Drops of Dreams, The Golden Birdcage

Title: Drops of Dreams, The Golden Birdcage, 夢の雫、黄金の鳥籠, 夢之雫黃金的鳥籠
Author: Chie Shinohara
Genre: Drama, Historical, Josei, Romance
Year: 2010
Length: 3 volumes (ongoing)
Retranslations:
FRENCH by Ichigo Choclate & Cakes
ITALIAN by Manga Cosmo
SPANISH by DlineFS

This project is on hiatus until we get the volume 4 raws in Japanese!

Summary
Beginning of 16th century – Alexandra was captured by slave traders from Ukraine during one of their many raids. When the traders arrived in Greece to sell the female slaves, a young handsome man named Mateus bought her and promised to give her true freedom. He hired countless teachers, scholars, and palace ladies to train her into the most perfect woman of her time. Mateus’s kindness has caused Alexandra to deeply fall in love with him, and she secretly wishes to be his concubine. But cruel fate! Mateus has already promised her to his best friend… Suleiman the Great, Emperor of the Ottoman Empire! Mateus promised Alexandra of true freedom, but where is freedom when she is in another man’s harem and can only look at the one she loves from afar? Not willing to endure agony, Alexandra promises herself that one day, she will free both of them from their bird cages… but Mateus is the Grand Vizier, power only second to the Emperor himself. So Alexandra must become the most influential concubine in order to have any hope… which also means, bearing Suleiman’s son. However, Suleiman already has a son by another concubine, and this woman is determined to keep her son as the only prince.

Hence begins the story of a slave to an empress of the greatest empire of all time – Alexandra, the woman who would one day be known as Roxelana, Empress of the Ottoman Empire.

42 thoughts on “Drops of Dreams, The Golden Birdcage

  1. Just leaving a comment to say that I LOVE this manga series and thank you thank you thank you sooo much for scanlating this!!

  2. just wanted to say i love this manga! it’s all the artist :D loved Red River and this is the closest to it. please please do continue. i read on a forum someone found the raws for Volume 3 already… please scanlate this! :D

  3. Ohhh, thanks!!!!!! I was really missing Red River, now this is very similar and it’s amazing!! thank you!! Dreaming about volume 3 ^^

  4. ohh please!!! it’s so sad that this is in hiatus :( i hope you guys can active at some time. really sad that i don’t know nothing of japanese to help. But thanks for translating the raws, the story is beautiful S2

  5. Ever read a manga and feel sad when it finishes? That’s what I felt when I finished reading Red River. It was so good I didn’t want it to end! I finaly think I’ve found another manga that might be just as good. Thank you so much for scanlating Drop of Dreams!
    I’ll patiently wait for the next chapter no matter how excruciating! I reeeaally hope this won’t get dropped and will become active soon!

  6. I have read Anatolia Story again and again. Really love Shinohara Chie’s work. She is so obviously fascinated with the old Middle East history. And the drawing is superb too. Drop of Dreams has also been wonderful so far. I love strong heroine, and Alexandra is quite an intelligent girl who is always eager to learn.
    Thank you for picking up this series and I hope you guys will be able to continue it soon.

  7. I hope you guys have found the raws/will find them soon. I love this manga and so excited to see how the rest goes.

  8. Hi,
    I found the Chinese Raw for this manga: http://www.17kk.cc/intro/17695.htm
    The quality isn’t that good but they have up to volume 3.
    I surf the net and find out vol 3 (takoubon) has just been published in Japan on December 2012.

    Hope to see this project active soon.
    Thank you very much

  9. Thank you so much and appreciate you guys work and hope it will update soon.. i love this manga so much!! ~

  10. She should be pragnent now. At least if she goes by some historical facts her first son is born in 1521 and if he is on a half a year compain she must already be pragnent. Things will get really interesting now.

  11. I started reading this recently and i really love it. Thank you guys very much for translating and i can’t wait for the next chapter > <.

  12. Hope you guys will be able to get the raw soon!
    It just came out in Japan 4 days ago and wow it’s like number 1 in the women’s division on rakuten xD

  13. I’m glad to read that you will continue translating this. Thanks so much!!! I will wait FORVEVER for you guys!!! Fighting!!!

  14. I’m really glad this is being updated! I’ve waited so long. ;w; Thank you for continuing this series’ translations.

  15. Icarus bride has scans going up to volume 6 ^^ I’d love to see where this story goes and thank you for all the translations so far~

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