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Young Bride's Story 1

(A Bride's Story #1)

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Die zwanzigjährige Amira wird von ihrem Clan zu einer Familie jenseits der Berge geschickt, damit sie deren zwölfjährigen Sohn Karluk heiratet. Nach der Hochzeit fügt sich Amira schnell in ihre neue Familie ein. Während sie einige Zeit nach ihrer Hochzeit mit Karluk entfernte Verwandte seines Clans besucht, beschließt ihre eigene Familie, sie zurückzufordern, da sie mit Am ...more
196 pages
Published August 2011 by Tokyopop (first published October 15th 2009)
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Angela You can read online on manga readers too. Jus google the title and one of the websites will pop up.
High fifteen The World is Still Beautiful is fantasy while A Bride's Story is historical fiction.
Livius in The World is Still Beautiful is portrayed as an adult…more
The World is Still Beautiful is fantasy while A Bride's Story is historical fiction.
Livius in The World is Still Beautiful is portrayed as an adult in a child's body, Karluk (A Bride's Story) isn't. Karluk is treated like an adult since his society believed once a male married they became an adult (For example, he can drink alcohol now.) However, that doesn't mean Amir sees him as an adult.
At this point in the story (It is still being written.) there is no romantic or sexual feelings between Amir and Karluk because of Karluk's age.
As A Bride's Story continues other brides and their stories are told, but the story always comes back to Amir and Karluk's family.(less)
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Lola
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, culture
Ending on a cliffhanger is a fantastic marketing technique, especially since it amplifies the reader’s excitement for the next book.

But if I did not have the second volume in my possession right now, I would be so darn mad at A Bride’s Story, or more precisely at Kaoru Mori, the author, for doing this to me.

This is quite different from other manga stories I have read in the past. For starters, it does not focus on the romantic relationship between the two main characters. Moreover, It does not
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Seth T.
Mar 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
A Bride's Story by Kaoru Mori

I have a wary appreciation for guides. Especially when visiting unfamiliar lands, having someone to help facilitate one's journey into the unknown can be a blessing. When I was wandering around Europe in the mid-Aughts, the cities in which I had friends waiting were comfortable stays. When things went awry—as they inevitably would—having a native's sturdy hand to navigate the unknown kept me from a great deal of unpleasantness in my journeys. And ready access to someone who could ease the cultur
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Anya (~on a semi-hiatus~)
Read till Chapter 61

I had honestly decided to forgo reviewing Otoyomegatari because anything I would write could in no way faithfully reflect what I feel about this manga series or how much I adore Mori sensei.

I was introduced to the works of Kaoru Mori back in 2006 through Animax when I watched Emma: A Victorian Romance for the first time. I was 12; innocently fascinated with anime and a budding Anglophile. To me, Emma was the perfect amalgamation of things I loved the most- history, anime, and
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usagi ☆ミ
I’ve been keeping up with this series since it started serialization in Japan back in 2008. For those of you into the manga/anime genres, you’ll know the author’s previous work (“Emma”), which takes place in Victorian England. This new historical slice-of-life story takes place several centuries earlier in central Asia, in what’s hinted near Mongolia. Her talent for storytelling of worlds past has only grown since then. Yen Press brings it to us with perfection (not to mention excellent packagin ...more
Gusfina
--- The Bride's Stories 1-? ---
Plot: SUPERB!
Gambar: SUPERB!
Penokohan: Saya menyukai nyaris semua tokoh^^

Komik ini termasuk komik yang... tidak mungkin saya TIDAK koleksi.
(・∀・)



Bagaimana tidak? Gambarnya terlalu indah untuk dilewatkan //// . Arsiran sulamannya yang detail, garis gambar Mori sensei yang kuat bertenaga tapi tidak berlebihan, keindahan lingkungan sekitarnya, kuatnya tradisi yang digambarkan dan tokoh-tokohnya pun lovable.
Kemudian yang paling utama... plot ceritanya terlalu bagus u
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Liz
Oh. My. God. Just...OMFG. The artwork in this is...I have no words. Nothing good enough, anyway. Sumptuous, I think, is the closest I can come. Breathtaking, magnificent, awe-inspiring, they all work, but it's really something you have to see to believe. That's a phrase used a great deal, "You have to see it to believe it!" But in this case I think it's very true. The detail put into the art is simply unbelievable. The mangaka states she was fascinated with the culture of the 19th century silk r ...more
Majo
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Otoyomengatari (Bride's Stories) es una manga seinen del estilo slice of life, que cuenta con una narrativa prodigiosa, unos dibujos con lujos de detalles que narra una cultura rica y distante.

La historia transcurre en Asia central (la zona de Kazajistán ) en el siglo XIX, donde una joven de las aldeas montañosas, Amira , se casa con Karluk que pertenece a una familia ganadera. Lo interesante es la diferencia de edad entre los protagonistas: Amira tiene veinte años y Karluk solo doce.



Durante es
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Dov Zeller
I picked up this book not really expecting to like it that much, perhaps because though the first volume of Emma was very well done, I didn't find myself terribly drawn into the story. "A Bride's Story" was captivating. Kaoru Mori clearly takes great pleasure in the details of time and place -- clothing, landscapes, architecture, culture, dynamics between and among families. The art is fantastic, the details of every-day life in 18th century Asia drawn with exquisite care. And the characters are ...more
Brie
Very quickly this series has become a favorite. It's so different from anything I'd ever read.

The story is set in 19th century Central Asia, near the Caspian Sea. The main character of this volume is a 20 year old woman named Amir, who is newly married to 12 year old Karluk. She is now living with his family as a wife, and has become well-loved by the family.

First, the choice to make Amir so much older than Karluk was interesting to me. But you see that they have a wonderful relationship right
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Elizabeth A
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphix, 2017, translated
As a kid I was fascinated by stories of the Silk Road, so imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this Manga series set in Central Asia in the 19th century. This historical fiction graphic novel slowly reveals the culture, artifacts, and traditions of people we don't often get to read about.

The story itself centers around Amir Halgal, a young woman who finds herself married to a twelve year old boy, eight years younger than herself. Over the course of this book she settles into married life, an
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David Schaafsma
Historical manga set in the 19th century, along the Silk Road, where brides like the one who is focused on here are typically married by 12-13. We get personal stories situated in historical context, of course, and a close look at cultural artifacts and traditions. Strong girl (and other girls, and sometimes women) focus from this author, who also provides afterwords to explain her process, talk to readers... Often very beautifully drawn. Very good stuff for looking at, among other things, the p ...more
Kaion
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Women’s History Month, or thoughts on everyone’s favorite manga which celebrates the womanly skills of rabbit skinning

My friend just started reading A Bride's Story. She enjoyed the first two volumes, but seemed hung on that most dangerous of reader questions — "but what is the point?" The question flummoxed me a little, because what seems to make A Bride's Story so unique, and so special in the world of serialized storytelling is that the point is the point.

When Kaoru Mori dedicates a chapter
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Sesana
Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What initially brought me to this manga was the beautiful cover art. Isn't it lovely? I was also intrigued because the character's costume looked distinctly central Asian to me, not exactly a typical manga setting. I'm very pleased to report that the art is every bit as beautiful on the inside as on the cover. Some of the panels are so intricately detailed that I just stared at them.

The story itself is fairly quiet, slice of life stuff. It's the 19th century, and 20 year old Amir has just entere
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Mike
Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mike by: Josei and Seinen Readers Group
A Bride's Story has been on my "to-read" list for quite a while. I had heard wonderful things about it and love slice of life stories in general.

It didn't disappoint. This is an extremely carefully done character driven tale that depicts a situation unthinkable to modern times very accessibly. Amir is welcoming of her new life betrothed by her family to a very young future husband in another tribe and it is very interesting to watch as everyone gets used to each other. The story is well layered,
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Christian
Actually, books 1 & 2.
Definitely many beautiful drawings (intricate embroidery, landscapes...) and rather original theme, set around Central Asia's steppes, a couple of hundred years ago, not exactly sure when.

However original the setting might be, it's immediately recognizable as a Japanese manga. You get the usual cheap tricks like fan service (view spoiler). Ther
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Sincerae
5 stars for art and 3 for the story line.

The author says in the afterword through the use of manga that she became enamored with Central Asian culture and history in high school. The story is mainly set in a town on the Caspian Sea (possibly Turkmenistan) and the characters are Turkic people. The author describes the bride, Amir, as "good with a bow," older sister-type wife," worldly wise(about chickens and rabbits and such)," "wild," "naive," "strong," "but still a young lady," and "but still
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Mehsi
The day to day life of Amira and the boy she had to marry. All about his family (her new family), their life together, and more.

I read a chapter of this one a few months ago and instantly fell in love with the art, with the characters, with the setting. Then again, I shouldn't have been surprised, I just adore Kaoru Mori's manga. :) And then for my birthday I got this volume so I could finally read it entirely.

This was just a stunning manga about an arranged marriage between a girl and a boy. I
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Courtney
I really like the art style, and so far it has an interesting storyline. Mori, the author, obviously put a lot of effort into the research behind the story. And especially into the art work - all of the costumes, especially the women's are very detailed and elaborate. A bit silly - my favourite thing out of the artwork is the way the author draws the lambs - they're so cute! haha...

It's about a girl named Amir (20) whose family arranges for her to marry a young boy named Karluk (12). It's all a
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Ivon
(view spoiler)

ehem,

setelah diingat2 dan dibaca ulang kedua kalinya, ak baru sadar klo setting cerita manga ini enggak jelas di mana. memang di Asia Tengah, tapi di mana? :v

untunglah pada volume tiga, ada adegan berupa peta yang dibuka oleh Pak Smith dan Ali untuk menentukan arah perjalanan mereka selanjutnya. dan setelah membandingkan peta itu dengan peta sungguhan ... aku mengambil kesimpulan sementar
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Jaclyn
Jun 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am fascinated by Central Asia so I had to pick up this manga about an accomplished girl who becomes the bride to a younger boy in 19th century Central Asia. The art is gorgeous, with amazing detail of clothes, rugs, jewelry and the world around the characters. The story is cute and engaging. It didn't suck me in 100% but most manga take a few volumes to get rolling anyway.
Tokio Myers
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-read
Some of the best art work I have ever seen in manga. The story is a slice of life of ancient china following a husband and wife so nothing to extreme, but daaammmmeee that detail in the backgrounds/clothing is worth the read.
Allie
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely gorgeous artwork.
Andrew
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, manga
This year I'm trying to read more manga. This is one of the series I chose to try out (Vinland Saga, Haikyu, and My Hero Academia are also on the list; we'll see how far I get in those). "A Bride's Story" is a historical drama series set in 19th century Central Asia that concerns the arranged marriage of a 20-year-old woman from a nomadic tribe to a 12-year-old boy of a sedentary one. Kaoru Mori tackles the subject and characters with sensitivity, but the main draw (at least so far) is her depic ...more
Griffin
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Art: 5/5
Story: 3/5
nananatte
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to nananatte by: Kanin Nitiwong
Shelves: 2017-favorites
เจาสาวแหงทางสายไหม Otoyomegatari เรือง/ภาพ Kaoru Mori สนพ. สยาม อินเตอร คอมมิคส

เรืองราวโรแมนติก Slice of Life ของชนเผาเรรอนตามเสนทางสายไหมชวงศตวรรษที 19 ครอบคลุมดินแดนตังแตมองโกเลียจรดตุรกี (ผานโซนเปอรเซีย คาซัคสถาน อุซเบกิสถาน อิหราน) ชมเรืองราววิถีชีวิต ความสัมพันธอันดีของผูคนกับชุมชนบนดินแดนตลอดแนวเสนทางสายไหม ตืนตาตืนใจไปกับประเพณี วัฒนธรรมเครืองแตงกาย อาหาร การเยบปักถักรอย การถนอมอาหาร การใชชีวิตหลากหลายอาชีพทังในฐานะชนเผาเรรอน พอคาในตลาด และคนเลียงสัตวกับทุงหญา

ลายเสนในเรืองสวยงามประณีต เปน
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Cocoon Read
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This first volume is an introduction to the characters, their customs and story. I absolutely loved the drawings and the finely crafted details of each of their outfits! There aren't many twists, we follow the arrival of the young wife to her (even more) young husband and their relationship is very tender. It's a relaxing read and I look forward to the next volume!

+ : amazing drawings, charming characters, zen story
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Ce premier tome sert d'introduction aux person
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Scottsdale Public Library
This series of interconnecting stories about arranged marriages, set in Central Asia in the heyday of the Silk Road, centers around the figure of Amir Halgal – married to a young boy to cement an alliance between her nomadic hunter/herder family and his settled village. As Amir adjusts to life with her new family, she also expands their horizons with her bright attitude and hunter skills, and comes to bond with them even as her attachment to her nomadic relatives still pulls at her. The gorgeous ...more
Anniken Haga
I was recommended this from another reader whom I respect, but I've been kind of on the edge about reading it. I haven't read manga in years, so I wasn't sure I wanted to start up again, but then this book was on sale at my local comic shop, and so I thought'd I'd give it a chance.
I'm glad I did.

The story, while being historical contemporary, is interesting to the scholar in me. I rather enjoy the way the characters interact with each other, as well as the general world and the artwork. It is
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Maija
Nov 19, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics-manga
This manga series set in the 19th century Silk Road, tells the story of Amir, a young woman from a nomadic tribe who is married to a boy eight years her junior. The story focuses on Amir learning to live with her new tribe and husband. The manga is not very plot driven, but instead focuses on quiet everyday situations, with some bigger story elements thrown in.

Kaoru Mori's beautiful detailed artwork shines especially in the depiction of the clothes and embroidery. It is Mori's artwork, clearly l
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Kaoru Mori (森 薫) is a mangaka best known for her series "Emma". Many of her stories are set in Britain and center on characters who are maids.

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A Bride's Story (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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