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Hana no Miyako de  
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Description
The successor of the Tsujimura clinic, Motoharu has always held his childhood friend, Hazumi Akira, close to his heart. He confessed to Akira and then was rejected. Even so, he still entered the same university and same department as Akira. Ever since the confession, the two have been distancing each other, but Akira suggested that they make up and for the first time in a while, they walk home together. But on the way back, Akira suddenly kisses Motoharu, causing Motoharu's hope to grow. However, the next day, Akira tells him to “forget it”, causing Motoharu to blame Akira...

Type
Manga

Related Series
Hana no Mizo Shiru (Adapted From)

Associated Names
于花都之中
花のみやこで
At The Flower Capital
Capital of Flowers

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.Extra (end) by Hoshi Kuzuu (451d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Hoshi Kuzuu (525d ago)
v.1 c.2 by Hoshi Kuzuu (529d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (208 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.36 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 11th 2014, 6:22am PST


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Year
2012

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Serialized In (magazine)
ihr HertZ (Taiyou Tosho)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #863 increased(+4)
Monthly Pos #1062 increased(+53)
3 Month Pos #1224 increased(+97)
6 Month Pos #1274 (No change)

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On 164 reading lists
On 202 wish lists
On 773 completed lists
On 4 unfinished lists
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no need for sobs.   
Rating: 5.7 / 10.0
by MirayAllen
May 13th, 2014, 5:18pm
It was a fine reading, I suppose. I understand that some readers would think it pulls at one's heartstrings, and the finale was definitely worthy of a sob or two, only not from this reader right here, I'm afraid fufu. There is plenty of potential in its premise but, for the most part, it translates into some kind of "forced pent-up drama" (which sounds more like a paradox) that I'm not personally into. The characters are not fleshed out enough (or rather, in the least?) and so the angst is more stilted and imposing rather than consuming and heart-wrenching. On the other hand, because there's no real development to these characters, they feel repressed but not in a specifically artistic way. This is just my idea of course.

There are valid points to it: the premise, like I said, sounded good enough and the art is really soothing and nice, as you would expect from the author; there are sweet moments in there too, namely when Motoharu is with the little geisha and later on, when she overhears him saying he won't return to their place (she was sweet, really). I would not, however, consider it a great piece of drama, since it could have taken off to much greater lengths than those presented: tragedy crammed into three short chapters is not a good way to do tragedy (and note I use the word "crammed" as in "not adequately shaped to fit the space it is offered" haha).

But hey, maybe I was just not getting into it today. Maybe some other time I'll feel like sobbing. It was still a nice reading.
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Well it's a tragedy   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
April 1st, 2014, 4:26am
Again, this is a low-key story like it precedents, and because it's tagged as 'tragedy' I somewhat already knew of what to expect from the story. Yes it's definitely uber-sad for sure, considering how
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The couple didn't end up together
and though I wouldn't describe this manga as really 'realistic', I can appreciate the fact that the scenario could totally happen in real life, much more likely so than most BL stories out there. That is quite a breath of fresh air I must admit. There could have been some more expansion or at least explanation of certain details in the middle of the manga, but overall this was quite an okay read.
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Oh so beautiful   
Rating: N/A
by Maceklacek
December 15th, 2013, 2:42pm
art 10/10
story 8/10
touchiness biggrin 10/10

manga which forces you to think
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it's really, really sad. beware.   
Rating: N/A
by liontaraki
November 21st, 2013, 6:26pm
This story brought me to tears. It makes you realise just how hard it was for gay people to accept themselves and live their lifes with that in mind. This is a sad story about a forbidden love that shouldn't have happened in the first place. It was very heart-breaking, I advice everyone who wants to read this, to keep some tissues nearby. It'll come in handy... T_T
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I wept like a baby   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by timenchips
July 29th, 2013, 10:48pm
Even though I kept praying for a happy ending despite the tragedy tag and the various comments about the sad ending (you never know, okay, maybe it could've turned happy just for me), this was just perfect. This might be my favorite one in the series, short as it is, and as heartbreaking as it was. The feelings invoked by the last two panel defy description. It was that second to last page that triggered the waterworks for me. Definitely something you have to experience for yourself.

Even if you're hesitant to pick up a yaoi manga, I highly recommend reading it for the romance. This is first and foremost, a story about love, and it tells it masterfully.

... Last updated on July 29th, 2013, 11:01pm
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SAD!? SAD!? More like pissing me off!   
Rating: N/A
by Natsumijojo
July 6th, 2013, 1:21am
I feel sad and a very angry. Because. It brings you back to reality. I don't need that. I want to go into the nice and fictional story telling and the happily ever after. But The story was actually really good. And it had me in its grip. I do suggest the manga and if you like sad endings well you'll enjoy the read. But I hate to be reminded that its like that in real life. Sometimes you lose your love to life cruel and horrible game. Ah~ crap. I need to go back to lalaland.
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IN TEARS!!!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by yennyenn
June 27th, 2013, 8:54pm
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THIS IS SO SAD! They obviously love each other so much, but because of circumstances, they couldn't be together! I didn't know this story was related to Hana no Mizo Shiro until I read the last chapter!! T-T So in the end, Motoharu continued Agriculture study huh! Did he remain single all his life? Man, I wanted to know so much!
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Splendid   
Rating: N/A
by Nemurenaiyo
May 28th, 2013, 8:16pm
As expected of Rihito Takarai-sensei. I have read numerous of her works and each of them are beautiful though I hate yaoi because she is an exception. Her works are beautifully drawn and sweet, as always.
I must admit that I cried a lot due to the tragical ending. It's a very touching an unexpected prequel to 'Only the Flower Knows'. Very bitter sweet yet amazing.
It's recommended.
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Beautiful but also depressing   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by crossroaddemon
May 6th, 2013, 2:07pm
Amazing manga with amazing characters! It was sweet and cute but also really sad at some point... I was really near crying while reading last chapter
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Sad but beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Zaniz
May 5th, 2013, 9:47pm
A little sweet & sour love story. The art is beautiful, both the characters and the backgrounds. The story is really simple but pretty realistic for the times it is developed in. There are not many stories like this, where there may not be a happy ending but doesn't need to fall into angst necessarily. I recommend this for those who like a more deep story. I mean, it really made me think about the characters' situation and the choices they made at the end.
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