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Title:
Takane & Hana. Volume 1
Author:
Shiwasu, Yuki, author, artist.
Uniform Title:
Takane to Hana. English
Edition:
Shojo Beat edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2018]

©2015
Physical Description:
177 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Summary:
"After her older sister refuses to go on an arranged marriage meeting with Takane Saibara, the heir to a vast business fortune, high schooler Hana Nonomura agrees to be her stand-in to save face for the family. But when Takane and Hana pair up, get ready for some sparks to fly between these two utter opposites! The meeting between Takane and Hana ends in an explosive manner, and Hana in convinced that she'll never have to see that awful Takane again. But Takane actually seems interested in Hana! Exasperated by Takane's immature attitude, yet amused and intrigued despite herself, Hana wonders if her hilarious rivalry with Takane just might lead to love!"--Page [4] of cover.
General Note:
"First published in Japan in 2015 by HAKUSENSHA, Inc., Tokyo."--Colophon.

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Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated T, for teen.
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ISBN:
9781421599007
Format :
Book

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A strong-willed high school girl and a hot, young scion of a business empire can't help trying to outwit each other every chance they get... But could these opposites be conning themselves out of the perfect match?!

After her older sister refuses to go to an arranged marriage meeting with Takane Saibara, the heir to a vast business fortune, high schooler Hana Nonomura agrees to be her stand-in to save face for the family. But what happens when Hana meets Takane is an unexpected pairing of utter opposites!

The meeting between Takane and Hana ends in an explosive manner, and Hana is convinced that she'll never have to see that awful Takane again. But Takane actually seems interested in Hana! Exasperated by Takane's immature attitude, yet amused and intrigued despite herself, Hana wonders if her hilarious rivalry with Takane just might lead to love!


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Spot-on comedic timing and saucy artwork enliven the familiar formula of romance across a class divide. Hana, a plucky tomboy, stands in for her valley-girl sister at an arranged marriage matchmaking meeting with wealthy suitor Takane. "He falls short on many levels, but I hope you can forgive him because he's good-looking and rich" advertises Shiwasu in a character cheat-sheet. Their meet-cute goes horribly awry, as both parties sabotage the setup. But soon, they develop a flirty frenemies vibe over a series of dates, challenging each other to expect more from their lives, and to develop as individuals. This is a celebration of women with unbreakable spirits, questioning societal norms and the expectations of romantic relationships. With great depth, the narrative plays with aspects of class difference and character dynamics. This classy volume shows a lot of heart, intelligence, and crossover potential. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.