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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.


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Associated Names
حكايات العروس
قصة عروس شابة
A Bride's Story
Aron morsiamet
Opowieść Panny Młodej
The Bride's Stories
Young Bride's Story

Groups Scanlating
IIChan Translation Group

Latest Release(s)
c.48 by Duralumin (52d ago)
c.47 by Duralumin (92d ago)
c.46 by Duralumin (145d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (1327 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.04 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 16th 2015, 9:13pm PST



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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (6 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xdeLiiRiOus
April 5th, 2012, 11:09pm
it's laden with history. detail and developement. and my god, the artwork. its detail and work is amazing. you know everything is hand drawn. a feat that is not so common in today's manga. as expected from kaoru mori. I love her characters. they're the ones you actually care for.
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You know who's younger than the bride...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Hell_Clues
March 10th, 2012, 3:30am
-The Bridesgroom, but I guess it's not his story.

I remember reading the first chapter or two(least upto the decision to get the girl back) and quitting because the premise made me unexpectedly uncomfortable, this was like 5 or 6 years ago. Also thought it was kinda boring at the time, and I was looking for darker material too(or a lot optimism and humour, an extreme at either side).

I have and haven't changed since then. I don't understand why my past self had a problem since it's takes place in a different time period, in a different culture ect. I also no longer find it boring. There's a fun that's similar to yotsuba and Suicide Island. Watching people live a simple but complicated life(I love to contradict myself like this apparently) and do things we can't anymore because it's outside our norm to survive. Skinning a rabbit, shooting a deer ect.

The art is quite nice, especially on the clothes(or furniture/items sometimes). The people aren't detailed but the girls are quite cute. Backgrounds tend to be sparse though.
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Can't get enough!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by PaprikaPrincess
March 3rd, 2012, 9:52pm
First of all- kudos to Mori Kaoru for this manga; I absolutely love Otoyomegatari. I can find no real fault in the entire manga. The story is great, the historical accuracy is phenomenal, and the ART is simply BREATHTAKING. This manga is a real gem among many shallow stories out there and I think everyone should try it at least once, though it won't satisfy all readers.
Honestly, when I first picked this up I was expecting more of a romance between Amira and Karluk, but I was pleasently surprised when I found a more in-depth multi-faceted story about life in nomadic Asia. I still wish there was a tad more romance in it but that's only because I'm mainly a romance manga reader.
Otoyomegatari is defintely a good read, and something that I will eagerly wait for chapters for.
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it's Lovely.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by iluvanimeforever
November 15th, 2011, 12:07am
this is just simply amazing! the arts not bad, the detail is exquisite, the story is WONDERFUL! (just the way I like it, especially in seinen) absolutely recommend it to people who want to have a good, simple read with beautiful detail.

One of my absolute favorites. Just wallowing in grief that it only has 3 volumes so far, but I've never waited on a manga before I found this.

... Last updated on November 15th, 2011, 12:25am
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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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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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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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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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