Ashita no Ousama

Ashita no Ousama
by Yachi Emiko

Publisher - Shueisha
Story Length - 6 volumes (Bunko)
Genre - Josei

Summary - Yuu has found the stage full of dreams and  happiness. Fascinated by magic of the drama, she struggles to be a stage  director and a scriptwriter. This is her drama.

Release - Vol.1, Vol.2, Vol.3, Vol.4, Vol.5, Vol.6

Featured Comments :

Thank you so much for translating this. Anyway, I really wants to know why the new publish from Shueisha is lasted only in 6 volumes. I searched the infomation about this series and they said that the one pulished in 1996 by Youngyou is lasted for 10 volumes. Please please answer me if you know. I’m really curious!

Comment by ozzig2 — June 21, 2008 @ 3:16 am


Thanks a lot for this great project : I like it very much !!!!
Ozzig2 : there are 10 volumes but in the “Bunko Model” You can have Two volumes : it’s “big volume” that’s all.

Comment by didus — June 21, 2008 @ 3:38 am

I love this manga! I’ve abandoned pretty much all manga except for this one b/c I’m my schedule is crammed, so …THANK YOU! This manga really cheers up my day.

Comment by Hirokirin — November 28, 2008 @ 9:14 pm

This is such a wonderful story and I’ve fallen so deeply in love with it! Sasaya Yuu is definitely my favorite protagonist of all time. So adorable! I literally PINE for updates - seriously - but you guys update so regularly and do such flawless work with this manga that I’m happy to wait. The standard of your translating and editing is marvelous, and you do us a great service by scanlating a manga that otherwise may never have been picked up. Love y’all. :)

Comment by Simpleton — December 20, 2008 @ 9:36 pm

i love this manga - the characters, the slowly developing plot, the world of theatre, the art … it’s all great.

Comment by kejjie — March 14, 2009 @ 8:20 pm

OMG EXCITEMENT. Okay, so I’ve read this latest chapter and just HAVE to comment…

Does anyone else think that Kazuma is our guileless heroine’s new suitor? Or, you know, potential love interest? Because I’ve got a hunch that Kazuma will grow to like Yuu, and Yuu will like him back (only as an amazingly brilliant director, but still!) and Ichii will be brought out of his romantic complacency by realizing that Yuu could actually get stolen away (although Ichii’s such an ignoramus about these things that he may not even realize that this is why he’s upset!). I dunno. I think it might go that way? Not sure, but it would be interesting! Anything to get Ichii realizing that his no-romance policy may not actually be a good idea…

Anyone else with a similar hunch?

(Okay, sorry for spamming y’all. If this is too spoilery for a comment, modpeople, please to be deleting this!) <3

Comment by Simpleton — May 31, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

@ Simpleton:
heh, i never considered that sort of angle before, but after reading today’s chapter, it feels like a possibility.

yeah, Kazuma won’t will be a serious love rival (at least not in our eyes or Yuu’s), but he will be the one to bring Touya out of his ‘romantic complacency’… which is something we shall eagerly look forward to. (^____^)

thanks for the chapter, you crazy kids!

Comment by Manali — June 13, 2009 @ 11:55 am

@ Manali: *BEAMS* I has winz! Well, okay, at least someone who agrees with me. :)

Thank you so much for the new chapter, Wingtip Cafe! You wonderful people continue to rock my world (and Yuu’s). <3

Comment by Simpleton — June 13, 2009 @ 3:21 pm

Amazing people at Wingtip Cafe, here’s my heart in a little glass box, with enamel flowers carved onto its lid. It was valued for an UNSEEMLY amount of money at the Antiques Roadshow, but I’m giving it to you for free! <3

Comment by Simpleton — July 9, 2009 @ 9:42 pm

To the lovely, beautiful, godly, PERFECT people at Wingtip Cafe - thank you. Really, THANK YOU. Here, have my firstborn. _>; But you’re just so awesome and kind to us Ashita no Ousama fans… I just can’t help it. :D Plus, you guys produce such high-quality scanlations. Am I ever so glad that you’re the group doing this project!)

Comment by (The Ever Persistent) Simpleton — August 7, 2009 @ 10:59 pm

Did you say a chapter a WEEK? And all the chapters until the end of this volume are already marked as “Done”!


Obviously, you guys really ARE gods. Allow me to build you a marble altar strewn with wild roses, that I will then bathe in scented oil and the joyous tears of glittering unicorns. <3

Comment by Simpleton — August 22, 2009 @ 2:04 pm

Wow, I started reading it just because I was bored, since the summary didn’t mention any romance… But after I begun it, I couldn’t stop reading all the 30 chapters right away! Such an unexpected good series, it’s one of my favorites now! Thank you very much!!!

Comment by yuu kisaragi — September 1, 2009 @ 9:26 am

Thanks for having this project. I’ve been Emiko Yachi’s fans for 10 years now. She always makes unique, deep storyline. This manga is just another masterpiece of her. Thank You

Comment by dai — September 13, 2009 @ 9:15 pm


Thank you for helping translate this series. I’m aiming to be a TV producer/director someday and this has really inspired me when uni work gets tough. I look forward to every chapter because somehow I see myself in Yuu.

Comment by Barbie — September 17, 2009 @ 1:08 am

Every time after I read new episode I can’t wait for the next one.
I really wish there’d be more mangas like this one.
Thank you!

Comment by Alchomik — September 20, 2009 @ 4:30 am

Thank you so much for this manga!! It’s a really good manga.. Motivate you to work hard in life. I am so looking forward to more :)

Comment by alpiena — September 25, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

… Okay, so I just had to return after reading the latest release, to say - Kabuki-boy is so, SO adorable! The way he’s all shy like a shrinking violet, and yet (I bet) is a merciless perfectionist when it comes to his work! I mean, the way he performed that spin so perfectly and then just - shrank demurely back into his corner. Aww. Just… CUTE. <3333333333

I love that Ichii is quietly (but very obviously) jealous of every man that approaches Yuu, even though his professionalism is preventing him from making a fool out of himself - at least so far. Ha! Remember how he made a fool out of himself when Yuu met up with Kazuma for coffee? Lol! I bet he won’t want to repeat THAT again - but how long can he keep himself in check? I’m going to have loads of sadistic fun watching him squirm, as Sasaya Yuu becomes increasingly hot property. ;)

I also find it remarkable - WONDERFUL, even - that Yuu hasn’t gone all shoujo-ish and sparkly-eyed just because of one kiss from her unrequited crush. I mean, obviously it ISN’T unrequited, but I wonder… She thinks it is, doesn’t she? Is this the reason she ISN’T reacting, or isn’t taking Ichii’s kiss as an expression of interest? It was just a “power up” session, and… Well, even if it DID mean Ichii was interested in her, he’d made that very flat comment about definitely not wanting to be in a relationship because acting came first. So Yuu probably thought nothing of the kiss beyond the actual incident itself… I find this reaction far more realistic and sweet than the OMGOMGOMGHEKISSEDME freak-out that so many shoujo/josei heroines have. Yuu’s a level-headed and determined young director, and her love for Ichii is something soft and sweet and consistent and REAL, not the wild roller-coaster we often read about in romantic mangas.

Part of the reason Ichii isn’t flipping out as jealously as he might otherwise be doing is, I think, because he knows at some level how consistent Yuu’s feelings for him are (she’s so pure-hearted!), and also that she has similar work-first priorities. Of course, he’s going to be made increasingly aware that unless he also makes YUU one of his top priorities (well, she already IS, but just not “officially”), then he’ll have to tolerate seeing many more guys approach her and be perfectly justified in attempting to woo her. Even knowing that she’ll probably rebuff his competitors’ affections, it isn’t something that’s easy for a bloke to just stand by and watch.

So - make a move, Ichii! You know you want to! Heck, WE want you to! (Just in a believable, in-character and gradually-developed way. Yeah. :D)

Something tells me that Fujinosuke (a.k.a. Kabuki-boy) is going to be interested in the leading role in Yuu’s new play that she’s reserved for Ichii. I mean, Fujinosuke’s interested in her stories, right? Wouldn’t it be GREAT if aside from personal, romantic envy, Ichii ALSO had to deal with professional envy? (Someone stealing away his director?) Imagine if Fujinosuke and Ichii had to compete for the role! THAT WOULD BE SO AWESOME TO WATCH! Even just from an acting standpoint! *drools*

… Or, well, cute Kabuki-boy could land another one of Yuu’s roles. I certainly hope he’ll be working with her in the future, anyway; he looks really skilled and his talent could help bolster her career. I could bet MONEY on the fact that he’ll work with her, but what I’d really like to see is an Ichii-Fujinosuke rivalry across several levels - professional, personal, romantic, etc.

I bet that Fujinosuke’s very charming (and also VERY ADORABLE) Granddaddy is going to do everything in his power to set his grandson up with Yuu. He’s so thrilled that the poor boy’s even looking at someone else, right? Full-scale Kabuki-themed family-driven wooing ahoy!

Does anyone else think so? :D :D :D

Sorry for rambling! I just wanted to give my two cents. :) Gosh, I love this manga so much!

Comment by Simpleton — October 2, 2009 @ 8:40 pm

I love love love this project. I really can’t get enough. Thanks for the releases!

Comment by Mickey — October 3, 2009 @ 1:08 am

Thank you for working on this series! This manga’s charming characters and blooming romance has been a breath of fresh air. I love it so much and can’t wait for the next chapter!

Comment by Anonymous — October 10, 2009 @ 11:40 pm

thanks for the series! it is a refreshing change from the other girly mangas. if only there were more mangas like this…

Comment by haezi — October 16, 2009 @ 2:29 am

Wow, what a cliffhanger! Why is it always kabuki though, I wonder. Is it because Noh is much harder and different?

Comment by Ami — October 17, 2009 @ 1:31 am

OMG! Thank you soooooooooo much for this new chapter. I was soooooooooo worried about Fujinosuke since last chapter. Glad to see him again this time so quick :)

Comment by Komiku — October 24, 2009 @ 12:20 am

Thank you so much for updating Ashita no Ousama it is my favorite manga. It has inspired me. Please keep doing it. All Ashita no Ousama’s fans are very grateful with you!!

Thank you thank you thank you

Comment by heved — October 30, 2009 @ 10:47 pm

Hello, Wingtip Cafe~!

Thank you for giving us fans, such an AMAZING manga of Ashita no Ousama!! :D
Dear, it’s indeed mind-blowing, much better than my favorite F1 cars speeding crazily!

After reading it for the first time yesterday, I gradually fell head over heels with this fascinating world of theater that my dear endearing character, Sasaya Yuu lived in. So right soon, I’ll be reading Unit 30. Oh, so thrilled to see what next come along so unexpectedly!

I literally feel like watching some different stage plays that’s had captivated my heart totally with intense curiosity. Those are deeply intriguing, holding me so powerfully spellbound!
So I hope to see refreshing plays one of these days when I truly have 100% free time to go there!

Lastly, I do hope to see one of my most favorite couples, Ichii Touya & Sasaya Yuu be finally together in the dramatic ending! I hope earnestly for them to be with each other in everlasting happiness! Truly, they are perfectly made for each other~! They strongly keep on encouraging each other to do continually better than their previous works. More beautifully, their friendship is very strong and solid that’ll help to smoothen the awkward transition of becoming a most romantic and passionate couple.
It’s kinda very exciting and nice to see them growing old gracefully, while they’re reminiscing of how they first met.

Thank YOU! for making it POSSIBLE for us to read such a BEAUTIFUL charming story!

Comment by La Jazz — November 10, 2009 @ 9:39 am

love u guys for scanlating this. it’s one of my favourite manga. =D
zi absolutely love yuu, n absolutely hate kina!!!!!!! argh, she pisses me off so much. lol. nvm. am looking forward to de next volume. thank u guys for all ur hard work.

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Comment by Simpleton — November 27, 2009 @ 10:24 pm

Glad you enjoyed the Macbeth reference note, Simpleton. We weren’t sure but it seemed worth mentioning.

I definitely went back and started reading Ashita thinking “WHAT ELSE HAVE I MISSED!?!” ^^

Comment by Kilimonian — November 28, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

@Kilimonian, I know what you mean - lol, now I’m filled with this half-fantastic, half-terrifying suspense that there are all these super-sekrit references buried in the manga THAT I JUST NEVER NOTICED! It’s like the Da Vinci Code! But for theater! :O :O :O


But at the same time, I can’t wait to see HOW it ends… Oh, what a conundrum!

Thank you for bringing this lovely manga to us, as always. <3

Comment by Simpleton — December 4, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

thank you so much for taking up this series. definitely one of the best. each and every chapter always creates this amazing sensation in me. i’m also amazed by the regular pace at which you release it. and in very high quality at that ^^

Comment by ns2np5 — December 5, 2009 @ 9:14 am

Truly grateful for your work. nothing better than coming home friday evening, at the end of a busy week, knowing that there’ll be another chapter of Ashita no Ousama! One of the best manga ever.

Comment by kasia — December 6, 2009 @ 1:59 am

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Comment by Anonymous — December 26, 2009 @ 4:10 am

Sasaya Yuu is such a endearing demon that keeps on driving Ichii Touya crazily with resolute determination. Poor him, having to do all sorts of requests in acting with precision. I so love them affectionately; they are so special for each other that they should be together until the end of time. :)

Merry X’mas & HAPPY NEW YEAR~~!!!

Comment by La Jazz — December 26, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

Soo many memorable events … so funny … what Funjinosuke said after he completed the character … and so correct … because Touya kissing his director … wouw … absolutely great .. Thank you so much for all your wonderful effort in this scanlation ..

Comment by Duanne — January 5, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

Interesting … looks like releases are being paced to finish on Valentine’s Day.
Well then, I know what I am doing that day!
I read about half of it then decided I would read the second half all at once. Thus, I’ve been waiting and each time thinking “How many more chapters? When do I read this from start to end?”

Comment by Mierten — January 29, 2010 @ 10:14 pm

It’s coming to an end…I suddenly feeling so sad :p Thanks for all the hard works guys. Can’t wait to see what you have in store next :)

Comment by Nyl — January 30, 2010 @ 4:08 am


(YES, finally a series that actually ends at the right time!)

Gah, I can’t make up my mind whether to be thrilled or heartbroken - maybe I’ll be both? :)

Thank you SO MUCH for finishing this fabulous project; it is, in my opinion, in the top 5 of my favorite manga series OF ALL TIME. You’ve really made a huge difference in this manga fan’s life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

…Wow, 6 volumes. That’s a lot of work!

Wingtip Cafe is obviously populated by gods and goddesses.

*builds altar*

*sacrifices virgins*

Comment by Simpleton — February 12, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

Soooo sad this series is over - it’s so well-written, even if the style and fashion are slightly outdated now. Seriously one of the best shoujo/josei manga I’ve read in a while, and even better for its more feminist undertone!

Thanks so much for the hard work - you guys are awesome!!

Comment by Annie — February 12, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

It’s finished now! I feel somewhat like crying. I’ve been sticking to this series for so long that even now, I can’t really accept that it’s over. Thank you, thank you for finishing it!

Comment by Dei — February 12, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

What a FANTASTIC end~!!!

I’m just so gladful to see Touya & Yuu be together for life, going anywhere to see things they passionately love, whether it be London or Paris or New York. :D

Thank YOU, Wingtip team for giving us all such an amazing manga of meaningful depth. Even if it’s of old style, it literally captivates my curious heart! I genuinely enjoyed reading this exquisite story.

Also, thank you for wishing us all, “Happy CNY & Valentine’s Day!” so personally with heartfelt sincerity! *hugs*
It truly does make my day delightfully GREAT~!!

Hey, all you Chinese & Eurasian fans of Chinese descendants, let’s look forward to celebrating the joys of reunion dinner & receiving RED hongbaos with happiness~! ;)

Comment by La Jazz — February 12, 2010 @ 10:39 pm

It finally ends !! I feel somewhat happy and sad at the same time. Happy that it has a really good ending but sad that another good manga has ended ;__;
I feel happy for both of them, although I wanna see more of their relationship. xD

Comment by pyo — February 12, 2010 @ 11:31 pm

that last page is describes what i love best about this manga. *exhale*

thank you wingtip, for sharing Ashita no Ousama with us, for your wonderful translations, the high quality of your scans, and the regular releases that did not compromise the dynamic story of Yuu.

Comment by Manali — February 13, 2010 @ 2:38 am

To all the staff who put in their time, effort, and incredible abilities - thank you. This was my first Wingtip manga to read, and I’m so SO GRATEFUL for all that you’ve done. I like the manga, but it’s not just how brilliant the manga is - it’s ALSO how brilliant YOU are for bringing out its shine. You guys are all amazing!!

Comment by quixoticpixel — February 13, 2010 @ 9:17 am

Oh my god, I just found out today that this series is completed. I’m so sad and happy at the same time that this manga is finished. This is really my favorite manga of all time, I’m always happy when I download the latest chapter and it always makes my day even when I’m down. I love, love, love this series to the core. Thank you and Happy Valentine’s!

Comment by Marieay — February 13, 2010 @ 1:28 pm

Fantastic story *_* . I’ve had it on my wishlist for a while, then I realized i t had just been completed and… some hours of reading marathon later I can only bow to the author and say a big THANK YOU to you, lovely WT staff, for your taste and your generosity in sharing this with the world.
Again, many, many thanks ^_^.

Comment by elianthos — February 14, 2010 @ 7:00 am

I honestly think this was one of the very best mangas I have ever read. I adored it soooooo much, I can barely describe! Thank you for all the hard work to translate it.

Comment by wisp — March 20, 2010 @ 11:48 am

i know there’s already countless thanks before me…
but i still want to add another thanks for scanlating this manga..
i know it’s already too late since it’s finish long ago.. but i still feel so grateful..
so THANK YOU SO MUCH :* xoxo

Comment by novita — January 14, 2011 @ 1:07 am

I just found this series two days ago, and just just finished the volumes right now…

Ashita no Ousama is fantastic! Thank you so very much for translating this! Sasaya is absolutely one of my favorite protagonists ever, and I love seeing her friendships with Maki and Ohara. The romance was sweet, as well; it was great seeing one where everyone had their foibles and fears, but also generally had their heads on straight.

Thank you thank you!

Comment by j. — June 12, 2011 @ 8:02 am

I read Ashita no Ousama as you guys scanlated it, and I just got the craving to read it again! Such a beautiful manga. So thanks so much for the hard work! I’ve really enjoyed a number of the other manga you’ve worked on (especially Oishii Kankei and Fukuyadou Honpo… and now I’m reading Real Clothes too) as well, so I just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work! Checking wingtipcafe has become a great part of my Friday routine — I always enjoy seeing what you’ve put out! Keep up the good work!

Comment by DES — June 26, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

this series is one of my favorite manga of all time :) the manga was wonderful, the character is lively and very real in a way, i cried for god knows how many time reading it over and over again. Thank you so much for doing this wonderful job, i really admire your work, the quality of translation and the enthusiasms you pour into it :)

Comment by poppyevil — November 20, 2012 @ 4:08 am

Many thanks for this manga :) I’m a fans for Emiko Yachi sensei’s work. Sabbath Cafe is by far still my favorite manga since I was small. Keep your good work Wingtip cafe crew, and i love you Emiko sensei :D

Comment by Ms. Tumbler — January 17, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

I recently re (re-re-re) read this manga and yet again I’m so grateful to everyone who worked on scanlating it. It is one of my favorite works in any medium. Thank you!

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