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12th December 2012

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Sakuran - Is It Our Nature to Deceive?


Volume cover to Moyoco Anno's "Sakuran"

"Castle-topplers whisper idle nothings to entrap their guests. Yet they become ensnared by their own traps."

With how the world is today, people often tend to deceive themselves to make sense of it. Reality is harsh after all. Especially if you grew up in a unsuitable environment for a child, as in the case of one young girl in Moyoco Anno’s Sakuran. The title takes a look at the lives of courtesans living in one of the craziest sex districts in history, Yoshiwara, Edo, Japan. You get to learn about the women being forced to work there and how they are groomed to lie to get ahead. At the same time, those women are prone to being lied to as certain men proclaim that they love them. It makes you wonder whether it is human nature to be full of deception.

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