The bird goes free

When I first started working on Birdcage, I did it because it was a challenge to translate and Takarai Rihito’s art was retro and eye-catching; but what I got out of the series was was a cast of some of the most memorable characters I’ve ever met. While I’m sure I didn’t do Kabei Yukako’s original script justice, here’s hoping you enjoyed it all the same. At last, The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor can get some rest.

The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor chapter 21:
“Holy Night, in the Synaptic Cosmos (END)?

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This chapter was brought to you by the editing talents of c0de_da1sy, typeset and translated by yours truly, with Melfra and Clov3r at the helm making sure none of us borked it up.

Enjoy the series finale! And this being the last chapter, THE GLOVES ARE OFF! Spill your guts in the comments! No spoiler or opinion (or criticism!) is off-limits!

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Yeah yeah, it seems I am the first one to comment. Thank you guys for your hard work. You did an awesome job and I could feel your dedication in every chapter I read. It was fun to follow the inhabitants of Birdcage Manor and it is a little sad to say goodbye to them now. I really grew to like the characters especially Yuki. I am glad that the end of the manga matches the story.

*Thanks and gambatte* :D


Thank you soooo much for working on Birdcage Manor. I can tell you worked hard on translating & PRing this manga. I always got excited when I saw a new chapter released! Thank you for finishing it too! It was a very enjoyable read!


Thank you very much for bringing us this great manga!!
I loved it since the beginning and I’m very excited to read how it ends!!


THANK YOU SO MUCH! Yay! A happy ending! :)
Thank you again and again for your hard work!


Thank you so much for all your hard work on Birdcage Manor. I really loved to read this series and your scanlation was top quality.
Thanks again for giving us this manga and see you around on your other projects ;)


thank you for your hard work with this great manga…….loved it……. MERCI^_^

Thank you so much for all your work on this series. The quality was top-notch, especially the script. That said, I honestly started losing interest in the story about halfway through. (Only Reb’s translation kept me reading. <3) It started off really, really well; I love Kizuna's character and I enjoyed watching her grow throughout the story. But I think it was a mistake to make the love triangle the focus of the manga. Personally I would have rather read about all of the other eccentric characters living in Hotel Williams instead of watching Kizuna mope after Asai… who was… Read more »

Thank you for all of your hard work on Birdcage Manor, Turtle Paradise! It is definitely one of the more unique manga I have read. Thank you!

I remember following this manga since chapter 3 came out (which means quite some time has passed since then XD) and I was always amazed at how beautiful it was, art-wise, but even more so story-wise. Learning about the author made me want to read the novels ASAP but, le sigh, Japanese is not exactly my forte. It was only three volumes long and the concept of the story wasn’t exactly original, but the characters and the situations were woven so well that it had a really major impact on me. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from the… Read more »

THANKS SO MUCH FOR SCANLATING THIS!!! It’s so fun reading this type of manga, that’s pretty different than others! Hopefully, you guys can find another manga like this sooon~~ Thanks for introducing this awesomeness!


Thank you so much for translating and posting this. I loved it from chapter 1 to chapter last, lol.


Love this series. Thanks for your hard work and for bringing it to us.


thank you very much to all the staff that brought to us such a great serie!! *bow*


Thank you very much for bringing us this series! I really fell in love with the art. And I’m going to miss this manga. Oh well, all have ends. So thank you! And best wishes for your other works!


Thank you for your hard work. It was a lovely manga and scanlation.

A beautiful ending to a beautiful story. I’m not quite sure that many mangas capture the charm and intrigue that Birdcage does. Because of this, it’s become one of my favorite and I’m sure it’ll stay that way for a long, long time. It’s sad to see it end, but it was definitely worth the read <3 And thanks so much to the Turtle Paradise group for scanlating this great manga. We can really tell that you put effort into your work and you're so good at it. I know your next project will be just as good. Keep up… Read more »

Like Silver said, there’s a certain quality to Birdcage that many other manga do not possess, being the sort of European feel to it, with a touch of elegance, or the way that these characters are so real. Either way, it has become my official favourite manga. I will miss waiting to see a notification seeing a new chapter for this, and I will miss even more reading about the character.
But thank you so much Turtle Paradise for having been so wonderful all the way to the end! <3
Goodbye Birdcage Manor. <3


I really enjoyed it, and it’s because of you that I can read this manga, in HQ! Thank you so much!

Congratulations on a completed project! You guys must be proud, and like everyone else here, I am grateful for all the time and dedication your staff has invested in this manga. As for my thoughts, I think I also lost a fair bit of interest in this manga once I knew it ended in three volumes. I guess my problem with the manga stemmed from the fact that the story lacked direction. The manga-ka couldn’t decide what he/she wanted the focus of the story to be and ended up with a half-baked romance and a short-lived theme focused on the… Read more »

THank you for bringing this amazing manga to us! The art is so beautiful as well as the story! It just had such a beautiful ending!! I’m definitely satisfied with this amazing story!!! I totally understand what you mean about how the characters! They just seem to have this kinda real aspect aspect to me that makes them deeper. This manga made me see things from a different perspective which is what I love about it!! Thank you so much!! Still kinda sad to see it all end….