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From Taciturnity Scans:

Ever since the day Ran Kurono's older brother, was killed while protecting Sei Ohtori, she has dedicated her skills and life to one day becoming the First Knight of the next head of the Ohtori family, even concealing the fact that she's a woman forever. For generations the Kurono family has served the Ohtori family as their First Knight, but 11 other lower knights with ill intentions of using the Ohtori family's authority vie for that title. Not only that, but Sei is being tested to see if she is suitable for having the title of head of the family. Upon entering Saint Locks Academy, the days of both Ran and Sei's trials begin, all the while being helped by Sei's untidy and unrefined fiance, Ibara Tennou.


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Associated Names
فارس الزهور
Knight of Flower

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v.5 c.28-29 (end) by Taciturnity Scans over 6 years ago
c.27 by Taciturnity Scans over 6 years ago
c.26 by Taciturnity Scans over 6 years ago
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5 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (625 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.83 / 10.0
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June 20th 2016, 1:36am PST



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Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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so-so ....   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by voices-
July 2nd, 2011, 12:26pm
I thought this manga is going to be something different and thus, I gave it a try. I know how things will be going for Ran when ...
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Ibara realized that Ran is a girl. Yeh, common plot -> They will not see Ran as a boy anymore... yeh... and the plot suddenly changes to imply signs of romance between them... hmmm okay...

Oh, and ~ at first I thought Sei was the main character but it seems that there's isn't anything in her role. She feels a vessel... [I don't know if anything is going to change later on but I was hoping for something from her... lolz... maybe that will change in the later chapters... i dont know... =/ ]

Having to have read up to chapter 27, I think the plot is just plain average. So far, the scene was just fighting and repeating itself
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e.g. "Ran's getting emotional which affects her fighting spirit...then Ibara comes along and motivated her" plot. I know Ran's a girl and may tend to feel emotional and get carried away but I was hoping something...

and yeah as per the previous comment, why is everybody (well, not everybody but most of them) falling for Ran?? I know Ran was supposed to be another main character but I feel that she's taking up a lot of the limelight...

talking about romance... there's pretty little romance other than the obvious pairings.
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Ibara x Ran , Ran's cousin x Ran

There's isn't much character development for Sei and Ran...everything feels shallow so hmm... I guess I'll continue reading to see how it goes...

Don't read this if you're expecting a lot of romance from this.
Read it if you're free and into the art/knight story plot.

... Last updated on July 2nd, 2011, 12:28pm
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by angeltheya_12
June 16th, 2011, 7:41pm
I dont wanna be a bummer but the plot is dry... This is what i reccomend people to do... Read chapter one and fast read till chapter 23... That is when thinges get exciting.... Well basically maybe its not tht boring. Just that 23 chps aftrt it got really exciting. And.. Art is good plot is dry... Unique yep but DRY
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Simple yet awesome   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Kamelot
May 10th, 2011, 9:32am
I started reading this one from the point when the first chapter was scanlated. It managed to hook me up completely. The drawings are incredibly beautiful and the characters are portrayed very nicely, their expressions hold their feelings, it's like you see the whole life of a person and how he/she feels.

I am impressed about Ibara. He is probably the most complex character out of all.
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Even though at first I thought that this would be a boring love triangle between an engaged couple and a third wheel I was impressed by the fact that he does not care for just Sei but for her knight as well and also for the other characters that pop up later on. It might not be a problem now, since the plot reaches the culminant point but later on if this will become a typical shoujo manga, then he will have to choose one.

Serious yet funny at the same time, it does not need anything else that could attract your attention, i definitely recommend it for any shoujo manga lover, it must not be overlooked nor underestimated.
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I love it!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by timeless-x
March 29th, 2011, 9:26am
I just read chapter 23, and it was the biggest cliffhanger of LIFE! GAHHH I want more now! But anyway, onto my rating... I really really enjoy this manga. The concept isn't exactly new, but the art is well done and the characters are well defined.

I love Sei, because she's not the typical spoiled rich girl who wants everything for herself. She's kind hearted and wants the people around her to be happy. We usually see her as a rather stoic girl, but in reality she suffers because the people precious to her are getting hurt because of the ridiculous family system that has developed. She sees Ran and Ibara falling in love with each other, but instead of being jealous and angry, she's actually happy.

Although a lot of people say that they would rather have Sei and Ibara get together, I think the relationship between Ibara and Ran is rather beautiful. Instead of him exerting his status as a man over her and trying to force her out of the position as first knight like Rin did, he supports her and lets her choose her own path. Isn't that what love is all about? I think Sei will ultimately find her own person to be with as the story goes on.

Ran is so strong and it's so nice to see. I hate shoujo mangas where the girls are all whiny and can't even do a single thing for themselves. But Ran is different. She's independent, strong willed, and so determined that she puts other shoujo characters to shame. I just hope she doesn't change, like Makino from Boys Over Flowers (I loved her at first because she was so spunky and not afraid to stand up for herself, but her love for Doumyouji totally ruined her character). I want Ran to stay the strong woman she is now.

Ibara is a sweetheart, and the other knights are wonderful as well. I can't wait to see how this story develops because I absolutely love it. I'm actually restless with anticipation! Perhaps many of you will find the story boring and unrealistic (but then again, since when was a manga ever realistic?), but personally, I find it inspiring and wonderfully touching. The art is beautiful. For people like me who enjoy headstrong heroines, harems that aren't just for the sake of looking at bishies, and a kind, non-sabotaging supporting female character, then you will most definitely enjoy this manga.

Lots of twists and turns too! smile
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by cobalt_rain
March 28th, 2011, 7:20pm
its a little boring and over dramatic- tokyo crazy paradise is alot better if you are looking for a body gaurd, kick ass, cross dressing but super beautiful girl that is involved with a rich and powerful family
... i find that im forcing myself toread each new release
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Please don't be fooled by the cover   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by mashimaro12345
March 20th, 2011, 4:20am
yeah sure, the art is great, but can't say the same for the plot. everyone seems to be falling for ran, while sei is just plain weird. till now, ran is still the same as ever, fighting for sei which is, to me is kinda dumb even though it's a manga.
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quite nice   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Bebe~
March 13th, 2011, 9:44pm
Is it wrong of me to want Sei with Ibara, her rightful fiance? I just can't grasp how down to earth and open hearted Sei is. She's actually happy that Ibara and Ran are developing feelings. She doesn't look hurt from her expressions either. Both Sei and Ran are lucky to have each other (girl bonding!!).

... Last updated on March 16th, 2011, 8:03pm
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Nice premise, but unsure of potential   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Nouveauk
November 13th, 2010, 4:39pm
When I laid eyes on this, I was extremely interested given that the heroine is strong, unique, refreshing, and the situation and environment was pretty promising.

Of course, now that it's continuing a bit, I'm slightly wary of how it's going to turn out. Like another reviewer said, I'm hoping that it won't end up as a sort of cliched thing where Ran ends up wanting to be protected by a man and falling in love and turning girly (as evidenced by that one chapter where Ran just up and fainted). I'd definitely go for adding some more swordplay to the manga, too. Lots of fighting, action, and strong female leadness. I actually don't want Ran to be paired up with any of the males in the manga. For some reason I think it'd be a lot more interesting if she focused on her duty without getting into romance, and the manga portrayed the obstacles and the trials she had, both physical and mental, on her way to accomplishing her goal. Much more satisfying than having Ran be the first knight, but having another knight also protect her.

I'm still reading this manga, but my hopes for it have diminished very slightly. Please, let there be more action and cool potential, instead of it degenerating into a generic shoujo love triangle tension fest. Focus on the plot and the violence!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shelleymallow
October 7th, 2010, 6:06pm
This manga covers a wide range of aspects that create a successful mangaa smile
Firstly, Nishikata's artwork fails to displease once again as our heroine this time is bound as a male butler and attends to her female master's needs.
There is that ever now and then humor that just gets you smiling but generally, its a manga thats all cool and butler actions type >.<
The storyline is quite unique and fairly indifferent from other stories so cliches aren't a constant.

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Great! So far...   
Rating: N/A
by sandyatthebeach1
October 1st, 2010, 9:13pm
Ran is amazing. She can kick butt and be awesome, but I have the sinking feeling that this is going to turn into, 'Yup. She's great. But the guy's GREATER!' I really hope it doesn't become like that, because even though I've only read 10 chapters, I really enjoy this manga! I love strong heroines, and Ran is cool. The plot is very interesting, and I have to say I'm hooked. I pray deeply that the old, 'Heroine is the best... until the hero shows up' doesn't happen, because that would ruin a potentially amazing story.
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