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The Lion and the Bride Vol. 1

(The Lion and the Bride Volumes #1)

3.22  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Yua is a high school girl in a secret relationship with her teacher. But one day her grandmother, her last surviving family member, passes away and leaves her all alone in the world. And then, her beloved Sensei, supporting her again as he always has, asks her to marry him. She’s convinced that she’s about to begin a happy newlywed life, but it turns out Sensei has a huge ...more
Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Published November 7th 2017 by Akita Publishing Co.,Ltd. (first published October 16th 2014)
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Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
⭐️2.5 stars⭐️

I usually rate manga after I finish with the whole series but I don't think I'll be continuing this.. Turns out it's not really for me after all.
However I MUST say that the art is reeeally beautiful so if you're into shoujo manga and wondering if you should read this or not, I say go for it.

Thank you to Netgalley for the copy
Aug 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, manga
My Rating: 2.5 stars

Thank you NetGalley for sending me a free copy of this book.


The premise of this manga is probably by far the weirdest plot of any manga I have ever read. Are you ready for it? A young teenage girl marries her high school teacher in secret and then she finds out the most popular kid in school is his son from a previous marriage. Oh, and the manga is definitely hinting at a future relationship
May 29, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The idea on which this manga is based upon is creepy and makes me totally uncomfortable. But that is just me.

L'idea di base di questo manga non mi fa sentire a mio agio e questa comunque é solo la mia opinione.

Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Yua is a high school student who is secretly dating her teacher. After the death of her parents, she is taken in by her grandma, but her grandma gets sick, leaving Yua all alone. Her Sensei opts to marry her so that she has a place to stay, but one of her classmates is his son from a previous marriage! Awkward…

From my understanding, this book was originally published by Tokyopop, but after Tokyopop went out, another publisher picked up the series. The art is absolutely gorgeous. While there are
Jun 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: manga
Fuck this shit and NO.
I CANNOT get behind a manga where the premise is a JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL marrying her teacher who has a son HER AGE.
What the fuck Japan! What is WRONG with you!
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

So, the first thing you have to understand is that there is a high school girl dating her teacher. Yeah, I don't agree with it in real life, but it is a trope I liked as a kid and just haven't grow out of. I'll just call it problematic, much like that one comic I read where the woman was literally dating a bear.... 
Anyhow, the art is super cute. Things don't go as expected in this story and I'd like to see more about why Yu
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I found The Lion and the Bride to be rather mediocre. It’s good but not great. Honestly I’ve read better manga. I think I’ll still read the rest though because I’d like to know what happens next.
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Eva Hechenberger
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
Die Geschichte um Yua hat mir wirklich gut gefallen. Diese handelt von Yua, die eine Beziehung mit ihrem Lehrer hat, als dann ihre Oma stirbt, heiraten die beiden. Allerdings muss es noch ein Geheimnis bleiben. Richtig unterhaltsam wird die Geschichte erst, als der Sohn von Ryota auftaucht, denn dieser ist ein Schulkamerad von Yua.

Persönlich fand ich die Idee der Handlung witzig und amüsant, allerdings gibt es aus meiner Sicht auch ein paar kleine Schwachstellen. Mich hat es doch schon etwas ges
May 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
There's a reason why I try to avoid shoujo and The Lion and the Bride kind of proves why I should do that in the future too. The manga is quite basic and plays so many cliches it's not even funny. Yua is in a relationship with her much older teacher and when she loses the last of her family, her Sensei decides to marry her (!). The surprise is that Sensei has a cocky son that's in Yua's class and of course we'll have a love triangle. The story is very Japanese as Yua's only dream is to become a ...more
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs
i got my copy from netgalley
I've never hated a shoujo manga protag so much before. I get that we are supposed to be  sympathetic towards her and whatnot but she is just outright trash. I get that she deals with grief but she has an extremely ungrateful attitude towards her new husbands son and the CAT. how the hell can someone hate a cat? the teachers son is really sharp and sees that the guy does have empathy and pities the lonely weaker things like a thrown away kitty and now the orphan girl ,
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Yua is dating her high school teacher, and when her grandmother dies, she has nowhere to go, so she marries her teacher, but he has a secret past that will threaten their married bliss.

This manga is just so ridiculously silly that I ended up loving it! I mean, the whole situation of marrying a teacher is already fraught with impossible scenarios, and this manga takes it to a whole new level of hilarious drama.

I loved the gorgeous art style, and simple school setting. The characters are very dra
First of all this is a very well written manga. And I just found out it already has published up to Vol. 10.
The plot is sort of weird. I mean Yua is a very young girl and why would she want to marry so early. Guaranteed that she doesn't have any relative so she might want to have a family of her own. But come to think of it it's a pretty common theme in mangas. So ya I'm not surprised but I'm not happy either.
Anyway it has great graphics.
Plot is controversial but well explored.
There is always a
Nicole| Booklover.zzz | Zamudio-Roman
There is so much to say about how amazing volume one of this manga was. The art was fantastic, for starters, and the wordbubbles was easy to understand and flowed well. I loved the characters and the plot! It built and headed in a direction I didn’t think it would. Going on ahead, I would like to see Yua’s relationship with Sensei developed more, however. Other than that, I think the characters have a powerful connection and one wrong move will lead to a deadly chain reaction (as with cliffhange ...more
Jul 20, 2018 rated it liked it
*I received a copy of this book from Akita Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed the pacing and scenes of this manga, but did find it a tad predictable. Perhaps that is just because I'm familiar with the common tropes used, but I pretty much knew the situations that were going to occur and wasn't really surprised by the end of the first volume. Still I flew threw this volume and would most likely pick up more to continue the story and see what happens.

Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the Lion and the Bride manga!!
The artwork was great and flowed well. Before reading it, I was iffy about it, the thought of a student teacher relationship didnt sit well with me. BUT, they did a good job with it.
Yua is a highschool girl whos grandmother dies. Shes been secretly dating her teacher and when he find out, e asks her to marry him. She accepts thinking all will be great, but its not. Sensei has a secret and that secret is that he has a son, who also happens to be Yua classmate!
Giulia Rita Herondale
Thank you Netgalley for a free copy

Love stories between a teacher and his student are very common in sojo mangas. Usually, they are almost equal in age, so their relationship isn't so inappropriate. But, in this case, the teacher is twice the age of his student - he also has a son who attends the same class! This man proves to be very immature and his behavior is very improper. The characters don't show any love, and they haven't any depth either. The marriage is underestimated, and the woman is
May 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
ARC via Netgalley. The art is very competent but the premise of this manga is so weird that I can't get into it at all. A high school girl is dating her (very young-looking) teacher, and after her last surviving family member dies he abruptly proposes marriage... but doesn't manage to tell her until after the wedding that he lives with his son from his previous marriage, who is her age and sits next to her in class. The prerequisite love triangle ensues. Unless you're actually looking for the te ...more
Mar 25, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
No me ha agradado ni la trama ni los personajes de esta lectura.
Pienso que la trama está construida de forma veloz sin nada de profundidad, y los personajes no me terminaban de caer del todo bien. Algunos elementos de la trama realmente me hicieron odiarla.
Algunas partes eran salvables, pues se intentaba dar un sentido a las acciones precipitadas de todos. Pero ni aun así ha conseguido gustarme.
Jillian -always aspiring-
2020 Read #149

YIKES. DOUBLE YIKES. This series is so, so problematic. I can’t believe the teacher marries his student AND has her live with him and his teenage son. It is just so gross that he must be in his thirties to have a seventeen-year-old son and yet he preys on a student his son’s own age. And it’s played off as normal as can be even though it’s essentially predatory and manipulative. EGADS.
Oct 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, 2017
Ich fand die Geschichte - Schülerin und Lehrer führen eine heimliche Beziehung und heiraten schließlich - doch etwas befremdlich. Insbesondere, da ich mit zunehmender Seitenzahl den Eindruck gewonnen habe, dass Yua eigentlich kaum etwas über ihren Liebsten weiß - zumindest was sein Privatleben anbelangt. Doch gerade das letzte Drittel hat mich davon überzeugt, auch zu Band 2 greifen zu wollen. Yuas "Stiefsohn", der gleichzeitig ihr Klassenkamerad ist, könnte noch für viel Wirbel sorgen.
Nay Denise
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
After reading other reviews I thought I wouldn't like it, but shockingly enough I definitely enjoyed it. I thought the romance was cute, though strange. The father and son aspect mixed with the teacher and student romance was funny. There were definitely awkward points that made me question the story itself, but as I finished it I enjoyed it. Definitely would finish up reading this manga series.
Oct 17, 2019 rated it liked it
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Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ich weiß die Geschichte ist für eine Lovestory nicht unbedingt realistisch, aber mich hat die Geschichte super unterhalten und gepackt. Ich kann es kaum abwarten bis der 2. Band im Dezember erscheint. Daher 4,5 Sterne von mir! 🌟
May 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I received a free copy through Netgalley in return for an honest review.

I'm not sure if I liked this manga. Sure, I liked the artwork, and somehow the story got me involved, but it was ... too awkward.
Engel Dreizehn
May 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
ARC Copy...I understand its trying to be an interesting concept with twists but I felt it weird and somewhat inappropriate.
Amanda [Novel Addiction]
Nope. Picked this one up on Netgalley, so I'm glad I didn't spend any money on it. The whole premise just made me very uncomfortable. Yikes.
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Start of a romance drama between a teach and a student. Chapters 1 was good then all down hill from there.
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, read-2018
I mean the art was pretty
Sam Koumi
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