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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: 7.991 (scored by 2256 users)
Ranked: #8662
Popularity: #796
Members: 5,537
Favorites: 279
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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.

(Source: Lililicious; updated from an early misreading of the school name Fujigaya, called Fujigatani in initial translations of the first chapters)

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Characters

 Fumi
Manjoume, Fumi
Main
 Akira
Okudaira, Akira
Main
 Yasuko
Sugimoto, Yasuko
Supporting
 Kyouko
Ikumi, Kyouko
Supporting
 Ryoko
Ueda, Ryoko
Supporting
 Hinako
Yamashina, Hinako
Supporting
 Miwa
Motegi, Miwa
Supporting

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namatsu
Jun 1, 2014 5:03 AM
"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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tehnominator
Sep 7, 2013 6:16 PM
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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Recent News

Aoi Hana Manga To End This July
Brand - Jun 26, 2013
17 replies by BadMediaKarma »»
Jul 8, 2013 2:37 PM

Recent Forum Discussion

Finished the anime. Should I read from the start or where it left off?
mayukachan - Feb 6
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Feb 7, 8:12 PM
Poll: Aoi Hana Chapter 52 Discussion
Kokujin-kun - Jul 17, 2013
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Jan 14, 6:42 PM

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