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Synonyms: Fuyume, Winter Sprouts
Japanese: flat


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 45
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 15, 2007 to Dec 14, 2013
Genres: ComedyComedy, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Authors: Aogiri, Natsu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Avarus


Score: 7.791 (scored by 16581,658 users)
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Ranked: #11962
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Popularity: #1900
Members: 7,028
Favorites: 73
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Heisuke is a young man who was left in charge of taking care of his little cousin Aki for a day. Being an only child who usually stays at home alone, Aki is quiet, reserved, and will go out of his way not to make trouble for others. As they spend more time together, Aki begins to grow very attached to Heisuke, especially since Heisuke's hobby is to make sweets and desserts. The quiet Aki eventually opens up to Heisuke, and Heisuke in return teaches Aki that sometimes it's all right to be selfish and say what you really want to do.

(Source: Bliss Scanlations)

Included one-shot:
Volume 2: Fuyume (Winter Sprouts)


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Aug 12, 2009
Noura (All reviews)
Hmm, The story is about a regular high school boy who had to spend the time with his cousin.

At first I didn't intend to read it cause I was reading Usagi Drop, but after while I thought why shouldn't I give it a try!
and I was amazed Aki-kun is so adorable, when he's shy or want something I keep thinking that I want a child like him!
Heisuke is reminding me a lot about Ginko in Mushishi, not only the drawing even the cold attitude of him!
Any way if I really recommend this manga if you want an easy reading manga read more
Sep 6, 2010
IceAndCream (All reviews)
5-year-old Aki-kun is a child of few words. Despite his tender age, he is very helpful (he does house chores by himself), and very selfless.
So it might have been a mistake to have his cousin Heisuke babysit him. Heiskue is a self-centered high schooler who'd rather think about sweets and cooking than anything else. And his first time watching Aki, he decides to leave him alone at the house for an hour so he can go shopping for snacks.
As little Aki is drawing with crayons, he hands him a pack of colored pencils. "Do you want to use these?"
Aki read more
Mar 10, 2010
Jazze (All reviews)
flat is about a laid back teenager who takes care of his reliable, younger cousin. Admittedly, I started reading this today because of a recommendation that someone made about My Girl (Mizu Sahara).

The artwork is pleasant to look at, and it reminds me of Mizu Sahara's art (and her couple other pen names). Although it's categorized as "shoujo," flat doesn't have a typical shoujo storyline and characters and art, which is precisely why I liked this. No huge eyes, no girl falling in love (though [spoiler?] there is one girl who falls in love with the main character, but her personality is such that she read more

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