Two Flowers for the Dragon

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Two Flowers for The Dragon
龍の花わずらい
(Ryū no Hanawazurai)
Genre Fantasy, Romance
Manga
Written by Nari Kusakawa
Published by Hakusensha
English publisher
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine LaLa
Original run May 2005July 2009
Volumes 7
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Ryū no Hanawazurai (龍の花わずらい?), also known as Two Flowers for the Dragon, is a Japanese shōjo manga authored by Nari Kusakawa. The manga series was serialized in Hakusensha's monthtly shōjo manga magazine, LaLa and ended in the July issue[1] of 2009 with 7 volumes.[2] There collected volumes was published under the Hana to Yume Comics imprint and is now licensed for English publication by CMX in North America.[3] As of July 2010, DC Comics has dissolved the CMX Manga imprint.[4] It is not known if another publisher will pick up the series to publish the final volume.

The last volume of the manga sold 32,366 copies in the first week of release in Japan and was ranked 21st.[5] The first two volumes of the manga has been named as Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association.[6]

Overview[edit]

Shakuya, princess of the Dragon Tribe, can turn into a dragon, and has two fiancé. One fiancé is Lucien, who was missing for a long time, now returns. The other is Kuwan, the captain of the guardians in the village, who she loves more. She has two tattoos on her arms; a rose for Lucien, and a Bellflower for Kuwan. These flowers grow as her affection for them grows. The story is about their three-way love. Even though Shakuya is in love with Kuwan, Lucien is determined to change the mind of his beloved Shakuya.

Characters[edit]

Shakuya
The daughter of the Queen of the Dragon Tribe. She has the ability to transform into a dragon. She is very energetic, which annoys her fiancé Kuwan to no end. She loves Kuwan more, but it is shown when she is young to have loved Lucien very deeply. She has a tendency to end up in some compromising scenes.
Kuwan
The captain of the guardians, also Shakuya's fiancé. He tends to act cold and distant, which Shakuya has mentioned. He is the 'replacement' fiancé that was put in the place of the then-lost Lucien. He doesn't like Shakuya's ventures out of the castle, and often does not listen to her when she explains why she is out (which is usually to see him).
Lucien
The missing fiancé of Shakuya. After many years, he returns and causes some problems for Shakuya and the rest of the Dragon Tribe. He likes to, when talking to Shakuya, end his dialogues in some sort of seductive act. According to author, his name comes from Chū Shin Chi, the Japanese name of actor Stephen Chow Sing-Chi.

Volume list[edit]

No. Japan release date Japan ISBN North America release date North America ISBN
1 ISBN 9784592183334 ISBN 9781401215262
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Back-up Story: An Anecdote of the Dragon
  • Kusakawa Notes
2 ISBN 9784592183341 ISBN 9781401215279
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9
  • "The Cogwheeler"
  • Kusakawa Notes
3 ISBN 9784592183358 ISBN 9781401219055
  • Chapter 10
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 12
  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 14
  • Side Story: Double Crown
4
5
6
7

Reception[edit]

Jason Thompson praised Shakuya's self-assuredness, and appreciated the age-appropriate level of fanservice in the manga.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two Flowers of the Dragon Fantasy Manga Ends in Japan". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  2. ^ "s-book.net Library Service - 龍の花わずらい" (in Japanese). s-book.net/Hakusensha. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  3. ^ "CMX Licenses New Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  4. ^ "DC Comics to Shut Down CMX Manga Imprint in July". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, August 3–9". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  6. ^ "Librarians Honor Sand Chronicles, Real, Uzumaki, Japan Ai". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  7. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/house-of-1000-manga/2011-06-02