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Otome Cake  
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Koorizatou no Kakera (Splinters of Rock Candy)
A girl worries over what to get her friend.

Natsu no Mayu
About a girl who admires her friend. Also deals with coming-of-age issues a bit.

A girl has crush on her best friend.

Kanojo no Tonari (Next to Her)
The main character fixates on her boyfriend's ex.

Otome Cake (Maidens' Cake)
Two girls share a "wedding cake."


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Associated Names
Maidens' Cake

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Latest Release(s)
c.Splinters of Rock Candy by Lililicious over 8 years ago
v.1 c.Maidens' Cake by Lililicious over 8 years ago
v.1 c.Stuffed Animals' Insides by Lililicious over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 6.9 / 10.0 (49 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.81 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 13th 2017, 2:49pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Yuri Hime (Ichijinsha)
Yuri Shimai (Magazine Magazine)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #703 increased(+150)
Monthly Pos #1438 increased(+478)
3 Month Pos #2740 increased(+1165)
6 Month Pos #5323 increased(+682)
Year Pos #6470 increased(+2122)

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On 73 wish lists
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The realism is the selling point   
Rating: 7.2 / 10.0
by calstine
March 7th, 2017, 8:48am
There are hundreds of GL out there where everything works out way too well, and the protagonist's biggest worry is whether or not she looks cute enough to catch her potential girlfriend's eye. If that's what you want, then it'd be better to give Otome Cake a pass.

While I do understand that unrealistic happily-ever-afters are the whole point of the romance genre, I also see absolutely no need to penalise something which tries to represent reality a bit more closely. The cliche and brainless world of same-sex romance manga in particular could do with a good dose of real life, in my opinion. Going the "everything is rosy in LGBTQ-land" route is actually an insult to the daily struggles that sexual minorities go through: not just concerning love but life in general. It invalidates the strength behind individuals who can admit to being different and embrace it, and completely ignores the many heartbreaks they indubitably had to go through before getting to the point where they found a partner they could be happy with. Otome Cake is a step towards righting that wrong, and that's what makes it shine in an otherwise bland, stereotype-ridden, moe-centric genre. I only wish there were more GL (and BL) like this, actually.

Don't be put off by the art - if you're looking for melancholy, beautifully realistic shoujo-ai, this is a good choice. It's not all misery, either. A lot of the stories have a hopeful note; because, obviously, one lost love is not the end of anybody's life.

... Last updated on March 7th, 2017, 8:53am
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kinda annoying   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by SAimNE
January 9th, 2012, 8:20pm
First of all the author is wayyyyy too realistic about the success rate of female to female crushes.... almost every single one of these ended up with the girl not responding, or going after a guy.... its just plain depressing tbh, I came for sweet romance and just got disappointment after disappointment. Fortunately there were 1 or 2 that look like they could get to being in a realtionship, but that's it. This really needs a bit more happiness x.x.
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