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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 (2527d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Intercross (2846d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (471 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.11 / 10.0
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July 10th 2014, 5:26pm PST

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Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

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English Publisher
CMX (4 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #632 increased(+168)
Monthly Pos #1001 increased(+36)
3 Month Pos #1082 decreased(-34)
6 Month Pos #1011 decreased(-143)

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On 613 reading lists
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On 1400 completed lists
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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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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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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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