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Synonyms: Hana Otoko
Japanese: 花男


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: 1991 to 1992
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits
Authors: Matsumoto, Taiyou (Story & Art)


Score: 7.411 (scored by 549549 users)
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Ranked: #36392
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Popularity: #8070
Members: 2,256
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Shigeo is a high strung elementary school student living with his mother. His only concern is getting ahead in life by doing well in school. He despises his father Hanao(who is separated from them), who's an idealistic free spirit and kid at heart infatuated with the sport of baseball.

Shigeo's mother forces Shigeo to take time to visit his father and so begins Shigeo's lessons that there's more to life than excelling academically (courtesy of his very childish father).

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Oct 25, 2022
Hanaotoko is a great manga that manages to successfully present more serious ideas in an enjoyably unserious way.

This manga is weird. The art is weird and the characters are weird. In fact, the only thing that isn't extremely weird is most of the story, which has more mature strokes about family, growth, and change. However, the weird presentation paired with a slightly more grounded direction combines to form a very enjoyable and unique reading experience that kept me smiling throughout.

The highlight is definitely character growth. Most of the story revolves around Shiego, and how he changes through different environments and new experiences. The ...
May 1, 2020
This is manga is what you're looking for, no matter what you were looking for now this manga is what you ARE looking for.

This is probably one of my favourite manga of all time, it's not a common spokon since the baseball is actually used to talk of childhood dreams and responsibility, the manga may be described as a Slice of Life, the story about Hanao and his son is a way to reveal all the social pressure of modern japan and probably of the whole world, slowly crumbling the facade of what people wants you to be vs what you really should do and ...

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