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Hana no Namae  
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Devastated by the loss of her parents, 18-year-old Chouko loses her will to live. After staying with several different relatives, she settles in with a handsome young writer named Kei and finds solace in tending to the flower garden. Kei's a solitary person who doesn't quite know how to deal with this emotional young woman, but Chouko's dedication eventually leads him to accept her presence. Will their mutual affection grow into something more? (from the CMX website)


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Associated Names
أسم الوردة
The Flower's Name
The Name of the Flower

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2 by Intercross over 9 years ago
v.1 c.1 by Intercross over 10 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (516 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.1 / 10.0
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February 6th 2017, 3:46am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

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English Publisher
CMX (4 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #397 increased(+93)
Monthly Pos #564 increased(+36)
3 Month Pos #623 decreased(-38)
6 Month Pos #618 increased(+8)
Year Pos #605 decreased(-7)

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On 638 reading lists
On 874 wish lists
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not for everyone..   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by naczyls
May 12th, 2012, 1:39am
It's really good.. but not recommended for those who prefers normal shoujo romance stories..

Read it if you think you'll enjoy dark twisted protagonists, with slow progressing story (which takes alot time in re-reading a certain page to understand stuffs)..

Definitely not for everyone, but once you're hooked, you will totally enjoy it.
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"A Quiet Beauty..."   
Rating: N/A
by rvmr
February 9th, 2012, 9:21am
I don't understand how people find Hana No Namae slow and tedious to read. I can really relate to this story, and the little bits here and there are very inspiring. Chouko and Kei's relationship is definitely one to wonder about (I have no idea what the hell's going on with them), but I really like that kind of relationship: where the individuals are very comfortable with each other and admire the other.

Akiyama is such a comic! He's hilarious. And Chouko is so cute when she doesn't want to be. Kei is just plain awkward, no matter how cool he looks. Such an arrangement of characters is typical, and makes me wonder more why nobody likes it?

Anyway, the art is beautiful (whatever weirdness there is grows on you), so there are no problems there. There's a very big emphasis on "darkness" and "light", which is overused, but the way the author says it is new and interesting. Overall, it's a good manga for a rainy day, or if you just want to read something with a HEALTHY relationship (I say that because shoujo mangas have THE SHITTIEST RELATIONSHIPS!! Like, do they think it's cool to be with your abusive boyfriend, or to never hang out with members of the opposite sex anymore? GRAH!).
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by dreamit.
December 3rd, 2010, 3:50am
I honestly didn't expect to like this manga at all because the art in the first chapter didn't suit my taste and it seemed too emo for me XD BUT! before i knew it, i became attached to the story line and characters. If you're bothered by the art, don't worry because it gets better in like the first volume 3rd chapter or smthing. I really loved how deep this manga was and how although it was kinda emo, it also had that sense of enlightenment and serenity to it. I usually avoid manga's like this but this makes me want to try reading other manga's similar to this one.
No regrets reading this but
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the ending could've been a lot better but it was still satisfying in a weird way haha!
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really good !   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Bloodkite
September 14th, 2010, 2:45pm
This one was like a hidden gem.
I was not expecting much at first but I was completely surprised how good it was. Sometimes it's a bit too melodramatic but I guess that goes for being shoujo. But apart from that it's great and it actually has something like a plot !
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My fav   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by haine22
August 1st, 2010, 7:25pm
This became my number 1 favorite, in fact if it was available in stores I'd buy the series! I'm kind of sad it's just four volumes because it's really good! (I was hoping it'd continue)
The story is somewhat themed as "dark and despair" and it is but the main two got over it and stayed together. plus i like the humor in it XD
I like chouko, she's innocent and extremely cute and useful around the house. I like main heroines like that.
Kei is emotional. a comment can receive a reaction from him. but he's somewhat sweet, [i guess.]
akiyama shinichi (lol liar game coincidence) is a great support character. so is paa-suke (forgot his real name)
you really should give this manga a try, it's like a cross of sand chronicles, mushishi, dengeki daisy, honey and clover, and tsuki to mizuumi.
But this manga is unique smile

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2010, 2:00pm
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A deep yet very sweet story!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Umi389
March 12th, 2015, 11:39am
This manga did not go how I thought it would. For starters, Chouko only remains in her shut-off state for a few pages before a time skip shows her being healed. Not a bad thing, just I thought it would go on for a bit longer. But whatever.

I didn't realise till after I was 8 chapters in, that this manga is classed as psychological. I tend to stay away from that genre for the very reason that it often makes ZERO sense to me or hits too close to home. But thank god, this is a light sort of psychological manga. To be honest, Kei is the reason it's termed as psychological. I don't get some of him. That depressed state of him . . . What? Just whatconfused?

But the story! It was exactly how I was hoping it would turn out (OK, definitely not EXACTLY, but I was routing for a older guy, younger girl, romance within family setting.). It was pure! So freaking pure! The romance scenes are . . . well, they don't happen often and are short but sooo sweet! And I thought that there might be some drama when Iori popped up! But what the hell happened there?!?! -_-
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
She's some messed up woman who Akiyama is childhood friends with and has some sick desire to have Kei suffer?? Like what the heck is wrong with you????? And then it turns out she did this cause she's IN LOVE WITH HIM??? Excuse me, but that seriously came out of nowhere!!! No signs until Akiyama says it! Woman, go die!

I highly recommend people read this. You'll rarely come across such a pure and sweet story! Plus I guess you could say it's a good read for those who have just started or want to read psychological manga? Well, give it a try. Ignore what anyone says about it being boring. They have no idea what they're talking about. I can promise you that if you're not hooked by the 4th chapter, by the 8th chapter you will be! This is a manga which builds up! You sink slowly into it before you realise how much you've read! So read it and if you've tried reading 10 chapters and feel bored, well, at least you tried reading half. DON'T YOU DARE GIVE UP BY THE 4TH CHAPTER!!
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Could barely finish 1 volume   
Rating: N/A
by SilverStorm
March 5th, 2015, 1:05am
It's so booooring. The whole first volume seemed to just be "OH, I/she used to super emo, but this guy helped me/her get over it. Oh, and now his eyes are really gentle too" uttered by pretty much every single character that has appeared so far. Bah!
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sweet darkness   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
July 20th, 2014, 8:26am
i love the poetic way the mangaka describe their descend to insanity and their hope of salvation. the translator also of course did a great job in interpreting the mangaka's meaning without losing the ephemeral quality.

however, i cannot say their words are full of wisdom and heartfelt emotion, sometimes i felt the lines are there for its own sake, the mangaka trying to draw out as much feelings out of us a possible and they can be repetitive in its insistence to be regard as 'deep and dark' akin to reading a 14 year old emo poetry.

however, i never try to find anything more than something that will play with my emotions, whether joy or sadness, so i like this manga as it is, however pretentious it may be. so please read this if you want to have a glimpse in the world of someone struggling with lifelong hate of oneself, or just want a good tragedy to sniffle to.
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it was ok   
Rating: N/A
by jeffreymgibson
May 6th, 2014, 12:21am
It was ok, I would of preferred a more romantic ending. One thing that bugged me though was
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The girl was in love with the old guy and she never tried to hide it. Then in the last volume the old guy was down and he wanted to be held by the girl and she basically got angry and demanded him to let go of her and then she left for a while. I mean, wasn't this what she had been wanting, for him to return her feelings. Plus I felt like she let him down when he needed her. he was at his lowest and she abandoned him. I know it was added for a little last bit of drama, but it put a sour taste in my mouth.

... Last updated on May 6th, 2014, 12:23am
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almost cried   
Rating: N/A
by PumpkinIsMyName
September 3rd, 2010, 3:25am
Spoiler (highlight to view)
I'm at chapter 14..and after that love confession..I get the urge to crie..

It's such a beautiful story, I've never experienced any story like this, it makes my heart feel the same pain. It sucks you in with it's ray of feelings.

I can say, it's one of the most beautiful stories I've ever read.

I've read it all :o beautiful story. (almost cried a few times more)
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