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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?

Also includes:
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)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (786 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.52 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 5th 2015, 5:22pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

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Weekly Pos #853 increased(+158)
Monthly Pos #1331 increased(+75)
3 Month Pos #1658 increased(+32)
6 Month Pos #1704 increased(+21)

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On 641 wish lists
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by Solibersity
February 17th, 2010, 6:51pm
I love the manga, of course some things could have been a sidestory in which the hero was still recovering in leyte ( An Island in My country...which gives plus points for mentioning the place 8D) and the time he spent there...but wishful thinking. The characters are cute and the story is dramatic without going to super emo mode that you wish the characters could have just died.
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by blackbuddha
August 27th, 2009, 4:05am
Okay, I've finished in one go and really enjoyed it. I guess deep down I'm somewhat corny and actually, I've been reading a lof of josei and shoujo lately.

So, this manga is simple to its core: from the art, the characters to the plot. Everything is predictable and you almost see every cliche in the shoujo type. But isn't true that the simplest thing hits you the most? A typical Japanese young girl is sold to a geisha house, got a crush on the boy next door and dreaming of being with him. It's like a stereotype! However, as the author kept the story short, only in 2 volumes, you can clearly say the characters' development and the progress of story. There isn't any wishy-washy moment but very causual problems. In total, the manga gives out a feeling of slice of life.

I might be biased since I read this while remembering the good times of me and my girlfriend and how things should have turned to be. But all in all, give this manga try and you won't regret its simplicity and completion.
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simple yet so beautiful!!~   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by otakuness
June 12th, 2009, 12:01am
i really like it!!!

the plot, the chracters, the development and also especially the ending!!! everything was all well well as their relationship!!!

i also like the fact that it showed the details of the world war 2...i have always seen the side of the story from my country...yeah im from the Philippines... but ive never been to leyte...

fufufufufufufufu...i really like it...its so heart warming and very...*sigh*

... Last updated on June 12th, 2009, 12:02am
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by jackblack901
May 27th, 2009, 12:53am
Historical theme especially war time is always the best theme for a romance story.

It doesnt break any new ground but there are only 2 vol so it's fine.
Art is great, the tattoo was drew really nice, love it ^^

... Last updated on May 27th, 2009, 1:03am
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Simple but heart warming story   
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by chulian1819
April 10th, 2009, 1:09pm
Love the way the story is tell, will the details of the time line, and how the love bettewn the characters develops in a steady way without been slow but sometines a bit fast (i prefer fast).

Love all the kimonos and the tattos details, great custome drawing.

A short but complete story, one of the few mangas that dares to tell the life stile of japan during the WW2 era.

Didnt put a 10 becauso some things coulb be tell in a better way and coudl length the story a little, and its predictable ending.

Great relax manga to read with a thender loving story
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
March 19th, 2009, 11:26pm
OMG.. this manga is so good. At first i was hesitant becuase i'm not so fond of historical manga's but this one just blew my mind! It was amazing and it was just so sweet. I Highly Recommend this manga for romance suckers out there, like me wink
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ps92
March 8th, 2009, 8:03pm
This manga is just sooo cuuute <3 it's so romantic and sweet and cute~ i practically fell in love with this manga~

definitely a good read!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kazzagal
March 1st, 2009, 9:13pm
I love this manga... It might be a little cliche, but it's still worth a read. The art's great and it's so sweet *-*
I cried... T_T
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kaeleer
February 5th, 2009, 8:36pm
It's pretty and its a very good read. Not groundbreaking in anyway, but still an amazing read. It's perfect for when you get sick of the typical shoujo plots
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by wee-Kauro
February 4th, 2009, 5:16am
It was a really beautiful manga, there were so many times I was about to cry, especially in the end..
It's really a manga worth reading!
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