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Antique Bakery  
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Description
Tachibana has recently quit his job at a high-class firm, and for unknown reasons, decides to open a bakery. His first employee is Ono, an extremely talented patissier who is also known as the 'Gay of demonic charm' - something that has caused him to lose his job countless times. Joining the crew also is Eiji - a retired champion boxer - who is hired on the spot as only a trainee purely because he is not Ono's 'type.' However, Chikage, the bumbling childhood friend and shadow of Tachibana, is exactly his type! Now, with the shop finally open, everyone seems to be filling their positions well; but one question remains: what were Tachibana's motives for opening the bakery, and does it have a link to his troubled and forgotten past?

Recipient of 26th Kodansha Manga Award in the shoujo manga category for 2002.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
西洋骨董洋菓子店
서양골동양과자점
Seiyou Kotto Yougashiten
Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.10 + Extra by Beautiful Soup (4567d ago)
v.1 c.5 by 7:11AM (4589d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 19

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (272 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.29 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 13th 2017, 2:23am PST


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Year
2000

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Serialized In (magazine)
Wings (Shinshokan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
DMP (4 Volumes - Complete)

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Monthly Pos #1811 increased(+152)
3 Month Pos #2305 increased(+490)
6 Month Pos #3366 increased(+357)

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On 201 reading lists
On 375 wish lists
On 768 completed lists
On 41 unfinished lists
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Atypical story but very beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by princess_bubblegum
February 13th, 2017, 2:10am
The plot is quite unique to be honest..
Tachibana came from a rich family.
One day he suddenly decided to quit his normal job in order to open a dessert shop.
The pastry chef that his father recommended turns out to be the same boy he rejected when he was in high school. He still vividly remember his face but Ono already forgotten about him...

I really like the interaction between the characters..
Each story has depth and meaning...
Most of them are a tear jerker.. I've cried a few times while reading them...
The story is also funny and it made me laugh so hard...

It's not pure YAOI story and Ono the chef just happened to be the Gay character...
But you will completely love him and his antics...

This is a good manga and I totally recommend reading this..
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Boring...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Airendy
September 8th, 2014, 4:24pm
This sleeve is very stopped and I found it very boring, the characters are simple and the art is not legal ... Chikage is more fluffy and funny the whole sleeve. The sleeve has very incomplete with things not resolved ...
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pretty good   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by tweetchan
October 25th, 2012, 10:34am
While I wouldn't exactly say that this series completely qualifies as "slice of life," I will admit that I kind of enjoyed this one. The only thing that I didn't like about this series was that so many things were left unresolved in the end. Even if the mangaka was going for the whole open ended thing, I still think that some issues could have been worked out a little better in the end of this one.

Also, for the comment:

...Are all real-life gay men like that? If so, then maybe I finally understand why they're so hated...

Um...you do realize that this is not real life, right? But if we're using this manga as source of reference here, then the same question could be asked about straight people if you look at every playboy that exists in various types of manga on the market. One character (from a manga, no less) couldn't possibly be representative of an entire group of people. That's a rather bold--if not completely silly--assumption to make.

... Last updated on December 5th, 2012, 7:59am
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You Got Me at "Devilish"...   
Rating: N/A
by shojojunkie
June 15th, 2010, 1:07am
If you love reading a manga that sucks you right in and won't let you stop reading, this is for you. The interactions between the characters are unique and there are a lot of things to laugh and cry (happily) about. It's really great!

... Last updated on June 15th, 2010, 1:07am
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AWSOME!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sakura_Hikizaki
September 6th, 2009, 3:10pm
I loved this manga! It wasn't really Yaoi ( I thought it was thats why I picked it up.) But it was great! I enjoyed to the end! Beautiful art, lovable characters, and great story plot. Fumi sensei did again! I would love it she was to do a sequel but I'm so far enjoying the doushi that have been done.
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i really don't know...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by yukino33
May 11th, 2009, 4:40pm
somehow this manga was really a good read, and i actually didn't stop until i finished it. and i was right to do so.
and yet, i have this kind of feeling of being really unsatisfied!!! i don't know how to explain it.the ending was good, and it ended at the right place too. but it was kind of cut off. we finally get to understand about the characters, and why are they this way, and then it ends. and you don't get to see any progress on the main couple, and you can't even picture it either. because truthfully even after finishing i don't know if they will ever be together.
i gave it a 9 because it was actually very good and i couldn't leave until i finished reading, but i still couldn't give it a 10 because of mine unsatisfied feelings........smile
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good...   
Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by Nernel
April 26th, 2009, 10:32am
...but it feels unfinished. it stops at an okay place, but i for one would like to see more of the storylines resolved. but i guess that's what makes it "slice of life."

edit: dunno if i should put this here (a manga site), but the korean live-action movie version is absolutely delicious. i bumped up my rating (just a tiny bit) solely for that reason

... Last updated on May 8th, 2009, 12:31am
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Delicious!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by luzzz
January 5th, 2009, 12:21am
Talk about delicious and mouth-watering! A nice-paced slice-of-life with sprinklings of comedy. If the wonderful story construction and engaging characters don't warm your heart, the cakes and desserts will definitely whet your appetite. This manga is Yoshinaga Fuyumi at her best, and it deservedly won the 26th Kodansha Award.

Now if only recipes for each dessert featured throughout the manga were made available...

... Last updated on January 5th, 2009, 12:22am
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Wonderful!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Chira00
September 20th, 2008, 7:33am
This is a really great story. Light, funny and enjoyable to read. The diverse character personalities are the best! I really wish there was more. I could have kept on reading and reading. Not your typical BL story at all.
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lovely, but not what you might expect   
Rating: N/A
by pleochroic
September 20th, 2007, 3:01am
[edit by mod, Warning: Possible spoilers]
this is a good example of a manga that defies easy classification in the west, and why the west's definitions are hosed, and we should just adopt japanese terminology. because this is clearly BL, but not shounen-ai, nor yaoi. there is no airy-fairy platonic love with at most a chaste kiss and "i've always liked you" between young boys, which characterizes shounen-ai. instead there is an adult, out, sexually active gay character -- but yaoi-lovers get to see no sex, and romance lovers don't get to see him fulfilled with the person with whom one would normally expect him to end up. don't read this story for the romance, unless you're fine with unrequited love all-around that does not get neatly resolved. no, even then, don't read it for the romance. it's not all that romantic. read it for yoshinaga-sensei's fine storytelling abilities and her sense of humour. these characters feel like real people, they have depth.
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