting turned on by this manga as one of the criteria.
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Wish I hadn't read this.   
Rating: N/A
by CuthienSilmeriel
October 13th, 2010, 5:14am
Ok, so you're probably going to ignore my advice but I will give it anyway. If you are at all likely to be disturbed by tragic, violent and sexual scenes involving young girls then do not read this. Naturally, having been told not to read this you will now go ahead and read it (it was the very same thing that suckered me in so I don't blame you).

To be fair I will mention that the art is great and the story actually has a deep, if disturbing, idea behind it. As other's have mentioned, this manga is clearly based on the 'comfort women', which makes you seriously consider the capabilities of human cruelty. Not just of the Lord who organises the whole thing but all those who help him, the prisons which allow it, the prisoners who act so violently towards these girls, the orphanages who provide the blissfully ignorant girls despite knowing their fate and even the ruthlessness of the girls themselves as they long to be chosen. Each chapter shows a new story, from the perspective of a new girl, which makes them almost independent but each one has an almost overwhelming feeling of sorrow mixed into it.

Despite how excellent this manga is I really wish I hadn't read it, just because this will haunt me and I'd rather forget what I saw.
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the manga opens up old wounds...   
Rating: N/A
by konektikat
August 9th, 2008, 1:22am
Awesome manga, but it kinda brings up historical grudges in me. The atrocities depicted in the manga really happened during the Japanese occupation in my country in WWII. Women were taken in as captives and turned into "comfort women"--pretty much the same concept as comfort rooms, only, the soldiers were not lining up to pee, they were lining up to fukc. The sad thing was, this rapings were all legal and institutionalized.
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Good!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Dragonfiremule
October 14th, 2008, 6:45pm
This manga was really good and interesting. It would've gotten a nine, but its ending was a bit open, so I had to lower it to an eight.

The art was great; a bit scratchy, but I like it that way. The plot wasn't much of one, but how the author tells the story and the story as a whole is utterly fascinating.
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depressing   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by whitespade
September 12th, 2012, 5:59pm
it is a depressing manga, because it is too close to reality. i'm sure similar things happen in war-torn area even in 21st century. the beautiful art really capture the ugliness of the human heart here. there is slight 'justice' at the end of the manga, but how can you ever atone for directly destroying several children? how can you atone for making a large number of people also monsters and demons by helping and abetting this cruelty, whether they like it or not? i'm an atheist but it make me really want to believe in hell just knowing they will pay for their sins hundredfold.

this manga can inspire very ugly feelings in you. it make you want to do good deeds to balance out all the sufferings the lost girls endure. a really remarkable feat for a one volume manga.
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Well-written   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by mizaki2100
December 31st, 2011, 5:00pm
The dreams of young girls, the darkness and evil that gives them hope, and the emotion of every chapter is very well written it touched me every single time. This story has a realistic touch to it, even though it's dark. It's not just sexual. The story, I really do believe, has been influenced by the tragic events during the World War. Yes, these brutality has been experienced by hundreds of women during that time. It's just in different settings, but the torture and everything really happened.

It's a very interesting, thought-provoking read. Well done.
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Not as disturbing as reviewers make it to be   
Rating: N/A
by deredere
July 4th, 2014, 3:33am
In modern society we see disturbing news presented everyday. There comes a point when these everyday occurence becomes a part of life, and we become desensitised. Reading Bradherley no Basha left me feeling bereft, as if I should have felt more strongly, more disgust. Maybe it was because each chapter consisted of an individual persons story there wasnt enough details given to feel an emotional attachment to the characters, or maybe it's because reviewers expectations hiked up my expectations. Or maybe it's just me. Anyhow, give this one a go if you want to add another reason why humanity is doomed. Have fun
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Fiction or is it?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Chira00
March 10th, 2009, 3:37pm
Yes, this is a fictional story, but we can be and have been cruel creatures historically. The story is not so far fetched given the time period where both women and orphans were lower than dogs. They had no rights or freedoms to speak of. That is why I said that this story could well have taken place in that period of history. It really is an excellent story. The art is beautiful. The characters, although only appear for a short time are extremely well developed. It is not a story for the feint of heart, but a wonderful story to read.
I really look forward to read more of this artist's works.
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Great story   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Seiryunanago
November 2nd, 2014, 4:42pm
It was rough...but still stomachable. I like the fact that the author didn't sugar coat the atrocity of this, he hit us right at the beginning and it still leave quite an impression.
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The metaphor of the lamb is really poignant, probably the hardest part of this story.
I liked the chapter with the prisoners. In this messed up situation, some people still have empathy even if the persons in charge have to bury it deep inside, it is sad

The author deliver a really captivating story, a story that is relevant to the modern day. Even today, many children are under worst circonstancies and not only in war-torn countries.

... Last updated on November 2nd, 2014, 4:43pm
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by 04801
February 23rd, 2014, 5:34pm
One thing that needs to be straightened out here is that while this may be based on real life/war, it's much more exaggerated. Sure, comfort women were raped many times, but all the torture? No way. Perhaps very rare real life cases may mirror this, but those are one in a billion, maybe even more. So you can stop fantasizing, guys.
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