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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.

Won the 7th annual Manga Taishou Award.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
乙嫁語り
เจ้าสาวแห่งทางสายไหม (Thai)
A Bride's Story

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Duralumin
IIChan Translation Group
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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.39 by Duralumin (23d ago)
v.7 c.38 by Duralumin (67d ago)
c.37 by Duralumin (75d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (1222 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.04 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 20th 2014, 9:10am PST


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Year
2008

Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (5 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #79 decreased(-8)
Monthly Pos #20 increased(+4)
3 Month Pos #23 decreased(-6)
6 Month Pos #22 decreased(-1)

List Stats
On 4964 reading lists
On 1905 wish lists
On 88 unfinished lists
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i was hesitant but wow!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ScytheMaster14
March 17th, 2013, 7:01pm
i kept on seeing this recommended everywhere,and i was turned off by the description a bit, but i finally gave in and i am so happy i did! this has easily made it into my top ten. the art is GORGEOUS every single detail is just incredible and i love how it shows a different country and culture. normally you'd think a manga wouldn't be good for that but it does it extremely well. and i dont enjoy younger older relationships like this usually, but you can feel their love for each other, it isn't in your face cause they realize one of them is young but you can see it growing and it is so sweet at times, even when there isn't any dialogue, it just makes you smile at how sweet it is. and it doesn't just go into one relationship exclusively, it branches off into other full-fledged stories, but they all connect somehow through the characters. and to be honest my favorite character is the researcher, he makes me laugh almost every time he's in a panel and im so happy he got his own story.it is an amazing slice-of-life romance that takes place in a really uncommon setting, and if you haven't read it yet, do it now.
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Gorgeous but not everyone's flavor of manga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by flowinmyboat
November 20th, 2012, 7:53pm
I brushed this series off for a while since it seemed slow but, to be honest, that's part of it's charm. It's a manga that draws the reader into the story with it's everyday pace. The art is so detailed and beautiful you can stare at one page in awe for a while. The only complaint I can think of is the lack of back story. Maybe I skipped a chapter but I am still confused about the Anthropologist's situation and the reason Amira was married off to this particular boy. They've clearly explained there are a handful of tribes near Amira's native village yet they chose a boy on the other side of the mountains.

That being said, this isn't a manga that will hold the attention of most readers. It's pretty slow and the comedy is light.
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Really Great Story.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by strixflash
October 24th, 2012, 2:27pm
I found the story to be really beautiful and interesting at the same time. The historical setting adds more charm to the seinen setting of the story,and not to mention the detailed and well illustrated art. Comments below mine have already said everything I want to,so there is really nothing for me to add.
Yes,I do wish that there was much more focus on Amira (& Karluk) .To be more honest,I just want the story to be about them,but I guess that cant be avoided as the author is trying to showcase the life of every possible young bride to us.
Its a great seinen and its definately recommended.
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Simply beautiful.   
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by jason22492
September 26th, 2012, 10:56am
I got curious to why everyone was praising this work, so I gave it a try today. And just like everyone else, I must really say the one and only word to describe this manga is "beautiful".
The art, the story, the humor...
It's like a precious little gem that you wish it'd never lose its... purity.
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Wonderful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kari+
July 5th, 2012, 6:02pm
So happy i can add this wonderful manga to my bookshelf that it's out in English. Amazing refreshing story! As for the female lead, she is not annoying at all. I'm always wanting more after I finished reading ch. Looking forward to the rest of the story.
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Quite interesting   
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by alex3510
June 25th, 2012, 6:49pm
Usually, I am NEVER one for an older woman/younger man relationship in a book/manga, but this one has made the small list of exceptions. It has a very intricate story, nothing about this SCREAMS romance, yet it is there. This is more of a cultural/art experience, as it is very rich and not for a light read.
This one I will recommend!
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Culturally Diversed   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by scarlet2life
June 22nd, 2012, 9:25am
It's very rare to find a refreshing manga like this. The author not only gave us (the readers) a solid story and intricate artwork. It was able to educate readers about a culture. The author was very successful in educating the readers the lifestyle and customs of people that time. Not only that, she was able to capture the richness of the culture. Through her drawings, she was able to give justice in presenting how elaborate and deep the culture. It fascinates me that the author was able to weave the story and customs/practices of the people back then. The author proves that manga isn't only for story and art, it's how you educate the readers as well.
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Beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Dionaea
June 22nd, 2012, 8:09am
The art in this manga is simply superb, the story moves at a relaxed pace and gives you the time to truly enjoy it. The leads from the first chapters are very innocent and sweet. I don't get why some people complain about the girl's character, I completely agree with Delorita, not everyone has to be a bitch to be happy. And one of the things that should be kept in mind, beside the more clearcut gender roles in these cultures, is that despite their age differences they're equally inexperienced at relationships and the fact that she's much older is likely to only make Amir more insecure.

A very good slice of life manga: I can definitely recommend it smile

... Last updated on June 22nd, 2012, 8:13am
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Refreshing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Verix
May 30th, 2012, 1:30pm
This manga seriously makes me want to travel all over. Oh well: as for a little review.
This one starts a little slow I found. Like so many times, if you stick with it it becomes wonderful (I was 100% sold by volume 4.. so give it some time). I love Mori Kaoru's work since reading Emma, but this is nothing like it at first glance. As usual for the mangaka everything is drawn superbly well, and the setting and plot draw you into the another world.

The summary coupled with a historical tag makes may put people off (and pull people in all the same, mind you); but all together this is a blissful seinen read. Highly recommended.
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Context is all   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Delorita
May 7th, 2012, 2:08am
This manga owes part of my soul. It is so refreshing to see a calm, slice of life manga that doesn't have oversized boobs, harem, or skinny, barbie eyed heroines (did anyone notice that little muffin top stomach of hers?! Thumbs up to mangaka!). Some people complained that the heroine is too meek, or mellow, etc but really, take the setting into context. Certain cultures were geared that way, and some still are. Women were to take care of the household, listen to the husband, etc. As much as I uphold gender equality, not every lady needs to be a raging feminist to be happy. I'm glad this manga portrayed that smile
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