Harumatsu Bokura
Waiting for Spring
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Harumatsu Bokura

Alternative Titles

English: Waiting for Spring
Synonyms: We Are Waiting for Spring, We hope for blooming
Japanese: 春待つ僕ら


Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 61
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 24, 2014 to Mar 24, 2020
Genres: RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo
Authors: Anashin (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dessert


Score: 7.811 (scored by 71637,163 users)
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Ranked: #11262
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Popularity: #458
Members: 26,022
Favorites: 482
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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 has been published in English as Waiting for Spring by Kodansha Comics USA since July 18, 2017.

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May 16, 2020
pipiiixiaa (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 14, 2020
AriaJung (All reviews)
Harumatsu Bokura is a light romantic story about love, friendship and rivalry that can easily be read by anyone. The plot is simple but executed brilliantly. The best part of this manga is the little moments between the two main leads and the secondary leads.

There isn't too many grand scale misunderstandings (except for one) and the author instead focuses on the little pockets of character development for each cast. The comedy is great and the direction of the plot is pretty clear from the start.

The main lead girl, Mitsuki is self-aware in a sense that she fully understands her feelings and abilities, which makes read more
Apr 25, 2021
HobbitPippin (All reviews)
Waiting for Spring in short is a super cute and beautifully drawn romance story, while it is a love triangle it is executed pretty well. The love triangle isn't the main focus and we get to focus on the characters themselves, basketball, and the school events.
Story: Not anything mind blowing, but it is well executed. There are some nice character moments, and it's overall very enjoyable. And the basketball parts are really fun to read. The one thing I didn't really like is how long it takes for the love triangle to be resolved. But that can be overlooked. It has a wonderful little ending read more
Feb 24, 2021
treeshrew (All reviews)
If you're looking for a cliche, light-hearted, love triangle "harem", with a little bit of sports, I would say this manga is for you!

Most of the characters are pretty likeable, and the story progresses relatively well. The male and female lead have a decent amount of growth throughout the series, and you find yourself rooting for the side characters too.

The only thing I wasn't too keen about was the love-triangle, as I didn't find Aya a particularly pleasant character, and found his behaviour a bit overly possessive. I also would have preferred if the female lead was more decisive and sure of her feelings read more

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