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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 (3093d ago)
v.2 c.5-6 by Aerandria Scans (3111d ago)
v.1 c.4 + Omake by Aerandria Scans (3144d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews
Hanatsukihime by Miskat


User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1237 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.26 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 21st 2015, 6:55pm PST



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LaLa (Hakusensha)
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3 Month Pos #705 increased(+4)
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I really liked it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Liria
April 2nd, 2009, 9:08am
Ok, I waited until it was fully scanned to comment. I have to say that I really liked the story, and the art was gorgeous. I'll definitely buy this if it's ever licensed in English.

There is some measure of shojo cliche found, but it's not nearly so annoying as many others I've read, and it has the bonus of being short (but long enough to tell the story), therefore not being repetitive or too cliched. Lys may not have known what was obvious to the rest of us, but she's not an airhead. She probably fits best into the "overly optimistic heroine" category, but she does evolve a bit, as do some of the other characters. There are far worse more cliched stories around to read (or avoid).

This is one of the best fantasy shojo stories I've read. It's romantic, it's believable, and the ending fits without feeling rushed or thrown together unnaturally. I really liked it, and I think others looking for a short, sweet romance story (with a really bishie guy) will like it as well.

... Last updated on April 2nd, 2009, 9:09am
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love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ashli_nicole
September 4th, 2008, 9:17am
I don't think it is anything like Love Monster - which I find irritating. The girl seems to have a pureness, unlike the girl from Love Monster who was always being touched ^^;;;; by other boys.

I love this story~ I think it is really sweet, and the devil is hot. They have a tender love that goes beyond that of some dumb manga. The main guy (devil - Siva) is someone who deserves respect, and the girl is not some bimbo idiot-- she is 15 and has a pure heart. She does whatever she can for Siva and considers him irreplaceable.

Siva is quiet, but we are starting to see his feelings for Lys... he probably followed her at first because she has his heart, but the reader can see that she has melted his heart. Some may say that he follows her for his heart, but his reactions to her hugging him and showing emotion can not be mistaken for anything -- it is love.

To the people who have given it lower marks - how can you tell after one or two chapters what it is? It wonderful and a delight to read.

... Last updated on September 4th, 2008, 9:24am
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Chlorophyll is nuts   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by froggyrules
July 14th, 2008, 8:05pm
I think this manga is going to be a great one. It doesn't look like it has a lot of longevity though. The art is fantastic and the story, which is what I judge a manga on, has great potential. The author is new though (or at least she is to mangaupdates) so its difficult to know what to expect.

Chlorophyll is nuts in ways I don't comprehend. Hanatsukihime has no relevance whatsoever to Love monster. In fact I cannot see any way to compare them other than the fact that it has devils (could be 'monsters' from love monster). I can see how he got the fact that Lys is stupid (jumping from a window to save a ring) but one event may not govern the whole manga. I'm thinking he didn't read the whole chapter, because he seems to have gotten a bunch of the facts wrong. (which I won't mention for spoilers-even though it's only 1 chapter in biggrin )

... Last updated on July 14th, 2008, 8:07pm
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OMG! Sooo good!   
Rating: N/A
by mariamyassin30
July 4th, 2008, 6:46pm
The art is just beautiful & the story is amazing! Pretty original if you ask me.. yet still predictable. I only read the 1st chapter & am SOOO looking forward to reading MORE!
I can't see how to voters would vote this a zero =O That's not right... I think they meant to put a '1' before the '0' XD
anyways, if you like comedy, romance, supernatural, shouji, and a little adventure in the mix, you should definelty read this!
It's a 10/10 in my book so far!
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Good thing it's short   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Alita258
January 7th, 2015, 3:48am
The advantage of this manga is that it's short, so they characters don't get into ridiculous situations, but just deal with the main problem, have one climax and one resolution. As far as a demon story goes, I liked it, not my favorite, but it's a happy manga, and I loved the art, the demon's drawings were amazing, I really liked it.
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Greatest Shoujo manga I have ever read.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by charisteeen
July 13th, 2011, 3:31pm
All I read is mostly shoujo mangas, they appeal to me a lot, despite the many people criticizing it. This manga is just beautiful, I completely did not see the ending. I loved it. It was beautiful, sweet, warm, and I loved the characters. This manga truly expressed it's emotions clearly, especially the feeling of desperation. This manga is an A+, the art is amazing, the storyline is original, the feeling is just right.

I recommend this to everyone and anyone!
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Wonderful! Read it!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Tatania
June 8th, 2011, 2:18pm
I held reading this story off, I stumbled across it a few times and it looked just like the regular cutesy shoujo where everything is always wonderful etc. However I finally read it and found that to some extent I was right but I was also terribly wrong. Terribly wrong in a very good way!

Plot- See the description above, now imagine darker themes woven into the story. Themes like... death and killing. The plot was much better than I thought it would be! The pacing was very nice, not to fast but in the two volumes it completed the story excellently. In the beginning it was a bit redundant, but it quickly develops into something more and in the end everything makes sense and had a reason for being shown. If anything I want to get across that the plot if VERY GOOD! It really managed to grip me, and near the end I was wondering how in the world it could end well! Everything comes together so splendidly... just read it!

Characters- All the characters were WONDERFUL! Each one developed throughout the story, even the side characters. They were all wonderful and I couldn't help but get attached to every single one, the two mains especially. These characters coupled with the wonderful story line made the manga all the more better.

Art- Beautiful, especially the clothes and scenery! It was so intricate and detailed, helping the already great manga become even better!

Other- Before I end this review I just want to say... this manga was AWESOME! The story is just so great, blending happiness and sadness, fear and hope, pain and love... now I feel cheesy! But really, this manga deserves some more readers and I feel stupid for not reading it before!

8/10 - Was good

... Last updated on February 8th, 2013, 7:47pm
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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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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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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).

... Last updated on August 25th, 2010, 5:42pm
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