(花ざかりの君たちへ, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
?, Lit. "For You in Full Blossom") is a shōjo manga series written by Hisaya Nakajo. The manga was serialized in Japan in the bi-weekly Hakusensha manga magazine Hana to Yume
. This manga series has ended at volume 23 in August 2004 in Japan with a special ending released December 2004, and a extra special, showing Kayashima's point of view in the story, released in 2007.
is published in English by VIZ Media, and the final volume was released in the U.S. in April 2008. The English title originated from a fan abbreviation of the original Japanese title. (The official U.S. translation ends the title with a he
instead of e
.) An art book was released in May 2005 in addition to a character book.
centers around Mizuki Ashiya, a Japanese girl who lives in the United States. One day, she sees a track and field competition on TV, and becomes attracted to one of the high jump competitors, Izumi Sano. She begins to idolize the young athlete and eventually transfers to Japan to attend the same school that Sano attends.
There is a catch, however: Sano attends an all-boys
high school, named Osaka Gakuen, and Mizuki must disguise herself as a boy to enter. The majority of the series happens during Mizuki's second year at Osaka (from volume 4 onwards), although her first year was significant for her being able to remain in Osaka.
A Taiwanese drama based on Hana-Kimi has been produced, titled (direct translation: Hanayō Shōnen Shōjo
or, in Mandarin, Hua Yang Shao Nian Shao Nu
('花樣少年少女'). This Chinese title is also the title used by the translation published by Tong Li. A Japanese drama adaptation has also been aired on Fuji TV, titled Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
The head of dormitory for the second dormitory. He is a nephew of Hokuto Umeda, the school's doctor. He is the one year older than Mizuki. He's a "ladies man" although very sensible. He was once in love with his tutor, Kanako Tanabe, but she left him. Umeda claims that this was what caused Nanba to become the "ladies man" he is today. In the last chapter, it is said that he became a model.
He's also a former winner of the Miss Osaka pageant during his first year at Osaka, a fact which he isn't terribly proud of. His name is taken from Namba Station, located in Minami, a region in Chuo-ku, Ōsaka.
He was portrayed by Hiro Mizushima in the Japanese drama adaptation