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Bara no Tame ni  
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Yuri Makurano is an unattractive girl who learns her mother is a famous actress named Shoko Hanai following her grandmother's death. Yuri begins to live with her mother's family which consists of three children named Sumire, Aoi, and Fuyo Hanatashiki. Yuri is treated as a maid at the household, eventually bonding with the family and builds up unrequited feelings for Sumire. Later, she comes to learn the only blood relation she has to the family is Aoi, her half brother.

Note: Won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo in 1994.
Was adapted into a Taiwanese drama titled The Rose (simplified Chinese: 蔷薇之恋; traditional Chinese: 薔薇之戀; pinyin: Qiáng Wéi Zhī Liàn) and directed by Chu Yu-ning. It was broadcast on Taiwan Television between March to November 2003 and received a Golden Bell Award in 2004.


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Associated Names
من أجل الزهرة
장미를 위하여
Bara no Tameni
For The Rose
For the Sake of the Rose
Hoa Hồng Tóc Ngắn

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Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.50 by Drop3njoy Scan (257d ago)
v.13 c.49 by Drop3njoy Scan & SweetSense (599d ago)
v.12 c.48 by Drop3njoy Scan & SweetSense (744d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
9 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (320 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.33 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 17th 2015, 10:00am PST



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My little rose.   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by NightSwan
October 16th, 2008, 3:08pm
Very good. I must say. Comedic and dramatic and eccentric.
Heard people complaing about the art. Nothing to whine about at all.
It's not a new series, and has very good art for its time. Not shoujo-ish (a very important thing).
I love the characters' personalities. Very unique and funny.
The main characters are all loveable.

Quite the original story. Although I must say, the stranslations are poor...
Hope to see more in the near future.
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Great Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rmr34
September 8th, 2008, 8:31pm
I've recently read up to the lastest Chapter. It's a great series. I hope it gets more scanlations. I like the characters. Up to one point I liked Sumire but in one chapter I didn't like him. Aoi has replaced his lead. I like Aoi for some reason.

The art grows on you, and it does get better I guess. The story itself is interesting. I like to read more of this. Hope more chapters come along!
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Simply beautiful!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by funbun33
August 24th, 2008, 4:03am
This is one of those series that you will never forget. It has that old drawing style and heartwarming scenes that will surely make your day and you will love each and every one of the characters. This is a must read for all shoujo/josei lovers as well as all manga lovers. I recommend this with all my heart!
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good read   
Rating: N/A
by lizzy_17
August 2nd, 2008, 8:47am
i love this manga .. ok at 1st i was like there drawing was kinda ugly but it got better or i got use to it .ether way i love this story i only got to ch 29 and i cant waite to see who she ends up with . is a wried story but i love it =]
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Christina2699
July 22nd, 2008, 11:26pm
AHHH!! I am so excited about this manga. I have watched the drama (staring Ella Chen) and had no idea my favorite drama is based from a manga! I started to read it and it is excellent, even better than the drama!
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loved it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kkjessica
July 10th, 2008, 10:07pm
the art was a bit of a turn off, but i grew used to it and kind of able to appreciate it after a while. the story is strangely captivating, however. it doesn't sound great based on the plot summary, but it really REALLY is. wish they'd update...

... Last updated on July 10th, 2008, 10:08pm
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Just wonderful!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ameonna
May 29th, 2008, 12:30am
amazing, simply amazing. the story captivated me so fast that I cant believe it. a very readable and beautiful story, I cant wait for the next chapter any longer! >_<
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Havent seen anything like it   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by wintermelon
May 13th, 2008, 8:36am
it is very, VERY good.
Just get used to the art and then the story takes you away. I can't believe I didn't read this way earlier. The plot is amazingly unique and interesting.

The romance is absolutely addictive.

I am one who is attracted to forbidden love bigrazz

The pairing - i am sad already because i can guess the ending...sigh
but still...this is definetely something not to be missed

... Last updated on September 9th, 2008, 3:47am
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I give this 10 *perfect*   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Miriette Le Fay
April 20th, 2008, 5:49am
This article contain litlle spoilers (not to much) but can make you an ideia who the girl will end up...


+: I really like this and I´m waiting for more!!! In the beganning I thought that the drawings are ungly but little by little I get used to it. The characters have diferents personalitys and the way they are ... simply perfect!
If you want read a good josei try this one.

- : But if the end on the drama is just like the end of the manga I will hate this... sad It's a cliché end and all the good things that the story can teach us about the beauty don't matter, incest is not a bad thing if people loves each other and all we are tared (sometimes) of the boy who don't are very close to the girl and that is boring to end up with the girl (I like him but...) ... it's to stypid, sorry.

But you must read it because the end can be diferent and until now I will make a good ratting of this.

... Last updated on February 27th, 2009, 2:22pm
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love it   
Rating: N/A
by ginsenghoney
February 9th, 2008, 6:51pm
Nothing is what it seems... the characters have many layers to their personality, which makes them even more interesting. When I first read a couple of pages from the manga, my initial reaction was "what...? so ugly (drawing)..." Don't worry. The art will grow on you... or you'll grow to over look it.
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