Hadashi de Bara wo Fume
Stepping on Roses
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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
Genres: DramaDrama, HistoricalHistorical, RomanceRomance, ShoujoShoujo
Authors: Ueda, Rinko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Margaret


Score: 7.511 (scored by 94379,437 users)
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Ranked: #24872
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Popularity: #681
Members: 18,224
Favorites: 397
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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.


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Mar 28, 2015
SakataMaerii (All reviews)
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
Aug 31, 2015
Kiradada (All reviews)
Hadashi de Bara wo Fume was really good manga. But I think final chapter was really disapponting one. There was a issue (Don't worry I won't do spoilers) that take too many chapters and then problem was solved in one or two page (in the final chapter) I was like ''Whaaat???'' and few more pages and the end. To sum up I think it started great, continued really great but the ending was terrible. (Sorry for the bad english.)
Nov 18, 2016
tetsuya2 (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 15, 2014
Otaku365 (All reviews)

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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