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Hibi Chouchou  
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Upon entering high school, the very quiet but extremely cute Suiren becomes the immediate center of attention among the boys, but one particular boy does not look her way. The story of a quiet girl and a quiet boy.


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Associated Names
ปล่อยหัวใจโบยบินดั่งผีเสื้อ (Thai)
Daily Butterfly
Hibi Choucho
Hibi Choujou

Groups Scanlating
Black Karma Scans
Day of the River
Last Heaven
Ouzoku Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.65 by Shoujo Sense (25d ago)
v.10 c.64 by Shoujo Sense (61d ago)
v.10 c.63 by Shoujo Sense (69d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (573 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.02 / 10.0
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April 22nd 2016, 8:02pm PST



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As said..   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by BlackMarchie
September 14th, 2014, 1:54am
As previously written by everyone or prewritten for those yet to come.. its pretty. Very pretty. The characters are pretty in their archetype too. The story revolves around two people falling in love and trying to make it work. As of vol 6, ch 43...its still a feeling as if you're reading a dream that's full of fluff and romanticism. It is not a read for those who can't stand romantics. Underneath the fluff though, emotions are conveyed very well and the commonality is love. Love between best friends, lovers, and family. Of course, I don't mean friends that become lovers or incest, I just mean people care and it shows.
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Among the best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Matic3d
July 11th, 2014, 12:27pm
Soft and slow paced, but not in a boring way. The protagonists are adorable and worth watching. This gentle shoujo series simply leaves you feeling happy. And the art is excellent. I have to wonder at anyone who fails to be moved by this manga.
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Couture
June 29th, 2014, 10:03pm
Is this so special only because of the art and sparkle? Most likely yes.

The female lead.
No, she's not complex.

She's dependant.

She doesn't meet her friends at the same esteem they hold for her. They have no reason to be attached, and neither does the male lead. Uh would you really devote your help to someone so self absorbed?
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then there's a random angsty scene (with sparkles, even, as if it was such a touching scene) where her friend cries for accidentally ruining the class bowling ball thing. The main character's like "don't cry," coupled with the "I want to see her smile," line. ...Those lines don't work in your situation, especially if it was dismissed and exaggerated with such disregard after the female lead decides to say something because wow she means everything to the manga. (I'd rather they have scrapped her and tried a different premise). It's a failed attempt to prove something that's never existed, and it's plainly obvious that the objective was to add to the female lead's nonexistent character depth. The manga presents her as such a delicate character that it's sickening. Apparently just asking a simple "Are you okay?" makes her a saint (in a panel that filled 3/4 of a page coupled with sparkles). I gagged. If that was such a groundbreaking line (because she rarely speaks and that's really special that she did *sarcasm*), then how much did she value their friendship before?

And the way she treats her "love rival" is horrid. It appalls me that she thinks she has the right to view another girl's earnest efforts as annoying, "omg her love is so impure compared to mine," when in actuality her actions would be seen as borderline obsessive if not for the convenient veil of intervention that are otherwise known as her "friends". The other girl actually tries to get closer to the male lead, and approaches him on a non-superficial pretense while the female lead is just shown leeching from her friends' efforts. And how she's all angsty about how she's "a flower atop a mountain," or smth. Are you serious? You placed yourself there in the first place... not literally, but yur

And the male lead.
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His friend's all about wishing for the male lead's happiness, and I can find no reason for him to remain with him as he is other than the fact that they were simply acquainted since young. You become friends with someone who insults you at first meeting? He's not hitting on you and it's not because he's awkward or a tsundere or whatever. Look somewhere else for the dere. Even in the present the male lead is semi-abusive towards him. There's really nothing else to say about the male lead except that he's quiet. Oh, and he has glasses.

You'll probably know it's bad if the male lead can only be characterized by a supporting character who isn't even significant the majority of the time because, you know, it's all about the female and male leads. You may say that "it's because they're the leads," but the supporting characters in this manga are only made significant to fuel the interactions between the two leads because they're just that awkward. They're really just used and then thrown away, waiting in a corner until the mangaka finds some use for them again

The two leads are awkward af with each other, to the point of dysfunction. Basically all the "romance," there is are the generic lines, and simple thoughts that need not be emphasized with painfully long gaps of silence that we can really do without. There's like literally a whole chapter dedicated to them just walking home together.

To be fair, I did put up with it 'till ch. 25 or so. Worst mistake ever btw.

Shallow, bland and very sparkly. Read only if you care for nothing else but the art (or maybe if you have a tolerance of steel).

... Last updated on December 13th, 2014, 11:45pm
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Super Cute   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wallyakazukin
May 24th, 2014, 3:27pm
What's wrong about shy couple? I love them! Story, art, character, I love everything about this manga xD
Actually, suiren is a very strong willing girl. If you have the same complex as her, it'll be very bold of her to ask the boy she likes to watch fireworks together, to keep attacking with her own way, and it's lovable to see how she always trying hard to show her feeling to kawasumi (while kawasumi confused, stiff, and all, lol).
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It's hillarious to see suiren ask kawasumi if she could send him home, and she did it while trembling and tearing, only to be able to spend more time with him, LOL

I love slow romance, but still I hope they'll act a biiit mooorreee lovey-dovey, haha.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by handkc12
January 24th, 2014, 11:19am
What I'll say about this manga is that this manga is warm. A very unique type of manga, not hot or cold like most other mangas. Doesn't have many or very high climaxes or events, but yet it's still interesting enough for me to keep reading. A manga that kind of give a warm sensation to heart; this type of mangas are not common, but I like them. And it is comfortable enough for anyone to read; no hard subjects, just a story of two shy boy and a girl.

"If 'Bleach' or 'Naruto' are time bombs with unpredictable plots and 'Vampire Knight' a rose with deep fragrance, this manga would be a comfortable pillow, always on your bed, never getting out of your hand."
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by mystoxuan
November 23rd, 2013, 7:15pm
Even hentai has more storyline than this series... And that's saying something.

Started off cute and now they're all just annoying me. It's come to a point where I don't even want to continue the series because ~*~*I'm interested in the outcome*~*~ because to be honest, I don't think this is really gonna get anywhere.

It's just mute, repetitive fluffiness. Same old shit different chapter.
Kudos for toning and art, I guess.

... Last updated on November 23rd, 2013, 7:23pm
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suiren.... :D   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by debbyelfrida
October 11th, 2013, 8:36am
The way they are being together is in the silent. Do you think this like I am? I mean come on look at them. they just speak one or two words. but they already want to going out together.. and i think this is so intimate.. hahaha

... Last updated on October 11th, 2013, 8:47am
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It hooks me.   
Rating: N/A
by iluvanimeforever
August 27th, 2013, 1:33am
Personally, I'm the kind of person who really likes light hearted manga without too much (or none at all) drama. I like that they're shy and that this is their first time falling in love. It IS very slow and has a feeling of softness... So if you aren't really into these kinds of manga you definitely won't like this.

But one thing I've noticed, the main reason why I watch out for new releases like a hawk is because the endings always make me squeal at the last page of the chapter. Always. Whatever the content of the chapter, the last few pages always makes me want to continue reading.

So basically,
The characters are cute, nothing too out there (which is the main reason why I like it), and even though it's slow, it still manages to make me want to continue reading.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by fufufuyen
June 27th, 2013, 12:06pm
I don't mean to be extremely critical, but while I liked this manga at first, it very soon died out for me. The two characters are very interesting (although I have to disagree that Suiren is a strong character at all) and I enjoy their quiet nature. However, like how a previous poster has said, their quietness ultimately takes over the story and thus stagnates progress. I honestly cannot fathom their kiss scene because I don't even think they will get there at the pace they are going.

The drawings are amazing, however, and I got caught up with that most of the time. I also like pretty much all the characters except for the assumed "rival," since she pretty much has no foundation or substance to her character or her love. I mean, I don't mind a little crazy in my shoujos, but the one thing I would like to keep realistic is the character's goals, intentions, aspirations, and reasons. For the rival, however, her goals and intentions have little basis and thus makes her a pretty crappy rival, not even mentioning how stupid she can act and how she barely shows up anymore. Basically what I'm saying is that she's a very useless character and it may have been a waste of time to create her at all.

For Suiren and Kawasumi, I am more lenient to this manga mostly because of Kawasumi's character rather than Suiren's. I can see Suiren going down the path of an obsessive chick and as for Kawasumi, his only flaw is that he can be such a ditz sometimes. I mean,

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who walks out on a freaking confession from the person you like?!

However, everything else about his character is pretty much perfect and HNNG I love megane guys so go figure. I've seriously never seen a hotter glasses guy. The one thing I agree with aetherwyn on is his character and how he realistically sees the situation. He wants to assume that Suiren likes him, but is afraid he's getting too cocky. He notices that she only talks to him, that from her standpoint she could see him perfectly in the courtyard at lunch. Still, it gets annoying

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how many times he runs away from her and avoids her. Seriously. And Suiren even is guiding the relationship. That's totally "trying your hardest," Kawasumi!

Anyhow, this manga started out good with an interesting storyline; however, it went downhill from there. I do like Kawasumi's embarrassment and I don't know, Suiren's kind of neutral for me (we have yet to learn anything about her personality other than that she likes Kawasumi for whatever reason, and...I don't know, her hair can change lengths at her own will? Well at least her expressionless, nonchalant nature is kind of cool...but seriously, Morishita-sensei), but I think the thing that set him apart from other guys was how he didn't pay attention to her at the beginning and basically was uninterested. Then for whatever reason, he started to like her. I think the basis for this manga was weak but the good drawings cover it up. It's truly, truly a lighthearted love story as it advertises itself to be (so therefore we can't predict or expect anything like a traumatizing past or something or anything dramatic--it's safe to expect the manga to keep going at its slow, boresome pace as it is), but it seriously hits the extreme. It's a lighthearted story at its best and at its worst.

... Last updated on June 29th, 2013, 1:21am
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I do not agree   
Rating: N/A
by alex3510
June 11th, 2013, 5:26am
Everyone seems to love this one, whereas I DETEST shy couples. Not only will their relationship NEVER progress, their crippling shyness takes over the plot and the characters. I don't mind one shy character, but even then not to the agonizing level these two losers are at.
No, just simply no.
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