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Joou no Hana (Manga)

Joou no Hana

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Queen's Flower, The Flower of the Queen
Japanese: 女王の花


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 13, 2007 to ?
Authors: Izumi, Kaneyoshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Betsucomi


Score: 8.011 (scored by 524 users)
Ranked: #8692
Popularity: #2863
Members: 1,986
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Long ago, there existed a land divided into four countries: Sou, Kou, Do, and Ah. The King of Ah took on a wife from Kou and soon thereafter one from Do, creating a shaky alliance between the three nations. When the Second Queen gave birth to a son, the King cast aside the sickly First Queen and her daughter Aki into the depths of the Palace. But as Fate would have it, Princess Aki encounters a slave named Hakusei, who has peculiar golden hair and sky blue eyes. He promises his life to her and helps her train in the Six Arts under the guidance of the enigmatic merchant Seitetsu; however, when Aki outshines the Prince during a hunt in an attempt to gain her father's acknowledgement, she sparks a war by besmirching Do's honor and drives the Second Queen to poison her mother.

With nothing left but her faithful Hakusei, Aki is banished to the small country of Kou with a vow to return to Ah one day for revenge. But in the face of the mighty allied nations of Do and Ah, will the two survive long enough to carry out Aki's vow?

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Joou no Hana won the 60th Shogakukan Manga Award for best shoujo manga in 2014.


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Jul 1, 2012
After looking at the cover pictures of this manga it will not be surprising to hear that you assume this is just a lovey dovey manga with no real story and flick to another page to try your luck somewhere else. But I beg you to give this what I think is a very under-rated manga a chance. Here's why:

Artwork (7):
Let's be honest here, the artwork (to me) is not the best. I have seen better but I have definitely seen worse so for me I think this art style is 'safe'. I especially had problems in the first few chapters because the mangaka seemed read more
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Jan 24, 2015
Joou no Hana is a nice read for those who want a rather intelligent heroine, diligent in their martial arts, and willing to act up against the norms of their position and standing. For people who like young, adventurous shounen, you'll probably like this. I dropped pretty early on, so I will be reviewing what I have read (mainly the exposition).

Overall enjoyment: I couldn't come to enjoy the manga right from the get-go, probably because of my preferences of philosophical josei/seinen for this type of setting over comedy and shounen/shoujo. If you enjoy the latter more, I assure you you'll be glued read more
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Joou no Hana and Song of the Long March/Chang Ge Xing/Chouka Kou both detail the life of an extremely gifted princess (Aki and Li Chang Ge respectively) who is forced into hiding after a political upheaval that she only managed to escape due to her enemies underestimating her by the virtue of her sex. Unfortunately for them, she wants revenge, and she has the  read more 
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While in Reimei no Arcana the princess is treated as anathema for her red hair and her slave for being a beast, in Joou no Hana the princess is treated as less by the other royalty because of her mother and her slave is treated as such because of his blond hair ( foreigner ). Joou no Hana the princess is strong and fights for her place in the world. Both princesses have excellent character and are not like "princesses" - they treat others as equal and care about them and don't believe in slavery. Neither of them are  read more 
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Similiarly, in Joou no Hana, Hakusei vows to protect and serve Princess Aki for the rest of his life as it is the least he can do because of both his status and appearance. Both characters pledge to serve and protect their princess and both end up falling in love with them. 
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