Swan, Volume 1
WildStorm Productions, Jan 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 200 pages
One of the most famous shoujo manga books ever published, SWAN is Ariyoshi Kyoko's best-selling classic about a girl who strives to become a great ballerina. Masumi Hijiri is a 16-year-old girl about to enter her first ballet contest. The competition is fierce, and there's no telling whether she'll win, or how far her training can take her. After seeing her performance, the great director Sergeiev Alexej invites Masumi to join his company, and it is thus that she launches her career -- only to spend years dancing in the shadow of prima ballerina Kyogoku Sayoko. SWAN Vol. 1 begins the tale of Masumi's incredible journey through the great baller companies of Europe and America and through both triumph and despair as she struggles toward her goal of becoming the greatest dancer of her generation!
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Sixteen-year-old Masumi passionately wants to become a prima ballerina, but since her early training was inadequate, she finds a lot of hard work ahead of her when she's unexpectedly chosen as one of ... Read full review
definitely a book for ballet lovers!