While we saw the anime pickup of the yuri manga Aoi Hana, aka Sweet Blue Flowers, previously from Nozomi Entertainment, the manga has been dangled in front of fans a bit when it was listed as a potential acquisition for Digital Manga Guild last year. Now, events have turned so that it’s on the upcoming release schedule on the eManga.com site with a planned April 4th, 2014 debut for the book. The series has been running in Japan since 2004 and ended in 2013 with a total of eighth volumes released, making for a good run that publishers can take a chanc eon even with yuri.
Plot concept: Once childhood friends, sweet Aki and shy Fumi, unexpectedly reunite the year they enter separate all-girls high schools.
Fumi has learned that romance can have its thorns but in meeting an upperclassman she discovers that, like a flower hibernating through the winter, love too can grow and bloom again come spring. But has there in fact been a little flower, almost too small to see, at her side all along…?
Join Aki and Fumi in the first volume of Takako Shimura’s touching coming-of-age series as they discover more about who they are, and who they can become.