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Otoyomegatari  
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Description
From Yen Press:

Acclaimed creator Kaoru Mori (Emma, Shirley) brings the nineteenth-century Silk Road to lavish life, chronicling the story of Amir Halgal, a young woman from a nomadic tribe betrothed to a twelve-year-old boy eight years her junior. Coping with cultural differences, blossoming feelings for her new husband, and expectations from both her adoptive and birth families, Amir strives to find her role as she settles into a new life and a new home in a society quick to define that role for her.

Note: Won the 7th annual Manga Taishou Award in 2014 and the intergénérations prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2012.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
乙嫁語り
姊嫁物語
少女新娘物语
เจ้าสาวแห่งทางสายไหม (Thai)
신부이야기 (Korean)
A Bride's Story
Aron morsiamet
Bride stories
Opowieść Panny Młodej (Polish)
The Bride's Stories
Young Bride's Story

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Duralumin
IIChan Translation Group
Maigo
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Latest Release(s)
c.46 by Duralumin (17d ago)
c.45 by Duralumin (42d ago)
c.44 by Duralumin (79d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (1297 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.04 / 10.0
10
 55% (718 votes)
9+
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8+
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7+
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6+
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5+
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4+
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1+
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Last Updated
May 12th 2015, 12:25pm PST


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Year
2008

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Fellows! (Enterbrain)
Harta (Enterbrain)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (6 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #167 decreased(-27)
Monthly Pos #70 decreased(-22)
3 Month Pos #60 decreased(-6)
6 Month Pos #51 decreased(-10)

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On 5364 reading lists
On 2074 wish lists
On 109 unfinished lists
On 727 custom lists

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oh, i rated it more than eight!   
Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by yuno19
September 11th, 2011, 10:04am
which means, it passed the low-end of awesomeness! (don't mind me, i'm talking to myself)

the mangaka bring brilliance once again. i'm just annoyed the eyes gotten bigger and bigger comes new series.
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Simply Beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Descrant
August 27th, 2011, 7:34am
tbh it took sometime before i pick this up, you see I've been disappointed in this historical manga genre so many times that it pissed me of to no end

but dang this is one superb and beautiful manga,
beautiful realistic art (probably the best I've seen in a manga so far), deep and well made story and characters..i honestly see no reason for any type of person to not like this piece...really if you have some kinda doubt just ignore it and read it, it truly deserves the high score
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Fantastic story, but remember kiddies, it's seinen   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by philip72
August 12th, 2011, 4:40pm
I was looking at Otomegatari's ratings and was astounded to see about two dozen votes of 4 and under. I couldn't understand it, as I thought even the most reserved raters would give it a 6 for it's amazing art, and solid historical perspective on 19th century Central Asia alone.

Then I read the comments and it all made sense.

Kids, this story is Seinen; that means it's aimed at men of university age or older, not tweens and teens. You're not going to find raging powerups, big swords, unusual villains and (as many) panty shots as shounen. Conversely girls, you won't find the heaps of maudlin drama as you would in shoujo. Instead you'll find an in-depth historical drama, very much rooted in the real world.

So if you're under the age of majority, give Otomegatari a miss; unless you're precocious, you really won't enjoy it right now. Once your testes descend, your face starts growing hair, and you start paying your taxes, pick it up again; I guarantee you'll find it amazing.
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SO BORING   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by udders
August 9th, 2011, 2:41am
I absolutely love the way the art and plot is executed, but NOTHING INTERESTING EVER HAPPENS

4/10 for the effort. If somebody else was writing the story this manga would go a long ways
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wow   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sighing
June 28th, 2011, 9:55am
that's why I love Seinens. the jokes, even though you usually don't burst out in laughter like in gag mangas, make you harbor a big wide grin, you laugh with your heart and you notice quite happily how well-made the story is told. I love this series, I'm glad I bought the first volume to try it out =)
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Must-read   
Rating: N/A
by robbert1210
May 26th, 2011, 5:11pm
This one sure is amazing. I looked against starting this one... but it's actually breathtaking. The art is so well-done, some pages haven't got a single word, yet your mind tells the whole story just by looking at them. I really like how the culture is explained, the way everyday life in that tribe is shown. I didn't see too much romance... but I couldn't care less to be honest. This is a must read.
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awesome   
Rating: N/A
by ferreroman
April 22nd, 2011, 10:28pm
genius , it feels like this guy really made something an humanly (for a mangaka since they work is really like fulltime...) , is not the best manga i've read but well but its one of the best , thats clear if anyone who can rate this manga less than 10 is not worth putting attention, no one can draw and put so much dedication on everything its like millions of hours of research and i am glad that i read this,if you are looking for something good, this will get you amazed in the whole sence of the word ,the plot is great, really a masterpiece, I know my english is really bad but that doesn't make me stupid ok, btw this will teach alot about something most people dont seem to understand which is understanding each other, and another thing is that i would love if somebody could tell me where i can research this kind of tribe.

... Last updated on April 22nd, 2011, 10:40pm
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Gorgeous   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kidwith69
February 19th, 2011, 4:47am
The art is detailed on every level. The plot is intriguing. The characters interaction is so well done. The age gap yet loving relationship between the female lead and her husband is one of the most interesting themes of the manga.
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Good Lord it's beautiful.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
February 17th, 2011, 3:23am
I dunno what made me bump into this series but I'm glad it did. The artwork as many others have said is simply gorgeous, the details on the womens' intricate clothing and the people's faces. Amira has some of the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen in a manga character. Though they're not real you can somehow see the soul behind them. The whole family that Karluk and Amira are part of are so endearing. The romance between the two main characters is pure and adorable. And as for Mr Smith and the other girl I really do hope they get together in the end. Maybe live as extended family of Karluk's tribe.

A truly wonderful experience to read this manga and I do hope more will come.

... Last updated on March 6th, 2015, 8:21am
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Superb attention to details and authencity   
Rating: N/A
by Ultramarinus
February 5th, 2011, 3:19am
Being a Turk myself, this whole manga felt something that came out of an Anatolian nomadic tribe documentary. The motifs on the carpets, the jewelry, the clothes, you can find those exact ones still widely used throughout the region in rural areas. The attention to details is through and through in both drawings and how many Turkic people still live in Middle Asia steppes. It's a warm story about everyday life, may be compared to Vinland Saga's current farm arc if someone needs an example.

My sincere respects to Kaoru Mori for spending this much effort to prepare a correct portrayal of those people of that time. It's beautiful and it's true. It's also an ultra rare opportunity to be introduced to this rich, mostly unknown culture.

As for the age difference, I think people are bothered only because the male is still a minor by today's norms. People married and still do in certain regions of the world as early as 14-15, we still have folk songs from old times about such couples and how it was considered purely normal. If someone could take care of their living and fulfill roles in a family, they were eligible for marriage. It's pretty much a cultural and historical difference between the old times and today, I think people should be able to accept that much when reading about a foreign land 150 years ago.

As for deeming rabbit hunting cruel.. Well, I guess they didn't have supermarkets back then which had meat chopped and clean so you can dump the cruelty on someone else with a credit card.

... Last updated on February 5th, 2011, 3:21am
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