Hana to Yume

Hana to Yume (花とゆめ, "Flowers and Dreams") is a semi-monthly Japanese shōjo manga magazine published by Hakusensha.

Hana to Yume
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Cover of the 17th issue from 2009 of Hana to Yume featuring Yona from Mizuho Kusanagi's Akatsuki no Yona.
EditorHideyuki Takada
CategoriesShōjo manga[1]
(July–September, 2016)
PublisherTetsuya Maeda
First issueMay 1974
Based inChiyoda-ku, Tokyo
WebsiteHana to Yume

The magazine is published on the 5th and 20th of every month. It is often nicknamed as HanaYume (花ゆめ) among the readers. The magazine is of size B5, and always comes with furoku or free supplements such as drama CDs, pencil boards, manga anthologies, stationery and calendars.

The magazine was ranked 4th by Japanese girls as their favourite manga anthology in a survey conducted by Oricon in 2006.[2][3]


Any series which are serialized in Hana to Yume will be collected into tankōbon under the label, 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 label, certain series from Melody are published under another different label, 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, 2 years after Hana to Yume was first published, LaLa (which was 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 has collaborated with Yahoo! Japan Comic which is currently digitally distributing the magazine's serialized manga. Glass Mask by Suzue Miuchi, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e by Hisaya Nakajō are among the 235 titles currently 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 2nd episode of the radio show, broadcast on May 4.[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 BookEdit

Hana to Yume Guide Book (花とゆめ GUIDE BOOK) was published and released together with a set of embossed stickers in issue 01 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.


Circulation numbersEdit

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 was higher at 289,375 copies while its competitor, Sho-Comi has only 260,218 copies.[9] As in 2009, sales declined to 226,542 copies.[10]




Related magazinesEdit


  1. ^ Glass Mask was published in Hana to Yume from 1976 to 1997. The series resumed serialization in 2008 in Bessatsu Hana to Yume.
  2. ^ Patalliro! moved to Bessatsu Hana to Yume in 1991.
  3. ^ Ludwig Kakumei moved to Bessatsu Hana to Yume in 2006.
  4. ^ Jiu Jiu moved to The Hana to Yume in 2010.


  1. ^ a b "Girl's Manga" (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. September 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  2. ^ 意外!?女のコが一番好きなコミック誌は「週刊少年ジャンプ」! (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on April 10, 2006. Retrieved October 17, 2009.
  3. ^ "Weekly Shōnen Jump Top Anthology with Girls (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 17, 2009.
  4. ^ "Data" (PDF) (in Japanese). The Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. Retrieved August 12, 2009.
  5. ^ 「花とゆめ」創刊35周年記念特集 (in Japanese). Yahoo! Comic. Archived from the original on April 25, 2009. Retrieved April 30, 2009.
  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.
  7. ^ https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-04-15/hana-to-yume-young-animal-moe-magazines-rescheduled-due-to-covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic/.158614
  8. ^ 花とゆめ35周年!11号には花ゆめ総ざらいガイドブック付き (in Japanese). Comic Natalie. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  9. ^ "Manga Anthology Circulations 2004-2006". ComiPress. Retrieved January 19, 2010.
  10. ^ "2009 Japanese Manga Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. January 18, 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2010.
  11. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (2016-07-20). "Dansui! Manga About Boys' Swimming Team Gets Live-Action Adaptation". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  12. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (2019-08-05). "Anonymous Noise's Ryoko Fukuyama Launches 2 New Manga in September". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  13. ^ "V.B. Rose's Hidaka Launches Berry Berry Manga Series". Anime News Network. August 20, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  14. ^ 山岸凉子、バレエマンガの金字塔「アラベスク」完全復刻. Natalie (in Japanese). 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 第1部は1971年よりりぼん(集英社)にて、第2部は花とゆめ(白泉社)にて連載された。
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ "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.
  17. ^ "Tokyopop Adds Songs & Laughter, Ratman, Seikon no Qwaser". Anime News Network. September 26, 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
  18. ^ a b c Loo, Egan (March 5, 2009). "Maki Minami's Special A Manga to End in Japan in March (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  19. ^ "Ryoko Fukuyama's Nosatsu Junkie Manga to End in Japan". Anime News Network. November 4, 2008. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  20. ^ "Banri Hidaka to End V.B. Rose Romance Manga in February (Updated)". Anime News Network. February 4, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  21. ^ "Shiawase Kissa 3-chōme Shōjo Manga Nears Its End". Anime News Network. June 21, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  22. ^ "W-Juliet's Emura Launches Kyō mo Ashita mo Manga". Anime News Network. January 24, 2008. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  23. ^ "Kamisama Kiss Manga to End in 4 Chapters". Retrieved 2016-07-11.
  24. ^ "Happy Cafe's Matsuzuki to Launch New Manga on Saturday". Anime News Network. December 2, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  25. ^ https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-05-20/the-world-is-still-beautiful-manga-ends/.159745
  26. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (2018-07-20). "Kamisama Kiss' Julietta Suzuki Launches New Ninkoi Manga on August 4". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-11-27.

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