Hadashi de Bara wo Fume
Stepping on Roses
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Hadashi de Bara wo Fume

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Japanese: 裸足でバラを踏め
English: Stepping on Roses
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 57
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 5, 2007 to Mar 19, 2012
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Margaret
Authors: Ueda, Rinko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.471 (scored by 98239,823 users)
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Ranked: #31332
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Popularity: #904
Members: 19,313
Favorites: 404
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Volumes: /9
Chapters: /57


Sumi Kitamura is the second eldest in a parentless family of six. One day after her older brother leaves town, her younger brothers and sisters are taken away. The only way for her to get them back is to make a lot of money fast. On her quest to find money, a man offers to give her the money if she marries him...

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Hadashi de Bara wo Fume was published in English as Stepping on Roses by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from April 6, 2010 to February 5, 2013.



Mar 28, 2015
First, let me say my opinion of this manga when first seeing the cover and the plot summary.

I thought that, " Well, it's gonna be one of those marriage agreement thingy and one's gonna fall inlove w/ his/her partner... since this is shoujo might as well expect it. But, I'm gonna give it a try... just one try, ".


I never knew this manga had the PYSCHO thingy in it which was so beautifully expressed! The characters portrayed themselves very well. Especially, Nozumo and Soichirou.

At first I was like, " Yep, Nozumo's attitude's gonna be like this, ...
Nov 18, 2016
Mixed Feelings
To start out with the positive aspects to this manga, what probably pulled me into the story was the way the fashion or clothes are drawn. This is as the story is set in the Meiji era and therefore it is interesting to see both very beautifully drawn traditional Japanese and Western clothing incorporated into the manga. Sumi (lead female character) also clearly comes over as very pretty through the drawing style. Yet sadly these few perks are unable to outweigh the problems which I have found with this manga.

Beginning with the pacing of the story, it truly throws the reader around, which does not ...
Apr 14, 2017
Whew, my first ever review. The only reason I'm bothering is because I really hope people won't waste their time with this awful piece of poop.

At first, I thought this story had potential. I've read quite a few manga now where the male lead is mean at first to the female lead before gradually letting his soft side do him in.

However, the amount of abuse in this story is appalling. You think that he's going to admit his feelings, then he treats Sumi like garbage and expects her to understand that it's because he's so into her despite his history of verbal abuse. Of course ...

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