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Hana-Kimi, Vol. 1
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July 1, 2012
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July 31, 2012
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Mary
"I'm disguising myself...so I can sneak into a boys-only school. And all so I can meet him."


Alright, if you're new to manga, this isn't one to start with. Unless you get Japanese humor and are completely cool with outlandish things happening because shojo.

Like Hana Yori Dango, this manga gave birth to countless dramas and earned praise everywhere and baffled others. This isn't the kind of story you read for logical things to happen. It's literally a mesh of wacky Japanese comedy and cultural re
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Nina {ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ}
This reminded me of Ouran High School Host Club, though I didn't find it as captivating or as humorous. But still this had it's own flair and flavour, one that cannot be denied, and one that draws the reader to complete the series. Mizuki is not an aggravating character to follow, and Izumi is not an annoying love interest. While I do think that Mizuki's reason for disguising her gender is really stupid, she does possess that kind of strong personality, one that made me want to read on. So I was ...more
Yue
Over the weekend I wanted to watch a good dorama, and on an impulse, I downloaded "Hana Kimi". And I loved it! It is so funny, and it has so many familiar faces. Seeing that the series is so good (I am barely in episode 2), I decided that it was time to start reading the manga.

There are some things similar, and other completely different. So far my favorite character is Nakatsu, who is nervous because he likes Ashiya, who is supposed to be a boy. Ikuta Toma portrays him wonderfully. But again, e
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