Name: Tokyo no Casanova
Manga-ka: Kuramochi, Fusako

Volumes: 2 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.10 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Monochrome Dreams and JShoujo Scans
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary: Tamiko lives with her two brothers, her mom, and her grandmom. It’s your typical family, or so she thought. But one day, she finds out Akira, her older brother, is not her brother at all, but the illegitimate child of the famous actress Hanyuu Kaori. To make things even more confusing, Akira’s feelings towards her isn’t the kind towards a sibling, and with his persistence, she finds herself falling in love with him as well. The plot becomes even more complicated when Yukari, Tamiko’s friend from school falls for Akira. Yukari though, has a connection with Akira that shocks everyone, including herself…

-From Mangaupdates

Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

Opinion: Graphics… are old. This was done in 1983. OLD MAN. So I’m very gentle with the rating for the graphics… they aren’t that bad for older graphics. The girls look dumb but man the guy… a real casanova! I also love how all the clothes are older looking… but that was “in style” back then. :P

This series is really interesting. It’s like a shiny rock… you’ve seen a million before… and it doesn’t seem to have anything awesome about it but you love it anyways. It has quite a few cliches and you totally know the secret from the beginning. But, knowing doesn’t compare to seeing the build up. This is definitely a case where slow and steady wins the race. Once you hit thats 7th chapter its like BAM! Nothing like manga now a days.

It’s fairly long for two volumes. Massive chapters. If you don’t mind the older drawing style, I’d say read it. I’m sure you’ve made bigger risks in your life.

Final Rating: 3/5

Extra: None

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4 Comments

  1. Hi,

    I just stumbled upon your site by accident. I’m the translator who worked on “Tokyo no Cassanova.” Thank you for writing a review on it! I had originally translated it ~2-3 years before it was actually scanlated, but had such a hard time convincing a group to pick it up because of the older art.

    I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed it— Kuramochi Fusako (the mangaka for this title) was pretty much the one to beat in the 80’s. She was untouchable & many of the mangakas who cropped up in the late 80’s and early 90’s were heavily influenced by her (Ikuemi Ryou, a popular mangaka, actually got her pen name from two characters that were in one of Kuramochi’s series!). Because of this, it really saddened me that no one seems to know of her now and it made me work that much harder to see it scanlated.

    Thanks again!

  2. I absolutely love this manga. It has a great storyline , wish that there is more of it. Would you by any chance know if she drew any extra chapters?

  3. Kitteh

    Sorry Jaz, I have no idea!
    My main source of basic information like how long the series is relies on MangaUpdates.
    Sorry about that!

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