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Description
Each of the high-school student in the small dance club is there for a different reason. Natsu joined due to her love of hip-hop dance, and Haba Takahiro's presence is all thanks to some relentless bullies. Whatever brought them all to the club, they're now learning about the different styles of social dance from the skillful vice president Kazumi and the hesitant president Hajime. As they learn the joys of dancing, they will also grow closer to each other...

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
BUTTER!!! [バター!!!]
BUTTER!!!热舞青春

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.13 by Transcendence (27d ago)
v.3 c.12 by Transcendence (260d ago)
v.2 c.11 by Transcendence (364d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (63 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.83 / 10.0
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September 22nd 2014, 12:42pm PST

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Year
2009

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Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #922 increased(+171)
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3 Month Pos #1530 increased(+873)
6 Month Pos #2624 increased(+797)

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On 363 wish lists
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So far, so good.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by .Kaii
November 7th, 2012, 6:35am
There's only a few chapters scanned right now so I can only give my evaluation about the start of the series, but!

I think that this is something that has a lot of potential.

There are six characters who seem to be central to this story, and all of them have their own quirks. Nothing too 'extreme' that you sometimes see in other manga, but they are definitely not boring. For instance, between the president and vice-president at first, I thought we were going to get a run-of-the-mill situation.
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The president is just a 'figurehead' and the vice-president is the real talent or brains. While that seems true to some extent, it's clearly not all there is to it!


I wasn't sure about the main male lead either - but then I realised that he's a very accurate portrayal of social anxiety. The other, likeable, good-looking male character seems a bit shallow at this point, but I do like their interactions.
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When Kakei glared at Takahiro after being brushed off. I think it shows that he isn't just a token character and he may have his own opinions.


The female lead is very charming, and I really look forward to seeing how she develops!
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Not so sure about how quickly she 'overcame' her disappointment over not being in a hip hop club, though. On one hand, it could be just part of her character to bounce back while on the other, it may be lazy writing. I hope we see more of her insights!


The dance aspect is also very, very interesting and - I think - well illustrated. It's not overly glamourised. I myself have no idea about ballroom dancing but the very fact that it's got be interested speaks volumes about how it's been integrated nicely into the story.

Do pick up this manga and give it a try!

... Last updated on November 7th, 2012, 6:41am
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I want to learn ballroom dancing now, god.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by elisegrey
August 29th, 2012, 3:18pm
Yamashita Tomoko is a treasure - this is not a point that's up for debate. I love her yaoi, her josei, and her shoujo, but this seinen is (I think) where she might demonstrate quite how good she really is. The first chapter alone is pretty effing good, character-, plot- and art-wise, but there's an indefinable something, a kind of life that she brings to her projects that is impossible to ignore right from the off, and that she shows *super* well in Butter!!!.

Above all that, however, is that the empathy for her subjects comes in buckets. It's lovely.

... Last updated on August 29th, 2012, 3:36pm
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