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Hana no Namae  
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Devastated by the loss of her parents, 18-year-old Chouko loses her will to live. After staying with several different relatives, she settles in with a handsome young writer named Kei and finds solace in tending to the flower garden. Kei's a solitary person who doesn't quite know how to deal with this emotional young woman, but Chouko's dedication eventually leads him to accept her presence. Will their mutual affection grow into something more? (from the CMX website)


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Associated Names
أسم الوردة
The Flower's Name
The Name of the Flower

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2 by Intercross (2552d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Intercross (2872d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (475 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.1 / 10.0
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March 7th 2015, 6:25pm PST

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LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

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English Publisher
CMX (4 Volumes - Complete)

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Monthly Pos #1049 increased(+48)
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A deep yet very sweet story!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Umi389
March 12th, 2015, 11:39am
This manga did not go how I thought it would. For starters, Chouko only remains in her shut-off state for a few pages before a time skip shows her being healed. Not a bad thing, just I thought it would go on for a bit longer. But whatever.

I didn't realise till after I was 8 chapters in, that this manga is classed as psychological. I tend to stay away from that genre for the very reason that it often makes ZERO sense to me or hits too close to home. But thank god, this is a light sort of psychological manga. To be honest, Kei is the reason it's termed as psychological. I don't get some of him. That depressed state of him . . . What? Just whatconfused?

But the story! It was exactly how I was hoping it would turn out (OK, definitely not EXACTLY, but I was routing for a older guy, younger girl, romance within family setting.). It was pure! So freaking pure! The romance scenes are . . . well, they don't happen often and are short but sooo sweet! And I thought that there might be some drama when Iori popped up! But what the hell happened there?!?! -_-
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
She's some messed up woman who Akiyama is childhood friends with and has some sick desire to have Kei suffer?? Like what the heck is wrong with you????? And then it turns out she did this cause she's IN LOVE WITH HIM??? Excuse me, but that seriously came out of nowhere!!! No signs until Akiyama says it! Woman, go die!

I highly recommend people read this. You'll rarely come across such a pure and sweet story! Plus I guess you could say it's a good read for those who have just started or want to read psychological manga? Well, give it a try. Ignore what anyone says about it being boring. They have no idea what they're talking about. I can promise you that if you're not hooked by the 4th chapter, by the 8th chapter you will be! This is a manga which builds up! You sink slowly into it before you realise how much you've read! So read it and if you've tried reading 10 chapters and feel bored, well, at least you tried reading half. DON'T YOU DARE GIVE UP BY THE 4TH CHAPTER!!
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Could barely finish 1 volume   
Rating: N/A
by SilverStorm
March 5th, 2015, 1:05am
It's so booooring. The whole first volume seemed to just be "OH, I/she used to super emo, but this guy helped me/her get over it. Oh, and now his eyes are really gentle too" uttered by pretty much every single character that has appeared so far. Bah!
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A sort of sweet darkness...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Alita258
January 6th, 2015, 6:07am
What I like about this manga is that it doesn't pretends to be more than it is, the author didn't drag it, I even wanted more, and I'm not a fan of long mangas. But this here, it's quite a nice story, I liked the art and specially the protagonist's dark character. The mangaka sees this story to the end, she doesn't try to pull personalities changes, she just let the relationships between the character grow. I must say, now I have a weakness for dark writers <: You'll want more, believe me.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by sinxer
September 14th, 2014, 6:33pm
I enjoyed the dark parts but I feel like the story would have been better if it started from the point of her parents coming back and gave us a more in-depth look at Chouko's darkness during the time she spent in the house, rather than pieces in flash backs.
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sweet darkness   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
July 20th, 2014, 8:26am
i love the poetic way the mangaka describe their descend to insanity and their hope of salvation. the translator also of course did a great job in interpreting the mangaka's meaning without losing the ephemeral quality.

however, i cannot say their words are full of wisdom and heartfelt emotion, sometimes i felt the lines are there for its own sake, the mangaka trying to draw out as much feelings out of us a possible and they can be repetitive in its insistence to be regard as 'deep and dark' akin to reading a 14 year old emo poetry.

however, i never try to find anything more than something that will play with my emotions, whether joy or sadness, so i like this manga as it is, however pretentious it may be. so please read this if you want to have a glimpse in the world of someone struggling with lifelong hate of oneself, or just want a good tragedy to sniffle to.
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deceiving description   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rockerpunk
July 11th, 2014, 5:26pm
this is gorgeously dark and breathtaking. not for the faint of heart...appreciate it myself 'cause of the dark times I've been going through. realistic manga about despair.
I've always been partial to settings where the characters have to be saved...really well done. bitter sweet. not a full 10 'cause it gets a bit off here and there...
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it was ok   
Rating: N/A
by jeffreymgibson
May 6th, 2014, 12:21am
It was ok, I would of preferred a more romantic ending. One thing that bugged me though was
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The girl was in love with the old guy and she never tried to hide it. Then in the last volume the old guy was down and he wanted to be held by the girl and she basically got angry and demanded him to let go of her and then she left for a while. I mean, wasn't this what she had been wanting, for him to return her feelings. Plus I felt like she let him down when he needed her. he was at his lowest and she abandoned him. I know it was added for a little last bit of drama, but it put a sour taste in my mouth.

... Last updated on May 6th, 2014, 12:23am
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That was deep...   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by Omlil
March 10th, 2014, 8:53am
It was deep and heavy at times, but I did enjoy it.
Usually I'm used to more superficial story-lines, but this too does the work, even though there's no smut, nudity, sweet-talking or air-headed women and mischievous men.
I guess that some things are better off unsaid.
Overall I do recommend it if you're in the mood for something less chearpy.
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Can't get Kei   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
January 29th, 2014, 5:22am
Okay, so what exactly is wrong with him in the first place? I mean, I get really confused when they talk about being "deep" or what not and then there's some talk about flowers and such. I understand he wrote Hana because he fell in love with Chouko but what's the problem between him and Akiyama's childhood friend? That Yui or rui whatever her name is. I seriously have no idea what's going on after two volumes.

But nevertheless, the one that I love the most is definitely Chouko! As well as Akiyama! Behind that cheerful face lies a sad and burden past. /sigh. Honestly saying, i wouldn't really recommend this since the storyline is quite confusing but you can always try giving it a shot I guess.
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After a long night, it's finally dawn   
Rating: N/A
by coco77
July 22nd, 2013, 9:52pm
I loved it. It was much of a painting rather than a story; the pace was incredibly slow even though the events spanned over a long period of around three years. Sometimes it even felt like time just stopped. I don't know how it is for the rest of the world, but for me time froze and did for a long time when my loved ones passed away. So I felt that this rhythm was perfect, for it portrayed beautifully well the fear of losing and of falling in love, the feelings of not wanting to let go, to forgive oneself, and to move forward, and the quiet struggle of all the main characters. I would not want it any faster or any other way.
Unlike most, I think the ending was a revolutionary step for Kei. He finally faced his past, represented by his brother, and even though we didn't really know for sure whether or not he has started to forgive himself, he was at least eager to protect things that he treasured, and took his first step to salvation. The whole story he struggled, just to go back to the exact same place, but now finally he could move a bit forward.
Pardon me for ranting like this. I just loved it. The art was also beautiful, with a sketch-like and painting-like feeling to it. Ah, I loved it.
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