Manga of ze Week - Pavane & Tea

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 Well, actually the title isn't Pavane and tea. They're parts of the titles of the two series this week.


Title: 亡き少女の為のパヴァーヌ, Naki Shoujo no Tame no Pavane, Pavane Pour Une Fille Défunte, Pavane for a Dead Girl
Author: Koge-Donbo* 
Genre: Shounen, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural
Serialized in: Mag Garden Comic Blade
Total Volume Count: 4 (ongoing)

Summary from Syuura:

During a field trip to the imperial capital, Tokyo, Kaga Nanao overhears the beautiful melody of a violin and immediately becomes captivated by it. In order to meet the mystery violinist, Nanao learns the violin and defies her father's wishes by attending the Marianne Music Academy for girls in Tokyo. Upon arriving at the school, Nanao comes across her mystery violinist who turns out to be Sagami Takenomaru, the violin prodigy and adopted son of the famous violinist, Sagami Chougo-sensei. However, Takenomaru isn't just a regular person, he's determined to complete a mission and fulfill a contract...

Note: "Naki Shoujo no Tame no Pavane" means "Pavane for a Dead Girl" and is a wordplay on the Japanese translation of a solo piano piece, written by French composer Maurice Ravel in 1899, called "Pavane pour une infante défunte" - Naki Ōjo no Tame no Pavane or Pavane for a Dead Princess.
Kenn's Comment: Well, it's Koge-Donbo* so you might as well find some tissue before reading this. She always has such tragic stories. I've only read about 4 chapters so far, but with only those, plus her past series, I'll assume that it's quite something. I think I might have read somewhere that it's slated for an anime adaption sometime in the future?

 
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Title: 飴色紅茶館歓談, Ameiro Kouchakan Kandan, Chatting at the Amber Teahouse
Author: Fujieda Miyabi
Genre: Shoujo-Ai, Comedy, Slice of Life
Serialized in: Ichijinsha Comic Yuri Hime
Total Volume Count: 1 (ongoing)

Summary from MangaUpdates:
Set at a shop called The Amber Teahouse, this is a very heartwarming story that focuses on Seriho, the proprietor of the teahouse, and Sarasa, the high school student who works there part-time. It'll set your heart aflutter! 
Kenn's Comment: Very cute characters with a rather calm and equally cute setting and story. As I've stated in the genre, it is a Shoujo-Ai (Girl's Love), or romance between two girls. If you can't take that, then I suggest you probably won't like this (although it's not lesbian porn mind you).

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