List of Yotsuba&! chapters

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Manga cover showing a smiling young girl with green hair in four pigtails who holds several sunflowers pulled up by the roots; the title is displayed vertically at right, in yellow text inside a large green exclamation point
Cover of tankōbon volume 1, as released by ASCII Media Works in Japan on 27 August 2003.

Yotsuba&! is a manga written and drawn by Kiyohiko Azuma, and published in Japan by ASCII Media Works in the monthly magazine Dengeki Daioh. Eighty-two chapters have been published; 81 of these have been collected in twelve tankōbon volumes, with further chapters appearing in Dengeki Daioh to be collected in tankōbon format over time. The series was licensed in English by ADV Manga, with five volumes published;[1] volume six was scheduled to be published February 2008 but was delayed indefinitely.[2][3] Yen Press announced at New York Comic Con 2009 that they had acquired the North American license for the English release of the manga;[4] volume six was released in September 2009 along with new translations of the first five volumes,[5] with later volumes to follow. The series has been licensed in France by Kurokawa,[6] in Spain by Norma Editorial,[7] in Germany by Tokyopop Germany,[8] in Italy by Dynit,[9] in Finland by Punainen jättiläinen,[10] in Korea by Daiwon C.I.,[11] in Taiwan by Kadokawa Media,[12] in Vietnam by TVM Comics,[13] and in Thailand by NED Comics.[14]

Yotsuba&! follows the daily life of a young girl named Yotsuba Koiwai and her adoptive father,[15] with each chapter taking place on a specific, nearly sequential day of a common year starting on Wednesday. The year was initially believed to be 2003, coinciding with the date of the manga's serialization, but Azuma has stated that the manga always takes place in the present day.[16] This allows the appearance of products created after 2003, such as the Nintendo DS Mr. Ayase plays in chapter forty-two.

Official story dates through volume five are given by a small artbook, Yotsuba&! Illustrations and Materials, distributed in Japan with volume six and Yotsuba & Monochrome Animals;[17] dates from volume six on are established by evidence within the series, such as statements by characters, and by statements by Azuma. The collected volumes have seven chapters each, spanning about a week in series time. The first five volumes cover a summer vacation period.

List of volumes and chapters[edit]

Note: This list uses official English-translated titles through volume 14, unofficial Japanese translations thereafter.

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 27 August 2003[18]ISBN 978-4-8402-2466-66 June 2005 (ADV)
September 2009[5] (Yen)
ISBN 978-1-4139-0317-1 (ADV)
ISBN 978-0-316-07387-5 (Yen)
Chapter list:
  1. "Yotsuba & Moving" (よつばとひっこし, "Yotsuba to Hikkoshi")
  2. "Yotsuba & Manners" (よつばとあいさつ, "Yotsuba to Aisatsu", "Yotsuba & Greetings")
  3. "Yotsuba & Global Warming" (よつばと地球温暖化, "Yotsuba to Chikyū Ondanka")
  4. "Yotsuba & TV" (よつばとテレビ, "Yotsuba to Terebi")
  5. "Yotsuba & Shopping" (よつばとかいもの, "Yotsuba to Kaimono")
  6. "Yotsuba & Cicadas" (よつばとせみとり, "Yotsuba to Semitori", "Yotsuba & Cicada-Catching")
  7. "Yotsuba & Rain" (よつばとおおあめ, "Yotsuba to Ōame", "Yotsuba & Rainstorms")
Story date:[17]
  1. 19 July
  2. 20 July (morning)
  3. 20 July (afternoon)
  4. 21 July
  5. 22 July
  6. 24 July
  7. 25 July
On the last day of the spring semester, Yotsuba and her father Koiwai move into their new house and meet the neighboring Ayase girls, Asagi, Fuka, and Ena. As the Koiwais settle in, they encounter problems, including a broken bathroom lock and Yotsuba needing to learn about polite greetings, air conditioners, and the proper uses of doorbells. Fuka offers the Koiwais her family's old television, and when Koiwai's friend Jumbo helps carry it, the Ayases are impressed by his height. For other household goods, Koiwai takes Yotsuba shopping at a department store for the first time. Jumbo takes Yotsuba and Ena cicada-catching, and they return to show off their catch to Mrs. Ayase. The next day, after Fuka helps Yotsuba bring in the Koiwais' forgotten laundry, Yotsuba plays in the rain.
2 27 April 2004[19]ISBN 978-4-8402-2674-51 August 2005 (ADV)
September 2009[5] (Yen)
ISBN 978-1-4139-0318-8 (ADV)
ISBN 978-0-316-07389-9 (Yen)
Chapter list:
  1. "Yotsuba & Drawing" (よつばとおえかき, "Yotsuba to Oekaki")
  2. "Yotsuba & Revenge" (よつばと復讐, "Yotsuba to Fukushū")
  3. "Yotsuba & Cake" (よつばとケーキ, "Yotsuba to Kēki")
  4. "Yotsuba & "No Bother"" (よつばとどんまい, "Yotsuba to Donmai", "Yotsuba & 'Don't Mind'")
  5. "Yotsuba & Pools" (よつばとプール, "Yotsuba to Pūru")
  6. "Yotsuba & the Frog" (よつばとかえる, "Yotsuba to Kaeru")
  7. "Asagi & Souvenirs" (あさぎのおみやげ, "Asagi no Omiyage", "Asagi's Omiyage")
Story date:[17]
  1. 27 July
  2. 30 July
  3. 31 July
  4. 4 August
  5. 7 August
  6. 8 August
  7. 9 August
Yotsuba tags along when Ena and her friend Miura go drawing in the park. After watching a gangster movie, Yotsuba takes revenge on the Ayases with her water pistol. The next day, Mrs. Ayase sends Ena, Miura, and Yotsuba to buy cake from a bakery. After working all night on a deadline, Koiwai falls asleep, leaving Yotsuba to watch the house on her own. In a failed attempt to get closer to Asagi, Jumbo takes Yotsuba, Fuka, and Ena swimming at the pool. When Yotsuba catches a bullfrog, Ena adores it but Miura is frightened of it. Asagi returns from an Okinawa vacation with souvenirs for her family—and leftover sata andagi for Yotsuba.
3 27 November 2004[20]ISBN 978-4-8402-2895-43 October 2005 (ADV)
September 2009[5] (Yen)
ISBN 978-1-4139-0329-4 (ADV)
ISBN 978-0-316-07390-5 (Yen)
Chapter list:
  1. "Yotsuba & Souvenirs" (よつばとおみやげ, "Yotsuba to Omiyage")
  2. "Yotsuba & Asagi" (よつばとあさぎ, "Yotsuba to Asagi")
  3. "Yotsuba & Flowers" (よつばとフラワー, "Yotsuba to Furawā")
  4. "Yotsuba & The Bon Festival" (よつばとお盆, "Yotsuba to Obon")
  5. "Yotsuba & the Elephant" (よつばとぞう, "Yotsuba to Zō")
  6. "Yotsuba & the Fireworks Show?" (よつばと花火大会?, "Yotsuba to Hanabi Taikai?")
  7. Yotsuba & the Fireworks Show! (よつばと花火大会!, "Yotsuba to Hanabi Taikai!")
Story date:[17]
  1. 10 August (daytime)
  2. 10 August (evening)
  3. 11 August
  4. 12 August
  5. 14 August
  6. 16 August
  7. 17 August
To thank Asagi, Yotsuba travels to the playground for a souvenir for her and her friend Torako. In return, Asagi buys Yotsuba a package of fireworks. While helping Fuka shop at Jumbo's flower shop, Yotsuba buys all the leftover stock for ¥10. The next day, during Obon, Koiwai sends Yotsuba, dressed as the "Flower Cupid," to give away excess flowers. The next day, Koiwai takes Yotsuba on her first visit to a zoo to see an elephant. In another attempt to get close to Asagi, Jumbo takes Yotsuba, Ena, and Miura to a fireworks show, where Yotsuba learns that crowds can be scary and that display fireworks are more impressive than firecrackers.
4 27 August 2005[21]ISBN 978-4-8402-3163-327 June 2007 (ADV)
September 2009[5] (Yen)
ISBN 978-1-4139-0345-4 (ADV)
ISBN 978-0-316-07391-2 (Yen)
Chapter list:
  1. "Yotsuba & Challenges" (よつばと勝負, "Yotsuba to Shōbu")
  2. "Yotsuba & Fishing" (よつばと釣り, "Yotsuba to Tsuri")
  3. "Yotsuba & Dinner" (よつばとばんごはん, "Yotsuba to Bangohan")
Intermission. "Yotsuba & Four-Panel Manga" (休憩 よつばと4コマ, "Kyūkei - Yotsuba to Yon-Koma")
  1. "Yotsuba & the Bloom of Youth" (よつばとせいしゅん, "Yotsuba to Seishun", "Yotsuba & Adolescence")
  2. "Yotsuba & Newspapers" (よつばとしんぶん, "Yotsuba to Shinbun")
  3. "Yotsuba & Tsukutsukuboshi"[22] (よつばとつくつくぼうし, "Yotsuba to Tsukutsukubōshi")
Story date:[17]
  1. 18 August
  2. 19 August
  3. 20 August
Intermission. Several days
  1. 21 August
  2. 22 August
  3. 24 August
To give Miura a "summer vacation memory," Jumbo takes her, Yotsuba, and Ena fishing. Koiwai and Yotsuba go shopping for dinner, but he forgets his wallet and they must borrow money from Fuka. When Fuka sees the boy she likes with another girl, Yotsuba tries to understand, then console, her broken heart. After Ena takes Yotsuba to radio exercises for the first time, she invites Yotsuba over for breakfast, where Yotsuba decides to become a newspaperman. Her career ends, however, when The Yotsuba Times publishes the secret of Fuka's heartbreak to the rest of the family. After dreaming of being a tsukutsukubōshi, Yotsuba dresses up as one, only to learn that they are not summer-ending fairies but a type of cicada.[22]
5 28 April 2006[23]ISBN 978-4-8402-3441-231 October 2007 (ADV)
September 2009[5] (Yen)
ISBN 978-1-4139-0349-2 (ADV)
ISBN 978-0-316-07392-9 (Yen)
Chapter list:
  1. "Yotsuba & Cardbo" (よつばとダンボー, "Yotsuba to Danbō", "Yotsuba & Danbo"[24])
  2. "Yotsuba & Helping" (よつばとてつだい, "Yotsuba to Tetsudai")
  3. "Yotsuba & Yanda" (よつばとやんだ, "Yotsuba to Yanda")
  4. "Yotsuba & Stars" (よつばとほし, "Yotsuba to Hoshi")
  5. "Yotsuba & Rain" (よつばとあめ, "Yotsuba to Ame")
  6. "Yotsuba & Sunny Skies" (よつばとはれ, "Yotsuba to Hare", "Yotsuba & clear weather")
  7. "Yotsuba & the Beach" (よつばとうみ, "Yotsuba to Umi", "Yotsuba & the sea")
Story date:[17]
  1. 25 August
  2. 26 August
  3. 27 August
  4. 28 August
  5. 29 August
  6. 30 August (morning)
  7. 30 August (daytime)
When Ena and Miura make a robot costume out of cardboard boxes, Yotsuba believes it is a real robot, and Ena refuses to let Miura crush her dreams by telling her the truth. Yotsuba helps Mrs. Ayase with household chores and then meets Koiwai's kōhai, Yanda, whom she instantly dislikes. To help with Ena's homework, Jumbo takes her, Miura, Yotsuba, and Fuka stargazing. During rainy day errands, Yotsuba misinterprets Koiwai's excuse for not going to the ocean, "There'll be jellyfish!" as a promise to go see the jellyfish, and invites Ena and Fuka along. When she throws a tantrum, he gives in and the four spend the afternoon at the beach.
6 16 December 2006[25]ISBN 978-4-8402-3702-4September 2009[5]ISBN 978-0-316-07324-0
Chapter list:
  1. "Yotsuba & Recycling" (よつばとリサイクル, "Yotsuba to Risaikuru")
  2. "Yotsuba & Bicycles" (よつばとじてんしゃ, "Yotsuba to Jitensha")
  3. "Yotsuba & Pottering Around" (よつばとポタリング, "Yotsuba to Potaringu")
  4. "Yotsuba & Friday" (よつばときんようび, "Yotsuba to Kin'yōbi")
  5. "Yotsuba & Milk" (よつばとぎゅうにゅう, "Yotsuba to Gyūnyū")
  6. "Yotsuba & Delivering" (よつばとはいたつ, "Yotsuba to Haitatsu")
  7. "Yotsuba & the Bookshelf" (よつばとほんだな, "Yotsuba to Hondana")
Story date:
  1. 31 August[26]
  2. 1 September[27]
  3. 2 September[28]
  4. 5 September[29]
  5. 7 September[30]
  6. 8 September[31]
  7. 11 September[32]
On the last day of summer vacation, as Miura desperately finishes her homework, Yotsuba gives herself the assignment of constructing a utility shirt out of recycled materials. Koiwai takes Yotsuba shopping for a bicycle. After a few falls, she learns to ride it and uses it to accompany Asagi and Torako on an errand. Yotsuba tries out more careers, first as an office worker by writing memos, then as a milkman, delivering a bottle of milk to Fuka at her high school. For riding off without permission, Koiwai takes away her bicycle privileges, but after she helps him and Jumbo build some bookshelves, he restores them.
7 27 September 2007[33]ISBN 978-4-8402-4053-615 December 2009[5][34]ISBN 978-0-316-07325-7
Chapter list:
  1. "Yotsuba & Telephones" (よつばとでんわ, "Yotsuba to Denwa")
  2. "Yotsuba & Respect for the Aged Day" (よつばとけいろうのひ, "Yotsuba to Keirō no Hi")[35]
  3. "Yotsuba & Fever" (よつばとねつ, "Yotsuba to Netsu")[36]
  4. "Yotsuba & the Pâtissier" (よつばとぱちしえ, "Yotsuba to Pachishie")[37]
  5. "Yotsuba & Errands" (よつばとおつかい, "Yotsuba to Otsukai")
  6. "Yotsuba & Taking Off" (よつばとしゅっぱつ, "Yotsuba to Shuppatsu")[38]
  7. "Yotsuba & the Ranch" (よつばとぼくじょう, "Yotsuba to Bokujō")[39]
Story date:
  1. uncertain
  2. 15 September[40]
  3. 18 September[41]
  4. uncertain
  5. uncertain
  6. 25 September (morning)[42]
  7. 25 September (daytime)[43]
Ena and Miura show Yotsuba how to make a paper-cup telephone, which they string between Koiwai's office and Fuka's bedroom, and then take her on a bike ride to the playground of their elementary school. Because of Yotsuba's continuing interest in how milk is produced, Koiwai plans a trip to a farm, but this is put off when she gets a fever. Yotsuba helps Fuka and Fuka's classmate (Hiwatari, nicknamed Miss Stake) bake an elaborate cake as practice for their school cultural festival. When Koiwai wants instant ramen for lunch, Yotsuba insists on running the errand by herself for the first time. Koiwai, Jumbo, and Yanda take Yotsuba on her long-delayed farm visit, where she meets sheep and learns how to milk a cow.
8 27 August 2008[44]ISBN 978-4-04-867151-420 April 2010[5][45]ISBN 978-0-316-07327-1
Chapter list:
  1. "Yotsuba & Opposites" (よつばとあべこべ, "Yotsuba to Abekobe")
  2. "Yotsuba & the Restaurant" (よつばとれすとらん, "Yotsuba to Resutoran")
  3. "Yotsuba & the Cultural Festival" (よつばと文化祭, "Yotsuba to Bunkasai")
  4. "Yotsuba & the Typhoon" (よつばとたいふう, "Yotsuba to Taifū")
  5. "Yotsuba & Watching the House" (よつばとるすばん, "Yotsuba to Rusuban")
  6. "Yotsuba & the Festival" (よつばとおまつり, "Yotsuba to Omatsuri")[46]
  7. "Yotsuba & Acorns" (よつばとどんぐり, "Yotsuba to Donguri")
Story date:
  1. 26 September
  2. 27 September[47]
  3. 28 September[48]
  4. Weekday, date uncertain
  5. 2 October[49]
  6. 4 October[50]
  7. 6 October[51]
Still excited from her trip to the dairy farm, Yotsuba brings the Ayases a souvenir of butter toffees and is fascinated by Mrs. Ayase's mail-order catalog. The next day, Mrs. Ayase tells Koiwai about the cart-pulling festival the following week, while Yotsuba confuses him with her "opposites game." When he takes Yotsuba out for lunch, Yotsuba runs into Torako and manages to order for herself. Yotsuba and Koiwai attend the cultural festival at Fuka's high school, where Yotsuba is disappointed with the plain pound cake her class serves. Yotsuba is excited by her first typhoon, and insists on going next door in the torrential downpour. When Fuka warns her that she will fly away in the wind, Yotsuba goes back outside to test this. Jumbo babysits Yotsuba while Koiwai is out, and when Yanda shows up to eat his instant ramen, he helps Yotsuba defends the house from the "intruder". Yotsuba and Ena help pull a children's cart in the aforementioned festival, where Yotsuba is visibly impressed by the happi, the taiko drum, Jumbo's tengu costume, exposed butts, and the amount of candy she receives. Koiwai takes Yotsuba shopping for autumn clothes, but when they pass a park she insists on collecting as many acorns as she can.
9 27 November 2009[52]ISBN 978-4-04-868247-321 December 2010[5][53]ISBN 978-0-316-12679-3
Chapter list:
  1. "Yotsuba & Schedules" (よつばとよてい, "Yotsuba to Yotei")
  2. "Yotsuba & Juralumin" (よつばとジュラルミン, "Yotsuba to Jurarumin")
  3. "Yotsuba & Coffee" (よつばとコーヒー, "Yotsuba to Kōhī")
  4. "Yotsuba & Yakiniku" (よつばとやきにく, "Yotsuba to Yakiniku")[54]
  5. "Yotsuba & the Visitor" (よつばとらいきゃく, "Yotsuba to Raikyaku")
  6. "Yotsuba & Hot Air Balloons" (よつばとききゅう, "Yotsuba to Kikyū")
  7. "Yotsuba & the Sky" (よつばとそら, "Yotsuba to Sora")[55]
Story date:
  1. 7 October[56]
  2. 8 October[57]
  3. 9 October[58]
  4. 10 October[59]
  5. 11 or 12 October[60]
  6. the next day (morning)[61]
  7. the same day (afternoon)[62]
While Koiwai works, Yotsuba plans out a schedule for the day, but immediately falls behind and plays with her acorns instead. The next day, Dad takes Yotsuba shopping for a coffee maker at a mall, and while there buys Yotsuba her first teddy bear, which she names Juralumin. The next day, she shows Juralumin to the Ayases, who give Yotsuba Ena's old wagon to carry it in. To help Fuka study, Yotsuba brings her a mug of her father's coffee, but spills it on the table. One of Jumbo's customers invites him to her yakiniku shop's half-off night, and he brings Yanda and Koiwai along. When Yotsuba again drops the coffee she tries to bring to Fuka, the Ayase sisters visit her house. While there, they clean up and Asagi invites Yotsuba and Koiwai along to a hot air balloon festival the next day. The Koiwais, Asagi, Ena, and Torako get up before dawn to drive to the festival, where they watch the balloons inflate and take off on a race. After breakfast, they ride in a balloon, play with hand helicopters, and collect candy thrown by a paraglider.
10 27 November 2010[63]ISBN 978-4-04-870143-325 October 2011[5][64]ISBN 978-0-316-19033-6
Chapter list:
  1. "Yotsuba & Playtime" (よつばとあそぶ, "Yotsuba to Asobu")
  2. "Yotsuba & Pancakes" (よつばとホットケーキ, "Yotsuba to Hottokēki")
  3. "Yotsuba & Jumbo" (よつばとジャンボ, "Yotsuba to Janbo")
  4. "Yotsuba & the Electronics Store" (よつばとでんきや, "Yotsuba to Denkiya")
  5. "Yotsuba & Home Appliances" (よつばとかでん, "Yotsuba to Kaden")[65]
  6. "Yotsuba & Lies" (よつばとうそ, "Yotsuba to Uso")
  7. "Yotsuba & the Re-encounter" (よつばとさいかい, "Yotsuba to Saikai")[46]
Story date:
  1. 13 or 14 October[66]
  2. 15 October[67]
  3. later that day[68]
  4. 16 October[69]
  5. the same day[70]
  6. date uncertain
  7. date uncertain

While Koiwai works, Yotsuba plays house with her wooden blocks, then talks her father into a game of hide and seek and playing on the swings in the park. Inspired by a picture book, Yotsuba learns how to cook pancakes from her father, with assistance from Yanda. That evening, the Koiwais show Jumbo photographs from the hot air balloon festival. While her father finishes an assignment, Jumbo babysits Yotsuba and gives her a book about animals. The next day, Jumbo takes the Koiwais shopping for a digital camera. While the adults compare cameras, Yotsuba explores the electronics store with Fuka. When Yotsuba lies about breaking some dishes, Koiwai takes her to a guardian Niō statue at a Buddhist temple to scare the "lying bug" out of her. When Yotsuba and Ena visit Miura's apartment, Yotsuba is upset when she sees her empty cardboard robot costume. To reassure her that the robot is not dead, Miura puts the costume on and plays with her in the park.

11 26 November 2011[71]ISBN 978-4-04-886097-025 September 2012[72]ISBN 978-0-316-22539-7
Chapter list:
  1. "Yotsuba & Udon" (よつばとうどん, "Yotsuba to Udon")
  2. "Yotsuba & Pizza" (よつばとピザ, "Yotsuba to Piza")
  3. "Yotsuba & Soap Bubbles" (よつばとしゃぼんだま, "Yotsuba to Shabondama")
  4. "Yotsuba & Harvest of Chestnuts" (よつばとくりひろい, "Yotsuba to Kurihiroi")
  5. "Yotsuba & Cameras" (よつばとカメラ, "Yotsuba to Kamera")
  6. "Yotsuba & Friends" (よつばとともだち, "Yotsuba to Tomodachi")
  7. "Yotsuba & ..." (よつばと……, "Yotsuba to ......")
Story date:
  1. 20 October[73]
  2. date uncertain
  3. 23 October[74]
  4. 25 or 26 October[75]
  5. date uncertain
  6. date uncertain
  7. Weekday, date uncertain[76]

Yotsuba goes to an udon shop without her father's knowledge, and is allowed to watch udon being made. After getting a pizza menu in the mail, the Koiwais order a couple, though one turns out to be too much for Yotsuba to hold. After an announcement of an upcoming camping trip, Yanda arrives with various bubble-blowing devices, which they play inside, then outside, with. Yotsuba, Fuka, and Miss Stake (Fuka's classmate from chapter 45) go to a shrine to pick chestnuts, and Yotsuba learns about burr covers and bug infestations. Koiwai gives Yotsuba her own camera, which she uses to go around taking pictures of people. Yotsuba meets Miura at her apartment building, and they go to Ena's. On the way, a dog grabs her teddy bear and shakes it, making it smell like dog, so they wash it and dry it at the Ayases'. As a result, the bear's ability to speak is broken, so Asagi offers to repair it overnight. Yotsuba spends much of the intervening time sulking about Juralumin's absence until Yanda finally gets a reaction out of her. She goes to the Ayases', where she finds Juralumin repaired.

12 9 March 2013[77]ISBN 978-4-04-891352-219 November 2013[78]ISBN 978-0-316-32232-4
Chapter list:
  1. "Yotsuba & Torako" (よつばととらこ, "Yotsuba to Torako")
  2. "Yotsuba & Blue" (よつばとあおいろ, "Yotsuba to Aoiro")
  3. "Yotsuba & Helmet" (よつばとヘルメット, "Yotsuba to Herumetto")
  4. "Yotsuba & Halloween" (よつばとハロウィン, "Yotsuba to Harowin")
  5. "Yotsuba & Camping (1)" (よつばとキャンプ(前), "Yotsuba to Kyanpu (Mae)")
  6. "Yotsuba & Camping (2)" (よつばとキャンプ(後), "Yotsuba to Kyanpu (Go)")
Story date:
  1. Weekday, date uncertain[76]
  2. 30 October[79]
  3. 30 October[80][81]
  4. 31 October[82]
  5. 1 November[83]
  6. 1 November[83]
A short opening sequence shows Yotsuba drawing Danbo in chalk on the street before noticing migrating geese flying overhead. She welcomes Torako to the Ayase household where she shows off her photographs and learns to tie a bow. After arriving to the flower shop too late to help Jumbo paint a desk, Yotsuba finds a can of blue paint in the shoe rack at home and paints a kitchen table while her dad is working, staining her hands and leaving drips and blue footprints throughout the house. She futilely tries to clean up the mess and is confronted by her dad, who laughs instead of scolding her. Before Mr. Koiwai shows her how to use paint thinner, they go to the grocery to purchase ingredients for mapo tofu and a helmet from the bike shop. On Halloween, Fuuka and Miss Stake dress Yotsuba as a pumpkin, explaining how to ask for candy before also dressing in costume to go trick-or-treating together. Early the next morning, Miura's mom and Ena's parents see them off for a camping trip organized by Jumbo and Koiwai. Yotsuba is unpleasantly surprised to learn that Yanda has invited himself along, but ends up laughing at his jokes on the journey. At the campsite, the girls help pitch the tent, rest in a hammock, and cook curry for lunch. For dinner, they grill the meat given as a present by the parents and Yotsuba wakes early the next day, surprised by the sunrise simultaneous with the moonset.
13 27 November 2015[84]ISBN 978-4-04-865594-124 May 2016[85]ISBN 978-0-316-31921-8
Chapter list:
  1. "Yotsuba & Sticks and Stuff" (よつばとえだなど, "Yotsuba to Eda Nado")
  2. "Yotsuba & Sandbox" (よつばとすなば, "Yotsuba to Sunaba")
  3. "Yotsuba & Night" (よつばとよる, "Yotsuba to Yoru")
  4. "Yotsuba & Souvenirs" (よつばとおみやげ, "Yotsuba to Omiyage")
  5. "Yotsuba & Cleaning" (よつばとそうじ, "Yotsuba to Sōji")
  6. "Yotsuba & Grandma" (よつばとばーちゃん, "Yotsuba to Bā-chan")
  7. "Yotsuba & The Black Ghost" (よつばとくろいおばけ, "Yotsuba to Kuroi Obake")
  8. "Yotsuba & All Day Long" (よつばといちにち, "Yotsuba to Ichinichi")
Story date:
  1. date uncertain[86]
  2. date uncertain
  3. 4 November[87]
  4. 5 November[88]
  5. 6 November[89]
  6. 6 November[90]
  7. 7 November[91]
  8. 8 November[92]
Yotsuba heads over to the Ayase house early in the morning, where she shows off her souvenirs and demonstrates the sleeping bag for Asagi. Because her dad says he is too busy, Yotsuba bullies Fuuka into taking her to the park, where they meet her friend Mii and play in the sandbox, making taiyaki and pudding with sand molds. After her dad puts her to bed, Yotsuba wakes up and explores the dark house before finding her father working. The next morning, Ena helps Yotsuba decorate the house for her grandmother's visit before Yotsuba and her father meet her grandmother at the train station, who Yotsuba attempts to greet with a headbutt. Once they are home, Yotsuba receives souvenirs from her grandma. In the morning, Yotsuba helps her grandmother clean the street in front of the house and later, they clean the house once her grandmother believes Yotsuba is taking cleaning seriously. Yotsuba and her grandmother practice origami with Ena and run errands together before her grandmother has to leave, which Yotsuba attempts to prevent by hiding her luggage. The next day, Yotsuba is sweeping the street in front of the house when Yanda arrives and helps himself to the grilled onigiri Yotsuba had made with her grandmother; at bedtime, Koiwai transforms into Sleepyman to put Yotsuba to sleep.
14 28 April 2018[93]ISBN 978-4-04-893705-413 November 2018[94]ISBN 978-1-97-532818-4
Chapter list:
  1. "Yotsuba & Work" (よつばとしごと, "Yotsuba to Shigoto")
  2. "Yotsuba & Yoga" (よつばとヨガ, "Yotsuba to Yoga")
  3. "Yotsuba & Princess" (よつばとひめさま, "Yotsuba to Hime-sama")
  4. "Yotsuba & The Day Before" (よつばとその前日, "Yotsuba to Sono Zenjitsu")
  5. "Yotsuba & Harajuku" (よつばと原宿, "Yotsuba to Harajuku")
  6. "Yotsuba & Yoyogi Park" (よつばと代々木公園, "Yotsuba to Yoyogi kōen")
  7. "Yotsuba & Lunch" (よつばとランチ, "Yotsuba to Ranchi")
Story date:
  1. date uncertain
  2. date uncertain
  3. date uncertain
  4. 22 November[95]
  5. 23 November[96][97]
  6. 23 November
  7. 23 November
After helping Koiwai move a new table upstairs, Jumbo presents Yotsuba with a set of beads; an intense necklace-making session ensues for the trio. Miss Stake invites Fuuka and Yotsuba to join her for a free trial session of yoga; as the older girls struggle, Yotsuba exhibits astonishing flexibility. Yotsuba reads the story of Cinderella; inspired, she ties ribbons to her hair and is infuriated when Koiwai fails to see her fancy long hair. Going next door, Asagi immediately recognizes her as a princess and makes a fancy dress for Yotsuba using plastic trash bags; after she returns home for her bead necklace, Koiwai makes up for his earlier faux pas by asking the self-proclaimed Princess Zapunzel for a dance. The day before their trip to Tokyo, Yotsuba asks her neighbors and friends for places to go; Mother Ayase suggests Ginza, Asagi suggests Shibuya and Shinjuku, Ena suggests Tokyo Tower, and Fuuka suggests Harajuku specifically to eat crepes, which she calls stylish. Torako suggests Daikanyama but then gloomily asserts there are no fun places for kids in Tokyo. To prepare for their trip, Koiwai buys a smartphone and Yotsuba accompanies him to buy a sushi dinner at the market. Jumbo and Yanda visit later that evening to help Koiwai with his new phone and ask Yotsuba where she would like to visit when they arrive in Tokyo. At the train station, Yotsuba helps Koiwai buy a ticket and they board a train to Ikebukuro Station, where they transfer to the JR East Yamanote Line. The pair stop in Harajuku for cotton candy and crepes, and then Koiwai gets a text message from his sister Koharuko suggesting they all meet in Yoyogi Park. At the park, Yotsuba spies on three women dressed as aliens, who she successfully convinces to not destroy the earth. Koharuko reminds Yotsuba they traveled to Tokyo to pick up Koiwai's new car, a Mini convertible, and takes them to a buffet at a luxury hotel restaurant for lunch. After a filling meal, Yotsuba and Koiwai set off for the highway in their new car.

Chapters not collected in tankōbon format[edit]

The following chapters published in Dengeki Daioh have not yet been collected in a tankōbon volume.

  1. "Yotsuba & Socks" (よつばと靴下, "Yotsuba to Kutsushita"), September 2018
  2. "Yotsuba & Banana Smoothies" (よつばとバナナジュース, "Yotsuba to Bananajūsu"), January 2019

Notes and references[edit]

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  3. ^ Alverson, Brigid (23 June 2008). "ADV Manga Is Still in the Picture". Publishers Weekly. Archived from the original on 2 August 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2008. ‘When will Yotsuba&! come out?’ We don’t know, and we’re not going to lie about it.
  4. ^ Koulikov, Mikhail (7 February 2009). "New York Comic Con Yen Press". Anime News Network. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Yen Press » YOTSUBA&! by Kiyohiko Azuma". Yen Press. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Yotsuba&! Vol 1" (in French). Kurokawa. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
  7. ^ "¡YOTSUBA!" (in Spanish). Norma Editorial. Archived from the original on 22 May 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Yotsuba&!" (in German). Tokyopop Germany. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
  9. ^ "Yotsuba & !" (in Italian). Dynit. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
  10. ^ "Yotsuba&!" (in Finnish). Punainen jättiläinen. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
  11. ^ 요츠바랑! (in Korean). Daiwon C.I. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
  12. ^ 四葉妹妹! (in Chinese). Kadokawa Media. Archived from the original on 21 April 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
  13. ^ "Yotsuba&!" (in Vietnamese). TVM Comics. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
  14. ^ โยทสึบะ หนูเด๋อจอมป่วน! (in Thai). NED Comics. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
  15. ^ Beard, Patricia (22 June 2007). "Yotsuba&! Vol. #04". Retrieved 1 July 2009. The time frame of Yotsuba's world moves very slowly. The first chapter of the initial volume takes place in mid July and each successive chapter represents another day in Yotsuba's life with the start of Volume 4 bringing it to mid-August.
  16. ^ "Azuma Kiyohiko discuses volume 6 (Japanese)". 23 January 2007. Archived from the original on 5 February 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2007.
  17. ^ a b c d e f Azuma, Kiyohiko (2006). Yotsuba&! Illustrations and Materials (in Japanese). Tokyo: ASCII Media Works.
  18. ^ よつばと!(1) (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  19. ^ よつばと!(2) (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  20. ^ よつばと!(3) (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved 22 March 2009.
  21. ^ よつばと!(4) (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  22. ^ a b Tsukutsukubōshi is a species of Japanese cicada (Meimuna opalifera), named onomatopoetically after its call.
  23. ^ よつばと!(5) (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  24. ^ The Japanese name of Ena and Miura's robot costume, Danbō, comes from danbōru (段ボール), the Japanese word for the corrugated cardboard it is made of.
  25. ^ よつばと!(6) (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  26. ^ Date is shown on a calendar.
  27. ^ Koiwai says, "September starts today," and Yotsuba changes all the calendar pages.
  28. ^ The day after chapter 36: Yotsuba's bicycle was "just bought" the day before.
  29. ^ Takes place on the next Friday.
  30. ^ Takes place on Sunday, with Mr. Ayase at home for the weekend, and chapter 39 takes place the next day on a school day.
  31. ^ The day after chapter 39, and a school day.
  32. ^ Takes place on Jumbo's day off, so is the Thursday before chapter 43.
  33. ^ よつばと!(7) (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  34. ^ "Yotsuba&!, Vol. 7". Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  35. ^ Serialized in Dengeki Daioh as よつばと敬老の日, which is the same title written in kanji.
  36. ^ Serialized in Dengeki Daioh as "Yotsuba and Farm" (よつばとぼくじょ, "Yotsuba to Bokujo", with the last word misspelled).
  37. ^ Serialized in Dengeki Daioh as よつばとパティシエ; ぱちしえ is small child's pronunciation of パティシエ.
  38. ^ Serialized in Dengeki Daioh as "Yotsuba and the Farm" (よつばとぼくじょう, "Yotsuba to Bokujō").
  39. ^ Serialized in Dengeki Daioh as "Yotsuba and the Farm!" (よつばとぼくじょう!, "Yotsuba to Bokujō!").
  40. ^ Date, shown on a calendar, of Respect for the Aged Day in a common year starting on Wednesday.
  41. ^ Chapters 47 and 48 take place one week later, on Jumbo's next regular Thursday off.
  42. ^ Yanda says, "Today is 25 September."
  43. ^ Starts soon after the end of chapter 47.
  44. ^ よつばと!(8) (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved 22 March 2009.
  45. ^ "Yotsuba&!, Vol. 8". Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  46. ^ a b Serialized over two months as "Part 1" and "Part 2" in Dengeki Daioh.
  47. ^ Chapter 49 and chapter 50 are another days. And the festival is next week.
  48. ^ In chapter 50, Yotsuba says Fuka's Culture Festival is "tomorrow".
  49. ^ Thursday between Chapter 48 and 59. Takes place on Jumbo's day off, so is a Thursday.
  50. ^ Saturday between Chapter 48 and 59. Yotsuba says "Today is Saturday"; in chapter 50, the festival is to be "next week."
  51. ^ In Chapter 54, the festival is said to last another day.
  52. ^ よつばと!(9) (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  53. ^ "Yotsuba&!, Vol. 9". Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  54. ^ Serialized with "yakiniku" written with kanji, as "焼き肉".
  55. ^ Serialized in Dengeki Daioh with the same title as the previous chapter.
  56. ^ Volume 9 covers about a week of story time starting from 7 October. "Azuma Kiyohiko discuses volume 9" (in Japanese). 23 November 2009. Archived from the original on 18 January 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2009.
  57. ^ Another day, so therefore 8 October.
  58. ^ The next day: Ena apologizes for scolding her in the previous chapter.
  59. ^ The poster at the yakiniku restaurant, JuuJuu, says 10 October is the day of the half-price offer ("10 10" is pronounced juu juu).
  60. ^ In chapter 61, which takes place on the next day, Torako's flier says the balloon festival is on the 11th, 12th, and 13th. Ena mentions that today is part of a three-day weekend, so this chapter takes place on Saturday the 11th or Sunday the 12th.
  61. ^ During the previous chapter, the outing was planned for "tomorrow".
  62. ^ Starts soon after the end of chapter 61.
  63. ^ よつばと!(10) (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
  64. ^ "Yotsuba&!, Vol. 10". Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  65. ^ Serialized in Dengeki Daioh as "Yotsuba & the Electronics Store Part II" (よつばとでんきや 後編, "Yotsuba to Denkiya Kōhen").
  66. ^ A schoolday, and so a weekday.
  67. ^ Chapter 65 takes place later the same day.
  68. ^ Yotsuba cooked the pancakes of chapter 64 "today".
  69. ^ In chapter 65, Jumbo promised to come back "tomorrow" to shop for the camera. Jumbo's day off, so a Thursday. The only Thursday between chapter 60 and chapter 70 is the 16th.
  70. ^ Starts immediately after the end of chapter 66.
  71. ^ よつばと!(11) (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  72. ^ "YOTSUBA&! by Kiyohiko Azuma". Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  73. ^ "Kiyohiko Azuma" (in Japanese). Twitter. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  74. ^ Jumbo's day off, so a Thursday.
  75. ^ Fuka is not in school, so a weekend.
  76. ^ a b A schoolday.
  77. ^ よつばと!(12) (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Archived from the original on 18 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  78. ^ "Yotsuba&!, Vol. 12". Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  79. ^ Chapter 78 takes place earlier in the same day as Chapter 79.
  80. ^ As Yotsuba is falling asleep at the end of Chapter 79, her father says they are going camping "in two days."
  81. ^ Two separate chapters were published in Dengeki Daioh numbered "chapter 79."
  82. ^ Takes place on Halloween.
  83. ^ a b In chapter 80, they were going to go camping "in the morning".
  84. ^ "よつばと! (13) (電撃コミックス)". Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  85. ^ "Yotsuba&!, Vol. 13". Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  86. ^ Yotsuba visits in the morning, and Asagi notes they "got back from camping yesterday".
  87. ^ Yotsuba wakes just before midnight and tells her father "it's the fourth now."
  88. ^ In the previous chapter, Koiwai receives a phone call from his mother while cooking dinner; she says she is arriving "tomorrow".
  89. ^ Chapter 87 happens the same day as 88.
  90. ^ Grandma asks if Yotsuba knows she's "leaving tomorrow." Koiwai replies that he had told Yotsuba she would be visiting for "three days" but realizes Yotsuba probably won't remember.
  91. ^ Grandma's visit ends in Chapter 89.
  92. ^ Koiwai notes the dishes haven't been washed "since yesterday."
  93. ^ "よつばと! (14) (電撃コミックス)". Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  94. ^ "Yotsuba&!, Vol. 14". Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  95. ^ Yotsuba and Koiwai state they are going to Tokyo tomorrow.
  96. ^ When Yotsuba and Koiwai buy their train ticket to Ikebukuro Station, it is stamped with the date (23 November) and time (9:11 AM).
  97. ^ The ticket resembles a short distance JR ticket dispensed from an automated machine, the station name printed in the box (Ikebukuro) is actually the originating station; it is probable this ticket was the ticket for the Yamanote Line transfer from Ikebukuro to Harajuku.

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