The story of a girl who slips back in time to a different era. While playing in her family's garden, Asahi gets sucked in by the small pond and when she wakes up she finds herself in a place that seems like Japan from ancient times. A powerful clan takes her in, but the reason for their kindness is that they intend to sacrifice her to the water god, the dragon, to be his bride... Now that she is at the mercy of a god who appears to know no compassion, what will Asahi's fate be?
Okay, so, I really love this manga. I read all chapters but it was on one another language, but I didn't understand it at all. There are 11 published chapters but there is just 5 translated in moment. I am just in love with the Water God. The whole story is really weird and interesting. The art is beautiful and I enioy reading the manga. I recommend this manga to everyone who likes fantasy and tragedy series. Even if this is not such tragedy. There is genre of romance but this is not really romance series. Yes the God is falling in love with
her by the time but there isn't something SO romantic about it. So, yeah, you should definitely read this manga, and you'll surely enjoy it!
I'd love to give it somewhere between 8 and 9, but since I've only read 17 chapters I'll leave it as an 8 for now.
So I've read some stories in which the main guy reluctantly falls in love with the girl he somehow is put in charge of for some reason. Or stories where the king/god/demon quickly falls in love with the normal protagonist... somehow. These are pretty common in manga, and while I enjoy them, in some cases I wonder exactly why our male protagonist falls head over heels in love for seemingly not much reason.
In this story, I didn't really feel that
way. In fact, things don't really progress much in the love direction for quite a while, which is great. It builds up the relationship between the two gradually, as a over time thing rather than a sudden one. You might even feel there isn't enough of their interactions at times, and that's because the Asahi (female protagonist) actually has a life outside of her interactions with the god. That is very much welcome, as the story doesn't simply focus on love or revolves around the two, though how Asahi is the water god's bride is the main thing driving the story progression.
The story actually started of very well, showing us how an innocent little girl slowly lost her innocence. One of the main things why this manga is great is because Asahi doesn't stay a silly, dependent girl. She doesn't run to the all powerful god expecting help all the time. She isn't badass as of now, and might never really be, since she's not the one with the powers. But her mindset isn't weak - and that's all that really matters. She knows people won't be there for her, nor does she expect it.
About the water god, I actually really like how he's portrayed. A sexy god that will save you whenever trouble occurs, teaching all your abusers a lesson and being your knight in disguise? Error 404: not found.
It's quickly apparent he isn't that kind of person. He is instead, very much a real god. Powerful, inhuman in both mind and being. He's not really evil, but to humans he might very well seem cruel. The humans here expect god to be their savior, but he's just a god, and he's doesn't exist to better their lives. He does what he wants, and that's a good change from the forever softhearted characters in manga.
The third male character is also rather likable, and I've no complaints as of now. I enjoy him enough that I didn't mind that there was possibly more of him than the god in the manga. He's a good person, yet not overly optimistic.
Overall, the story is just pretty interesting, especially if you like a different setting and good characters. The other review mentioned a tragedy - and I can see how it might seem like one in ways. This manga is really good at portraying the feelings of our main character, and we can really see how she grew to be what she is.
Anyway, it's a manga that might seem cliche, but once you read it you'd easily realize it's not. Very enjoyable, and I'd recommend it to anyone, especially if you enjoy seeing how a character adapt after being thrown into sudden difficult circumstances.