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Confidential Confessions  
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Description
From Tokyopop:

Confidential Confessions is a shocking new manga series that deals with many of the hard-hitting issues that teens face today. Using emotionally moving storylines and multi-dimensional characters, each groundbreaking volume tackles such topics as teen prostitution, rape, HIV, stalkers, suicide, and sexual harassment.

V.1 - Tobira (MOMOCHI Reiko)
1-3. The Door
4. Mistakes

V. 2 - Namida
Tears

V.3 - Memai (MOMOCHI Reiko)
1. Our Future
2-3. Dizziness

V.4 - Itami
1. Pain
2. Distortion
3. Tomorrow
4. Forbidden Kiss

V.5 - Himitsu (MOMOCHI Reiko)


V. 6 - Uwasa

Series order as published by Konansha:
1: Itami (いたみ) (Pain)
2: Himitsu (ひみつ) (Secret)
3: Memai (めまい) (Vertigo)
4: Uwasa (うわさ) (Rumor)
5: Namida (なみだ) (Tears)
6: Tobira (とびら) (Door)

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
きずな ―問題提起作品集
とびら
問題提起作品集 いたみ
問題提起作品集 うわさ
問題提起作品集 とびら
問題提起作品集 なみだ
問題提起作品集 ひみつ
問題提起作品集 めまい
Mandaiteiki Sakuhinshu

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.4 by Devious Breezes (2161d ago)
v.4 c.1v2 by Devious Breezes (2162d ago)
v.4 c.3 by Devious Breezes (2162d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (83 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.48 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 5th 2014, 12:03pm PST


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Year
1998

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Dessert (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Tokyopop (6 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #968 increased(+154)
Monthly Pos #1606 increased(+283)
3 Month Pos #2394 increased(+262)
6 Month Pos #2789 increased(+23)

List Stats
On 321 reading lists
On 429 wish lists
On 201 completed lists
On 38 unfinished lists
On 129 custom lists

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Beautiful   
Rating: N/A
by ForbiddenAngel
March 22nd, 2012, 5:40am
As someone who's very flexible when it comes to genres of manga, I have to say this is truly a great piece. Instead of an artist who wants to make stories, we have a master storyteller with artistic skills. Although they're all fantastic short stories, I did find the first story to be a bit hard to relate to. (perhaps that's the benefit of not understanding the will of wanting to kill one's self). All the other stories don't fail in portraying real(though exaggerated for dramatic effect) events, as well as how it affects the people close to whoever such problems are occurring to.

In response to previous comments about the reality of onlookers not doing anything, you have to understand Japanese culture is greatly different from American or European culture. We are capable of speaking up and creating a voice for ourselves if we feel like helping another, but for a conservative society like Japan that rarely happens. Being quiet and not standing out is something they value, and it may be hard for some Americans to understand, but don't think it's ridiculous for them to not speak up. Cultural differences aren't exaggerated when we read this manga, as this is how the Japanese society works. Acknowledging this, Confidential Confessions is in fact more of a collection of stories which empower teenagers (even outside of Japan) to take free will upon themselves and speak up against unfair treatment rather than stories which go in depth about how "bad" our society really is.

If you have the time of day, do read it. If not, spare some time to do so. These collections of stories will touch any reader, even one who doesn't currently go to high school.
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Probably one of the best slice of life manga out there.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LittleKittyGroans
May 18th, 2011, 6:15am
It really has a nice balance of not to depressing, light hearted parts of real life, and horrible (I mean with the things happening in the protagonists lives) extremely well done. I also thought it cut to down to the raw essentials. All in all, very educationalů And yet still interesting. Recommended to all who want to learn more about Japanese culture and/or read about the psychology of moral dilemmas in the mind, and what actions take place. This deserves a lot more credit.

... Last updated on May 18th, 2011, 6:17am
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Chapter "Tears" is.....   
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by suzumisama
January 28th, 2011, 2:22am
Chapt. Tears is really stupid, those girls are dumb not standing up for themselves, Japan have a lot of prostitutions and all those things..... Its totally a disgrace for women.!!!!!
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eye opening...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by otakuness
June 8th, 2010, 3:57am
actually what made this so compelling is that its filled with stuff that i dont know about and wouldnt have known about if i havent read this... well because im not suicidal, into prostitution or drugs... i dont know about other people...

anyways it was also written in a way that is easy to understand and that people can really relate... especially teenagers.. like me!! anxiety about the future, fitting in.. wow man... i really wanna read more!! i have only read up to vol 3... thats what in animeA and mangafox and i think that if im not asking this in a thred then its ok to ask... so guys where can i read more of this? smile pm me and the moderators wouldnt know...

anyways the story is good the art is very ordinary but i think it fits...
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Shocking and recommandable   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by stillarium
November 30th, 2008, 8:40pm
When I read the first volume of CC, I had the urge to show it to everyone, because I was so moved by it. I like mangas like CC or Tokyo Babylon that actually tell us about some real life problems (drugs, prostitution, mobbing...). I've read every volume and of course I liked some topics more than others... but overall, I think Confidential Confessions is one of those manga even (or especially) newcomers would like.
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A Great Series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kawaiiairbender
November 25th, 2007, 11:14am
I highly recommend this series, unless you do not want to see certain issues (sexual assualt, bullying ect.) Takes a look at what things that people don't like talking about. But really good if you like Vitamin, Deep Love, Life I'd check these out.

Tagline is great; Real life doesn't always have a happy ending and that is evident in these stories. :3
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;-; It's really good.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by bjorie
October 9th, 2007, 3:05pm
I've only read #1,2, and 5, I believe but I still love this manga. It's funny, but incredibly depressing at times, and shows lots of sides to issues. It showed the pros and cons to drug use, which I thought was interesting since that isn't done too often. It's probably not many people's taste, since its not traditional, more like a lifetime movie. Maybe my explaination sucks, but I still like em. >o<
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...   
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by deathbypenguin
February 17th, 2007, 2:13pm
If you like the Deep Love series than you'll probably like this. It's not as depressing and sad, but it's certainly an eyeopener. (note: I've only read the first volume)

Edit: I noticed someone switched the covers and descriptions of Confidential Confessions and Confidential Confessions Deai. So, I switched them back. This is definitely how they go. I only know because I own the first volume of this series.

... Last updated on September 8th, 2007, 11:14pm
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