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"Meiko Inoue is a recent college grad working as an office lady in a job she hates. Her boyfriend Shigeo is permanently crashing at her apartment because his job as a freelance illustrator doesn't pay enough for rent. And her parents in the country keep sending her boxes of veggies that just rot in her fridge. Straddling the line between her years as a student and the rest of her life, Meiko struggles with the feeling that she's just not cut out to be a part of the real world"--Page [4] of cover.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, LLC, 2017
Edition: Viz signature edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9781421523217
Branch Call Number: ASANO
Characteristics: 412 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: JN Productions


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Jun 30, 2018

Great young adult manga set in the real world about real events and real people. Tragic and serious this book takes you on a journey about the life of a simple young adult woman trying to make a life for herself in Japan after college. Worth the time to pick up and read.

beautiful art, wonderfully written, honestly low-key and quite funny at times ... i didn't want it to end. one of the better manga stories i've ever read.

Jul 07, 2011

Incredibly poignant look at life changes in the eyes of recent graduates.

Nov 10, 2010

a lovely story about the lives of 4 people bordering on college student/free adult. the art is lovely and the story is deep, don't expect any action or giant robots in this book. This is about life, struggles, love, grief, and hope.

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