July 20, 2015

Mademoiselle Butterfly


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?

Candy’s Rating: 7/10

Candy’s Notes: Short little manga with a cute romance story about a young geisha and a tattoo artist in 1900’s Japan. The time period gives the manga its character and is a vital part of the manga. Acceptable ages are younger so do not freak out at the age gap or the fact she is a geisha at such a young age. The manga is kinda episodic in a  sense that every chapter some new drama appeared, and was immediately solved within that chapter, except for the last plot line. That’s nto a bad thing, especially since later in the manga, those aspects that seemed episodic, start to tie up and forma  conclusive plot. I just didn’t like how they were literally solved in the same chapter.

I wouldn’t say the ending is rushed, it’s just, done well?I’m not sure, but the way it was handled, I didn’t like it. Like I like the ending, just not the handling of it. The art is beautiful. Every time Chinatsu made a tattoo, I would just admire the page for a bit before reading on. It’s a sweet romance where the two support each other and grow with each other, but it’s effected by the handling of things. What did bother me a lot was reading the same intro every freaking chapter! Like I just read this 10 seconds ago, why do I need to read it again!! (this isn’t reflected in my score due to it being a dumb reason, but still, CRAP WAS ANNOYING!). Fall one more time butterfly, please, do it…..KILLING ME HERE MAN!

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  1. I agree with you Sweet-Chan.

    Yeah. The art was pretty, but I just didn’t like how the chapters panned out. I’d have liked it a little more if more stories took two chapters to play out, instead of one chapter one story.

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