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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)
أسم الوردة 花の名前 花的名字 ยามเมื่อดอกรักผลิบาน The Flower's Name The Name of the Flower
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not for everyone..
It's really good.. but not recommended for those who prefers normal shoujo romance stories..
Read it if you think you'll enjoy dark twisted protagonists, with slow progressing story (which takes alot time in re-reading a certain page to understand stuffs)..
Definitely not for everyone, but once you're hooked, you will totally enjoy it.
I read the description (but not any of the comments) and was expecting it to be like Faster than a Kiss; similarly light-hearted, airy, and taking an extra-ordinary long time for the main characters to get together. Having read it, if I was forced to pick another manga it was like, I'd probably say the darker parts of Mars were akin to it. To be honest, I didn't really understand this manga. For example
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Kei's determination to live only as a punishment, to continuously ruin the happiness he could have only to claw it back and then hate himself for this is not expressed exactly. It is explained obliquely and I still don't feel like I really understand it all. I guess you could say that it's because he feels responsible for his mother's suicide/death but I feel like that doesn't explain the whole Iori thing.
I think a more mature reader will appreciate it to a fuller extent. It leaves a kind of nostalgic, bitter-sweet aftertaste. I'm glad that all four volumes have been scanslated, without the ending it's, well, not exactly depressing, but heavy. Don't read this expecting a light shoujo.
... Last updated on April 5th, 2012, 2:29pm
You've to read it!
I read the first chapters like 1 year ago and thought it was the typical manga where the main girl get rejected and played around by the main guy. I always thought of picking it up and finally i did it, and i so regret that i didn't read it before. And this manga is awesome, the characters are really realistic, and one can see how they grow up in the story and teach us life lessons. The romance is really sweet and i like how the main guy wasn't a typical perfect guy..If you think you are mature enough to let aside the typical shoujo themes or want to read a realistic manga that makes you think, then you have read this awesome manga. You won't get bored!! The manga maybe it's a little dark but the main girl and the other characters give every chapter a positive view of point of don't giving up and to not make the same mistakes, moving on and to care about others. The most important thing in this manga, i think, it's that it's really easy to judge instead of undertanding a person and that a real love is one that supports you in good and bad times ^^
... Last updated on March 17th, 2012, 7:59pm
"A Quiet Beauty..."
I don't understand how people find Hana No Namae slow and tedious to read. I can really relate to this story, and the little bits here and there are very inspiring. Chouko and Kei's relationship is definitely one to wonder about (I have no idea what the hell's going on with them), but I really like that kind of relationship: where the individuals are very comfortable with each other and admire the other.
Akiyama is such a comic! He's hilarious. And Chouko is so cute when she doesn't want to be. Kei is just plain awkward, no matter how cool he looks. Such an arrangement of characters is typical, and makes me wonder more why nobody likes it?
Anyway, the art is beautiful (whatever weirdness there is grows on you), so there are no problems there. There's a very big emphasis on "darkness" and "light", which is overused, but the way the author says it is new and interesting. Overall, it's a good manga for a rainy day, or if you just want to read something with a HEALTHY relationship (I say that because shoujo mangas have THE SHITTIEST RELATIONSHIPS!! Like, do they think it's cool to be with your abusive boyfriend, or to never hang out with members of the opposite sex anymore? GRAH!).
I dont really recommend this... I managed to finish reading this series (forcefully <-lol) It's a little boring as the chapter goes by... and yeah... perhaps I'm a little off the manga or something... but I don't feel anything from the manga.
yeah... a little waste of my time reading it if you ask me...
Very little happens in the course of 4 volumes, and I found most everything to be too uneventful, and mild. Instead of drama/ fights to move the story on the characters just cry & talk about flowers and hug and then the problems go away. It's only interesting when they talk about the guy's super dark past, and I wished the manga would have spent more time on fleshing out that aspect.
i was very depressed when i read this so i just cried a lot and i was feeling really numb the whole time AND I LOVED IT!! it fit my mood perfectly i mean it was so creepy,sad, awesome, and the editors just hilarious...i enjoyed it, i wont read it again for a while though because although it was sad the heroine was a bit on the stupid and clueless side but the guy lead makes up for it even though he starts acting like a little butthole in the last few chapters
Maybe because I was so sleepy? I was reading this 4AM haahaa
Honestly, I felt nothing. It was sweet when she finally confessed, but I have NO clue what happened to him, Iori and the editor. Someone please explain it to me?
It was truly a great peice! I have to admit, even though I was confused, the suffering of the male character. Aweesome <3
This was an absolutely gorgeous piece of work. I would say it is Josei rather than Shoujo as it deals with heavy themes. I found this manga to be profoundly realistic in the depiction of its characters as they hide in their own darkness - addicted and unable to escape it. It has a subtle beauty to it - despite the cliche flower metaphor.
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Personally, I thought the ending was perfect - so bitter sweet, agonizing but beautiful.
I just found a new favorite manga.
It started out good...
I avoided this manga many times as I think it is going to be heavy, but I finally read it... It started out good, you know there is a tragic past but it is very sweet and the humour is great... then from Vol3 onwards, it just went downhill for me! I could not connect with the characters, especially that wrtier guy... the patience I have for him was wearing very very thin! And Vol4 I was beyond care and was just skimming through...
Seriously, I think Chouko is better off with the editor anyway! You don't need 2 pessimistic people in a relationship, let alone one that is a sadist!!!
I do not recommend this manga, it's gloomy and dark without significant reasons (well, if there are, it didn't come through to me anyway!)