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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?


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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)
Tylko kwiaty wiedzą (Polish)

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Alterity Scans
Catandmouse Scans
Fujoshi Ninja

Latest Release(s)
c.Drama CD Extra by Ikahomine (239d ago)
v.3 c.10 by Fujoshi Ninja (98d ago)
v.2 c.9 by Fujoshi Ninja (98d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (625 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.6 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 13th 2015, 1:57pm PST



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Craft (Taiyo Tosho)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
DMP (1 volume; Dropped; Digital)

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Totally worth it!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Tentacle
August 10th, 2011, 10:37am
When I started reading this I didn't know what to expect, so I was quite happy with what followed. The story is pretty slow, but the beautiful art and quite moments really make up for that. It took some time to get through but now I can't wait for the next chapter!
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Yeah, it deserves some credit   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by letterbee96
August 23rd, 2012, 7:17am
Its believable in my opinion. I mean most Yaoi these days are uke gets raped, uke falls for seme for whatever f**king unlogical reason! *sigh*
But this manga is refreshing and sweet~ The seme is such a sweetheart while the uke is just so timid and naive but still shows a serious composure. I love the idea of flowers and plants as the theme! It's so fitting!
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Pretty average   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by harunomasu
August 24th, 2012, 11:45pm
An okay manga, not very simple and yet not very dark either. We can already guessed that how the story would be. I can even guess Misaki's past just from some flashback. It's obvious but it's very enjoyable so I can turn a blind eye to the obviousness.

I really like Arikawa's personality. I think all semes should be just like him.
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love this mangaka   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by blu_papillon
September 21st, 2012, 8:36am
she writes such great stories! I love that the seme is just as crazy about the uke as the uke is crazy about him (if not more so)! And the sexy scenes were just amazing. I haven't seen that drawn with so much feeling and depth in a while (and I read a LOT of yaoi). I'd definitely recommend. Now I want to go re-read Seven Days (again). Such beautiful art. So cute!

... Last updated on October 7th, 2012, 6:41pm
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Completely in love with this manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by caexanki
May 22nd, 2013, 1:03pm
The storyline may be a bit predictable to some people, but in all honesty that didn't affect me at all. I loved both of the male characters, and found the manga as a whole so sweet and gorgeous. I may be a bit biased since the art is so well drawn, but I really loved everything about this manga ^^
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Good manga but not the best.   
Rating: 7.7 / 10.0
by Namiya
January 30th, 2013, 2:04am
It's a good solid manga, one of those that neither has a big plot nor much drama or anything else... it's just a very simple love story.
I like the art and the characters and it was an enjoyable read but I wouldn't count this as the best manga I've ever read or anything either... however I do see the appeal Takarai Rihito has for Yaoi beginners. This is one of the better works to read if you are just starting with Yaoi and want something easy to follow and will leave you with a positive feeling.
Personally for me it was lacking something though and I'm looking for more in manga, a story that can truly move me, characters that I can go crazy over or just really well conveyed emotions.
This manga has a little bit of everything but doesn't convince me as a whole.

If you are looking for something sweet and light, without much difficult themes then give it a read.
It's not something to stay in your head forever though.

... Last updated on January 30th, 2013, 2:07am
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don't know   
Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
by tekiteki
October 17th, 2012, 11:25am
The art style reminded me about "Seven Days", and of course it turned out to be drawn by the same mangaka ^_^. But "Hana no Mizo Shiru" is a lot better (for there is a gap in two years between them, and mangaka improved since then). I was actually going to give it 8, but the story appeared to be rather simple and predictable. Still nice though. Oh, and I appreciate all the efforts of scanlator groups, mostly because of their cute messages throughout the manga ^-^.

... Last updated on October 17th, 2012, 11:26am
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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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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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