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Hibi Chouchou  
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Shibazeki Suiren is a stunningly beautiful girl. When she enters high school, most of her classmates are astonished by her beauty, but after noticing her quiet manners and lack of contact with anyone else except her friends Yuri and Aya, she receives the nickname "Takane no Hana", a beautiful flower but impossible to reach. However, after a fellow freshman called Kawasumi Kouha saves her from a persistent suitor, she finds herself mesmerized by him... as he's the only boy who won't look at her no matter what.


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12 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (758 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.85 / 10.0

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April 19th 2020, 7:45pm PST



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There's a big problem along the way  
by Idonotcare
July 28th, 2021, 8:17pm
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
Don't get me wrong, the innocent, shy couple they make is adorable, and there are other things this manga has that are refreshing in comparassion to the majority of shoujos out there, like the fact that Suiren is explicitly gorgeous in opposition to the "plain-looking" protagonist that still gets the hot guy, and the awkwardness between the the protagonists at first (although their love is based in love-at-first-sight). But there's something really concerning in the middle of the story, and that is that Suiren doesn't have a life. She doesn't have any kind of protagonism in her own damn story. You have all these other characters that have either some kind of personality and/or goal in life, like the guys who practice judo and are fully commited to that hobbie, but then you got Suiren that doesn't have anything. She has a normal family with no drama whatsoever, friends who accept her despite not saying a single word or communicate anything, doesn't have any kind of difficulty in school (be that bullying or accademic related), and the worst part of all: she doesn't have a single goal in life. All she does is chasing her boyfriend and cheer on him in every single tournament he has. Like, good for him, but at least make her do something for herself, IDK, make her have a hobbie, search what she can do or what's she's good at. But instead, she turns into a guest on her own manga. It really pissed me off. Once you realize this, it's downhill.

... Last updated on August 4th, 2021, 6:26am
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Not your usual shoujo  
May 11th, 2020, 3:49am
Rating: N/A
You know how in most shoujo stories, there will always be that main character who extremely likes the other main then chasing will happen until that other main falls in love too? Or if that ain't the case, the two leads falls in love with each other and suddenly becomes together in just a few chapters? Take this story differently.

Such purity and innocence. Too many cute scenes. It's a refreshing read. I still have a lot more to say but I'd end up spoiling adorable stuff. Try this!
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from r/manga  
by r/mangaReviews
September 30th, 2019, 7:26pm
Rating: N/A
>A_WILD_CUNT_APPEARED (Known status: C)
Loved the both of the protagonists but felt the chemistry was a little weak between both of them. Still would recommend cause man the female mc is cuteness personafied. 8/10
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Aya got gypped.  
by ghost_kun
June 5th, 2019, 12:09pm
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
This was pretty interesting in the beginning, but after about 30ish chapters, it got pretty repetitive. A lot of the romance seems to be based off of the love-at-first-sight trope too. A lot of the characters had a really good base, but it went nowhere because there really wasn't any character growth.
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The best romance I felt was between Sayuri and Daisuke. Mina and Ryousuke was decent too. I do like how Aya became aware of her feelings, but was also mature enough to no interfere with a stable relationship. But I'm so mad that Aya didn't get anybody in the end, not even as an extra! I don't understand why Koharu had so much plot alloted to her. She was the love rival and somehow that meant she gets a lot of screen time, but her way of falling in love was so shallow!

Atohiro is actually gay for Kawasumi. That was seriously the vibe the whole stupid triangle gave off for that entire arc. He's just in denial which is how he supposedly fell in love with Suiren so fast. That is the only thing that made sense to me. That there was the extra in the end where he ends up with Koharu was soooo annoying! Grr.

Also, I wish there was more on Ichi, Kawasumi's older brother. He seemed like he'd be a pretty cool character, but he got basically nothing.

Support Aya and Ichi!
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Such a cute couple  
by SangMo
August 12th, 2017, 2:19pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
Kawasumi and Suiren are one of the cutest couples I've seen. I love how they were both shy innocent people. The only character I hated was

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Atohira. He is such a shitty friend to Kawasumi. He tries to make a move on Suiren multiple times and even acts like a prick when Kawasumi tells him to stop.
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Dropped at Chapter 36  
by follybaby
July 11th, 2017, 2:16pm
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
The art is beautiful and the characters are cute. Like others have mentioned, it's just a very slow romance-- the main characters are very shy. I imagine that some folks enjoy that type of storyline but it's not my cup of tea and I had to call it quits after 36 chapters.

... Last updated on July 11th, 2017, 2:18pm
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So much awkward silences..  
by plaiin
April 22nd, 2017, 8:11pm
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
It was weird and the side characters were really pushy.. the main character literally can't speak a word to each other, and the main girl is essentially a beautiful mute. It really irritated me when they went to meet up but then the "friends" would suddenly and randomly intrude and then ask extremely rude questions (yeah I'm talking bout the karate rival). The only reason she gets away with everything hinges on her beauty. Why is she a mute? Because she gets too much attention since she's so pretty. Why does he like her? Her beauty. Why does he put up with silence? Her prettiness. Like literally weeks past and she's only spoken a few words to him. Everyone in the manga is unreasonable and illogical. None of this would happen in real life and it's only saving point is its art.
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Sweet and Refreshing  
by RagDollFairy
February 3rd, 2017, 5:48pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
I really loved this manga and haven't come across anything quite like it before. It is long enough for you to be able to get to know the characters for the most part, and the characters for the most part are likable. If you're looking for a sweet and refreshing manga I would definitely give this manga a shot.
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So unbelievably cute, it hurts  
by fovika
September 9th, 2016, 2:42pm
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
So freaking cute! The (EXTREMELY) slow romance is super refreshing. And the best part it has no "typical" shoujo misunderstandings (aka no third wheels that completely screw up the main couple or odd misunderstandings that take 8 chapters to realize it was a misunderstanding). It's a couple that slowly come together and stay together. They talk things out, they try to understand, and they work things out together. Like a couple should.

I unfortunately only have one issue with it, and that's that the kiss scene(s) is not great.
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The mangaka has such great build up to sweet moments (like when they hug or the love confession(s)), but the kiss scene is just... boring. It has a build up, it has a aftermath, but the frame itself, just does nothing for me. Either of them (the MCs and the SCs scene). And that totally sucks.

But seriously the sweetness and cuteness of this couple is just on total overload, it's amazing to read. From the first page to the last the MC is just as well drawn and cute. It's a couple that has been a pleasure to watch develop.
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Well, maybe not for everyone, but it is very refreshing  
by symuri
December 15th, 2015, 10:07am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I love Hibi Chouchou mainly for its characters and by how the story is drawn. I think their character actually more interisting than most shoujo. Suiren dan Kawasumi both quiet but not cool type, which is rare. They were not talking, but their feeling could conveyed directly to reader’s heart. Their character are plain, but not pitiful. Something that the readers could sympathize and admire at the same time.

Their lack of communication is their problem to be solved. Really different from typical shoujo manga when they have communication problem, they will cry, angry and maybe shout “you don’t understand my feeling at all!!”(meh). Both Suiren and Kawasumi understand they are still don’t understand each other. They choose just take time to understand each other. They weren’t hoping sudden development, “doki doki” moment, and other romance’s things, and because of that there were none. It is more reasonable because they love each other not because they fall in love with the concept of love itself first. They just love each other. So pure. So cute. So refreshing.

Aya-chan who had “unwanted love”, the friendship between the girls and the boys, rivalry between Kawasumi and Atohira, etc. are also something that the readers could sympathize and admire at the same time.

... Last updated on December 15th, 2015, 10:09am
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