Chou no Michiyuki
Flight of the Butterflies
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Chou no Michiyuki

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Japanese: 蝶のみちゆき
English: Flight of the Butterflies
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 28, 2014 to Nov 27, 2014
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Ran
Authors: Takahama, Kan (Story & Art)


Score: 7.291 (scored by 601601 users)
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Ranked: #50892
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Popularity: #11251
Members: 1,499
Favorites: 10
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"Sorry—I know you must've been lonely. Don't worry. I won't keep you waiting long..."

Maruyama, Nagasaki's pleasure district—where the music of shamisens mingles with the language of foreign lands. From artist Kan Takahama comes a tale of love and death: a beautiful courtesan, a man on his deathbed, and their secret past...

(Source: comiXology)


Chou no Michiyuki was published digitally in English as Flight of the Butterflies by Media Do International/LEED on January 9, 2018. It was also released in Spanish by Ponent Mon on October 13, 2015; in French by Glénat on April 5, 2017; in German by Carlsen on August 1, 2017; and in Brazilian Portuguese by Pipoca & Nanquim on September 18, 2019.




Jun 6, 2023
A high-quality one-volume manga with art renderings and panels like cinema, with deep characters, and an interesting setting during the late-Edo period.

I'm surprised that, for just a short manga, the art is really good and unique. It has a distinct style that differentiates itself from other, more orthodox, manga. It almost has a sort of 'cartoon' feel to it yet it is very much a manga. The way shadows are rendered on top of objects is also very well-drawn, it gives off so much emotion to each panel. It's almost as if I'm watching an old movie. I'm no expert, but I feel like the ...
Dec 19, 2022
This manga is very aptly named.

It isn't something that I would call a masterpiece; it isn't something that you'll think of, time and time again, or something that will weigh heavily on you. But when you're reading it, it feels as though you're a voyeur to a small, deeply intimate scene.

The plot is simple, and occasionally predictable, but not in a bad way. All of the characters, even the glamorous oiran, have the carefully written temperaments of real, genuine people.

It is in every way a modest story of love and sadness. One that makes you want to see more, to understand and ...
Feb 9, 2021
I loved this manga. Because, at least, it's original.
It's beautiful in its own way. The art is so well made... in my opinion. And I can believe this story has happened in the past, it is realistic.
When you read, you kinda feel the emotions of the characters. I mean, you can feel the pain, the joy, the relief. I highly recommend it.
It´s a story that everybody should at least know that exists.
I repeat: this is beautiful. Please, give it a try.
The art is awesome. I hope that the artist will get more recognized in the future.

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