HaruPARTY is back with our last new manga projects: Dahliya #1 and Dahliya #2
Why #1 and #2? Cause they’re both different adaptations of the same light novel running concurrently by different publishers.
And why translate both and not just the superior one like they do with Kusuriya no Hitorigoto? CAUSE WHY TRANSLATE A MANGA ONCE WHEN I CAN DO IT TWICE! 8D brilliant!
That said, they both target different demographics (one is Josei, the other Seinen). Dahliya Free Craftsman Life appears to follow the Light Novel more faithfully, but Dahliya Wilts No More is more fun and cute and by the artist of manga Rain.
So you have two choices, which should you read first?
Soli’s recommendation is Free Craftsman Life (FCL) Chapter 01, followed by Wilts No More (WNM) Chapter 00. The reason? FCL deals with Dahliya as an adult and her adulthood troubles, but WNM feels like a flashback after reading FCL (and ties in with FCL as the entire chapter of WNM expands on a single panel of Dahliya talking about her childhood in FCL).
So you can follow the herd, or be a rebel! You do you my friend.
And be sure to vote for your favorite adaptation in our discord \o/ (yes, you can vote for both!)