latest release in Japan:
31st chapter (22 VII)
ch32 release date:
22 IX 2014

"Hana wa Saku ka" masterpost


Hana wa Saku ka” (花は咲くか) by Hidaka Shoko
- BL/slice of life - year 2007 - ongoing - 4+ volumes - 26+ chapters -


Overworked, still single, 38-year-old salaryman Sakurai Kazuaki collides with a young man at the train station - causing the magazine he was carrying to be spoiled. This young man, Minagawa Youichi, is a student at an art college and lives in a big, old-fashioned mansion with two of his cousins. Since he happens to own the same magazine, he takes Sakurai to his house, saying “If I trade my copy with yours, you’ll have nothing to complain about, right?

Despite feeling annoyed and frustrated by the unsociable Youichi’s arrogant behaviour, Sakurai soon finds himself a frequent visitor of the secluded household, inexplicably drawn to its enigmatic owner… (x)


❃ so far, 12 chapters have been released by wonderful people from Nakama Scanlations. You can download them all on MangaTraders.
the online version of chapters 1-26 + 20 (chapters 18-20 were translated from spanish unofficial scans).
❃ underground scanlations: ch21, ch22, ch23, ch24, ch25, ch26, ch27 ; bonus chapter “In The Rain" (takes place between ch10 and ch11). Translations by Saotome-Michi, except for the 23rd chapter that was translated from spanish scanlations.
bonus pages from the 4th volume (translation: pippitypopadoo, typesetting: 2013fujoshi12) - link is dead.


volume 1 [ch1-6] & volume 2 [ch7-12] (courtesy of VnSharing).
volume 3 [ch13-19]
volumes 1-4 (read the instructions linked at the top to get the password)

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volume 1 [ch1-7], volume 2 [ch8-13], volume 3 [ch14-19+special], ch20, ch21, ch22, ch23, ch24, ch25, ch26, ch27.
❃ bonus chapter from Drama CD called “In the Rain”.
❃ you can also find them all online here.
❃ these scans are from magazines, not from tankoubons. They’re slightly different (less detailed, for example), but the biggest difference is in how the chapters are numbered. Additional story about Take and Shota was originally released as chapter 5, for example.


❃ [disc one] [disc two] [booklet+freetalk]
❃ 12 tracks in total, covers 2 volumes except for the extra story about Takeo and Shota, released on 25/05/2011.
❃ cast: Morikawa Toshiyuki (Sakurai Kazuaki), Kondou Takashi (Minagawa Youichi), Hino Satoshi (Iwasaki Takeo), Okamoto Nobuhiko (Minagawa Shota), Suzuki Tatsuhisa (Fujimoto Kouki), Miyake Kenta (Kashiwagi Masafumi).

This post will be updated systematically and I’ll inform about it on my blog. Drop me a message if you’ve got something that in your opinion should be added to this masterpost. Last update: 8 XI 2013.

Please remember to support Hidaka Shoko and buy this wonderful manga if you can!

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