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Mademoiselle Butterfly  
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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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マドモワゼル バタフライ

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v.2 c.9 & Extra (End) by Aerandria Scans & Shoujo Manga Maniac over 9 years ago
v.2 c.8 by Aerandria Scans & Shoujo Manga Maniac over 9 years ago
v.2 c.7 by Aerandria Scans & Shoujo Manga Maniac over 9 years ago
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2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (847 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.43 / 10.0
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February 11th 2017, 6:24pm PST



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LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moredrowsy
July 24th, 2015, 9:01pm
The manga starts off very cliche but as you read on past the early chapters, you'll realize this series is a very heartwarming story without all the normal shoujo bs.

There were some instances of drama but it doesn't drag on much. I know some people like drama that drags on for a long time because they think it's "realistic" but c'mon, who likes drama that lasts 5+ chapters? In this series, the drama is presented lightly as a plot device for both of them to mature their feelings. Both main characters become very likeable because they both make logical and sensible decisions. Nothing ridiculous like other shoujos.

I won't spoil the ending. Although the ending was predictable and forced, it was a satisfying. Like I said in the beginning of the review, this is a heartwarming story and it stays heartwarming that leaves you smiling.

There are two things that I do regret about this series. First, is that it was only two volumes. I feel that it should have been 3 or 4 volumes to flesh our their relationship more. Second, the mangaka should have flesh more of the side characters, especially the girls from the geisha house. The other girls were mentioned here and there but they were forgettable because nothing much was talked about them. Because of this, I feel that the series got axed but if it was, it was still very satisfying.

Anyways, it was a good read for a shoujo manga.

... Last updated on July 24th, 2015, 9:32pm
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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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If only the ending...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Alita258
December 31st, 2014, 3:28am
Nice enough, I was loving it, but the flow got lostin the ending, it was rush. And I believe this being such a well drawn manga, that the author could at least been more poetic about. Maybe they forced her to end it like that, I don't. What's nice is that it doesn't feel like shouju most of the time, it has deep meaning even if it's quite unrealistic in several parts, you can feel the characters grow, which is a deepness you don't often find in shouju, even less in such short mangas. Read it, it's light and short, and sweet.
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sweetwarm romance   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ajaykumaryadav
September 15th, 2014, 7:41am
Manga is beautifully portrayed::.
1.female lead struggle to be loved and her insecurities being Geisha;and her selfless devotion to male lead...
2.male lead is ambitious for his passion of tattoos....female lead bring calm and light in his life...
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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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Several thoughts...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by follybaby
April 4th, 2014, 10:26pm
When I first put this on my "Contenders" list (personal list of manga I want to read) it had been labeled as a "tragedy" in the genre section. I avoided this story for a year. Let me tell you-- I DO NOT do tragedies. I'm one of those people who will end up crying on floor, sobbing uncontrollably about whatever the hell happened-- asking "Why did they have to die?!?!?!" For example, try watching "Life of Pi" (unrelated movie) and imagine me in the before mentioned circumstance.


So, needless to say-- I'm able to comment now, not undergoing such an episode. It's not a tragedy. You may or may not get a couple of tears in your eyes towards the end, because it's that good of a real story. Don't worry tragedy avoiders-- you will not see the floor tonight.

Very cute story, could have been dragged out a couple of more chapters (particularly in the beginning), but good nonetheless. Certainly worth a read.
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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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*Sigh* why mangaka ? Why ! ?   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by slykid
June 7th, 2012, 4:36am
Why is the ending like that argggggggggh.The thing I didn't get is
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why the hell didn't Chinatsu flipping tell his rich dad to not let him go into war ??
I really did enjoy this and I usually haate short manga but I didn't feel as though I was reading a short manga although I think this manga would of still been good if longer smile

The ending felt very predictable and rushed tbh and I knew that
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when war was mentioned, their had to be a reason as to why it was (the mangaka wouldn't just throw that in outta nowhere -_-)
I loved the manga up until the end because I just felt like the ending was just thrown in outta nowhere and it just ddidn't suit the nice flow the story had going.I knew that the end would be like how it was when
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:four years was mentioned...
and at the end I was left thinking "err...where's the ending, cuzz this sure as hell ain't it"

All in all i'd say good story, random/uneeded ending.

Oh and don't read the comment below me if you don't want the whole manga to be ruined :/

... Last updated on June 7th, 2012, 4:43am
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