Manga: Gokinjo Monogatari

Gokinjo Monogatari (Neighborhood Story) is a seven-volume Slice of Life manga by Ai Yazawa than ran in Shueisha's Ribon magazine from 1995 to 1998. It tells the story of Mikako Koda, a teenager who dreams of becoming a fashion designer, her childhood friend and beau Tsutomu Yamaguchi, and their friends, all of them students in the Yazawa Arts High School.

Several characters have appearances in Paradise Kiss, which is a Spin-Off continuation. It was adapted into a 50-episode anime, a feature film, a soundtrack CD and a CD-drama were also released.

Gokinjo Monogatari provides examples of: