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Japanese: ハツ*ハル
English: Hatsu*Haru
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 53
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 11, 2014 to Apr 13, 2018
Genre: Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Betsucomi
Authors: Fujisawa, Shizuki (Story & Art)


Score: 7.571 (scored by 20552,055 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #21652
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2033
Members: 7,821
Favorites: 58

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Playboy Kai definitely knows his way around girls' hearts, but when he has a run-in with tomboy Riko, he may be in for more than he bargained for! Riko definitely doesn't fit Kai's usual type of girl: she's short-tempered, scary, and can (has) easily beat him up. There's no way a rough and tumble girl like Riko is capable of a delicate feeling like love! So imagine his surprise when he finds out about her secret, one-sided crush... But it's none of his concern, right?

(Source: Yen Press)


Hatsu*Haru has been licensed in English by Yen Press.


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Dec 27, 2020
newhotdog (All reviews)
I just finished the manga and it was super cute. I love the fact that it doesn't have any unnecessary drama and a love triangle. All the relationships have their own story and focus. One of the interesting things about this series is that it is focusing on the main boy dialogue more than the girl, which makes the series refreshing. Most shoujo focuses on the main girl's struggle but this one puts us in the main boy shoes and his struggles and it was super adorable.

My favourite one is definitely taka and the camera girl. Definitely one of read more
May 8, 2019
Happidode (All reviews)
Story: [8/10]
The story revolves around our male main lead, Ichinose Kai, as he maneuvers his way into wooing our female main lead, Takanashi Riko. The story is in the perspective of Kai, the school's resident player! Incidentally, this "womanizer" falls for Riko who happens to be our unpopular tomboy. While the story maintains a fresh take on the popular guy-tomboy girl cliche: the drama, the misunderstandings or side plots can be a bit mundane and draggy at times. Kai and Riko definitely score points on the level of cuteness they exude from each other though!

Art: [8/10]
The art is very cute with their read more
Jan 16, 2021
rti9 (All reviews)
Hatsu*Haru is a cute romance about cute characters having cute relationships. The problem here is that being cute is what limits this story from being better than it can be. While it is easy to like the bubbly cast in their dreamy situations, there isn't much depth to anything because there is an emphasis to keep things charming. This lack of a more down-to-earth storytelling makes things too convenient, too distant from reality.

The pairings of tomboyish Riko Takanashi + the sentimental Kai Ichinose and the silent Misaki Takaya + the ebullient Ayumi Shimura are lovable as they learn more about themselves and their loved ones. read more
Jan 21, 2014
ishitagupta (All reviews)
Hatsu Haru is a shining jewel in the treasure chest of shoujo romances in a school setting. Though I’m possibly getting a bit ahead of myself given its newness (the first chapter released nary 10 days ago) I cannot help but be drawn to its novelty, its gaiety and its overall awesome-sauce-ness!

The plot starts off with our *gasp* male lead and protagonist Kai Ichinose enjoying a blissfully blessed high school life, filled with girls throwing themselves at him given his natural charm and good looks. He knows he’s got it, he wants to flaunt it, and no amount of scolding from his well meaning classmate read more

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