O Maidens in Your Savage Season 1 (Paperback)

O Maidens in Your Savage Season 1 By Mari Okada, Nao Emoto (Illustrator) Cover Image

O Maidens in Your Savage Season 1 (Paperback)

By Mari Okada, Nao Emoto (Illustrator)


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"Best Manga/Anime of 2019" — Thrillist, The Verge, Geek Girl Authority, Anime UK & more!

From the writer of the hit Netflix film A Whisker Away, anohana, and Maquia

As a teen, how do you start thinking about sex? This debut manga from anime legend Mari Okada follows five girls and their five moving, funny, and mortifying answers. Join their bittersweet (and a little spicy) journey from girlhood to... whatever comes next!


When Kazusa enters high school, she joins the Literature Club, where she leaps from reading innocent fiction to diving into the literary classics. But these novels are a bit more...adult than she was prepared for. Between euphemisms like fresh dewy grass and pork stew, crushing on the boy next door, and knowing you want to do that one thing before you die--discovering your budding sexuality is no easy feat! As if puberty wasn't awkward enough, the club consists of a brooding writer, the prettiest girl in school, an agreeable comrade, and an outspoken prude. Fumbling over their own discomforts, these five teens get thrown into chaos over three little letters: S...E...X...!
Perhaps Japan's most acclaimed female screenwriter, Mari Okada has been writing for anime and live action for twenty years and made her directorial debut in 2018 with Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms, an animated feature that released in the United States to a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Her work for television includes anohana, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, and Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine. O Maidens in Your Savage Season is her first manga series.

A longtime manga artist and illustrator, Nao Emoto's first manga series was Forget Me Not, co-created with Taiwanese writer Mag Hsu and published in English by Kodansha Comics. O Maidens in Your Savage Season, her collaboration with Mari Okada, is her second manga series.
Product Details ISBN: 9781632368188
ISBN-10: 1632368188
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2019
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: O Maidens in Your Savage Season
"A coming-of-age story…centered on believably nerdy and hormonal teens. I love all these dorks… Painfully relatable and pulls no punches, both hilarious and incredibly upsetting." -Anime News Network

Praise for Mari Okada's Maquia
"Stirring, sentimental, stunning... exquisite in every way... the film's passing pleasures are so rich that we don't even notice how deep Okada has driven her storytelling dagger until she pulls it out in the end, and the tears come." -Variety

"Okada is clearly a talent to watch." -Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

"Maquia showcases [Okada's] ability to depict complex relationships and project delicate character arcs... Sweeping fantasy meets heart-wrenching intimacy." -Hollywood Reporter