Name: Hana no Kishi (Flower Knight)
Manga-ka: Nishikata, Mai

Volumes: 4 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.05 Ch.29 (Finished)
Scanlator: Taciturnity Scans
Type: Manga
Genre: Gender Bender/Fantasy
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Ever since the day Ran Kurono’s older brother was killed while protecting Sei Ohtori, she has dedicated her skills and life to one day becoming the First Knight of the next head of the Ohtori family, even concealing the fact that she’s a woman forever. For generations the Kurono family has served the Ohtori family as their First Knight, but 11 other lower knights with ill intentions of using the Ohtori family’s authority vie for that title. Not only that, but Sei is being tested for being suitable for the title of head of the family. Upon entering Saint Locks Academy, the days of both Ran and Sei’s trials begin, all the while being helped by Sei’s untidy and unrefined fiance, Ibara Tennou.
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

Opinion: Graphics are cute. Angular. I love how both the males and the females are drawn. Reminds me of Hana ni Arashi.

I find this quite original and fun. It reminds me a lot of Savage Garden except without all the hidden angst. Not to mention the heroine is a total amazon. She’s gorgeous and strong! A real role model! And then all the bishies… -drool- I don’t find anything particularly wrong with this series yet. It seems to be going a little slower then it should but it has a good chance of picking up and dropping some awesome bombs so definitely worth the read. I WANT MORE!

On a side note I wanna cosplay Ran so bad. But I don’t want people to be like “OMG KUROSHITSUJI!” (not a fan of yaoi fangirls) so I’m going to get my gorgeous friend Sydney be Sei. Then people will not know, but whatever. I’ll order a japanese copy so I can prove myself. Haha. Hmm, should I have a cosplay contest? Wouldn’t that be neat? Leave your feelings in the comments… or not.

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: None

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2 Comments

  1. First time commenting even though I visit the blog for some weeks already. 🙂
    First of all, I love your reviews. I’m pretty annoying when it comes to graphics, then I find very important your reviews. Besides, your blog is what help me deciding if I read or not a shoujo manga.
    Hana no Kishi surprised me a lot. I read your review and thought “huh, Cyboy by the same author is good and Venus Capriccio is fine, but that one seems to be ‘MEH =I'”, but then I trusted your taste and downloaded it. God, I’m not regretful! Such an amazing main character! I really liked the story and the battle sequences (I was a shounen fan til recently). But Ran… Ran is special. One of the best characters that I’ve ever seen (I won’t say “the best” because Haruna of Koukou Debut has a special place in my heart).
    I think it will be awesome if you cosplay her someday, because it will help people to know the manga. 😀 Hana no Kishi NEEDS more love!

    (I hope you understood me and I apologize for the grammatical mistakes :D)

  2. Thank you sooooo much! I am definitely looking into that cosplay!
    Thanks for all the kind words. ♥

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