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Ohana to Chocolate  
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Description
In the Taishou era a rich family's son picks up an orphan boy and fosters the boy into a little prince. He finally takes the boy abroad to find the boy's English father who abandoned him.

Extra story: The hero consults a mysterious girl by cellphone about his one-sided love. But the girl turns out to be his one-sided lover...

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
お花とチョコレェト
꽃과 초콜릿
Flower & Chocolate

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (118 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.46 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 27th 2012, 12:54am PST


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Year
2003

Original Publisher
Biblos (2003)
Libre Shuppan (2010)

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Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #839 increased(+448)
Monthly Pos #2385 increased(+220)
3 Month Pos #4216 increased(+385)
6 Month Pos #6558 increased(+201)

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On 56 reading lists
On 91 wish lists
On 592 completed lists
On 5 unfinished lists
On 97 custom lists

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Enjoyed the extra better than the main story   
Rating: 6.7 / 10.0
by kitty1826x
March 17th, 2014, 5:51pm
I found the main story okay. A bit boring, not terrible, but not the greatest.
Too much crying, and a lot of those "misunderstood feelings" that shouldn't really happen in the first place, but the main character thinks that way. Bleh.

I enjoyed the extra at the end a lot more than the main story. It was cute, and made me smile. Predictable yes, but done nicely.
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Boring..   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by h1kar1
December 31st, 2010, 11:37am
What more can I say? Cliche story, too-perfect seme, girly, crybaby and oh-so-sweet uke...it's no different than reading a shojo manga with a male-body heroine...I think the mangaka tried too hard to make the story very sweet and fluffy, but after some times it gets really boring and predictable..I really had no choice but to ditch it after 3rd chapter or so...
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It's okay   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by RayeSesshyFan
January 10th, 2010, 4:28pm
It has a nice storyline at first but, somehow, it starts to get boring as it leads on when it starts to become generic with the other yaoi manga I've read, nothing fancy. However, it does have a comedy feel to it as well, which made me chuckle.

So, in all, it's a dramatic yet light-hearted read.
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Interesting to Compare in the Mangaka's Overall Oeuvre   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
November 12th, 2009, 10:12am
The Art
...is a bit amateurish at times, but the lines are strong and sure, and full of vibrant life. I can see much promise. Steadily, with each release, her art gains strength at conveying the story's tale and character's emotion. I did chuckle at how the western outfits for the Taisho era seemed a bit too modern. The different-coloured eyes of our little uke were fascinating to see how the mangaka could craftily create the illusion of two-colours with only black and white.

Ozaki's anger still isn't quite illustrated right; he seems to be more 'worried' or 'fearful' when the expression the mangaka is trying to illustrate is rage/fury. The behaviour clarifies the emotion, but it could have been stronger with the right facial expression. Speaking of anger, it was a little to 'gentle' or 'tame' for me: Even when he was 'raging' angry, it was always fairly mild; it did spur on their first intimacy, but it's never really non-con or 'violent' per se. His anger is raising his voice and biting his willing partner's neck a little too suddenly and a little too roughly.

More on the Story
The first three chapters tell the story of a youth whose quest to find his father for the sake of his mother. In the end, it isn't about the father at all, but about the boy coming to learn what is truly the most important to him. From the first chapter of their Eliza Doolittle meeting, through to the second chapter of their commitment to one another to the final chapter which is a simple, sweet story about trying to please one another and communication woes, they were all a delight to read. The rapidly alternating internal thoughts are fairly smoothly delivered, but you have to keep on your toes to realize who's thinking what.

The eclectic group of friends (there are 4 of them) that the main couple have, are distinct and have enough depth behind them that it is obvious (and in her omake she does mention it) that there is a plan for the other two couples.

The final chapter is a comedy of errors so-to-speak. The dismay that the uke feels when he realizes how what he's wanted has been in front of him for so long and he's never noticed was a thought provoking angle.

... Last updated on November 14th, 2009, 7:31am
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Hmm...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by kitchenboy
May 22nd, 2008, 3:24am
Perhaps the main relationship could be construed as shota-ish, but not unless it was pointed out. It didn't occur to me until I read the review by grumble_cakes, so it's not really a major issue, as far as i'm concerned (and i hate shota with a passion).

My main issue with the story was also the extra characters, but I found that I was more interested in their relationships with each other than the main characters'. I wanted to know more about the artist/lawyer relationship, because it seemed pretty unresolved towards the end.

Having said that, it was an sweet, enjoyable read (and the one-shot at the end was pretty good too).
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good   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by samanthaknd
January 19th, 2008, 1:11pm
I liked this story and the art was ok but i felt that it left alot of the story unsolved and like the last comment i agree, why add other char's when they don't even play any important part to the plot?. anyway besides that i found it a good read but would be even better if the search for his father was resolved.
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kind of shota-ish?   
Rating: N/A
by grumble_cakes
August 16th, 2007, 4:44am
ok so I don't read shota and I can't really compare to the real thing but Makoto is 15 and often acts much younger, many of his interactions with Ozaki (27 years old) are really adult-child type interactions. The story is well drawn and well paced but for the life of me I can't figure out why the most important subplot wasn't even resolved? And why introduce 3 new bishounen for the second part of the story without doing anything important with them? It was kind of sudden and weird. I think the mangaka just ran out of space or something because a third chapter could have fixed all that.

this review might seem very negative but in the end I did enjoy the main story and the oneshot was very sweet. I still won't rate it because I really dislike shota...
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