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Bara no Tame ni  
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Yuri Makurano is an unattractive girl who learns her mother is a famous actress named Shoko Hanai following her grandmother's death. Yuri begins to live with her mother's family which consists of three children named Sumire, Aoi, and Fuyo Hanayashiki. Yuri is treated as a maid at the household, eventually bonding with the family and builds up unrequited feelings for Sumire. Later, she comes to learn the only blood relation she has to the family is Aoi, her half brother.

Note: Won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo in 1994.


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Associated Names
من أجل الزهرة
장미를 위하여
Bara no Tameni
For The Rose
For the Sake of the Rose
Hoa Hồng Tóc Ngắn

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v.15 c.59 by Rpapo 2 months ago
v.15 c.58 by Rpapo 5 months ago
v.15 c.57 by Rpapo 8 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
9 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (340 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.24 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 12th 2017, 2:14pm PST



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Honest Opinion.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by slykid
January 4th, 2012, 12:40pm
U knoe what I actually didn't mind this , I new this wouldn't be a 'masterpeice' but I just couldn't bring my self to dare skip any chapters. I read up to chapters 1-25 properly then decided to rush read the rest because I felt like this manga is more for..hmm, die hard shoujo fans.

I hated the fact that the female lead loved a guy for one stupid odd reason and throughout the story continued to love him for no odd reason. I felt like the mangaka's reason as to why the female lead fell in love with the guy was just a cheap way to quickly give a reason why she would love such a guy ..he wasn't a bad guy or anything but I found him to have no personality and I was rather found of the younger brother ..

Anyway all in all it was ok although I don't quite understand why this is josei ??

... Last updated on January 4th, 2012, 12:48pm
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Lost potential   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by amilah
October 12th, 2011, 7:21pm
I originally really liked this story because the main female character isn't beautiful (and she doesn't go thorough any "transformation" that reveals that she was actually beautiful all along). I thought that the love story would unfold realistically and that there would be considerable character growth, unfortunately it ended up having some huge flaws.
My main beef with the story (having read volumes 1-10) is Yuri's incredible preoccupation with beauty. The majority of people in this world aren't beautiful but they nonetheless can have rewarding lives (look at almost any historical figure that contributed something of value to humanity). Instead of finding something she loves and working hard at it, Yuri spends all of her time playing maid to her siblings (who frankly don't need another housekeeper). The only thing she is passionate about is Sumire (and perhaps her own misery). Instead of working towards a goal (something, anything except a man who doesn't even love her back most of the time!) and conquering her insecurities, she listlessly drifts through life completely trapped in a cycle of self-hatred and self-pity.
Hah, sorry for the rant. I had really been hoping that we would see a strong josei heroine in this manga. And while there are elements of character growth (and really great side characters), on the whole, this manga perpetuates an unhealthy view towards life, beauty and relationships.

... Last updated on October 12th, 2011, 7:22pm
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bara no tameni   
Rating: N/A
by kujika
October 10th, 2011, 11:20am
"so people with fat or slightly ugly face are considered second class human?"

Unfortunately that is right. Even if people talk about tolerance and the likes, in our subconciousness we are still brain-washed by the media. If you were a guy you would still go for a girl with a more "perfect face". Of course "what is beauty" can differ from society to society.

Concerning this manga, besides the fact that it shows some weird perspectives, it is very heart-warming and I recommend it to shoujo readers, who like a somewhat different approach.
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Rating: N/A
by MangoLuve
October 1st, 2011, 10:40am
For the past 2 years i have only been reading yaoi and i had come to despise the shallow manga i used to read previously (josei and shojo) after i had discovered what i beleived ot be 'real romance'. However, this particular manga will forever be in my heart. It ignites so many emotions within me that i could never hate it. I feel the story is so real and the compassion i feel for the charecters is unbeleivable. All this, and in most parts i can still giggle at the well placed peices of comedy. This manga is fantastic and i reccomend it to everyone, particularly those with body complexes biggrin it should cheer you up ~
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by yuno19
September 23rd, 2011, 8:07pm
so people with fat or slightly ugly face are considered second class human? no wonder young woman today take the same idea about beauty. also, why the main protagonist cry all the time? can't she mature up just a bit, choose what to cry about and what not to? she is 19! not 12! given her tough past, she should be able to do so!

oh, well, this is a shoujo manga. i'm lead to believe i should not expect little girl can compare rationally.
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This is not your typical manga or manga cast   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by jptranslator_girl
June 28th, 2010, 7:00am
I had the opportunity to read this manga during its original run (even though I was just a kid), and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Having gone back and read it for a second time just recently, there are a lot of things that I missed as a child, but are crystal clear to me now that I'm older. When you read this series, you have to look beyond what these characters display on the surface to truly understand them. Despite their obviously gruff or even comical exteriors, they are all actually very complex people with very complex feelings. It's very deep and not my usual cup of tea, but this is not a series to be passed up or looked down on. At least give it a try.

All I can say is that nothing is as it seems; if I say anything more, then I'll give everything away.

... Last updated on June 28th, 2010, 7:02am
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read this!   
Rating: N/A
by elalendi
November 23rd, 2009, 7:48pm
I read this whole thing... in one breath. I really wasn't expecting to like it, but it really surprised me. I loved all the characters and even though the story SOUNDED stupid and cliche, it turned out to be really good. The art too, is actually quite nice once you get used to it. The ending was great and happy too... anyway, even though I did think the story was complicated and too incest-y at times it really ended up not being as bad as I thought...

Let me just say that it is josei and it is mature (but no smut at all, thankfully) and if you keep an open mind you'll definitely love this. It's heartwarming and deep.
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Great shojo manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Akatsubaki
September 1st, 2009, 3:29am
This is one to hold tittle great shoujo manga... Cause the story is quite simple, yet realistic n problematic ^^; ... full of beautiful and touching philosopies of life. And how the heroine struggles that make her evolved from little bud to be beautiful blossom flower.
I'd like every shoujo mangaka read this manga. It would give them great aspiration to make good quality manga

... Last updated on September 1st, 2009, 3:30am
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Really fantastic   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Togainfx
June 18th, 2009, 11:53pm
This series is so much better than a lot of shoujo series I see now (I not saying ALL, there are plenty of great ones). Maybe because it's a decade old? I don't know. But it has a lot more depth and a more interesting storyline than a lot of shoujo manga. And frankly, I think the art is fantastic ( I find the simplicity and similarity of a lot of shoujo art nowadays somewhat annoying). Anyway, this story really hooks you in with the enticing plotline and fantastic characters. It might seem like 16 volumes is a lot, but each chapter is stuffed with awesomeness and emotion! Anyway, I absolutely love this manga (and wish there were more english releases of it!) and I recommend it to anyone looking for good shoujo.
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thank you sweetsense!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by muzwany
May 26th, 2009, 12:23pm
this is an awesome manga, one of the few shoujo manga i ever came to like. i can't say i find it very realistic *caugh* but there's a sweetness around these characters that's not just made of cotton candy. and their meanness is glorious.

but sweetsense needs a proofer >.<

... Last updated on May 26th, 2009, 12:37pm
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