Garden Dreams

Garden Dreams (彼は花園で夢を見る, Kare wa Hanazono de Yume wo Miru) is a one-shot Japanese manga written and illustrated by Fumi Yoshinaga. The manga is serialised in Shinshokan's Wings. Shinshokan released the manga on September 1999.[1]

Garden Dreams
彼は花園で夢を見る
(Kare wa Hanazono de Yume wo Miru)
GenreDrama, Romance, Historical
Manga
Written byFumi Yoshinaga
Published byShinshokan
English publisher
MagazineWings
DemographicJosei
PublishedSeptember 1999
Volumes1
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It is licensed and published in North America by Digital Manga Publishing on October 24, 2007.[2][3]

ReceptionEdit

Coolstreak Cartoons's Leroy Douresseaux commends the author's on her ability to "emphasize the emotion and mood" by focusing "often a single character" in every frame.[4] Pop Shock Culture's Katherine Dacey comments on the lack of "smut", "engaging talkfests" and detailed artwork in Garden Dreams, that usually peppers Fumi Yoshinaga's works.[5] David Welsh at Comic World News comments on the drop in the author's standards compared to her other works: Antique Bakery, Flower of Life (manga) and Ichigenme... The First Class is Civil Law.[6] Shaenon Garrity, writing for the appendix to Manga: The Complete Guide, felt the yaoi elements were toned down enough for a non-yaoi fan to enjoy the book, and praised Yoshinaga's character designs, calling them "some of the most handsome men in manga".[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "彼は花園で夢を見る (Wings comics)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  2. ^ "DMP licenses Megami DX, Garden Dreams". Anime News Network. 2007-04-03. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  3. ^ "Garden Dreams". Digital Manga Publishing. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  4. ^ Douresseaux, Leroy (June 6, 2008). "Fumi Yoshinaga's Garden Dreams". Coolstreak Cartoons. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  5. ^ Dacey, Katherine (March 14, 2008). "Garden Dreams (DMP)". Pop Shock Culture. Archived from the original on January 19, 2011. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  6. ^ Welsh, David (April 16, 2009). "Lonely People". Comic World News. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  7. ^ Garrity, Shaenon (1 January 2010). "365 Days of Manga, Day 108: Garden Dreams". Suvudu.com. Retrieved 3 January 2010.

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