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Hana-Kimi Anime Adaptation Revealed


After being adapted into multiple live-action drama adaptations over the years across Japan, Taiwan and Korea, Hisaya Nakajo’s Hana-Kimi manga finally has an anime on the way. The series originally ran in the pages of Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume magazine from 1996 to 2004 for a total of 23 volumes, and now it’s getting ready to hit the screen in animated form.

Further details, including staff, cast and release date, have yet to be revealed. We do know, however, that the Hana-Kimi anime will stream on Crunchyroll as it airs in Japan in the following territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, CIS and India.

Here’s what the Hana to Yume editorial staff had to say about the news:

“‘Hana-Kimi’ is becoming an anime!

This is a project that’s been discussed for a while with Hisaya Nakajo-sensei as we moved things forward.

Nakajo-sensei had been watching over the rough drafts of the characters and the scenario, and she was looking forward to seeing the world of “Hana-Kimi” presented in a different way than the manga.

It’s very unfortunate that we weren’t able to see the completed product along with Sensei, but because of the passionate support of the readers, ‘Hana-Kimi’ is coming back again in the form of an anime right around the 20th anniversary of when the manga ended, and we are truly grateful for that fact.

Hana to Yume editorial department and the production staff have been working together so that we can live up to the expectations of Nakajo-sensei and the readers, so please look forward to the broadcast!”


Hana-Kimi author Hisaya Nakajo passed away at the age of 50 in October 2023.

VIZ Media publishes the original manga in English and sums up the story:

Japanese-American track-and-field star Mizuki has gotten herself to transfer to a high school in Japan…but not just any school! To be close to her idol, high jumper Izumi Sano, she’s going to an all-guys’ high school…and disguising herself as a boy! But as fate would have it, they’re more than classmates…they’re roommates! Now, Mizuki must keep her secret in the classroom, the locker room, and her own bedroom. And her classmates–and the school nurse–must cope with a new transfer student who may make them question their own orientation…

Via Crunchyroll News