Drops of Dreams, The Golden Birdcage

Scanlating since 2012!

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 Responses

  1. scapegoat says:

    its like an autobiography of the person i hope…

  2. payung biru says:

    like it so much :D
    thanks for updating

  3. Bl says:

    Wait for cap 6
    Thank ya!

  4. Rosegirl18 says:

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

  5. graceljw says:

    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

  6. Morgana says:

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

  7. graceljw says:

    hi, just wondering if you’ve found volume 3? :) i’m so itching for this manga….

  8. casandra29 says:

    thanks for scanning this hope it becomes active again soon. Thanks for everything you have done so far!

  9. Natsuki Kazama says:

    Aww I miss DoD so much… a true masterpiece for sure.

  10. pany says:

    i wish it becomes active soon too! I love this story so much! please keep on scanlating this

  11. lilya says:

    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

  12. Deborah says:

    Hey! I love this ^^ Do you guys have any idea of when it will be uploaded? Thanks!

  13. Rin says:

    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!

  14. Jane says:

    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.

  15. Olivia says:

    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.

  16. Ran says:

    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

  17. Deborah says:

    Heyy! It’s active again!!! Awesome ^^

  18. wawa says:

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

  19. mimi says:

    I beg you from the bottom of my heart to update this manga… I think I’m going to explode from curiosity

  20. pooka says:

    i feel you bro/sis

  21. Tetsuki says:

    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.

  22. ,AkumaCatRan says:

    Raws for chapters 9 to 11 can be found at http://aphroditemangaland.blogspot.com/2012/05/yume-no-shizuku-ougon-no-torikago.html. It was posted in 2012 but the links are still alive. Scans are good too, save some excess wording on certain pages of chapter ten. It is level with barely any blurs. Hope that helps. I’m really excited for the translation after seeing the raws. Best of luck.

  23. Rami says:

    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 > <.

  24. Mitsuki says:

    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

  25. fany-chan says:

    Thanks for doing this guys ^^
    I wish I can see volume 4 soon!

  26. urdzy says:

    Thank you so much for doing this project!
    Shinohara Chie is one of my favorite authors~
    You guys are doing an awesome job ^^

  27. Lady-Rose says:

    Here are raws of volume 4 :
    http://uploaded.net/file/cipi87do

  28. fany-chan says:

    I hope you’ll update this one day…

  29. Sae says:

    Are you still planning on continuing this by any chance? :3

  30. aster says:

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

  31. Leija says:

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

  32. June says:

    I hope you guys still continue this project because I’m rooting for it :)

  33. MPL says:

    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~

  34. Dawn says:

    Thanks for the update. ;)

  35. Athena says:

    Please, I hope you continue this project! I can’t wait to know what happened. Thank you for your work! :)

  36. Emma says:

    I seriously hope you continue this project, I really enjoy reading this work!! Thank you for all your hard work so far!

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