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Hadashi de Bara wo Fume

Hadashi de Bara wo Fume

Alternative Titles

English: Stepping on Roses
Japanese: 裸足でバラを踏め


Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 57
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 5, 2007 to Mar 19, 2012
Authors: Ueda, Rinko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Margaret


Score: 7.691 (scored by 6820 users)
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Ranked: #20672
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Popularity: #372
Members: 12,833
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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...

(Source: Esthetique)


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.


Ashida, Souichirou
Ashida, Souichirou
Ashida, Sumi
Ashida, Sumi
Ijuuin, Nozomu
Ijuuin, Nozomu
Ijuuin, Miu
Ijuuin, Miu
Komai, Gengorou
Komai, Gengorou
Kitamura, Eisuke
Kitamura, Eisuke

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Sep 10, 2009
At first, I wasn't very sure I'd enjoy this manga. It started very suddenly, giving the reader no chance what-so-ever to get used to the rapid storyline & threw the reader into the happenings right away. What I assumed to be a bad thing at first, soon developed to be one of the story's main strenghts: the sudden change of scenery, the rapid pacing of the Storyline & twists and turns that give it its special spice. The further you proceed in the Story, the deeper the characters and the main storylines get. What seemed to be a pretty usual and ordinary storyline full of read more
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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, read more
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Oct 29, 2011
First of all, I had pretty hard time getting the name 'Hadashi de Bara wo Fume' right. I don't know why. I'm sure I have been able to memorize even more complicated Japanese phrases. Anyway, let's get to the point.

This manga had initially been a decent read but right on from the fifth volume, it got downright annoying. The first two volumes were too fast paced. It took me some time to digest the happenings. On the contrary, the volumes that follow were equally slow paced. The story was getting kind of repetitive and the characters were getting on my nerve. Just when I read more
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Aug 15, 2014

I feel like the manga could have been better, instead it was mediocre. Sumi, the main girl is just so irritating! She constantly causes trouble by her naiveness and then nobody blames her. Also, she is a master of shogi, she can't even read, how she can play shogi, does she just recognize the characters as the same? Her dislike of roses seems infrequent as well, she freaks out at seeing roses sometimes but other times she seems fine and fear of roses is questionable, *spoiler* she doesn't remember being a baby so how she still have her fear of roses when she was abandoned read more
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