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Hadashi de Bara o Fume  
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Description
From Viz:

Poor Sumi Kitamura… Her irresponsible older brother Eisuke keeps bringing home orphans for her to take care of even though they can barely afford their own basic needs! Just when Sumi's financial problems become dire, wealthy Soichiro Ashida enters her life with a bizarre proposition: he'll provide her with the money she so desperately needs if she agrees to marry him. But can Sumi fool high society into thinking she's a proper lady? Moreover, is it worth giving up everything for this sham of a marriage?

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
玫瑰契約
裸足でバラを踏め
ก้าวย่างบนดอกกุหลาบ
Hadashi de Bara wo Fume
Stepping on Roses
Stepping on Roses Barefoot

Groups Scanlating
Black Lilac Scans
HimeHina
Kokoro Xin
Kyousui Moon
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Latest Release(s)
c.57 (end) by Roselia Scanlations (776d ago)
c.56 by Roselia Scanlations (892d ago)
c.55 by Roselia Scanlations (934d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
Hadashi de Bara wo Fume by xfrommetoyou

Forum
7 topics, 22 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (756 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.57 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 14th 2014, 4:48am PST

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Year
2008

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Serialized In (magazine)
Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (9 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #523 increased(+77)
Monthly Pos #652 decreased(-81)
3 Month Pos #508 decreased(-73)
6 Month Pos #410 increased(+13)

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Forum Posts
Who thinks that Sumi and Nozumo are siblings? 767 days, 10 hours, 47 minutes ago
Chapter 55 -Spoilers- 932 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes ago
Rinko Ueda to End Hadashi de Bara wo Fume in Japan 934 days, 9 hours, 2 minutes ago
[spoiler] ch 52 1037 days, 15 hours, 22 minutes ago
blinded by love ( spoilers) 1113 days, 5 hours, 9 minutes ago

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Comical   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by hkanz
September 11th, 2014, 1:00pm
Fans of The Shining may like this manga: It contains a scene where one of the characters starts breaking down doors with an axe in search of the MC. Yes, I'm serious. And sadly, this isn't a horror story. Don't get me wrong, I love drama (Bokura ga Ita and Mars for shoujo examples), but this manga is SO DRAMATIC that the characters, who suffer from bizarre mood swings, personality changes, lapses in rationality and the typical shoujo misunderstandings, are essentially caricatures who bear no resemblance to actual human beings. Logical plans are occasionally devised and instantly abandoned. Loose strings, lying everywhere, are kicked around by the characters as they run around in emotional turmoil. Everything works out with both their professional and personal lives in the end - but don't ask me how.

All that said, this manga isn't absolutely terrible. There are cute and funny bits. Despite the excess of drama, the plot being old as the sun and the inconstant characterization, I didn't drop it and I didn't feel viciously angry after finishing it. But it's the equivalent of watching a television show like Jersey Shore - the bizarre behaviour of the people is interesting, but there's no substance there whatsoever.

... Last updated on September 11th, 2014, 5:30pm
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Evil   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by arouraleona
August 28th, 2014, 7:49am
I swear. This manga has the most evil bad guy of any manga I've ever read.

Loved it.

Has a lot of typical shoujou stuff (tsundere/arraigned marriages/miscommunication/etc etc), but stays interesting despite that. Has a lot of heart. Also has a lot of STUPID. But, yeah. Still love it.
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Good   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by RaikaRai
August 9th, 2014, 3:10pm
At first i thought i'll just read this manga to kill time, but the next thing i know i was so hooked on the story, my feeling became 'I want to read it'...though i still think for their age, the characters look tiny and cute, should be more mature looking haha

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Man chapter two marriage was so funny! When he kiss her she was like "what the..."

It's always "u disobey me I'll throw you into the sea" funny indeed ^^

In the next world we'll be together, hahaha what te heck! Chapter 13

Chapter 19 oh she doesn't want it(kissing only) to stop, now she like it ei~ with shuichirou~

This is really a comical manga, most of the time I'm laughing

Sumi is a really strong woman, after all the scolding from her dear husband, she takes it as it is, and somehow manage to think of other people's feelings first rather than herself, and feel sad for other people == wah, is there any human being like that...

Man this Nozomu guy is really obsessed with Sumi, it scares me~ How he trembles while taking up the onigiri made by sumi that was thrown into the dustbin oh my gosh...chapter 27 yer obsessed obsessed chapter 29 naked painting kiss yikes

So funny Komai was at Sumi's place when he decided to leave master haha c28

Whenever Nozomu touch Sumi I'm like what the h*ll...

Wao this girl' strong man! Even helping her husband get back his title woohoo~! Chapter 50

Dude this Nozomu guy is getting scary and scarier due to his one sided love~ ugh~

Blood related siblings?!! Huh, of course they were, knew it from the time he said you look like my mother...

Huh, Souichirou didn't get on the ship, no way~...huhuh I knew it~~~~

Dang the whole story was cute~

And about Komai-san going to work for Nozomu, why did he do that? Betray Souichiro? Or just in need of a job?


... Last updated on August 9th, 2014, 3:19pm
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He's a jerk.   
Rating: N/A
by addicted2u
May 25th, 2014, 8:33am
I've only read to chapter 10 but I feel like I can't continue, how can the male protagonist do what he does?!

Seeing him forcing his wife to leave whilst the children were running along behind crying made me feel teary, and what's with the female protagonist smiling just two seconds later thanking the guy?!

Makes me feel like kicking him.
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For the Yandere Lovers   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Sogno
April 17th, 2014, 6:31pm
It was dramatic, sure, the girl cried, sure, there's the whole poor vs. rich aspect... but I really enjoyed this story. I liked the girl, I did not find that she was completely without use and she did something to help herself and others around her. There's nothing particularly new about the plot, but everything is stretched out to the extreme.

Which is why I like it. I profess to be a fan of the male yandere, and that was the reason I read this. In fact, I LOVED the yandere character, I have no idea why that type of personality is so appealing to me but he really was everything I love to see.

The art is really pretty, I love the the girl's hair and all the clothes were gorgeous.
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a good manga   
Rating: N/A
by Lovewin
February 25th, 2014, 4:31pm
it was my first shojo manga and i didn't regrets for reading this one and I hope find some manga like this

my note for this manga 20/20 <3
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... What the hell.   
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by Arichann
September 23rd, 2013, 5:31pm
It started great. I mean, it even got me excited for the next chapter in some parts, I liked when they part ways. But shortly after that....... just wtf? A big NO. I started to laugh so hard at some parts.. Nozomu was so pathetic it made me crack up haha, seriously... It was good before.. but it got bizarre.
... and funny.
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What happened?   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by KKurokun
September 4th, 2013, 8:21pm
I have to agree with those who thought this series dropped off. It had me gripped when it started out. Handsome bad guy (or, is he?) out to use cute and clueless girl for his own ends...mwha-ha-ha! Conniving butler backing him up, hidden identities...then, it all became so predictable and cliche, that it's frustratingly lame. I'm only finishing the series out of principle. I expect shojo heroines to be kinda helpless but Sumi has raised cluelessness to an art form. And, what the heck happened to Soichiro and Komai? They turned from scheming edgy guys to near idiots! It makes you actually like Nozomu; at least he's consistently obsessed and crazed. If light, barely complicated romances, requiring little thought are your thing, this is perfect.
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Far more than My Fair Lady.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Doki
May 27th, 2013, 1:08am
I read this because I'm a huge fan of Ueda Rinko's work, and I wasn't disappointed.

This starts off as very My Fair Lady-- a rich gentleman tries to train a poor young woman to appear as a wealthy lady for his own purposes. It evolves into so much more than that, though.
Does this series have some cliches? Absolutely. But I've always been of the opinion that if you're going to use a cliche, you have to do it better than everyone else, and I feel that's what the mangaka did here.

The art is by Ueda Rinko, meaning it's beautiful and I have no complaints in that department.

I do have some complaints, though.
One, while I thought the big "twist" was great, it was also relatively apparent from the first volume. At the same time, I can't think of a more subtle way the author could have done it.
Two, even though the primary conflict resolves I realized that there were a great deal of loose ends elsewhere. Even though the climax overshadows them, it still left me feeling very... incomplete.
Three, (without spoilers) some characters motivations and feelings were very unclear at certain parts; as if their development was rushed because the plot needed to do something or turn a certain way. It was just a handful of specific moments where I absolutely could not figure out why a character would do something.

Overall, I loved this. I highly recommend it to any fan of shoujo.
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No.   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Pinky Poison
May 25th, 2013, 8:31am
No, sorry, this is totally NOT my type of shoujo. What's with the storyline? Too much dramas in my opinion. While reading the story, I felt like each character had his/her own ON/OFF switch. By that I mean, each characters had their two sides, bright and dark sides. They always appeared to be elegant, gorgeous etc, but when something bad happened, they all became emotional and overdramatic. As the story went on, things got worse and worse and I just couldn't carry on reading this series anymore. I really couldn't bear all the depressing dramas. At first, I kind of like Nozomu but later then he just became a total freak. Jesus.

I personally don't like the artwork either. The way the mangaka drew her characters is just annoying. I really hoped for some hot bishies at least but the manga really disappointed me.

I don't think you should read this series. It doesn't worth wasting your time at all. It actually gave me a headache.

... Last updated on May 26th, 2013, 3:55am
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