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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: Comedy Comedy, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Childcare Childcare, School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Comic Avarus
Authors: Aogiri, Natsu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.711 (scored by 18521,852 users)
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Ranked: #16722
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Popularity: #2567
Members: 8,035
Favorites: 75


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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /45


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)


Ogawa, Heisuke
Satou, Kotarou


Aug 12, 2009
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 ...
Sep 6, 2010
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 ...
Nov 14, 2021
This manga depicts the relationships of our main character, Heisuke, with his schoolmates and a kid that he has to take care of after school. In theory, this could be pretty entertaining setting, in which you can have your emotional moments, as well as calm ones, while having the realistic and believable background of a story. Did this manga provided something close to this ? Not really.

Story wise, the start and the pacing was interesting, new characters were added, they had their short cameos here and there, and initially it was entertaining. But then again, into it's mid-point, some characters are ...

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