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Hana-Kimi, Vol. 1 (Hana-Kimi #1)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  26,332 ratings  ·  252 reviews
Japanese-American track-and-field star Mizuki has gotten herself a transfer to a high school in Japan...but not just any school! To be close to her idol, high jumper Izumi Sano, she's going to an all-guys' high school...and disguising herself as a boy! But as fate would have it, they're more than classmates...they're roommates! Now
Paperback, 184 pages
Published September 7th 2004 by VIZ Media, LLC (first published April 18th 1997)
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Kat Stark

Finished another long-ish series--a reread actually!

If you haven't read this, well please do. EVERYONE KNOWS THE STORY THOUGH. And if you haven't then you've been living under a rock. Don't worry, I've been there too. I had several frustrations upon reading, but I still liked the story (even moreso than the adaptations I've seen beforehand). And I'm head-over-hills in love with Hokuto particularly in the manga. The best gay guy out there for sure.

Steph Sinclair
Still loved it the second go round!

This is one of my favorite shoujo mangas ever. I love how it challenges gender expectations and the romance is completely adorable. If you’ve never read manga before, the strange, exaggerated mannerisms of the characters may throw you off, but trust me when I say nothing throws your feels around in a glitter machine on acid like a shoujo manga romance. The series does have a huge gap that might get you a little frustrated (side story lines and frustration at th
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
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I’ve actually read Hana-Kimi twice before, so this was both nostalgic and somewhat eye-opening. Early on in my manga obsession, which began in the summer of 2008, I read Hana-Kimi. It was one of the first I picked up and I was IN LOVE with it completely. I thought it was the best. Thus, I later had to reread it, only to find it didn’t live up to my memories of it, now that I had a larger basis for comparison. My third read through is a bit more balanced, seeing both the



I was mightily confused by much of it, but it's also hilarious and manic. Crazed, cross-dressing stalker girl possessed with the social graces of a puppy switches schools and countries and genders to be near the guy she loves who she's never met: Sano, WORLD JUNIOR HIGH JUMP CHAMPION, or something else equally hilarious. Then things get confusing, there's a dog, people are chasing her? Then she's knocked unconscious? I don't know I'll figur
Bookaholic (reads every mortal thing)

Let me get this out first-

The Art? Meeeeeeh

Mizuki? I dont 'get' her and what the ever hell she's doing.

Izumi? Sounds like a complete prick, if you ask me.

Her New Friend Whose Name I Cant Seem To Remember Because Its So Complicated? This guy is cool. Not nearly enough of him, though

The Dog? Best. Character. Ever.

The Doctor? He's cool. For now.

Despite all this, despite not liking, or exactly approving, with half the characters above and the art being so-so, I liked it.

It was cute, light and mo
Another series that I love. It's your classic Japanese-American girl disguises herself as a boy to go to an all boys school in Japan; all to become friends with her crush who's a high-jumper and funny scenarios happen.
Synopsis: This book is about a Girl named Mizuki who ends up developing a crush on a Japanese-American high jumper named Izumi Sano. She likes him so much, that when she finds out that he goes to an all boy school in Japan, she transfers there and disguises herself as a guy, so that she can spend some time with him.

Audience: 10 +
Purpose: Entertain
Medium: Graphic Novel
Genre of setting: Realism Fiction
Genre of style: Idealism
Genre of plot: Romance/drama

Criticism: I rated this b
Theresa ♫
Nov 25, 2011 Theresa ♫ rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fellow humans in search for a harem manga
Hanazakari no Kimitachi he. I love the title of this series.

Anyway, I haven't read the whole entire series, so I'll just give my opinion for those of you scrolling through reviews wondering what manga will be your next favorite read.

First of all, I first discovered Hana-Kimi in Asian Drama form. I LOOOOOOOVE the drama of Hana-Kimi. The drama is adorable and addicting to watch. It's one of my favorite asian dramas.

When I saw Hana-Kimi in manga form sitting on the shelves of my school library, I i
Who flies half way across the world to join an all boy high school just so you can admire your athletic crush?

This kind of girl:

Overly attached girlfriend!

What a strange little book.

I picked this up because it seemed some what similar to Ouran High School Host Club.

Ok... Side note: I swear to God that one day I will stop mentioning that series in my reviews But today is not that day!

Anywho, gender-bending and wrong identities are always great for a laugh. I was hoping to like this better tho
Este fue mi manga favorito hace unos 15 años y entiendo por qué me gustó tanto en ese momento. Pero al releerlo ahora descubro que no soporta el paso del tiempo o mejor dicho está dirigido a una Laly de 15 años, no a la de 30. Y en este momento solo le veo las falencias u.u La base en la que está construida la historia no tiene ni pies ni cabeza, y muchas de las acciones de los personajes son muy forzadas. También el dibujo a veces juega en contra y deja varias escenas poco claras.
De todas forma
Holly Letson
I originally started reading this (& DNF'd it!!) several years ago. I just could not get into it at that time. (Yeah, I can hear the fangirls staring at me, and wondering why. The stares are THAT loud!) Then, I watched (& LOVED!) the J-drama of this series, so I figured that, one day, I would get around to wanting to try to read the manga again, and actually go through with it. Fast-forward to September 2014, when I found some of the series in the North Spokane Library, and I checked ou ...more
I'm not sure about the art at the moment with this manga, which isn't a good sign because that tends to be the highest factor when considering whether to continue a manga for me. Sorry, I just like 'em pretty. I think I'll read the next volume to see where the story goes but I don't know if I'll read the entire series. We shall see.
May 12, 2012 Renoa rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: shoujo fans
Shelves: favorites
قصة بنت تتنكر على شكل ولد عشان تدخل مدرسة اولاد و المشاكل الي تطلع لها بسبب هالتنكر خخخ
اشتريت هالكتاب من كينوكونيا في دبي و كان المجلدات الثلاث الاولى مع بعض في كتاب واحد
خلصته امس مع اني قاريه المانغا كلها من زمان اول ما عرفت المانغا XD
الرسم جميل جداً و يستاهل اني اشتريه وامسكه في يدي و اتأمل التفاصيل على راحتي *_*

i love this series. it's funny and romantic, and barrels of fun!
This is a fun (and popular) series - romance with plenty of hi-jinks. Mizuki, a Japanese-American student, is distraught when her favorite track and field star from Japan - Izumi Sano - disappears from the lime light and competitions. She convinces her parents to let her attend school in Japan...cleverly leaving out the fact that she is secretly disguising herself as a boy so she can attend the all-boy school that Izumi attends. To make the situation even more absurd, Mizuki becomes the assigned ...more
First, let me clarify that I'm only giving this manga 5 stars in terms of how much I loved it, and not because it's the best thing in the Shojo genre out there. It is, however, the first manga I've ever read- so the experience was both confusing (at the beginning) and immensely enjoyable! I loved all the characters (though my favorites by far were Nakatsu, the doc, and the American friend- they were hilarious). It made me laugh and care for Mizuki, Sano and everyone else like they were real peop ...more
This is a sweet little story about a girl who moves continents to go to an all boy's school because she likes one of the athletes. It's surprisingly uncreepy, despite that.

One problematic element is how they deal with gay characters. On one hand they have full story lines and characters, and on the others they are often caricatures and comic relief. Some scenes really bothered me, but on the other hand it's rare to even see gay people with their own plot lines in western media so I can't tell if
Phoebe Andamo
I watched the Japanese live action of this manga, well, because I am a fan of Shun Oguri & Toma Ikuta (a little). The series is cute and funny. But reading this gender-bender manga, I can't seem to like it that much. First, the illustrations, I don't really like it that much. Maybe it is not the style I really prefer. Second, the plot, I know how it will go but Mizuki's excuse to pretend is just lame. She is risking too much for going to another country, but I like her courage and guts. Last ...more
4 the whole series
Juan Brown
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The manga that got me started on manga. I loved this one. Unfortunately by the end the beautiful realistic art style had turned into a much more anime-esque style. Very dissappointing for me. But the story never disappointed. Sometimes it went a little of plot and there maybe have been some "filler" type stories, but I really loved this series and will always remember it fondly.
I loved it the first time round. Second time round, not so much.

Ashiya Mizuki frustrates me with her naivete and obliviousness. How much of a hint do you need? That alone dragged out the manga for so, so long.(I feel as if the author tried to make her a 'perfect' protagonist, and overdid it.)

I didn't mind the unrealistic setting, as, to be honest, I have seen many a manga that has really gone 'out there'. However, the unrealistic settings are somehow explained, which is not the case for this m
Despair Speaking
Another of those manga where the girl cross dresses in order to go inside a school. What makes Hana Kimi stand out are the characters. There's a lot of nutters in that school, which is why Hana Kimi is so hilarious. My only problem is that I found the ending corny and I really, really wanted Mizuki to end up with another guy! *pouts*
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Mizuki enrolls in an all boys school to meet Izumi Sano. There's a problem though: Mizuki's a girl. First watched the show which is pretty good with interesting characters and has its share of serious and hilarious moments. With the first volume, it seemed to go by quick. I still liked the book. Good start.
Amanda [Novel Addiction]
I'm not entirely sure why I read this stuff. I guess it's a bit like why my mother watches soap operas - it seems like the same thing over and over again, but you get hooked anyways. This isn't the best volume of manga I've ever read, but it was pretty entertaining. Enough so that I plan to keep reading.

I love this manga. It's so cute! I love all the characters and how they interact with each other and the whole situation is just hilarious but wonderful when you see all that she is willing to put herself through.

(I've read them all but won't list them all)
Biena (The Library Mistress)
I know the plot and its premise but I haven't seen any of its live action drama. Why? Because well, okay, I admit, I don't like Ella Chen.

And, I must acknowledge the fact that I'm now reading this because of that Koreanovela.
Read all 23 volumes in 2 days, regularly giggling, fist-pumping, and saying emphatically 'that is fantastic!'. If you like Fruits Basket, Dengeki Daisy, Last Game, or Toradora!, you'll like this.
Jessica Cenobio
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Maja Jeppesen
While it's been ages since I've read Hana-Kimi, it is probably my favorite gender-bender manga if not my first. The plot is classical in a 'She's the Man' comedy way, with the sweet Mizuki tracking her role model and crush Sano to his Boys Only school. The tense between them being dorm mates and him knowing she's a girl is just adorable if not well times for laughs without it being forced. If you've never read it and love slow paced and creative romances, I would suggest giving this a look over ...more
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I love the drama they made for it but the korean version is ehhh.... 13 49 Oct 15, 2014 12:19AM  
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