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Hibi Chouchou  
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Description
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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Associated Names
Ali di Farfalla
Daily Butterfly
Mariposa del Día
يوميات فراشة
ปล่อยหัวใจโบยบินดั่งผีเสื้อ
日々蝶々
日日蝶蝶
매일나비(히비쵸쵸)

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Day of the River
Freewheeling Scanlations
Last Heaven
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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.Extra 1 by Shoujo Sense about 1 year ago
v.11 c.75 by Shoujo Sense about 1 year ago
v.12 c.75.1 by Freewheeling Scanlations over 2 years ago
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in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

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Yes

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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (717 votes)
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Year
2012

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Serialized In (magazine)
Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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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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life  
by mia-ko-maya
December 10th, 2015, 7:41pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
It's just so sincere and calm....It made me step back and review my life .... why am I getting so emotional.
I think it was beautiful. Thank you.

... Last updated on December 10th, 2015, 7:42pm
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Very pretty, but not interesting.  
by Reealt
July 8th, 2015, 9:16am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
It's a very pretty art style, but that's it. Very stereotypical shoujo ups and downs. The lack of communication is because neither of the characters can communicate. The main characters are rather shallow, without any good reason for why they're attracted to each other, except maybe Suiren being very pretty.

To sum up, the two characters can't talk for shit (even when they figure out it's mutual love, the male lead is like, what is dating?? how to date) and are flatter characterwise than a sheet of paper.

TL;DR: Beautiful art, cutesy, but the plot is shallower than I am and that's saying something.
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almost dream-like, sort of "romantic" pacing  
by achu3p
June 26th, 2015, 1:33pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
It's very slow/non existent development, and everything sort of just - happens! The characters are also more 2D because of that. For people who prefer more realistic developments and would prefer a faster pace, this isn't the manga for you. Yet, there's something rather dreamy about how the manga plays out, and I'm sure the pretty art helps with that - the pacing almost reminds me of Taiyou no Ie, but it's...better. It's gentle. The slow but also somewhat random developments between characters and relationships is old school, and that's not a bad thing - it resembles the romantic daydreams of a stereotypical school girl, you know? Or another way to describe it - those old dating sims where target-MC interaction is low, but the romance blossoms just by seeing each other however briefly. It's not realistic at all - but once in a while, something as silly as this sort of romance is cute.

To be more critical, the way the characters treat each other can be problematic and unhealthy, although it's not quite a surprise (not an excuse, but Japan has a much different culture and therefore much different takes on gender roles/relationships/etc - unfortunate, but true). In more recent chapters, it seems that they're take steps to know exactly what their relationship is like and how they will work it out, I'm a little happy. The girl seems to remain as dependent as ever! Sometimes, that's not quite a bad thing, and it makes sense considering she's extremely shy/possibly insecure (I, uh, relate, unfortunately, to both), but through both feminist and literary lens? Hopefully she'll become more independent & decisive (and there are few signs here and there that she is), because that would make a truly great story. (But, as said before, the plot is just shallow, but with romantic daydream quality.)

... Last updated on July 22nd, 2015, 12:29pm
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