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Edo Karuta  
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A collection of historic short stories, each associated with a karuta card. The stories revolve around the red-light district of Yoshiwara, in Edo.

1) Kimori
Okuma is a good-natured, sweet girl, but she is unable to find a husband due to her weight. One day, a samurai defends her from being publicly mocked. Is this samurai her chance to find happiness?

2) Kanrobai
After her father ritually commits suicide, Asagi finds herself in much reduced circumstances. Some of the girls who work with Asagi bully her, and the high-class airs she puts on don't help the situation. All she wants is a way to get back to the lifestyle to which she was accustomed, but all she has is mistreatment and the company of a strange man trapped under a barrel...

3) Maigoishi
Tama is a lost child, and she's taken in temporarily by a family who already has a son, Shirou. Tama can't wait to find her beloved father again. However, finding the place where she belongs may not be so simple for little Tama.

4) Akaishinyo
Seiichi is the only one left to protect his princess, Miya. He wants what's best for her, regardless of their feelings for one another. But can he really tell what that might be?


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Associated Names
Edo Card Game
Edo Carta Tales of Love From Edo Era

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1 by Evil Flowers over 5 years ago
v.1 c.4+Extra by Evil Flowers over 5 years ago
v.1 c.3 by Evil Flowers over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (91 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.85 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 14th 2015, 8:05am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Friend (Kodansha)

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Weekly Pos #764 increased(+61)
Monthly Pos #1246 increased(+598)
3 Month Pos #2558 increased(+703)
6 Month Pos #3867 increased(+701)
Year Pos #5566 increased(+707)

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On 76 reading lists
On 100 wish lists
On 371 completed lists
On 3 unfinished lists
On 120 custom lists

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Now I Feel Like Mochi?   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by jojalee
January 25th, 2017, 11:23pm
I'm a sucker for historical fiction no matter how cheesy or cliche. This one is pretty sweet though and pure. It gets 0 complaints from me. My favourite was definitely the second one.
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Very Enjoyable.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by P_O_C_K_Y
May 29th, 2013, 11:54am
I don't make a habit out of reviewing one shots because there are just so many and it's too troublesome to review all of them, but I felt like I had to say something about this one in particular. I read it a long time ago and the stories (especially the first one) really stuck with me and it drove me to madness because I could NOT remember the name of the manga.

Well, alas, I found it again and remembered just how much I loved these stories. I have a soft spot for historical mangas and these were just fantastic and beautifully executed. The art is lovely, the stories are quite original, and I was left completely satisfied. I LOVE the characters and if I had to complain about something i just wish there was more.

Brilliant manga from an amazing mangaka. Give it a try, it's top:]
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Edo Karuta   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by distraughthallelujah
May 8th, 2013, 7:43am
I just love the Edo historical manga, and this was one of my favorites. Yoshiwara and the red light district has for some reason just amassed a beautiful collection of stories. I was so happy to have found this, since I thought I needed more from that time period. To see the traditional utensils, instruments, housing, clothing, oiran, all of Japan back then is just incredible. And it is happily short, which means that I can read it as many times as I want even with limited time. ^_^
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Touching Story   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by athinyuni89
January 3rd, 2013, 1:19am
All the story somehow able to give you message about value and appreciation. I love story 3 much.teaching you value of family is not only about blood ties but how you appreciate person you see as family.
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Try it out!   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by polarpotterbear
December 5th, 2012, 11:15am
If you like oneshots and historical mangas, you should really try this one out. Sure they can be a bit cliche, but the historical aspect gives it a new flavor. My favorite story was the 3rd one - it definitely got to me smile
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