Name: Oiran Girl
Manga-ka: Hibiki, Wataru
Volumes: 5 (Complete)
Scanlations: V.05 Ch.23 (Complete)
Scanlator: Doko Demo Doa Manga Scanlations
Genre: Drama/Historical/Gender Bender/Comedy
Age Group: Teen
Summary: 8 years ago, Tsubaki, a daughter of a successful businessman, was reluctantly given to the Yoshiwara (red light) district of Tokyo after a tragic fire burned down the entire family’s wealth and belongings. Shin, a childhood friend of Tsubaki’s, coldly turned his back on her now that she was poor. Furious, Tsubaki, threw herself into becoming a top oiran girl to beguile him with her looks and then reject him one day! But plans are never as easy as they seem. For one, the beautiful and cold-hearted Takao oiran stands in her way…
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: Graphics are pretty, sharp and modern. Very nice.
This story is so much fun. There are some flaws that I just can’t seem to put my finger on, but it is really awesome otherwise. I think it’s the logistics of the story that get me. After reading Sakuran I have a different view of Oiran, but whatever. Still cute nonetheless. And the twist!? Totally didn’t see that coming. Seriously. Maybe I’m an idiot.
Love this. Read it. It’s a little oatmeal but it has a lot of uniqueness to make up for that.
Final Rating: 3/5