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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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Aerie Scans
Drop3njoy Scan
H2O Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.59 by Rpapo about 1 month 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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Petit Comic (Shogakukan)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #370 increased(+137)
Monthly Pos #761 decreased(-34)
3 Month Pos #753 decreased(-32)
6 Month Pos #602 decreased(-41)
Year Pos #541 decreased(-74)

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On 185 completed lists
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love it   
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by ginsenghoney
February 9th, 2008, 6:51pm
Nothing is what it seems... the characters have many layers to their personality, which makes them even more interesting. When I first read a couple of pages from the manga, my initial reaction was "what...? so ugly (drawing)..." Don't worry. The art will grow on you... or you'll grow to over look it.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jvlichelle
January 8th, 2008, 3:02pm
IT IS A MUST READ!!! although the art isn't great, EVERYTHING ELSE IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bara no Tameni   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sAsAk1
July 16th, 2007, 11:44am
I really love this manga it's so interesting and different. I think the personalities are somewhat realistic although it does have its odd characters bigrazz I can't stop reading it and hope to see more soon biggrin I really secommend this to anyone in need of something different ^^ (also to those with extra time ;p)
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Attlas
July 8th, 2007, 7:44am
I'm officially addicted!!
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One of the best out there   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LiaEnko
June 27th, 2007, 9:06am
It's just sad how overlooked this manga is... it has one of the most intriguing plots I've ever read...and the main characters are simply adorable,the heroine is indeed not something you would usualy choose for a leading role.
I love it...and I hope that maybe someone will decide to continue scanlating it
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Having come thus far, i don't wanna come back!!   
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by nilucky
March 28th, 2007, 11:43am
This is what we call shoujo manga!! I was neither impressed by the title nor the summary, but i've been addicted to this wonderful manga since the first chapter.

Most of the main characters are quite unique. But they are very attractive. The plot is not that excellent, however, once you've read you can't stop. So, i highly recommend this to all of you, shoujo fans.

After reading, i just want to bring a fat puppy named Yuri home. T____T

... Last updated on March 28th, 2007, 11:46am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dOXlik13
January 2nd, 2007, 2:11pm
i want moooooooooooooooore ^___ ^
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Atypical but Loveable Heroine   
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by pokie
August 2nd, 2006, 8:38am
All the characters including the heroine are really well done: comedic, non-annoying with distinctive very likeable personalities. The storyline is well-paced and unfolds naturally. I really like this series (thus far up to 7th volume) and highly recommend this to all you shoujo manga fans out there.
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Great manga   
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by Alissa
January 27th, 2006, 1:56pm
Indeed, this is a wonderful manga. I've never seen a main character like Yuri! She's enchanting, and her family members are unique. If you like a plot, this is the manga for you. And the art is nice too!
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by ghostcheese
December 25th, 2005, 10:51pm
Yosh! I love this manga. Just bought the books in Japanese, looking for a translator so Aerie Scans (aeriescans at can pick it up. And I've seen around 17 episodes of The Rose drama. It's so funny. Follows the manga really closely, but too bad the subtitles aren't out past the released story yet...;.; *awaits arrival of books though she won't be able to understand them because her Japanese isn't good enough yet* wheeee~
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