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Tokyo Crazy Paradise  
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Description
It's the year 2020 AD, and Tokyo II is a city infested with crime. Women can no longer go out in the streets alone without being victimized. Not wanting their daughter to suffer the same fate, Tsukasa Kozuki's cop parents raise her as a boy. When they are suddenly killed by one of the yakuza's in-fights, Tsukasa is left orphaned on the streets along with her three brothers.

With no other options, she goes to the only person she can think of for help: pokerface Ryuji Shirogami, her classmate of 8 years and also the head leader of the powerful yakuza group, Kuryugumi. Ryuji, whose father was also a victim of the same yakuza fight, agrees to take her on as his personal bodyguard. As they set out to find their enemy, Ryuji slaps an increasing amount of debt onto Tsukasa, using all manner of ploys to keep the reluctant Tsukasa by his side.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
جنة طوكيو المجنونة
طوكيو الجنة المجنونة
东京天使保镖
東京クレイジーパラダイス
Syurga Gila Tokyo
Thiên Đường Tokyo

Groups Scanlating
AYR Kingdom
Hawks
Impossibility
Lampshade Scans
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Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.76 by Lampshade Scans (1757d ago)
v.13 c.75 by Lampshade Scans (1795d ago)
v.13 c.74 by Lampshade Scans (1817d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
10 Volumes (Aizouban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews

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3 topics, 25 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1661 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.76 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 28th 2015, 4:52pm PST


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Year
1996

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #334 increased(+3)
Monthly Pos #321 decreased(-63)
3 Month Pos #279 decreased(-29)
6 Month Pos #257 decreased(-40)

List Stats
On 966 reading lists
On 1362 wish lists
On 3930 completed lists
On 199 unfinished lists
On 523 custom lists

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Forum Posts
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Favorite Scenes in TCP 1932 days, 23 hours, 13 minutes ago
If there any romance? 2127 days, 14 hours, 59 minutes ago

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TEN!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Takahashi4me
February 27th, 2009, 12:13am
I can't believe it's over! O.O I was so surprised... Anyway, I wholly and completely LOVED this manga! There's action, romance, drama and SO MUCH emotion! Every character is unique and so REAL you can't help but feel like there's really somebody like them out there somewhere. I love this manga, it's really one of my very few favorites!!
About the whole Yakuza concept, I liked how Nakamura Yoshiki prortrayed them. They're Yakuza and merciless to their enemies...but not to everyday people 'Katagi' and DON'T do drugs. I especially liked that scene with the Yakuza and Police trying to do a trade-off and both their followers didn't trust the others sub-ordinates. They're not those goody goody Yakuza types you usally find but they're not the spawn-of-satan types either. They're nicely in-between.
And loved Ryuji. Especially Ryuji. And Tsukasa. WHO didn't love Tsukasaconfused! I even liked Asago near the end cuz even though I was screaming 'DIE! YOU *****' at the comp screen through most of the series, at the end, I think she developed into a bearable person because of a certian cop. ^_^ And of course Kamojima ;_; OH KAMOJIMA!!
And, about the ending, I personally loved it. Who needs an ending kiss and a wedding scene? That's so...shoujo wink I finished this story being completely and utterly content that those two would stay together for life.
It's just 'Tsukasa and Ryuji' and I don't need anymore than that.
^_^
Totally Recommended.
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how does tsukasa magically know how to fight better than everyone/   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by kittenz73
February 25th, 2009, 3:59pm
this is becomeing completely annoying. this manga.... i dont kno im really trying to see what everyone else sees but i dont. i jsut dont. tsukasa gets on my nerves. the whole unbelievability of it just really really gets on my nervers. i dont see the likability in any of the charachters. i jus finished the 10th volume and i tihnk its time to stop. ive had enough

... Last updated on September 12th, 2009, 7:30pm
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not bad.......   
Rating: N/A
by mystichead
February 16th, 2009, 4:54pm
the things that are the good points are majorly the comedy and some action........ anyway because theyare hight class it distracted away from the arts and certain plot patterns.........otherwise good read
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Lots of substance   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by atomdreamer
February 14th, 2009, 1:51pm
This manga really got me into shojo, although in fact it's hardly a typical example of the genre, as other reviewers have mentioned. It's just...addicting. Breathtaking. Riveting. It has a fair amount of violence, but none is gratuitous - it all fits with the plot.

I actually really liked the art - it was very unusual to me, and kind of floaty and pretty. Also, I much prefer Tokyo Crazy Paradise to Skip Beat, even if I like that one too. The emotions just run so much deeper in TCP, and the characters are better as well, although they are a bit similar. I kind of wonder why everybody makes such a big deal of Skip Beat, which is a good manga, whereas a lot of people haven't even heard of TCP, which in my opinion is a great manga.

I believe I mentioned emotions already, but I should elaborate on that. This manga will tear your heart out, then put it back carefully so that it can be torn out again later. And I say that in a good way. It has a really raw atmosphere at times that makes you able to feel the characters' pain, and there are a lot of sorrowful parts.

If you don't like violence, this is not for you. In fact, I was a bit surprised at the amount and intensity of violence, since it's shojo. But if you like humour, action, romance, a bit of meaningful tragedy, and real feeling in a manga, look no further than TCP.
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Hmmm....   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by IcedWolf
February 9th, 2009, 2:43am
It was really good all around. Tsukasa is a really love-able character and Ryuji is just, personally, a unique character that you don't find often. Although the ending sort of seemed to miss something its that fact that the mangaka is always looking into "growth in the future", so you always have that optimism for Ryuji and Tsukasa ^_^. So the age balances (they have plenty of time for future events) everything out. Something I would deffinitely read again. So if your hesitant about how some complain about the ending, I can tell you this, the Mangaka really made the right decision on what he did, otherwise that would be unlike Tsukasa and Ryuji, being that their only 14. Good read, useless comment, and jabbering XD.
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Feels like a prelude   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Ichi1
November 19th, 2008, 12:53pm
That's how I felt while reading the last chapter. I got a very bad aftertaste of unfinished business between the lead characters.
It feles that all of the 19 volumes are the prequel of an amazing love story in a world of battle, as if the two characters will do amazing things when they mature a little (specially Tsukasa who is kinda annoying in the all "I want to stay a boy even if I feel like a girl" thing she got), like I don't know unite the Yakuza of japan, etc...

Well I guess I just wanted to see more girly Tsukasa in the end.

Even so, I am glad to have read this manga, and that it was made before Skip Beat, the art of TCP in the begin is ugly as hell, except for the puppy eyes
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loved it! XD   
Rating: N/A
by shellie95121
November 15th, 2008, 8:13am
this manga is like SUPER UUPER DUPER great. but the sad/weird thing is that the characters are like around 15. So no smexy seen there. Just wished that they were abit older.
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My take...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by HellsbuTTerfly
October 27th, 2008, 4:22pm
Other poster's have commented on the lack of reality re:the yakuza,character's ages,and lack of action/fight scenes.

The yakuza do have principles (a return to morals-I guess) Ryuji conts. to uphold his father's policy of no drugs and I don't have a problem with this since at one time there were strict laws that gangs upheld.

Both Ryuji and Tsukasa act older then their age but depending on the location and time when you are born you too would seem older or younger.Since are current time has girls that are 13 and younger looking like they are 18 I think that R&T fit the violent time period they were born to.

Lastly, this manga starts with a fight scene and has various others continuously through out, that are very violent,bloody and engaging.

This manga is by the same mangaka as Skip Beat so expect sparkling or puppy dog expressions and characters that turn into animals (which I love) there is one scene with a dancing fish that still makes me LOL when I re-read this title.My rating:10/10

My only complaint is regarding the translation.I have not read the current releases that are up to vol.10 but the one at onemanga has pages that are missing dialogue completely or untranslated which is very frustrating to a reader.I REALLY want this to be licensed and an anime would also be great.

... Last updated on November 5th, 2008, 6:51pm
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License the damn thing already~!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ariakit
October 15th, 2008, 11:33pm
This is not the best manga I've read, but it is my favourite.

Tsukasa can grate on my nerves and the fact the Yakuza don't seem to actually do anything Yakuza like. Not to mention the main plot takes a few volumes to really kick in. Nevertheless, it's funny, sweet and emotional. It made me cry a couple of times. I love practically every character, even the ones I initially hated.

It's not for everyone, but if you like it, you won't be able to stop until you reach the end.
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disappointed   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by lilevilgal
October 13th, 2008, 5:38am
really really disappointed with the ending... cuz nothing happened between the lead characters she just remained as his body guard!! what was up with that?!?! T.T
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