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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 (435d ago)
c.50 by Hime (435d ago)
c.48-49 by Hime (436d 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 (268 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.14 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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7+
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5+
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Last Updated
August 8th 2014, 6:37am 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 #1017 decreased(-18)
Monthly Pos #1618 increased(+73)
3 Month Pos #2108 increased(+32)
6 Month Pos #2206 decreased(-54)

List Stats
On 934 reading lists
On 518 wish lists
On 229 completed lists
On 33 unfinished lists
On 196 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Aoi Hana/Sweet Blue Flowers Yuri Manga to End in July 471 days, 23 hours, 14 minutes ago
Aoi Hana scanlation resumed 505 days, 12 hours, 30 minutes ago
Scanlations now ending 642 days, 10 hours, 0 minutes ago
Aoi Hana Anime 680 days, 4 hours, 54 minutes ago
It's so good now... 1257 days, 10 hours, 17 minutes ago

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Only Comparable to Maria Watches Over Us   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Nights1stStar
November 16th, 2008, 7:24pm
Sweet Blue Flowers is even softer and more slice-of-life than Marimite, plus it has more overt yuri. While most of the relationships in Marimite are ambiguous deep friendships between girls with only a few crossing the territory into solid romance, SBF is obvious shojo-ai, with a confirmed lesbian relationship established in the first chapter, and almost every female character has at least a chance at a yuri romance. However, its weaknesses are also more pronounced than Marimite's: both series have an extremely soft feel bordering on unrealism. As any cynicist or realist will tell you, few people have high school experiences as easy as the one shown in SBF, and the expectation that life, especially female life, should be portrayed as relatively graceful and unfrantic at all times is something that will strike a nerve with many different readers, including me. What makes Marimite a better series than SBF is character development. Originally beginning as a novel series with dozens of volumes, Marimite used its long length to flesh out its characters so all of them are three-dimensional. Sachiko strikes the right balance between intensity and sweetness, Sei is simaltaneously the deepest and most humorous in the series, and Shimako's quiet strength belies a steadfast determination to retain her independence while staying close to her friends. These are just the three best examples. As a manga, SBF doesn't quite flesh out its characters as well. Fumi is the shy girl, her lover from the first volume is a cool butch, Ah-chan is the cheerful, and they're charismatic, but that's really all they are.
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Incredible   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkeyvoodoo
November 4th, 2008, 12:13am
Some stories are told for making a point. Some deliberately incite a reaction from the reader. Some just ramble with no point.

Somehow, Aoi Hana is none of those. It's the definition of "slice of life". Like the epitome of the genre. This is life, through the eyes of these kids. It doesn't shy away from anything. And it's all told with amazing clarity in a beautifully artistic manner.

Some of the situations in this story seem pretty messed up. Actually, a number of times, I remember kind of having this "holy crap" feeling - pity for the characters going through the events in this story. But none of this is really inconcievable, just ... serious.

I feel like all I'm really capable of saying about this title will either be gushing appreciation, or rambling. Nevertheless, this is some amazing storytelling. Perfect 10 -- definitely check it out.

... Last updated on June 22nd, 2009, 11:44pm
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wonderful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ranmaru
June 19th, 2007, 8:26pm
I don't usually go for yuri, but this one is really good, I loved the characters and the drama <3 Love the scanlators <3
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Sweet, captivating   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mangum44
May 4th, 2007, 7:34pm
I thought the character design looked familiar. Sure enough, the author, Takako Shimura, also did Hourou Musuko, another manga that deals with school-aged kids dealing with their blooming sexuality in a sensitive, tasteful way. I keep waiting for more chapters of both mangas to be scanlated. Go, Kotonoha, Lililicious!

I found all the characters delicious so far. Each one of them has their own history and issues to work through. All different sorts of sexual identities are beginning to be explored (we're talking about feelings here... though it says "yuri" there, it's not that kind of manga. Shoujo-ai might be a fairer description). It really is a very sweet romance manga with an added layer of confusion for the characters. And just like in Hourou Musuko, I find myself rooting for all the characters at the same time, they're all so charming!

On a side note, I really have to disagree with Anonymous back there... a shallow slut? For meeting a girl, then a while later going on a date, then a while later sharing a kiss? Huh? That was a rather harsh, uncalled for judgement, and a totally inaccurate one as it turns out when you read the chapters that were released after that comment was posted. In other words, don't let that comment sway you, give this cute, touching manga a shot!
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Rating: N/A
by Mirielle
April 13th, 2006, 9:13pm
This is a very sweet manga, and the character designs are really cute. I'm looking forward for the next volume. ^^
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Falls into the usual trap   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
April 12th, 2006, 7:30am
This comic started out good. Unlike most yuri comics, it has feminine character designs and is quite cute. At least that's what I thought. Reading on, it fell into the usual trap, with a tall, short haired girl, with a man's face taking center stage, and stealing away the main girl. The relationship seemed completely out of place, considering the characters in question had no past together, and had close relationships with other girls much more suited for them. This move completely ruined the main character of the story, making her go from adorable, to shallow slut.
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Yea, I like it.   
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by HuhWhat
April 12th, 2006, 12:38am
Yea, that's right. I like it.
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