Halloween Oneshot #1: Iwaku no Rose Story 1

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year when ghosts and goblins come out and tiny toddlers dressed as superheroes come to neighbors’ doors asking for candy! I wonder how many little Wonder Women I’ll see this year.

Here’s our first oneshot. We’ve been working on this on and off for the past five years. It’s from Hana to Yume, so the image quality is trash. It’s pretty much taken all this time to slowly restore the  pages to some degree of image legibility. As implied by “story 1”, there is at least one other Iwaku no Rose story. I have a second story, but I can’t confirm whether only two stories were crafted. We’ll translate the second story at another time. It’s longer and the image quality is just as challenging to improve, which is a shame given the pretty illustrations.

I want to give a big thanks to Jade for her wonderful translation and for doing a great job lettering. It’s was her first time lettering, so I’m especially impressed!

Onto the release!


Links to “Iwaku no Rose: Story 1” : (PDF) (Zip)

The next oneshot will be release at midnight on the 27th.

Also, we are recruiting letterers, redraw artists/cleaners, and translators. See our recruitment post here.

3 thoughts on “Halloween Oneshot #1: Iwaku no Rose Story 1

  1. Your story is Great ! I like that cute loli girl and I love her being tsundere.
    I hope you can continue this story, I really like it. I know drawing a manga is hard but I really hope this one not to be a one shot.

  2. This little girl(?) is gutsy. I liked how the story was shown the guy’s PoV and his efforts, just for her to essentially save herself by finding the solution in the end.

    The ending is fun : You’re still a useless waste of life… B-baka!

    The lady was pleased by his support throughout this ordeal.

    1. Haha! I kinda wish Rose was a little more elegant with her insults. But I like Reita’s earnestness and the way he let Rose be Rose while supporting her as he saw fit. It’s too bad that didn’t become a series. Perhaps it could have if the publisher had run it in The Hana to Yume (quarterly) instead of Hana to Yume.

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