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Hana no Kishi (Manga)

Hana no Kishi

Alternative Titles

English: Knight of Flower
Japanese: 花の騎士


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 29
Status: Finished
Published: 2010 to 2011
Authors: Nishikata, Mai (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume


Score: 7.841 (scored by 2473 users)
Ranked: #13882
Popularity: #948
Members: 5,292
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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 for being suitable for 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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Kurono, Ran
Kurono, Ran
Ohtori, Sei
Ohtori, Sei
Tennou, Ibara
Tennou, Ibara
Kurono, Rei
Kurono, Rei
Houjou, Isagi
Houjou, Isagi
Kurono, Rin
Kurono, Rin
Shizuka, Shuuya
Shizuka, Shuuya

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Feb 25, 2011
“What do you fight for?”
For me, there are two types of manga; Ones that make you feel as if you’re part of their story, living with them, sharing their life as their shadow. Then there are others whose character’s voice is so simple, yet unique that make you forget you’re not really there and that sadly, that is not you.

Ran’s one mission in life is to become First Knight. A promise she made to herself after her brother died protecting his charge, Sei. There is nothing she wants more than to protect Sei, the future of the Ohtori family, even if it means read more
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Nov 23, 2010
First off, This is a Shoujo manga and it much be treated as such. means kick ass protagonist, obvious plot line, simplicity, drama over drama, and a romantic note with an equally obvious pairing!
If you are not into Shoujo you most probably won't enjoy this manga.

Art: The art is very high Quality and beautiful, just a look inside the manga will give you a very good impression

Ran the protagonist is the archetype of kick ass cross dressing female characters in shoujo manga. Powerful, Beautiful, Kind, Strict, Protective, Honest to the bone, but also Soft, Elegant, Romantic and Caring. The portrayal of read more
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Aug 6, 2010
Quite a dreadful attempt to imitate Kuroshitsuji art, theme and whole mood.
The story is 'sucked out of the finger'. The characters are quite 'one-sided' and lack any kind of logic in their actions and thoughts. If a person intends just to watch something amusing, why would he or she bother getting worked up over the worries of his amusement object?! That's the major irritating point, which completely turned me off. If one of the main characters is badass, let him be badass till the end.
Even if it's shoujo.
After 5 chapter it is already clear who will fall in love with who, what obstacles they will read more
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Dec 15, 2015
For some reason, no matter how long it has been, I still find myself thinking about this manga from time to time. I wasn't sure if I even liked it when I first began reading it, but, now, after ruminating on it a while, I'm tempted to add it to my favorites.

This wasn't the first manga that I read that portrayed a female character in a traditionally masculine light. It was, on the other hand, the first one that did so unapologetically. This manga knew that there was nothing wrong with her position and her mannerisms. She didn't look like a girl trying to read more
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