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Binbou Shimai Monogatari Manga by Izumi Kazuto

Binbou Shimai Monogatari Manga% aka: A Tale of Poor Sisters, Poor Sisters Tales, The Story of the Poor Sisters
Comedy, Drama, Seinen, Slice of Life
4 Volumes, 50 Chapters, 713 Pages
Scans by: Clouds of the Blue Sky, Kotonoha
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Series Brief Review
The gambling father racked up a huge debt and disappeared. The mother has passed away. The sisters, Kyo and Asu, are the main characters. The two of them are all alone in this world and are very poor; they live in a 40-year-old apartment (no bath, one room plus kitchen, 26000 yen rent). With dreams, hope, and economizing, they live in harmony. Indeed, today as well as tomorrow.

- Their names mean "today" and "tommorrow" respectively.
- 26000 yen is about 240 dollars.

Volumes:   1 2 3 4

Volume 1

  1. Our Lovely Home
  2. The Only Two People In The World
  3. My Big Sister, tthe Worry Wort
  4. A Secret Place
  5. A Once-a-Month Pleasure
  6. Good Little Sister
  7. Summer Winds
  8. Cool Breeze
  9. Fireworks for the Two of Them
  10. Secret
  11. Genzo Hayashi, 78 Years Old
  12. Just as You Are
  13. Christmas Present
  14. To My Most Beloved
  15. The Sisters and Bargain Sale
  16. Story of Rich Sisters
  17. The One Who Waits

Volume 2

  1. Side Story. The Little Match Girls
  2. Sakura's 40th Year
  3. Important Things
  4. A Hard Working Person
  5. A Great Plan for a Thrilling Lunch Box
  6. I Can Hear a Song
  7. A Day of These Poor Sisters
  8. Special Summer Break
  9. First
  10. Promise of the Two
  11. Separation

Volume 3

  1. Sister and Worry
  2. Sister and Training
  3. Sister and Saving
  4. Time That Doesn't Return
  5. Warmth of Finger Tip
  6. As Long as You are Here
  7. We as Always, We from Now on
  8. Scenery of Memory
  9. 4-frame Special
  10. Blooming Cherry Blossom
  11. Tanuki Postscript

Volume 4

  1. Victory or Defeat!
  2. Teach me! Kyou Sensei
  3. Day after the Rainy Season
  4. The Two who are Alike
  5. Midsummer's Night's
  6. Last Present
  7. Life of Sister and School
  8. End of Summer
  9. Balloons
  10. Some Day We Will
  11. Postscript Tanuki Manga

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