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Yume no Shizuku, Ougon no Torikago  
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Beginning of 16th century, Alexandra was captured by slave traders from Ukraine during one of their many raids. When the traders arrived in Greece to sell the female slaves, a young handsome man named Mateus bought her and promised to give her true freedom. He hired countless teachers, scholars, and palace ladies to train her into the most perfect woman of her time. Mateus's kindness has caused Alexandra to deeply fall in love with him, and she secretly wishes to be his concubine. But cruel fate! Mateus has already promised her to his best friend? Suleiman the Great, Emperor of the Ottoman Empire! Mateus promised Alexandra of true freedom, but where is freedom when she is in another man's harem and can only look at the one she loves from afar? Not willing to endure agony, Alexandra promises herself that one day, she will free both of them from their bird cages, but Mateus is the Grand Vizier, power only second to the Emperor himself. So Alexandra must become the most influential concubine in order to have any hope... which also means, bearing Suleiman's son. However, Suleiman already has a son by another concubine, and this woman is determined to keep her son as the only prince.

Hence begins the story of a slave to an empress of the greatest empire of all time, Alexandra, the woman who would one day be known as Roxelana, Empress of the Ottoman Empire.


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Drops of Dreams, The Golden Birdcage
Yume no Shizuku, Kin no Torikago
Yume no Sizuku, Kin no Torikago

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v.4 c.16 by Friendship Scans (77d ago)
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6 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (106 votes)
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February 28th 2015, 6:47am PST



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Anekei Petit Comic (Shogakukan)

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Interesting enough   
Rating: N/A
by Akatsubaki
February 9th, 2015, 12:43pm
Why this mangaka loves to give long uncatchy titles to her works bigrazz That aside, I can see how the mangaka has been more mature in this series compare when she made Red River. It has better characterization, characters with their own good and bad side. Volume 1 is not very impressive, but after that I can see more of how these characters struggle, how she is trying to survive as a woman in a very cruel and competitive place such as harem but still showing her kindness (in a reasonable way). Hürrem is smart and brave (she fought back when bullied), which the mangaka was trying to do that too to Yuri (Red River) but IMHO failed, Yuri was depicted like a miracle girl who can do anything everything and love by all yet always needed to be saved, and unreasonably desirable to opposite sex. Hürrem doesn't have a beautiful face but she still manages to attract these men because she has enchanting voice. I like how male characters here are not-that-soon crazily infatuated with her after the first sight and then goes into I'm all over you mode. Well my guess, sooner or later, we will have to see these guys turn into Possesive lovers mode. But so far I like these characters and their interaction. Also, I would like to think there's subtle shounen ai here mixed in the love triangle between sultan, his concubine, and his most trusted servant. bigrazz
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Muhteşem Yüzyıl   
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by HoneyDippedLemons
November 14th, 2013, 3:53pm
Hello fangirls and fanboys of Alexandra and Suleyman, I'd like to recommend you all the turkish TV series Magnificent Century (Muhteşem Yüzyıl). It's different from the manga, and it sometimes doesn't follow history to the letter, but it's a very very interesting show, and I know for certain that it has a huge fanbase across Europe.
The manga is also great even though Suleyman is blond and beardless xD
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Rating: N/A
by Bonkling13
October 26th, 2012, 6:36am
As I started reading this I thought it was so out of league with Red River, but as the story progressed (it's only been 6 chapters) it may turn out to be something in the league of Red River.

For those who fell in love with Red River, try flirting with (reading) this one. Who knows, you might fall in love with it too.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Pinky Poison
July 8th, 2012, 8:11am
It is a fiction of a real story. All the characters were the people in the past!
I really love how the story is going and I AM SO CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN NEEEEXT. I also gave this manga a 10 biggrin

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
But I'm EXTREMELY HAPPY to know that she would end up with the emperor who was SUPER GOOD-LOOKING :D I hope he comes to love her soon! But I'm seriously wondering how Sasha will live in the Harem. Unlike in Anatolia where Yuri was the first and only concubine/wife, here she has to fight the other women in the harem for the king attention.. Looking forward for more updates!

Wish I knew this series earlier, I would help the scanlators to have faster updates cos I'm kinda good at photoshop since I can make good designs and stuffs. But unfortunately I have to go back to school in 2 days :/ So anybody who hasn't gone back to school yet or is still in their free time.. HELP THEM GUYS <3

However, this is for those who like Red River smile The two series have similarities! Read it since the other series is a masterpiece. I REALLY HAVE HIGH HOPES FOR THIS ONE <3 <3

... Last updated on July 8th, 2012, 8:15am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ChocoKun
June 11th, 2012, 5:40pm
Warning! Possible spoiler!

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I did a google on her and apparently in wiki SHE ENDED UP WITH THE CURRENT EMPEROR, this is extremely good news for me because rarely heroine end up with the long haired male, AND I JUST THINK EMPEROR IS SEXIER :P

This is gonna be AN EPIC manga I JUST KNOW IT biggrin
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Barely skimmed   
Rating: N/A
by WntrxSnw
May 16th, 2012, 12:14am
Even though I had skimmed through it, I feel that this manga series would be as great as Red River by the same mangaka.

For those who have loved Red River I would recommend this series.
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