Kaoru Hana wa Rin to Saku
The Fragrant Flower Blooms with Dignity
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Kaoru Hana wa Rin to Saku

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Synonyms: The Fragrant Flowers Bloom with Dignity
Japanese: 薫る花は凛と咲く
English: The Fragrant Flower Blooms with Dignity
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 21, 2021 to ?
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Serialization: Magazine pocket
Authors: Mikami, Saka (Story & Art)


Score: 8.631 (scored by 1654616,546 users)
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Ranked: #952
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Popularity: #309
Members: 52,791
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Despite being adjacent to one another, Chidori Public High School and the all-girls Kikyo Private Academy seem to exist in two different worlds. While the latter boasts an immaculate reputation and favors students from wealthy backgrounds, the former is a nest for dim-witted delinquents. Everyone at Kikyo harbors a deep hatred for their Chidori neighbors.

Sixteen-year-old Rintarou Tsumugi is a student at Chidori whose intimidating face leads people to avoid him. Rintarou pays no mind to this, as he is content with his group of friends. However, there is something he has not told them yet: sometimes, he helps out at his family's cake shop.

One day at work, Rintarou sees a customer at a table, but she runs off before he can talk to her. The next day, he receives an apology from the girl, Kaoruko Waguri, who explains that she did not run away because of his appearance and that she believes Rintarou is a kind-hearted person. Although he is not used to Kaoruko's bright personality, Rintarou looks forward to forming a friendship with her. There is just one obstacle that stands in his way: Kaoruko is a Kikyo student!

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Kaoru Hana wa Rin to Saku has been published digitally as an English simulpub as The Fragrant Flower Blooms with Dignity through K Manga.



Jun 6, 2022
Preliminary (14/? eps)
Just by looking at the cover picture, you can tell it is another "Romeo and Juliet", "Delinquent and smart girl" cliche slapped together. However, the mangaka is able to turn these overused tropes into something amazing and wholesome that other mangas with the same plot simply could not accomplish.

The plot is simple: we start of from the perspective of a delinquent guy, our male lead Tsumugi Rintaro from a low-ranked public high school, coincidentally meeting with a petite girl, our female lead Kaoruko Waguri from a prestigious all-girls high school, at a cake shop owned by Rintaro's mom. Both schools are also coincidentally next to ...
Dec 2, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (52/? eps)
This is your typical melodramatic romance manga where nobody seems to act like human beings, but rather like actors in some larger than life play. Something as commonplace as going to the beach with friends is turned into an absurdly cathartic, life-changing event, with hearty and sobbing speeches about friendship and how much life has changed and how much they've been through in just those few chapters. And everyone is constantly on edge about something or other, and then nothing can be solved in a subtle or simple manner, everything should and will be aggrandised for dramatic effect. People are constantly walking on eggshells, blushing, ...
May 13, 2024
Preliminary (48/? eps)
Deeply mediocre anime with bafflingly high rating. I guess people rate it high because the characters in this anime are all incredibly nice. Everyone is nice. Whenever you think there might be some tension, it turns out there was a misunderstanding.

And this niceness is the only character trait that any character has. Other than apologizing. Everyone apologizes for the weirdest non-infractions. Did a character not share a minor detail about their personal life with their friends - they will apologize for this, and then their friends will apologize for expecting details, and the main character will apologize for... Just endless apologizing.

The main female character ...

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