Hana to Yume

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Hana to Yume
Hana to Yume cover.jpg
Cover of the 17th issue from 2009 of Hana to Yume, featuring Yona from Mizuho Kusanagi's Yona of the Dawn
EditorHideyuki Takada
CategoriesShōjo manga[1]
(July–September, 2016)
PublisherTetsuya Maeda
First issueMay 1974
Based inChiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Hana to Yume (花とゆめ, "Flowers and Dreams"), also known as HanaYume (花ゆめ), is a semi-monthly Japanese shōjo manga magazine published by Hakusensha on the 5th and 20th of every month. The magazine is B5-size, and always comes with furoku or free supplements, such as drama CDs, pencil boards (shitajiki), manga anthologies, stationery, and calendars. Hana to Yume was ranked 4th by Japanese girls as their favourite manga anthology in a survey conducted by Oricon in 2006.[2][3]

Hana to Yume also has several other magazines under its name, such as The Hana to Yume, Bessatsu Hana to Yume, Shōnen Hana to Yume, and Trifle by Hana to Yume.


Any series which are serialized in Hana to Yume will be collected into tankōbon under the imprint, Hana to Yume Comics (花とゆめコミックス). While series from related magazines like Bessatsu Hana to Yume, LaLa, LaLa DX, and Melody are also published under the same imprint, certain series from Melody are published under a different imprint, Jets Comics (ジェッツコミックス).

The readers have been 95% female. Its demographic consists of 4% of readers under 13, 62.2% for 13–18 years old, 18.6% for 19–23 years old, and those who are 24 and older comprising the remaining 15.2%.[4]


Hana to Yume began its publication as a monthly magazine in May 1974, with Kazuko Koyeno's illustration as the cover, with the price of 200 yen. However, in January 1975, its publication was changed from a monthly to a semi-monthly published magazine. The recent price has been 370 yen.

In 1976, two years after Hana to Yume was first published, LaLa (previously known as Hana to Yume LaLa) was created as a sister magazine to Hana to Yume. It later became its own independent magazine with a sister magazine of its own, LaLa DX.

In 2009, the magazine celebrated its 35th anniversary and collaborated with Yahoo! Japan Comic, which digitally distributes the magazine's serialized manga. Glass Mask by Suzue Miuchi and Hanazakari no Kimitachi e by Hisaya Nakajō are among the 235 titles available to be read online.[5] To commemorate the magazine's anniversary, there was an internet radio broadcast streaming at Yahoo! Japan for an hour and a half. Suzue Miuchi was the guest in the second episode of the radio show, broadcast on May 4, 2009.[6]

In 2020, it was announced that various issues will be delayed or combined due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[7]

Hana to Yume Guide Book[edit]

Hana to Yume Guide Book (花とゆめ GUIDE BOOK) was published and released together with a set of embossed stickers in issue No. 1 of the magazine in 2002 as a furoku to commemorate the magazine's 35th anniversary.

The book contains summaries of titles serialized in the magazine since its inception to April 2009. It also has well-wishing messages from 22 manga artists, among of them are Noriko Sasaki, Natsuki Takaya, Marimo Ragawa, Saki Hiwatari, Suzue Miuchi, Hisaya Nakajo, and Nanpei Yamada who have been serializing their work in the magazine. There is also a special quiz and section containing a history of the magazine together with a chronology of domestic topics since the publication of their magazine.[8]

Circulation numbers[edit]

In 2004, Hana to Yume had a circulation of 300,416 copies. In the following year, sales figures dropped to 295,208. In 2006, the sales of Hana to Yume were higher at 289,375 copies, while its competitor, Sho-Comi, had only 260,218 copies.[9] As in 2009, sales declined to 226,542 copies.[10]




Related magazines[edit]


  1. ^ Glass Mask was serialized in Hana to Yume from 1976 to 1997. The manga resumed serialization in Bessatsu Hana to Yume in 2008.
  2. ^ Patalliro! moved to Bessatsu Hana to Yume in 1991.
  3. ^ Ludwig Kakumei moved to Bessatsu Hana to Yume in 2006.
  4. ^ Love So Life was initially serialized in The Hana to Yume in 2008.[26][27]
  5. ^ Jiu Jiu moved to The Hana to Yume in 2010.
  6. ^ Life So Happy moved to The Hana to Yume in 2018.[26]


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  3. ^ "Weekly Shōnen Jump Top Anthology with Girls (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 17, 2009.
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  6. ^ 花とゆめ創刊35周年企画!! (in Japanese). Hakusensha. Archived from the original on April 27, 2009. Retrieved April 30, 2009.
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  14. ^ "V.B. Rose's Hidaka Launches Berry Berry Manga Series". Anime News Network. August 20, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
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  16. ^ "Viz Announces news titles". Anime News Network. July 21, 2003. Retrieved April 6, 2010. The manga was written by Saki Hiwatari and first serialized in the Hana to Yume magazine and published as graphic novels from 1987 to 1994 by Hakusensha, Inc. Tokyo.
  17. ^ 笑う大天使(ミカエル). Kotobank (in Japanese). The Asahi Shimbun Company. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  18. ^ "Here is Greenwood Manga to be Adapted into TV Drama". Anime News Network. May 15, 2008. Retrieved April 6, 2010. Yukie Nasu's Here is Greenwood shōjo manga classic... Hakusensha published the manga in Hana to Yume magazine from 1986 to 1991.
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  22. ^ "Ryoko Fukuyama's Nosatsu Junkie Manga to End in Japan". Anime News Network. November 4, 2008. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  23. ^ "Banri Hidaka to End V.B. Rose Romance Manga in February (Updated)". Anime News Network. February 4, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  24. ^ "Shiawase Kissa 3-chōme Shōjo Manga Nears Its End". Anime News Network. June 21, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  25. ^ "W-Juliet's Emura Launches Kyō mo Ashita mo Manga". Anime News Network. January 24, 2008. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  26. ^ a b Pineda, Rafael Antonio (January 26, 2018). "Julietta Suzuki Pens New Fantasy Manga in The Hana to Yume Magazine in April". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  27. ^ こうち楓の初サイン会、池袋のジュンク堂にて. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). May 4, 2009. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  28. ^ "Kamisama Kiss Manga to End in 4 Chapters". Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  29. ^ "Happy Cafe's Matsuzuki to Launch New Manga on Saturday". Anime News Network. December 2, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  30. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (May 20, 2020). "The World Is Still Beautiful Manga Ends". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 7, 2021.
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