Ayako (manga)

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Alternative title:
奇子(あやこ) (Japanese) 
Genres: drama 
Plot Summary: Jiro Tenge, the second son of what used to be an influential Japanese family, returns home after being a POW in an American camp during the Second World War. He finds his family corrupted by the terrible social aftereffects of the war. His elder brother, determined to keep what remains of the family patrimony after the Government's forced land reallocation, has prostituted his wife to his father to secure his blessing, while other members of Jiro's family have been drawn into similar corruption, and he himself is being forced to spy for the Americans after being broken as a POW. Now the family's youngest daughter Ayako will have to bear the brunt of the family's sins. 
User Ratings: 31 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (Eng:3)
 Excellent: 8 votes (Eng:7, others:1
1 French
 Very good: 13 votes (Eng:12, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
 Good: 3 votes (Eng:3)
 Decent: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 So-so: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Not really good: -
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 Bad: 1 vote (Eng:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 51 users, rank: #1389 (of 4810)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.935 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.5644, rank: #1337 (of 4923)
Weighted mean: 7.866 (Very good), rank: #1314 (of 4923) (seen all: 8.07 / seen some: 2.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.857 (Very good), rank: #676 (of 2926)
Number of tankoubon: 3 
Number of pages: 220 
Chapter titles: We have 19
1972-01-25 to 1973-06-25 (serialized in Big Comic) 
2003-09-19 to 2004-02-18 (France) 
2004-07 to 2004-08 (Spain) 
Release dates: We have 10
Links: We have 1
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Graphic novel
    Ayako [Hardcover] (GN) 2010-11-30 (from $65.96)
    Ayako [Paperback] (GN) 2013-02-12 (from $18.71)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Story & Art: Osamu Tezuka 
Kodansha (complete works) 
Japanese cast
English staff
English cast
Translation: Mari Morimoto 

Cover Design: Peter Mendelsund 
English companies
Licensed by: Vertical 
French cast
French staff
Translation: Jacques Lalloz 

Adaptation: Phillipe Marcel 
Lettering: Virginie Le Magoarou 
French companies
Graphic Design: Trait pour Trait 
Publisher: Akata/Delcourt 
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Emilio Gallego Zambrano (Spain) 
Marta E. Gallego (Spain) 
Spanish companies
Otakuland (Spain) 
Planeta DeAgostini Comics (Spain; tankoubon) 

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