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Hana to Ryuu  
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As a child, Kasama Ryuuji watched his parents killed before his eyes by the rival, Yazuka gang. As a teenager, he finds the woman who raised him after the death of his parents, raped and murdered by the same gang. With the lost of his loved ones, Ryuuji wants nothing more to do with the Yazuka. When everything seem lost, the kind and caring, Araki, who claims to be the brother who his adoptive mother appears. Ryuuji develops a special bond with Araki but how will Ryuuji react when he learns that Araki, in fact, is the only surviving member of the Kasama gang, who has devoted his life to protecting Ryuuji. Will Araki-san, the dragon, be able to keep Ryuuji safe, or will his enemies use the young man as a pawn against him? (from MegKF by Rogue11)

NOTE: Each Hana to Ryuu Soushuuhen volume compiles 4 doujinshi volumes.

Hana to Ryuu Soushuuhen 1 (1998)
#1 Chiri Isogu Hana
#2 Hei no Naka
#3 Ryuu no Tsume
#4 Futatsu no Saikai

Hana to Ryuu Soushuuhen 2 (2000)
#5 Shinjitsu wa Yami no Naka
#6 Yomigaeru Akumu
#7 Mienai Tobira
#8 Ryuu wo Karu Mono

Hana to Ryuu Soushuuhen 3 (2003)
#9 Hebi no Rasen
#10 Kienu Juujika
#11 Karamiau Kizuna
#12 Tsuki ga Michiru Toki

Hana to Ryuu Soushuuhen 4 (2006)
#13 Kaiko to Zouo
#14 Kioku no Kakusei
#15 Aizou no Yukue
#16 Hebi no Doukoku

Hana to Ryuu Soushuuhen 5 (2007)
#17 Ai to Yami no Hazama de
#18 Yume no Mahoroba
#19 Matoitsuku Bourei
#20 Tamashii no Doukoku

#21 Tomurai no Hana (2009)
#22 Kibou no Akari (2009)
#23 Tabidachi (2010)


Related Series
Kizuna (Sequel)

Associated Names
The Flower and the Dragon

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Latest Release(s)
c.15 by NoDeadline (1151d ago)
c.14 by NoDeadline (1208d ago)
v.3 c.13 by NoDeadline (1232d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes / 23 Chapters (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (130 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.94 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 21st 2014, 1:42pm PST



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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #911 increased(+142)
Monthly Pos #1490 increased(+398)
3 Month Pos #2249 increased(+75)
6 Month Pos #2395 increased(+134)

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On 281 wish lists
On 97 completed lists
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How is this related to Kizuna? 47 days, 13 hours, 20 minutes ago
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This series might be as good or even BETTER than Kizuna   
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by adalee88
January 15th, 2010, 10:51pm
It's amazing that this series isn't more popular. If people liked Kizuna then HtoR should be right up their alley! It has a more serious bent to it than Kizuna which had a very sweet puppy love aspect to it. However, I always thought that Masa should have had his own series. Now he has a brother! Can the world get more perfect. I also like that Ryuu is "manlier" than Kai (whom I like very much) IMO. Physically, Kai was drawn almost on a different scale than Masa, and while his character was well developed, I personally wanted to see a Masa pairing with a lover who was more his equal in both stature and psyche. Hopefully the Hitoshi/Ryuu pairing will be more satisfying in that sense. Ryuu's intelligence and emotional maturity manifested themselves well in vol3. (don't want to spoil the story for those who haven't read it) and I hope that he is not marginalized as the series progresses. I wish HtoR was licensed in English, or Chinese, or any romance language except Romanian!

There should be a campaign to get this series licensed or barring that scanlated more consistently. I mean no offense to the kind-hearted and hardworking scanlators currently working on this series and am utterly filled with gratitude to them for introducing me to such a wonderful work.
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Why, oh why!?   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by streetwalker
December 11th, 2011, 10:53am
As for the story itself well... It's amazing. I loved Kizuna too but the darker ambience here fits the Yakuza theme better and I prefer Ryuuji to Sagano Kai cos he's just manlier I guess. The main couple is so touching and they had me rooting for them from the word go.

The plot is gripping and engaging and it has a bit of everything. Really pulled at my heart strings but it was funny and exciting too! I stumbled on that spoiler as well and now I'm pissed cos I can read it myself. *cries* Perhaps I should start learning Japanese?
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by Sasageru
May 22nd, 2011, 6:08pm
So i've only been able to read up to chapter 16 as that is all thats available through websites so far *sob* but i've been blown away. At first what shocked me most was the art. The quality and style of the art is amazing for the time this manga was first released. Aside from the art the story is absolutely addictive. I couldn't stop reading. The characters, the plot, the flash backs - all of it has left me wanting more. Im truly impressed :3 I'll review this once i can read the last couple of chapters - i think there are 2 left and since some clever person posted the ultimate spoiler i already sort of know what happens *growl*

Just a hint. The spoiler tag is there for a good damn reason so use it!
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One of the best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by emoscene1221
January 3rd, 2011, 1:23pm
Amazing amazing amazing! Not only is it addicting the love between the two main characters is sweet and all of the men there are very manly. This story is twisted and wonderful and it is a definate page turner! You won't be unsatisfied. wink
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I somehow started reading this... and I like it   
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by SilverStorm
October 22nd, 2013, 11:35pm
This kind of art normally isn't my thing, especially for a yaoi manga... but I tried the first couple of pages and got hooked.

I think the best way to describe this manga is INTENSE. lol. They all seem to have a mildly psycho or vicious side (some more than others). There's also some interesting power dynamics between some characters that I did not see coming.

... Last updated on October 22nd, 2013, 11:57pm
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Mild spoiler : pissed and sad   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by redsalt4
April 21st, 2011, 4:22pm
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I love the story and the author as usual does an excellent job. Hated the way hitoshi died, he was to powerful to be killed by some weak ass. Then to have Hibiki get the dragon in the end just infuriated me. But stiil a good read look into the continuation. which is kizuna.
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