Hanazono is a 27-year-old young man who runs a flower shop. Unfortunately, he's not pretty or beautiful like the flowers at all. Everyone is afraid of Hanazono because of his eyes, but the truth is, he's actually a really nice person. His miserable life all changes when he meets Suzuka Hiyori, a beautiful young college student who wants to be his girlfriend!
Okay, so before I start this review just understand one thing about me: I love vanilla romance stories. They are my bread and butter. I don't need any sort of NTR sprinkles or any love triangle syrup on my vanilla ice cream cone. That is just my personal preference, but because of those preferences I found this manga to be amazing. So do take my review with a grain of salt as I am extremely biased because of my love for vanilla.
Okay, so in my opinion a simple story is the best type of story. The main gist of it is that there
is a evil looking guy (who is actually incredibly kind like most of these tropes) working at a flower shop and has a "fateful encounter" with a young female college student who falls for his kindness. Typical right? There isn't anything really special, no aliens to kill the girl, no douche bags to NTR her, no third party lover who loves to block them (as of yet do realize that I am at chapter 4 because it's taking a while for the translators to release more of the chapters). There isn't really anything to special to this story, but it was written so well and executed so wonderfully that you can't help but to smile at certain times because of one reason or the next.
Now the art is pretty cut and dry, again nothing special much like the story. The characters are drawn well, everything looks nice and clean, nothing to really point out. Although I can tell you that each page seems to have all of your focus on the characters, which is great! I can't even tell you what the backgrounds look like because of that direction of focus.
Wow, just wow, these characters are friggin amazing!!! The girl isn't a typical shoujo pushover, and the guy is a bit feminine but that's alright because that's what his character is. I haven't actually found a character I truly disliked in this entire manga (all four chapters that is). Are there guys trying to stop the main characters love? Yup. Is it going well for them? Nope. But do I hate them? Not really. Maybe because they are dealt with in such a way that it would be hard for them to come back evil? Maybe? Who knows, all I know is that I love these characters! This manga is an oasis of rationality for me, sheltering me from all of the typical shoujo cliches like childhood friends and misunderstandings (as of yet).
The only reason I wrote this review is the that I enjoyed it so much I wanted others to join in on this wonderful feeling of happiness that is brought on by this manga.
Now this is just my personal preference, mostly in part due to my love of these characters and this story, but I think this manga is a 10, easily. Is it pretty dry? Yeeeeaaahh, if I'm going to be honest, it is. There isn't any real drama (as of yet) and there isn't any major plot points. Progression is going well for the main characters, and there hasn't been anything that would truly hinder it. These aren't moronic characters (as of yet) so there's no drama stemming from mentally impaired misunderstandings. This is a pretty dry vanilla manga. But does that mean it's bad? Not at all!
So in summary, the art is pretty good, the story is a tad dry but still great, the characters are outstanding, and I've re-read every single chapter each time that a new chapter is added (of course, that sounds amazing but it isn't since there are only four chapters out right now). You'll love this manga too if you enjoy vanilla!