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Hadashi de Bara o Fume  
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Description
From Viz:

Poor Sumi Kitamura… Her irresponsible older brother Eisuke keeps bringing home orphans for her to take care of even though they can barely afford their own basic needs! Just when Sumi's financial problems become dire, wealthy Soichiro Ashida enters her life with a bizarre proposition: he'll provide her with the money she so desperately needs if she agrees to marry him. But can Sumi fool high society into thinking she's a proper lady? Moreover, is it worth giving up everything for this sham of a marriage?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
玫瑰契約
裸足でバラを踏め
ก้าวย่างบนดอกกุหลาบ
Hadashi de Bara wo Fume
Stepping on Roses
Stepping on Roses Barefoot

Groups Scanlating
Black Lilac Scans
HimeHina
Kokoro Xin
Kyousui Moon
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Latest Release(s)
c.57 (end) by Roselia Scans (744d ago)
c.56 by Roselia Scans (861d ago)
c.55 by Roselia Scans (903d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
Hadashi de Bara wo Fume by xfrommetoyou

Forum
7 topics, 22 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (750 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.57 / 10.0
10
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9+
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Last Updated
August 14th 2014, 4:48am PST

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Year
2008

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (9 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #463 decreased(-14)
Monthly Pos #495 decreased(-7)
3 Month Pos #421 decreased(-25)
6 Month Pos #383 increased(+40)

List Stats
On 2053 reading lists
On 778 wish lists
On 1369 completed lists
On 187 unfinished lists
On 379 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Who thinks that Sumi and Nozumo are siblings? 735 days, 16 hours, 19 minutes ago
Chapter 55 -Spoilers- 900 days, 16 hours, 52 minutes ago
Rinko Ueda to End Hadashi de Bara wo Fume in Japan 902 days, 14 hours, 34 minutes ago
[spoiler] ch 52 1005 days, 20 hours, 54 minutes ago
blinded by love ( spoilers) 1081 days, 10 hours, 42 minutes ago

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Spiral out of control   
Rating: N/A
by HanaTenshiHimeko
August 7th, 2012, 9:19pm
Oh god, why Ueda-sensei, WHY?! I became a fan of her because of her other work Tail of the Moon and I had high expectations for this manga. But the ending was quite forced because the story spiraled it so out of control and there didn't seem a way to save the story. So I had a feeling Ueda-sensei didn't know how to end it either and just stick some stupid ending, hoping to satisfy her fans.

Out of all her works, this manga really made me hate her for creating this series. I'm too depressed to write a decent review, beside blabbing my broken heart over a poorly-made series.

Sorry to say, but not recommend for fans out there. It'll make people regret buying the series. Just stick to Tail of the Moon
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Pretty awful actually   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by MaZzAx
August 6th, 2012, 5:08am
The romance between the main characters was nice, and I have to say in the beginning I thought this manga would turn out to be one of my favourites. But I grew to hate it progressively the more I read.
The main girl was really stupid and annoying. And that Nozomu character was a real psycopath, I didn't enjoy all his scheming.
By the end there had been so much irritating drama I just couldn't feel any joy that they were finally together it was like oh, well that was always going to happen so whatever.
Usually it's so nice that a couple overcomes every obstacle and gets together. But there was something really unromantic about this story, despite everything.
It was a chore to read.
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Great manga from Rinko Ueda-sensei!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dearest88
June 5th, 2012, 4:11am
The art is fabulous, so is the story. Although the story may be simple, it has been well conveyed and portrayed. I wish the story was over 9 volumes, about 11 volumes could have satisfied me.
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Hilarious   
Rating: N/A
by hotcocoa
May 22nd, 2012, 1:13am
I got into this series because I saw the cover as one of the advertisements to some scanlation group or something. It looks suuuper shoujo, so I wanted to check out what the hell kind of story goes with this.

Sure it is cliche and stuff, but the effed up stuff that happens in between? That's gold. It's the only reason why I bother to keep up with this series, because Soichiro's been an A-class a-hole until recent chapters and is now humbled with poverty. Also with the recent developments with Nozomu confirming that he's hella cray? It's entertaining, in the way that you can't look away from an ongoing train wreck.
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random.. *cringe*   
Rating: N/A
by xdeLiiRiOus
April 29th, 2012, 7:44pm
At first I was like "okay... nice typical shoujo... crazy bishie... okay we've all seen than" then maybe 10 or 20 chapters in, things got batshit crazy. I can't relate to Sumi so maybe that's why I can't stand her commoner and shameless attitude. Souichirou needs to stop having his random moodswings. One minute he's all caring and sweet, the next he is screaming and throwing things (a bit exaggeration but you know what I mean).

Souichirou and Sumi are honestly quite cute together... when when he decides that he cares for Sumi, but Nozomu is batshit insane! he scares me! And so is everyone else! They're irrational and very one-sided. Sigh I tried really really hard to go through with it but I just can't. I don't like these sort of crazy characters.

It's a good read if you don't think about what you're reading.

... Last updated on April 29th, 2012, 7:47pm
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More like a soap opera...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by rindtron
February 21st, 2012, 7:03am
I don't actually like Ueda Rinko mangas that much. And I imagine Sumi to be one of those mindless, high-pitched girls who usually annoy me. But despite this, I grew to like her. The characters have become more 3D in the last ten chapters or so (I'm currently on 54) and Sumi has become stronger, so I am pleased to have read this far.

The drama at the beginning was pretty easy to handle - after all, cliched plotlines lose their impact after being read twenty times - but there is one point when there is too much villanary (this feeling is amplified by the sheer amount of 2D characters who played a role in the drama) and too little character focus. I think it is Ueda-sensei's style, to run the plot at this speed, but the neglect of character development made it difficult to trudge through.

Her art is wonderful though, and I'll probably rate it higher if the manga continues along its current improved storytelling pace. ;>

... Last updated on February 21st, 2012, 7:08am
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rereading after dropping   
Rating: 3.6 / 10.0
by Sakura29
February 17th, 2012, 11:01pm
I dropped this series I don't know around when there was way too much drama. I have to say things have gone a little bit better. The drama was toned down so I was really happy. smile

Plot: Flop Flop Flop Flop Flop Flop Flop
This manga had a promising plot. It wasn't original but it was interesting but then soo much drama was added into it. This is when I dropped the manga around the part were they were homeless. After many months I picked it up again there was still drama which made me cry but it had gotten better. I laughed so much when Nozomu picked up the axe. I don't know whether it was suppose to make me scared but it was HILARIOUS!

Characters: They all have no brains
Sumi was the stupidest and most naive character I have ever come across. I thought that it was planned like this: The dumb girl grows stronger throughout the series. WRONG. She has not gotten any smarter or stronger and is still the weak pathetic girl she started out to be. Souichou was you typcial arrogant rich guy who would eventually fall in love with Sumi. When he got homeless and started working like a real man I was all like 'WORK PRETTY BOY WORK! WHO'S NOT RICH NOW!!' I really hated him. Nomozu was probably the best character in the series. I thought he was a real gentleman but all changed when he tried to commit suicide with Sumi in the burning house. He got darker and more manipulative. He was the only character with development. The butler has no brain. After Souichriou I hate him the most.

Art: Was pretty smile
Probably the best thing about this manga

I reccomend this manga to anyone who really really really really really really really loves drama.
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Good Manga ...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by tsuhinu-san
January 27th, 2012, 1:20pm
I don't actually get why people are saying it's cr*p ... I really like this manga and it is very different from all the other mangas I've read ...
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I got sooo scared at chapter 53 at the end when I thought he nearly died :( ... but then I read the latest chapter (54) and I saw the pain in Nozomu's eyes ... I don't really know what's gonna happen and I love manga with a lot of suspense :D ... Sure Sumi is stupid and she cries too much but what can you do! ... It's a love triangle between two best friends and a girl ... that happens everywhere but not in that way :) ... ok there IS another thing that I think is weird is how Nozomu is creepy and nice the next second?? WT*!!
I didn't give it a 10 because of the stupidity of Sumi and her brother -_-" ... but after all that I think that it is quite good smile
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Back to this a year after dropping it.   
Rating: N/A
by laniaash
January 7th, 2012, 11:40pm
Okay, so I reached chapter 45 or so and I quit because I got tired of Sumi and all the excessive melodrama. A year later I decided to give it another shot, continuing from where I left off of course (I don't think I could stand rereading it from the beginning). So far, it's still melodramatic but I think I might be continuing with this for a while (until all the drama becomes too much for me at least).
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Bleh.   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Gingeh
December 18th, 2011, 9:15pm
Started off okay - typical shoujo, with the arrogant short-tempered rich guy picking up the sweet, naive, bordering on idiotic poor girl - and then just barreled off downhill.

No character development, especially for Sumi, very little in the way of a really interesting plot, and to be honest, I find none of the characters likable or relatable anymore, if I ever did at all.

What ended this manga for me, though, was the characters making so many decisions seemingly completely at random, with no logic whatsoever behind their actions. That got me so frustrated and annoyed I just couldn't bring myself to keep reading anymore.

... Last updated on December 18th, 2011, 9:15pm
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