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Koibana! - Koiseyo Hanabi  
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Meet Hanabi Marui, our heroine who hates boys more than anything in the world!! When she has to decide which high school to apply to, she does it without giving it any thought – it’s going to be an all-girls school! However, life’s not always as easy. Due to a sudden fever she misses the entrance exam and ends up going to a school that consists of mostly boys! How will Hanabi deal with this situation…?


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Associated Names
コイバナ! 恋せよ花火
Koibana - L'amour malgré tout (French)
Koibana! Koiseyo Hanabi
Love Story! Fall in Love, Hanabi

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.46 by Misty Rain Scans (69d ago)
v.7 c.45 by Misty Rain Scans (101d ago)
v.7 c.44 by Misty Rain Scans (117d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.1 / 10.0 (396 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.08 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 12th 2015, 6:46pm PST



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Margaret (Shueisha)

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Weekly Pos #805 increased(+338)
Monthly Pos #1768 increased(+367)
3 Month Pos #2344 decreased(-654)
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Horrible Teacher   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Akatsubaki
August 16th, 2009, 12:12am
the beginning is interesting, but lately it's really get on my nerve..
It's start with the love match-making class, (It's silly).
And the teacher it's awfully trying to make her students fall in love and have a match. With deadline 1 week confused What a miserable story, it's totally wrong. It's up to each person who where when they will fall in love, or if they need a help...
Gosh, and she's spying too.
Then directly involved to the student's "love" problem.
If i were to put into that class, i wanna quit ASAP (note: but she doesn't let anyone who didn't want to participate to quit). I don't wanna get involved to that kind of teacher.
Basically step into human rights.... horrible2...
And what does the subject she teach? How to xxxxx a guy on Christmas?? Where in the world there will be a school to teach their students about that topic... I know it's just a manga, but this one is a mess. because it's not fantasy manga, nor comedy manga. But the story is really weird...
I don't think this story would get serious... or at least (that i can hope), dramatic.... With such idea that was really horrible, I imagine if that love teacher exist in real life. To write the guy's name I like on a paper to submit it to the teacher OMG. And what will happen next?? Call my parents? OMG OMG
It's a nightmare!
I don't think this would include to my reading lists.

... Last updated on August 16th, 2009, 7:34am
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Totally agree with mangalover...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by CL-gurl
May 16th, 2009, 7:06am
I just read the 4th volume and i said the same thing to my sister. Chikai is definitely the combination of Daiya and Ichi, he got this cool side of Ichi sometimes and yet he can be cunning like Daiya at the same time....
So far i like it... And the twist that the mangaka made about Sasa-kun is sooooo GOOD... Nicely done... ^^

... Last updated on May 16th, 2009, 7:07am
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the beginning's pretty good   
Rating: N/A
by cutehanky2
April 21st, 2009, 4:46am
the beginning is pretty interesting...i like it when girls play hard to get, it makes the story a lot more fun to read specially when the guy is really trying to get the girl's attention...

the art is really good..the main guy is to die for..he's sooo HOT!!
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by sake4supper
October 24th, 2008, 1:18pm
it was kinda interesting in the begining but now it's just totally losing my interest.

not exactly good but read it if you have lots of time.
i don't, so i'm dropping this one.
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cute but lacking   
Rating: N/A
by kawaiiairbender
October 15th, 2008, 6:34pm
Hmm the story seems a bit disjointed, like sometimes your missing a scene or some dialouge. I'm not sure if that is because of scanlators or the mangaka though. The plot is a little thin at this point but it holds potential. On a nicer point the art is quite pretty.
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by mangalover
August 26th, 2008, 12:41pm
SO GOOD! Just as expected from the author of Parfait Tic! Besides the gorgeous art (the bishie guy remind me of a mixture of Ichi and Daiya!), it has an original plot that can make you in a happy mood!
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by skiipbeat
July 29th, 2008, 8:20pm
I love ITTTT. I love how the main character has an obstinate attitude & how she isn't at all effected so easily (yet!) . Great, great, great. MORE MORE MORE! I want moreeee!! ><
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love this!   
Rating: N/A
by hematitecrow
May 1st, 2008, 5:19am
cute!! really cute! i love this manga! please continue reading if you are reading halfway. and please read this if you are considering whether or not to read it! it's dang good!! 1000000 thumbs up!!!!!!!
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by sanzo_reload
April 6th, 2008, 5:09pm
It's soooo cute! I just adore the main female lead.. So funny interesting~ I'm putting this as one of the top shoujo manga in my list~~
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by neine
March 30th, 2008, 10:15pm
ok, an update after reading till chapter 22 (the raws though, not the subs)

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the storyline is just so frustrating! All it's doing is going in circles, and there doesn't seem to be a point to the story even at chapter 22. Unlike Parfait Tic, I find it impossible to connect with Hanabi and the rest of the characters, and the element of 'mystery' that Nanaji Sensei is trying to incorporate just bogs down the plot.

Bummer Number 1:
Although there are some little hints of something going on with several characters (hints of possible love triangles maybe) and several new characters, Nanaji sensei doesn't seem to know where she's heading with all these loose ends. It's really quite apparant this time that she's making up the story as she goes along.

Like I mentioned, she seems to be injecting 'mystery' to fuel the plot and hook readers. But all it does is alienate the characters from me. Without knowing what their goals and motivations are, I find it a waste of my emotions to cheer the characters on; I don't even know what I should be cheering for! Empathy is zero.

Use of suspense and cliffhangers are always good, but not when said cliffhanger is mentioned once or twice at chapter 10, but is not even addressed all the way up to chapter 20.

Bummer Number 2:
Hanabi turns out to be a boy-snatcher. Yes, Uno-kun is attached to a girl.

Not much has been mentioned about Uno and girlfriend's relationship, (as usual, Nanaji is using the suspense element to keep the story moving which is just plain tiring, really) but boy-snatchers are just a big nono in my book.

Although Nanaji wants to emphasize on the theme of 'courageous (go-for-it-at-all-costs) love', all that is brought across is Hanabi's selfishness and apparant lack of a decent sense of morale.

Initially she feels is a slight remorse towards the girlfriend (which decent girl wouldn't?), but because of her bordering on obsessive love towards Uno, she refuses to back down. I actually cheered for poor girlfriend, when Hanabi received a sound slap, at the end of Chapter 22. What could I say except that she deserved it.

To sum it up, I would carry on reading only because the earlier bits of hinted mysteries are still unsolved and that chews on my brain a little. Other than that, characters are not that likeable, plot is too haphazard. For fans like me who are looking forward to Nanaji's sunshine stories of teenage love, be prepared for a darker and moody undertone peppered with angst, in this edition. Only the art is as always a joy to view. 4/10 this time.

... Last updated on November 8th, 2008, 2:56am
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