Harumatsu Bokura
Waiting for Spring
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Harumatsu Bokura

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Synonyms: We Are Waiting for Spring, We hope for blooming
Japanese: 春待つ僕ら
English: Waiting for Spring
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 61
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 24, 2014 to Mar 24, 2020
Genre: Romance Romance
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Dessert
Authors: Anashin (Story & Art)


Score: 7.741 (scored by 1049110,491 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15232
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #499
Members: 35,492
Favorites: 697

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Waiting for Spring
Volume 1


The timid and reserved Mitsuki Haruno seeks her dream sociable life at high school. But despite her best efforts, her ineptitude to speak her mind impedes her from befriending anyone. Nonetheless, while working at a cafe one day, she has a fateful encounter with her school's four idolized basketball players—Towa Asakura, Rui Miyamotoi, Ryuuji Tada, and Kyousuke Wakamiya. At first glance, these four heartthrobs come off as arrogant individuals, responsible for invading her cafe's safe haven. Soon after though, as they uphold their promise of keeping her workplace a secret, Mitsuki starts to see them in a new light.

Hence begins an improbable friendship between Mitsuki and the boys, as her days of solitude finally comes to an end. However, things aren't always so simple—with her heart waning toward Asakura and the female students green with envy, is there a chance this friendship could blossom into something more?

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With the release of volume 13 in December 2019, Dessert magazine announced that Harumatsu Bokura had exceeded 4.8 million cumulative copies in circulation. In 2017, the manga was one of four nominations for the 41st Kodansha Manga Award in the shoujo category; P to JK (My Boy in Blue) received the award.

Two drama CDs were bundled with limited edition volumes 7 and 9 of Harumatsu Bokura, released on May 12, 2017 and March 3, 2018, respectively. Nobunaga Shimazaki was cast as Towa Asakura; Tomoyo Kurosawa as Mitsuki Haruno; Souma Saitou as Rui Miyamoto; Yuuichirou Umehara as Kyosuke Wakamiya; and Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Ryuuji Tada. In December 2018, a live-action movie adaptation of Harumatsu Bokura starring Tao Tsuchiya premiered in theaters.

Harumatsu Bokura was published in English as Waiting for Spring by Kodansha Comics USA from July 18, 2017 to March 09, 2021.



May 16, 2020
I thought the character development was decent because there's obvious change and the author incorporated scenarios that would highlight that development which was nice. Overall, it was a good manga to read if you're looking for something easy and light that packs cute scenes, emotions, and good ol' camaraderie/rivalries.

One thing I thought this manga did a good job at was actually showing what the leads liked about one another; it was clear and it seemed more thought-out than other mangas I've seen. But I had pretty serious second-lead syndrome with this one as well...

I hope you enjoy reading this if you choose to ...
Oct 18, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (38/61 eps)
This manga has great art, and physically attractive characters, but it is too realistic for me. What do I mean by realistic? The characters are mostly self-absorbed or downright narcissistic. Towa, the main male character, is overly concerned for others, to the point that he is a doormat. Mitsuki, the female main character, strings along the male characters, refusing to make a decision because all that matters is her ego. And the love polygon story is kept going because the editor and author are trying to meet a quota of chapters.

If MAL had a category for most hated characters, I might put a couple ...
Aug 25, 2023
Coming here after Unmei no Hito ni Deau Hanashi, I guess one might expect the same level of writing, but no, Harumatsu Bokura is nothing but a snoozefest. While the art is gorgeous and stylish, this is the only strong point of the entire series. The story lacks depth and the characters are either boring or annoying. The only good character is the second male lead, but he is the second male lead and of course he doesn't get what he wants in the end. It's quite weird how the author chose to focus on this particular character instead of the two protagonists who actually ...

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