Name: Hana wa Knife
Manga-ka: Sakurada, Hina

Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.03 (Complete)
Scanlator: Evil Flowers
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Psychological
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Kako Saeki is a senior in high school. She has been modeling and harboring her love for her favorite art teacher, Enjoe. Her heart breaks when she finds out that her love is actually engaged. Now, Kako’s innocent love takes a dangerous turn when she finds out who he’s engaged to…

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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

Opinion: Graphics, as usual from this mangaka, are gorgeously detailed and sometimes down right eerie.

Now my opinion on the plot. Let me start by saying “All aboard the crazy train, whoo whoo!”. Holy cow, so intense. Strange and obsessive but not completely fulfilling. It felt like we were being shown the character, and didn’t really feel anything for her. I think it would have been way more suspenseful if the reader was able to be there with her in her descent.

As for the ending… oh my ups and downs. I feel like the main character shouldn’t be rewarded for crazy but the teacher is such a bad ass. I’d love to see more of their relationship. Suddenly everything is turned and you’re wondering who the real crazy one is. The mangaka could have played that up a little more.

Read this if you like psychological things. Suspenseful.

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: None

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