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Hana no Kishi (Manga)

Hana no Kishi

Alternative Titles

English: Knight of Flower
Japanese: 花の騎士

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.861 (scored by 2222 users)
Ranked: #14032
Popularity: #902
Members: 4,787
Favorites: 37
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Synopsis

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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Characters

 Ran
Kurono, Ran
Main
 Sei
Ohtori, Sei
Main
 Ibara
Tennou, Ibara
Main
 Sensei
Akasora, Sensei
Supporting
 Karen
Asakura, Karen
Supporting
 Isagi
Houjou, Isagi
Supporting
 Sen
Kashiwazaki, Sen
Supporting


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Feb 25, 2011
Moon_Light
“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
makazeharuka
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

Characters:
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
zybactik
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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User Recommendations

girl cross dresses to protect wealthy woman 
In both the girl is disguised as a guy and acting as a knight or protector for a noble in the school while in disguise as the opposite sex.  
Another gender bender with a strong female lead both mentally and physically. The people around her try to help her and become part of her strength AND they are all gorgeous! 
They are different but both are school shoujo with the same feel to them. They both have butlers serving a girl. 
Both are about female bodyguards 
Girl who crossdresses and works as a knight in a school environment to protect girl/girls. There are some romance influence in both, but moreso in HnK. Shitsurakuen, although it's not like some dark horror story, is a bit more deep.  

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