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Miriam  
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Description
This is a cowboy shoujo manga set in the Wild West. Miriam is an orphan. Her father was a drunken gambler; she only had one dress and they moved from place to place, until one day her father died and Grace took her in. The series follows Miriam's life, growing up, and falling in love with her life-long friend, the skillful sharpshooter Douglas.

First of the Miriam series (3 volumes), followed by sequels Jikan wo Tomete Matteite (3 volumes) and Sore nari ni Romantic! (1 volume). Seven volumes total.

My Milky Way Railroad is a oneshot sequel to Hoshi no Harmony.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
荒野の天使ども
荒野天使
Angel of the Wilderness
Angels of the Rough Plains
Desert Angel
Kouya no Tenshidomo
Koya no Tenshi domo

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c.My Milky Way Railroad by Stage Storm (2165d ago)
v.7 c.Omake (end) by MangaSync (2921d ago)
v.7 by MangaSync (2921d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (336 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 16th 2012, 12:10am PST


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Year
1983

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Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
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Weekly Pos #686 increased(+303)
Monthly Pos #1380 increased(+87)
3 Month Pos #1600 decreased(-18)
6 Month Pos #1582 increased(+70)

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On 163 reading lists
On 349 wish lists
On 1101 completed lists
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cute, funny, and lovable!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by joyfullyme16
October 14th, 2012, 10:21pm
My review is for miriam and its two sequels:
This was a very enjoyable and memorable read. It isnt one where there are complicated plot twists and you have to think while reading. It was just something entertaining on a boring saturday. The characters were all lovable and amusing. And the emotions are understandable and fit with the situation. I like the old style art so i thought that was a plus. It was definitely worth the read. If you enjoy this you should also read from far away by the same author.

... Last updated on July 26th, 2014, 11:32pm
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Nice and easy...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Tatania
August 24th, 2012, 9:06am
Note:This is a review for Miriam and its two sequels.

This story was nothing amazing, but it was a good well executed story that was very unique and offered a very capable shoujo heroine as opposed to the typical female lead. It was fun to read, especially with the different setting of the old west. The American setting was handled nicely with what you expect from a western; hoses, ranches, guns, outlaws, sheriffs etc. But donít let the western setting put you off, I myself am not the greatest fan of the west, but the story doesnít really focus on gunplay and ranching but on the characters.

Plot- In all three volumes the plot focusí on the characters outwitting and stopping various criminals. What I enjoyed most about this plot is while it was action packed, there was time for character development and relationships. Each story arc was nicely executed and kept me reading. The plot was never to deep or to mysterious, and at times a little repetitive but on a whole it was a nice fresh plot that was driven mainly by Miriamís desire to help. However some elements seemed a bit forced and could have been dealt with better.
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I mean really, losing her memory? Ok, that was clichéd but I guess it ended up workingÖ


Characters- Most of the characters are typical, they were enjoyable to read about but not to unique, even though they did fade into the background as the story continued. Douglas is a bit clichéd but he was sweet and fit well with Miriam. It was mainly Miriam who stood out to me, she was an amazing female character who was capable and not afraid to fight back. She refused to sit back, perhaps a little hardheaded in that respect, and helped in fighting against the bad guys. It was neat to read about it, she is a very refreshing character.

Art- It is definitely an older art style, but unlike some older ones it doesnít look to strange and awkward (especially with the faces) and I actually found it quite nice. Really, this manga has GREAT artwork!

Other- This story was enjoyable, a nice easy read with a unique setting a great female lead. Iíd definitely recommend this manga just for its female, but the romance and plot are also very good. So why not read it? Itís a great story, nice and easy! Enjoy reading!

8/10- Was good

... Last updated on August 27th, 2012, 6:00pm
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Quite nice~   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
May 18th, 2012, 7:55am
Although Miriam is actually quite stubborn, but she's a brave lil girl! (even when she grows up) I liked her better when she was a kid, so admirable! But when she grow older, she's overly stubborn and sometimes, you just feel like telling her to listen to other people for once. But other than that, it's a very nice story! Very well written plot, quite unique in fact. I've never read any western stories before, except Mamahara Ellie's "Macaroni". It's about cowboys as well. About this manga, I'm fine with the art, although it looks old, but it's still considered as a decent drawing! (Maybe because I'm used to this drawing after reading Kanata Kara) But anyway, give this a shot! It's quite a wonderful tale!
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Very good!   
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by sandyatthebeach1
August 2nd, 2011, 6:11am
I really loved the protagonist, Miriam! She doesn't become weak and cry, fawning over some guy who doesn't treat her well. She rescues her guy just as much as he rescues her, and knows how to take care of herself and the people she loves! It's full of action, and is definitely not a generic shoujo. Also, don't get put off by how young Miriam seems- she grows up. It's also pretty short, so it doesn't drag on and on. I definitely recommend it!
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did not disappoint   
Rating: N/A
by NightAir
May 2nd, 2011, 11:56pm
A gorgeous masterpiece chock filled with action. Though shoujo-esque elements are certainly there, Hikawa does what she always does best: incorporates everything as a story, and includes awesome fight scenes that is sorely lacking into today's shoujo mainstream.

While the characters themselves have no fatal flaw, they are all equally enjoyable, and it's all set in the Wild West, which makes this one a keeper already.
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Don't judge by the cover!   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by Saons
November 28th, 2010, 10:04pm
I wrote this review on mangafox, thought I might as well add it here smile

When I first finished "Kanata Kara" years ago, I obviously looked into more of Hikawa Kyoko's work. I read Chizumi & Fujiomi, and wasn't too impressed (but didn't blame her as there was a 12 year gap between the two), and I also came across this one, which I didn't try.
I was put off by the protagonist being so young (didn't know she grew up) and also by the Western theme, which I don't particularly admire. I'm kind of slapping myself for being so narrow-minded, but I'm glad in the end that I still gave it a chance.
The characters are all loveable in their own way, even when I found Miriam to be a little annoying I still had great respect for her. Douglas is a semi-typical "gary stu" (but what else do you expect from a shoujo?) but still had his realistic sides, like the fact that even to the end he wasn't the best at showing his love for Miriam (though don't be fooled, there is romance).
What I love most of all is that when Miriam is older, it doesn't seem odd that she and Douglas become a pair despite him being around her as she grew up. The transition was smooth and almost unnoticeable.
There's also not a lot of cliches, which is a breath of fresh air in shoujo. (IE; no love triangles)

If you've been hesitating to read this manga, I assure you it's worth a read smile
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great manga   
Rating: N/A
by masisisd
August 9th, 2009, 2:04pm
It was cute, love Miriam because she is strong and can take care of herself and others. She's a really cool 8 year old, hehehe. It's a pretty fast read and it makes me happy afterward so it was worth it. Afterward I found out that it was by the same person who did Kanata
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Just some comments   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kagehoshi
July 6th, 2009, 8:54am
I have just finished it and i must say that it was quiet a good read. Not the most brilliant manga but it's not really the typical shoujo manga either and it's kinda interesting. Oh, the art was quiet good too. Anyway it's cute and relaxing. Just read and see.

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Action-packed yet cute   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by atomdreamer
January 26th, 2009, 11:24am
The precocious, pushy and mature character of eight-year-old Miriam drew me in to this manga from the very beginning, and she only got better. At first I was afraid it was going to be one of those Lolita-type romances, which it partly was, I suppose, but as the romance doesn't come until later it's not really inappropriate. And it's a great romance - not too heavy, not too light, but genuine and humorous and bold.

If you love tomboyish heroines who can take care of themselves, Miriam is for you, and if you like tough yet soft-hearted guys, Douglas is the one. These two and their chemistry really drive the series and make you fall in love with them over and over again.

There is violence, but I think the series' atmosphere of everlasting optimism and fun-loving nature helps offset that; I wouldn't exactly call it family-friendly, but it's nothing to be wary of. I haven't read any of Hikawa Kyoko's other works, but I think this was one was a good place to start.

I loved it. Recommended for people who like a fast-paced, lively romance that's sweet but not too sappy.
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=3=   
Rating: N/A
by Disremembrance
December 29th, 2008, 12:03am
A great story from a wonderful author, this series fits in with her other great works "From Far Away" and "Chotto Friday." I recommend this series wholeheartedly.
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