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Bara no Tame ni  
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After being dumped, followed closely by her grandmother's sudden death, the chubby Yuri is left broke and homeless. That is until she discovers that her grandmother had been lying to her for years. Her mother is not dead, but is in fact a famous movie star, and very much alive.

Upon arriving at her mother's house, she meets her three new beautiful siblings, all from different fathers. Her new-found family is filled with hilarious oddities, ranging from laziness to drunkenness to gay incest. She is constantly antagonized by her brothers Sumire and Aoi. And her sister Fuyou does little to help. And thus Yuri becomes little more than a maid in the household, catering to her siblings needs while her mother travels the world. But as Yuri's warmth fills the house which before had been so cold...what will happen between her and her brothers? Can they come to see each other as siblings before it's too late?

The series received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo in 1994.


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Associated Names
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.49 by Drop3njoy Scan & SweetSense (293d ago)
v.12 c.48 by Drop3njoy Scan & SweetSense (438d ago)
v.12 c.45-47 by Drop3njoy Scan & SweetSense (672d 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 (314 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.33 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 12th 2014, 11:42am PST



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Petit Comic (Shogakukan)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #813 decreased(-35)
Monthly Pos #990 increased(+12)
3 Month Pos #1054 decreased(-56)
6 Month Pos #1025 decreased(-6)

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On 1020 reading lists
On 769 wish lists
On 157 completed lists
On 90 unfinished lists
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jvlichelle
January 8th, 2008, 3:02pm
IT IS A MUST READ!!! although the art isn't great, EVERYTHING ELSE IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bara no Tameni   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sAsAk1
July 16th, 2007, 11:44am
I really love this manga it's so interesting and different. I think the personalities are somewhat realistic although it does have its odd characters bigrazz I can't stop reading it and hope to see more soon biggrin I really secommend this to anyone in need of something different ^^ (also to those with extra time ;p)
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Attlas
July 8th, 2007, 7:44am
I'm officially addicted!!
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One of the best out there   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LiaEnko
June 27th, 2007, 9:06am
It's just sad how overlooked this manga is... it has one of the most intriguing plots I've ever read...and the main characters are simply adorable,the heroine is indeed not something you would usualy choose for a leading role.
I love it...and I hope that maybe someone will decide to continue scanlating it
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Having come thus far, i don't wanna come back!!   
Rating: N/A
by nilucky
March 28th, 2007, 11:43am
This is what we call shoujo manga!! I was neither impressed by the title nor the summary, but i've been addicted to this wonderful manga since the first chapter.

Most of the main characters are quite unique. But they are very attractive. The plot is not that excellent, however, once you've read you can't stop. So, i highly recommend this to all of you, shoujo fans.

After reading, i just want to bring a fat puppy named Yuri home. T____T

... Last updated on March 28th, 2007, 11:46am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dOXlik13
January 2nd, 2007, 2:11pm
i want moooooooooooooooore ^___ ^
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Atypical but Loveable Heroine   
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by pokie
August 2nd, 2006, 8:38am
All the characters including the heroine are really well done: comedic, non-annoying with distinctive very likeable personalities. The storyline is well-paced and unfolds naturally. I really like this series (thus far up to 7th volume) and highly recommend this to all you shoujo manga fans out there.
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Great manga   
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by Alissa
January 27th, 2006, 1:56pm
Indeed, this is a wonderful manga. I've never seen a main character like Yuri! She's enchanting, and her family members are unique. If you like a plot, this is the manga for you. And the art is nice too!
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by ghostcheese
December 25th, 2005, 10:51pm
Yosh! I love this manga. Just bought the books in Japanese, looking for a translator so Aerie Scans (aeriescans at can pick it up. And I've seen around 17 episodes of The Rose drama. It's so funny. Follows the manga really closely, but too bad the subtitles aren't out past the released story yet...;.; *awaits arrival of books though she won't be able to understand them because her Japanese isn't good enough yet* wheeee~
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this manga   
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by Anonymous
October 20th, 2005, 4:28am
this story is so heart warming!! Besides, only a few manga feature a cute and chubby girl as the main character.

btw, a taiwanese series, The Rose, starring Ella and Jerry Huang was adapted from this manga 2 yrs ago i think.
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