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Hana no Namae

Hana no Namae

Alternative Titles

English: The Name of the Flower
Japanese: 花の名前

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 10, 2004 to Aug 10, 2007
Genres: Drama, Romance, Shoujo
Authors: Saitou, Ken (Story & Art)
Serialization: LaLa DX

Statistics

Score: 7.741 (scored by 2304 users)
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Ranked: #18132
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Popularity: #1126
Members: 5,433
Favorites: 35
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Volumes: /4
Chapters: /20

Synopsis

Devastated by the loss of both parents in a tragic accident, 18-year-old Chouko Mizushima loses her will to live. After living at the homes of several different relatives, she settles in with a handsome young writer named Kei Mizushima. Kei's a solitary, private person who is uncomfortable around most people and doesn't quite know how to deal with this emotional young woman. At first, Chouko can't seem to do anything right. But her dedication to tending the flowers in his garden leads Kei to eventually accept her presence. Will their growing mutual affection lead to something more?

(Source: CMX)

Background

Hana no Namae was published in English as The Name of the Flower by CMX Manga from January 13, 2009 to April 20, 2010.

Characters

Mizushima, Chouko
Mizushima, Chouko
Main
Mizushima, Kei
Mizushima, Kei
Main
Akiyama, Shinichi
Akiyama, Shinichi
Supporting


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Auta-Chan
Apr 21, 2010
Hana no Namae is one of the best manga I have ever read, if not the best. I say this because I enjoy deeply emotional, down-to-the-soul stories. This is one of those stories. The depth of each character's origin makes me want to characterize my own origin. The simplicity of this story if you take a step back is a bit; well, simple, but when you are reading it, it takes you to another world. It brings you from what you thought was simple to what is now your very being. It makes you question your values.
The characters made you fall in love with read more
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Ardnaed
Apr 19, 2010
It was amazing in my opinion. it was funny,sad,deep,and it had romance. it had a bit of reading for my taste and some might say it wa dark but it really gives the feeling of that happens to some people. i almost cried but it really somehow made you think and feel so much pity but at the same time have this positive attitude in your head cheering them on.

im probably just crazy but it really was amazing. it was bout a girl whos parents died and so she became mentally sick.later we realize she felt like everyone she loved was snatched away from her.Then read more
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llama0lover
Mar 21, 2011
This manga, I think the overall concept for the storyline was good, but it was not carried out correctly. The characters like Chou and Kei seem to be one dimensional, fitting into well known manga archetypes. What really bothered me about this manga, was the fact that the mangaka does not go into depth about the background of the story, its just "oh Chouko's parents are dead, oh she's living with Kei, oh she's happy now. It's like they go through 2 years in about a chapter and a half. Once this, is over with the pace of the manga turns in the exact opposite read more
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movoning
Jul 30, 2011
Hana no Namae is on the heavier side of its genre. Less about love, it's more about facing those past fears that stop people from moving forward.
The story progresses pretty quickly even though almost half of it is flashbacks. Due to a great amount of flashbacks not really in linear order, toward the end it was a bit hard to figure out what really happened. However, the narration is beautiful and flows really well nonetheless.

The story spans four years I think, from the female lead's high school years to college years. In four volume, I didn't experience any forced jump in the storyline, read more
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