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He is Europe's most sought after bachelor, worth over 10 billion in assets and the most handsome young master: Louis. Yet he fell in love with the Olympics Taekwondo Champion Lee Le Ting. So Louis tries all he can to get closer to her...


Related Series
Ingènuo (Prequel)

Associated Names
Hoa Hồng Thép
Steel Rose

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.33-36 (end) by Lila Wolves over 5 years ago
v.6 c.30-32 by Lila Wolves over 5 years ago
v.6 c.29 by Lila Wolves over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (126 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.63 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 10th 2017, 8:16am PST



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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
April 15th, 2008, 6:57pm
Usually i do not like to comment on mangas or manhwas that i have browsed through in just raw, because although i have a few dictionaries is still not enough for me to understand. This is one that i really wish for someone to pick it up and scantalate in english or at least get licensed so that i can read it thoroughly. It's a great story, much more complex than Ingenuo and it actually gives us a sort of sequel to it with a wonderful ending that will just make you smile like an idiot....or rather it did to me.
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Mixed feelings about female lead   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by anibebe
August 31st, 2012, 9:40pm
I'm a sucker for tall, cool and tough female leads - especially tsundere chracters. However... Lee Le Ting is downright rude, unreasonable and self-centered. Beniiro Hero's (Crimson Hero) Sumiyoshi Nobara is a lot more lovable in many aspects.
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Irritating heroine   
Rating: N/A
by kute_changmin
February 17th, 2012, 10:32am
I liked Leting in Ingenuo, maybe because she did not appear that much. In this series, she happens to be the main character, so she does appear a lot, and I am also fed up with her lack of social skill and reasoning even though I am only at vol 3. She is very unreasonable, illl tempered, and always abuses her physical strength. I know that no characterization is perfect, and Lulu is there to change her, but come on, this is a shoujo manga, if I (the reader) cannot feel the sympathy toward the main female lead then...In fact, the reason I read this manga is to find out more about the couple in Ingenuo as well as all the bromances evolving around Louis lol
That aside, I have no problem with the drawing. The drawing style might slightly change, but I'd rather take that as an improvement. I would wish for more drawing details though, because sometimes Ryan just photoshopped in pictures instead.
9/10 for drawing style
9/10 for the characterizations in general
2/10 for Leting characterization
100/10 for all the bromances lol

... Last updated on February 17th, 2012, 10:36am
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Hmmm...mix feelings.   
Rating: N/A
by Lija-chan
March 16th, 2011, 1:36am
I like it so far as the story goes.
But Ryan-sensei, is he losing his touch? I mean...I love his 1998 work, Ingènuo. I REALLY LOVED IT. I had even given it a 10 in terms of story and art.
But, I feel like the art has somehow dwindled. Lulu looked so much better when he was in Ingènuo. ; A; Same goes with Le Ting.
I was really into reading this coz the first time Lulu fell in love with Le Ting, I was already behind him, cheering him on. x'D

So the art really bothers me. /cries. Can I hope it becomes better later on? :'<

EDIT: So I've seen the raws...and the art goes back little by little by the end of volume 5. The art that I came to love from Ingènuo. Thank goodness. Coz...the way Lulu looked really bothered me. ; A; So thank goodness he started looking male again...and even Le Ting started looking more feminine as the chapters went on :'] (however, Lulu will remind you so much of Yung Jo with blonde hair later on x'P)
It's funny how I can relate to Ryan-sensei about thinking up xxx-stuff involving main-characters of your stories. I feel so guilty. xD Haha.

... Last updated on March 17th, 2011, 3:25am
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Only on Chapter 17   
Rating: N/A
by rvmr
June 19th, 2012, 12:23pm
I really love Steel Rose so far! I'm enjoying myself reading it. I've laughed out loud nearly every chapter, and when I try to explain words, I can't find any to describe Loulou and his antics! And Le Ting is such an old grandpa, it's hilarious. So stern! I can't wait to see where this goes.
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Rating: N/A
by Oriolidae
October 18th, 2008, 5:24pm
Just wanted to say that I'm looking forward to reading this manhua after I've finished Ingènuo. It's a really good story, so I have high expectations for this one too.

If you (person reading this right now?) haven't read Ingènuo yet, then that is a mistake. Be SURE to read Ingènuo if you're considering reading this project. I'll assure that you won't be disappointed.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by senpai notice meee
October 9th, 2015, 4:41am
I love the story.. But.. I really dislike the female lead.. She is just ill tempered, rude and never calm..
The male lead however is just too soft on her.
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Rating: N/A
by chichienu
September 1st, 2013, 11:22am
i've read so many commets about how feminine louise looks but i say it feits his querky and optimistic character...... the story was awesome although sometimes i kept wandering why le ting was always so angry and why she hated men but apart from that i really did enjoy it....
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Don't like the drawing   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by JHax9999
October 28th, 2008, 8:40am
I'm all for pretty looking bishies, but the main character looks like a woman.
It's hard for me to see him as a guy because he doesn't resemble a guy in anyway. Anyway, the story is kinds dull so I'm dropping this.
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