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Aoi Hana  
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Description
From Lililicious:

Fumi and Akira were best friends when they were little, with Akira always looking after the crybaby Fumi, but that all ended when Fumi's family moved away. Several years later, Fumi's family returned, and she and Akira happened to bump into each other on their way to school. They became friends again, quickly slipping back into old patterns. Shortly after, Fumi began dating a cool, attractive upperclassman who, coincidentally enough, had ties to Akira's current school, the prestigious Fujigaya Girls' Academy.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
蓝花
青い花
푸른 꽃
Fleurs bleues (French)
Sweet Blue Flowers

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Latest Release(s)
c.51 by Hime (414d ago)
c.50 by Hime (414d ago)
c.48-49 by Hime (415d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 3, Chap 18

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
6 topics, 16 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (266 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.14 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 30th 2014, 8:06pm PST


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Year
2004

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Manga Erotics F (Ohta Shuppan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #953 increased(+93)
Monthly Pos #1388 increased(+296)
3 Month Pos #2046 increased(+94)
6 Month Pos #2193 decreased(-41)

List Stats
On 939 reading lists
On 511 wish lists
On 221 completed lists
On 34 unfinished lists
On 192 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Aoi Hana/Sweet Blue Flowers Yuri Manga to End in July 450 days, 21 hours, 50 minutes ago
Aoi Hana scanlation resumed 484 days, 11 hours, 5 minutes ago
Scanlations now ending 621 days, 8 hours, 36 minutes ago
Aoi Hana Anime 659 days, 3 hours, 30 minutes ago
It's so good now... 1236 days, 8 hours, 53 minutes ago

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The first volume is misleading. It gets better.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Glad-kun
December 30th, 2013, 3:40pm
So much better. Crybaby protagonist tag is kind of misleading. It doesn't last.
The character development is good. Multiple plot-lines are nice.
Was surprised by this good romance manga with character development. Haven't read one in a while.
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Soft. Too soft.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by lifeincircuit
August 18th, 2013, 8:03pm
Aoi Hana, like its namesake, is a very flowery series. It is, for me, a pretty stereotypical shoujo-ai in a lot of ways. There are various elements which break it free from that mold a little bit(the addition of overt sexual activity in a package seemingly intended for female consumption, vague touches of realism, etc), which did make it more enjoyable. Overall I can't say I am a huge fan of it though. I did not find the story or the characters particularly relatable. The story itself, while sweet and wistful, is not terribly realistic to begin with. That is important to me with gl and the reason why I just don't bother to read a great deal of it. I wish there were more truly realistic, plot centered series, but for now I guess I'm stuck with things like Honey & Honey.

... Last updated on August 18th, 2013, 8:05pm
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I didn't like it   
Rating: N/A
by zugu
June 12th, 2013, 11:53pm
Nice artwork, cute characters - except for the butch. Story is disjointed and I always find myself moving back some pages, because it's difficult to understand just what the hell happens, or who's having that internal monologue. Also, suspension of disbelief is rapidly depleted, since everyone and their mother is a lesbian™.

Do yourself a favor and read Girl Friends, much better fleshed out.
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It really is sweet...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
April 6th, 2012, 1:24am
Its pretty sweet and for the most part gentle in the way the author is telling the story. The art is pretty nice. The complaints I have is that there are many characters and I wouldn't mind the story being a little more focused on fewer characters. The pace is a bit slow at times and after 44 chapters I wouldn't mind things being a bit more energetic or exciting. But, I still really like it. Fumi's character is really starting to develop and I can't help feel bad for how tough it can be for her trying to find someone to love and be loved by. If you like slice of life with a light yuri component and don't mind the slow pace (many yuri titles are like that) then I would definitely recommend this one.

Oh, and Lililicious has done a great job translating this work.

... Last updated on April 6th, 2012, 1:25am
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"I'm not saying that, but I'm saying that"   
Rating: N/A
by alphanumer1c
February 15th, 2012, 9:43am
That's Fumi in a nutshell. You may not like her, but you may like her.
Yes, it's a slow-paced story. So, don't chug it like beer, savour it like wine.

A must read along with Sasameki Koto and Candy Boy.
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Sweet shoujo-ai manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kossa
May 11th, 2010, 4:49pm
Overall one of my most favorite mangas. Tasteful, heartwarming, but sometimes confusing (I really would appreciate some character wiki) but that doesn't lessen my enjoyment.
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Meh   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Name-Undecided
March 30th, 2010, 1:22pm
It started out like a typical friendship/slice-of-life/coming of age story. It looked like it would be about the warm, touching friendship between Ah-chan and Fumi as they rediscover each other after so many years apart. Then boom, Sugimoto-sempai appeared and took over the manga. Now the whole thing is just endless angst because everyone and their mother wants to get into Sugimoto's panties. She's such a *****, too.

So within one volume, Sweet Blue Flowers turned into one of those terrible soaps where A likes B, who is going out with C, oh no they just broke up, but B liked D all along but D is in love with B's sister, but A hasn't given up, but maybe B and C will get back together... in other words, terrible. I'm so disappointed, because Ah-chan is by far the most likeable character in the series, but she's been shunted to the side completely in favor of this ridiculous love decahedron.

What a waste of a good setting. I like the art and the character designs though, so 5/10.
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I just keep falling more and more in love with this manga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by luckybill
July 14th, 2009, 7:42pm
Unlike other people, I like it slow. On top of that, it makes sense. I wish that this series were talking about adulthood 'cause every character seems really mature. I don't want the main character to be perfect. Dull is good.

... Last updated on July 14th, 2009, 7:43pm
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Worthy, but a bit slow.   
Rating: 6.3 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
June 11th, 2009, 2:59am
I quite like Aoi Hana, I really can't lie about that. The characters are genuinely entertaining, and I have personal biased for slice of life pieces. The problem is that, at an objective standpoint, this really doesn't stand up very well. It's so slow paced that it alienates the reader, and unlike Hourou Musuko (another work the author is relatively famous for), the thematic presence and character development isn't strong enough to warrant a higher rating.

So, this is essentially one to treat with caution. If you like slice of life, you will like this piece. If you need to be constantly engaged, honestly, don't even bother.
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I just started reading it   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Tyranasaurus
March 27th, 2009, 9:21am
I decided to read this becuase I liked another on of the author's works. The pace of Aoi Hana is a lot slower than Hourou Musuko, so I found it a little boring sometimes, but the I still wanted to find out what was going to happen next so that kept me reading. So far, I do like it though even if the pairings and who likes who seems a little unclear, but Hourou Musuko seems that same way sometimes, too.
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