22-year-old Hatanaka Seri is the daughter of a family with great wealth, but no historically significant name. 22-year-old Furumidou Yuzuki is the son of a family with a prestigious background that no longer has much money. From their parent's perspectives, a marriage between them is not only mutually beneficial but extremely desirable. Seri, however, is dead set against it. Not only does she hate being forced to do something that is not of her own accord, she cannot see how their marriage could even work. They may have been friends when they were young children, but she and Yuzuki have since grown apart and at present, don't even like each other. Fully expecting Yuzuki to agree, she is surprised to find out that he is at ease with their parents' decision. Is he just too lazy to rebel against his family or is there a much more mysterious and sinister explanation for his desire to get married so quickly?
Anata ni Hana wo Sasagemashou is a good supernatural romance that josei readers will enjoy, it delivers a good story in a setting of mystery and suspense with a good looking cast of characters. If you have ever read any of this mangaka's works, this is in the same genre supernatural josei romance but with a more traditional Japanese theme and I thought the story itself was interesting with a better plot.
Ohmi draws really handsome sexy men ( and I do mean men not boys ) but this story has less smut than her other stories and more story while still being a romance, and the smut is handled in a very classy way, it’s romantic. I like her art style. Each of her guys looks different too.
The two main characters are childhood friends who are engaged by their parents . Seri does not want to go along with it and doesn’t understand why he is passively going along with the parents’ plans. I liked the female heroine in this one better than the ones in this writers other series too. She is a josei heroine with a good character and I liked her because she was not some crying weak helpless thing, she seems a bit abrasive in the first couple of chapters to the male mc, but then as she realizes the dark stuff that is behind his actions, she becomes much stronger but nicer and they get along better as a team. Yuzuki, the male mc seems very passive at first and acts sort of weak but grows more decisive. And thankfully he is not a jerk or a bad boy.
This story stands up as a good, fresh example of this mangaka’s work. I liked it better than Midnight Secretary and it is not as long as the Kindan series. So even if you didn’t like Midnight Secretary you might like this one a lot better as there are no vampires or werewolves and no arrogant jerk of a guy, but there is still a lot of supernatural stuff and there is more mystery to this one.
I liked that it thankfully steered clear of a lot of josei pitfalls and stereotypes, there is no cheating or office romances – instead we have pesky ancestors which is a lot more fun.
There is none of the josei criticisms that would drive readers who are leary of the genre away either, so guys don’t stay away from it cause of the tag.
If you like the whole childhood friends becoming lovers thing this is a good story for you too.
The story is the perfect length for the plot neither too short nor too long. The way the plot concludes is not stereotypical either. Also I don’t base stories on their endings but this one actually has a very well done ending that is different, well written and won’t leave you hanging. I would rate it 8.5 or between 8 and 9. If you are looking for a nice take on a supernatural theme give it a read.
I was not so interested in this manga plot-wise. There was a mystery going on, that's for sure, but I didn't find it so enticing as other mystery manga. It is a running plot, so it works, but I do think the curse could have been explained better in the end.
The romance was a little rushed for me. Another few chapters to develop it a little more would have convinced me of true love, as it didn't seem completely genuine.
What I loved most about the manga was the art. It is absolutely phenomenal. I was constantly marveling at Seri's hair and eyes, and everyone's body structures were also on point. The only thing I disliked were how long Yuzuki's eyelashes were because he was drawn to be bishounen and I am not so partial to pretty boys, but he was also beautiful.
There are some sex scenes in here. I could tolerate one scene, but I think there were about three, and I think they were unnecessary to the story.
Otherwise, I'll give this manga a solid 7. The plot is not particularly engaging, but some of it is good, and the art is definitely great.read more