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When Hana's abusive father causes her to run away from home, she gets picked up by Takaya, the top host at a host club. Hana is soon attracted to Takaya, but can she find happiness with a host who is paid to hang out with women? Moreover, does Takaya care about what she thinks?
獣は花の夢を見るか 野獸的溫柔 Do Beasts Dream of Flowers? Does a Beast Dream of a Flower? Does the Beast look at the Dream of a Flower? Kemono wa Hana no Yume wo Miru ka Kemono wa Hana no Yume wo Miruka
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It was very smutty, but story delivery was poor.
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it started out interesting.. A girl all alone found by a sexy man.. Had a twisted story about her father to go along with it.. It didn't take much for her to want him?! As well as cry everywhere, and get taken advantage of from everyone. Pretty much could have been a prodtitute.. And I find it weird the mother of M totally respects an escort boss. Story ended/ cut off in a weird way..The side story's were boring to me.
I found the art to be weird.. Like swollen cheeks all over.
... Last updated on June 28th, 2014, 6:58pm
Ugh. Don't bother.
Unless you like stupid, vapid, weak, pathetic crybaby female characters. Really, I just wanted someone to throw her out a window the whole damn time. Do not was time and brain space on this.
Ok so its not often that a manga goes from one style of art into another, nor is it common for the quality of art to go from good to bad to good to bad like a yoyo... but this one managed it. First few chapters are in a pretty standard art style, nothing too fancy, decent enough and quite clean looking overall. Then about mid way through the style just suddenly changes, it becomes a little more mature looking, more use of tones and less in the way of 'close-up's' i noticed too. Really odd. I also found the first chapter to have cleaner art than the ones following and noticed the occasional dip in the art quality before it picked itself up again. Its really rather odd.
Plot-wise again not the best, quite weak at times but mildly entertaining so not a total waste or anything. Was more intriguing in the first few chapters though. Not into the whole 'weak female lead' thing though, she drives me a bit batty towards the end there, she really is really really weak x__x a little bit of a spine would have been nice. Im also a bit confused... so the guys, they're eyes change and look all feral at times and they scan 'scent' her... and they never explain how that worked exactly o.o i get the feeling this was going to have a supernatural angle which somehow got forgotten or scrapped mid-way. Anyway, the lack of ending bugs me most of all. I like a nice rounded ending, even if there are open sections to it, some sort of ending it appreciated, this just sort of hit a wall and stopped suddenly.
6/10 for the entertainment and occasional good use of art, but overall its pretty weak and there are plenty of better manga out there.
Liked the themes, but disappointed in the story development? Read Jazz.
Sum up: If the odd art strangely attracted you, the personalies and themes punched you in the emotional gut, and you don't discriminate against the gender of the lovers, read Jazz by MAEDA Sakae and TAKAMURE Tamotsu for a similar but far superior exploration.
The art is interesting--definitely grew on me. It's expressive and full of manga art tropes, but it flowed well within the story.
The story itself was captivating, but terribly undeveloped. Each character had an interesting backstory and their psychological development could have really shone. For example, Hana's character was actually quite believable for an abused child, but I would have liked to have seen her mature further as she helped the emotionally repressed Takaya.
... Last updated on May 23rd, 2012, 2:39pm
I don't know what to say but this manga is really weird. I don't really care about the smutty scenes, but I care more about the plotline instead. Somehow, everything seems jumbled up and some part are rushed and the art is so...muscular like. I don't really like the character's facial expression not to mention that this manga is dark.
At first I thought the manga was ok and at least had somewhat of a story, but it went off course to a story about princes? Also the story didn't end, and all that pretty much happened was she got raped but sometimes wanted it? Also she had some sort of scent that she couldn't get rid of no matter what, that aroused guys.
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Lastly it never explained what the sins on Takaya and the other hosts were
... Last updated on December 7th, 2011, 4:26pm
This story had no ending. The story of the love between the two main characters just didn't cut it for me. It was... yeah. >.> I couldn't feel the love. I was so disappointed.
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The story never really explained as to why the hosts could smell a scent coming off of Hana and why Hana even had a scent.
On a good note, I enjoyed the love between Samejima and Matsuri and the two side stories. They were so sweet .(^.^)
... Last updated on October 24th, 2010, 10:47pm
waste of space
Seriously, don't bother with this.The art isn't even passable and the storyline is cliched and predictable. But mostly the art ... I didn't enjoy it one bit. I have a tendency to download whole volumes at a time rather than chapters and after skimming the first volume I deleted the second without even opening it. Let's run through things element by element
Art - 2/10 I mean wow, I don't think i've seen anything quite like it for a while. Reminds me of something i would be capable of drawing. The faces are lopsided, all the girls have tiny faces and giant eyes and all the boys have giant angular faces with even more hugely disproportionate (small) eyes. And the hair ... if there was anyone in the world who walked around with spikes dangling down their faces like the ones in this mange i would go at him with a sharp pair of scissors. So annoying.
Plot 2/10 Points for trying. There are mature elements, abuse, redemption and whatnot but it's like a badly written soap opera. The elements are all there but you can't overlook the shoddy acting (artwork) and the appalling execution. Despite giving these characters incredibly angsty backgrounds, they are all shallow and unappealing. eg. girl = abused, response = cry at all and every opportunity and or / sleep with another abusive man. Now i know there are some out there who enjoy the whole s/m relationship but this is one to avoid due to sheer low quality-ness.
I am amazed it took two whole volumes to present these stories. if it was a shoddy one shot i might have given it 3 stars. When points are awarded for sheer brevity - stay away.
I now get it.... I reccomend this manga to pervert guys and gals there and those who wants to read something new about "slice of life" Yeah this manga is purely mature but before/after reading it... Here's my review..(SPOILER ALERT?!) Others think the heroine is weak because she does nothing but let herself becomes a prey... To guys. Well the truth behind that... If you read further, the girl submits herself to any guy that touches (literally) her BECAUSE she became emotionless after her father continualy (?) abused her. The next one is about the plot... IT IS VERY MATURE IN A AWAY ... Because the plot has a lot of psychological (?) attacks/ scenes involving the characters....
I MUST SAY, THIS MANGA IS WORTH A READ (^_^)
I've seen this before, and this was not played out in a very decent manner. I don't mind the art, though it's defiantly not spectacular.
However, I don't like how weak the female heroine is. All she does is cry, and scream his name. And then cry some more. Not much character development there. She has no backbone, obviously, and basically allows herself to be touched by anyone- though the manga does make it clear she only wants the one male, she utterly fails at voicing her opinion. And yes, I know it's mean to be attributed to her abuse from her father- but it really doesn't make it seem viable with the way the mangaka shows it. Somehow they made an abuse victim come off as whiny and pathetic. Which I find rather ridiculous.
The translation was also rather confusing. Most of it was so broken- I don't know if it was meant to be that way or not.
Another note for anyone reading this: It's basically a "consensual rape" situation. She "wants it", but he forces himself on her all the time.