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The Bride of the Water God  
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When Soah's impoverished, desperate village decides to sacrifice her to the Water God Habaek to end a long drought, they believe that drowning one beautiful girl will save their entire community and bring much-needed rain. Not only is Soah surprised to be rescued by the Water God-instead of killed-she never imagined she'd be a welcomed guest in Habaek's magical kingdom, where an exciting new life awaits her! Most surprising, however, is the Water God himself... and how very different he is from the monster Soah imagined.


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Associated Names
Невеста речного бога
하백의 신부
A Esposa do Deus da Água (Portuguese)
A vízisten menyasszonya (Hungarian)
Bride of Habaek
Bride of the Water God
Cô Dâu Thủy Thần
Habaek-eui Shinbu
L'Épouse du dieu de l'eau (French)
La Sposa di Habaek (Italian)

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Houkou's Fury
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Latest Release(s)
v.19 c.140 by Shojo Manhwa Scans (45d ago)
v.19 c.139 by Shojo Manhwa Scans (46d ago)
v.19 c.137-138 by Shojo Manhwa Scans (47d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
23 Volumes (Ongoing)
176 Chapters (Completed)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1054 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.26 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 10th 2014, 7:46am PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Wink (Seoul Cultural Publishers)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Dark Horse (15 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #555 decreased(-20)
Monthly Pos #625 decreased(-4)
3 Month Pos #246 increased(+35)
6 Month Pos #316 increased(+25)

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Forum Posts
This manga... -_- 436 days, 7 hours, 46 minutes ago
OH THE PAIN ::spoilers:: 460 days, 16 hours, 18 minutes ago
Does anyone know why Soah is fated to love 2 people? 1203 days, 1 hours, 55 minutes ago
who do you think is Habaek's fated person? 1369 days, 4 hours, 12 minutes ago
The reason 1601 days, 10 hours, 2 minutes ago

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It was fun at first...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by flowinmyboat
November 20th, 2012, 8:56pm
...then the author started dragging it on longer than it needs to be. As a rule of thumb, shoujo-esque mangas should never exceed 50 chapters. Just by nature the cliches, the whining, the crying, the love triangles, the angst, the misunderstandings, the melodrama and bad decisions get irritating by that point so most authors think of wrapping it up by then.

Also, when I say fifty chapters, I mean for a story with a legit plot and semi-decent characters. This story has the blandest heroine I've ever seen, blander than Bella from Twilight or Hatsumi from Hot Gimmick. It's not even that she's weak, she just has no presence. I'm not sure why I'm should be rooting for her. The lead male has a terrible personality, which we as shoujo manga/manhwa readers have seen a thousand times over so it's nothing new. I wouldn't even describe their romance as a romance: their "love" just suddenly happened one chapter and then the girl that caused this whole plot to happen--Habaek's greatest love--didn't matter anymore.

It's shoujo but this story flows really unnaturally, it's getting too long and tends to go in circles. The sad part is this could have been an amazing manhwa if it was short and to the point. It's art was pretty enough but I wouldn't really recommend this series to anyone, even for the art.

... Last updated on November 20th, 2012, 8:58pm
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this should be a great manhwa   
Rating: N/A
by thecatladyistaken
November 5th, 2012, 8:19pm
if only this was guided well enough it will flourish beautifully and perhaps successfully. Nevertheless, art and story is ok [though their limbs are so unsually drawn lol but nvm that its not at all that freaky or whatever].. I'm having second thoughts if I will be adding this manhwa to my regular list of manga/manhwa's i am currently reading, i will try to be patient though 'cause I'm still in the first few volumes.. MAYBE i will be adding this. I just hope this won't make me disappointed & perhaps get depressed lol biggrin

... Last updated on November 5th, 2012, 8:24pm
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confused but try to enjoy it....   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jannahkha
October 24th, 2012, 2:21am
i am new member here, and love to read manga/manhwa just few time ago (less than 2 weeks ago haahaa... very late)... and i interesting with this series, i think that this series was ended, but still ongoing...hmmphm.. firstly, i love it very much.. mui in my imagine is handsome guy.. and i really wanna know about the whole story, what is the ending of the story, is it have happy ending...i am very very interesting... penasaran lah pokoknya .. but, all the comment i read here when i thinking again is true... this manhwa is pretty good art, but story is complicated in the end.. i read until ch 38 and jump to another chapter.. like 50+, 70+, and ch.114.. so many problem in this manhwa, right? i think the enemy just die, and they live happily ever after, but not simple like that.... my feeling mixed when i read this manhwa, happy, sad, touched, cute, and even angry...

overall, my heart and mind is still wondering what will happen, i always waiting this until the end, because i really really want to know...and i will try to enjoy it because i just stuck in this manhwa.. my first manhwa i think....

really like this manhwa, with the plus and minus it have...
hope i will not dissapointed with it, because my expectation is really high,,,hehehe...
i give high rating to this.... smile
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by YumeHira
September 22nd, 2012, 11:41pm
At first, i got excited for every new release, but now, i don't bother to read this, the first volumes are good, in fact, it is awesome! And the art, oh my gosh, so beautiful and amazing! But, the character development is, horrible. Especially Soah. It used to be so good sad
the tragedies are too much. it's like the author keep dragging the series for more money. Like it has no end! Tragedy one after another. sad
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a lil bit boring...and disappointing   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by caseopea
September 20th, 2012, 8:38am
The stories flow unnaturally and it seems the theme of this manhwa is how to make the main couple to be miserable all the time (how many time is she going to have a rivals? oh puh-leaaase), and there aren't to much char development (esp the heroine btw until now I'm still confused is she considered to be pretty or not, Lol), it such a have so much potential sad
I'll give this 6 for the beautiful art and the potential
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Story is getting....   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Silent Moon
August 11th, 2012, 9:03pm
Don't you notice a pattern here? Endless love competition (love triangles,love squares,etc.) All this author can come up with is more competition. Maybe because its shoujo, but don't you think it's time to stop the competition already? Whenever this manga had updates I used to be excited and read carefully and treasure each page of the new chapter, but now, I just suddenly woke up and said "wait a minute. whats with the plot? other than the art, is this plot good?" I suddenly started viewing this manga in a different way. Was I paying attention to the art or the plot? I realized that other than the art, this manga doesnt have such a good plot. It used to be good, I remember getting all hyped up about each update, but now, I'm not even waiting for any updates for this manga. I think its a pity, quite a good manga to start off with, but these latest chapters have been exciting but gets pointless.

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I mean, what's wrong with Soah?!! After having a drunken father already solding off her 2 times, and a village that doesn't appreiciate her and thinks of her as a curse or some evil being having come back from the water country, WTF?! Why do you even think about going back to that kind of village?! Just get rid of your worries and live peacefully with Habaek already! Seriously,what's wrong with your brain?! Did it get too clogged up with water since you just came back from water country? I honestly despise Soah. Well, I guess the author wanted some twist in the story, since staying in the world of gods is getting boring,so she wanted a love square of Soah's original fiance, and Lady Woo Hui (his sis) and Habaek. But really, Soah, isn't it time to start to believe in Habaek a bit now and just stop crying pathetic tears and saying for the billionth time that he doesnt love you anymore when he had to sacrifice Mura, Bi Ryeom, Nakbin, Fake Nakbin....doesn't all those people's lives matter to you?!! They all died for your happiness and now what, you go dragging Habaek down that village again and lose your faith again. OH, GOOD LORD!!!

I still have some hope left though. This manga is really a waste to be called bad just because of some latest chapters, so I hope that it will turn better. Other than Soah being a cow, this manga still has some hope left. Its still to early to call it bad, I really would hate to see it go down....I really want to see the happy ending they deserve.

... Last updated on September 1st, 2012, 11:22pm
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by mangalover5588
August 10th, 2012, 5:42pm
I loved it at first! Then I slowly got confused. After each chapter I got more and more confused and it got boring. If you have enough time to read this carefully and understand it then go for it! I just could not handle being confused so I dropped it around chapter 32 or something. The only thing I really liked about this Manhwa is the artwork! It was so beautiful! Everything else was okay.
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Good art, boring characters   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by korinacaffeine
July 31st, 2012, 11:40pm
The art is gorgeous, but this story is so boring. The female lead has no personality, the male lead has a bad one, and there's really just no substance to any of this. I honestly couldn't finish it.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by bossmama
July 30th, 2012, 7:36am
In the earlier volumes, I found the female lead to be really bland. She has no personality whatsoever, no strong or weak point. I guessed the manhwaga tried to make the female lead easy to relate to from female reader's perspective. But then suddenly, somehow, one of the characters said that Soah was so brave, different from any other girls, and all. What? When and where did she show any sign of those characteristics again? I've read volumes after that, and she's still bland, who thinks and does cliche things in cliche situations and make a cliche character development. The manhwaga is so funny.

Mui and Soah's relationship... just brought me to another 'what?' moment.There's no chemistry, no developing relationship or bond. Just sexual tension without any reason with pretty faces. Then bam, suddenly they have the greatest love ever. And Mui was so in love with this other one, she was the one he ever loved. Yet he can be this easily falls in love with our female lead (the manhwaga tried to make it seems not so easy though, but it's just not smooth and awkward) and acts like his past love never actually matter.

Beware of the high rating. It's a fraud.

... Last updated on August 6th, 2012, 10:22pm
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At first I thought it was sweet   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by micochin
July 7th, 2012, 11:03am
well i must admit, i stopped at ch80+ because i realized how bad it was. I tried to think it was good because i was looking for a slow paced romance, but i realized that it was too slow and toooo many problems. I hate mangas like that, its like im reading mangas because i want to have problems.

Plus the art feels like it lacks emotions, compared to other mangas i've seen. im giving it a 7 since i got hooked up until ch80+
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