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Swan, Volume 10 (Swan #10)

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Round 2 of the World Ballet Competition is about to begin. Masumi is still shaken by the news regarding Kusakabe, the dancer she loved, yet she must now put her pain behind her and dance the performance of a lifetime. Aoi, her loyal and dedicated dance partner will certainly be there to support her, but what role might the mysterious Leonhardt Von Christ come to play in th ...more
Paperback, 197 pages
Published May 30th 2007 by CMX (first published April 1st 1992)
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Alison (AlisonCanRead)
May 07, 2013 rated it liked it
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Hijiri and Aoi give an incredible performance in the pairs part of the Tokyo World Ballet Competition. But talk about a love triangle...Hijiri's inspiration is her heartache over Kusakabe. Aoi's inspiration is his heartache over Hijiri. Whatever it takes...

They run into some trouble because they were late getting to the competition. The judges try to disqualify them. A famous ballet dancer saves the day. No one has seen him in the many years since he defected from Russia. It was assumed that he
Sep 04, 2007 rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, shojo-josei
Even though it's just now being translated, the mangaka originally drew this series in the late 70's and early 80's. While I'm much more of a fan of modern day lines, it's intriguing to see earlier versions of the faces and odd actions that are drawn in manga volumes these days.

I am also a sucker for ballerina stories - no matter how angsty they are. Which is good, because 95% of them are laden with drama of some sort and this story is no exception...

As for this specific volume, the series is be
Nov 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
i haven't actually gone back and checked, but i suspect the number of splash pages is going up. which cannot possibly be a bad thing. as usual, in this volume Masumi learns something and her dancing improves. but since this is a shojo sports manga, we'd be disappointed if it were otherwise.
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Kyoko Ariyoshi (有吉 京子 Ariyoshi Kyōko, born September 14, 1950) is a Japanese shōjo manga artist. She was born in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture. She debuted by publishing her work Kitty and a Girl (Koneko to Shōjo) in Shukan Margaret in 1971.

Ariyoshi is well known for her works of the ballet stories. Swan (Part 1, 1977 – 1980, and Part 2, 1980 – 1981),[1] Swan -The Prayer of Swan- (1982–1983)
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