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Spotted Flower  
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It's about the married life between a newlywed working otaku and his pregnant wife.


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Spotted Flower~2人的幸福生活~

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c.23 by Maigo over 3 years ago
c.22 by Maigo over 3 years ago
c.21.5 by Maigo over 3 years ago
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4 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (184 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.27 / 10.0

Last Updated
March 8th 2020, 6:25am PST



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Rakuen Le Paradis (Hakusensha)

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3 chapters in  
by Famas
July 18th, 2011, 6:05pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Hilarious. Pregnant wife is either making illogical claims blaming her poor husband or tries to make him have sex with her (Him: well I heard there are that sort of porn... Her: at least call it normal porn, bastard!). But it's very sweet - a young happy family. Extra bonus is characters being from "genshiken" manga (Madarame and Saki). Very nice title, I'll definitely follow it.
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Also Not Genshiken  
by contrasena
February 10th, 2018, 9:49pm
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
Well. Genshiken ended somehow and was acceptable.

This turned to be an alternative universe.

What comes after the last english-scanlated chapter (21.5) was the worst. It went from 10 to 1.
Not because what the characters are. Not for what the characters did themselves (or how or even where). All of that doesn't really matter to me.... But WHEN they did it and for what ONE character did to his family.
It was OUT of character in my opinion. And another slap in the face to the fans (of Genshiken)

And it can be even worse in the future!!!! Nothing can fix this.

... Last updated on February 10th, 2018, 10:25pm
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Romance and drama??? [Spoil]  
by Ajmi
July 16th, 2019, 8:33am
Rating: N/A
Have you read the 22-23 chapter yet?
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
OMG!!!! I was really shocked. I do like BL (boys' love), but I can't stand on cheating. After your wife give birth to your child? Seriously??? I was kind of regreting reading this one :((( My heart broke so suddenly. I wonder how it will end and how the author will deal this drama
I sure there will be more drame like that.
However, I am looking forward to a happy ending :"(
I don't know this author but 3 vollumn for more than 10 years seems so long :v
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by morphin007
July 4th, 2014, 3:12am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
This slice of life is pretty nice and funny =)
I don't see why people critize it because it's related to Genshiken.
Ok it's clearly related to it, but from what I see, it's more like a tease in a possible futur for Madarame and Saki than anything else and it's not like we'll know before Genshiken end if it's the real futur.
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by NFKira
May 29th, 2020, 8:57am
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
Some weird alternative version of genshiken future(even if author says it's not) about coc*less men that women likes(for some weird reason). I would believe in isekai more than this bull$#it story.
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This is not about Saki  
by hellofriend
April 2nd, 2018, 5:37pm
Rating: N/A
On chapter 20 they even joke about the name Saki when the grandma is helping with naming the baby by saying " you have to know there's an actual manga that uses that name", then they name the baby saki, proving the wife isnt named saki herself or they wouldnt have even mentioned another manga using the name (this is just a common sense thing here, would completely make the saki being in another manga part pointless in the rest of the dialogue they had in them panels if the mothers name was saki, i'm sure she didnt forget her own name). You will see alot of these little jokes and referencing genshiken, in the spotted flower cause that is what the author was going for since genshiken is his most famous manga

In this interview the author is asked this question
What is the relation between your other manga "Spotted Flower" and Genshiken?

Hm? There isn't one.

...And that is my official statement.

The title name was just a playful idea that I came up with after creating the concept of the couple and noticing them feeling very familiar to me. I'm honestly not sure what to do with the big reaction that it ended up getting from the fans afterwards.

Even from the planning stage, there was no intention of making the two titles related in any way. The idea never even came up during discussion with my editor either. himoku-kio/.84036 interview link

Im sorry for the people who were hoping it was them two, but the author himself has confirmed multiple times that they arent the same characters. I can really tell by looking at pictures of these 2 female characters (Saki and the wife) side by side that they look nothing alike in anyway. Even if they are much older there is no way they would look as different as they do in spotted flower. This is Saki at the end of the last manga Here is the wife in spotted flower

They dont even look anything alike, if the wife looks like anyone, it would be Chika Ogiue end of genshiken manga and here are 2 animated pictures of ogiue, Ogiue definitely looks more like the wife then Saki

This is a picture of the husband, again no way a sane person can look at that and say he is madarame (the husband doesnt even have madarame trademark snaggle tooth that is always hanging out and there are plenty of wide open mouth shots in this manga, the dot sized pupils ( anyone that has read genshiken and watched the anime know what i mean, his pupils are almost literally a dot, maybe 2 dots on top of each other) that are also a trademark of madarame look, and only a few spots does he even remotely look like madarame, mostly when he is looking to be in a panic)

This is a colored picture of the husband and wife from vol 2 extra, you seriously trying to say these 2 are madarame and saki, come on really.
This is the 2 color picture of saki from anime from manga, not only do they not look alike but saki has good size tits in both the manga and anime while the wife in spotted flower is flat chested til she gets pregnant and even then they aren't that big.

Here is Sue in the same anime outfit (saki isnt the only character to ever wear that cosplay)

This is the author at a signing, you cant see his face, but by his build and even the glasses (look just like the husbands) you can tell he probably draws atleast 1 character after himself atleast a little, that could be why some characters look similar even though they are different characters. For example, i could take an entire character from one manga and put them in another with a different name and backstory, then bam not the same character even though carbine copy -em-fotos/

When it comes to the same manga artist, alot of their characters end up looking like each other, that is just the way it is for most of the artists, it is easier sometimes to just throw a face that you are use to put some different eyes, hair, etc on them and call it another character and that is what happened here, as much as some people want it, this is not saki and madarame, again sorry to disappoint.

Here is a picture of his newest manga Hashikki Ensemble, but these characters have names and guess who they look like, as you can see here he recycles characters features but with a different name and backstory, these characters are no longer the same just like the spotted characters. Just more proof that the characters in spotted flower and genshiken are not the same, just recycled features ( which again the wife looks nothing like saki and more in line with Ogiue if she was based off someone from genshiken)

He relates to ogiue in this interview where he says she is based on him and his experiences giving more credibility to him using her as a base for the wife not saki nshiken-kio-shimoku-and-the-otaku-soul.html ( just use find and type in ogiue name if you dont want to read whole interview) Shimoku is the author btw if you didnt know when you read the questions

I know there are some shippers for them two here and if that is what you want to imagine i say go for it, but putting false info on a manga page and confusing new readers isnt the right way to do things, when you put all the facts together without rose tinted glasses this manga is clearly neither a Alternate universe nor the actually characters from genshiken.
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by HuhWhat
September 30th, 2012, 8:55pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
I have trouble deciding whether this deserves an 8 or a 5.

If I treat it as a standalone manga about the hilarious antics of a pregnant wife and an otaku husband, then I find this to be a fairly enjoyable series. I would be willing to give this a passing 6/10 even, perhaps.

However, if I approach it as an off-shoot future in the Genshiken timeline, then I am confronted with conflicting emotions. One part of me reminds myself that all this silly loveliness is just an attempt at appeasing the fans who were hoping for a Madarame and Kousaka pairing; and that this couldn't actually happen. The other wishes and hopes a deadbeat like Madarame could hook up and impregnate the stylish Kousaka. There is also the possibility that even if the main characters were actually who I pray they are, all this is just an alternate universe and has no forbearing on what is to come in Genshiken.

Every now and then the mangaka likes to tease the readers by making references towards situations and events that only members (and devoted readers) of the Genshiken would know.

This manga is a goddamn cock tease.

... Last updated on September 30th, 2012, 8:57pm
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"I hope all otaku go extinct!"  
by enaikelt
June 7th, 2013, 8:22pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
Haha! I laughed so hard. I hadn't expected it to be as much about sex as it is - I honestly thought it was going to be a cutesy little newlywed manga. But that's okay, because it was definitely funny enough to make up for my expectations!
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Decent but the otaku-ness is just way overboard  
by moredrowsy
September 18th, 2015, 4:26pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
I'm sure anyone who's looking at this review will know the basic premise. The story is decent but the main character is just too pathetic. The whole series is about him rejecting his pregnant wife's sexual advances (she's at a 'safe' stage to have sex now) but after reading 11 chapters, the same jokes about him rejecting his wife ran dry and now he just looks fucking pathetic like making excuses left and right.

Aside from that, I guess it's pretty heartwarming but at the same time it their "married life" feels too fake.

... Last updated on September 18th, 2015, 4:45pm
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to the guy below  
by kevs926
October 12th, 2012, 1:18pm
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
dude first it's not kousaka x madarame. what you just said is totally yaoi.

anyway im totally against this development, how can kasukabe saki fall in love with that otaku? holy XXXX ive never thought so highly of Madarame as a male lead character who ends up with the main girls. If i can consider him as a main character, it's only because he is funny.

i can accept if sasahara or kousaka ends up with kasukabe but never madarame

... Last updated on October 12th, 2012, 1:22pm
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