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Subaru  
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Description
A small five-year-old girl named Subaru no longer has time for friends and play. Why is this? Her twin brother Kazuma is dying... and gradually forgetting everything. Even Subaru. And so the girl visits him every day, talking with him and dancing for him, trying to make him remember her. And he always does by the end of the day. Encouraged by a friend to join ballet classes, the girl does so and falls in love with the dance.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Moon (Sequel)

Associated Names

昴 スバル
舞吧!昴
Dance Subaru
Dance! Subaru

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Latest Release(s)
v.9 c.91 by AzakuraHime (1538d ago)
v.1 c.6 by Aerie Scans (1914d ago)
v.1 c.5 by Aerie Scans (1941d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (158 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.21 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 10th 2014, 2:57pm PST

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Year
2000

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Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #757 increased(+289)
Monthly Pos #1977 decreased(-49)
3 Month Pos #2312 increased(+179)
6 Month Pos #2599 decreased(-30)

List Stats
On 301 reading lists
On 340 wish lists
On 369 completed lists
On 21 unfinished lists
On 146 custom lists

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Really great! (Someone needs to pick this up...) 1950 days, 20 hours, 57 minutes ago

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Intense but begrudgingly beautiful   
Rating: N/A
by Sora Kiiro
June 13th, 2014, 4:43pm
I stopped halfway through the manga, when I'm fed up with Subaru's indecisiveness
Anyways, for those of u who does not mind that, go ahead and go for it!
You will love her talent, the art style and especially ballet!
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this manga is synonymous with awesomeness   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by deredere
December 18th, 2013, 7:47am
This manga deserves more views, I cannot fathom how this manga does not have more views, why doesn't this manga have more views? (Life's greatest mystery...)

First off, I hate seinen. I didn't even know this was seinen and the very fact it is throws me off because I've completed reading it and it wasn't like any seinen I have read. Neither was it shoujo/josei, regardless whatever it is, I am immensely glad to have read this, supremely, joyfully, wonderfully glad.

Moving on-

If you love a strong female character that is focused on her dreams; is completely flawed and definitely loveable, you should read this manga.

Also I like the art, it has character.

... Last updated on December 18th, 2013, 7:48am
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The way it's told is really good, but there were some serious flaws   
Rating: N/A
by ordos2011
July 29th, 2012, 11:04pm
I rarely see any story with such intensity and little character development. Like when Subaru met with the guy who resembles Kazama, i thought there could have been some development, but nothing happened. And the fellow Japanese dancer as well, she was shown in only a short time, and has not shown up ever since Subaru went to the US. But above all, i couldn't accept the dance with prisoners. It was absurb! Yet, Subaru's struggle seemed captivating and interesting. But i like it best when she was just a child

... Last updated on July 30th, 2012, 6:49am
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Art   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by decadde
May 14th, 2012, 7:03am
The art style threw me off the story a lot of time. This kind of an art style is more for some horror manga.
For example some scenes when they dance it is supposed to look pretty right? But instead it looks like a scene from hell.
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5   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by pseudoanon
July 23rd, 2011, 10:12pm
Went from good to great to pseudo-scientific BS. It peaked at a solid 8 or 9, but then steadily divorced itself from reason. The last 2 or 3 volumes were very much magical fantasy stuff that soured me to the whole thing.

... Last updated on July 23rd, 2011, 10:13pm
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Read it like a sport/seinen   
Rating: N/A
by Oddwaffle
May 9th, 2011, 9:35am
This series is closer to a sport series for seinen rather than shoujo or josei. The lack of romance, personal thoughts on love life and the focus on Subaru's dance is what makes this series less for shoujo/josei and more seinen.

The character Subaru is probably the only character in the manga gets all the strong developments. The other characters are more or less background or just there to further the story. I believe this is the intention because the sequel is "subaru's solitude standing". It's close to Glass Mask but without all the romance and 'tough' love and training.

Oh, the series is fully scanlated on mangafox

... Last updated on May 18th, 2011, 7:18pm
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Oddly captivating   
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by zeusosphere
October 30th, 2010, 6:05pm
I can't say that I like this manga particularly, or the characters either... (simply not lovable enough... except possibly Priscilla and Robby? But they hardly get into the limelight long enough for me to feel much for them...), and I can certainly say I really dislike the art (extremely sketchy and quite exaggerated... Subaru's, Mana's, and Takako's eyes, for example, are HUGE), but I have to say it's oddly captivating. I started reading this because the movie was cool, and I have to say I struggled for a bit with the first few volumes, but once the story caught hold it drew me in... kinda like how you'd expect Subaru's dance to draw you in, really. You might not exactly enjoy it, you might even feel it's painful, but you can't turn your eyes away.
With that said, I should probably mention Glass Mask. The two mangas are extremely similar in plot, both focusing on a young genius who throws away her old life to do the only thing they feel they could possibly do/live. However, the supporters, romantic relationships, and humour is simply not there. The focus is clearly on Subaru, and Subaru alone. Again, this is like what you'd expect from watching Subaru dance, and therefore probably on purpose. As for the lack of humour... this is serious business, so don't expect a light read. It's josei, not shoujo, after all.
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phenomenal   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by angelfire_aja
March 17th, 2010, 7:14am
this is one manga that made me forget about japanese cliches...gawd! sometimes i ask, "is this really a manga?" and that makes this a stunningly beautiful read. the many times i held back my tears and the many times i learn with the protagonist..it's one great read..I RECOMMEND THIS!!

As i think that it's been months since a manga had this great impact that i can't lose this chance to comment, it's not only good. in fact it's one of the bests!!
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Such a good manga!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Phooeyish
March 10th, 2010, 4:49pm
This story is absolutely fantastic-- I highly recommend it. The plotline is well made, the characters are supported and very realistic, and Subaru, the protagonist is one of those strong female lead characters that you absolutely cannot dislike. The art is pretty good, and the dancing scenes are especially well drawn out.

The storyline is pretty basic. Essentially, it focuses on how Subaru (the protagonist) is talented in something, and how she achieves and become successful in what she does, which is dancing. However, there are also lots of dramatic components-- the good kind, which really makes the story a lot more interesting and keeps you wanting more.

The only drawbacks of this manga is that it loses its momentum in the later chapters, where the plot starts to jump around all over the place.

... Last updated on November 28th, 2011, 2:44pm
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really good :x   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by wintermelon
August 24th, 2008, 8:51am
i havent read a lot of this but for now, i highly recommend it.
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