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Bara no Tame ni

Bara no Tame ni

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Synonyms: For the Rose, The Rose, Roses
Japanese: 薔薇のために


Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 64
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 26, 1992 to Jan 26, 1998
Authors: Yoshimura, Akemi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Petit Comic


Score: 7.791 (scored by 468 users)
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Ranked: #15742
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Popularity: #4929
Members: 1,300
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Volumes: /16
Chapters: /64


After being dumped, followed closely by her grandmother's sudden death, the chubby Yuri is left broke and homeless. That is until she discovers that her grandmother had been lying to her for years. Her mother is not dead, but is in fact a famous movie star, and very much alive.

Upon arriving at her mother's house, she meets her three new beautiful siblings, all from different fathers. Her newfound family is filled with hilarious oddities, ranging from laziness to drunkennes to gay incest. She is constantly antagonized by her brothers Sumire and Aoi. And her sister Fuyou does little to help. And thus Yuri becomes little more than a maid in the household, catering to her siblings needs while her mother travels the world. But as Yuri's warmth fills the house which before had been so cold...what will happen between her and her brothers? Can they come to see each other as siblings before it's too late?

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Hanayashiki, Fuyou
Hanayashiki, Fuyou
Hanayashiki, Aoi
Hanayashiki, Aoi
Makurano, Yuri
Makurano, Yuri
Hanayashiki, Sumire
Hanayashiki, Sumire
Hanai, Syouko
Hanai, Syouko

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Nov 16, 2008
I really love this manga. I think the story is very interesting and the characters are very realistic and have depth. The main character, Yuri, is very sweet and lovable. I can really relate to her problems like feeling self conscious, etc. I think most women can! There is a good balance between tragedy and comedy and it's also got some mystery.

The art is very pretty but at times it seems a little bit rushed (understandable though because it's so detailed!). But otherwise, it's absolutely perfect! In my opinion, anyway. ^_~

If you enjoy romance, comedy, drama, Shoujou, or Josei, this manga will probably read more
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Sep 8, 2010
I thought: that's the typical shoujo: ugly girl, beautiful boys, lots of cliche, etc. But I was kinda (just kinda) wrong.

Ok I'd say that I like this manga, I'm currently reading it. Ok, ugly, fatty and idiot girl, dumped by his boyfriend, alone in the world, somehow has now three beautiful brothers (2 brothers and a sister)... cliché.
And I thought: ok... next chapter she's the most beautiful girl in the manga. But I was wrong and that pleased me. She's "building" her beauty, not just with her body, but with her personality. Even now, that I'm almost finishing reading, she's not omg so beautiful. read more
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Sep 4, 2010
I can't remember why I picked up this manga. The story line didn't leap out at me. I mean, how many stories are there about a girl who falls for her brother/step brother/relative. Many! However, the fact that is wasn't a high school romance appealed (not that I dislike HS romances, that is far from the truth, but sometimes the josei themed mangas appeal).

But Bara No Tame Ni is something special. I think it is the realness of the characters - from the cranky, rude, dismissive step family, to the abject selfishness of the mother, to the gentleness of Yuki. Despite how their weaknesses, I read more
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Mar 19, 2016
Bara no tameni has standard plot, standard art, but extraordinary characters.

The story is simple, you can find it a LOT. But i bet you will never find any manga that more enjoyable for this genre. I can not tell you how much i love and enjoy this manga.

Even though the story is simple, but the characters have their own charm. You will unable to hate every character in this manga. If you just want to feel positive, cheerful, and not stressed out because of antagonist character, i believe you need this manga.

Hey, don't get me wrong, these characters not a saint, not pure hearted read more
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