Review for Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom, Vol. 1

Review for Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom, Vol. 1

Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom, Vol. 1, Manga, Sports, Love Triangle, Romance, Humour, Funny, Boarding School, Girl > Boy, Hisaya Nakajo, Guys, Girl,A girl wants to be with the boy she likes… and so she cross-dresses and pops up at the all-boys school he is at.

I decided it was time to re-read this first volume… and read the series. Or well the volumes I got. 😛 I don’t have the entire series, but I did manage to get several of the volumes a few years ago. Then after I read the first volume… I totally forgot about reading the rest.

I did think it was funny some people found things out so quickly (and the ways they did, Mizuki maybe close that bathroom door next time?). I wonder how long it will take for Nakatsu to find out and stop worrying about being gay (which I still think is silly, come on there is nothing wrong with that).

I did think it was kind of creepy of the girl to follow her crush and cross-dress to get into the school (especially since she lived in America), but also kind of sweet. Confusing! It is at least a big dedication. Because not only does she have to hide she is a girl (in ways more than just strapping in her boobs and acting like a guy) but how will her love interest react when he finds out? I mean, if I was the guy? I am not sure if I would have been happy.

Throughout the manga we see Mizuki navigate the school. Try out sports and showing the others how fast she was (which caused some hilarious chaos), figure out how everything works at a boarding school, and more. I had a laugh at times how she would use American manners and how her Japanese classmates reacted to it. Especially that first one in which she declares she likes Sano and that she wants to be friend didn’t go over too well.

I am a bit worried about the love triangle Mizuki > Sano, Sano > Mizuki, and Nakatsu > Mizuki. We already see that Nakatsu is arguing with Sano at times about Mizuki… how will it go when Nakatsu also finds out about Mizuki? Will it go even further than this? Oh dear. But I am also curious as to who Mizuki will choose in the end. Will she stay stuck to Sano and her love for him? Or will she pick Nakatsu? This is one love triangle I may get very invested in. 🙂

The short story at the end is about two cousins falling in love. I know that technically at places people can marry their cousins/have relationships… but it just didn’t sit well with me. That is still family. That is still someone who is related to you. EHM. No. I was just hoping that they wouldn’t fall in love. But we all know from the start that she is. Argh. And it was cute, but it just wasn’t for me.

But all in all, I flew through this one and I had so much fun reading it. Definitely eager to get to reading the rest of this series.

Star rating, 4 stars

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