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Bathroom Guuwa  
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From Shoujo Manga Maniac:

Four dream-like short stories.
Mari Okazaki can alter appearances like fun house mirrors at an amusement park. The short stories blossom to reveal a medley of surreal characters.
The virtuoso stroke is like the thread that weave an exquisite lace of memories, tenderly reconstructing the ghost of a man...
A woman tries to hold on to her lover in an unexpected way...
Pierrot takes a hostage...
A young couple meet a strange woman who seems to know them...


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Associated Names
رمز الحمام
Bathroom Allegory
Vague à l'âme (French)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4 by Shoujo Manga Maniac over 11 years ago
v.1 c.3 by Shoujo Manga Maniac over 11 years ago
v.1 c.2 by Shoujo Manga Maniac over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 6.8 / 10.0 (89 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 8th 2016, 12:32pm PST



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Original Publisher
Asuka-Shinsha (2000)
Shueisha (1994)

Serialized In (magazine)
Bouquet (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

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Weekly Pos #841 increased(+136)
Monthly Pos #1509 increased(+683)
3 Month Pos #2988 increased(+485)
6 Month Pos #4209 increased(+899)

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On 54 reading lists
On 153 wish lists
On 292 completed lists
On 19 unfinished lists
On 124 custom lists

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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by deathbypenguin
April 7th, 2007, 4:39pm
I decided to read this manga, because the weird name intrigued me. (Bathroom...Guuwa...? lol) Despite the funny title these are serious stories. I personally thought it was wonderful. A true work of art. It feels like delving into past memories. (This mangaka's creativity is impressive.)
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Interesting premise   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by bakerygirl
March 31st, 2014, 5:39am
I will admit it. I start reading manga without looking at the summaries. Most manga fail to surprise me despite that. Bathroom Guuwa succeeded in surprising me with flying colours though. The premise is intriguing because you'd expect 4 women who used to love the same guy before to indulge in some extensive cat fighting. You wish! These women are so mature and accepting that they help each other get over him.

The second story was the complete opposite of the first one, and described a woman who was unable to let go of her ex boyfriend. I confess that this story did not make much sense to me.
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The meaning behind the fishes coming out of taps was completely lost on me. I was also left wondering how the ex could have tolerated such house arrest with exceeding sympathy and did not try to escape. God knows I would have tried my best to escape from that psycho woman.

Okazaki Mari has an ample amount of creativity. She is slowly becoming one of my favourite josei writers biggrin
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Yes, Wow   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by Twilight_Moon
March 27th, 2008, 6:20pm
Four beautiful stories about completely unrelated events. The mangaka, I just don't know how she got these ideas. These stories express such ideas such as love, to remember, etc. The storytelling is absolutely top-notch. Given its length it was a good read.
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goddamn beautiful   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by whitespade
August 23rd, 2014, 3:10pm
the stories have other worldly feelings to them. well, the first and the third stories do dealt with otherworldly beings, but the 2nd and 4th stories dealt with mental illnesses that felt out of ordinary too. this is mostly because of the expert way the mangaka use imagery to show the various turmoil of the characters. their expressions are shown clearly and we felt what they felt. the placement of dialogues can be a bit confusing as sometimes so much dialogue at various levels are on a same page, but somehow the disordered placement contribute to the feelings of disturbance. the art is very beautiful and the stroke is very light, adding ephemeral quality to the story.

a great manga for a moment of tragic beauty.
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