Hana nomi zo Shiru
Only the Flower Knows
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Hana nomi zo Shiru

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Japanese: 花のみぞ知る
English: Only the Flower Knows
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 13
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 19, 2009 to Jul 19, 2012
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Erotica Erotica
Serialization: Craft
Authors: Takarai, Rihito (Story & Art)


Score: 8.241 (scored by 1241812,418 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #536
Members: 26,253
Favorites: 750

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In a series of chance encounters, university students Youichi Arikawa and Shouta Misaki are brought together. When they meet very briefly for the first and second time, Arikawa is not wearing the proper lenses needed to correct his terrible eyesight. All he has to remember Misaki by is a fuzzy impression of his figure and a necklace with a glass flower pendant that he dropped before hurrying away.

Even though they never introduced themselves, Arikawa dreams of Misaki repeatedly, somehow knowing what name to call out in his sleep. When he meets Misaki for a third time, now with clear vision, Arikawa finally sees his face and confirms his name. Although Arikawa is unsure why he is so strongly infatuated by this person, he knows for certain that he cherishes the man in his dreams, so he candidly confesses to Misaki! Can love at first sight strike as strangely as this?

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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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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
Feb 4, 2018
thegayshitposter (All reviews)
I'm still not over the fact that such an amazing exists. The pace of the story was perfect. The ending and their romance; nothing seemed rush. And the author managed to do all this is a span of 12 chapters!! Amazing is an understatement, to be honest.
It might seem like a cliche because of the shy-boy-falling-in-love-with-the-outgoing-boy storyline, but trust me, it's so much more than that.
The art style was amazing too! I wouldn't expect anything less of Takarai Rihito.
I think everyone should be able to enjoy this story, especially if you liked Seven Days. The two stories are similar, but I found read more
May 25, 2017
Hu22 (All reviews)
So this is my first review (hopefully it's good might by slightly biased). so to start off I didn't really know what to expect since I had just started reading yaoi. But this manga was so beautifully written it really got me into yaoi! So the art 10/10 is beautiful as expected of Takarai Rihito sensei it kinda have me a calmed and relaxed feeling very suitable for the manga. The story 9/10 was a bit dull and generic at some points but overall pretty good. Characters the characters 10/10 I thought; were very fleshed out with character development (yay!) which made a lot more read more

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