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Naisho no Tsubomi  
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Description
Vol. 01 tells the story of Tsubomi Tachibana, a fifth grader dealing with issues such as her mother's pregnancy, her first period, and the strange feelings she has started to get when she has been around boys.

Vol. 02 tells the story of Tsubomi Kusakabe, a fifth grader, who encounters an alien wanting to do research of earth. It turns out he has picked Tsubomi to be his research subject.

Note: Won the Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga in 2009.

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
ないしょのつぼみ
Bí mật của Tsubomi
Les secrets de Léa (French)
Secret Tsubomi
Tsubomi's Secrets

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.18 by Morally Bankrupt Translations (1989d ago)
v.2 c.17 by Akatsuki Manga (3159d ago)
v.2 c.16 by Akatsuki-Manga (3203d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1.
Ends at Vol 1, Chap 13.

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (47 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.27 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 31st 2015, 10:59pm PST


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Year
2004

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ciao (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1141 increased(+127)
Monthly Pos #1979 increased(+505)
3 Month Pos #3700 increased(+163)
6 Month Pos #4584 increased(+571)

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On 215 reading lists
On 202 wish lists
On 28 completed lists
On 33 unfinished lists
On 69 custom lists

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So japan wrote a manga about child sexuality that isn´t shit?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
March 23rd, 2015, 9:59am
I have been on this road before. A manga about sexuality come out and i decide to give it a shot despite myself and then it turns out to be a mind killer. But not here for onece as not only is this an award-winning work, it is also targeted at the right demographic. Yes this may be for young girls and it shows a bit whith all the supernatural elements so that aspect didn´t quite work to my adult sensibilities but i am more than content with what i got.
All 8 volumes tell somewhat distinct stories and i would have preferred a few less but longer tales but repetition didn´t set in. The art is cute and all the child nudity doesn´t come of as creepy or moe which needs to be highlighter as this could have backfired spectacularly. The series deserves way more than a short OVA series and Naisho no Tsubomi - Mebae is basically another volume. The whole thing can (and should) be recommended to anyone above 10, a new scanlations is deeply needed and it´s also a bit sad that highly respectable gentlemen apparently read it too which is surprising as the manga addressed and vilified predatory adults multiple times.
A good managa with an elementary school girl as a lead is Kodomo no Omocha (8/10) and Crimsons - Akai Koukaishatachi (8,5/10) was surprisingly educational for a story about a school of salmon (and it even has sex!).

... Last updated on May 15th, 2015, 7:21am
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Good read.   
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by aoi_tenshi
April 15th, 2008, 2:24pm
Well, I thought this manga was quite funny, I enjoyed it, yeahh okay they probably are a little too young to be talking about things like that, but still, it's all part of growing up if you ask me. I like Naisho no Tsubomi as it also has realistic twists to it, instead of having a plot thats impossible in reality.
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Greatest sex-ed manga ever.   
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by Ladholyman
December 17th, 2005, 8:10pm
From now on I have to admit that little girls in manga kicks major ass. Some homosexual tendencies thrown in for good measure too. Sex education, anyone?
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