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Savage Garden  
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Description
In 18th century England, Gabriel, an orphan girl from a fallen noble family befriended a young man named Jeremy, who was rumored to be an illegitimate child of a nobleman. After an incident occurred, resulting in his tragic death, Gabriel must impersonate her friend Jeremy, taking his place at an all boys academy for nobles, a place that may seem like heaven to others, but really hides a harshness which she would never have imagined.

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
새비지 가든
Vườn Hoang
Vườn quý tộc

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Latest Release(s)
c.29c by JanimeS (1058d ago)
c.29b by JanimeS (1060d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Forum
3 topics, 19 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (601 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.41 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 2nd 2013, 3:44am PST

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Year
2009

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Serialized In (magazine)
Issue (Daiwon C.I.)

Licensed (in English)
No

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N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #590 increased(+134)
Monthly Pos #957 decreased(-7)
3 Month Pos #1019 decreased(-43)
6 Month Pos #933 increased(+17)

List Stats
On 923 reading lists
On 935 wish lists
On 1068 completed lists
On 66 unfinished lists
On 353 custom lists

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Ending? 309 days, 14 hours, 38 minutes ago
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Great Art, Awesome Story!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Dezi
October 10th, 2011, 3:29pm
This one kept me clinging to my chair like there was no tomorrow! It's great, it's tragic, dramatic, very fulfilling! Definitely recommended! Oh yeah, Flowers of Evil (same Mangaka) is great, too!
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Pretty good.   
Rating: N/A
by yumemiru
October 5th, 2011, 2:06pm
I enjoyed this a lot. It was really twisty, with lots of cliffhangers spread throughout. I liked this a lot more than Flowers of Evil; I didn't feel super alienated from most of the characters. I do disagree with some of the comments being made here though.

First off,
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@La: I think Gabriel's past wasn't mentioned because it wasn't important to the story. Her past with the real Jeremy WAS important though, so the author showed that in the story. No matter what Gabriel's past was, it makes no difference in the outcome of the story. As for the duchess, she had to make a move already. Gabriel was going to escape to America. And I think from the scene between the duchess and the husband that all the blackmailing stuff she did actually paid off to piss her husband off, so she pretty much fulfilled what she wanted to do in the first place.

@Reika_StaR: I actually thought that Euan's death had more emotional impact because he avoided death on the train. It was a huge shocker to see him get killed just like that when had just narrowly avoided death just moments ago(also somewhat depressing).

In general though, I found Euan's death to be a bit fitting...this is a dark story. Nobody seems really, really happy. It makes sense that someone would eventually...die. It's depressing, yes, and I'm certain that Euan didn't want to die just yet. But at least he found peace somehow. And I'm glad that Angela finally grew up after she had kids. She allowed Ray to meet Gabriel again, which was great(and almost made up for the fact that Euan died).

On a side note, I found Joshua's character to be really useless. What was he there for, except for the plot obstacle when Gabriel tried to step in to keep Joshua from killing the horse? Pretty useless, since he doesn't really do anything except play the "I'm-super-in-love-with-Jeremy" role for the rest of the series. This is probably also true of Arron. I guess the friends characters were created just to create more problems for Gabriel?

I also found the subplot of Yvonne and Will to be kind of...weird. It explains why Angela's such a douche and why Yvonne was sleeping with Euan(?). But we never get to see what happens to that pairing(most likely, Yvonne didn't get to see Will and Will dies, but I like to imagine that they saw each other in his last moment and things were happy for a split second).



Anyway, I thought this was pretty interesting in terms of the characters. They seem to be pretty multi-dimensional. Plot-wise, it gets a bit old at times, but I think it goes rather decently.
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Good theme, meaningful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ChildofSecrets
September 9th, 2011, 5:15pm
Well... I'll try to keep it simple by saying I really enjoyed this one. It was different than most shoujo manga and (yeah I know, a lot of people say that but...) it was deeper than just a typical story read to consume time. It had a theme!! And it made a good point that nobles and people in general can truly be savages with their desperate attempts to get what they want. I think I liked this story so much because it was consistant with the MAIN point of why it was even written and didnt start going off on filler drama - it wasn't just a random romance story where two people fall in love it was more that the characters needed each other and both had haunting conflicts. I mean don't you hate it when you read something and feel like there was really no point to read it? Or maybe more so why the mangaka would even make it. Also the MAIN (not all because the story was too short) characters were developed well-ish and I liked the art too.

BASICALLY it was different and actually had a meaningful point. but yeah I'm not gonna lie the ending was a little disappointing.

READ IT!!!

... Last updated on October 14th, 2011, 8:23pm
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Bad Ending   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by La
September 5th, 2011, 10:34am
Putting aside the art I actually thought this story had more potential for plot development than the author's previous work Flower of Evil. However, the ending was a disappointment because she left so many unresolved issues.
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We never found out about Gabriel's past before she became an orphan and Joshua was just left hanging at the end as well as the Duchess. In my opinion, the whole blackmailing thing the Duchess was doing against Gabriel was weak. It all fell apart when the Duchess gave up her goal leaving a mediocre plot/ending.


... Last updated on September 5th, 2011, 10:35am
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The ending is meaningful.   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by amilah
September 4th, 2011, 2:26pm
The story leaves a lot of things unresolved, but in an era where nobles played around with others' lives and one's class meant more in society than anything else, it was not surprising that justice wasn't dealt. In fact, it was a believable end considering who the characters in the story were.
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Yes, Euan died. But the way that he'd been playing around with women and men, he was bound to get killed by someone's husband or wife. It was unfortunate timing and I'm not sure if he was even having an affair with that particular duchess, but the story did bring up the possibility of him dying due to his playboy habits in chapter 1. And for people that were expecting Jeremy and Ray to end up married and happy, it's Victorian Era England, that just doesn't happen between commoners and nobles. They do end up together - with Gabriel as Ray's mistress - and that's the only way it could have believably happened.

I really liked the end, it was believable and yet satisfying in its own way. While there was a lot of angst in the story, considering how messed up their lives were, it was well done. Overall, I give it an 8.5/10 (the art is great, it's deep and suspenseful, but it's not quite a masterpiece).
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Didn't live up to its potential   
Rating: N/A
by meganoloso
September 4th, 2011, 1:50pm
I'm very disappointed in the way this story turned out. In the beginning, I was captivated by the story and the different relationships that were developing between the lead and the other characters. However, as the story progressed, the author failed to really develop these relationships and instead, filled the story with too many flashbacks and stories of side characters. Ultimately the story became disjointed and in the end, the conclusion was not satisfying at all. I'd give it a 5 (as in, take it or leave it) but the artwork is nice so it's a 6/10
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ending sucked!   
Rating: N/A
by reesehoney
August 19th, 2011, 9:56am
i have to agree with one of the comments here. all the volumes except the last one sucked! ending is rushed. 7 volumes isn't enough to settle all the things that happened in this manga.
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the author took the easy way out of ending the story by having euan dead. and gabriel getting away. wtf!


... Last updated on August 19th, 2011, 9:56am
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It captivated me.   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by skawaii
July 31st, 2011, 3:24pm
I read practically the entire thing (except the last volume) in one sitting. I loved it, I loved the twisted nature of it, the plot thickenings, the flawed characters, the angst. Of course, the plot mover was more about the relationship(s) she had more so than an actual goal. Nevertheless, I still liked Gabriel (I normally don't like shoujo heroines). This is more of a suit-my-needs kind of manga than an excellent story. It was fascinating, but not necessarily the best thing out there. Sometimes I prefer things that are exactly my cup of tea rather than read stuff I must learn to stomach and get on with its idealistic natures.

If you like twisted plotlines, you should read this. Definitely. Also, the artwork is fantastic!

P.S.: The only reason I didn't give it a total 9 is because I loved how original this gender bender (this genre tends to be overly cliche) is. The reason I didn't give it a 9.5 is because the ending was drab. Was I content? Yes. Was I expecting something amazing? Yes. The ending was anticlimactic, it could ruin some people's perspective of the manhwa as a whole, but it didn't necessarily ruin mine. I preferred the journey.

... Last updated on July 31st, 2011, 3:26pm
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by der052
June 22nd, 2011, 3:10pm
This has potential but as the story continued it dwindled and dwindled into nothingness. Either the idea could not be expanded properly by the author/artist or it was just that, a simple idea that bores the reader.
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Ending...   
Rating: N/A
by TrulyDistreet
June 21st, 2011, 5:54pm
Truthfully when i started reading, it seemed as a great start/ But the end just didn't click for me. I'm not saying it was a waste, its was acutally a very enoyable read, just the ending didn't click for me, but the characters do have a somewhat realistic happy ending. I perfer more real tradegy story's, but happy endings are alright at times.
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