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Mademoiselle Butterfly  
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From Shoujo Manga Maniac:
Butterfly is a young geisha in training. She loves and admires her childhood friend, Chinatsu-san. He’s a tattoo artist, and he paints butterflies on her arms and is kind to her. One day she visits Chinatsu and finds a naked woman there. Butterfly is devastated at the thought of her friend with another girl all along. Soon after, a rich foreigner offers to buy Butterfly and take her to live luxuriously in a faraway land with him. She’ll miss life at home, but maybe it will help her forget Chinatsu. But does she really want to?

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Memories of You


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Associated Names
マドモワゼル バタフライ

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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (803 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.52 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 10th 2015, 3:44pm PST



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LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

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3 Month Pos #1543 increased(+167)
6 Month Pos #1751 increased(+160)

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So awesome & friggin' sad!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
April 23rd, 2012, 7:42am
I really cried at the last chapter!!! I really thought that Chinatsu...okay, I won't spoil it for you so figure it out yourself. I was really happy with the ending. Oh the twins are so cute!! This manga is really a must read! The story is very simple, yet feels so tragic like. Now I can feel how those people in the olden days feel like when they go through this kind of hard times. It's so sad. Very sad! It kinda makes me feel thankful that there's no war now. Really, try this manga!!
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A little too perfect maybe?   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ChildofSecrets
April 6th, 2012, 4:09am
The only thing this story lacks in is in its flaws. The plot and art were used extremely well to embody emotions of the characters as well as the historic mood of the story as it unfolded. What stands out to me most is how much the story changes and how you can feel the main character becoming more mature - the time lapsing was perfect, not too fast or too slow. And I also liked that we get to see pretty much the full length of the characters' youth and happiness. In addition, I unexpectedly got teary-eyed near some sad parts and frankly the story moved me. I didn't expect it to because I'm personally not really into historical manga but the elements were presented in a very casual and realistic way that was never too much of one thing. In all, you could say the historic element grows on you the deeper you read on. However, the story was a bit predictable (I could pretty much map out every next plot twist) but it wasn't really a bad thing that things fell into their places either.

Rating: 9. Overall I personally wasn't blown away by the whole of it. I look back and only remember certain highlighted elements but not to the point where I would re-read it.
But I'd say its the perfect "romance/slice of life" for someone who wants a very clean and light read.

... Last updated on February 8th, 2013, 9:26pm
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a favorite!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xheike
February 12th, 2012, 6:51am
I love it! A rare find. I love Chinatsu and Butterfly! smile It's cute, sweet, sad..and just perfect. They truly love each other, huh. biggrin I don't really cry for stories, but this sure is one of the few that got me teary eyed!
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Smiley Face :-)   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
December 4th, 2011, 8:57pm
Memoirs of a Geisha much? lol LOVE at first read :-) I loved the history and the story and just about everything!! The art wasn't that bad either. But being the romantic that I am, I have to say that the story just about did it for me. I wish the story was a little bit longer, but I think that it was still good. Very satisfied with this series :-)
Read it!!

... Last updated on December 4th, 2011, 9:12pm
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You can't explain the joy of reading!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by P0laris
November 11th, 2011, 6:40pm
This manga my number one favourite manga! I've seen a lot of mangas, but no one made me feel such emotions. This manga is so beautiful, sometimes funny and realistic. I could felt what the character were feeling. I read it like 4 times, and i never get tired. Chinatsu for me, is the best male lead ever! He cared so much for Butterfly, the best couple ever!.. It made wanted to had such a beautiful boyfriend like him. You CAN'T not read this awesome manga. You won't regret it even one second. The last chapters were so sad, that i really cried and thought that people in real life that has to live in war and suffer so much. Thanx so much for the scanlators for their awesome and great job. ^^ And there is the brother of Chinatsu who made me laugh so hard, love him! xD

... Last updated on July 21st, 2014, 9:20pm
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The perfect romance   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 1122shadows
September 30th, 2011, 9:04pm
You can't get more heart warming than this. Butterfly falls in love with Chinatsu, a renowned tatoo artist. Together they form a committed bond towards one another. The story chronicles their love and struggles through the Japan of the 1940s. The depicted romance is deeply moving and filled with happy and tearfully sad moments. You get drawn into their surreal love as they evolve though the romance. My only complaint is that I wished this was longer because it's such a great read, I just didn't want it to ever end.
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Loved it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by asianpride
September 17th, 2011, 8:31pm
this is just an amazing manga (: not gonna lie, it made me cry...both tears of sadness & tears of happiness xD it was one of the first mangas i read ... like 3 years ago ... and i still love it!
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Good one   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Sagiri_chan
September 14th, 2011, 4:17am
Normally, I rarely pick up any historical series. I sometimes got the feeling that those series were making fun of history which I really love. Others made me feel that mangaka put historical element just to draw beautiful outfit. Even though, there are some great historical series. This one is one of them. It's not perfect for me because I can predict most part (like other typical shoujo). But the post-marriage part is really unpredictable (except the ending), and it's surprisingly good. I really love the historical element in this manga. WW II is my farvourite event in history.

... Last updated on September 18th, 2011, 3:21am
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beautiful manga   
Rating: N/A
by sayurimei
July 27th, 2011, 9:33am
for me this is little masterpiece, i have read my share of manga, and this catch me from the beginning, the art, the story, everything is amazing... And man, this made me cry so much i tough my heart was not going to be able to take...
Is a most read!!!
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Simply AMAZING!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hivemind
June 19th, 2011, 12:06pm
I cannot begin to express the emotions that came out of me when reading this. Although it is a very short story, I swear those 9 chapters will impact you even more than a manga with a 100 volumes.

... Last updated on May 24th, 2013, 5:05am
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