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Koibana! - Koiseyo Hanabi  
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Meet Hanabi Marui, our heroine who hates boys more than anything in the world!! When she has to decide which high school to apply to, she does it without giving it any thought – it’s going to be an all-girls school! However, life’s not always as easy. Due to a sudden fever she misses the entrance exam and ends up going to a school that consists of mostly boys! How will Hanabi deal with this situation…?


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Associated Names
コイバナ! 恋せよ花火
Koibana - L'amour malgré tout (French)
Koibana! Koiseyo Hanabi
Love Story! Fall in Love, Hanabi

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.67 (end) by Misty Rain Scans 5 months ago
v.10 c.65-66 by Misty Rain Scans 5 months ago
v.10 c.64 by Misty Rain Scans 6 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7 / 10.0 (417 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.98 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 31st 2017, 11:26am PST



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Margaret (Shueisha)

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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by svines85
September 8th, 2017, 8:04am
I enjoyed it........hey, this is a shoujo romance, and it's not just a "first love" story line, it has multiple first love story lines going on with a significant number of main and side characters. If "angst" in maybe more than average amounts is going to be a problem for anyone considering reading it........yeah, this one might not be for you. It's got quite a number of complicated characters....well, what am I saying, almost all the characters have some amount of complexity........if you're going to read it you'll just have to resolve to ride the storm waves biggrin

As I said, I enjoyed it, a good, well-told story that was consistent in content and approach from start to finish.
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Teabag
January 31st, 2017, 7:15pm
THIS GIRL... I honestly read around 5 or 6 chapters and dropped it right after. This protagonist is almost the "crush" of 2 or more guys, but she has no redeeming characteristics. Seriously, she is pretty dense too... which makes situations much worse. Oh well, I guess it's not my cup of tea. And Uno Chikai plays a model for a "not too great" kind of relationship.

... Last updated on January 31st, 2017, 7:19pm
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Snowytimes
April 10th, 2016, 7:49pm
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Sometimes Id find myself liking the main character. She is cute and determined and loves her friends but she is also stupid. And likes a jerk dude who plays with her heart and his girlfriend's just to satisfy how cool he thinks he is. I also get sick of the whole Hanabi is his dog jokes. They are very demeaning and get old fast. Of course Hanabi doesnt understand this and loves him anyway. I couldnt stomach to finish it. Read this if you dont care that its sexist, has a dislikable male lead and portrays unhealthy relationships
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Stuck on chapter 11   
Rating: N/A
by Cheribae
April 10th, 2012, 9:46pm
After chapter 10, it felt like it was missing a couple of chapters.. I don't know if that's a mistake or if it was on purpose, but I didn't want to continue reading it like that. I tried to, but it bothered me too much.

Two things I did not like about the manga:

1. Their classes are like club activity classes..? I don't know how to explain, but it felt like they don't have any core classes (math, science, etc.) Like their main classes are cooking, construction, business and whatever. It felt like they're already taking college programs. And seriously..what is up with the love class? -_____-"

2. The cause/reason for her phobia is pretty weak. I can understand why she hates it, but to react so extremely towards their voice, hair, and other things is a bit too much.

It felt so unrealistic. I also don't like how the mangaka developed the relationship between Hanabi and Chikai. Story is alright from what I read so far.

... Last updated on April 10th, 2012, 9:54pm
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Lack of sensible/likable characters   
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by lollizees
December 19th, 2011, 10:49pm
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This whole manga..honestly is just a bunch of nonsense.
First of all. She OBVIOUSLY doesn't have a guy phobia if she keeps blushing every time she's around Chikai. Then, she get's rid of her hate for men so easily after realizing she's in love with Chikai. A guy with such an unlikeable personality. I mean, he's such a narcissist! So conceited. He didn't even think that it was wrong of him to make someone else fall for him while he already had a girl friend. He was just so full of himself that he couldn't bear to see a girl who couldn't fall for him. And then when the girl fell for him he kept saying that he had a girl friend. Oh yea, because telling her now will do any good. And even when he breaks up with his girl for Hanabi..uggh! Hanabi and chikai..their whole relationship to just SO unnatural. like they starting hanging out right after yukine and him broke up. I really don't think they have any chemistry. and I also think that Hanabi just jumped at the opportunity to date him. Maybe her personality really is like a puppy.
anyway it wasn't terrible to read. I just..don't really like the characters I guess. And the whole flirting even though he's already in a relationship. and Hanabi being the cause of the break up. And how their whole thing is just so unnatural. well to me anyways. ick.
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Potential gone   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by turnip head
August 2nd, 2011, 5:14am
The transition from man-hater to girl-in-love was not smoothly done. Hanabi isn't well-developed enough to carry the weight of a phobia and all we see of the male lead is his jerky side. Any good in him is assumed. He treats her badly; she falls into her emotions and discards rational thought.

Emotional diarrhea seems like a pothole a lot of shoujo manga falls into. Shame.
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character killing event   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by ravensdark
February 15th, 2011, 9:50pm
I liked the guy hating phobia girl and her problems. I did not even mind the main guy. It started out good and then at one event you end up killing all of the constancy of the characters. He taunts her saying that he sees that she is prejudice by gender and she denies it. She should have boldly said "YES, I HATE GUYS." This one event killed the consistency of her character, opening the easy path for Chikai to win her over. A phobia or strong hatred is not going to be that easy to overcome. I find it very distasteful that her character was remodeled midstream.

Additionally the whole thing with the teacher was plain stupid. In her case she should have just ignored the assignment and taken a failing grade and then gone to the principle and complained.

... Last updated on February 15th, 2011, 9:52pm
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I like it   
Rating: N/A
by supersuggs
January 12th, 2011, 9:52pm
I see where the people that say that the guy is being a jerk and her falling in love with him anyway are coming from but I dont think thats whats going on. From what I saw, he fell in love with her too and hasn't realized it yet and uses the excuse of teasing her to be around her more. I've enjoyed the series so far and look forward to more chapters. Also the artwork is really good.
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just a comment from me   
Rating: N/A
by LanVeLDeaR
October 7th, 2010, 9:47pm
wellllll at first i think this manga is kinda funny. the way Chikai trying so hard to make hanabi charmed by his handsomeness. but then when hanabi start to fall in love with chikai, chikai friend revealed that chikai already have this beautiful and nice girlfriend. To add it up Chikai seems to be very affectionate to this girl. What i am saying is.. why the hell is he trying so hard to make hanabi fall in love with him but in the end he was just gonna go and reject her too? He treats her like crap and it is not cool at all!!!
well i know and i thinks everybody knows since this is a shoujo manga, that in the end the guy n girl MC will end up together but still doesnt this guy kinda pissed u off? i was like DUDE just dont go near her anymore. What makes me more annoyed that this girl is saying 'falling in love is like riding a bicycle? without a break' GO FIX THAT BICYCLE!!!! i think stupidity is not cute and is need to be cured. what was it with this girl knowing this boy already have a girlfriend but still feeling above the clouds and very accepting to her pain. i mean does she even realize that she is a third wheel? duh!!! well maybe later on we'll find out the guy MC girlfriend is a jerk or maybe she is sick. but still she is a third whell and will be kicked by a horse later on by meddling in someone else love!!!!
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From Good to Bad   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Molenir
January 19th, 2010, 8:00pm
I originally thought this was a good manga. I read the first few chapters and really enjoyed a guy hating girl. I assumed we'd eventually find out the reason for this phobia, and perhaps see her eventually overcome it. However the story develops in such a way, that her phobia becomes a joke. Her dislike of guys is cured by 1 guy, who she falls in love with. But the way it works the message seems to be, treat a girl like crap, and she'll like you. Because thats precisely what happens. The guy is a dirtbag, constantly belittling her, and of course, this makes her fall in love with him. This kind of storytelling is just too irritating. Once it becomes obvious which way the story is going, its was longer worth bothering with. Once the main character loses her guy phobia, theres nothing left to the story. You might read the first few chapters, but after about chapter 6, I'd say just drop it. Its no longer worth your time.
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