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Hana no Namae  
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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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Associated Names
أسم الوردة
The Flower's Name
The Name of the Flower

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2 by Intercross (2799d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Intercross (3118d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (488 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.1 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 5th 2015, 1:14pm PST



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LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

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English Publisher
CMX (4 Volumes - Complete)

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It kind of made me cry   
Rating: N/A
by Ariaofthesong
July 31st, 2015, 4:11am
I've been putting off reading this because I was worried about it being super dark (and the main couple not ending up together). I mean I do like dark manga, but I don't know. But I dont regret it.

I'm glad I read it at this point in my life, when I'm more mature and had longer to live. Various things happened in my life that left me feeling like Kei, so I really related to his own personal darkness. Hell, I'm even a writer too. I think the biggest thing I got from this is that I want to be able to write something that so perfectly conveys the darkness inside of me. Something that other people will read and feel the same utterly entrenching sorrow I do.

I also believe that this manga ia brilliant and breathtaking ( despite the shakey art). I dare anyone who feels some semblance of darkness to read it. It really is a beautiful and bittersweet piece of art.
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Could barely finish 1 volume   
Rating: N/A
by SilverStorm
March 5th, 2015, 1:05am
It's so booooring. The whole first volume seemed to just be "OH, I/she used to super emo, but this guy helped me/her get over it. Oh, and now his eyes are really gentle too" uttered by pretty much every single character that has appeared so far. Bah!
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it was ok   
Rating: N/A
by jeffreymgibson
May 6th, 2014, 12:21am
It was ok, I would of preferred a more romantic ending. One thing that bugged me though was
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The girl was in love with the old guy and she never tried to hide it. Then in the last volume the old guy was down and he wanted to be held by the girl and she basically got angry and demanded him to let go of her and then she left for a while. I mean, wasn't this what she had been wanting, for him to return her feelings. Plus I felt like she let him down when he needed her. he was at his lowest and she abandoned him. I know it was added for a little last bit of drama, but it put a sour taste in my mouth.

... Last updated on May 6th, 2014, 12:23am
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Not as dark as I though   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
April 3rd, 2013, 8:03pm
This was so pure and beautiful. I thought the love between the two was so innocent to the point I wanted to wring my hands haha But the darkness was so beautiful, the way they clung to each other. I thought the story was very endearing. It wasn't as dark as I was expecting it to be, which I guess is a good thing. But The the dark moments were simplistically beautiful.
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*SHIVERING* But love it!   
Rating: N/A
by Nemurenaiyo
December 8th, 2012, 5:40am
Honestly speaking, I absolutely love this manga! I would not care of whatever things the other users are saying regarding this manga, but one thing is clear for me, I absolutely love this manga. It would be a first for myself to read such a dark themed manga till the very end. It wasn't difficult for me to finish it, though there were moments where my precious tears flow down like those of a waterfall and filled buckets to the brim. However, there is one thing that I has been bothering me ever since the Mangaka unravels Kei's past... Why are there many sadistic characters? Maybe it was just my view on the reactions displayed by the other characters but everybody seems to be so indulged in being swallowed by darkness and pain. They refer these elements as 'beautiful' and such that I had to try so HARD to understand what is so very attractive about being depressed. But putting all of that aside, this manga was refreshing for me as I am not one who would often read dark themed mangas. I was absorbed and I actually felt pure bliss and relief after the last bonus chapter. Way to go, Saito Ken-san!
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by kichiX
April 5th, 2012, 2:25pm
I read the description (but not any of the comments) and was expecting it to be like Faster than a Kiss; similarly light-hearted, airy, and taking an extra-ordinary long time for the main characters to get together. Having read it, if I was forced to pick another manga it was like, I'd probably say the darker parts of Mars were akin to it.
To be honest, I didn't really understand this manga. For example
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Kei's determination to live only as a punishment, to continuously ruin the happiness he could have only to claw it back and then hate himself for this is not expressed exactly. It is explained obliquely and I still don't feel like I really understand it all. I guess you could say that it's because he feels responsible for his mother's suicide/death but I feel like that doesn't explain the whole Iori thing.

I think a more mature reader will appreciate it to a fuller extent. It leaves a kind of nostalgic, bitter-sweet aftertaste. I'm glad that all four volumes have been scanslated, without the ending it's, well, not exactly depressing, but heavy. Don't read this expecting a light shoujo.

... Last updated on April 5th, 2012, 2:29pm
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You've to read it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by P0laris
March 17th, 2012, 7:48pm
I read the first chapters like 1 year ago and thought it was the typical manga where the main girl get rejected and played around by the main guy. I always thought of picking it up and finally i did it, and i so regret that i didn't read it before. And this manga is awesome, the characters are really realistic, and one can see how they grow up in the story and teach us life lessons. The romance is really sweet and i like how the main guy wasn't a typical perfect guy..If you think you are mature enough to let aside the typical shoujo themes or want to read a realistic manga that makes you think, then you have read this awesome manga. You won't get bored!! The manga maybe it's a little dark but the main girl and the other characters give every chapter a positive view of point of don't giving up and to not make the same mistakes, moving on and to care about others. The most important thing in this manga, i think, it's that it's really easy to judge instead of undertanding a person and that a real love is one that supports you in good and bad times ^^

... Last updated on March 17th, 2012, 7:59pm
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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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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by voices-
February 6th, 2012, 9:03am
I dont really recommend this...
I managed to finish reading this series (forcefully <-lol)
It's a little boring as the chapter goes by... and yeah... perhaps I'm a little off the manga or something... but I don't feel anything from the manga.

yeah... a little waste of my time reading it if you ask me...
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by bunnyhugger
October 8th, 2011, 8:25am
Very little happens in the course of 4 volumes, and I found most everything to be too uneventful, and mild. Instead of drama/ fights to move the story on the characters just cry & talk about flowers and hug and then the problems go away. It's only interesting when they talk about the guy's super dark past, and I wished the manga would have spent more time on fleshing out that aspect.
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