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From Aerandria Scans:

"There once was a girl with a splendid flower blooming upon her chest."

When Lys was born, her heart did not beat at all. To save her, her mother made a contract with a devil: Lys can borrow his heart until the day she turns sixteen, but after that, he will eat her body. Together with her companion, Siva, someone whom she met by chance in the desert at night, she travels around as a dancer girl to find the devil who sealed her fate. One day, while they were traveling, they suddenly meet an egoistic prince and a ring spirit...


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Associated Names
A Princess with a Flower
Das geliehene Herz (German)
Hanatsuki Hime
Lys Lily
The Borrowed Heart

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.7-8 (end) by Aerandria Scans (2430d ago)
v.2 c.5-6 by Aerandria Scans (2447d ago)
v.1 c.4 + Omake by Aerandria Scans (2480d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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Hanatsukihime by Miskat


User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1187 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.35 / 10.0
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July 20th 2015, 4:32am PST



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LaLa (Hakusensha)
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Shoujo at its best.   
Rating: N/A
by zengoats
December 21st, 2010, 6:59pm
First off, this really is shoujo manga, meaning it's manga that was created for girls. That being said, while it is possible for guys to like this manga, you have to remember it was created for girls, so don't be disappointed when it's romantic.
Now that that's been established, I think it's a wonderful manga. I'll admit I cried. Multiple times. During each chapter. Anywhoo. There's enough humor to cut through the dramatic and tragic parts so that the manga doesn't seem too heavy. The relationship between Lys and Siva is well-paced enough so that it's satisfying and reasonably believable. The characters are wonderful. The art is wonderful. The plot is wonderful (although admittedly a little cliche). The ending is actually pretty good. The series doesn't end in absolute tragedy, but it also doesn't end in an empty, happy, all-tied-up-with-a-bow way either. Overall, Hanatsukihime manages to spin a wonderfully romantic and at times tragic story without falling committing the sins of fast-paced love and cliched scenarios that are so common in the shoujo manga genre.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Elu-hamu1
December 20th, 2010, 7:56pm
one of the BETS MANGA I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERD WHITHIN MY LIFETIME! Its sweet, great plot and awesome characters!!!!! The girl is ACTUALY strong-willed!!! (which hard to see in shoujo mangas generally) the only downfall is that it was too short! I MEAN , its surprisingly hard to encounter a good manga as this! BUT I LOVE THE DESPERATELY IN LOVE GUARDIAN ! FOR HIS uhhhhhhhhh female companion! ANYWAYS HIGHLY RECCOMENED! read this or yourll regret it!
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A fairy tale for everyone to enjoy.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by HollowNinja
November 16th, 2010, 10:14pm
Among all the manga in this world, there are bound to be many that are mediocre. Thousands of manga, and so many of them stick to the common tropes and cookie cutter formulas, not bothering to be original or impressive, but many of which may be enjoyable to read in their own right.

Hanatsukihime is not one of those.

Hanatsukihime is, essentially, a fairy tale. I read it in one sitting, about an hour and a half. It hooked me from eh very beginning to the very end. While this is a shojou manga, as a guy, I still enjoyed it, and honestly, while it is a shojou manga all the way through, it is still going to be just as entertaining regardless of your gender. In fact, I'd even say it has fanservice that may appeal to the males (for example, I don't think Lys ever wears any clothing that covers the midriff at any point in the manga, unless you count the cloak she sometimes wears) while at the same time, being a shojou manga (I hear the girls love Siva, and I can sort of see why).

The artwork is what you would expect form a shojou manga. The style is exactly what you would usually see. I loved the art myself. Definitely good artwork, good enough that one could read it for the artwork itself... though there's a whole lot more to be had here.

The plot was mostly character-driven. Everything is about the characters, and that is a good thing. Don't expect political intrigue or a quest to gain power levels, you won't find that here. There isn't really a lot of tension or drama, however, the managaka creates characters that are easily likeable and who readers care about.

Like I said, it's basically a fairy tale. Do yourself a favor and read this manga. There's no one who I wouldn't recommend this to.
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Tugs at heart strings...   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by hobbitelf518
October 20th, 2010, 1:37am
Reading the summary, I didn't expect the story to be rather touching. I started tearing up in the middle of the first volume and down-right bawling my eyes out in the second volume. The story takes place "a long time ago" in a desert, so you get this dream-like narration. I liked it a lot. Recommended short read!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sandyatthebeach1
October 10th, 2010, 11:25pm
Lys is a beautiful, hopeful and strong girl, although I have to say, her outfits were all a little too revealing (they were very pretty, though) Siva is a classic slightly evil-looking bishie, but the story is just so sweet. I was suggested this a while ago, and I didn't read it for a while, since I didn't really like the sound of the summary. Once I read it though, it's just so incredibly sweet, and there are sad parts that made me tear up, and it made me smile, and, and, and... well, I guess you'll just have to read it.It's very shoujo-y, but it's just something that makes you feel very satisfied.
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I Love it!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shanishan
August 27th, 2010, 7:01am
It was really touching & beautiful. It is also sad but at the same time a sweet story. I didn't really expect the ending
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to be a happy one, i've already prepared my self that it would be tragic
but I'm really glad that it didn't. aahh.. another one in my lists of favorite Mangas. I'm so happy I was able to read this. Thank you so much Hibiki Wataru, Thank you so much Aerandria Scans.

I give it an oustanding 10!!!! XD
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Must read.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by vanillamochi
August 25th, 2010, 5:41pm
Beautiful art and moving story. One of the few mangas whose story I continue to remember (with the manga's name as well haha). I cried at the end and many times in the manga as well. I've read many romance stories until I started to get sick of the repetitiveness, but this tops all, its amazing. You must read this manga, I urge you. I was so sad when the series ended at two volumes, like I had lost a light, a treasure (LOL).

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Love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by HanaTenshiHimeko
July 15th, 2010, 3:42pm
I'm a fantasy fan and I really like this series. Too bad it's only 2 volumes. Artwork is great and story is good as well. A good romance story for all (especially for shoujo fans). I'm satisfied with the ending.
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One of the Best Manga I Ever Read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by BigAppetite
May 3rd, 2010, 6:19pm
This manga was one of the best I've ever read. It's a very touching story about a girl and a devil falling in love. A manga like this is hard to find these days, and I promise you won't regret reading this.

... Last updated on May 3rd, 2010, 6:21pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by hoacj
April 25th, 2010, 3:59am
The characters are quite common for shoujo manga.
The setting created the atmosphere of something more unique.
I would recommend it for shoujo readers who want a light hearted read.
I didn't get very emotional overall but i enjoyed it.
Maybe because the ending was quite an expected one.
The artwork is fantastic.
Read it.

... Last updated on April 25th, 2010, 3:59am
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