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Joou no Hana  
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Long ago, there existed a land divided into four countries: Sou, Kou, Do, and Ah. The King of Ah took on a wife from Kou and soon thereafter one from Do, creating a shaky alliance between the three nations. When the Second Queen gave birth to a son, the King cast aside the sickly First Queen and her daughter Aki into the depths of the Palace. But as Fate would have it, Princess Aki encounters a slave named Hakusei, who has peculiar golden hair and sky blue eyes. He promises his life to her and helps her train in the Six Arts under the guidance of the enigmatic merchant Seitetsu. However, when Aki outshines the Prince during a hunt in an attempt to gain her father's acknowledgement, she sparks a war by besmirching Do's honor and drives the Second Queen to poison her mother. With nothing left but her faithful Hakusei, Aki is banished to the small country of Kou with a vow to return to Ah one day for revenge. But in the face of the mighty allied nations of Do and Ah, will the two survive long enough to carry out Akiís vow? (from Transcendence)

Winner of the 60th Shogakukan Manga Awards for Best Shoujo.


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Associated Names
Flower of Queen
Joou no Hana - Tokubetsu Prologue
Joou no Hana: Tokubetsu Prologue
La Fleur millénaire (French)
Queen's Flower

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (206 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.59 / 10.0
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February 28th 2015, 9:39am PST



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Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ElanorR
August 4th, 2013, 3:10am
The character development and plot line of this manga seems to rival those of Basara, Red River and other epic Shoujo's. Add to that, the beautiful art work. This is definitely one of my new favorites. I'm really looking forward to reading more of it.
Do NOT give this one a miss!
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Classic Tale   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Shinjite Florana
April 1st, 2013, 7:00pm
As jackalan touches on (albeit a tad rudely and one-sidedly) in the comment bellow, a lot of the elements of this story are "unoriginal." Unwanted princess, foreign servant, close relationship, trying to prove oneself to the country that rejected them-- it's all very typical because its very often a theme. But in the same way that Disney always has their princesses and there are always car chases and explosions in action movies, this manga retells these familiar elements RIGHT.

Although we know many elements of this plot, we love seeing it play out right the same way we can rewatch our favorite film or shakespearean play even knowing the content. It's almost comforting because we feel we know these characters already when we get dropped into the story. I would even argue that although a lot of the story elements and plot devises aren't surprises, there is still an element of mystery or wonder to the future in what way the story will go. I definitely recommend it.

The art is good, the plot is good even with all it's typical-ness and the characters, if not fully developed yet, do make you like them and wish for their well-being. it's not to far along yet, read a few chapters and see for yourself.

... Last updated on April 1st, 2013, 7:09pm
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This manga is TOPNOTCH... CHEESY   
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by jackalan
January 26th, 2013, 12:17am
Oh My God! It was seriously seriously cheesy. It was hilariously cheesy. It was...

Sorry if I offend any attentive reader of the manga but it was just cheesy. I mean seriously there is still manga this cheesy. And the rating is quite high. That makes me understand even less.

Okay, push besides the cheesy plot and characters. The drawing makes such dramatic effects that it amplifies the CHEESINESS of the manga even more.

This has been a dead serious comment. Really none
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ImaginaryWishes
January 13th, 2013, 9:45pm
I've always had a soft spot for political intrigue in a historical context. Add a courageous female lead, some subtle but nonetheless cavity-inducing romance, well-crafted suspense and voila! A great read. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm hooked.
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I want more   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by ChildofSecrets
July 16th, 2012, 11:12pm
I really like it! The art is good and well proportioned and the main characters are very likable. The main girl (like said below) is spunky, energetic and good spirited, while the guy is strong, sweet and loyal. Really want to see how this stories plays out.... if only more volumes were scanlated.... ;__;

3 chapters does not satisfy me! D:

... Last updated on October 17th, 2012, 3:22am
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So far so good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lalalarry
July 4th, 2012, 5:49pm
i think my previous comment was deleted.... >.> .....

oh well. I think this is a really good manga. The girl is spunky and can look after herself.

If you liked bride of the wolf king, you'll like this one even more!
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