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Otoyomegatari (Manga)


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English: A Bride's Story
Synonyms: Otome-Katari, Otoyome Gatari, Otomegatari, Young Bride's Story, Otoyome-gatari, The Bride's Stories, Pariya-san wa Otoshigoro
Japanese: 乙嫁語り


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 14, 2008 to ?
Authors: Mori, Kaoru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Harta


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Ranked: #842
Popularity: #268
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A Bride's Story tells the tale of a beautiful young bride in nineteenth-century Asia. At the age of twenty, Amir is sent to a neighboring town to be wed. But her surprise at learning her new husband, Karluk, is eight years younger than her is quickly replaced by a deep affection for the boy and his family. Though she hails from just beyond the mountains, Amir's clan had very different customs, foods, and clothes from what Karluk is used to. As the two of them learn more about each other through their day-to-day lives, the bond of respect and love grows stronger.

(Source: Yen Press)


Ayhan, Karluk
Hergal, Amira
Smith, Henry

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Apr 6, 2013
There is magic all around us, you may find it in an isolated nomadic town, in a traditional ceremony, in the patterns of an embroidery or in the dancing of the natives.
This manga is all about simplicity conveyed in a subtle, mesmerizing way. It tells the stories of everyday people in Central Asia in the 19th century, focusing primarly on an unusual newlyweds couple and their families. The manga begins with 20 year girl that marries a younger groom through an arranged engagement. At first their interaction is a little awkward since there is a 8 year difference in age, but quite soon, Amira and read more
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Nov 21, 2010
The synopsis might be a bit misleading, so ill start telling you that the story is not really only about a relationship between a 20 years old woman with a 12 year old boy, in my opinion, this manga has multiple stories about brides that connect with each other.

I cant really judge the art, but for sure it has rich details and all look so beautiful, not in a common way, its more like.. noble ish, cant really describe it, beyond outstanding, for me thats 10/10.

The characters are other very strong point, they live in the central asia, and are adept of many customs and read more
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They are about arranged marriages, their art is amazing and also they both show ancient cultures.
reportRecommended by Arkiu - Add to favorites
Created by same author. Artwork is very beautiful and many scenes are told just by the pictures, there's no need for too many words. The setting of the stories is quite different (Emma takes place in Victorian London and Otoyomegatari in the central Asia), but the creator has great interest for both of those cultures and that shows well in the series; clothes, architecture, items, sceneries and everything else are drawn very detailed and beautifully.

Both are historical romances.

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