Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Lilies Are in Full Bloom!

To kick off May, we are happy to present the first two chapters of our newest project, Usoumi Watanabe's yuri manga Eden no Otome. Although the title could be translated as Maidens of Eden, the Otome in the title is written as 処女 (shojo), Japanese for virgin, and the series also has an alternative title in German, Die Jungfrau im Garten Eden, which is literally "The Virgin in the Garden of Eden". The story is as follows:

In the distant future, humanity is now only made up of women. Kohane Sumino has just enrolled into the prestigious Shirasakuya Academy that contains within it a secluded courtyard garden maintained by the Gardening Club. Legend has it that if two people pledge their love for each other underneath a pair of trees in that garden, they will be bound for eternity. Kohane seeks out the garden on her first day of school, where she meets Rekka Hanatsuka, the friendly self-proclaimed acting president of the Gardening Club. Although Kohane proves to be fairly popular early on, she soon learns that paradise is not without its thorns.

This is Watanabe's debut series that has been serialized on Comic Ruelle's website since February 2017, although the first volume was only just recently released at the end of last year. However, the second volume is already about to come out in just a couple of weeks, so this was a perfect opportunity for us to pick it up now. The author seems to have a strong love of flowers, as you can see from photos they've posted on their Twitter account, and this is reflected in the manga itself, with copious detailed drawings of flowers. So if you want, please check it out.

Up next, the start of Nettaigyo v02.

Eden no Otome ch. 1: Mediafire, Dropbox
Eden no Otome ch. 2: Mediafire, Dropbox

1 comment:

  1. Today I learned what "sessile" means in a botanical context.

    Manga is so educational. :)