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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

Groups Scanlating
Duralumin
IIChan Translation Group
Maigo
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Latest Release(s)
c.46 by Duralumin (16d ago)
c.45 by Duralumin (41d ago)
c.44 by Duralumin (78d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (1297 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.04 / 10.0
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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 #139 decreased(-15)
Monthly Pos #63 decreased(-15)
3 Month Pos #58 decreased(-4)
6 Month Pos #51 decreased(-10)

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a really interesting one..   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by chyola
July 19th, 2009, 11:34am
The artwork is beautiful!
I can't wait to see how Mori is going to develop this one! Both the story and the characters are very interesting and captivating. As with Mori's other work you find a heartwarming charm in both plot and characters. It got great potential! I have a feeling this will be a really interesting one..

... Last updated on July 19th, 2009, 11:34am
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Artwork is enough to rate this a 10!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 9diov
July 18th, 2009, 11:14am
One of the best artwork out there in a manga. This is the first manga of Mori sensei that I read but she totally gained my respect. It takes *ages* just to draw a panel with such details. That also requires tons of research on the clothing, the architecture, etc...

Story-wise, this manga is a bit slow. But who cares, isn't it a norm for a slice-of-life to be slow?

... Last updated on July 18th, 2009, 11:23am
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I love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dark mage
May 9th, 2009, 3:24am
I love it so far. This is a different kind of manga set in an era which really fascinates me. I love how the relationship between the main characters develop. But one thing that still bugs me a little bit is the vast age difference, but its understandable when you consider the era that this manga takes place in. However the stunning artwork more than compensates for it. Apart from that I like the drama and the romance. The translation group is doing a great job and I hope they keep up the good work

... Last updated on May 10th, 2009, 11:15pm
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good so far   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by flapple
April 25th, 2009, 11:49pm
this is good, it has its own style that makes it very unique and enjoyable, on the down side i cant seem to get over the giant age difference, and the female being older at that. Yes, it makes the story sound even more realistic but its a problem im gonna have to get used to since i plan to read more.

looking forward to more.

... Last updated on July 24th, 2009, 4:03pm
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Don't pass this up!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gynok
April 20th, 2009, 4:17am
seriously don't just ignore this and think it's like any other 'boring' historical manga. It has the most gorgeous artwork, with a plot and tone that feels just magical. this is a manga that you can truly lose yourself in. It's just the beginning of what i hope will be a long, wonderful journey.

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2013, 8:40am
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fantastic   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cyttonmyface
March 26th, 2009, 11:02pm
as expected from the mangaka of Emma. this new story looks very promising. a bit of realism tied to the manga is always nice. her art is meticulously detailed, making her work very unique and beautiful to look at. The pace is slow, which is fine but there is a draw back, since her chapters are released at a very slow pace. i wish she would work faster ^^. The story is engrossing. Just FYI, her works take a bit to draw you in but it is definitely worth reading
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Breathtaking   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by makoz
March 25th, 2009, 3:01pm
Only 3 chapters out, but wow, the art is just beautiful and detailed. The story has barely been unfolded, but i'm already captivated by the characters and settings. I cannot wait to read more of it.
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Amazing art!   
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by Helaine
March 20th, 2009, 7:22am
WOW. I'll give 10/10 just for the art. 0.0


Seriously, this is sooo different from Emma. In emma her drawing style is still unattractive (the human's face) but now I think everything is beautiful. The backgrounds, the face, and THE CLOTHING. I would kill my own arm if I have to sketch and ink all those patterns... wow!


10/10 for the art! Since it's only 2 chapters scanlated so far, I can't give you a review about the storyline yet... sorry XD
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I applaud thee, Mori Kaoru!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by asaliah1116
February 18th, 2009, 6:03am
The early 90's introduced the term 'Girl Power' courtesy of Spice Girls. In reality, the female race had always been powerful. Not just in physical strength but mental and emotional as well. In truth, females had always been on par with the males and this was translated well in Mori Kaoru's latest period work.

I applaud her bravery and effort in delving into the never before illustrated world when the Silk Road was the main transportation highway that bridged Asia and Europe. She had also made a complete 180 in portraying a young nomadic married woman, a kind of protagonist that no ordinary mangaka can/will never touch even with a 10-foot pole.

I love the details of her work, her art is as excellent as ever. Polished and mature, clean and precise. I especially was impressed with her impression of the native dresses, something that I have noticed that had been drawn with such care ever since 'Emma'.

About rabbit hunting...I'm disappointed by a person's review about Mori-sensei lacking sensibility and sensitivity. The protagonist was hunting the rabbits for food for her family, not for fun. In 'Emma' there was a mentioned fox hunting activity which was more barbaric in nature as it is a sport to hunt down foxes for the pure fun of it. Plus, the setting was 19th century, probably even before that and along the straits of the Silk Road known to be a harsh environment to live in. They were people who valued necessity over frivolity. For that, the rabbit hunting was completely justified.

A lovely story from Mori Kaoru, a worthy work preceeding the mammoth that was 'Emma'.
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Really good...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
January 31st, 2009, 4:02pm
Hmm, I thought Emma was very good. Well, this one seems to be even better as it offers an interesting and amazing portrayal of life in the 19th century. Btw, I doubt the story was in the 1500s though, as the architecture seemed a little too advanced(maybe I'm off?) for that time. Furthermore, there was a guy wearing glasses complete with spectacle frames, an invention, I believe which only appeared in the last 200 hundred years or so.

To the poster who was offended by the act of killing rabbits: this is more like a documentary. Besides, most/many hunted with respect and economy for animals in those days, as opposed to the disrespect many have for the "mass farms of animal food" we get now.

... Last updated on January 31st, 2009, 4:06pm
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