Papillon: Hana to Chou
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Papillon: Hana to Chou

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Chrysalis: Flower & Butterfly
Japanese: パピヨン -花と蝶-
English: Papillon
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 13, 2007 to Nov 13, 2009
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Themes: Psychological Psychological, School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend
Authors: Ueda, Miwa (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.491 (scored by 36973,697 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #26202
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Popularity: #2160
Members: 7,474
Favorites: 100

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Synopsis

Both in appearance and personalities, twin sisters Ageha and Hana Mizuki could not be any more different from each other. Separated at birth until second grade, Ageha had grown up in the countryside, being raised by her grandmother, while Hana lived in the city with their parents. Due to their contrasting upbringings, the quiet and reserved Ageha constantly lives in the shadow of her outgoing and charismatic sister.

During her childhood, Ageha befriended a boy named Ryuusei Koike and has been in love with him since. When she moved back in with her parents, the two lost contact with each other, but she was surprised to see him again in high school. Even so, she cannot bring herself to talk to him, much less confess her love for him. Seeing her woes, a mysterious man tells Ageha if she proclaims her love out loud, then Ryuusei will surely return her feelings.

Thinking he is delusional, Ageha humors the idea, only for Ryuusei to enter the room and remember their childhood together. Their reunion is short-lived, however, when Hana decides to swoop in and steal Ryuusei from Ageha out of jealousy. Just when she loses hope of ever being with him, the stranger from before reappears, promising to help Ageha take Ryuusei back.

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Background

Papillon: Hana to Chou was partially published in English as Papillon by Del Rey, who published the first six volumes from October 14, 2008 to November 23, 2010 before becoming defunct. Volumes five and six were combined into a single volume.

The series has also been published in Chinese by Ching Win Publishing Co., Ltd., in French by Pika Édition, and in Italian by Star Comics.

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Apr 16, 2012
charlieseilrahc (All reviews)
AMAZING!

The beginning is kinda weird. And I definitely don't like that a 24 year old goes out with a high school student. But their relationship never goes into "dark territories" so to speak.
If you don't like the start either, stick with the story for a bit. The character development is really good, and the last few chapters are perfect. This is definitely not one of those manga's that start of really good and have a bad ending - leaving you with things to be desired. It leaves you feeling satisfied, happy (and if you are cheesy enough, tingly all over :) ).
Feb 27, 2016
unbalanc3dchem5t (All reviews)
this review will contain spoilers, so read at your own risk- ALSO THE CHARACTER IS NOT A TOMBOY SO IF IT'S WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR, DON'T BOTHER READING THE MANGA FURTHER.


I started reading this manga based on the number of positive reviews and recommendations on certain forums for shoujo manga involving a tomboy protagonist. As I continued to read, i sympathized and related with the main character for the unwarranted sister rivalry and i was hooked in. The story starts with the main character (Ageha) having a crush on her childhood friend Ryuusei and fantasizing about being in a relationship with him, however due read more
Mar 14, 2021
moraldisorder (All reviews)
What a disaster, a downright sloppy mess with an awful plot and annoying characters. Papillon is a drama filled teen romance manga about competing twins that tries to dig into some touchy subjects like insecurity, childhood abandonment, post-partum depression, and traumatic loss.

Ageha is a quiet and shy country girl that feels that she is undesirable next to her beautiful and popular city girl twin sister, Hana. The first few volumes of the manga deal with the twins butting heads over boys. Hana feels left out if she doesn’t receive the same love and affection that her sister does. She reminded me of a toned-down version read more
Jun 28, 2014
ragesugar (All reviews)
I usually feel the student/teacher type of manga is overdone and usually boring. However, the depth of the main character's stories were impressive compared to the many other manga I've read. They are flawed and damaged character's, which is rare to find in a manga (especially shoujo).

The artwork is well done compared to some of the manga out there. There isn't anything spectacular, but the artwork is smooth and not distracting other than the very attractive rival male characters (Teacher and Mamura).

While I did cheer for my OTP I knew it would never be, but it was still enjoyable to cheer for read more

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