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12.22.2006

Nakajo Hisaya backlist (updated 2007.10.02)

added the Japanese aizōban (collector's editions) released to push the manga while the Hana-Kimi J-dorama aired...

The Hakusesha here comprise 中条 比紗也 Nakajo Hisaya-sensei's backlist, titles that were originally serialized in Hana to Yume. This post forms part of my Hana-Kimi series and is the second for a (the first one was Fujiwara Yoshiko-sensei).

Updated: 2007.10.02
Edited the original Hana-Kimi ISBN-10 numbers to reflect the transition to 13 digits and added the Japanese aizōban (collector's editions) released to push the manga while the Hana-Kimi J-dorama aired. Also added synopses and generally tried to make the list as comprehensive as I could. Edits marked with "NEW" don't necessarily mean the title in question is new, just that it's a new entry here.

Series
Hanazakari no kimitachi e AKA
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
NEW Hanazakari no kimitachi e aizōban
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Sugar Princess 1 | 2
Missing Piece 1 | 2
NEW Wild Kiss (BL)
Yumemiru Happa

One-shots
NEW "The Cage of Summer"
NEW "Thirsty Moon"

Specials
NEW For You in Full Blossoms Hisaya Nakajo Character Book
Hanazakari no kimitachi e Artbook Shôjo

Drama CDs, etc
NEW Hanazakari no Kimitachi e Original Drama CD | Drama CD I | II

Nakajo Hisaya backlist

Sugar Princess

シュガープリンセス 1

Sugar Princess Volume 01
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title シュガープリンセス
ISBN 978-4-592-18341-9
Published 2005.10 (Hakusensha)

シュガープリンセス 2

Sugar Princess Volume 02
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title シュガープリンセス
ISBN 978-4-592-18342-6
Published 2007.03 (Hakusensha)

Serialized in Hana to Yume
Series status: 2 volumes, ongoing
Licensed: No(t yet)

Sugar Princess starts off with Kurinoki Maaya at the skating rink with her little brother, who is a novice on the ice rink. Maaya, determined to show how simple it is, pulls off a double axel which ends with a messy landing. A grizzly-looking man witnesses this and is amazed at how a beginner like her can imitate a move just from one glance. The grizzly man, Toudou Eiji, confronts her and then says, Do you want to try to become a princess?

The story is basically about a normal girl who receives the chance to become a figure skater but with one exception. She has to be partnered up with Kanou Shun. Maaya's first impression of Shun is that he's very beautiful because of his graceful form but this first impression turns ripe to sour as Shun is outraged at being paired with a novice like her. For Nakajo Hisaya's newest series, this one seems to hold great potential for a good shoujo storyline. Hopefully, more characters will enter the scene and Maaya's relationship with Shun will tighten up so they can work together. Who knows?

(Synopsis from A Taste of Bliss, the TAFL-approved fanlisting)

Keywords
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Hanazakari no kimitachi e

花ざかりの君たちへ 1

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 01
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-11602-8
Published 1997.04 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 2

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 02
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-12852-6
Published 1997.08 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 3

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 03
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-12853-3
Published 1998.01 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 4

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 04
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-12854-0
Published 1998.05 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 5

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 05
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-12855-7
Published 1998.09 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 6

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 06
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-12856-4
Published 1998.11 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 7

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 07
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-12857-1
Published 1999.02 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 8

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 08
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-12858-8
Published 1999.05 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 9

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 09
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-12859-5
Published 1999.08 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 10

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 10
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-12860-1
Published 1999.11 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 11

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 11
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-17661-9
Published 2000.03 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 12

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 12
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-17662-6
Published 2000.08 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 13

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 13
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-17663-3
Published 2000.11 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 14

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 14
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-17664-0
Published 2001.02 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 15

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 15
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-17665-7
Published 2001.06 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 16

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 16
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-17262-8
Published 2001.10 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 17

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 17
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-17263-5
Published 2002.03 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 18

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 18
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-17264-2
Published 2002.07 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 19

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 19
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-17265-9
Published 2002.11 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 20

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 20
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-17266-6
Published 2003.04 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 21

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 21
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-17267-3
Published 2003.10 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 22

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 22
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-17877-4
Published 2004.05 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

花ざかりの君たちへ 23

Hanazakari no kimitachi e Volume 23 of 23
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-17878-1
Published 2004.11.19 (Hakusensha)
versions English | Indonesian

idolizes high jumper . To get closer to him, she transfers to his high school. The problem is Osaka Gakuen is an all-boys school and Mizuki is a girl!

Serialized in Hana to Yume
Series status: 23 volumes, complete
Licensed: Yes (VIZ Media - USA; Gramedia Level Comics - Indonesia)

NEW Hana-Kimi aizōban

Twelve collector's editions were released before and during the time the 12-episode renzoku Hanazakari no kimitachi e aired on Fuji TV (3 July to 18 September 2007). The front covers are totally M&M-ish eyecandylicious ^^

愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ   1

NEW Hanazakari no kimitachi e aizōban 1
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-18787-5
Published 2007.06 (Hakusensha)

愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ   2

NEW Hanazakari no kimitachi e aizōban 2
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-18788-2
Published 2007.06 (Hakusensha)

愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ   3

NEW Hanazakari no kimitachi e aizōban 3
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-18789-9
Published 2007.07.05 (Hakusensha)

愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ   4

NEW Hanazakari no kimitachi e aizōban 4
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-18790-5
Published 2007.07.05 (Hakusensha)

愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ   5

NEW Hanazakari no kimitachi e aizōban 5
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-18791-2
Published 2007.07.19 (Hakusensha)

愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ   6

NEW Hanazakari no kimitachi e aizōban 6
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-18792-9
Published 2007.07.19 (Hakusensha)

愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ   7

NEW Hanazakari no kimitachi e aizōban 7
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-18793-6
Published 2007.08.04 (Hakusensha)

愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ   8

NEW Hanazakari no kimitachi e aizōban 8
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-18794-3
Published 2007.08.04 (Hakusensha)

愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ   9

NEW Hanazakari no kimitachi e aizōban 9
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-18795-0
Published 2007.08.17 (Hakusensha)

愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ  10

NEW Hanazakari no kimitachi e aizōban 10
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-18796-7
Published 2007.08.17 (Hakusensha)

愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ  11

NEW Hanazakari no kimitachi e aizōban 11
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-18797-4
Published 2007.09.05 (Hakusensha)

愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ  12

NEW Hanazakari no kimitachi e aizōban 12
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 愛蔵版 花ざかりの君たちへ
ISBN 978-4-592-18798-1
Published 2007.09.05 (Hakusensha)

Increasing manga sales aside, I personally think the re-release was necessary, if only for compare and contrast purposes as the Japanese TV series wasn't as faithful to the manga as one might have expected (not that that was a bad thing). I speculate the "extra creative" take was partly influenced by the adherence to the Hana-Kimi canon by the earlier-airing Taiwanese adaptation Hua Yang Shao Nian Shao Nu—if someone else has done it, let's do something different kind of deal. I assume this based on the reported NTD 30 million that Japanese and South Korean TV stations shelled out for the broadcast rights of the consistently high-rating HYSNSN (you fork out that much, you don't want to be creating your own competitor). Or I could just be talking out of my *ss and this is all because of the profit directive; after all, as DramaWiki noted, the Taiwanese had to be renamed to comply with the Japanese manga publisher's mandate to associate the show with the manga in an effort to raise manga sales.

Keywords
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Missing Piece

ミッシング・ピース 1

Missing Piece Volume 01
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title ミッシング・ピース  
ISBN 4-592-11337-3
Published 1996.05 (Hakusensha)

ミッシング・ピース 2

Missing Piece Volume 02 of 02
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title ミッシング・ピース  
ISBN 4-592-12046-9
Published 1996.11 (Hakusensha)

Sawatari Ai wonders about a certain boy in class, Akizuki Tooru, and friends tell her he has always been their classmate. Ai doesn't remember him, which is puzzling, given she's supposed to have known him from childhood.

(Synopsis adapted from the Baka-Updates Manga Missing Piece entry)

Serialized in Hana to Yume
Series status: 2 volumes, complete
Licensed: No

Keywords
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Wild Kiss (JP)

NEW Wild Kiss
by Nakajo Hisaya
Published 2003 (Hakusensha)

Pretty boy Asakawa Tomoki receives a declaration of love from the school's most wanted. It's just too bad Yoshida is a guy... and a vampire, to boot!

Serialized in Hana to Yume
Series status: 1 volume, complete
Licensed: No

Keywords
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夢みる葉っぱ

Yumemiru Happa
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title 夢みる葉っぱ  
ISBN 4-592-12713-7
Published 1995.09 (Hakusensha)

Nakajo Hisaya-sensei's first manga anthology containing the stories: The Dreaming Leaf (Yumemiru Happa); 17 Romance (17 [Juunana] Romansu); The Law of Couples (Futari no Housoku); and Heart Fruit (Haato no Kajitsu). (Information from the Baka-Updates Manga Yume Miru Happa entry)

Serialized in Hana to Yume
Series status: 1 volume, complete
Licensed: No

Keywords
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One-shots

Nakajo Hisaya-sensei's standalone love stories include "The Cage of Summer" (which stars fallen angel Kaede and the "older woman" Toko who falls for him) and "Thirsty Moon" (featuring Yue and Miho who will wrench your heart). These were included in Hana-Kimi volume one and volume four respectively. And may I just insert that both stories are absolutely, positively delish ^^

According to Niko-Niko.Net, there's also a short story starring the Umeda/Nanba clan in the For You in Full Blossoms Hisaya Nakajo Character Book.

Keywords
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Doujinshi

Nakajo Hisaya-sensei also illustrated for titles like Evangelion, Inuyasha, and Naruto. As a doujinka, she uses the pseudonyms Fumizuki Ryo or Fujiya Peco. You can see a list of her doujinshi from Baka-Updates Manga or Manga Jouhou.

Finding out that Nakajo Hisaya-sensei apparently has just that much more doujinshi in her portfolio than conventional shoujo titles now makes me realize why the overtones in HK were just that. Over. ^^

Specials

花ざかりの君たちへ 中条比紗也キャラクターブック

NEW For You in Full Blossoms Hisaya Nakajo Character Book
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title
花ざかりの君たちへ 中条比紗也キャラクターブック
ISBN 4-592-73172-7
Published 2000.05 (Hakusensha)

Contains

SPECIAL ILLUSTRATION GALLERY
The first period—
CHARACTER FILE
The second period—CAMPUS LIFE
The third period—COLLECTION
The fourth period—AUTHOR
after school—巻末ふろく

Niko-Niko.Net shares with us the booty within:

  • color versions of manga illustrations
  • character organizational/relationship chart
  • character profiles
  • dorm room layouts
  • school uniforms from the manga
  • a calendar of school events and images from the manga that relate to each set of events
  • Hana-Kimi HanaYume covers
  • pictures of Hana-Kimi furoku (magazine giveaways) you missed ^^
  • drama CD jouhou
  • preview of (then upcoming) characters like Alex and a 17-year-old Umeda-sensei
  • information on other Nakajo Hisaya works
  • comments and sketches of the Hana-Kimi characters by other Hakusensha manga-ka (Fruits Basket no Takaya Natsuki-sensei drew Mizuki; Nakamura Yoshiki-sensei (Skip Beat!) drew Nakatsu)
  • comments from Nakajo Hisaya-sensei's assistants
  • short manga story featuring the Umeda/Nanba family

I guess the guest sketches are like those "Fax" outtakes that populate another Hakusensha manga-ka's shoujo manga (Hatori Bisco/Ouran).

Keywords
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花ざかりの君たちへ 中条比紗也画集

Artbook Shôjo Hanazakari no kimitachi e
by Nakajo Hisaya
original title
花ざかりの君たちへ 中条比紗也画集  
ISBN 4-592-73221-9
Published 2004.05 (Hakusensha)
versions English

VIZ Media sez,

For anyone who is in full bloom, this book's for you.

Although what that means, I have no idea. What *IS* clear though is that the artwork for all of the manga covers are in this book, as well as color illustrations of Missing Piece and Yumemiru Happa.

Keywords
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Drama CDs, etc

(This section owes a debt of gratitude to the Full Blossom LJ Network and Niko-Niko.Net.)

花ざかりの君たちへ

NEW Hanazakari no Kimitachi e Drama CD (Hana to Yume furoku)
original title 花ざかりの君たちへ
Catalog Number A9B26-9
Released 1999

According to the Let's go to a voice-over session omake in manga volume 8, this was given away through issue 7, 1999 of Hana to Yume. To get it, you had to mail in a proof of purchase; this was not sold (hence, its rare item status). The first story is Dorm 2's staging of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Sano is cast as Romeo, so who else would be Juliet but...

Contains

Track 1 to 5 "Gakuensai Kyousoukyoku ~Romeo & Juliet~"
Track 6 "Umeda-sensei no Aishiteiru toittekure"
Track 7 & 8 Ashiya Mizuki
Track 9 & 10 Shuichi Nakatsu
Track 11 & 12 Izumi Sano
Track 13 & 14 Minami Nanba
Track 15 Himejima Masao
Track 16 Umeda Hokuto
Track 17 Seiyuu jinza dankai

The cast (drawn by Nakajo Hisaya-sensei) would later reprise their roles in the succeeding commercial CDs. They are:

also performs the Hana-Kimi theme song "Sweet" in this CD. You can check out further information from the Full Blossom LJ network.

花ざかりの君たちへ

NEW Hanazakari no Kimitachi e Drama CD I
original title
花ざかりの君たちへ 中条比紗也キャラクターブック
Catalog Number MMCC-7010
Released 2000.04 (Hakusensha/Pioneer Records)

Contains

1. 真夜中の怪
2. 205号室
3. 七不思議
4. 潜入!夜の学園
5. 正体見たり!?
6. 「白い悪魔」
7. 桜の樹の下で
8. 一緒にいよう!
9. 中央君の朝
10. アドバイス その1
11. アドバイス その2
12. アドバイス その3
13. それでもやっぱり…
14. 日曜日の二人
15. お邪魔虫
16. 特効薬
17. 「Sweet」
18. 姫島のおまけメッセージ

The contents in romaji (which includes an extra track) are:

Original Drama "Ousaka Gakuen nana Fushigi"
1.) Mayonaka no kai
2.) 205-gou shitsu
3.) Nana fushigi
4.) Sennyuu! Yoru no gakuen
5.) Shoutai mitari!?
6.) "Shiroi akuma"
7.) Sakura no ki no shita de
8.) Isshou ni iyou!

Mini Drama 1 "Kawaikunaritai!"
9.) Nakao-kun no asa
10.) Advice sono 1
11.) Advice sono 2
12.) Advice sono 3
13.) Sore demo yappari...

Mini Drama 2 "Hirusagari no Hokenshitsu"
14.) Nichiyoubi no futari
15.) Ojamamushi
16.) Tokkouyaku
17.) "Hana Kimi" Theme Song ~Sweet~ / Vocal: Kuwashima Houko
18.) Omake: Himejima no omake message
19.) Message from Kuwashima Houko, Kisaichi Atsushi and Morikubo Shoutaro

This is the second drama CD Nakajo-sensei wrote a Making of in volume 12. The first story has Nakatsu sleuthing paranormal phenomena, convinced that an unusual bump in the night is one of the seven Osaka Gakuen mysteries.

The following seiyuu join the cast:

More information available from the Full Blossom LJ network.

花ざかりの君たちへ2

NEW Hanazakari no Kimitachi e Drama CD II
original title
花ざかりの君たちへ2
Catalog Number MMCC-7028
Released 2002.08.23

Contains

1. 共同生活!?
2. 第一寮生たち
3. 瑞稀、ピンチ!
4. 誤解とすれ違い
5. 大事な−
6. おまけミニドラマ1「花桜会の実態!?」
7. おまけミニドラマ2「萱島くんの怪談部屋
8. 『Sweet』(ショートバージョン)

The main story is based on the first three chapters of Hana-Kimi volume 14. Here's the romaji of the tracks:

1. ) Kyoudou seikatsu!?
2. ) Daiichi ryousei-tachi
3. ) Mizuki, pinch!
4. ) Gokai tosurechigai
5. ) Daijina-
6. ) Omake Mini Drama (1) "Kaoukai no jitai!?"
7. ) Omake Mini Drama (2) "Kayashima-kun no Kaidanbeya"
8. ) "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e" Image Song ~Sweet~ (Short version) /Vocal: Kuwashima Houko

Joining the drama CD cast:

You know the drill by now. More information available from the Full Blossom LJ network.

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k, that's it for now. Till the next update!

~nik who adores making —with thumbnails
花木兰03

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relevant links
The prettiest boy in school...isn't a boy! (Hana-Kimi overview)
Hana-Kimi in English (VIZ Media)
Hana-Kimi in Indonesian (Level Comics)
Hana-Kimi fanlistings

invaluable resource(s)

Official Nakajo Hisaya website Wild Vanilla (JP)
Online bookstore 7 & Y » Nakajo Hisaya search (JP)
Online bookstore Nippon Export » Nakajo Hisaya search
Manga release resource Baka-Updates Manga
Sugar Princess: A Taste of Bliss Sugar Princess fanlisting
Hana-Kimi: Full Blossom LJ network
Hana-Kimi: Niko-Niko.Net: Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
Seiyuu resource: Anime News Network

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