Hana wa Saku ka
Does the Flower Blossom?
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Hana wa Saku ka

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Synonyms: Hana wa Sakuka, Does the Flower Bloom?
Japanese: 花は咲くか
English: Does the Flower Blossom?
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 22, 2006 to Jan 22, 2015
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Erotica Erotica
Serialization: RuTile
Authors: Hidaka, Shoko (Story & Art)


Score: 8.231 (scored by 36723,672 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #2191
Members: 8,791
Favorites: 215

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On a train ride home one night, corporate slave Kazuaki Sakurai has an unpleasant encounter with another passenger, ruining Sakurai's outfit and documents from work. When the apathetic passenger—Youichi Minagawa—invites him to his residence to make amends for the incident, Sakurai goes without protest.

Aside from being a college student, Youichi turns out to own a huge house, which is something unusual for his age. While it piques Sakurai's interest, their unexpected connection does not last long after the compromise was made, and Sakurai returns to his recurring dull life. However, fate seems to have other plans for Sakurai.

Despite not intending to return, he often finds himself back in Youichi's house, and the occurrences that follow draw them closer to each other. In turn, Sakurai starts to take a deeper interest in the young man, while Youichi begins to display a rare side of himself ever since the office worker's appearance.

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Hana wa Saku ka has been published in English as Does the Flower Blossom? by DMP since January 27, 2015 and in Polish as Nim rozkwitną kwiaty by Yumegari since February 3, 2015.

The manga received a Japanese live-action movie adaptation which was released on February 14, 2018.



Nov 11, 2015
I LOVED THIS MANGA. I have always been rather reluctant to try Shounen-Ai as i pictured it to be terribly frivolous and fluffy and something i would never be emotionally invested in. HOWEVER, this went against every expectation i had with its compelling leads and original concept.

Sakurai Kazuaki aka Sakurai-san aka The sexy seme, is a 38 year old workoholic with no life really. He wants to try gardening in an attempt to spruce his dull life up but that fails due to his lack of skill but manages to be the medium through which he meets Minagawa Youichi. This happens as he ...
Apr 2, 2021
There is one thing I would like to change about this manga and that is for me to read the manga before I watch the film, because I did it the other way around and that was not a good idea.

The plot developed very nicely with a little bit more revealed every chapter. There are significant differences between the manga and the film in which the film is nowhere even close to how great the manga is and leaves out a lot of details, so I was glad to have the manga shed some light on some of the relationships and histories of the ...
Feb 12, 2013
Preliminary (20/35 eps)
"You're friendly to everybody.
But the truth is you're not interested in anyone."

Sakurai Kazuaki is 37 years old and addicted to work. It would, however, be wrong to say he is a workaholic since that might imply he actually enjoys what he does. The truth is that he spends fourteen hours at the office each day for no other reason than feeling compelled to. Almost needless to say, his relationships don't last very long. And as much as he'd like to take up gardening as a hobby, he's painfully aware that he lacks not only the necessary leisure, but is also not exactly blessed with a ...

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