Tokyo Tarareba Girls

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Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Tokyo Tarareba Musume cover.jpeg
Cover of volume 1.
東京タラレバ娘
(Tōkyō Tarareba Musume)
GenreComedy, romance
Manga
Written byAkiko Higashimura
Published byKodansha
English publisher
DemographicJosei
MagazineKiss
Original runMarch 24, 2014April 25, 2017
Volumes9
Television drama
Produced byMasatoshi Kato
Written byYūko Matsuda
Original networkNTV
Original run January 18, 2017 March 22, 2017
Episodes10
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Tokyo Tarareba Girls (東京タラレバ娘, Tōkyō Tarareba Musume) is a Japanese josei manga series written and illustrated by Akiko Higashimura. It was serialized in Kodansha's manga magazine Kiss from March 2014 to April 2017. A 10-episode Japanese television drama series adaptation was broadcast on NTV from January to March 2017. Tarareba is a portmanteau of "tara" and "reba", both of which means "if" in Japanese.

Plot[edit]

Rinko, a writer living in Tokyo remains unmarried at 33. She has not been satisfied both in love and at work and often drinks with Kaori and Koyuki, her best friends since high school. One day, when the three women drink at an izakaya, making complaints against men they've dated before as usual, a mysterious handsome man with blond hair comes and tells them the reason they stay unmarried is they are just talking about "If I had done..." or "If he had been...". After this, Rinko makes up her mind to get married by 2020, the year of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Characters[edit]

Rinko Kamata (鎌田 倫子, Kamata Rinko)
Portrayed by: Yuriko Yoshitaka[1]
Kaori Yamakawa (山川 香)
Portrayed by: Nana Eikura
Koyuki Torii (鳥居 小雪)
Portrayed by: Yuko Oshima
Haruki Kagitani
Portrayed by: Kentaro Sakaguchi
Tetsuro Hayasaka (早坂 哲郎)
Portrayed by: Ryohei Suzuki
Ryo Samejima (鮫島 涼)
Portrayed by: Yuta Hiraoka
Mami Shibata (芝田 マミ)
Portrayed by: Ren Ishikawa
Yasuo Torii (鳥居 安男)
Portrayed by: Akio Kaneda
Yoshio Marui (丸井 良男)
Portrayed by: Kei Tanaka
Tara (タラ)
Voiced by: Ryo Kato
Reba (レバ)
Voiced by: Ayaka Nishiwaki

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Tokyo Tarareba Girls is written and illustrated by Akiko Higashimura. It was serialized in Kodansha's manga magazine Kiss from March 24, 2014 to April 25, 2017.[2][3] Kodansha published nine tankōbon volumes from September 2014 to July 2017. Kodansha USA licensed the manga and initially released it digitally in English,[4] with print releases starting in June 2018.[5]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 September 12, 2014[6]ISBN 978-4-06-340935-2June 26, 2018[7]ISBN 978-1-63-236685-6
2 May 13, 2015[8]ISBN 978-4-06-340956-7August 7, 2018ISBN 978-1-63-236686-3
3 August 12, 2015[9]ISBN 978-4-06-340964-2October 9, 2018ISBN 978-1-63-236687-0
4 December 11, 2015[10]ISBN 978-4-06-340974-1December 18, 2018ISBN 978-1-63-236688-7
5 May 13, 2016[11]ISBN 978-4-06-340988-8February 5, 2019ISBN 978-1-63-236735-8
6 September 13, 2016[12]ISBN 978-4-06-340997-0April 9, 2019ISBN 978-1-63-236736-5
7 January 13, 2017[13]ISBN 978-4-06-398007-3
8 April 13, 2017[14]ISBN 978-4-06-398017-2
9 July 13, 2017[15]ISBN 978-4-06-398024-0

Live-action drama[edit]

A 10-episode Japanese television drama series adaptation was broadcast on NTV from January 18 to March 22, 2017.[1] It starred Yuriko Yoshitaka, Nana Eikura, Yuko Oshima and Kentaro Sakaguchi.[3]

Reception[edit]

Volume 2 reached the 5th place on the weekly Oricon manga chart[16] and, as of May 24, 2015, had sold 95,639 copies;[17] volume 3 reached the 17th place on the chart[18] and, as of August 23, 2015, had sold 110,632 copies;[19] volume 4 reached the 12th place[20] and, as of December 20, 2015, had sold 114,433 copies;[21] volume 5 reached the 6th place[22] and, as of May 29, 2015, had sold 157,244 copies;[23] volume 6 reached the 4th place and, as of September 18, 2016, had sold 112,865 copies;[24] volume 7 reached the 1st place and, as of January 21, 2017, had sold 73,574 copies.[25]

The manga was number two on the 2015 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Top 20 Manga for Female Readers survey,[26] and was again number two on the same list the following year.[27] It was nominated for the 9th Manga Taishō,[28] finishing in ninth place with 29 points.[29] It was also nominated for Best General Manga at the 40th Kodansha Manga Award.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tokyo Tarareba Musume Manga by Princess Jellyfish's Higashimura Gets Live-Action Drama". Anime News Network. September 7, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "Princess Jellyfish's Higashimura Launches Tokyo Tarareba Musume Manga". Anime News Network. February 26, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Akiko Higashimura's Tokyo Tarareba Girls Manga Ends on April 25". Anime News Network. April 5, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "Kodansha USA Lists Digital Releases for Chihayafuru, Tokyo Tarareba Girls, A Springtime With Ninjas Manga". Anime News Network. February 7, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "North American Anime, Manga Releases, June 24-30". Anime News Network. June 26, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "東京タラレバ娘(1)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  7. ^ "Tokyo Tarareba Girls 1". Amazon.com. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "東京タラレバ娘(2)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  9. ^ "東京タラレバ娘(3)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  10. ^ "東京タラレバ娘(4)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "東京タラレバ娘(5)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  12. ^ "東京タラレバ娘(6)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  13. ^ "東京タラレバ娘(7)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "東京タラレバ娘(8)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  15. ^ "東京タラレバ娘(9)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  16. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, May 11–17". Anime News Network. May 20, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  17. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, May 18–24". Anime News Network. May 27, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  18. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, August 10–16". Anime News Network. August 19, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  19. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, August 17–23". Anime News Network. August 26, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  20. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, December 7–13". Anime News Network. December 26, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  21. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, December 14–20". Anime News Network. December 30, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  22. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, May 9–15". Anime News Network. May 18, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  23. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, May 23–29". Anime News Network. June 1, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  24. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, September 12–18". Anime News Network. September 21, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  25. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 9-15". Anime News Network. January 18, 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  26. ^ "Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2015's Series Ranking for Female Readers". Anime News Network. December 9, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  27. ^ "Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Reveals 2016's Series Ranking for Female Readers". Anime News Network. December 10, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  28. ^ "9th Manga Taisho Awards Nominate 11 Titles". Anime News Network. January 18, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  29. ^ "Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy Wins 9th Manga Taisho Award". Anime News Network. March 30, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  30. ^ "40th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards' Nominees Announced". Anime News Network. April 4, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016.

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