Hana no Namae
The Name of the Flower
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Hana no Namae

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Japanese: 花の名前
English: The Name of the Flower
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 10, 2004 to Aug 10, 2007
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: LaLa DX
Authors: Saitou, Ken (Story & Art)


Score: 7.551 (scored by 30723,072 users)
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Ranked: #25752
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Popularity: #2489
Members: 7,821
Favorites: 40


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Volumes: /4
Chapters: /20


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)


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



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 ...
Feb 1, 2011
Hana no Namae is a really amazing story. I picked it up randomly thinking about as another typical naive shoujo story but this manga suprised me with it's deep feelings, and complicate relations between the characters. It describes how hard is to built with power something on a past you wish to forget and struggle everyday with your own feelings. I wouldn't call Hana no Namae depressing, but surely thought provoking to everyone.
Mar 21, 2011
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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