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Abe Seimei Koikatari  
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Description
In the Abe Seimei Koikatari series

V.1 - Hana no Utage

1. Feast of the Flowers
Ming became blind after an unknown illness two years ago. One night, she meets a man in her dreams who restores her sight. She falls in love with him, but how will she find him again?

2. The Girl Among the Moonlilies
A princess chases a firefly which leads her to a man. She is so surprised by him that she steps backward and accidentally falls over a cliff, losing her memory. What will happen to her?

3. Moon's Dew; Star's Tears

4. Winter's Bloom

V.2 - Hanakanmuri no Hime (The Flower Crown Princess)

1. The Golden Phoenix, the Silver Phoenix
A princess longs for a lost love and almost loses her life until a mysterious exorcist opens her heart and mind to the truth and to what has been right in front of her all along.

2. The Hime with the Flower Crown
A young princess learns with the help of a mysterious young boy that putting away childish things may ultimately lead to a fulfilling new world and to the fulfilment of her beloved father's wish.

3. Memories of a Flower
While trying to solve the mystery behind the ghostly apparition of his beloved princess, a young man learns to ease his own sadness.

V.3 - Hanaemi no Otome

1. Hanaemi no Otome
A daughter of a high status man is being cursed by Douman, a man with strong spiritual power. Abe Seimei is set to save her.

2. Kaze no Hatsune
Story of young Douman's love, and also of how he met Seimei for the first time.

3. Tsukimiya no Maihime

V.4 - Hana Akari no Yakusoku

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
花灯りの約束―安倍晴明恋語り 4
華の宴―安倍清明恋語り 1
華冠の姫―安倍晴明恋語り 2
華咲みの乙女―安倍晴明恋語り 3
Flower Banquet
Hana Akari no Yakusoku
Hana no Utage (TAKADA Tami)
Hanaemi no Otome
Hanakanmuri no Hime
The Flower Blossom Girl
The Flower Crown Princess

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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 6.8 / 10.0 (73 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.89 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 13th 2014, 8:23pm PST


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Year
2000

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Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1302 increased(+36)
Monthly Pos #1676 increased(+989)
3 Month Pos #3805 increased(+738)
6 Month Pos #5038 increased(+825)

List Stats
On 38 reading lists
On 96 wish lists
On 278 completed lists
On 7 unfinished lists
On 59 custom lists

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Playboy   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by kichiX
February 7th, 2012, 2:20pm
I don't know why, but for the first 3 chapters he reminded me of the medicine seller from mononoke. However, after the fourth chapter where
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he proclaimed his love to yet a third girl, convinced her that she was his "one and only true love" and sent her off in style back to her own world

the connection faded and the word "playboy" came to mind. I wouldn't have minded so much if he hadn't of taken the "your my first and last love" with the girls. It seemed insincere. Overall, the stories, apart from the second, were repeatitive, although I kind of like the main character.
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Haha this is so funny   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by ChocoKun
June 13th, 2011, 7:23pm
So basicly no one ended up with anyone, and just like all the other posts Seimei is such a playboy. In fact I felt there was like no romance at all o__o. Seimei was just like "Oh, time for you to go cause I'm tired of you" to each of the three girls. In fact I could almost swear he was laughing when he sent her back in the last 1 shot lol.

... Last updated on June 13th, 2011, 7:23pm
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uhm...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by kagehoshi
July 8th, 2009, 10:39am
Well, may i assume that all the stories are connected to each other and may it be that Seimei is the same guy in every stories, I must say Semei is kind of unfaithful and a big liar (sorry if I offend any of you). He really has way too many "most beloved" (bigrazz). The art is nice and i think the 3rd stories is the best (very touching, I love it!!) but the rest are just the same.
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the art is beautiful..   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by otakuness
May 23rd, 2009, 12:46am
well its was kindda repetitive and the girls will all believe that they are destined for seimei...but the art is still very beautiful...and seimei is soooo you know what...

it was kindda bad also that seimei always looks like he will love you forever but he will let you go and then he will find a new girl who is somehow doomed and needs his help and he wouldnt recall all the other girls...

waaaahhh...it hard to comment on something so beautifully drawn but badly told...
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Repetative...Boring.....   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Hermit-chan
September 30th, 2008, 2:39am
I have read the mangaka's other work,Hanakanmuri no Hime before this. And I kinda had a crush on Seimei. But then, Seimei disinterests me after reading this manga cuz it's basically telling the same story with all the Hime that he met..

The manga would have been better if the mangaka have had made this manga into unrelated series One-shots (with different characters) instead of focusing on the same guy with different Hime..*which..left me with the impression of a "Harem"-Shoujo genre after reading this manga..* what a dissapointment.

... Last updated on September 30th, 2008, 2:46am
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Beautiful.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by astroasis
July 16th, 2007, 10:50pm
It's true that there is a common theme to each of the stories in this volume. However, I disagree that it makes the stories seem "the same". The manga deals with the tales of a man who has devoted his life to healing the hearts of lonely maidens. Obviously, each of the stories will deal with this scenario. However, each maiden and her circumstances are different.

Most importantly, the art, the dialogue, the messages in these stories are downright beautiful. I found the entire volume (and its follow-up) to be inspiring and uplifting. I would recommend this to anyone who likes more mature shoujo.

... Last updated on December 4th, 2008, 4:50am
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Overall Impressions   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by holy`bell
June 22nd, 2007, 7:07pm
While I do agree with what m1sael aid,

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I believe that the man was able to help a little bit with each of the girls' situation and that was very nice of him. I wish they were destined for each other though, but I am fine with the way in which the stories are told.


The artwork is drawn exceptionally well. It is very detailed and very flowing and it is beautiful at the same time, so plus +1 point included in the overall rating.

Overall, this manga is not bad. ^^

... Last updated on June 22nd, 2007, 7:11pm
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Not good   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by m1sael
March 16th, 2007, 10:14pm
All the stories are very similar. Basically, a girl will fall in love with a man they are not destined to be with. That's all there is.
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