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Hana no Namae  
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Description
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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Manga

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Associated Names
أسم الوردة
花の名前
花的名字
ยามเมื่อดอกรักผลิบาน
The Flower's Name
The Name of the Flower

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2 by Intercross (2430d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Intercross (2749d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (463 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.11 / 10.0
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July 10th 2014, 5:26pm PST

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Year
2005

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Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
CMX (4 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #729 decreased(-7)
Monthly Pos #853 increased(+83)
3 Month Pos #956 increased(+21)
6 Month Pos #853 decreased(-61)

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It started out good...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by buywrong
December 12th, 2010, 6:40pm
I avoided this manga many times as I think it is going to be heavy, but I finally read it...
It started out good, you know there is a tragic past but it is very sweet and the humour is great... then from Vol3 onwards, it just went downhill for me! I could not connect with the characters, especially that wrtier guy... the patience I have for him was wearing very very thin! And Vol4 I was beyond care and was just skimming through...

Seriously, I think Chouko is better off with the editor anyway! You don't need 2 pessimistic people in a relationship, let alone one that is a sadist!!!

I do not recommend this manga, it's gloomy and dark without significant reasons (well, if there are, it didn't come through to me anyway!)
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Unexpected!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by dreamit.
December 3rd, 2010, 3:50am
I honestly didn't expect to like this manga at all because the art in the first chapter didn't suit my taste and it seemed too emo for me XD BUT! before i knew it, i became attached to the story line and characters. If you're bothered by the art, don't worry because it gets better in like the first volume 3rd chapter or smthing. I really loved how deep this manga was and how although it was kinda emo, it also had that sense of enlightenment and serenity to it. I usually avoid manga's like this but this makes me want to try reading other manga's similar to this one.
No regrets reading this but
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the ending could've been a lot better but it was still satisfying in a weird way haha!
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really good !   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Bloodkite
September 14th, 2010, 2:45pm
This one was like a hidden gem.
I was not expecting much at first but I was completely surprised how good it was. Sometimes it's a bit too melodramatic but I guess that goes for being shoujo. But apart from that it's great and it actually has something like a plot !
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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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My fav   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by haine22
August 1st, 2010, 7:25pm
This became my number 1 favorite, in fact if it was available in stores I'd buy the series! I'm kind of sad it's just four volumes because it's really good! (I was hoping it'd continue)
The story is somewhat themed as "dark and despair" and it is but the main two got over it and stayed together. plus i like the humor in it XD
I like chouko, she's innocent and extremely cute and useful around the house. I like main heroines like that.
Kei is emotional. a comment can receive a reaction from him. but he's somewhat sweet, [i guess.]
akiyama shinichi (lol liar game coincidence) is a great support character. so is paa-suke (forgot his real name)
you really should give this manga a try, it's like a cross of sand chronicles, mushishi, dengeki daisy, honey and clover, and tsuki to mizuumi.
But this manga is unique smile

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2010, 2:00pm
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Worth it.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Eishelin
July 27th, 2010, 11:29pm
As another commenter has said, the plot is indeed deep, sweet and in a way - very beautiful. The evolution of the plot does not seem rushed, but isn't excruciatingly slow as well.

Perhaps it's due to my undying love for the byronic heroes, but for me probably the best part of the story are the main characters who are flawed and imperfect from the beginning up until and including the very end in a way that's coherent with their storyline. No sudden and unexplained end of long-term depression and damaged mental state, just a little improvement.
Usually even the male characters with the worst, well, character, tend to have everything - money, women, no troubles communicating with the world, etc. In this story the mangaka has broken this "rule". The girl is probably a bit too overpowered when it goes to the charisma, but not to the level of other shoujo-manga characters. In this case I can actually understand people liking the sweet and innocent girl.

The situations are not overly romanticized or sexualized, hence the "slice of life" in the genre, though quite a generous amount of humor is added, probably just enough to retain the readers from climbing on the nearest roof and jumping off. Though I usually dislike the classical endings, here it is done with style and actually makes sense, seeing the nineteen of twenty chapters leading up unto it.

The only thing that bothered me a little at the beginning was the art as it looked somewhat, well, unfinished, but in the end a little bit of sketchiness seems to be very adhering to the characters and scenes.

In short - read it if you can take some amount of realism and the fact that the storyline might not be particularly happy or the characters perfect does not make you run away screaming.
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First impressions...   
Rating: N/A
by vampiremaddy
July 14th, 2010, 2:17pm
I've only read a couple of chapters, and I've decided to give it a whole volume to entice me, but so far it's very.... dull?
I don't quite understand why I don't particularly care about the main two of this shoujo, when I am usually such a victim for cutesy live-in-lovers. There seems a substance lacking to their relationship, and it develops too slowly. She finds out his feelings and six months later... nothing? Seriously girl.
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Love it!   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by Twilight_Moon
July 7th, 2010, 2:45pm
It kinda reminds me of Dengeki Daisy you know? The same darkness the male characters are in - the idea of salvation, the romance etc. Not saying it's a rip off or anything - I just think they're both excellent stories that have similarities~

I love it all, the slow passionate (but not passionate in an obvious way?) romance, the imagery of flowers. One thing is the ending though - I kinda wish we knew more about Iori and Kei - what happened? Or was it just falling in love? And a bit more about Kei/Chouko's past woven into the story better :3 Maybe I should re-read it. A little angsty in the middle with Kei's past but that's easily contrasted with flowers. I really do recommend this!
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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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Surprised me!   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by mogiks
July 5th, 2010, 4:56pm
Contrary to the comment below, I think this manga gets so much better the longer it goes on. I remembered reading the first chapter a long time ago and liking it, so today I went back to finish it. I actually read the first chapter over and was very disappointed. It seemed like the story should have ended at that first chapter - perhaps the mangaka intended it as a one-shot, and it got picked up for serialisation. The premise just seemed kind of clichéd. But ignoring the end of that first chapter, which seemed like a very solid conclusion, and the seemingly ordinary plot, I really came to love this manga. The mangaka adds so much depth by painting the characters and the way they interact with each other. There are no ploys, it's so natural that it didn't feel like anyone had been writing it thinking, "this is what should happen to entertain the reader" - rather it's like the characters appeared and the author nurtured them and watched where they went. It seemed to me so realistic and raw, very profound.

The star of this manga is really the brooding, troubled author, Kei Mizushima. I honestly hate the "character with a tragic past" template, but I loved his character and was surprised to be so drawn into his life, the suffering that he had endured and how it impeded him. His past underlies every event in the story, you really get the impression of a person drowning in it. When dealing with this the mangaka explores some really deep feelings and by the end I just felt, this manga is one of the most human things I've ever read. You see weakness and pain, and the characters striving to overcome it. It is tremendously honest, it is so hopeful. 4 volumes was absolutely perfect, not too dragged out and not too rushed. I would really recommend it for anyone looking for something a bit poignant. It can also be pretty funny but it is really the theme of humanity that makes this worth reading.
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