This whole artbook was beautiful.
So yeah, let’s talk about one of my all time favorites manga. Yotsubato is a manga, made by Azuma Kiyohiko, the same mangaka that made Azumanga Daioh, that revolves around Yotsuba Koiwai, a little girl who is 5 years old, and her daily life shenanigangs. If i word it like this it sounds kinda boring, right? Well, for some Yotsubato is pretty boring. Yotsubato is one of the few slice of life with comedy that do well in a lot of things. A lot of manga try to do Slice of Life with Comedy (Ichigo Mashimaro for example) but no one excels as Yotsubato does.
Yotsuba herself is a weird kid. She’s from far the far left. Yes, from the far left. It’s probably Korea. Her personality is pretty carefree like most kids, she’s interested in a lot of things and it’s kinda…dumb for a 5-year-old girl. I mean, she doesn’t even know what a cicada is. She is always trying to do something new, like failing at making pancakes, fighting her angel dad, fighting pants man, being killed. Pretty normal things you know.
Fireworks are pretty cool, don’t you think?
The other main characters are also pretty nice. Yotsuba’s dad is someone you wouldn’t call an adult normally, he can be very mature when he wants but most of the time he’s a pretty chill out dude who translates stuff for living. Jumbo is Yotsuba’s dad best friend, he is a florist and he’s pretty tall.
It’s rumored that his family are actually giraffe and decided to abandon him because he was human. Fuuka is one of the three sisters that are next to Yotsuba’s house. She’s a clumsy girl and tries too hard to be cute. she’s my waifu tho, dem eyebrows. Ena is the youngest one, she’s just a few years older than Yotsuba, she’s kinda normal most of the time, tries to be responsible a lot of times, but she has a weird affection to…frogs?. And Asagi is the oldest one. She’s a pretty girl and handles Yotsuba the best. Hell, she has even killed Yotsuba once. she’s rumored to be lesbian tho
Oh yeah, she has a cardbox mecha that works with coins.
In general, i can’t say much more of Yotsubato. I think that Yotsubato is one of those manga that you read a lot of times, and still wouldn’t get bored with it. Yotsubato is a good feeling relaxing manga. It has won a lot of awards for being a love letter to kids in general, kinda like Calvin and Hobbes. It’s a manga that every manga lover should at least give a try to.
It’s available literally everywhere, go get a copy and read it
you lazy asshole