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Chouchou Kumo  
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Collection of short stories:

1) Butterfly Cloud
Best friends Kiyo, Kanta, and Goma live in a small, depopulated island in the Seto Inland Sea. One day, a transfer student from Tokyo arrives. Before long Ritsuka, a cute and fair-skinned girl, started hanging out with the three best friends, but what happens after?
This story was released as a oneshot in the Bitter - Nakechau Koi Monogatari anthology volume.

2) Middle School First Year - Less Than Love
Koizumi Kana is in love. And her love for Fujimoto made her imagine him as a total different person and do all sort of silly things, even as far as to steal a pencil lead. What will happen when suddenly Fujimoto asks her out and she finds out that he is not the person she imagined?

3) Middle School Second Year - Man Hater
Mitsuki Abe is always being sexually harassed which lead to her aversion for men. Torii after being falsely accused for groping Abe decides to catch the real culprit. What will happen when Torii betrays her by accidently kissing her. Will Abe ever trust any other men? Will Torii catch the real culprit and be the exception for Abe's hatred?

4) Middle School Third Year - The Cherry Blossoms Scatter


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Associated Names
Butterfly Cloud

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1-4[end] by Aerandria Scans over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (233 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.48 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 20th 2015, 11:43am PST



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Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

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3 Month Pos #2411 increased(+1046)
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Year Pos #5286 increased(+1297)

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On 207 wish lists
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Worth reading   
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by Shimma
March 1st, 2017, 11:44am
The first two chapters are really cute and worth the reading. The second ones are just for those who likes Ashihara style or just want simple shojos.
The first story feels bittersweet, but I like the atmosphere similar to Sunadokei: Summer, Ocean, Town, Friendship.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Am I allow to say that I like Stomach Shit very much? Thats a friend! And even more...

The second story is really cute, specially since it can be considered a typical shojo, there is something new and interesting in the relationship of the characters. Simple and really happy.

... Last updated on March 1st, 2017, 11:46am
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An honest opinion   
Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
by milkgreentea
January 30th, 2014, 5:41pm
It's a little deep and more in-depth than most, but definitely could be better-especially the side stories! The main was a really good analysis of human nature but the ending, though slightly depressing, was realistic and satisfying, though a little open. An enjoyable read.
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second story!!   
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by Jorougumo
December 26th, 2013, 4:45pm
Second story must be the best middle school oneshot shoujo ive ever read. I was so happy that i came to write a comment without finishing the volume completely smile hurray to ashihara-sensei! smile
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developed stories   
Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by whitespade
October 4th, 2012, 5:21am
me, i like happy endings. if i want to spend my time reading a manga, i expect it to reward me with happiness. however, i absolutely love the first story. it is not what one used to, but it is realistic in a good way. i like the character development, from a bright cheerful child to a moody teenager with a cross to bear. i like the unexpected addition in the love triangle, i seldom see that in my reading. it does not have a happy ending, but it have a good ending - they resolved their past and try to make a new future.
the other stories are also good, with great characters that actually have personalities - they are not vapid angels, always fill with good will, but girls with that can also feel hate as well as love.
it is a good manga. a step up from the usual fare, a step in the right direction.
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
April 14th, 2012, 8:16am
What's with the main story?! How could the main protagonist not ending up with the person she likes?! Not to mention that the dude she likes ends up with someone else?! Man, I hate crappy endings like this. Okay, so what if she ended up with the another guy instead? What exactly happened between them? Does she even like him anyway? Even though he comforted her and travel with her? Honestly saying, it makes no sense and I won't give a high rating for a crappy manga with a crappy ending. At least I gave it a 4 for the other stories instead. Hmph!

... Last updated on April 14th, 2012, 8:16am
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Done well.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by MySwirl
November 19th, 2009, 1:35pm
Well, Ashihara-sensei mostly do good jobs and I really enjoyed reading Chouchou Kumo. It was really touching I think. The second one was to childish for my favour. It's not what I expected of Ashihara. The third story seemed to be a kind of clueless Shojo-thing with a middle-schooler with HUUUGE breast but in fact, Ashihara tried to show that this is a hard thing for those girls, I think.The last story is the same. It seems like a mainstream story about a pupil-teacher realtionship but the author put some... "eagerness" in it with some special aspects (to call it by the name: serious problems at home wuth violence).

Plus I adore her drawings. This one was ok compared to her other ones.
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i like the second story   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by lollizees
August 3rd, 2009, 12:42am
i think the second story is actually really funny...=-)
the girl is such a creeper and a bit annoying, but i think that's what makes the story really appealing. i mean, come on! who treasures a pencil lead from the person they like! anyway i thought all the stories were good. GO ASHIHARA HINAKO!
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Rating: N/A
by TearsShed
February 7th, 2009, 6:27am
I dint really like the first two storys. i only read those two.
I taught the first one was going to be really good beacuse of people here saying it was but honestly its not, it ended with you thinking what happend. it was to fast.
The second story also its obvious they ended up going out but who knows if they break up or what leaves you thinking alot.
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Rating: N/A
by musicalmaria25
February 6th, 2009, 8:52pm
yeah, i dont like the main story, it makes me depressed. its not supposed to be sad or anything, but i feel like it kinda reassures some generalizations that i dont want to be true.
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first story <3   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by nutz
January 25th, 2009, 1:16pm
The first story was by far my favorite. One of the best oneshots ever. It was really touching and so realistic. I would've given it a 10 if not for the other oneshots that were a little disappointing.
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