A Bride's Story
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Synonyms: Young Bride's Story, Otoyome-gatari, The Bride's Stories, Pariya-san wa Otoshigoro
Japanese: 乙嫁語り
English: A Bride's Story
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 14, 2008 to ?
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Aokishi
Authors: Mori, Kaoru (Story & Art)


Score: 8.561 (scored by 1459214,592 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #952
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #213
Members: 61,116
Favorites: 2,368

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A Bride's Story
Volume 1


It's the 19th century in a tribal town near the Caspian Sea, Central Asia. People lead simple lives along the Silk Road, believing in various customs and traditions as they have for many years. Amir Halgal is a beautiful 20-year-old woman skilled in archery, hunting, and horseback riding. She has come from a faraway village for an arranged marriage to a charming 12-year-old boy by the name of Karluk Eihon.

Due to the large age difference, the relationship between Amir and Karluk is a little awkward initially. However, everyday interactions between the two allow them to develop feelings of love and respect for each other that eventually strengthen their bond. Otoyomegatari follows the daily lives and challenges of Amir and Karluk alongside various other couples across Central Asia, in a beautiful portrayal of the culture and traditions of the brides of the era.

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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.


Eihon, Balkirsh
Halgal, Joruk

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Nov 21, 2010
Preliminary (14/? chp)
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 ...
Apr 6, 2013
Preliminary (28/? chp)
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, ...
Jun 23, 2010
Preliminary (12/? chp)
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 ...

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