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Hana nomi zo Shiru

Hana nomi zo Shiru

Alternative Titles

English: Only the Flower Knows
Japanese: 花のみぞ知る


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 13
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 19, 2009 to Jul 19, 2012
Genres: Drama, Romance, Yaoi
Authors: Takarai, Rihito (Story & Art)
Serialization: Craft


Score: 8.441 (scored by 7419 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Members: 13,920
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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /13


Youichi's life at university is going just fine. He isn't having any trouble with his classes, he has plenty of friends, and even a cute girlfriend named Minami. Then the day comes where he meets Misaki. Misaki is a reserved, stand-off-ish fellow but for some reason, Youichi can't seem to get him out of his mind. In fact, he can't seem to stay away. When he lands a job working in the lab with Misaki, it seems more than just the flowers are about to bloom. But will they recognise their emotions for what they are, and have the courage to accept it?

(Source: DMG)


Hana nomi zo Shiru has been published digitally in English by Digital Manga Guild as Only the Flower Knows since November 30, 2011.

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Feb 19, 2011
Okay- I admit that my review is slightly biased by my love for Rihito Takarai's art (I am an art junky) but, it really was a great story- and sweet. It's one of those stories that makes you go "aw" every 2 and a half pages. I really enjoyed it- it was just one of those stories that make you feel happy. It's a very light shounen-ai so if your wary of that kind of stuff, don't be; its worth it.
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May 12, 2014
The story was simple and straight forward and the development of the romance between the two main characters took place in a relatively logical and gradual way; so don't expect the main duo to jump in bed with each other right off the bat. At one point I even questioned why the tag "Yaoi" was added to this manga.

What stuck with me most was no doubt the art, very beautiful. I'm not sure what it is, but Takarai sensei's style gives off a very "tranquil" vibe, fitting in nicely with the shounen-ai genre. The scenes which had to portray the characters in a state of read more
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Jul 10, 2012
I wanted to read something like Seven Days. I came apon Hana Nomi by the same author. (I must add, it was really dificult to find online.) I'm glad I found it though, everything I thought was missing from Seven Days was fullfiled in this manga.

The characters were developed really well as the story progresses they change and grow just like how good well-developed characters should change and grow. You just want Misaki and Arakuwa to love eachother and be together forever because of this. I really liked how Misaki's darkish past was potrayed, it definitally did a good job of suprising me. I wonder read more
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Oct 4, 2013
I have a bit of a sad obsession with this series and I also absolutely adore the artist.

JUST SO ADORABLE. So many moments where I'd have to just stop reading and cover my face with my hands because of how sweet they were. There is not really unnecessary drama and nothing is too typical in this manga. The seme is so kind and gentle, so many "AWWW" worthy moments because of him. The story is not overdramatic but still manages to be really interesting.

Beautiful art. Too beautiful. It's just what I expect from Takarai Rihito.

I fell in love with the couple! And there was read more
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