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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: 8.431 (scored by 8276 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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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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More reviewsReviews

May 12, 2014
ITFujoshi (All reviews)
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
Oct 4, 2013
Mika-Pika (All reviews)
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
Dec 24, 2015
Potato_Teresa (All reviews)
100% I’m gonna be the worst review person ever, though I can only go by art. So the story part I can only do the plot. Along with that, deal with my worst spelling NA!

Story - 9
It haves a really nice feel when you reach chapter 12. And the plot is okay it sorta gets somewhere...

Art- 10
Really cute :D

Characters - 10
Enjoyed how Misaki always felt alone and never trusted anyone. and Arikawa just wants him and loves him, until the end they both love eachother

Enjoyment - 8
I maybe boring at first but then around chapter 10 or 11 the fun stuff starts!

Overall - 10
Oh please, read more
Feb 19, 2011
stellanumber7 (All reviews)
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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