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Synonyms: Hana Otoko
Japanese: 花男


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: 1991 to 1992
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Matsumoto, Taiyou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits


Score: 7.371 (scored by 409409 users)
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Ranked: #35642
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Popularity: #7706
Members: 1,633
Favorites: 20
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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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Feb 26, 2016
shukagari (All reviews)
Offered me a great line to start this review off with, "Of course it's cold! The important thing is to feel" which is definitely a motto one character lives by; and the other struggles to understand.

Feels like summer. This manga is very character driven, and also has a lot of baseball (although you won't need any prior knowledge to get into the swing of it...).

Brief; Shigeo Hanada is asked by his mother to spend the summer break with his father, Hanao Hanada - something Shigeo really doesn't want to do for a few reasons i.e. his father left him and his mum and he's still read more
May 1, 2020
Byt28 (All reviews)
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 read more

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