manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
Try out our new iPhone application!
Manga Poll
You're mildly sick, so you normally...
Treat it like a regular day as much as possible
Only try to get more sleep than usual and drink lots of water
Drink a special tea or eat a special food (chicken soup, porridge, etc)
Use pills or other medicine
Visit the doctor / hospital
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates

RSS Feed
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Short Cuts  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
So just what is with this fascination for the Japanese teenage girl? We're talking about that extreme variant of her--that highly evolved creature of Japan's frantically trendy consumer culture... the ko-gal. Short Cuts is a unique and surreal Japanese comic strip that provides an illustrated journey into the ko-gal's world, created by Usamaru Furuya, one of Japan's most highly esteemed avant-garde comic artists.


Related Series

Associated Names

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
1 Volume (Wideban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (142 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.36 / 10.0
 16% (23 votes)
 18% (25 votes)
 26% (37 votes)
 16% (23 votes)
 8% (12 votes)
 2% (3 votes)
 7% (10 votes)
 2% (3 votes)
 1% (2 votes)
 3% (4 votes)

Last Updated
November 8th 2012, 9:32pm PST



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher
Shogakukan (1996; 2003)

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Sunday (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (2 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #932 increased(+348)
Monthly Pos #2338 increased(+410)
3 Month Pos #3416 increased(+1468)
6 Month Pos #5384 increased(+1363)

List Stats
On 83 reading lists
On 237 wish lists
On 380 completed lists
On 26 unfinished lists
On 78 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
No topics currently in the forum, view the forum or add a new topic now.

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

amusing :)   
Rating: N/A
by otakuness
August 16th, 2012, 7:24pm
i didnt really loled out like most of the people here maybe because i already saw the puns coming or the jokes, or maybe it doesnt really jive with my sense of humor but i also know that it is funny, weird right? like American Pie funny, its funny but im just smiling im not loling.
anyway, the mangaka is pretty awesome to make all the story into almost two pagers and you get the gist of everything with two liners or one liners and the execute the pun, that takes talent smile the art is also nice, clean lines combined with almost doodly like- i dunno, and sometimes even surreal xD there are also some stories that just touched me here, like the story of Boy Zero smile yup, even though it is about materialism and it seems like the victims are the male population and the ko-gals are just made fun of and whatever but its alright, i didnt get offended.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Funny Stuff   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by nail80
March 11th, 2011, 6:49am
First of all i just have to say that Furuya's art is just one of the best i've seen in quite some time.
After rereading this series i have to say i enjoyed it as much as the first time. There are some references, some extremely fun segments, overall it's a very enjoyable read.
I highly recommend it if you are looking for some unusual fun.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Best kogal ever.   
Rating: N/A
by Trifoilum
February 14th, 2010, 2:58pm
Best kogal manga ever, I'd say. Lots and lots of crass, irony, sarcastic,and sometimes plainly blatant humor. The various references and puns and background information are worth some laughs too bigrazz
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Short Cuts   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Lily_Fae
May 7th, 2009, 2:17am
Japanese cultural satire at it's finest. Some of the references are a little hard to understand if you're unfamiliar with Japanese culture (and sub-culture as well) Although some of the really hard to understand cuts have a brief explanation at the end of the chapter so just be sure to remember any that you had trouble with and you might get it later.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with what a ko-gal is it's basically the American equivalent of a "Valley Girl"

... Last updated on May 7th, 2009, 2:18am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
I think I'm in love   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RwR
February 11th, 2008, 12:54am
It's weird in a wonderful kind of way.
The degree of enjoyment provided by this title is directly proportional to your knowledge of Japanese society and it's culture. Being an open-minded and well-educated person also helps sometimes.

P.S. If you have a twisted sense of humor do yourself a favor and go read it right now.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Natsu
February 11th, 2007, 6:31pm
This thing is so funny... I loved it! biggrin
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Show  entries per page 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search