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Nazo no Kuroubaa  
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Description
This 16-page oneshot was Matsumoto Katsuji's debut manga and a pioneer in shoujo manga. Printed as an over-sized pamphlet with a sturdy cardboard cover, and included as a premium in the April issue of Shōjo no tomo, The Mysterious Clover was a variation on The Scarlet Pimpernel and Zorro. The protagonist of The Mysterious Clover is a young girl who protects the poor peasants from the cruel and greedy nobles. This work is remarkable for its use of varying angles, including bird's-eye views, and variation in the size of panels. Sakō Shishido, influenced by American newspaper strips, had used similar techniques in his 1930 Supiido Tarō, but in a far cruder drawing style than Matsumoto's. The Mysterious Clover had been neglected for decades by manga scholars until it was displayed at a 2006 exhibition at the Yayoi Art Museum, where it caught the eye of Fusanosuke Natsume, who then wrote about it on his blog and in a newspaper column.

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Associated Names
のクローバー
Nazo no Clover
The Mysterious Clover

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Last Updated
November 16th 2009, 3:08pm PST


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Year
1934

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1057 increased(+265)
Monthly Pos #2736 increased(+175)
3 Month Pos #3697 increased(+1410)
6 Month Pos #7240 increased(+768)

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On 1 reading lists
On 11 wish lists
On 0 unfinished lists
On 4 custom lists

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