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Teppen no Himawari  
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Description
Ryuhei Ohno has finally graduated middle school leaving behind the pains of unrequited love and the trials of adolescence. He is determined to make a fresh start in high school. On the first day of class, he meets Kunihisa Imaizumi. Kunihisa has joined the school not knowing that 90% of the student body is gay! And to put it mildly, he is a bit wary of his fellow classmates. Ryuhei appoints himself as Kunihisa’s protector, but he soon finds himself being drawn to his firm gaze…

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
てっぺんのひまわり
天邊的向日葵
Sunflower (FUJIYAMA Hyouta)

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Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (105 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 12th 2014, 1:33pm PST


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Year
2005

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Juné (2 Volumes - Complete/Print)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #917 increased(+345)
Monthly Pos #2494 increased(+101)
3 Month Pos #3247 increased(+1042)
6 Month Pos #5615 increased(+313)

List Stats
On 103 reading lists
On 155 wish lists
On 552 completed lists
On 6 unfinished lists
On 131 custom lists

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Not bad, but a bit boring.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
August 24th, 2014, 1:25pm
I think the story got a bit bogged down with setting details, and that seemed to drag on for quite a while.

I think I would have liked it better if it had focused more on the characters.

It wasn't bad, but it wasn't very interesting either.
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Good!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
October 14th, 2011, 10:08am
I liked this the most out of the 3. The characters were all great; I didn't expect the little annoying dark haired brat to turn out such a handsome and nice boy. I liked that it was sad and moving. The 2nd couple was interesting as well. The art was great. I'd recommend the whole series to anyone who looks for a manga with lovable characters, some drama and rejection, and not just sex right away.
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Had its moments   
Rating: N/A
by Sasageru
May 8th, 2011, 5:33pm
Before i write anything more, I need to say that the scans for this series that i was able to find were awful in quality, so I was unable to read a small portion of dialogue at times and also didn't get the best impression of the art. However, as far as the story and characters go, they were not bad. At times they lacked depth and the story was ok - it kept you reading but only casually, it doesn't get it claws into you though. In comparison to the related stories (prequels and spin off) this is probably the weaker of them in my opinion. Also, its quite possible to skip this entirely - its related but has no bearing on the previous stories other than having some of the same characters and being based at the same school.
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Not my cup of tea   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by ragec
December 20th, 2008, 8:20pm
The three books, sunflower, ordinary crush and the other one (forgot name) was ok but not great. I think the concept is pretty good but the execution is lacking. The development between the characters was slow then suddenly hanging in the next page. I didn't like how the story progress and i think 2 volumes would be too much. i still give it a 7 because it have some great moments/

... Last updated on December 20th, 2008, 8:22pm
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Art has improved, more intertwined stories (mild spoilers?)   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by lore
May 22nd, 2008, 12:50am
Sunflower is the first book of the third part of loosely connected stories that start in the Ordinary Crush series and move to Freefall Romance before ending here. There's a second edition to Sunflower that isn't out in English yet. I liked that in Sunflower, the main couple goes slow and each one of them grows through both shared and individual experiences. There are three main couples being followed in the book and each of them are unique and interesting. What began as a pretty simple, cracked story in Ordinary Crush has grown into something serious and complicated. The art has also improved since OC. (review based on English language translation)
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