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When a young girl loses her confidence to dance, she fears she'll never set foot on the stage again. But then she falls in love with an all-guy avant-garde dance troupe and their leader...and everything changes. Soon, her primary goal in life is to join the troupe and snag the guy. So what if she's missing a Y-chromosome? She's got spunk, skill, and passion--and, in the end, she hopes that love will conquer all.
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I really liked the ballet aspect of this manga. It's a pleasant shoujo and the romance was nice, somewhat bittersweet as it's not a romance without it's complications and shortcomings (which makes it more like a normal, common romance that more people can relate to - a plus in it's own) and non-irritating (unlike some shoujo I've experienced that had "romance" that was mostly perverted and seemed as if the mangakas had no real experience with romance whatsoever). The art was decent - the ballerinas looked very graceful and the pages looked nice and clean. The heroine had a great goal and an admirable ambition towards ballet. The theme of striving for your dreams was great. I enjoyed reading this manga and it's definitely a bonus if you are interested in ballet.
... Last updated on July 23rd, 2008, 11:48pm
At the beginning i did not think too much of the art but i warmed up to it rather fast. I could not stop laughing at times which made it quite entertaining so this one is a good read, the story is also touching at times. Thank God there was not too much drama like in most shoujos.
Very typical shoujo about ballet
The only non-typical thing about it is that itís short and fits the whole plot in 4 volumes, which make the story a bit fragmentary with not much character development. The art is rather unskillful too (thankfully in the more recent authorsí works that has been changed for the better) All in all pretty average.
I can't say the art was my favorite, but it was pretty good. I liked the ballet spin on it, but as someone else said... It was kind of typical.
Plot was alright, the characters lack depth due to the short story, but i suppose you must give her credit for her pacing.
Art was prettttyyy bad.... It's not just the "old school' factor as some has mentioned, in fact i think most manga with nicely done "old school" art is in fact better. It's just that, well, the basic angles and proportions were quite off - ignoring the eyes because that's always off.
But thankfully, she improves and well, the storyline is enough to keep your attention as a light read.
This is a refreshing manga. The artwork is different, and the love story isn't sappy. It's one of those follow your dreams stories, and shows the importance of working hard. I think the last volume is missing some oneshots at the end. Apparently the scanlator didn't think they were important. Anyway, even if you aren't into ballet or dance you will probably like this.
... Last updated on April 4th, 2008, 11:03pm
I liked this!
I could never be a ballet dancer...nope, but this was really neat to read. I liked Aya's character. She's a simple character...not complex. She knows what she wants. She gets jealous, but she also understands that sometimes we have to allow those we love to do what they want. *sigh* I want it to be longer haha
Yeah, me too.
I liked this story. Ashihara Hinako-san always tells good story. And while some people may complain about the character development, I quite liked it. It's simple---just like Aya. Aya's not a complicated character. She knows what she wants, and she tries her best to get it. I thought the interaction between Aya and Akira was fabulous. It's not always a kiss kiss grope scene all the time, and you can't run around blabbing your feelings either. So, as 'love' scenes go, this was pretty alright. And I can't really complain about the art too much. I thought it looked pretty nice, though I can see that a few people thought differently. It's okay. Her art got way better, but as 'old' art goes, I can't complain.
Anyone up for a short little romance(that's not totally cliched and hyperactive) should go for this. It's cute, and it's somewhat original.
Once you get past the kinda oldschool art, you'll really enjoy this manga. The passion for dance is so incredible, it's like you can feel it yourself. It was very good, a nice read on any given day.