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Aoi Hana

Aoi Hana

Alternative Titles

English: Sweet Blue Flowers
Japanese: 青い花

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 55
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 17, 2004 to Jul 6, 2013
Authors: Shimura, Takako (Story & Art)
Serialization: Manga Erotics F

Statistics

Score: 7.911 (scored by 3453 users)
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Ranked: #11812
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Popularity: #803
Members: 8,944
Favorites: 407
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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /55
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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.

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Background

Aoi Hana was initially digitally published in English as Sweet Blue Flowers by Digital Manga Publishing under Digital Manga Guild imprint on April 2, 2014. Only the first volume was released. VIZ Media picked up the license and has been rereleasing the series in 2-in-1 omnibuses under the VIZ Signature imprint since September 19, 2017. It has also been published in Spanish as Flores Azules by Milky Way Ediciones since October 2015.

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Sep 7, 2013
tehnominator (All reviews)
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
Jul 13, 2016
ChristopherKClaw (All reviews)
Fun fact: this is the greatest fucking thing ever created.

Okay, let's be real for a moment here. Obviously there's a slight bit of hyperbole in that above statement. What I really mean by that is that this is essentially the absolute best version of exactly what it's trying to be. I don't want to oversell this, guys, but considering how much attention it looks like this has gotten I'd say it's about due time that a few more rave reviews got thrown in its direction. I'm not one to dole out unconditional praise towards any story, but this piece of art has absolutely deserved it read more
Jun 1, 2014
namatsu (All reviews)
"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
Dec 5, 2015
Torra27 (All reviews)
I would only recommend reading Aoi Hana if you were really desperately starved for some yuri in your life. As I know good yuri works are pretty hard to come by and if you are after some school-girl angsting yuri crush story, then yes. Give Aoi Hana a go. (Though I think Sasameki Koto is a lot better.)

Though Aoi Hana is looooooong. Long in the way that it drifts over to the side characters pretty much constantly and if you don't remember names well then it can be pretty confusing. A few times I was reading thinking 'wait who's this?' 'what's the deal with read more

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