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Synonyms: Hakuchou
Japanese: SWAN −白鳥−
English: Swan
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 21
Chapters: 208
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1976 to Apr 1981
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: Performing Arts Performing Arts
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Margaret
Authors: Ariyoshi, Kyouko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.731 (scored by 391391 users)
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Ranked: #15622
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Popularity: #8782
Members: 1,958
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Masumi Hijiri is a 16-year-old ballet student attending a small school in Japan. When she unexpectedly recieves an invitation to attend a special ballet competition, and later gains admission to a renowned ballet academy, she embarks on a grand adventure of friendship and hardship. She is the weakest of the students, and as such encounters several challenges, but her determination and faith in herself help guide her through the fierce world of ballet.

(Source: ANN)


Swan had fifteen volumes published in English by CMX Manga from December 1, 2004 to March 9, 2010 before the publisher went defunct.

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There are 15 out of 21 volumes physically released in English. As of right now I have completed the 7th volume and will likely update it when I'm either on the 15th one or finished with the series entirely.

A brief thought of my feelings on it: It's absolutely mesmerizing, I think anyone who has the opportunity to read it should read this beautiful piece at least once. The captivating artwork is the closest thing to angelic as you could possibly get. Watching Masumi climb to the top when she is lacking even down to fundamental points is so enthralling, every volume has me wanting ...

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