manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
App
Try out our new iPhone application!
App
Manga Poll
Do you read the extras / omake in manga?
Always
Most of the time
Half the time
Seldom
Never
 
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates @irc.irchighway.net

RSS Feed
 
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
 
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
A Night of a Thousand Dreams  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
Description
From Yen Press:

Everyone knows about the story of Scheherazade and her wonderful tales of the Arabian nights. For one thousand and one nights, she entertained the mad Sultan with the adventures of Aladdin, Ali Baba, Sinbad, genies, and many other mystical creatures. But what if Scheherazade was actually a boy desperate to save his sisterís life? What kind of strange things would he do to make sure that he survives to tell the tale? This new twist on one of the greatest classical folk tales just might keep you awake for another One Thousand and One Nights.

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
千一夜話
천일야화
1001 Nights
Cheon-il-Yahwa
One Thousand and One Nights

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.Part 4 by Devious Breezes (2159d ago)
v.3 c.Part 3 by Devious Breezes (2160d ago)
v.3 c.Part 2 by Devious Breezes (2161d ago)
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
1 topics, 12 posts
Click here to view the forum

User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (404 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0
10
 46% (187 votes)
9+
 22% (87 votes)
8+
 17% (68 votes)
7+
 7% (28 votes)
6+
 3% (11 votes)
5+
 2% (8 votes)
4+
 1% (5 votes)
3+
 0% (0 votes)
2+
 0% (0 votes)
1+
 2% (10 votes)

Last Updated
September 12th 2014, 7:12am PST

Sponsored Links
Game advertisements by <a href="http://www.game-advertising-online.com" target="_blank">Game Advertising Online</a> require iframes.


Genre

Categories

Category Recommendations

Recommendations

Author(s)

Artist(s)

Year
2004

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Wink (Seoul Cultural)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (11 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #594 increased(+30)
Monthly Pos #634 increased(+12)
3 Month Pos #647 increased(+72)
6 Month Pos #693 increased(+15)

List Stats
On 585 reading lists
On 660 wish lists
On 672 completed lists
On 46 unfinished lists
On 317 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
Osama Bin Laden!?! O____O 894 days, 22 hours, 1 minutes ago

Click to view the forum

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by time added ]
 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

avatar
Astounding, Amazing, Fantastic   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Suxinn
July 10th, 2012, 4:27am
Before I say anything more, I just want to state that this manhwa is absolutely amazing. It's hands down one of the best I've ever read, regardless of genre and what have you. This is also one of the few BL mangas that I would recommend to those who are not fans of the genre. It's a fantastic work, and it is definitely a shame if you chose not to read this manga because of the characters' romantic interests.

The characters are definitely the driving points of any manhwa/manga, and this one is certainly no exception. The two main leads are very well fleshed-out, and their development is also very nicely done. The side characters too are also very real and wonderful to watch, with their own development to follow.

And, don't be fooled by the summary, this manhwa doesn't consist of Sehara telling Shahryar story after story in his bedchamber (though there is a story in each volume). The characters actually go out and do things that lend to their personality and ideals.

My personal favorite character development was definitely with the Sultan, Shahryar. The backstory the author gave him was, quite simply, the best I've ever seen in terms of a tragic character.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
His issues with women stemming from the death of his mother, and the dissonance between his love for Fatima and his father's words (that all unfaithful women deserve to die)... It was all so heart-rending, painful, and oh so real. I also loved that Shahryar accepts the fact that his past is no excuse for what he has done, that he really has to help heal what he has broken with his own hands.

Personally, my favorite part of this healing process was when Shahryar got tricked by his brother and allowed his city to fall to the invaders. It showed that, although Shahryar had gotten better because of Sehara's help, he still had not fully let go of his past. Again, I would like the point to the realism of his struggle, as the healing process isn't something that happens immediately but gradually and painfully. (Though, truthfully, I also hated this moment too because I spent the next three volumes yelling at the screen and waiting for Shahryar and Sehara TO GET BACK TOGETHER. /rage)


This manhwa also contains the best use of anachronisms I have seen in a manhwa to date. The majority of these anachronisms take place in the stories that Sehara tells. And, speaking of these stories, there are some truly heart-breaking and beautiful ones. There were two that I absolutely loved, and one even reduced me to tears. (Anyone who has read this manhwa will know which one I'm talking about.)

Definitely something one should not judge by first impressions (whether by the cover or by the first few volumes). It gets better, without a doubt.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Inspiring   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Anael777
January 18th, 2012, 1:38am
One of the best works I have read, incorporating old with the new, mixing it all together with a dash or romance madness and tragedy! Religion, conflict, forbidden love it is all here!! I read all 11 volumes in 2 days and immediately went online to buy the whole set! No other yaoi story influenced me to the point I could not fall asleep after finishing.
Each story inspires a thought that you might not wanted to think about, makes you realize some truths you might not wanted to realize but all the same it teaches you how to be a greater man. Truly inspirational.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Brilliant   
Rating: N/A
by vanillamochi
January 11th, 2010, 11:04pm
I don't like angst or tragic love stories, but even with these stories that Sehara tells, each has a moral. This book is wonderfull, beautiful, enchanting... I finished 25 chapters up to around book ten in two days. I really couldn't put this series down, and I ended up readind till sunrise despite having many finals the next day... Sehara is one of the most favorite of all my favorite characters- strong yet kind with an air not of arrogance but confidence, yet humble. Intelligent and wise, I have yet to see such a brilliantly created character..
smile Oh and to Jane Doe, he was um.. fingered..? >.< it seems that it was a while after being whipped, because most of his wounds had already healed. he prob fainted and then woke up.
Some may say it is very sad.. but read on and you will not be failed. Anyway.. must every story end romantically? Its a sort of nice pace from all the happy mangas I always read. A night of a thousand dreams is just really deep. I've read the novel of the girl as the main character, it was good as well.. but I don't know why but Sehara being a guy that can actually be respected makes it so much better than the original.. although I did love the novel's stories she told better lol smile

... Last updated on March 26th, 2010, 7:01pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
It-is-fantastic!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Fuuma_lady
May 29th, 2011, 8:09am
Well, never before has I read such a good manwha. Manwha used to be long, but this manwha is so good that 11 volumes seems like a flash. Frames filled with beautiful art; clean yet still carries the Arabian exotic scent. A very well written plot with interesting stories and cultural depictions nicely woven with the main story.

If you ever set foot in manwha, this is a must-read!
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
<3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Clara
May 19th, 2009, 6:36am
So far so good (read: amazing) for me, though I haven't finished the series and there were some parts that kind of threw me. I'm especially fond of the arc with Socrates and Acibiades. The art is fabulous and the characters are charming, within the tales and outside of them. Read if you want to see settings not typical to yaoi manga.

... Last updated on May 19th, 2009, 6:38am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
read it!   
Rating: N/A
by akaishojo
August 23rd, 2007, 3:21pm
Its such a gooooooooood story, beautiful artwork too, even though I am not into yaoi it was very addictive
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
First for everything   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by tipz
October 2nd, 2014, 6:25pm
This is my first and only boys love manga that have read; so I'm not 100% sure how to grasp my head around it. Artistry very beautiful. Although I can understand the feelings towards the characters.. Not being a man it's hard to understand the pleasure they feel in the smut scenes. I love the lengthy tales.. It's what keeps the story fresh and exciting. I wish the smith scenes were better detailed.
[a king goes mad from heartbreak and starts killing woman after sleeping with them.. One ends up being a man. He saves his own life by the stories he told and also gained the heart of the king. They go to war against the Christians.. They are separated by the sultans brothers betrayal. It was fixed in the end.. The sultan loses his title by a false word of his death. He then goes on an adventure to find the man he loves.. [/spoiler]
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
well done story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by evilcleo
September 15th, 2014, 2:08pm
This was a really good story. I didn't know what to expect when I started reading it but it was well worth reading. The characters were interesting and the character development you see is well done. The main love story is slow and a bit angsty but that's what made it great. The events that build are sequenced well and the pacing fits. I couldn't put it down and I have a hard time finishing long mangas. Just keep three things in mind:
1) It is a manhwa so the reading direction and style are different but you figure it out pretty fast.
2) It's long. 11 volumes long so it might take some time to read it.
3) No, the stories aren't realistic or historically accurate.They're romanticized and changed to make a point. So if you're looking for a textbook or non-fiction book to read, look elsewhere. Just like the main story, they're fictional stories with fictional characters, plot, and settings. They are read and told for fun, not to be politically correct.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
I'm not being objective in my review, beware!   
Rating: N/A
by liontaraki
October 27th, 2013, 11:46am
i liked the stories alright until i reached the "ancient Greece arc". The only accurate thing about this was the guys' names. Socrates was married and had a wife, Xanthippe, that bit him because he didn't go to work and they were penniless. Alciviades was a seme and a bi at that, he was friends with Socrates but not his lover. The mangaka shouldn't have picked that era to portay homosexuality in her manga. Not all ancient Greeks were homosexual, otherwise I don't know how my nation survived and is still here 2500 years since that time...
The art is ok but when you know history, european mythology and the like, it bothers you to read all that trash... I hope people don't read mangas to educate themselves on global history, all these stories are just fiction. What she wrote at the end, that she made a research and found out that Socrates was gay is wrong, this is so frustrating, I can't even... (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

... Last updated on October 27th, 2013, 12:44pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Amazing!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by AngelCharms
June 3rd, 2013, 12:05pm
First off, I'm not really into shounen ai. I usually avoid them unless I run out of yaoi no matter how good or how popular it is. Though I gotta say, the plot for most shounen ai are better than yaoi's.
Now back to one thousand and one nights. I don't know the original story and I did not plan to read it cause I'm not really into classics. But don't misjudge this. This is simply an amusing master piece with great plot, character development and art. The main story is simply addicting and you just wanna know what happens next. The mystery behind each character, or how the relationships will turn out to be. The stories within the story are just touching. Really great stories that just leave your heart pounding. There's some twists in the main plot that leave your jaw open. The whole story is an emotional roller coaster.
Overall, do not miss this manga. Do not judge it by its cover or how the story begins. Continue reading. You won't regret it.
Also one more thing, this manga isn't just BL love. There's normal romance going on as well.

Enjoy ^.^

... Last updated on June 3rd, 2013, 12:06pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
  Pages (4) [ 1 2 3 4 ] Next Page
Show  entries per page 


You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search
MANGA Fu
MEMBERS
TEAM-BU


footer