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Dokebi Bride, Volume 1

3.58  ·  Rating Details  ·  52 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
by Marley
"Having been born into a shaman family, Sunbi has inherited supernatural powers to see and communicate with spirits just like her grandmother, who was once a notable shaman and savior of their little South Seas fishing village. Sunbi's dark, alienated childhood continues onto a new stage of difficult challenges when she joins her re-married father in Seoul after
Paperback, 184 pages
Published April 11th 2006 by NETCOMICS (first published March 15th 2006)
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John Weeks
Jul 12, 2013 John Weeks rated it really liked it
Young girl from fishing village with shamanic gifts moves to Seoul. Starts slow, but it's a nicely textured story that examines the shamanistic traditions of Korea via its protagonist. Some horrific imagery but it's all in keeping with the mythos.
Apr 21, 2015 Kienie rated it really liked it
The art is always very expressive and often detailed. I don't know where this story is going, but this felt like a very good introduction to this version of demons and ritual. I also really like Sunbi, our protagonist. I also like how the supernatural works with the human world. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of it and finding out the rest of the story.

What pisses me off though is that the grandma obviously knew what was coming, and yet she left Sunbi pretty unprepared. She didn't teach
Mar 27, 2008 Sianeka rated it did not like it
Shelves: manga
Typical angst-filled outsider teenager doesn't fit in with her family or peers. Sunbi is born into a shaman family and can see demons, gods and spirits that most people can't. This causes her estrangement from her immediate family, who can't abide the spiritism of shaman side of the family, and distances her from classmates. Neither the story nor artwork is particularly distinguished.

If you like this type of story, this is an adequate yarn in this genre. But it never rises above adequacy and I
Sep 21, 2009 Joy rated it liked it
Recommended to Joy by: skg046
An interesting mish-mash. The pretty cover art is deceptive; the interior art is often intentionally not pretty in a way that's interesting and effective. No enormous sunjeong manhwa eyes here! And Sunbi herself is an interesting heroine; not exactly likable, but the edge of her anger feels real and earned, and is a nice change of pace from other manhwa protagonists I have known.
Apr 14, 2008 Steph rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
Dokebi Bride is a rather serious manwha about high school, ghosts, and traditional Korean culture. The story moves slowly in volume 1 and I found myself a bit bored (except for the Korean culture angle, which was relatively new to me.) The art seemed inconsistent and the dialogue (or rather the translation) a bit unnatural though.
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Jul 10, 2012 Kagama-the Literaturevixen rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Its very unusual. Art is more realistic than pretty. And the dokebis are no bishounen (korean equivalent anyone?)
Oct 02, 2011 Kate added it
Shelves: 2011
Wow some of this art is really bad. But I enjoyed learning about Korean shamanism.
Levi Leach
Sep 25, 2013 Levi Leach rated it did not like it
1.5 Stars - Not very interesting so far. May read the next book.
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