It has been said that when a person is in love, they would give everything for the other, including themselves and everything to make their other happy. The title, Hanazakari No Kimitachi E, means “For you in full blossom;” so to say one person giving everything they could for another, due to love. Mizuki Ashiya is infatuated with Sano Izumi; which is defined as someone thinking they are in love when it is indeed just a like for another. Of course, the infatuation you have for a person can be transformed into what we call love; although only after having the opportunity to get to know and connect with them.
When Mizuki made the decision to cut off her hair, change her appearance, and move to Japan, she had no idea that her relationship with famous High Jump Athlete, Sano Izumi, would turn into anything more than friendship, even though she hoped it would. The reason for that being: Mizuki looking like a boy, and attending an all boys school; where no one could find out she was really a girl. Throughout the series, Sano becomes protective of Mizuki because of her secret that she is a girl; not to mention falling in love with her. Mizuki also falls in love with Sano, but the catch is that neither can tell each other for fear of Mizuki having to leave if her true identity becomes known. This is referred to as a secret love; when two individuals love each other, but the fact isn’t known by others, and sometimes even themselves.
The term “love” can be referred to many different feelings, but most of them are merely just feelings that have been confused with love. Hisaya Nakajo writes such an intricate storyline, that it leaves you with almost no doubt that what Sano and Mizuki are feeling is what some people refer to as true love. True love has been described as being your soul’s recognition of it’s counterpoint in another being; your soul being an eternal part of you, although separate from your body in existence. The soul has been deemed essential to consciousness, personality, mind, spirit, and self. The fact that your soul is connected to every aspect of your life also includes it in being the one to recognize who, when, and how you will “fall” in love.
When people say that you “fall” in love, it is merely a metaphorical term to describe the feeling. Really how it happens is that you grow into love, after you try to have a connection with that person, and learn about them. Throughout all the time that Mizuki and Sano spend together from being roommates, a special relation thrives between them that none other could share. By getting to know each other, they are able to connect on an entirely different level than they would have been able to if they had just “hung out” from time to time. Although Sano and Mizuki love and care for each other, Sano’s best friend Nakatsu Shuichi grows to love Mizuki as well; posing a problem and a tedious love triangle for all three.
If you like books filled with love, humor, and difficult life decisions, than I highly recommend Hana Kimi. It has a storyline filled with sweet sensitivity, as well as chances to make the wrong or right choice. Although it is meant to be more of a love story than a life changing tale, I feel as though it has changed me. Other than just changing my fandom and genre types I enjoy, Hana Kimi has also converted the way I feel about others. Sano and Mizuki’s twisted tale of hidden love is by far one of the most charming relationships I have come across in books, and it deserves to be known by far more than those who are already aware of it.
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