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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 (3578d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Intercross (3898d 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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Last Updated
February 6th 2017, 3:46am PST



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LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

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English Publisher
CMX (4 Volumes - Complete)

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LOLz this manga   
Rating: N/A
by Kittycat101
July 6th, 2010, 3:17pm
needs to be considered comedy as well XD its subtle humor but it made be burst out laughing. esp right in the first chapter where kei's friend comes. and his friend is like "amazing...kei's getting owned" XD
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So much   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by thebikernun
December 16th, 2009, 8:08pm
There was a lot of depth to this manga. The art was pretty good. As the reader gets closer to the end of the series things start getting a little boring.
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Rating: N/A
by sonida
May 21st, 2017, 4:55pm
Okay, I really wanted to like this one - reclusive writer with a dark past, cheery cute girl that helps him up. As someone who likes mystery/psychological shojo manga. It was right up my alley. I loved Chouko as a protagonist, but Kei?

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He sends her a lot of confusing signs...he'll kiss here forcibly and without explanation and then disappear for days, making her worry sick. On the other hand, Chouko is always direct with her feelings and even in the end Kei doesn't explicitly tell her he loves's as if he's just keeping her so he can feel better about himself.
And that Iona lady? As someone mentioned before, she likes to see Kei suffer? Because she LOVES him? Doesn't make sense.

While the premise of this manga was excellent, it could have been executed a LOT better. Points for Chouko's friends
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I REALLY wanted Chouko to end up with Yousuke in the end, he was nice & straightfoward with her, they were a good match. Loved it when he stood up to Kei for being such a jerk to her.
and Akiyama, who shined the whole way though. The poetry bit about the flowers was really nice but
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there was too much focus on it (hence, the manga name) and it just took away all the buildup of the final chapter, in my opinion

An okay read if you have some time to kill, but don't really expect much beyond that.

... Last updated on May 21st, 2017, 5:01pm
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That Was Worth My Time   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by PaterFrog
December 30th, 2015, 6:38am
This manga does a good job of depicting grief and sorrow, as well as the angst and trauma connected to these feelings. But it also shows a lot of love which doesn't get drowned by the darker emotions. That makes the book somewhat vibrant and gives it an edge above many others of the kind.
The art is fairly good, not perfect (that's why it get's a -0.5) and the heroine is drawn really cute, often fairly mature. It's a beautiful read both in text and picture.
I really enjoyed the heroine's personality, it spoke of a person who tries her best to be somebody you can enjoy living with, but the author didn't decide to just ignore her past and turn her into a shallow plot device. The same is the case with all main characters in this book, they all have meaning to the story and they don't feel like 2D cut-outs.
I would have really enjoyed a longer story though, another volume a few years down the line or something.

... Last updated on December 30th, 2015, 7:41pm
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It kind of made me cry   
Rating: N/A
by Ariaofthesong
July 31st, 2015, 4:11am
I've been putting off reading this because I was worried about it being super dark (and the main couple not ending up together). I mean I do like dark manga, but I don't know. But I dont regret it.

I'm glad I read it at this point in my life, when I'm more mature and had longer to live. Various things happened in my life that left me feeling like Kei, so I really related to his own personal darkness. Hell, I'm even a writer too. I think the biggest thing I got from this is that I want to be able to write something that so perfectly conveys the darkness inside of me. Something that other people will read and feel the same utterly entrenching sorrow I do.

I also believe that this manga ia brilliant and breathtaking ( despite the shakey art). I dare anyone who feels some semblance of darkness to read it. It really is a beautiful and bittersweet piece of art.
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Not as dark as I though   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
April 3rd, 2013, 8:03pm
This was so pure and beautiful. I thought the love between the two was so innocent to the point I wanted to wring my hands haha But the darkness was so beautiful, the way they clung to each other. I thought the story was very endearing. It wasn't as dark as I was expecting it to be, which I guess is a good thing. But The the dark moments were simplistically beautiful.
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*SHIVERING* But love it!   
Rating: N/A
by Nemurenaiyo
December 8th, 2012, 5:40am
Honestly speaking, I absolutely love this manga! I would not care of whatever things the other users are saying regarding this manga, but one thing is clear for me, I absolutely love this manga. It would be a first for myself to read such a dark themed manga till the very end. It wasn't difficult for me to finish it, though there were moments where my precious tears flow down like those of a waterfall and filled buckets to the brim. However, there is one thing that I has been bothering me ever since the Mangaka unravels Kei's past... Why are there many sadistic characters? Maybe it was just my view on the reactions displayed by the other characters but everybody seems to be so indulged in being swallowed by darkness and pain. They refer these elements as 'beautiful' and such that I had to try so HARD to understand what is so very attractive about being depressed. But putting all of that aside, this manga was refreshing for me as I am not one who would often read dark themed mangas. I was absorbed and I actually felt pure bliss and relief after the last bonus chapter. Way to go, Saito Ken-san!
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by kichiX
April 5th, 2012, 2:25pm
I read the description (but not any of the comments) and was expecting it to be like Faster than a Kiss; similarly light-hearted, airy, and taking an extra-ordinary long time for the main characters to get together. Having read it, if I was forced to pick another manga it was like, I'd probably say the darker parts of Mars were akin to it.
To be honest, I didn't really understand this manga. For example
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Kei's determination to live only as a punishment, to continuously ruin the happiness he could have only to claw it back and then hate himself for this is not expressed exactly. It is explained obliquely and I still don't feel like I really understand it all. I guess you could say that it's because he feels responsible for his mother's suicide/death but I feel like that doesn't explain the whole Iori thing.

I think a more mature reader will appreciate it to a fuller extent. It leaves a kind of nostalgic, bitter-sweet aftertaste. I'm glad that all four volumes have been scanslated, without the ending it's, well, not exactly depressing, but heavy. Don't read this expecting a light shoujo.

... Last updated on April 5th, 2012, 2:29pm
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You've to read it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by P0laris
March 17th, 2012, 7:48pm
I read the first chapters like 1 year ago and thought it was the typical manga where the main girl get rejected and played around by the main guy. I always thought of picking it up and finally i did it, and i so regret that i didn't read it before. And this manga is awesome, the characters are really realistic, and one can see how they grow up in the story and teach us life lessons. The romance is really sweet and i like how the main guy wasn't a typical perfect guy..If you think you are mature enough to let aside the typical shoujo themes or want to read a realistic manga that makes you think, then you have read this awesome manga. You won't get bored!! The manga maybe it's a little dark but the main girl and the other characters give every chapter a positive view of point of don't giving up and to not make the same mistakes, moving on and to care about others. The most important thing in this manga, i think, it's that it's really easy to judge instead of undertanding a person and that a real love is one that supports you in good and bad times ^^

... Last updated on March 17th, 2012, 7:59pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MatanAi
August 9th, 2016, 4:58am
I love it! This manga use beautiful word. I read this like I read novel. So romantic..... this manga not suit for you who want comedy. I just can say this manga so beautiful and make my hear warm. This manga suit for you who search manga with meaning every scene every word and beautiful story who can touch you heart.
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