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Title(s): Yawara
Yawara!
以柔克刚
Tiểu Thư Nhu Đạo
Author(s): Urasawa Naoki
Artist(s): URASAWA Naoki
Genres: Comedy, Martial arts, Romance, Seinen, Slice of life, Sports
Start Date: 1986
Status: Ongoing
Summary:
From Tama-Chan Scan's Site:

Yawara Inokuma is a talented judoka raised and trained by her grandfather Jigoro. Her grandfather says she's supposed to become the hope of Japan's judo team in Seoul in 1988, but she has different plans: to finish high school and find a boyfriend...like all her friends. But being a normal girl and an olympic champion are two different things. Which path will she choose to follow?

In 1990 Yawara! received the 35th Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga.
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Nice story
Written by Lorilei on October 25, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Overall Rating
Excellent
Story: 5
Dialogue: 4
Animation: 4
Entertainment: 5
This is a rather old manga that I first read growing up. I really enjoyed it then and now and can't wait for it to be finished scanlating into english (originally read it in Thai and don't have access to the old ones I read when a kid). Yawara is a pretty normal traditional Japanese girl, except that she's really good in Judo. Some people may get annoyed by her old school stereotypical Japanese girl persona, but at least she doesn't fall into the type cast of bubbly, energetic, good hearted but kinda dumb [read - annoying] mold. She wants to (read more)
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