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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
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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 Scanlations (621d ago)
c.56 by Roselia Scanlations (737d ago)
c.55 by Roselia Scanlations (779d 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: 7.7 / 10.0 (729 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 14th 2013, 8:31am 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 #437 decreased(-1)
Monthly Pos #475 decreased(-9)
3 Month Pos #448 increased(+47)
6 Month Pos #471 increased(+10)

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On 762 wish lists
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On 184 unfinished lists
On 373 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Who thinks that Sumi and Nozumo are siblings? 612 days, 8 hours, 50 minutes ago
Chapter 55 -Spoilers- 777 days, 9 hours, 23 minutes ago
Rinko Ueda to End Hadashi de Bara wo Fume in Japan 779 days, 7 hours, 5 minutes ago
[spoiler] ch 52 882 days, 13 hours, 25 minutes ago
blinded by love ( spoilers) 958 days, 3 hours, 13 minutes ago

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Sweet... and it's Funny   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Akatsubaki
September 3rd, 2009, 5:15am
I don't really like shoujo manga... 90% of them are.... i don't need to mention it.
But i think this one is pretty entertaining...
The artwork is pretty good,
the mansions were drawn nice and the characters is sweet. I like when the setting of story is in early meiji era. It's rare to have a manga series which the story is in meiji era, when old japanese cultures met western cultures. Ruroni Kenshin is one of them. So this manga has historical genre in it..
The story also fun and sweet, not too depth, but the plot was built quiet good.
And what i love, how the gentle and kind prince in love can turn out to be a psycho! biggrin biggrin
Ok, i like complicated stories + intrigue when it comes to drama and romance.. and the artwork must be good, and bishounens.
But i've never seen any shoujo manga to have psycho char hahaha.. and seeing ichijou gives me chill, more than Kira (death note) biggrin
And how this manga adds one more genre : Sport.
When it's surprisingly add shogi, japanese chess, in the flow of story biggrin
I can't stop thinking about how funny n entertaining it is, but
the mangaka must play carefully because if it's take one step wrong, it can be a mess..

... Last updated on September 3rd, 2009, 6:16am
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More fun than I thought   
Rating: N/A
by extrapeach
February 18th, 2009, 6:58pm
Ueda Rinko's art just keeps getting better and more detailed. She draws such nuanced expressions on the characters' faces. Of course it's cliche at the beginning, but the best kind of cliche. The kind that makes me feel nostalgic for older shoujo manga, as opposed to the kind that just makes me groan. It's such a classic premise (poor, good hearted girl +sudden money+romantic issues), but the actions of the characters sometimes surprise me. It's difficult to tell what each character really wants, which makes the story fun to read. Ueda-sensei has obviously been doing shoujo for a long time. The story reads more like a pro's fond look at classic romance than a newcomer's hackneyed rehash of stupid plots she thinks are new and fresh.

Anyway, I give this story an 8 for now. I will continue reading it.

... Last updated on February 18th, 2009, 7:27pm
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Far more than My Fair Lady.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Doki
May 27th, 2013, 1:08am
I read this because I'm a huge fan of Ueda Rinko's work, and I wasn't disappointed.

This starts off as very My Fair Lady-- a rich gentleman tries to train a poor young woman to appear as a wealthy lady for his own purposes. It evolves into so much more than that, though.
Does this series have some cliches? Absolutely. But I've always been of the opinion that if you're going to use a cliche, you have to do it better than everyone else, and I feel that's what the mangaka did here.

The art is by Ueda Rinko, meaning it's beautiful and I have no complaints in that department.

I do have some complaints, though.
One, while I thought the big "twist" was great, it was also relatively apparent from the first volume. At the same time, I can't think of a more subtle way the author could have done it.
Two, even though the primary conflict resolves I realized that there were a great deal of loose ends elsewhere. Even though the climax overshadows them, it still left me feeling very... incomplete.
Three, (without spoilers) some characters motivations and feelings were very unclear at certain parts; as if their development was rushed because the plot needed to do something or turn a certain way. It was just a handful of specific moments where I absolutely could not figure out why a character would do something.

Overall, I loved this. I highly recommend it to any fan of shoujo.
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No.   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Pinky Poison
May 25th, 2013, 8:31am
No, sorry, this is totally NOT my type of shoujo. What's with the storyline? Too much dramas in my opinion. While reading the story, I felt like each character had his/her own ON/OFF switch. By that I mean, each characters had their two sides, bright and dark sides. They always appeared to be elegant, gorgeous etc, but when something bad happened, they all became emotional and overdramatic. As the story went on, things got worse and worse and I just couldn't carry on reading this series anymore. I really couldn't bear all the depressing dramas. At first, I kind of like Nozomu but later then he just became a total freak. Jesus.

I personally don't like the artwork either. The way the mangaka drew her characters is just annoying. I really hoped for some hot bishies at least but the manga really disappointed me.

I don't think you should read this series. It doesn't worth wasting your time at all. It actually gave me a headache.

... Last updated on May 26th, 2013, 3:55am
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Melodramatic Fabulousness   
Rating: N/A
by MightyMaeve
May 19th, 2013, 1:16pm
Review and rating for complete series (9 volumes)

A wonderful, page-turning romance in a very Radway-shoujo mixed style. It is melodramatic fabulousness! Not realistic by any means, but I was transported enough to not care.

The art is smooth bishounen, roses and sparkles shoujo, and cute children, but the historical aspects of the illustrations added a fresh, interesting element.

I recommended it to my younger teen daughter, and she loved it.

... Last updated on May 19th, 2013, 1:21pm
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Still managed to finish this but...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Silent Moon
August 8th, 2012, 11:46pm
This story just started making me sick. It started going bad for me around the middle part of the story, Nozomu 's sick crazy love for Sumi just made me get the goosebumps and I wanted to barf....story started out ok, but it kinda got a little worse until I had to drop it, then reread it again....relieved that this manga has come to an end.

... Last updated on August 8th, 2012, 11:47pm
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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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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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Some cliche once in a while is not that bad u-u   
Rating: N/A
by VaahS
November 28th, 2011, 10:14am
Ok, this series sure is insane sometimes, the charachters are a bunch of weirdoes, lots of cliches and you can pratically predict the end by now but well... Sou is changing his personality, he's becoming a better person and Sumi is quitting being sooo naive (at least a bit) and I'm really really looking forward to seeing Nozomu going nuts with the news the are coming (concerning Sumi, family, firm etc).
The true is I'm a big fan of soap-operas (mainly the Mexican ones with all that drama) and there's the art that's really great (I mean, Sou is such a bishie, man) so I really enjoy reading Hadashi de Bara biggrin

... Last updated on November 28th, 2011, 10:16am
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very entertaining   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blackknight
July 20th, 2010, 12:48pm
I loved Tail of the Moon, and so far I like this one a lot too. The characters are cute and stereotypical, but that's ok. Yes, the main female character is a bit dumb, but she was after all, pulled from the gutter by the main male character. She was uneducated and a bit out of touch with the real world - so she's going to be a bit dumb. Even the mangaka said in volume 1 that she chose to do a formula story. I think she's handling it well. I'm guessing this will turn out a little like Tail of the Moon where the girl learns and developes out of the beginning phase by the end of the story. The characters are good in this one. They have depth in the fact that one minute you love them and the next you want to slap them upside the head. This type of emotional response makes for a good read. If you have no emotional response to characters in a story, then they weren't developed properly. This manga is worth reading. The artwork is very nice as well.
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