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Antique Bakery  
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Description
From DMP:

A high school crush, a world-class pastry chef, a former middle-weight boxing champion...and a whole lot of cake!
Ono has come a long way since the agonizing day in high school when he confessed his love to handsome Tachibana. Now, some 14 years later Ono, a world-class pastry chef and gay playboy has it all. No man can resist Ono's charms (or his cooking skills!) but he has just found a new position under a man named Tachibana. Can this be the only man who resisted his charms, and if so, will the man who once snubbed the "magically gay" Ono get his just desserts? And how in the heck did a former middleweight boxing champion wind up as Ono's cake boy?

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

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

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

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.10 + Extra by Beautiful Soup (3674d ago)
v.1 c.5 by 7:11AM (3697d 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 (248 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.31 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 8th 2014, 8:53am PST


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Year
2000

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Wings (Shinshokan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
DMP (4 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #974 increased(+192)
Monthly Pos #1809 increased(+348)
3 Month Pos #2743 increased(+245)
6 Month Pos #3318 increased(+132)

List Stats
On 183 reading lists
On 336 wish lists
On 698 completed lists
On 36 unfinished lists
On 224 custom lists

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Fun but Incomplete   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Sasorisa
July 31st, 2007, 7:13pm
I had read all four volumes and thought there was more until I came to this page. While the manga is along the lines of repressed and touching romance of Yoshinaga's works - it was left unfulfilled since most of the storylines were left almost unresolved.
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Hmmm...   
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by calstine
April 26th, 2011, 1:14am
I wonder why most of the series that have been praised to high heavens here at MU don't appeal to me?
Antique Bakery is one of those. It's sort of dull, and the basic premise is not particularly alluring. Unlike in
Kinou Nani Tabeta? which I enjoyed very much, the cakes and pastries pictured here don't make my mouth water at all (even though I love sweets); and considering how food-centric the plot is, that's definitely a negative point.

I am perfectly fine with unrequited love in BL; in fact, I prefer it since it is infinitely more realistic. Ono's unconsummated feelings towards Tachibana have nothing whatsoever to do with my dislike of this story. What I dislike is fact that it doesn't possess the charm and pleasantness I require in a slice-of-life work, nor does it have an intriguing plot or a definite sense of direction. I liked Tachibana quite a bit, but Ono's over-the-top flirting and ridiculous sexual exploits did little to further my enjoyment of the manga. (Are all real-life gay men like that? If so, then maybe I finally understand why they're so hated)

The comedy is rather dry, and overall lacking in impact.

That been said, it's not all bad. Some of the side characters and their antics proved to be engaging and amusing enough to keep me interested for the first couple of volumes - though I never read books 3 & 4.

All in all - I can't really recommend Antique Bakery to anyone. This mangaka's other slice-of-life BL work, Kinou Nani Tabeta? presents similar themes but manages to be very much funnier and more endearing. Go read that one!

... Last updated on April 29th, 2011, 8:40am
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