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Hana no Mizo Shiru  
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Arikawa Youichi's life at university is going just fine. He isn't having any trouble with his classes, he has plenty of friends, and even a cute girlfriend named Kanami. Then the day comes where he meets Misaki. Misaki Shouta is a reserved, stand offish fellow but for some reason, Youichi can't seem to get him out of his mind. In fact, he can't seem to stay away. When he lands a job working in the lab with Misaki, it seems more than just the flowers are about to bloom. But will they recognise their emotions for what they are, and have the courage to accept it?


Related Series
Hana no Miyako de (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
Только Цветок Знает
꽃만이 안다b
Hana Nomizo Shiru
Only the Flower Knows
Só as Flores Sabem
Sólo la Flor lo Sabe
Seule la fleur sait (French)
Solo i Fiori Sanno...(Italian)
Tylko kwiaty wiedzą (Polish)

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Alterity Scans
Catandmouse Scans
Fujoshi Ninja

Latest Release(s)
c.Drama CD Extra by Ikahomine (1018d ago)
v.3 c.10 by Fujoshi Ninja (877d ago)
v.2 c.9 by Fujoshi Ninja (877d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (714 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.61 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 17th 2017, 1:52pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Craft (Taiyo Tosho)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
DMP (1 volume; Dropped; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #628 increased(+196)
Monthly Pos #1434 (No change)
3 Month Pos #1613 decreased(-29)
6 Month Pos #1758 decreased(-9)

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On 469 wish lists
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Higher expectations   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by QuinnLee
October 18th, 2013, 5:20pm
I realise that the mangaka for this only did the illustrations for Seven Days, but I still had higher expectations because its my belief that people with who take a novel and make it into manga form will generally add a little bit of their style into it (other than just the art).

If I wasn't comparing this to Seven Days, then the manga would be above average. But some of the plotline has been rehashed quite abit in this genre so it isn't unique enough to make it stand out and above the rest.

The sincerity of the main male character was very appealing. I like how he approached the uke. The downfall had to be they had too many manga tropes.
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Nice and cute   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by kvicka
October 11th, 2013, 12:53pm
Another sweet manga which left you with warm feelings ^.^
With Seven Days it's one of my most favourite manga.
(Lowering down the rating about 0,1 point down just for little confusing beginning.)
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the first yaoi manga that satisfy me   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ichigosawada
September 23rd, 2013, 10:54pm
rather than sex scenes and showing richy dreamy ways,i prefer this kind of manga.....plot,art and characters are so realistic and heart touching.....only thing to say is it only has 3 volumes
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Completely in love with this manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by caexanki
May 22nd, 2013, 1:03pm
The storyline may be a bit predictable to some people, but in all honesty that didn't affect me at all. I loved both of the male characters, and found the manga as a whole so sweet and gorgeous. I may be a bit biased since the art is so well drawn, but I really loved everything about this manga ^^
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Good manga but not the best.   
Rating: 7.7 / 10.0
by Namiya
January 30th, 2013, 2:04am
It's a good solid manga, one of those that neither has a big plot nor much drama or anything else... it's just a very simple love story.
I like the art and the characters and it was an enjoyable read but I wouldn't count this as the best manga I've ever read or anything either... however I do see the appeal Takarai Rihito has for Yaoi beginners. This is one of the better works to read if you are just starting with Yaoi and want something easy to follow and will leave you with a positive feeling.
Personally for me it was lacking something though and I'm looking for more in manga, a story that can truly move me, characters that I can go crazy over or just really well conveyed emotions.
This manga has a little bit of everything but doesn't convince me as a whole.

If you are looking for something sweet and light, without much difficult themes then give it a read.
It's not something to stay in your head forever though.

... Last updated on January 30th, 2013, 2:07am
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don't know   
Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
by tekiteki
October 17th, 2012, 11:25am
The art style reminded me about "Seven Days", and of course it turned out to be drawn by the same mangaka ^_^. But "Hana no Mizo Shiru" is a lot better (for there is a gap in two years between them, and mangaka improved since then). I was actually going to give it 8, but the story appeared to be rather simple and predictable. Still nice though. Oh, and I appreciate all the efforts of scanlator groups, mostly because of their cute messages throughout the manga ^-^.

... Last updated on October 17th, 2012, 11:26am
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love this mangaka   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by blu_papillon
September 21st, 2012, 8:36am
she writes such great stories! I love that the seme is just as crazy about the uke as the uke is crazy about him (if not more so)! And the sexy scenes were just amazing. I haven't seen that drawn with so much feeling and depth in a while (and I read a LOT of yaoi). I'd definitely recommend. Now I want to go re-read Seven Days (again). Such beautiful art. So cute!

... Last updated on October 7th, 2012, 6:41pm
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Pretty average   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by harunomasu
August 24th, 2012, 11:45pm
An okay manga, not very simple and yet not very dark either. We can already guessed that how the story would be. I can even guess Misaki's past just from some flashback. It's obvious but it's very enjoyable so I can turn a blind eye to the obviousness.

I really like Arikawa's personality. I think all semes should be just like him.
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Yeah, it deserves some credit   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by letterbee96
August 23rd, 2012, 7:17am
Its believable in my opinion. I mean most Yaoi these days are uke gets raped, uke falls for seme for whatever f**king unlogical reason! *sigh*
But this manga is refreshing and sweet~ The seme is such a sweetheart while the uke is just so timid and naive but still shows a serious composure. I love the idea of flowers and plants as the theme! It's so fitting!
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Great piece of work !   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Colourful Jack
July 8th, 2012, 7:31am
One of the best manga I've ever read ! I love the art, I think it improved since Seven Days and the story is beautiful. I lent the first volume to my friends and they ended up wanting more~!
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