Ranked #2156

Aoi Hana

Alternative Titles

English: Sweet Blue Flowers
Synonyms: Aoihana, Blue Flower
Japanese: 青い花

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2009 to Sep 10, 2009
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Right Stuf
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.321 (scored by 15,585 users)
Ranked: #21562
Popularity: #1192
Members: 36,260
Favorites: 220
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Synopsis

Fumi Manjoume, an introverted, bookish teenage girl, is beginning her first year of high school at Matsuoka Girls' High School. She enters the school year with her heart broken by a previous relationship. At about the same time, she reconnects with her best friend from ten years ago, Akira Okudaira, who is now attending Fujigatani Girls' Academy as a first-year high school student. As they reconnect, they both deal with their own respective romantic problems, and help each other get through them.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Manjoume, Fumi
Manjoume, Fumi
Main
Takabe, Ai
Japanese
Takabe, Ai
Okudaira, Akira
Okudaira, Akira
Main
Gibu, Yuko
Japanese
Gibu, Yuko
Sugimoto, Yasuko
Sugimoto, Yasuko
Main
Ishimatsu, Chiemi
Japanese
Ishimatsu, Chiemi
Ikumi, Kyouko
Ikumi, Kyouko
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui

Staff

Yamamoto, Kouji
Yamamoto, Kouji
Producer
Kasai, Kenichi
Kasai, Kenichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(11/11)

Episode Title Aired
1 A Flower's Tale
Hanamonogatari (花物語)
Jul 2, 2009
2 Spring Storm
Haru no Arashi (春の嵐)
Jul 9, 2009
3 When I Wake in the Morning
Asa Mezamashite wa (朝目覚めては)
Jul 16, 2009
4 Youth is Beautiful
Seishun wa Uruwashi (青春は美わし)
Jul 23, 2009
5 Wuthering Heights (Part One)
Arashi ga Oka (Zenpen) (嵐が丘 (前編))
Jul 30, 2009

Opening Theme

"Aoi Hana (青い花)" by Kukikodan

Ending Theme

"Sentiforia (センティフォリア)" by Ceui



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Skadi
Sep 16, 2009
If your requirements for enjoying an anime are fantastical brightly colored settings, perfectly formed and ideal bodies, and over the top comedy chop full of nosebleeds and sparkly heart shaped eyes; then Aoi Hana is not for you. If your only interest in yuri storylines is girl on girl macking and fan service; then Aoi Hana is not for you. Aoi Hana has none of these things. (Well besides the girl on girl macking)

What Aoi Hana attempts to portray is a thoughtful and serious story about a group of teenage girls as they learn about first love and themselves. The main focuses read more
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tehnominator
Sep 8, 2013
It's true enough when they say that you never forget your first love. There are those lucky enough that the memory is nothing more than that, just a hazy recollection, a fond vagueness. For some, first loves are pangs, barely perceptible; the heart has forgotten how to beat to that rhythm. And then for some, a first love is as soft and fragile as a little flower.

This is the wealth presented in Aoi Hana, an anime adaptation of Shimura Takako's utterly genius manga series. The development of the manga is akin to watching a book read itself, learning and discovering things, and then reflecting that read more
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iamjoe
Sep 27, 2009
I said it before and I'll say it again: there are just few things on this planet that can be as fabulous tier as I am. Aoi Hana is one kind of anime that comes dangerously close. (NB: close. Nothing is my tier as yet).

This anime has the distinction of NOT being a disgusting fanservice yuri anime. It is pretty good drama and isn't about hot chicks snogging one another or worse, not snogging and just drinking tea all the time. Don't get me wrong, this is no "snore, huh?, wtf, I can't even spell 'soeur'-fest" like Maria-sama ga Miteru nor are the girls candy read more
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Evalia
Aug 4, 2009
Aoi Hana...

If I am asked to describe it in 3 words, I would say:
1. Gentle 2. Kind 3. Friendship

~Story~
It is about friendship, which lasts. And, which overcomes all the difficulties. What if your bestfriend tells you that she is in love? In love with a girl?... Does it change your friendship? If yes, how? If not, why? It is great to have a friend, who will support you no matter what. And I would like to highlight that the main theme of this anime is friendship between two girls. And hatsukoi (first love), which they experience is beautiful, but the most important is read more
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Both shows feature how teenagers deal with relationships and become more adult in the process. Aoi Hana offers shoujo-ai elements as a sidekick while honey&clover has comedy elements that you can considered them as comic relieves. The tension of both drama show are not always high, cuteness and jokes relieve it. Both are recommended for comfortable, slice of life fans. 
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They both have extremely similar pastel-looking art styles and center around sweet, somewhat angst, romance. Just Aoi Hana focuses on a homosexual relationship, whereas Kimi ni Todoke focuses on a heterosexual relationship. 
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Anime: Koi Kaze
I found Koi Kaze and Aoi Hana to be similar in that they both present a romance that may be considered taboo in a very gripping, real, serious, and tasteful manner. Koi Kaze deals with an incestuous relationship across a large age gap, and Aoi Hana presents yuri relationship between teenagers. Neither show contains any fanservice, and both have practically no humor. They share a similar tone, and both touch on the real social ramifications of being involved in a non-standard love. The shows are also both paced similarly with the story spread evenly across the series - little episodic storytelling./>
My final comment is that both shows are absolutely amazing. I got choked up watching both, and found myself talking out loud to the characters as they went through their difficult relationships. I really think if you like one, then you will like the other. read more 
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