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Oiran Girl  
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The era is Edo (1603-1868). Tsubaki is a merchant's daughter who is sold to the red lights district after losing her family in a fire. Driven by desire to triumph over her first love, a servant, she aims to become the top courtesan! She polishes her beauty and artistic talents every day, but for some reason, her senior courtesan and current number one oiran Takao has an eye on her?!

In volume 4 is included the oneshot Ginrou no Sakura.


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Associated Names
Courtesan Girl
Ginrou no Sakura

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.19-23 + Extra (end) by Aerandria Scans (80d ago)
v.4 c.15-18 + Extras by Aerandria Scans (205d ago)
v.3 c.10-14 + Extra by Aerandria Scans (775d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (147 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 10th 2015, 7:13pm PST



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LaLa (Hakusensha)

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Weekly Pos #872 increased(+301)
Monthly Pos #1922 decreased(-6)
3 Month Pos #2114 decreased(-1019)
6 Month Pos #1454 decreased(-283)

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On 828 reading lists
On 477 wish lists
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So, are they both Oirans? 1512 days, 10 hours, 17 minutes ago

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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by rosalie.
November 9th, 2011, 8:11am
I'm seriously going to stop reading this manga if they are still going to cover the pages totally with the mark they have (well, I haven't been able to read it anyway because of the marks which is really ridiculous), unless they minimize the mark or someone else take it and do a little better job
I hope I won't have to stop reading it so PLEASE, do something about it
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Utterly ruined by watermarks   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by SteReo_R
November 9th, 2011, 6:50am
I understand that Doko Demo Doa doesn't want their series to be uploaded to some other websites etc etc, but they could just at least make their water mark to be translucent/semi transparent instead of totally opaque and stamp it a over the character faces. Turning so many people off just because of the lousy watermark. Totally ridiculous. And sometimes the watermarks even got so bad until the quotes were totally blocked off, making the readers unable to read. They should just at least minimum, minimize the size of the watermark instead of making it so big. Totally have no idea what their group is doing.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TheAlmighty
October 31st, 2011, 7:50pm's an amazing series and I don't want to sound ungrateful, because I know scanslations take time and effort. but i don't understand the point of scanslating anything if the group decides to cover half a page of the manga for every single page. It's enough to stop anyone from reading it.

Edit: ...They are still doing the same thing. I think it's really time to drop it. It's such a shame because they translate a lot of other good manga too. I would rather them not do any scanslations at all.

... Last updated on January 25th, 2013, 6:58am
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Beautiful but ruined   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Parisa
September 28th, 2011, 6:16am
It is a very beautifully drawn manga with a funny,engaging story. I actually like the main character unlike many shoujo's and the power and influence of an oiran in Edo period shouldn't be ignored by readers making them think they were common prostitutes .BUT Doko Demo Doa Manga Scanlations ruined it with their watermarks. They've put their huge marks right on the face of the bishies,I'm actually wondering why they bother to translate it if they want to ruin it ( it's a good thing they aren't the mangaka or rightful owner and they are borrowing the whole thing themselves)
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If I could actually READ it...   
Rating: N/A
by ZL11
September 27th, 2011, 2:40am
I enjoyed the chapters done by the previous scanlators, but I seriously can't get past the HUGE FRIGGIN' "WATERMARKS" from the current scanlator. They seriously get in the way of my good time. I can't see the characters' expressions, I can't enjoy what I'm reading. I'm going to have to drop this and just find it in raw, because this is RIDICULOUS.
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Rating: N/A
by japangirl401
August 27th, 2011, 4:49pm
It's absolutely amazing! Sure it's not totally original! But who really cares? As long as the story draws you in and tells it in a different perspective, then go for it! The characters are so adorable and the main girl utterly cracks me up, she's very unusual for a shoujo heroine! ;D
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crossdressing again.....   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by nailq
July 18th, 2011, 7:44pm
My rate: Art: 8 Story:5 Character:2
----> total :5
The concept of this manga is to introduce courtesan as part of the culture in Edo period--->nothing against it.But the whole thing just gradually moves toward the wrong way as the story goes on.If Tsubaki and Shin keep up with their game,what the hell will they archive in the end? The more i keep reading,the more hatred builds up....
Don't know about the other,but I'm so feed up with the crossdressing drag,there are just too many manga about it....
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They are not prostitutes...   
Rating: N/A
by zombiefetishlove
January 4th, 2011, 7:34pm
But you HAVE to understand that Oiran were not just whores.They are not whores they were entertainers. That means they studied art, music, etc to entertain the clients who could pay(wealthy men) along with sexual services. Oiran were educated women back then and probably being an Oiran was the only way to go if you wanted to influence politics back then. So they are more like 'friends with benefits', and also just read geminigirl's review.

also, it's obvious that they did not have to perform sexual services at all because of
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Shin/Takao who is actually a MAN and obviously could not have fooled anyone in nakedness

I hope i cleared that up for you. This series is just too good for a shoujo, the girl is not stupid and her love interest is not your typical prince charming. They fight a lot smile . So far this is amazing for a shoujo and i recommend it.

... Last updated on January 4th, 2011, 7:39pm
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by geminigrl016
November 27th, 2010, 6:37pm
Name-Undecided's got it spot on but that's only the perspective from someone of our time. Since the time period is Edo, people don't view things the same way that we do. The oiran were also entertainers so they needed skills and they also contributed to Japan's culture. -shrug- Nothing we can do to change the past.
Hibiki's art is extremely pretty as always so I'll probably check back on it when I'm bored. The plot is cliché and a bit idiotic but eye candy's always nice.
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What the...   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Name-Undecided
November 25th, 2010, 12:34pm
Something's wrong with this Tsubaki girl's brain. Does she really know what being a courtesan is all about? Sure it was "glamorous" but when all's said and done, you're just a glorified WHORE. So her mission in life is to become a prostitute. Her best revenge on those who abandoned her is to sell her body? Oh yeah, that'll really show Shin. Smart girl.

And then of course, it turns out that Shin...well, mustn't spoil. Basically Tsubaki is completely wasting her time and there's no need for me to read any more of this manga. The End.
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