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Hana no Mizo Shiru  
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Arikawa Youichi's life at university is going just fine. He isn't having any trouble with his classes, he has plenty of friends, and even a cute girlfriend named Kanami. Then the day comes where he meets Misaki. Misaki Shouta is a reserved, stand offish fellow but for some reason, Youichi can't seem to get him out of his mind. In fact, he can't seem to stay away. When he lands a job working in the lab with Misaki, it seems more than just the flowers are about to bloom. But will they recognise their emotions for what they are, and have the courage to accept it?


Related Series
Hana no Miyako de (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
Только Цветок Знает
꽃만이 안다b
Hana Nomizo Shiru
Only the Flower Knows
Só as Flores Sabem
Sólo la Flor lo Sabe
Seule la fleur sait (French)
Solo i Fiori Sanno...(Italian)
Tylko kwiaty wiedzą (Polish)

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Alterity Scans
Catandmouse Scans
Fujoshi Ninja

Latest Release(s)
c.Drama CD Extra by Ikahomine (810d ago)
v.3 c.10 by Fujoshi Ninja (669d ago)
v.2 c.9 by Fujoshi Ninja (669d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (696 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.6 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 17th 2017, 1:52pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Craft (Taiyo Tosho)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
DMP (1 volume; Dropped; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #642 increased(+212)
Monthly Pos #1357 increased(+142)
3 Month Pos #1662 decreased(-189)
6 Month Pos #1615 decreased(-176)

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Fluffy good feeling   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by hirukayuki01
November 19th, 2016, 6:20am
There's a certain angst in the manga but at the same time it's all fluff. Well it's good enough for me to actually right a review about it. I love all the characters even the antagonist. Even though it's not entirely realistic, it tackles some things that could possibly happen or has happened in our daily lives. I recommend this.
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finding yourself.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pointhless
November 8th, 2016, 11:12am
I really loved it.
I love the draw, was beautiful and also the story. You can find the awakening of you true self.
Misaki he thought his likes were a sin loving a guy to him wasn't "correct" or "normal" and he didn't express to much his own feelings because he didn't want to get hurt -again- (who doesn't understand that) but when he meet arikawa he start to change and feels like his love its no just for one side and he understand that his feelings are not wrong. Such a beautiful story.

Next we have satoshi, I really pity for him (I fall for him actually) because he doesn't do what he really wants, he only does what his mum would approve, it's frustrating living like that. that's it's not life at all and he also have the same problem as misaki, he doesn't accept himself, he thinks being gay is abnormal, that's rubbish.
He really needs to change, because he lost the love of his life just for that stupid way of thinking.

I think this is a cute and little realistic story about what we live in our life. Except for those amazing sexy beats. Ugh.
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I feel like crying   
Rating: N/A
by Himitsu-chan
November 19th, 2015, 9:59am
This story gives off feeling of being fragile esp. The uke, it feels that he is going to break in my perspective. This is so good, so solemn(for me) and pure. I love it very much, i've also read the sequel and i feel like crying because the ending is really good, it nearly made me cry. This is just so sweet and fulfilling.
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Rating: 6.2 / 10.0
by butako chan
March 26th, 2015, 11:45am
It was a cute story. The characters don't have flaws so they're not very realistic. It does give you a nice, warm feeling when they get together though. There is also a token guy who is homophobic and that takes away from the story as little because you knew exactly what was going to happen at a certain point.
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Better than the average, but not good enough.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by F0rcefi3ld
August 17th, 2014, 2:34am
Reposting what I posted on another site:
I heard about how great this yaoi was so I came to check it out. It's just okay. For me it's missing that one spark that makes it great. Don't let my sentiments fool you though because among a lot of crappy yaois it's up there. One definite thing: Arikawa is a diamond.

Adding a few things:
I love slice-of-life romances, but this one was missing the chemistry factor for me. I couldn't believe in this thing that built up and existed between the two main characters. The seme's interest in the uke was a big "huh" and never convincingly explained. The uke I thought was undeserving and a little irritating mainly because his backstory was not developed to the extent or depth that would make me root for him. I always seem to say this in my comments, but I may be a little harsh on this manga, but for being so popular with fujoshis and people (that I know) praising this like it's one of the best yaoi ever written... well, it's better than your usual by a whole lot yet somehow also not much at all. Maybe my expectations were too high and after reading this I just couldn't figure out how I'm supposed to react.

One thing for sure, I'm going to need a lot more convincing to read the sequel and spin off series. I'll probably never touch them at all.

... Last updated on August 17th, 2014, 2:51am
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Overrated AND underrated..?!   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
March 31st, 2014, 4:19pm
Haha somehow I feel rather quizzical about this manga now that I've finished it. It's almost like a paradox I would say. The title has been one of the highest rated yaoi series for years in many sites and particularly here in MU, so there certainly were rave reviews which I thought would overhype the manga to an extent, but then there were also less positive ones which had me wonder for a while what the true direction that this one headed in was.

So now that I've finished it, I gotta say I stand on a different ground to most. I've read countless slice-of-life mangas in general so I have a pretty good idea what the genre has to offer. This manga is not the over-the-top and melodramatic type, but not similar to those slow and passive mangas either. As far as the plot and development go, the series is actually quite decent imo though not entirely brilliant. I'm quite okay with the story and the characters are alright as well. That said, I feel that the mangaka could have 'exploited' the setting a bit more and dived deeper into the emotions hidden without displaying too much, which would definitely help adding more sustance. Still, this is surely one of the better BL mangas out there that could undoubtedly satisfy many readers' taste for sure, especially when it's just full of rosy love like that.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Kleineputchen
February 2nd, 2014, 10:23am
This is a very good manga. It has everything I love, slow plot, emphasis on the character's evolution and emotions rather than on the story, characters that have their own strengths and weaknesses, human-like reactions, good art.

There are only two things that bugged me enough to give it an 8 instead of a 9. The first one is the timeline of the story, maybe it's just the website that messed up the chapters, but it made it hard at times for me to follow, and so I couldn't appreciate that much what was going on since I was trying to figure out if what I was seeing was happening now or if it was a flashback, especially in the beginning, it gets better afterwards.

The second one is that I missed a few things from Arikawa's point of view. The beginning of their story till the moment where Arikawa begins to notice his own feelings is very good as well as after they recognised each other's feelings. But all the time where Arikawa's trying to figure out what's going on with his feelings felt a bit lacking for me. It was hard to feel how he was falling in love, and it's a really important thing to me to be able to completely feel how the seme's falling in love. And so it was a bit hard to believe. But that aside, once they're together, it really is incredibly sweet, romantic, heartwarming and their interactions are depicted so delicately.

There're not really bad points, so it wouldn't stop you from reading and enjoying it. I think I may appreciate it better once I read it again.
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Pure as a snow   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Maceklacek
November 23rd, 2013, 3:33pm
Owww... i allways thought that kind, cute AND realistic-looking manga can not exist. Well, I was wrong...

Art: 9,9/10
Plot: 7/10
Stunningness: 10/10
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Sami_chan
November 3rd, 2013, 5:27pm
A very sweet and adorable story. The art is everything I could ever wish for. Characters are great too, you don't get to see the kind of seme like Arikawa everyday (though he is not exactly my type, hmm) And Misaki is such a cute kid, whenever I see him crying, I just want Arikawa to tease him more (bad me, haha...).

Maybe this is too simple or predictable for someone, but to me this is as sweet and beautiful as the scent of flowers, and I love that.
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Higher expectations   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by QuinnLee
October 18th, 2013, 5:20pm
I realise that the mangaka for this only did the illustrations for Seven Days, but I still had higher expectations because its my belief that people with who take a novel and make it into manga form will generally add a little bit of their style into it (other than just the art).

If I wasn't comparing this to Seven Days, then the manga would be above average. But some of the plotline has been rehashed quite abit in this genre so it isn't unique enough to make it stand out and above the rest.

The sincerity of the main male character was very appealing. I like how he approached the uke. The downfall had to be they had too many manga tropes.
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