Ranked #966

Aoi Hana (Manga)

Aoi Hana

Alternative Titles

English: Sweet Blue Flowers
Japanese: 青い花

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 52
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 17, 2004 to Jul 6, 2013
Authors: Shimura, Takako (Story & Art)
Serialization: Manga Erotics F

Statistics

Score: 7.971 (scored by 2544 users)
Ranked: #9662
Popularity: #801
Members: 6,202
Favorites: 311
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Synopsis

Fumi and Akira were best friends when they were little, with Akira always looking after the crybaby Fumi, but that all ended when Fumi's family moved away. Several years later, Fumi's family returned, and she and Akira happened to bump into each other on their way to school. They became friends again, quickly slipping back into old patterns. Shortly after, Fumi began dating a cool, attractive upperclassman who, coincidentally enough, had ties to Akira's current school, the prestigious Fujigaya Girls' Academy.

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Characters

Manjoume, Fumi
Manjoume, Fumi
Main
Okudaira, Akira
Okudaira, Akira
Main
Sugimoto, Yasuko
Sugimoto, Yasuko
Supporting
Ikumi, Kyouko
Ikumi, Kyouko
Supporting
Oono, Haruka
Oono, Haruka
Supporting
Fumi-san
Fumi-san
Supporting
Le Petit Prince
Le Petit Prince
Supporting

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tehnominator
Sep 7, 2013
It proves difficult to write about something which has been a part of a life; each moment became a memory, every volume, a mark of another year having passed.

Perhaps I'm the worst person to talk about Aoi Hana. Having begun publishing in 2004, it was a manga with which I've grown up. It covers in its almost decade-long lifespan three solid years of the lives of two teenagers, Manjoume Fumi and Okudaira Akira. Or perhaps we can say it shows even more, decades of their lives, ranging from early childhood to early adulthood.

It is this time difference that makes this series hard for me to read more
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namatsu
Jun 1, 2014
"Someone is in love with me...
...said, 'I love you' to me, even...
...and it's a girl"

*does contain spoilers*

Aoi Hana is a romantic yuri high school drama by Takako Shimura telling the story of Okudaira Akira and Manjoume Fumi - two childhood friends separated from each others ten years before, who now reunite by going to high school in the same town. Sounds like an average high school romance story? Don't be fooled. Although it may seem like a light-hearted romantic comedy with some drama at first, Aoi Hana evolves into a beautifully written growth story before one realizes.

Aoi Hana is a very strong manga in many read more
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Torra27
Dec 5, 2015
I would only recommend reading Aoi Hana if you were really desperately starved for some yuri in your life. As I know good yuri works are pretty hard to come by and if you are after some school-girl angsting yuri crush story, then yes. Give Aoi Hana a go. (Though I think Sasameki Koto is a lot better.)

Though Aoi Hana is looooooong. Long in the way that it drifts over to the side characters pretty much constantly and if you don't remember names well then it can be pretty confusing. A few times I was reading thinking 'wait who's this?' 'what's the deal with read more
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Recommendations

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Both Girl Friends And Aoi Hana Are cute stories about Two best friends falling in love with each other. 
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Both of these manga are about two friends falling in love.
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Similar art style, stories, and atmosphere. Both involve girl x girl stories with more realistic tone. 
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Both are for the same mangaka and deal with characters that are growing and learning about theirselves. The story of Aoi Hana also deals with sexuality and love matters in a kind and delicated way. 
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Recent News

Aoi Hana Manga To End This July

It has been announced that Takako Shimura's yuri manga Aoi Hana (Sweet Blue Flowers) will end in the 82nd issue of Manga Erotics F. Source: Natalie


Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Aoi Hana Chapter 25 Discussion
ferruiz34 - Apr 19, 2010
1 replies by Wannabiteme »»
Jan 29, 3:08 PM
Finished the anime. Should I read from the start or where it left off?
Mayuka - Feb 6, 2015
2 replies by MihoWittmann »»
Dec 11, 2015 6:51 PM

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