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Ryuu no Hanawazurai  
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Description
Teenage Shakuya, the next head of the Dragon Clan, suddenly finds herself with two fiancés! The first vanished years ago but has now mysteriously returned. But betrothed number two is not about to just step aside. What's a girl to do? Her mother decides that at the end of a year, Shakuya will marry the man she has the strongest feelings for. How that will be determined is by "magic tattoos" on both of Shakuya's hands, each representing one of her suitors. As her love grows, so do the tattoos! And complicating all of this is that fact that whenever Shakuya gets upset, she turns into a fearsome dragon!

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Associated Names
龍の花わずらい
龍族花印記
龙族花印记
Dragon's Fiancés
Gia tộc rồng
Ryuu no Hana wa Zurai
Ryuu no Hana Wazurai
The Dragon is Afflicted with Flowers
The Dragon's Blossom-Agony
The Dragon's Concern About Blooming
Two Flowers for the Dragon

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.36-38 (end) by Transcendence (754d ago)
v.7 c.35 by Transcendence (760d ago)
v.7 c.34 by Transcendence (783d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (195 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.76 / 10.0
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July 2nd 2013, 9:34am PST

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Year
2006

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Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
CMX (6 Volumes - Defunct)

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Entertaining, original and surprisingly gripping...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by tartufo
January 13th, 2010, 5:40am
I've read the first 4 volumes, so I've got a pretty good idea of the standard of storytelling here and it is very high, much higher than the usual licensed shoujo aimed at a young teen readership, to be honest. This story is clean and pure but has quite an astonishingly complex plot at times, with some actual bona fide surprises (it's very hard for any manga to surprise me, lol, but this one succeeds).

On the surface it appears to be a typical love triangle if you read the summary, but oh my goodness, it's so much more than that. Things you will notice as you read the manga: the INCREDIBLE awesomeness of the heroine, who is funny, strong, forthright and unsentimentally romantic (I never knew someone could be unsentimental and romantic!); the political and cultural details of the society she lives in, which is extremely coherent and well-built; the unique personalities and charm of the two leading guys, who are not cookie-cutter bishie stereotypes but people with real depth and personal histories; the freaking hilarious gags that uplift even the moments of tragedy (I still don't know how the mangaka manages to combine sadness and humor so well); the minor characters and their solid characterization; the surprising subtlety of emotions which aren't melodramatic in this manga as they are in so many shoujo stories; the MANY strong female characters, not just the main one.

Yeah, so plenty of good stuff here. I frankly couldn't put it down when I started reading, and ended up reading all 4 volumes in one go. Will get the remaining 3 volumes ASAP and finish reading the series.

One of the awesome things about this manga is that although you can guess which guy is going to end up with the girl, it just seems so impossible for him at this point (even 4 volumes in!) that frankly you're wondering how the heck they could even end up together, and not in a bad way, but in a "omg I wanna know how the mangaka makes this happen!" way. And the mangaka's storytelling is so good that you trust her to make it happen in a believable and entertaining way. One of those entertaining things is the very original idea of the tattoos representing the heroine's inner emotional state, which makes the romance quite unusual because it makes the heroine literally unable to hide her feelings - I mean they are physically visible to anyone who catches sight of her tattooed arms. The heroine's discomfort at having her innermost being so constantly and easily on display is one of the unusual plot points that makes this manga so interesting. The guys are also both so unique and both so lovable in their own ways that no matter who "gets the girl," I predict that I'll be partially heartbroken. That's rare; usually in shoujo love triangles the reader is made to favor one of the guys much more than the other. In this one, there really is suspense and a building sense of "winner takes all" that's upping the stakes of an otherwise simple love triangle. Since both the leading men are equally impressive and are essentially decent human beings with good hearts, the reader can't just easily say, "Oh, this one should get the girl," without feeling remorse for the other guy. They both genuinely care about her, too.

Another huge plus point for me was the plethora of strong female characters. One of the things I have found disappointing in many shoujo mangas is the scarcity of truly strong, decent, coherent and normal women who are just as accomplished and intelligent as the men. Somehow the bishie-licious hero of the shoujo manga is always smarter, stronger or more mature than all the girls in the manga... Not so here! In this manga, not only is the heroine a strong and clever girl, but her mother is the female ruler of the kingdom who is wise and courageous, and there are a whole bunch of other women that are also successful role models. I like that about this manga - that the girls and women in it aren't stereotypical damsels-in-distress types but have their own strengths, abilities and responsibilities that are on par with the men. They aren't just love-crazy like so many girls/women in shoujo are, but have other responsibilities and concerns that often outweigh their romantic ambitions, just like it is with guys who have to focus on other things sometimes. A real (and rare) equal opportunity manga. smile

Try this and you'll enjoy it. It's not a soppy romance with a tearful heroine - instead, it's a surprisingly unsentimental and yet sweet romance about a pure, clever and strong heroine who more often than not rescues the guys, rather than the other way around.

Two thumbs up!

... Last updated on January 13th, 2010, 5:46am
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Story is interesting   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by SpankyMcFlych
December 5th, 2011, 1:20am
But the plot and characters are generic shoujo. The chick is so very stereotypical of shoujo, she's this dragon right? So she's strong and powerful and has special abilities, but the author conveniently tosses all that out the window whenever they want the chick to be the typical weak frail and dominated heroine. And like a typical shoujo the heroine has to have multiple emo bishies vieing for her heart, all so she can flip flop back and forth like a shallow indecisive twat.

And some aspects of the story just don't ring true. Like how she's a dragon right, and the heir to the throne, but nobody tells her what's going on, and she doesn't seem to have any authority. She gets sent to another oasis but isn't in charge? meh

Overall I've read up to ch28, and will probably continue reading more as it comes out (if I remember to bother with it), but I doubt if I'd ever care to reread it. The story has some interesting aspects, but feels a little artificial and disjointed. The characters are probably the weakest part of this, being as they are, typical shallow shoujo characters.
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Disappointing   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
July 7th, 2012, 8:47pm
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Although the storyline is nice but the romance between Shakuya and Lucien is so short and undeveloped at all. It's like as if half of the manga is focused on Shakuya's relationship with Kuwan and then she feels betrayed and decided to fall in love with Lucien instead. It's so...weird. Like how could she falls in love with Lucien all of a sudden just because of a few small matters when all the time she's all over for Kuwan. I do like Lucien and Shakuya together but I wished that the development between them is on the climax instead of the ending. Seriously, it's not really a good read after all.
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Oh dear   
Rating: N/A
by MaZzAx
April 21st, 2012, 12:49am
Hmm, I appear to be having bad luck lately as all the manga I pick up turn out boring.
I thought this manga sounded interesting and had potential, but after reading the first chapter, I didn't like any of the characters at all. Usually I manage to make a connection with one and decide from the beginning whom I want the main character to be with, but that didn't happen.
This being said, I managed to pick one of the two guys as my favourite, skipped to the end and she didn't choose him.
Game over.
Something about this manga had no magic for me.
I won't rate it however because I didn't think it was awful and it probably appeals to a wide audience.
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Cute story!!!   
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by sOm1
November 24th, 2008, 4:34am
The story is nice and make me more curious about that.You won't be bored if you read this manga.I like Kwan and Lucin but I prefer Kwan to Lucin.Although he is older ten years than Shakuya,Kwan is very cool and handsome.
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Cute!   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
July 1st, 2012, 1:01am
Hmmm what can i say...
Well for starters it's definitely a light manga. There's action and adventure but it's not heavy or anything. I thought this manga was cute and the plot was very interesting not to mention pretty unique but it wasn't all that. The twist was good and the character development was good as well but it seemed to be lacking something. Perhaps it's because it had the potential to be more serious and not just the shoujo-light type of manga.
Overall, I did enjoy it though.
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liked it   
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by raquelita416
June 21st, 2012, 2:00pm
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it was sooo cute and im sooo glad that the princess didn't end up with kuwan. he was the last persone i wish would be with the princess, and im glad who she chose at the end, cause he truly loved her, and kuwan is tooooooo old for her anyway!
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Breaks my heart that it's in limbo   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by diligent sesame
February 7th, 2011, 4:37am
I've read 6 volumes of Two Flowers for the Dragon as put out by CMX and it breaks my heart that the line folded before they could put out the 7th and LAST volume of this series. UGH
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Good plot but...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Serian
April 12th, 2012, 3:24am
I liked the plot but the ending wasn't what I hoped it would be. Especially if you think that you know how it will end during 6 of 7 volumes. For me it seems as if the author simply wanted to tell the audience "haha you don't know anything!" but I don't think that this was the better suited ending. Anyway if you like the first volume I would definitely give the whole series a try wink
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*shrug* I don't like it.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Ibleda
April 1st, 2012, 11:47pm
Well... the ending threw me off. To the point I don't remember what the previous chapters were like. It's not exactly the first time it happened, side effect when your not reading things in one go and reading a whole bunch of different mangas at the same time.

I'll say this though, the ending was a huge disappointment. Didn't really get what's going on, then boom! Last chapter. Specificately saying, the last two chapters. Before that I was still following.

Story... is probably decent? Not the best, but I don't remember it being too horrible. Can't say more, like I said, don't remember. As for art, I'd say it pretty good. Honestly, I can tell horrible from average and from absolutely amazing, but as for the rest that fall in between the middle, I dunno what else to describe them ><. So yea, not the best, not the greatest, but definitely not bad. I'll say as much as it's not my fav style though, the kind of shoujo art leaning a bit towards baby faces.

In any case, worth reading, now that it's finished. But I honestly think you won't be satisfied when you finish reading. All depends, if you think you can survive reading average or perhaps a bit above mangas, or you really don't care and wants a time spender, go ahead. I won't recommend it that much myself, leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
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