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Hana wa Saku ka (Manga)

Hana wa Saku ka

Alternative Titles

English: Does The Flower Blossom?
Synonyms: Hana wa Sakuka, Does the Flower Bloom?
Japanese: 花は咲くか


Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 22, 2006 to Jan 22, 2015
Genres: Drama, Romance, Yaoi
Authors: Hidaka, Shoko (Story & Art)
Serialization: RuTile


Score: 8.441 (scored by 1224 users)
Ranked: #2062
Popularity: #1323
Members: 3,320
Favorites: 94
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Sakurai, who works for an ad agency, bumped into a young man on his way home. He dropped some business materials and a magazine and messed them up. Luckily, the young man happened to have the same magazine and offered Sakurai to hand it over, so Sakurai followed him to his house. The young man, Minagawa Youichi, was a college student and owned a big old house, which was used as a boarding house. Sakurai thought Minagawa was unsociable and hard to go along with, but somehow he started to visit his house frequently and...

(Source: Nakama)


Minagawa, Youichi
Sakurai, Kazuaki

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Feb 14, 2014
Since I'm bored I decided to write a review .

Hana wa Saku ka is really one of my most fave yaoi manga out there and probably my most fave work of Hidaka Shoko-sensei.

Story: 9/10

I've read this along time ago and I must admit, the first time I read it didn't really left an impression to me. At that time I thought it was just your typical BL and a forgettable story but I didn't find it that bad. It was still a good read. But still not good enough to satisfy me... probably because there were only few chapters available around that time (though read more
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Feb 12, 2013
"You're friendly to everybody.
But the truth is you're not interested in anyone."

Sakurai Kazuaki is 37 years old and addicted to work. It would, however, be wrong to say he is a workaholic since that might imply he actually enjoys what he does. The much sadder truth is that he spends fourteen hours at the office each day for no other reason than feeling compelled to. Almost needless to say, his relationships don't usually last for very long. As much as he'd like to take up gardening as a hobby, he's painfully aware that he lacks not only the necessary leisure, but is also not exactly read more
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Feb 8, 2013
I can't believe no one has written a review yet. This is definitely a must read for shounen ai fans!! I must say that I'm only on chapter 10 currently, so I may not be a good judge of the entire storyline but I thought I'll write a review on what I've seen so far.

First of all, the characters are very interesting and believable. One of the main characters is actually bordering an oyaji-type, and that's very refreshing in the ocean of bl mangas that frequently revolve around high school/college students only. Every character has many layers that are revealed slowly through the course of read more
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Dec 28, 2013
I plough through a lot of bl manga. I google ‘Best Shounen Ai Manga’, scour the forum lists and sift through the piles of recommendations in a never-ending quest to find the gems of this genre. This manga, written and illustrated by Hidaka Shoko, is one of those.

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There is a ‘boarding house’, where Youichi, a college student lives with his cousins, Shouta and Take, as well as a caretaker. His deceased father was a well-respected, very popular and well-liked artist of great talent. Basically, when he died, Youichi was brought up surrounded by immense pressure to conform to his father’s identity. He was a read more
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Both are slow developing romances where the uke is an artist and a little bit strange. Sono Te no has funny pats too
Both manga involve very mysterious, quiet ukes and outrageously curious semes.
Both ukes are quiet, reserved, and seemingly indifferent toward their semes. In SL, the seme is obviously chasing down the uke, but it's not quite like that in HwSk.

Also, it's important to note SL is an incomplete manga.
The same feel for a mature and introspective relationship, much more bittersweet in Complex (which can draw tears). Both very nice mangas, although Complex is probably the better of the two.
Both mangas are able to develop the plot and characters with very well thought out dialogues and subtle actions, and are thus very believable. They're light shounen ai, so they are both very sweet, and it's really not all about the sex. Another thing is that Youichi, the main character of Hana wa Saku ka is strangely similar to Ren from Super Lovers. Of course Youichi is much older and thus more mature, but they have a similar curiosity and aloofness towards things... and especially towards Sakurai/Haru.
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