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* [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours My Ballet Is Stronger Than Yours]]

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* [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: My Ballet Is Stronger Than Yours]]Yours.


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* OneWordTitle: Presumably named to connect to its ballet theme, and the various swans in ballet.


''Swan'', by Kyoko Ariyoshi, is a classic ballet manga from TheSeventies (specifically, 1976-81) and is notable for being one of the very few {{shoujo}} manga from that era to have been published in English; sadly, though, CMX were only able to release 15 volumes out of 21 before closing down, and so the series is now out of print. The plot follows aspiring young dancer Masumi Hijiri as she pursues her dream to become a star ballerina. Friendships, rivalries, dance competitions, love triangles and oldschool melodrama ensue, along with the kind of vigorous training that makes ''Swan'' feel like {{shoujo}}'s answer to {{shounen}} sports manga.

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''Swan'', ''Swan'' by Kyoko Ariyoshi, Ariyoshi is a classic ballet manga from TheSeventies (specifically, 1976-81) and is notable for being one of 1976-81). It tells the very few {{shoujo}} manga from that era to have been published in English; sadly, though, CMX were only able to release 15 volumes out story of 21 before closing down, and so the series is now out of print. The plot follows aspiring young dancer Masumi Hijiri as she pursues her dream to become of becoming a star ballerina. ballerina. Friendships, rivalries, dance competitions, love triangles and oldschool old-school melodrama ensue, along with the kind of vigorous training that makes ''Swan'' feel like {{shoujo}}'s answer to {{shounen}} sports manga.
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''Swan'' is notable for being one of the very few {{shoujo}} manga from its era to have been published in English. Sadly, CMX (an imprint of DC Comics) were only able to release 15 volumes out of 21 before closing down, and the series is now out of print.


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* DifferentAsNightAndDay: Larissa and Lilliana, although they're cousins rather than sisters.


* OjouRinglets: Sayoko often has these.



* PrincessCurls: Sayoko often has these.


''Swan'' (1976-1981), by Kyoko Ariyoshi, is a classic ballet manga from TheSeventies, and is notable for being one of the very few {{shoujo}} manga from that era to have been published in English.[[hottip:*:Sadly, CMX were only able to release 15 volumes out of 21 before closing down, and the series is now out of print to boot.]] The plot follows aspiring young dancer Masumi Hijiri as she pursues her dream to become a star ballerina. Friendships, rivalries, dance competitions, love triangles and oldschool melodrama ensue, along with the kind of vigorous training that makes ''Swan'' feel like {{shoujo}}'s answer to {{shounen}} sports manga.

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''Swan'' (1976-1981), ''Swan'', by Kyoko Ariyoshi, is a classic ballet manga from TheSeventies, TheSeventies (specifically, 1976-81) and is notable for being one of the very few {{shoujo}} manga from that era to have been published in English.[[hottip:*:Sadly, English; sadly, though, CMX were only able to release 15 volumes out of 21 before closing down, and so the series is now out of print to boot.]] print. The plot follows aspiring young dancer Masumi Hijiri as she pursues her dream to become a star ballerina. Friendships, rivalries, dance competitions, love triangles and oldschool melodrama ensue, along with the kind of vigorous training that makes ''Swan'' feel like {{shoujo}}'s answer to {{shounen}} sports manga.



* DudeLooksLikeALady: Lucien, much to Masumi's confusion.
* EtTuBrute: Masumi's reaction when she finds out that Yuka quit dancing.

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Lucien, much to Masumi's initial confusion.
* EtTuBrute: Masumi's reaction when she finds out that Yuka [[spoiler:Yuka quit dancing.dancing]].



* ImportantHaircut: Masumi gets one at the start of volume 13.



* LoveTriangle: Aoi loves Masumi, who loves Kusakabe, who loves Masumi but loves his partner Sayoko more. And then there's the HoYay.

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* LoveTriangle: Aoi loves Masumi, who loves Kusakabe, who loves is fond of Masumi but loves his partner Sayoko more. And then Then there's the HoYay.love relations from later on, and that's ''before'' we get into all the subtext.



* SexyMentor: Oh, Sergeiev-sensei!



* SexyMentor: Oh, Sergeiev-sensei!

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* SexyMentor: Oh, Sergeiev-sensei!ShowerOfAngst: Luci, at least once.


''Swan'', by Kyoko Ariyoshi, is a classic ballet manga from TheSeventies, and is notable for being one of the very few {{shoujo}} manga from that era to have been published in English.[[hottip:*:Sadly, CMX were only able to release 15 volumes out of 21 before closing down, and the series is now out of print to boot.]] The plot follows aspiring young dancer Masumi Hijiri as she pursues her dream to become a star ballerina. Friendships, rivalries, dance competitions, love triangles and oldschool melodrama ensue, along with the kind of vigorous training that makes ''Swan'' feel like {{shoujo}}'s answer to {{shounen}} sports manga.

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''Swan'', ''Swan'' (1976-1981), by Kyoko Ariyoshi, is a classic ballet manga from TheSeventies, and is notable for being one of the very few {{shoujo}} manga from that era to have been published in English.[[hottip:*:Sadly, CMX were only able to release 15 volumes out of 21 before closing down, and the series is now out of print to boot.]] The plot follows aspiring young dancer Masumi Hijiri as she pursues her dream to become a star ballerina. Friendships, rivalries, dance competitions, love triangles and oldschool melodrama ensue, along with the kind of vigorous training that makes ''Swan'' feel like {{shoujo}}'s answer to {{shounen}} sports manga.


* HoYay: Kusakabe and Aoi, Luci and Ed. There's also Luci's habit of kissing Leon.



* LesYay: Even in spite of their later love rivalry, Masumi is very ''very'' admiring of Sayoko, and on one occasion even tells her how pretty she looks, before [[LuminescentBlush blushing furiously.]]
** Masumi and Lilliana occasionally have their moments as well. At one point, the latter gives the former a peck on the cheek that makes her blush like crazy.


''Swan'', by Kyoko Ariyoshi, is a classic ballet manga from TheSeventies, and is notable for being one of the very few {{shoujo}} manga from that era to have been published in English.[[hottip:*:Sadly, CMX were only able to release 15 volumes out of 21 before closing down, and the series is now out of print to boot.]] The plot follows aspiring young dancer Masumi Hijiri as she pursues her dream to become a star ballerina. Friendships, rivalries, dance competitions, love triangles and oldschool melodrama ensue, along with the kind of vigorous training that makes ''Swan'' feel like the {{shoujo genre}}'s answer to {{shounen}} sports manga.

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''Swan'', by Kyoko Ariyoshi, is a classic ballet manga from TheSeventies, and is notable for being one of the very few {{shoujo}} manga from that era to have been published in English.[[hottip:*:Sadly, CMX were only able to release 15 volumes out of 21 before closing down, and the series is now out of print to boot.]] The plot follows aspiring young dancer Masumi Hijiri as she pursues her dream to become a star ballerina. Friendships, rivalries, dance competitions, love triangles and oldschool melodrama ensue, along with the kind of vigorous training that makes ''Swan'' feel like the {{shoujo genre}}'s {{shoujo}}'s answer to {{shounen}} sports manga.


''Swan'', by Kyoko Ariyoshi, is a classic ballet manga from TheSeventies, and is notable for being one of the very few [[ShojoGenre shoujo]] manga from that era to have been published in English.[[hottip:*:Sadly, CMX were only able to release 15 volumes out of 21 before closing down, and so the series is now out of print.]] The plot follows aspiring young dancer Masumi Hijiri as she pursues her dream to become a star ballerina. Friendships, rivalries, dance competitions, love triangles and oldschool melodrama ensue, along with the kind of vigorous training that makes ''Swan'' feel like the {{shoujo genre}}'s answer to {{shounen}} sports manga.

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''Swan'', by Kyoko Ariyoshi, is a classic ballet manga from TheSeventies, and is notable for being one of the very few [[ShojoGenre shoujo]] {{shoujo}} manga from that era to have been published in English.[[hottip:*:Sadly, CMX were only able to release 15 volumes out of 21 before closing down, and so the series is now out of print.print to boot.]] The plot follows aspiring young dancer Masumi Hijiri as she pursues her dream to become a star ballerina. Friendships, rivalries, dance competitions, love triangles and oldschool melodrama ensue, along with the kind of vigorous training that makes ''Swan'' feel like the {{shoujo genre}}'s answer to {{shounen}} sports manga.


* LesYay: Even in spite of their love rivalry, Masumi is very ''very'' admiring of Sayoko, and on one occasion even tells her how pretty she looks, before [[LuminescentBlush blushing furiously.]]

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* LesYay: Even in spite of their later love rivalry, Masumi is very ''very'' admiring of Sayoko, and on one occasion even tells her how pretty she looks, before [[LuminescentBlush blushing furiously.]]]]
** Masumi and Lilliana occasionally have their moments as well. At one point, the latter gives the former a peck on the cheek that makes her blush like crazy.


''Swan'', by Kyoko Ariyoshi, is a classic ballet manga from TheSeventies, and is notable for being one of the very few [[ShojoGenre shoujo]] manga from that era to have been published in English.[[hottip:*:Sadly, CMX were only able to release 15 volumes out of 21 before closing down, and so the series is now out of print.]] The plot follows aspiring young dancer Masumi Hijiri as she pursues her dream to become a star ballerina. Dance competitions, love triangles and oldschool melodrama ensue, along with the kind of vigorous training that makes ''Swan'' feel like the {{shoujo genre}}'s answer to {{shounen}} sports manga.

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''Swan'', by Kyoko Ariyoshi, is a classic ballet manga from TheSeventies, and is notable for being one of the very few [[ShojoGenre shoujo]] manga from that era to have been published in English.[[hottip:*:Sadly, CMX were only able to release 15 volumes out of 21 before closing down, and so the series is now out of print.]] The plot follows aspiring young dancer Masumi Hijiri as she pursues her dream to become a star ballerina. Dance Friendships, rivalries, dance competitions, love triangles and oldschool melodrama ensue, along with the kind of vigorous training that makes ''Swan'' feel like the {{shoujo genre}}'s answer to {{shounen}} sports manga.


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Written in the TheSeventies and recently published in English, ''Swan'' by Kyoko Ariyoshi is {{Shojo}}'s answer to the {{Shonen}} sports manga. The plot follows aspiring young dancer Masumi Hijiri as she pursues her dream to become a star ballerina. Dance competitions and love triangles ensue.

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''Swan'', by Kyoko Ariyoshi, is a classic ballet manga from TheSeventies, and is notable for being one of
the TheSeventies and recently very few [[ShojoGenre shoujo]] manga from that era to have been published in English, ''Swan'' by Kyoko Ariyoshi is {{Shojo}}'s answer English.[[hottip:*:Sadly, CMX were only able to release 15 volumes out of 21 before closing down, and so the {{Shonen}} sports manga. series is now out of print.]] The plot follows aspiring young dancer Masumi Hijiri as she pursues her dream to become a star ballerina. Dance competitions and competitions, love triangles ensue.
and oldschool melodrama ensue, along with the kind of vigorous training that makes ''Swan'' feel like the {{shoujo genre}}'s answer to {{shounen}} sports manga.


* BrilliantButLazy: Leon is genius dancer who nevertheless skips out on his rehearsals whenever he doesn't feel like attending.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Leon is a genius dancer who nevertheless skips out on his rehearsals whenever he doesn't feel like attending.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Sayoko slits her wrists after her injury. She survives.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Sayoko slits her wrists after her injury.injury, due to her anguish over the idea that she may never be able to dance the way she used to again. She survives.]]


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* {{Melodrama}}: Of course! It's oldschool shoujo, so this comes with the territory.


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* PrincessCurls: Sayoko often has these.

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