Only the Flower Knows

Only the Flower Knows Youichi s life at university is going just fine He isn t having any trouble with his classes he has plenty of friends and even a cute girlfriend named Minami Then the day comes where he meets Misaki

  • Title: Only the Flower Knows
  • Author: Rihito Takarai
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 364
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  • Youichi s life at university is going just fine He isn t having any trouble with his classes, he has plenty of friends, and even a cute girlfriend named Minami Then the day comes where he meets Misaki Misaki is a reserved, stand offish fellow but for some reason, Youichi can t seem to get him out of his mind In fact, he can t seem to stay away When he lands a job workYouichi s life at university is going just fine He isn t having any trouble with his classes, he has plenty of friends, and even a cute girlfriend named Minami Then the day comes where he meets Misaki Misaki is a reserved, stand offish fellow but for some reason, Youichi can t seem to get him out of his mind In fact, he can t seem to stay away When he lands a job working in the lab with Misaki, it seems than just the flowers are about to bloom But will they recognise their emotions for what they are, and have the courage to accept it

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    1. 3,5Este primer tomo no es el que más me ha gustado, he encontrado el principio un tanto lioso, creo que por la traducción. Aún así me parece un manga precioso, y es una serie que mejora con cada página.

    2. I was honestly hoping for something more in this volume. The art is beautiful but I found the story and dialogues a bit confusing at times (though it might be the translation's fault).

    3. It's been a while since I've read something this sweet. Her art is hands-down gorgeous. Simple, perhaps, but so lovingly refreshingjust like the plotline! I also appreciate that while technically being a yaoi manga it preserves some sense of realism to it when it comes to falling in love.All in all, a fantastic read.

    4. Rihito Takarai sensei is definitely one of my favorite authors in manga industry. Her art is simple, yet beautiful. I've read all of her works, but I think Only the Flower Knows was her best. It began with slow character development, and they just didn't accept their feelings like usual yaoi mangas, they tried to accept it, and it worked.One of my all-time favorites.

    5. 3.5 Stars. I think that I would have rated this higher if I hadn’t started the reading this volume with a not-so-great scanlation (sorry Cat&Mouse scanlators, but the font you used is awful and distracting), and switched to another, less popular version which turned out to be far cleaner - so I ended up reading the first two chapters twice. The characters are introduced slowly and with a lot of care, the art style is of course lovely and simple. I loved Ten Count for these reasons so was n [...]

    6. Hana No Mizu ShiruThis story revolves around an introvert gay. He's aloof and quiet. Yeah. Really it would hurt if the person you trusted and fell in love with doesn't love you and introduces you to his girlfriend, wouldn't that break you?I just love how Youichi entered the life of Misaki, giving color to it.A very happy ever after :)

    7. I admit that I just picked this up because I love Rihito Takarai's art. The story seems very sweet so far and unlikely to devolve the way テンカウント 2 Ten Count 2did. Definitely worth sticking with for a second volume.

    8. This was so boring?The art is amazing like always when it's Takarai's work.But I just can't get into the story for some reason.I do like the concept.The flower neclace think and the dreams but ugh.The story failed to convinced me that these two are in love.I'm just not invested in their romance.

    9. Es uno de mis mangas BL favoritos, no necesariamente este primer tomo, pero si el conjunto de todos, es una historia hermosa, con personajes que van creciendo y superandose, y de sentimientos profundos y honestos que se ven envueltos por una gran mística.

    10. Arikawa and Misaki are absolutely adorable. Arikawa gives over to his feelings for Misaki so wholeheartedly, and he doesn't see it as something he should hide or be ashamed about. Masaki is just the opposite; he has been shown most of his life that his feelings toward men are something that he shouldn't have or should just ignore. This is such a cute story and I'm really glad that they have each other.

    11. I was in love with this But then, I tried to re-read my favorite parts of the story and didn't feel like I used to.

    12. [Overall Review of Volumes 1-3][Extra 花のみごろに review]Although I've not read all of Takarai's work yet, this is without a doubt one of her better projects. Although the coupling is the stereotypical, harshly defined seme-uke (top-bottom) with the uke being overly submissive and naive, it fortunately lacks the rape-y vibe that most BL/yaoi manga boast. The relationship that develops between Youichi and Misaki is sensitive and sincere.I also appreciate that Takarai attempts to address th [...]

    13. Misaki est un étudiant qui donne de son temps au laboratoire de botanique du professeur Tsujimura. Son dernier partenaire de labo l'ayant lâché, Tsujimura lui a trouvé un remplaçant en la personne de Arikawa, que Misaki avait déjà rencontré par accident la veille : ils se sont rentrés dedans malencontreusement. A l'issue de cette première rencontre, le jeune laborantin a perdu son collier et c'est aujourd'hui son nouveau collègue qui est en sa possession. Au fil des jours, les deux é [...]

    14. แนวสบายๆ ไม่มีอะไรต้องคิดมาก ปมในเรื่องก็ไม่ได้ใส่เข้ามาเพื่อต้องการน้ำตา โอคิดว่าดราม่าจะมีมากกว่านี้ แต่อ่านไป อ้าว ไม่มีอะไรสักหน่อย เกริ่นมาดูใหญ่โต แอบผิดหวัง ฮ่าๆ มาที [...]

    15. This is probably one of my favorite works by Takarai-sensei. Her art is so beautiful and suits a slow paced romance like this where the emotions build through the course of the story. This is the first of three volumes in the series. (view spoiler)[ There is also a prequel involving Misaki’s grandfather and a sequel with Arikawa and Misaki after they have been living together. (hide spoiler)] This volume is about Arikawa and Misaki getting to know each other through their work in the lab. They [...]

    16. Oh le beau manga que voilà !J’ai été touché par toute la grâce et la tendresse qui se dégage de cette histoire.C’est doux, c’est mignon, ça se met en place vraiment tranquillement.Tout est délicat, c’est beau à voir, et en prime, il y a un scénario !Arikawa heurte accidentellement Misaki et, dans la bousculade qui s’ensuit, emporte un collier.Il cherche à retrouver son propriétaire et, pour se faire, se propose comme volontaire pour devenir assistant dans le laboratoire de [...]

    17. Una verdadera historia de amor, de aceptación personal y de liberación. El desarrollo de personas es muy bueno y te puedes identificar plenamente con ellos, aunque es cruda como la vida también es mágica como el amor, en un equilibrio entre ambos perfecto. La lucha por la aceptación personal y social, el descubrir que no eres como la sociedad dicta y la lucha de aceptación que se libera, por otro lado, una visión más relajada, el amor es amor y como debe ser, personalmente prefiero más [...]

    18. Really loved the first part of the series. The only things I disliked was the old "he was molested by a gay gay and is afraid of affection"-cliche that seems to be prevalent in Manga. I hope it's going to be further explored so we find out that there's more to it. Also I'm not a big fan of instant love but the author really made it work in this manga :)But other than that the characters are believable and not caught up in typical Yaoi cliches. There is big potential for great conflicts that will [...]

    19. I read "Seven Days" by the same mangaka and figuered I might like her other works. I do love the artwork, and the story was sweet (but not unique); however, I don't like this uke/seme divide, or, as I like to call it, the "Girl with an accidental penis" syndrome. I'm not saying that gender and sexuality cannot be fluid, but with most yaoi manga there is a clear distribution of roles, meaning one has to be the male, the other the female, and that annoys me. A relationship (and sex) works just fin [...]

    20. This story started in a strange way, for a long time i was irritated bcs i wasnt understanding what was happening, then i started to understand and my rating changed again. The flashbacks were the issue. The last chapters are the best of all the manga, and this, is a long one.I was happy when i understood that Misaki, hadnt been in a sexual relationship with that other man and that also Arikawa had never been with another man before. They are a cute couple, and if there were more chapters as the [...]

    21. Solid BL manga with well-paced character development. The art is stunning and the characters are not too stereotypical (such a feat for BL manga haha), I wish it were longer though. (Also, the prequel story to this one? OMG. Breaks my heart every time. I hate sad things. Thankfully Only the Flower Knows is a happy manga.)It's by the same mangaka who did Seven Days btw, one of my all-time BL faves <3

    22. Absolutely loved it! Beautiful artwork and the pace of the story was well set. Loved the two main characters and how both were equally sweet and endearing in their own way, an unusual apporach for this genre of manga. Some obvious cliche scenarios but didn't take away from the chemistry and steady build up of the relationship.

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