Stepping on Roses: Hadashi de Bara wo Fume

Name: Stepping on Roses (Hadashi de Bara wo Fume)
Mangaka: Ueda, Rinko

Volumes: 9 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Historical/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Poor Sumi Kitamura‚Ķ Her irresponsible older brother Eisuke keeps bringing home orphans for her to take care of even though they can barely afford their own basic needs! Just when Sumi’s financial problems become dire, wealthy Soichiro Ashida enters her life with a bizarre proposition: he’ll provide her with the money she so desperately needs if she agrees to marry him. But can Sumi fool high society into thinking she’s a proper lady? Moreover, is it worth giving up everything for this sham of a marriage?

-From Viz

Graphics Rating: 2/5
Plot Rating: 2/5

Opinion: Graphics are very old looking. Author of Tail of Moon so it’s like that except older.

The story is just one big walking cliche. Absolutely everything about it is a cliche from the characters to the plot. So if you hate cliches you will hate this series. On the other side… I personally believe that cliches are popular for a reason: they work. I quite enjoy this. I will recognize that it is not a work of awesome, but it deserves some consideration.

Approach this series with caution.

Final Rating: 2/5

Extra: From the author of Tail of Moon


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