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Joou no Hana


Alt Names: alt 女王の花alt 女王之花alt Joou no Hana - Tokubetsu Prologuealt Joou no Hana: Tokubetsu Prologuealt Kraliçenin Çiçeğialt Queen's Flower
Author: IZUMI Kaneyoshi
Artist: IZUMI Kaneyoshi
Genres: Adventure AdventureAward Winning Award WinningDrama DramaHistorical HistoricalRomance RomanceShoujo ShoujoTragedy Tragedy
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Long ago, there existed a land divided into four countries: Sou, Kou, Do, and Ah. The King of Ah took on a wife from Kou and soon thereafter one from Do, creating a shaky alliance between the three nations. When the Second Queen gave birth to a son, the King cast aside the sickly First Queen and her daughter Aki into the depths of the Palace. But as Fate would have it, Princess Aki encounters a slave named Hakusei, who has peculiar golden hair and sky blue eyes. He promises his life to her and helps her train in the Six Arts under the guidance of the enigmatic merchant Seitetsu. However, when Aki outshines the Prince during a hunt in an attempt to gain her father's acknowledgement, she inadvertently sparks a war by besmirching Do's honor and drives the Second Queen to poison her mother. With nothing left but her faithful Hakusei, Aki is banished to the small country of Kou with a vow to return to Ah one day for revenge. But in the face of the mighty allied nations of Do and Ah, will the two survive long enough to carry out Aki’s vow?

Winner of the 60th Shogakukan Manga Awards for Best Shoujo.
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.4 Ch.14B Read Online
Transcendence Scans & Phoenix Serenade `Roze` 3 weeks ago
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57 Comments

can someone please fix the order of chapters? this is so hard to read the way it is,

The number of times this manga has made me cry is too damn high.
First thought: Yay! Update! *begins reading* *remembers where it is in the plot* Next thought: Aw snap, here come the feels again...T-T
Time to bust out the tissues again...
Seitetsu, you are one cool and loyal guy so for GOODNESS SAKE'S STOP LETTING YOURSELF BE IN ONE DEATH SITUATION AFTER ANOTHER!!! I know it's for Aki's sake but you are torturing me with the feels...

Does anyone have an idea of when this story takes place, or what the real life dynasty equivalents it takes its inspiration from are? At one point I looked up the clothing and the character Aki wrote (couldn't determine whether the seal script was large or small) but I don't think I was able to conclude anything.

It can be the "three kingdoms" of China or the smaller kingdoms of Korea. It's just a fictional universe with a medieval East Asian setting. Most of the weapons and armors are chineese.

Does anyone have an idea of when this story takes place, or what the real life dynasty equivalents it takes its inspiration from are? At one point I looked up the clothing and the character Aki wrote (couldn't determine whether the seal script was large or small) but I don't think I was able to conclude anything.

Just when I thought I had passed over Seitetsu's arc of feels , I get hit with it all over again...

Oh, interesting!

Spoiler

NOOOO SEI TETSUUU

I'm not looking forward to a tragic ending.

So all the chapter orders are fucked up in the reader. B is before A for some reason.

I don't know about anybody else but these last couple chapters turned me into a sobbing mess. I also found Seitetsu and Hakusei's chat rather funny and heartwarming but also tragic. Still even with the messy tears, or maybe precisely  because this story draws them out, I will continue to happily read on through my eye sweat.

thanks phoenix serenade and transcendence ^^ 

He's not a dickhead, he did the best he could without throwing the world into chaos, these alliances between the countries are shaky. Think of feudal china or Japan with all the provinces, that's pretty much what's happening in their world. Alliances can be severed at any moment and thousands upon thousands of people will lose their lives in the process.
 
No matter how you slice it, the lives of 2 people are not worth the lives of thousands.


No he did a pretty shit job, there were way better ways to handle things, he just wanted a son

Well played!

I like this princess very much, but I do like li chang ge a bit better :3

Thank you to the scanlators! I'm really enjoying this manga :D

So tragic!
Really, just goes to show that the current princess would be smarter to get out while the getting's good, before she ends up in a situation so bound up that it becomes impossible and she becomes a sacrificial pawn . . . again . . . Of course since she's the heroine I'm sure she'll transcend all that somehow, but gambling that you're the heroine and so it will all work out is a mug's game.


It's always a tricky thing to make a serious and believable story of political intrigue. It's obvious that the MC can't die and is bound to some degree of success in the end. at the same time she isn't knowledgeable of everything. She will fail, but the author has to convince us that the failures won't be too big. Or else that term "plot armor" is going to be uttered. If she makes mistake where it's obvious that anyone would get their head chopped off, it might irk some.

But from what we have here, this is a pretty good start.
I really adore this princess.

So tragic!

Really, just goes to show that the current princess would be smarter to get out while the getting's good, before she ends up in a situation so bound up that it becomes impossible and she becomes a sacrificial pawn . . . again . . . Of course since she's the heroine I'm sure she'll transcend all that somehow, but gambling that you're the heroine and so it will all work out is a mug's game.

lol that was kinda random but ok

I can't believe I didn't realize this is from the same universe as a oneshot.  It's so sad to see the downfall from that age to this current one.

So . . . I guess this is a flashback to Seitetsu's early life with the MC's mother.  Not that they do anything like a transition to give you that impression, or anything.

I guess we're never safe from rivals and misunderstandings...
Anyway, hope this blows over soon.

Side note, this seemed like a really cheap move by the author to add conflict. He almost forced her for no reason and with practically no build-up.


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