Manga Monday: Hana-Kimi, Volume 7 by Hisaya Nakajo

Title: Hana-Kimi, Volume 7
Author: Hisaya Nakajo
Series: Hana-Kimi
Publisher: VIZ Media
Release Date: 8/16/2005
Length: 200 pages
Format: Paperback
Genres: Manga, Shojo
Challenges: N/A
Source: Borrowed
Purchase: Paperback
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Julia is Mizuki’s girlfriend! As the shocking lie tears Osaka High School apart, Mizuki’s classmates make their moves on the blonde, blue-eyed transfer student. But how long can Mizuki’s gender stay secret inside the boy’s bath?

After Julia’s bombshell, everyone is bugging Mizuki about it. Mizuki is less than pleased about telling everyone that Julia is her girlfriend, but Julia thinks this will be a great way to learn if Sano likes Mizuki. Obviously, she doesn’t know Sano very well since there’s no way he would ever admit to an emotion like jealousy. By the end, she pretty much has him figured out though.

Osaka is going on a trip to Sano’s hometown. When Mizuki notices that he seems down about this, she snoops a little and figures out that things aren’t so good at home. Sano has some daddy issues. On the bright side, he’s finally trusting Mizuki enough to confide in her. There’s also a nice scene where they end of in the baths together. Sano escapes quickly before his boyish needs cause him to take advantage of her. That made me roll my eyes a little, as if boys just can’t help themselves. Like they have to jump any scantily clad female within reach or something. That’s so ridiculous.

The story is still progressing slowly for me. I’m pretty much ready for Sano to just tell Mizuki that he knows she’s a girl. Since I’m only on volume 7 of 23, I don’t think that’s going to happen soon. But I’m still interested, particularly in Julia. I’m hoping she’ll end up with one of the other guys. Maybe Minami, but hopefully Nakatsu. They hate each other right now, and what’s better than rivals falling for each other?

 

Previous volumes in this series:
Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4
Volume 5
Volume 6

Manga Monday is hosted by Alison Can Read

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  1. This one sounds kind of like a place holder volume. Do you feel like the plot is dragging or is it just pleasant being in the world?

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    • It seems like she knew early on that there would be a lot of volumes in the series. I think it’s mostly her spreading the main plot out over 23 volumes. It’s not boring or anything, I just want them to be together. I can be impatient about romance.

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