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, Romance Romance
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Aokishi
Authors: Mori, Kaoru (Story & Art)


Score: 8.561 (scored by 1639916,399 users)
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Ranked: #1102
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Popularity: #214
Members: 72,300
Favorites: 2,668


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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


Nov 21, 2010
Preliminary (14/? eps)
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/? eps)
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, ...
Feb 15, 2023
Preliminary (80/? eps)
English is not my first language

Reverse the roles. This type of romanization in popular manga would put the internet in flames if the sex were changes. I see np problem to depict this type of marriage, partly because this happens in real life, and partly because of freedom of writing whatever you want, but when you start romatazing this shit.. nah bro. People may defend saying they relationship is not sexual so is not wrong, righ? No! There's no sexual relationship but there's clearly a emotional one. This shit is traight up grooming and there's nothings you can say that can refute tha.

The art ...

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