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Hana Kimi
by lilbabi1004 on May 31st, 2005, 10:59pm

Rating - 9.2 / 10.0

User rating of this review - 5 out of 5
Story/Plot - 4 out of 5
Characters - 5 out of 5
Drawing Style - 5 out of 5
Enjoyment - 4 out of 5
Overall - 5 out of 5

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Ashiya Mizuki is a girl who fell in love with Sano Izumi's high jumping form. So in love she decided to move from America to Japan and enroll in his school.One problem. Sano attended an all BOY'S school. Well that didn't stop her. She bought a vest, put on the uniform, and managed to enroll there as well. Luckily for her she gets the same dorm room as him. She secretly plans to love him, while he is in the dust. Or is he?
The story revolves around these two main characters and how Mizuki gets into all sorts of situations where she is almost revealed, but luckily Sano is there to subtlely lead her away ^o^, and they slowly fall in love thinking that the other does not know their true feelings for eachother.

I give the story a 4 because most of the story is good, but the consistent way how Mizuki gets into trouble and Sano saving her is, although heart-thrilling, the same dull scenario. The story does catch its slow strides, most of it has humor, cute romance, some gay themes (no graphics at all!), and it is very enjoyable at the very least.
There is an array of different characters who come out, who all have chemistry and interact with eachother very nicely. There is also very good character development in both drawing and personality. I loved the characters, more some than others though.
Drawing Style
Omgosh! I fell in love with the drawing. I am a very picky manga reader who only goes for the pretty mangas, which are pleasing to the eye... and this is one of them. Although I must say that once I went back to read it the 2nd time, i noticed that the characters look much better as the manga progresses (since this is Nakajo sensei's first real manga SERIES) and DO they turn gorgeeooouus! Most of it is very clearly drawn, and form follows function (active page layouts that fit scene and very calm layouts for the emotional). You just gotta see it at least for the drawings, i'll leave it at that.
Since I'm a picky manga reader i might have counted down on some parts, and just because the manga DID drag toward the end, i'll give enjoyment a 4.
But....overall, this is a great manga~ you should not lay on my picky criticisms. hehe.
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you did a good job . Objective review ;) by elianthos on February 14th, 2007, 6:28am Rating: 5

The pros and cons of this series are hilighted very well, synopsis is good, without too many spoilers. Good language use and good points made too ^_^.
Aaand... I suggest you to read the manga of course
This Manga is the Best!!! by Anonymous on August 14th, 2005, 1:26pm Rating: 5

I love this manga i have read the series as far as i can go and i love it. I cant wait for the 7th one to come out. It is a great manga you should read it.
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