5 thoughts on “Hana-Kimi, Vol. 1 (Hana-Kimi, #1)

  1. ype: Manga
    Volumes: 23
    Chapters: 148
    Status: Finished
    Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Shoujo, Harem, Gender Bender

    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 pa

  2. 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

  3. Comments from Third Read:
    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

  5. 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

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