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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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Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

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Weekly Pos #916 increased(+66)
Monthly Pos #1310 increased(+125)
3 Month Pos #1582 increased(+128)
6 Month Pos #1744 increased(+167)

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Multi-layered and interesting   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by .Miki-chan.
February 21st, 2015, 1:03pm
I have been a fan of this mangaka for a while. Once again, I was not disappointed! The art is simple and cute. The characters are lovable but not two-dimensional. For a shoujo, this manga deals with some pretty heavy topics (being sold by your family, some trials of being a geisha, and the hardship of life for average Japanese people during WWII). But it manages do to so without being dark and depressing. Butterfly is a great heroine - she is happy and can be dense, but she is also strong and not constantly crying everywhere. Overall, it's a great slice of life that will leave you feeling happy at the end. smile
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It was good, to me.   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by RaikaRai
August 25th, 2014, 4:17am
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Wao when I got to the end and he supposed to be dead and I was thinking to myself, about to cry, "but this is not categorise as tragedy..." we'll anyways, after that Butterfly is shown to be more mature and strong, and then suddenly he came back == and then they had two more kids == so productive...and huh, Chinatsu feels like super old, he got to see Butterfly when she was a kid and know he also see the kids growing up haha old geezer~ how old is he by the way ==

Well this was a really heartwarming story, especially when you see the family all together, ahh happy it and happy family, I liked how we get to see the girl growing up, hehe year by year it's so fascinating to see her become more beautiful and lady-like ^_^

... Last updated on August 25th, 2014, 4:22am
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Pretty good   
Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
by moonmystery
February 16th, 2014, 6:32pm
The manga is pretty good. It has a casual way of introducing the romance between the two characters, and it is surprisingly believable. It has its share of melodrama (just the right amount) for a short story.

But, the best part of the manga was that it made me realize just how lucky I am to live in the 21st Century, to not be affected by war, unlike some Middle Eastern countries.
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Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by ivypaw1
December 15th, 2012, 8:05am
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I cried when she saw the letter that said that Chinatsu was 'dead'. Aww.... The storyline feels like so real.. also there are wars.... and I love the historical element in the manga... Feels so realistic...
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This is beautiful   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by alex3510
July 24th, 2012, 2:46pm
Such a sweet bitter story that brings tears to my eyes. I have now read it twice and each time is just as breathtaking. May be a shoujo, but her situation, his life and the lives around them are all so layered with sadness and despair that its incredible. The setting is also fabulous as it shows the destruction of war. It's so sad and tear jerking that you must prepare ahead of time and get your tissues!
What a gem!
PS: I absolutely adored Matsuura, his darkness and bitterness is so intriguing, as well as his views on society. He sent shivers up my spine...

... Last updated on July 24th, 2012, 4:29pm
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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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xhimawarix
March 17th, 2011, 8:06pm
I put off the manga for a long time now because it didn't seem to appeal to me the story line and all. But since I love the author I read this despite me not really wanting to read this because I didn't want it to be some complicated love story. It was a very enjoyable manga, very light and easy going.
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Gyah TT^TT   
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by himitsusaru
February 3rd, 2011, 8:31am
This is one of my Favs now (heehee) I loved the story and the art.The characters are so damn cute i could hug 'em. It really is one unique manga. In vol.2, the feelings were played around so much i felt like crying. But in the end, all's well. YAY! Recommended~~Nyaha. The one-shot was extremely saddening but i liked it alot. The omake was funny it made me smile :>
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