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Synonyms: Miss Sunflower
Japanese: ひまわりさん


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 109
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 27, 2009 to Jul 27, 2022
Genres: Girls Love Girls Love, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Alive
Authors: Sugano, Manami (Story & Art)


Score: 7.651 (scored by 14461,446 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19482
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3645
Members: 5,739
Favorites: 105


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Volumes: /13
Chapters: /109


Himawari-san is the current owner of an old bookstore, when a high school girl named Matsuri comes in and asks for a job. Their friendship begin from there.



May 10, 2024
A pure love story between a young bookstore owner and a terribly smitten girl who comes to visit every day from the high school nearby.

The relationship between the two develops at a comfortable pace as the story demonstrates how books can shape one's relationships in profound ways, and explores what's fundamentally human about wanting to tell stories, and wanting to read them. The characters in Himawari-san are wreathed with and steeped in love, from difficult pasts to the day-to-day, to ends and beginnings across generations in a place that feels like home. Matsuri is a bundle of pure joy, and watching her slowly unravel the ...
Oct 23, 2022
Preliminary (105/109 eps)
There is a sort of trope or subcategory of wholesome age-gap romance where the older protagonist seems to be waiting on the high school girl to graduate or come of age before acknowledging their feelings or confessing their love. In this pure love story (think Amaama to Inazuma/Sweetness & Lightning) there may be no hint of sexual attraction or romantic interest on the part of the older, responsible adult. It's as if the adult protagonist never had an erotic thought in her life until suddenly our ingenue is 18 and a high school graduate. Himawari-san is one of those stories that never gives us the ...
Jan 14, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (17/109 eps)
Himawari-san is something you read after reading a hardcore plot manga.My reason is because the story flow slowly.

The character development is slow.As example,Matsuri.I still felt that I dunno this girl properly.There is also only one male character,Himawari brother.I'm not a shoujo-ai fan so I think there is not enough male character in this manga.There also new character for each episode that I thought is the reason for the slow character development.

On the other hand,I admire the art.It was drawn beautifully.I also use the art to make reference when I'm drawing my own.

Overall,it is a nice story.The reason I attracted to read this because of the ...

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