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English: A Bride's Story
Synonyms: 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


Score: 8.591 (scored by 9399 users)
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Ranked: #932
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Popularity: #193
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MangaHartaMori, Kaoru (Story & Art)
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Otoyomegatari 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)


Otoyomegatari won the 7th Manga Taishou Award in 2014 and the intergénérations prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2012.

The series has been published in English as A Bride's Story by Yen Press since May 31, 2011; in Polish as Opowieść panny młodej by Studio JG since June 20, 2013; and in Spanish as Brides Stories by Norma Editorial since October 31, 2013.


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Nov 21, 2010
srKuran (All reviews)
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
Apr 6, 2013
-Ereya- (All reviews)
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 a 20 year old girl that marries a younger groom through an arranged engagement. At first their interaction is a little awkward since there is an 8 year difference in age, but quite soon, read more
Jun 23, 2010
Rampant (All reviews)
When it comes to either anime or manga art, the fact is that most of it simply is not really very good. Unwillingness to challenge industry standards, either the need to rush works out or just plain laziness, and sometimes a lack of talent. There are also always going to be exceptions to this rule, both of the absurdly detailed kind, such as Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind (manga version), or sometimes a simpler yet extremely well crafted attempt at cuddly charm, such as Dragonball. This manga is indisputably in the spirit of the former, erring at all times toward ridiculous levels of detail.

With read more
Dec 21, 2015
Nervin (All reviews)
There are a lot of mangas that focus on romance, being the path to a relationship the most common; yet these never really expand on developing it, let alone arrive to the point engaging in a marriage. In the case of Otoyomegatari, or in its english title "A bride's story", it presents readers with couples that either are or will be engaged, whilst developing their relationships and the hardships of these. This historical manga is a magnificent slice of life bundled with dramatic and romantic elements, as well as lightly expanding on its setting; even though readers may not care about its premise, the art read more


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