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Post #285093
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3:30 am, May 6 2009
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I've always loved the geisha/maiko culture. Are there any manga I should check out that have this as a central theme?

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Post #285100
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3:37 am, May 6 2009
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haven't read this, but these seem like some (did a search for "geisha"...)

The Mysterious Stories of Ghost Moon Tower
Ryuu - Ron
Mademoiselle Butterfly

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Post #285102
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3:40 am, May 6 2009
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I've read Mademoiselle Butterfly. Er, it sorta fits.
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She leaves that life before she gets into it, honestly.

It's still a good read, though.

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6:25 am, May 6 2009
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I haven't read the manga but seen the movie adaptation,
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but I think it's not really a geisha/maiko manga but they're more like courtesans or high-profile prostitutes.


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Madame Red

7:19 am, May 6 2009
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Gengetsurou Kitan = male geisha

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