Synonyms: Flower With Devil
Published: Oct 20, 2007 to Nov 20, 2010
Authors: Oto, Hisamu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Score: 8.571 (scored by 7380 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
May 11, 2010
You might say I'm crazy for giving this series a perfect score, a ten, but trust me when I say this series deservers even more. Could you imagine not wanting to touch the one you care about because you're scared you'll only do harm? Could you imagine knowing you will live while your loved one will eventually die? Could you imagine falling for someone you shouldn't have?
Hana to Akuma tells the tale of Vivi and Hana, a demon and a human. Vivi finds Hana alone in the snow as a baby and decides to take care of her "to pass the time". What Vivi didn't plan to do was become so attached to her. Throughout the entire manga you see their love for each other grow. They face obstacles in their journey, some trivial and simple, and other serious and life changing. One obstacle Vivi must face personally is a human boy fancying Hana, something I particularly enjoyed very much. A demon king also comes between the two, even going so far as to make Hana do something that results her in pain but Vivi to be saved.
The first couple chapters of Hana to Akuma are sweet and short one-shot like chapters that start to give you a taste of the relationship between Vivi and Hana. As the series moves on their relationship deepens and I know you will begin to understand why this series deserves a ten.
Hana to Akuma is full of sweet moments between the Viva and Hana, as well as very funny and witty comments exchanged from Vivi and his fellow demon friend Felton. True shoujo fans will not be disappointed by Hana to Akuma at all, and I believe those who just like a little bit of romance every know and then will find this to be worth their time.
And come on, have you seen Vivi? :D
ORIGINAL: Many people might see Hana to Akuma as your typical shoujo manga. However, I happen to enjoy this series very much. Granted the plot and story take a while to develop, but right now the manga is progressing fairly well. A big twist has just been revealed and I'm dying to know the ending .
The art of the manga isn't so bad either. I think they way the author draws Vivi at his different emotions really shows what kind of person he is. Hana is captured as a pure innocent happy-go-lucky girl. All the other character's appearances really do exemplify their nature.
The characters themselves are alright. Of course Hana and Vivi are my favorite because they are the lead roles. The other characters do have a chance to go through character development in the series, but sometimes I do get annoyed when they are dedicated a whole entire chapter. One of the hardest things to do in anime and manga is developing characters without over shadowing the main leads. Hana to Akuma is 'good' in developing characters, because I have seen worse.
Overall, this is one of my favorite manga. I'm a shoujo fangirl period, and I feel like this manga shows a lot of shoujo characteristics. Vivi always ends up saving Hana. Hana yearns for Vivi, and later on he does too. Vivi tries do deny his feelings, as does Hana. They both get jealous when the other is with the opposite sex.. . and so on.
I recommend this manga to anyone who'd like to get a taste of shouja manga. It's a good way to start. Also, Vivi isn't half that bad XD read more
Dec 11, 2010
It was a beautiful, bittersweet story. A demon comes to earth and raises an abandoned human child, and as she grows up they both really start to adore each other. The manga is about them overcoming their challenges to be together, and yes, while it was a romantic manga, the bond is very sweet, and goes beyond the typical shoujo relationship.
Like I said, I wasn't really in to the art at first, but I learned to appreciate it as it was. And it's not like it was bad, the mangaka's style was just a little bit different than most.
The characters really grew on me; Hana seemed like your typical shoujo lead, but she really wasn't. I really loved her, and she was a good protagonist for this kind of light-hearted manga. There was very minimal character growth in Hana, but that doesn't mean she was a bad character. The character growth was more in Vivi, as he learned to accept Hana for what she is and how to treat her.
I really, really loved this manga. I recommend it to anyone. It's a little sad, but it's very cute. I wasn't prepared for it to end, but everything has to end sometime.
Overall, you should probably go check out Hana to Akuma. I've been reading it since the very beginning, and I'm glad I stuck with it. It was really touching. read more
Jul 2, 2009
Fairly basic one character trying to belong where she does not and vice versa. There are many manga which have pulled this off admirably well, for instance Ouran Highshool Host Club and Special A, both manga/anime where a 'poor' girl is thrown into a rich world (one slightly more belivable than the other, only slightly). Hana to Akuma however concerns the human and demon world. While this is a common mix, Hana to Akuma seems a bit too common. The ideas, themes, basic structure for the entire of the two worlds seems a little too basic, it's almost as if the writer/artist chose the two settings for the sake of custome, which there is no end to.
The plot also follows the basics of all shoujo manga that hits big, but not that big. The same 'steps' if you will. But what bothers me most is the length of these 'steps' or sagas. Some last up to only a chapter! I would except this sort of short lived sagas for fillers, jokes even, but even the most serious of eras finds it's self cut short by two chapters.
Basic, sometimes flat. Alot of the time the artist seems to have no idea of dimensions, nor do the characters faces match emotion. The eyes have hardly any emotion to them where there should be nothing but. I also found it hard as to where specific characters where aiming their speech at, unless directly facing the other with their full body.
Again, basic. Main girl is somewhat ditzy, new to love, hits all sorts of pitfalls that her stupid smile seems to get through, simeply because logic fails her. The main guy is cool, aloof and nearly perfect. Elenor is your local snob, I could go on but you get the idea. All formulated characters.
Overall, I enjoy hana to akuma but there are some blaring problems I just can't miss. read more
Apr 18, 2011
Hana to Akuma was a masterpiece! It was really a thrilling, enjoyable and an exciting manga. I really recommend this to everyone out there who have yet read this. I have read TONS, yes TONS of manga.. but Hana to Akuma was the very best. You will really carve to see the next chapter/page.
Also, let's not forget the title which REALLY fits for this manga - Hana to Akuma.. in other words, The flower and the demon. Somehow, the title 'says' about the love between the 2 main characters in this manga.
In each and every chapter and page of this manga, it never, not even one failed any of my expectations. Just base it from the plot, the story is rather unique. I have to admit that I'm obsessed with this, really. What made me love this manga more was the ending. Even I myself can't believe what I just felt at the end. It was a happy-sad ending. Everytime I read the ending, I never failed to cry.
The story teaches us one important lesson.. just trying to keep out from spoilers, I cannot say it. If you're so curious about it, try reading until the very end.:)
Art - 10/10
One more reason for people to read this is that because Oto-sensei drew all the characters very well.. even the environment. I love how he draw Vivi and Hana. Also, he really draw very well the exact emotion of Vivi. That's what I love more. Can't say more.
Character - 10/10
I love each and every character personalities in the story. Even the heroine, Hana. You can say that she's quite a stubborn and a naive girl but that's just what makes me like her more. It makes my heart skip a beat when Hana's naive-ness comes out in a romantic situation then Vivi have to do or say something straight just for her to understand.
Enjoyment - 10/10
I really enjoyed this manga until the very end. There is nothing more I can say.♥
Overall - 10/10
I'm really giving Hana to Akuma a perfect score. Everything is just so perfect, seriously. Just wanna say a huge thanks to Oto-sensei, the author of this manga for making such a fabulous manga! I really admire you.
Oct 1, 2013
So, the story would start with Vivi, a high class duke from the demon world. One day, Vivi decides to leave the demon world for a second and go down to the human world. While Vivi is heading to his mansion, he notices something at his mansion's gates: a human baby. At first, he doesn't know what to do, but the baby is crying loudly, so he decides to take it inside. He shows his butler the baby and asks what to do. His butler says that the baby must be hungry and cold, since it was left out in the cold winter. As they start to comfort the baby, she notices Vivi and smiles. Vivi is quite surprised that a human baby would smile at a demon.
His butler says that its a smile like a flower, which makes Vivi think of "Hana" meaning flower. Right then, Vivi decides to call the baby Hana and says that she will live with him from then on.
The story begins to unfold as Hana gets older and gets closer to Vivi. This manga goes on to the point that it was a masterpiece to me, an absolute must read no matter what!
Jun 24, 2009
OVERALL, really good!
Apr 24, 2012
But the last part is not tru. they are not sad. they are proud they are tresure the time, the memmories.
I think This is the path, that most people can't go. They wanted to change the rules. not accepting the truth. and that is the biggest mistake.
I give a best score because i learn something from this manga, and i will tresure it. Until i die. :)
Dec 28, 2011
It is not a manga that is too complicated and is too in length in the speeches the characters are given. It is easy to understand and braids together great storyline, good humor and fantasy.
Even the ending (no spoilers, don't worry) is a good one. I must admit though that I had to read it twice to feel this way.
If demons existed, I'd like to be a part of that mansion. XD
Jan 8, 2010
The story was one that has been over-used and already torn down to pieces. It's rather slow and filled with clichés. It seemed to me like the manga-ka just sew elements from different Shoujo series and turned into this series. Nothing about it is original at all, nor does it have any interesting twists.
I'd call this the saving point of the series. The art is above average and was really pleasing to the eye. Each character design is different and very good; not once did I mistake a character for another. Backgrounds were rather nice, simple but kept the attention mostly on the character which is what I'm pretty sure the manga-ka wanted.
One stereotype after another is what I felt as I looked at the characters on each panel. The main character, or "flower" of the series, is your typical childish girl for her age with overly exaggrated innoccense. We have the kind servants who adore the little girl, dot over her constantly, and are given no development at all. Then we have our male lead, which is also a very typical man for a shoujo series, with his attempts at being stoic but in fact he gushes over the girl every second. None of the characters are given much development, and this greatly disappoints me since this is a series that would actually be very good if it did.
I had to force myself to read every chapter I did read, since I was hoping this would get better. I could only read so far before my patience ran out. This series is now put on my "dropped list" and will continue to be so.
I don't know what people see in this series, because I can hardly handle reading this. But if you like a series that has stereotypical character, corny romance, and good art this is something I recommend for you. I, for one, did not enjoy this manga and will now proceed to avoid it like a plague... read more
Oct 20, 2011
It included some adventure, tragedy, comedy and drama as it made me cry! I would recommend this for anyone who loves supernatural, as it had a great balance of that genre. Although this manga is quite long, each chapter entertains you and I would call this one of the most unique manga's. You won't regret reading and rereading it time and time again.
There are a lot of characters with their own personalities which make the manga even more interesting, it would've been a bit better if the main character was shown growing up and how the interactions between her and other characters developed with her age although the child-like appearance did make the story appear more unique. Overall I really enjoyed the balance of all the genres and the art and story line really made this manga worthwhile. read more