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Mou Hitori no Marionette  
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This story revolves around a young ballerina named Nanami. A talented director, Jin, becomes involved in Nanami's life when her father collapses in his arms, begging him to deliver a bouquet to his daughter after her first major performance. Her father dies, but Jin has seen enough of Nanami to be convinced of her talent. He offers to pay for ballet school if she agrees to act in his troop. Their potential relationship is complicated by Jin's split personality, for his cruel half overpowers his kind side, making their lives wonderfully angst filled and difficult.


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Associated Names
Búp Bê Mario
Mo Hitori no Marionette
Mo Hitori no Marionnette
One More Marionnette

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Latest Release(s)
v.8 c.46-47+ Extra (end) by Shojo Manhwa Scans over 6 years ago
v.8 c.45 by Shojo Manhwa Scans over 6 years ago
v.8 c.44 by Shojo Manhwa Scans over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
4 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.2 / 10.0 (69 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.01 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 25th 2015, 10:36pm PST



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Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

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I feel depressed...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Reika_StaR
March 13th, 2012, 12:12am
Nope, it's not because of the storyline rather on how the plot and characters are being developed. When I first read this series, I had so much hope, the first volume promised potential for this manga but as I read on everything fell flat.

The plot felt okay yet at the same unrealistic. I sometimes felt no symphathy for the characters, the main who is a novice actress with absolutely no experience getting the main role is unbeleivable (she has talent, so what? I rather see her slowly climd to the top and prove to everyone that she has talent, I symphathize more to the side cast who got cast away because of this).

Anothe things is even when she boldly makes mistake again and again and having no idea she had done something wrong, people will consult her about it but I never felt she had done serious reflection on it since she keeps repeating them, it makes her seem arrogant in my opinion. Well if the main guy spoils her rather than corrects her mistakes, it's no wonder she isn't affraid to do them again.

Also I have noticed is that the main actors and actresses of the stage who are supposed to be "professionals" keeps acting like children even at the most "crucial" time (this has happened multiple times), but I guess that another plot thing that the authors does to make her main character shine more by fixing the supposed prefossional actors and actresses mistakes even though she's a beginner in all this acting thing, another unrealistic event. The only professional I'm seen is Yuuki and too bad his apperance is only limited.

I'm already at volume 5 and I don't know if I'll continue reading this. I just realized now that rather than a series of fulfilling dreams, this is more like a romance series since the main girl makes me feel that she thinks of the main guy 75% of the time and 25% for her career and studies and other things.

If you want a similar setting to this then read Skip Beat or even better Ashita no Ousama, this series was a piece of art, everything was a blast from start to end.

I give this a 5 because it's not a bad series, there were some highlight in the plot BUT there were just so many things that is annoying that it got buried by the annoying things.

... Last updated on March 13th, 2012, 12:18am
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I like it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cobalt_rain
July 5th, 2011, 4:10pm
So far its good and i enjoy reafing it. I feel bad for nanami because all she really wants to do is damce ballet, but then the guy tricks her into acting and then everyone gets all mad at her. Well if anything the romance has the potential to be super cute.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mercury160
June 8th, 2011, 8:03pm
This is a much more rushed series than Glass Mask, but it's so rare to find heart-felt mangas focused on drama. Thus, I am hopeful that this manga will turn out well. That is, of course, if you can handle old drawings styles.
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