manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
Try out our new iPhone application!
Manga Poll
How big of a manga fan are you (in terms of # of series read / reading)?
Beginner (<10)
Casual reader (10-100)
Rookie (100-250)
Intermediate amateur (250-500)
Amateur (500-750)
Advanced amateur (750-1k)
Intermediate professional (1-1.5k)
Professional (1.5k-2k)
Advanced professional (2k-3k)
Sensei (3k+)
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates

RSS Feed
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Hibi Chouchou  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
From Day of the River:

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. A short, refreshing love story.


Related Series

Associated Names
ปล่อยหัวใจโบยบินดั่งผีเสื้อ (Thai)
나날이 나비
Hibi Choucho
Hibi Choujou

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
c.43 by Winter Translations (8d ago)
v.6 c.40-41 by Winter Translations (20d ago)
c.39 by asdf scans (115d ago)
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (472 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.21 / 10.0
 34% (160 votes)
 18% (87 votes)
 21% (99 votes)
 11% (54 votes)
 7% (31 votes)
 4% (19 votes)
 1% (7 votes)
 1% (5 votes)
 1% (3 votes)
 1% (7 votes)

Last Updated
August 16th 2014, 11:12am PST

Sponsored Links
Game advertisements by <a href="" target="_blank">Game Advertising Online</a> require iframes.



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #134 decreased(-24)
Monthly Pos #81 increased(+44)
3 Month Pos #134 increased(+17)
6 Month Pos #128 increased(+14)

List Stats
On 2810 reading lists
On 824 wish lists
On 71 unfinished lists
On 365 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
Hibi ChouChou Chapter 5 771 days, 21 hours, 45 minutes ago

Click to view the forum

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

goodness gracious me   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jaqenhghar
March 29th, 2013, 12:22am
HHHHHNNNNNNNGGGGGGG! >//< is the right phrase for this manga. It's cute, it's sweet, it's ridiculously adorable. It's a good thing my heart still can handle it. Okay, I'm a bit exaggerating now, but I tell you what, beware of the amount of cuteness in this manga. Be ready to squeal all over the place.

Some more from me..
The story is actually quite simple, you know, about innocent love and stuff.. and yes, the pace is slow, like, really slow. But nah, it doesn't really matter. The art though.. It's really outstanding. So yeah I really recommend this to everyone. Read it, now.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Love this to bits!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Suiren-nyan
March 18th, 2013, 1:12pm
Yes, this manga is slow. The is no action. Actually, the characters hardly talk. And I love every bit of it!

I get so much fuzzy feeling while reading this manga. It's so innocent (it's like I'm again a young teenager), yet not dumb, annoying, naive. Very fresh, free of shoujo cliches. Cute and heart-warming. I love both Suiren and Kawasumi (I want Kawasumi for a boyfriend and Suiren for a girlfriend, haha). I won't say I recommend this manga to everyone, I think it's very specific and I understand some can find it irritating, but for me it's one of the best shoujo manga I've read.

The art is lovely, so is character design.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Slow paced romance... but still enjoyable   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Utsukushii Yume
November 26th, 2012, 9:46pm
At first I didn't really think I would care too much for this manga. However, it is a light, relaxing and pleasant read. I found myself enjoying the characters and the silent moments all throughout the chapters. If you like slow paced romances I would recommend this to you. The characters are cute in their own way; and the biggest conflict is finding the strength to step out of ones comfort zone to express oneself.

If your looking for a quick romance or a quick personality change in a blink of an eye this manga is not for you. The story does not feel like its dragging (compared to other manga that I thought was dragging), in fact for the time being the story pace seems ok.

If your trying to decide if you should read this manga or not, I say only try it if your looking for a slow paced romance.

... Last updated on November 26th, 2012, 9:50pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
It's actually fine if it's progressed slow, but   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by yuno19
November 5th, 2012, 2:19am
But if the story only about those two shy lovebird, readers can get bored real fast. There can be various causes why two people need so much time to be a couple. And exploring those causes can provide musings to the readers. However, in this manga, there are no musings but shyness of those two. Really nothing else going on. That makes the story feels so dragged, and we eventually got bored only after a handful of chapters.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Absolutely Adorable   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sculamio
November 1st, 2012, 10:51pm
Out of all the manga I've read so far (quite a lot), this has to be one of the most genuinely cute stories ever. The leads' chemistry is engrossing and is reminiscent of the innocent, courtly love held as one of the olden times highest ideals. The female lead especially is like an ultra Yamato Nadeshiko biggrin While this might be annoying and forced in stereotypical "cute" characters, she comes off as refreshingly innocent. So far, a beautiful read! Highly recommended for anyone who wants a genuinely innocent shoujo!
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Hurm. I like.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by oxmemexo
October 27th, 2012, 7:55am
Woaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Why da hate towards Suiren? I think she's one of the best female leads I've seen in a while. Okay not the best, but at least I'm not running away from my laptop because of the idiotic choices that were made. I'm not annoyed with her personality at all and considering her childhood trauma I think she's changing. It may be slowly, but that's how it is in real life and that's what I love about this manga. Sure her beauty isn't realistic, but that's a different story!

Her lack of facial expressions and words doesn't mean that she's acting like a doll. There are people who are naturally silent and socially awkward, this is why when she says her little words/phrases and smiles ever so slightly (or wholeheartedly in the most recent chapters) it makes the moments precious. Also, because she was introduced as a shy character, it makes the most recent chapter released (12) even better.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Not only did she ask him once to go with her to see the fireworks. She did it TWICE, three times if you include her pointing at the poster and not saying anything. My little Suiren has grown up ;A;

I think the male lead is awkward in a good way too! He has his moments when I think he's a loser for acting the way he does in front of Suiren when he's nervous, but that's what makes it so much better. My boyfriend sometimes acts the way he does when he's embarrassed, I find it adorable <3

This is to those who say the development is slow. It is slice of life, most slice of life mangas are slow paced, like Love so Life (an amazingly adorable manga as well if I may add!). If she were to suddenly change and become extremely aggressive after two chapters, I bet there would be someone complaining about how the pace of the story is too fast. I guess you just can't make everyone happy. However, I'm loving this manga and looking forward to the next chapter. So I hope you'll pick it back up.

... Last updated on December 26th, 2012, 4:38pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Getting a little old...   
Rating: N/A
by jeffreymgibson
October 21st, 2012, 1:26am
At 1st it was cute, but after 400 pages of them not speaking to each other and stealing a look here and there, it's getting to be a bit much... People keep describing this as sweet and fluffy but i don't think it's even entered the sweet stage yet. The guy is a little weird and a full fledged emotional wuss and i do t think he's said more then 1 word to the girl as of yet. I keep thinking the next chapter will be the breakout chapter, but it's not happening!
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bluedrop
October 17th, 2012, 11:07pm
Now that there are more chapters up, I'm taking my time to re-read. It's an easy going manga, nothing too serious, a light and fluffy read. I rarely like the tropes with really-popular heroine but I find myself loving Suiren. The humor is fun and the side characters are charming. The leads are great and the art is expressive(and effing awesome).

I am puzzled at some readers hating on the female lead. Even in the manga, there is no bullying Suiren for her being popular (which we see so freaking often in shoujo). This wasn't meant to be something deep, dramatic, and antsy. The only real conflict is mostly internal with *both* leads learning how to reach out, going through young love.

I find it refreshing. I'm sick of mangas with unnecessary conflicts and misunderstandings thrown in the mix when the leads themselves have enough issues.

Some readers view the lack of words from Suiren, or either lead, as a bad thing but I love that, in this, the art, already beautiful, is able to express what words cannot. There is no need for heavy dialogue and, really, the absence of infodumping and telling-not-showing is a relief. The reader doesn't need words all the time to empathize with the character and the mind is given a chance to piece the scenes together without stumbling and getting lost.

The author is in control and in a good way. The pacing is easy going (though it might get frustrating for those preferring faster resolution or angst to fill in the spaces in between). I love that neither lead strictly adheres to a certain *type* even if it may seem that way in the beginning. Yes, it may seem that we're getting to know more about the male lead than the female but only because we are placed in the POV of the female lead as she discovers more about Kawasumi and their blooming friendship. The short POVs we have from the male lead are also telling about his character and story but he hasn't managed to learn as much about Suiren just yet seeing as he is hesitant to know more because of an issue alluded to early on in the manga.

I got all defensive. Sorry. Still, this is a great manga if you're looking for something easy and heartwarming. I usually like my heroines with big and expressive personalities but Suiren had me falling for her. No crybabies or wimpish girls here which was surprising and had me grateful to the author for the simple surprises that came up when the characters weren't straight-out-of-the-mold-for-this-type-of-trope kinds.

... Last updated on October 17th, 2012, 11:22pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
beautifully drawn but...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by turnip head
October 13th, 2012, 8:01am
I can't get a feel for the main lead yet. She's adorable but I don't feel that we know much about her at all. In contrast we come to understand the male lead a bit quicker. Without her best friend we wouldn't understand the situations the protagonist finds herself in.

Anyway, the art is lovely. And the story's progressing, albeit slowly. I do want to know what happens next and it's a nice change from the chipper perky protagonist of most shoujo.

ETA: if this is more than two to four volumes long I'm dropping it. Unless the plot thickens. The plot- what plot? It's all emotion, which is fine in small doses. It happens to be very elegantly displayed emiotion so I don't dislike it at all. Maybe a piece to read for a fluff pick-me-up.

... Last updated on October 18th, 2012, 9:28pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
stupid >_>   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Asani
October 13th, 2012, 5:08am
The more i read this manga, the more i started to hate the female mainlead sumire.

She is mute, emotionless and nearly actionless but everyone loves her for that? Calling her cute and making her a popular star for looking good. So in short: gives you the message you just have to be a doll to be liked by everyone.

So this girl falls in love and again seems to have to do nothing to get the attention of the guy she loves. She even get a rival in love but again there are no thoughts of insecurity, jealousy, anything... (because there are near no thoughts at all)

HE on the other side really is adorable serious, but shy and a waste for this kind of heroine.

... Last updated on August 20th, 2013, 10:28am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Previous Page Pages (3) [ 1 2 3 ] Next Page
Show  entries per page 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search