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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 (2206d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Intercross (2525d ago)
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4 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (440 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.2 / 10.0
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September 27th 2013, 5:26am PST

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LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

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CMX (4 Volumes - Complete)

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Monthly Pos #882 increased(+12)
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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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not for everyone..   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by naczyls
May 12th, 2012, 1:39am
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.
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almost cried   
Rating: N/A
by PumpkinIsMyName
September 3rd, 2010, 3:25am
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I'm at chapter 14..and after that love confession..I get the urge to crie..

It's such a beautiful story, I've never experienced any story like this, it makes my heart feel the same pain. It sucks you in with it's ray of feelings.

I can say, it's one of the most beautiful stories I've ever read.

I've read it all :o beautiful story. (almost cried a few times more)
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LOLz this manga   
Rating: N/A
by Kittycat101
July 6th, 2010, 3:17pm
needs to be considered comedy as well XD its subtle humor but it made be burst out laughing. esp right in the first chapter where kei's friend comes. and his friend is like "amazing...kei's getting owned" XD
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So much   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by thebikernun
December 16th, 2009, 8:08pm
There was a lot of depth to this manga. The art was pretty good. As the reader gets closer to the end of the series things start getting a little boring.
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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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Not as dark as I though   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
April 3rd, 2013, 8:03pm
This was so pure and beautiful. I thought the love between the two was so innocent to the point I wanted to wring my hands haha But the darkness was so beautiful, the way they clung to each other. I thought the story was very endearing. It wasn't as dark as I was expecting it to be, which I guess is a good thing. But The the dark moments were simplistically beautiful.
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*SHIVERING* But love it!   
Rating: N/A
by Nemurenaiyo
December 8th, 2012, 5:40am
Honestly speaking, I absolutely love this manga! I would not care of whatever things the other users are saying regarding this manga, but one thing is clear for me, I absolutely love this manga. It would be a first for myself to read such a dark themed manga till the very end. It wasn't difficult for me to finish it, though there were moments where my precious tears flow down like those of a waterfall and filled buckets to the brim. However, there is one thing that I has been bothering me ever since the Mangaka unravels Kei's past... Why are there many sadistic characters? Maybe it was just my view on the reactions displayed by the other characters but everybody seems to be so indulged in being swallowed by darkness and pain. They refer these elements as 'beautiful' and such that I had to try so HARD to understand what is so very attractive about being depressed. But putting all of that aside, this manga was refreshing for me as I am not one who would often read dark themed mangas. I was absorbed and I actually felt pure bliss and relief after the last bonus chapter. Way to go, Saito Ken-san!
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by kichiX
April 5th, 2012, 2:25pm
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
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You've to read it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by P0laris
March 17th, 2012, 7:48pm
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
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