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Description
When Ryou moves into a new apartment block, his neighbour Makoto makes no secret of the fact that he likes men, and Ryou is forced to confront the secret doubts he's always had about his own sexuality. Things get complicated when Makoto's history with the other resident of the building, Nanno, results in jealousy, tension, and love triangles all around.

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Associated Names
フラワーズ
花心同棲愛

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6 by Liquid Passion (2286d ago)
v.1 c.5 by Liquid Passion (2288d ago)
v.1 c.3-4 by Liquid Passion (2302d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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Yes

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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (228 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.78 / 10.0
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Year
2005

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Chara (Tokuma Shoten)

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Weekly Pos #1079 increased(+103)
Monthly Pos #1932 increased(+529)
3 Month Pos #3043 increased(+939)
6 Month Pos #4290 increased(+699)

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I just...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Yoneko
January 17th, 2013, 6:14am
You should read all Miyamoto's works she is one of the best, I tell you! And her best works have a sequel or prequel so you should read them all. This is the mangaka that has made me cry the most, cause her characters are quite emotionally messed up and have unique personalities and her stories are very realistic and special.
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Amazing   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by nezushi
July 5th, 2012, 9:52pm
OMG, the minute i saw Makoto it was like BAM fan-girling all over the place ahaha,
mostly because i have a fetish for guys with long hair.. it was even a yaoi to top it off *nosebleed*
i wasn't very fond of Makoto's character because he just played around with whomever he wanted even if that meant hurting another person.. and jeez Ryou, no need to be seduced so easily :/
Anyways let's get to the point.
I loved this manga, it caught my attention right away because of the art and the storyline.
It was realistic and the feeling of it felt different from the other yaoi manga's i'm used to reading.. which is a good thing! smile even though it began to be really complicated due to the whole "Love Triangle" situation, which i personally hate in manga's since one way or another the main character turns out to be a huge annoyance. Oh well, i managed to read through it all because the comedy/drama in it were enjoyable.

... Last updated on July 5th, 2012, 10:02pm
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Good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by poisonousrose1517
March 14th, 2012, 1:50am
I personally wanted a different ending couple, but from the beginning its kinda a given who the ending couple will be... I liked how in the end all three actually loved each other but two of them just loved each other more and the fact that all three were friends in the end, and how no matter what happened they all cared for each other... I liked the childish bickering too smile

My favorite character was definitely Nanno-san, i think i like his personality the most...

The characters were beutifully drawn, but i think that Ryou was a little too plain
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Well made? Yeah, but in the opposite way of what I wanted it to be.   
Rating: 6.4 / 10.0
by kurosu_yuuki
January 11th, 2012, 1:30am
I donít understand any of this reviews, because I disagree with everybody else here. I get the deepness people commented in here, but I just donít agree. And thatís the risk with love triangles, that you can disagree with the authorís choice and that alone f*cks things up for you. And thatís why I have to say I donít like this.

First thought: WOW! The art is so pretty!

But I donít like any of the characters except for Nanno. Thatís not necessarily bad, itís just a statement; they are well developed, I just donít like them. Both Makoto and Ryou are pathetic in their own ways. I really get turned off when the seme is someone elseís uke, which seems to be Makotoís caseÖHe is senseiís uke. And heís not the playboy that makes us see him as sexy and desirable. Heís the spoiled one who keeps feeling sorry for himself and does nothing to change.
Ryou at first just irritated me for being too plain, so I didnít get the fuss over him. Even though I get that he was confused, he seemed dumb, like he could be played around by anybody who tried, be it Makoto or Nanno and a third guy if there ever was one. But at some point he really pissed me off. He slept with Nanno and then started getting jealous of him because Makoto still cared for him as a friend?! Then all that talk about ďoh, Makoto-san, but you have to think about Nanno-sanís feelings tooĒ was just lies?! How can Makoto say, later on, that Ryou is ďconsiderate to othersĒ?! I began hating him.
Nanno, though, I like, even though most people probably hate him. I like well-constructed characters, even if theyíre an obstacle to the main couple, and heís such. Heís really smart. Since he canít have Makoto, he turns Ryouís life into a mess to make things difficult for Makoto. Maybe he didnít even knew Makoto liked Ryou too, but he made sure to complicate things between them, getting involved the only way he could, which was through the weaker link, Ryou. Also, I feel sorry for him, so I sympathize with him.
Oh, and I LOVE Harii-san! Heís so funny!

What I did like about this was the pace. The timing is very good, as time goes by slowly, the way itís supposed to. They spend a long time on this game, not just a week like some manga out there.
I also like how realistic this manga is at parts Ė and notice the at parts. Ryou actually cares about what being gay might mean to him or to the world, differing from most mangas out there.
I like that they solve the problems like mature, grown up man, like it should be. Thatís a step closer to reality, too. And they actually manage to stay friends.

But I have to say I didnít like it, over all. And not because of the construction. Itís actually really good. I just liked Makoto x Nanno better than Makoto x Ryou, which isnít much of a positive thing, when the main character is Ryou. I just think Nannoís story is so much cutterÖ A story generally only has effect when something changes from the point where it begins to the point where it ends. The problem with this one is that Ryou came and screw things. Yes, maybe Makoto never wouldíve realized Nanno loved him and that he loved Nanno back, but then again, it was too late to realize it anyway, the way it went. Ryou was the cause of a sad ending to what couldíve been a beautiful, mutual-loving relationship. And Nanno didnít even get a proper ending, since I hate how he kinda ended up with the painter.
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Loved it.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by strawberriceream
March 14th, 2010, 9:36pm
Like the posts above mine, this is a very realistic, loving, and engorging story. I loved the dj "Flower Children" since it showed reality like it is, and that there is a huge possibility that all relationships can come to end one day-unlike so many other cliched yaois. This is an amazing manga, and I hugely reccommend this to everyone-yaoi fans or no.
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Messed up!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by stillarium
November 30th, 2008, 8:01pm
I love how Miyamoto Kano's characters seem so... real. They do have their faults and aren't as stereotypical like in many other yaoi manga.
The funny thing about this story is that every one of those three characters seems to be messed up in some kind of way. Like MightyMaeve said above me, Ryou is innocent but thoughtful (and no wonder he gets his doubts with the way Makoto behaves), Makoto is kind of sex-addicted and a playboy and Nanno... Nanno was my favorite. He reminded me of Tooru (from Lovers and Souls and Rules); he's beautiful, self-destructive and does love someone deeply, but he doesn't really want to realize it himself.
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The Complication of Human Relationships: Nothing is Ever Black and White   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
September 23rd, 2008, 6:06am
What a touching, heart-felt and beautiful story!

Ryou learns about his complicated feelings of love, friendship and sexual desire through two very different people: Makoto and Nanno. Ryou's thoughtfulness and innocence, Nanno's deep hurt and 'hidden' love but good heart and Makoto's self-centered, aesthetic-loving but upfront and open personality melded together into a poignantly illustrated story. The story was written with delicacy, cleverness and a deep understanding of humanity.

The concept of what true friendship involves was explored with a wise, comprehensive understanding and was told at a captivating pace. Friends hurt one another, but it doesn't mean that they stop caring for one another and being in one another's lives.

The flower tie in seemed like an afterthought, but it didn't hurt the story none!
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