A better index of my writing on Yoshinaga Fumi’s Ôoku.
History Lessons from the Tokugawa Matriarchy: Ôoku: The Inner Chambers : A spoiler-free introduction to the series.
Yoshimune Arc, Part 1 (Vol. 1 and Film)
Iemitsu Arc (Vol. 2-4 and Drama)
Reviews of the TV drama (Ôoku: Tanjô / Ôoku: Beginnings) and comparisons to the manga.
- Announcement, Promotional Photos, Trailer (includes those for Ôoku: Eien film)
- Episode 1
- Episode 2
- Episode 3
- Episode 4
- Episode 5
- Episode 6
- Episode 7
- Episode 8
- Episode 9
- Episode 10
Tsunayoshi Arc (Vol. 4-6)
A multi-part analysis of the manga’s main themes.
- The importance of representation and unlikeable women characters
- Beauty standards, freedom, and developing sympathy for unlikeable characters
Film: Ôoku: Eien (Ôoku Forever)
Dutch-Medicine Arc (Shoguns Ieshige, Ieharu, Ienari)
- Concealing and Revealing Identities, Part 6 (part of a larger piece on cross-dressing in anime and manga)