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Manga / Flowers and Bees

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Flowers and Bees' is a seinen manga by Moyoco Anno, which was serialized in Monthly Young Magazine from 2000 to 2003 and compiled into seven volumes.

It is a comedy tale of the hapless Komatsu, who is ignored by the ladies, and especially the Kogal Girl Posse headed by Sakura Ota. That is, until he stumbles upon the World of Beautiful Men, a salon headed by a wacky duo of gay men. Hooked on makeovers, and chasing girls, Komatsu bumbles through a world of love hotels, bored housewives and two devil sisters. The Viz media English release is rated 'M' for 'explicit content'.


This work has examples of:

  • Christmas Cake: The devil sisters Kiyoko and Harumi are over 25, and unmarried.
  • Gyaru Girl: The Girl Posse are all Kogals, though Sakura Ota herself doesn't tan her skin.
  • The Fake Cutie: Hiromi. She pretends to be a cat-loving cute girl who collects character goods, but that's not her real interest.
  • Mrs. Robinson - a 23-year-old goes after high school boys(17 or so)
  • Priceless Ming Vase: Komatsu breaks one of these and has to work on a construction site to pay for it. It's not a real antique vase at all. He got hustled by the devil sisters
  • Love Hotel: Komatsu goes to one several times. He also sees the dangerous! Sakura Ota stepping out of one with her ex.
  • The Loins Sleep Tonight: Komatsu gets this twice. Once with Hiromi and once with Sakura