Haru Hana: The Complete Collection
TOKYOPOP, 2010 (2010)
Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto
ll three volumes of the romantic comedy
are complied in this one book. Yuana Kazumi's manga is a cute tale of a girl with an allergy to boys and a boy with no memory of his past, who both have a way to heal a person's spirits.
hen Hana Yamada moves to Tokyo from Osaka, she is immediately
sold into slavery
by her older sister to pay off her debts at a relaxation room. To make matters worse, the shop's masseur, Haru, is the cutest boy at her school – and his good looks cause her to break out whenever he touches her. Luckily, a cup of green tea is all it takes to cure her. However, that does not stop Haru from purposefully aggravating her condition.
aru, though, has a problem of his own: after witnessing his mother's death at the hands of his father, he lost all of his memories. It will take a lot for these two to trust each other enough to work together ... and even more if they are to be friends.
is a cute and uplifting story. While nothing about it really makes it stand apart from other shojo manga, Yuana Kazumi has crafted a tale that will warm your heart and make for some nice, sweet, breezy reading.
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