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Synonyms: Dance! Subaru
Japanese: 昴 -すばる-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 123
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 13, 1999 to Nov 2, 2002
Genre: Drama Drama
Themes: Performing Arts Performing Arts, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits
Authors: Soda, Masahito (Story & Art)


Score: 7.941 (scored by 16751,675 users)
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Ranked: #8832
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Popularity: #3374
Members: 6,027
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A small five-year-old girl named Subaru no longer has time for friends and play. Why is this? Her twin brother Kazuma is dying...and gradually forgetting everything. Even Subaru. And so the girl visits him every day, talking with him and dancing for him, trying to make him remember her. And he always does by the end of the day. Encouraged by a friend to join ballet classes, the girl does so and falls in love with the dance.

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Subaru was adapted as a live-action film in 2009.

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Mar 16, 2011
I'm amazed there is only one review for this series!

It's march break, and i have been going through series like mad, and stumbled on this. And wow, am i ever glad i did! This series made me cry, throw things at the wall and smile, and i enjoyed every minute of it. This is a series with so many messages, i think it should be a must read on everyone's list.

Story-9/10. The story is amazing, flows well and draws you in. You get hooked on what will happen next, and it's never what you expect. The only reason it's not a 10/10 is because the ...
Sep 25, 2016
Subaru outlines one of the greatest paradoxes of a certain kind of person in the most revealing light possible – namely it’s a fact that there are people who receive the greatest talent, and are hopelessly bored with it. This is because that mere fact has shuttled them into one – and only one – path in life. Society cannot view them as anything other than what they have been gifted with.

Exemplar of this would probably be Rimbaud, who had a ridiculously natural ear for poetic cadences to the point where he created his major output during his teenage years, and then abruptly quit the ...
Sep 29, 2012
A little girl can only communicate to her dying brother through dance.
Surprisingly powerful and enjoyable: this is Dance! Subaru.

I don’t know why, but I had this preconceived idea about Dance! Subaru. Maybe it was the fact it was a sports seinen, or that it’s cover art appeared to be very old, or even because it was about a girly sport called ‘ballet’. So imagine my surprise after I finished the first chapter: I did not expect it to be like this. It wasn’t just about ballet. It was about artistic expression with the body as a medium. Chapter after chapter, I soon found that I ...

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