Mademoiselle Butterfly
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Mademoiselle Butterfly

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Synonyms: Memories of You
Japanese: マドモワゼルバタフライ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 8, 2001 to Aug 10, 2006
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: LaLa DX
Authors: Ogura, Akane (Story & Art)


Score: 7.901 (scored by 41864,186 users)
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Ranked: #9662
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Popularity: #2197
Members: 8,775
Favorites: 75
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Volumes: /2
Chapters: /10


Our heroine is a girl who lives as a geisha in Japan. She has a male childhood friend who's always been kind to her and is her favorite. He's a painter, only he paints on human body parts, and she loves it when he paints beautiful butterflies on her arms. She goes to visit him one day and finds a naked woman lying in his room. Immediately after, she gets a customer who's rich and very interested in her. The thought of being away from her friend pains her, but is everything really too late?

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Oct 18, 2021
I really have to say if there was ever a manga which was heavily underrated it would be this one! Firstly, I love how the plot really sinks into its historical time setting of the 1920s. This is a refreshing break from traditional popular romance animes which focus on school-life.

Mademoiselle Butterfly really captures how individuals were treated based on status, famine and poverty. I think that the author did a really fantastic job. Although, the manga series is very short - it isn't rushed and flows effortlessly.

I think the relationship in this manga is truly beautiful and really made me cry. 10/10 - the ...
Jan 29, 2018
This manga shows the relationship between a geisha and her childhood friend who is a body painter.

the moments shared by the two of them has been portrayed well, it had this bittersweet feeling throughout the manga.

since it is a historic manga you also get to see some of the challenges faced by them as individuals and as a couple in that time/era.

In my opinion, this manga was very much enjoyable except for the end which had some unwanted drama. even though those events were portrayed well and the emotions were conveyed properly, I still felt it was unwanted.
May 14, 2015
No. If you like shoujo, and can read yet another manga that adheres to the general trend of:

Girl falls in love with boy -> They get together -> Some hardship here -> Love prevails

Then read this. Otherwise, I'd give this a pass. This is the first manga I've ever rated at a 1, and I'm utterly shocked at why this has an 8.17 (as of this review). It's unoriginal. The characters are bland and flat. The girl is dense, and does everything for the interest of her husband, to the point where he's constantly on her mind.

The only redeeming feature was the art, but ...

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