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Saboten no Himitsu  
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From Viz:

Miku Yamada has a longtime crush on classmate Kyohei Fujioka. But no matter how many times she tries to show him how she feels, clueless Kyohei just doesn't get it. Frustrated, Miku gives up on him, only to have him start calling her "Cactus" for being prickly when he's around. Will Kyohei ever figure out Cactus's secret?

- Includes other stories:

Okosama Brat
Taishi stays at Rie's house because his parents work overtime. Rie thought that he was actually her real brother! Now, Taishi says that she's "idiotic now and then". People think of Taishi as cool and mature, but Rie knows that he's just a brat inside...

Sono Saki no Sweet
Hidaka Mao was confessed to by her crush Chihiro-kun in junior high, but as soon as they started going out, she became unable to communicate with him. She is still confused about her feelings, but will this year's Valentine's day bring them together again!?


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Associated Names
Bí mật xương rồng
Cactus' Secret
Crazy little Cactus (German)
Haruta Nikki
Okosama Brat
Sono Saki no Sweet
The Secret of Cactus

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.16-17 (end) by StarryHeaven over 10 years ago
v.4 c.15v2 by StarryHeaven over 10 years ago
v.3 c.14v2 by StarryHeaven over 10 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (502 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.73 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 14th 2016, 10:30am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Ribon (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (4 Volumes - Complete)

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3 Month Pos #2379 increased(+869)
6 Month Pos #4005 increased(+318)
Year Pos #4590 increased(+716)

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On 361 wish lists
On 1984 completed lists
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Took a Dive   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by NoOneSpecial75
January 3rd, 2015, 6:22pm
The first half is cute and shows promise, but things get flipped on their head in volume 3. A main character falls out of the story with no explanations, existing characters have their personalities and pasts changed… I wonder if her editor changed halfway and the new one hadn't even bothered to read the chapters??
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I wasn't feeling this one...   
Rating: 7.1 / 10.0
by Tobuay
November 15th, 2014, 6:00pm
The cliche dense guy and the girl that is infatuated with him... I know that most of the time "love is blind" but this one takes the cake for that saying.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Usually you can see characteristics in the characters that will help the reader identify why the main character likes them. There are some but mostly I just saw negatives. Anyways in the end it just seems like the plot was half-assed. Random rivals are introduced then disgarded after they are done advancing the plot. The ending didn't make me feel that this was romance either.
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this was awesome Q.Q   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by HummingBird0o
July 2nd, 2013, 6:48pm
seriously this is one of the rare good manga that i enjoy >.< it was interesting ^^ but i felt the last chapter wasn't the last :l they didn't saw her in college or what will happen to Fujiok after they graduate from school .. but it was really good ^^

... Last updated on May 10th, 2014, 5:08pm
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Got Interesting   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Sphear
September 8th, 2012, 7:25pm
I started this manga with low expectations, since I wasn't too much of a fan of this mangaka. It started off like the usual - eye rolling, fluffy story with a cast of stereotypical characters. As the story progressed, however, the mangaka was able to add something more to the characters, and they felt a bit more complete.

Most of the manga was filled with ridiculous love triangles and that usual exaggeration of highschool life, but when it came to the end, it really managed to make the manga more serious despite the dumb elements the mangaka had added previously.

The ending for me, was really what made this a little more worth reading...but I could've managed just from the good humour in the manga.

... Last updated on September 8th, 2012, 7:29pm
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It got better after some time   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Aiomi
April 18th, 2010, 9:26am
Though I read this like 2 years ago I can still remember that I totally enjoyed this in the end. At the beginning I thought that Miku was really annoying, because she had no patience with the guy and got mad at every single word he said... I couldn't really understand why she loved him if everything he said made her angry, but if I remember correctly she changed for the better and the manga didn't mainly consist of her always freaking out in the end. I have read far better mangas, but at least this one wasn't a waste of time and I didn't regret reading it.
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Like it   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Miss. Hayley
December 13th, 2008, 4:05am
I must say, I truly did like it. I did.

It had the usual 'shoujo' elements and was rather predictable but the art was very pretty ^^

And, such LOL moments xD But, when they started going out, all the fun disappeared, and it was all sad and angsty.

They should've ended it with them going out, and it would've be far better. And, it wasn't even an official ending. They could've had a timeskip, so we see what happened to them, what job they have etc.

Worth a Read if you have plenty of time to spare ~

... Last updated on December 13th, 2008, 4:06am
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Nice but not the best   
Rating: N/A
by xxamayaxx
August 6th, 2008, 2:50pm
I really loved the first 3 volumes of this manga, but I felt the rushed and unfinished ending was a real let down, I enjoyed the beginning as the boy was completely clueless! but now when I go back to read it, I just don't bother finishing it because I feel that it wasn't completely complete.
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Very funny lol   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lovermanga
July 22nd, 2008, 12:05pm
This manga is hella funny, I mean the style of drwain, its hilarious, its jst made me laugh... u know lol Anyway this series is pretty great, i enjoyed readin it altho im not satisfied with the ending. The endin turned out pretty sweet, but not that good tho. I hope the author will make a season 2 for this, like u know, bout the future... etc..wen she goes to M.U and therr both separate, lot of things could happen betweent em, the author could turn this manga into like much more awesome and perhaps longer.. u know... Anyway try and read it lol xD

... Last updated on July 22nd, 2008, 12:06pm
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If you need a pick-me-up....   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Kailene
June 24th, 2008, 6:18pm
First, Critiques:
I didn't like the ending, the originality was basically non-existant, and the guy was too dumb to be believable

That aside, the art was pretty, and I found myself giggling at the expressions that the artist could draw. I'm a sucker for romantic shoujo, and while this doesn't reach the top of my list, it would still suffice if you needed something just plain fluffy. If you want a more intense/deep story, however, it's not for you~

Peace, out~
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Abby_Rei
June 12th, 2008, 8:20pm
It was really sweet. I...
cried a bit. <.< >.> *hides in a corner*
But her hallucinations and her imagination cracked me up.
Fujioka...>.> Mm, what a dense boy sometimes, but I'm glad that he's trying really hard.
[HUUUUGE SPOILER] I didn't really like the end, though. I usually don't like endings that have those "I'll still love you no matter where you are." Especially if they're young. But it did show how much he loves, her so it can be different. I'll use my imagination. [End of HUUUUUGE SPOILER] smile

I recommend to EVERYONE. *big thumbs up*
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