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Habaegui Sinbu  
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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
زوجة إله الماء
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
Habaekui Shinboo
L'Épouse du dieu de l'eau (French)
La Sposa di Habaek (Italian)
The Bride of the Water God

Groups Scanlating
Houkou's Fury
Mystic Mizuki Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.20 c.151 by Shojo Manhwa Scans 5 months ago
v.20 c.150 by Shojo Manhwa Scans 6 months ago
v.20 c.149 by Shojo Manhwa Scans 10 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
24 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

9 topics, 52 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1098 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
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 5% (59 votes)
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Last Updated
September 29th 2017, 2:26am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Wink (Seoul Cultural Publishers)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Dark Horse (17 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #408 increased(+163)
Monthly Pos #773 increased(+102)
3 Month Pos #907 decreased(-19)
6 Month Pos #809 decreased(-408)
Year Pos #577 decreased(-188)

List Stats
On 3631 reading lists
On 1292 wish lists
On 165 completed lists
On 392 unfinished lists
On 542 custom lists

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Forum Posts
OH THE PAIN ::spoilers:: 11 months ago
This manga... -_- over 4 years ago
Does anyone know why Soah is fated to love 2 people? over 6 years ago
who do you think is Habaek's fated person? over 7 years ago
The reason over 7 years ago

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Dragging on forever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by timenchips
July 31st, 2013, 11:23am
I loved the art, and it had such great potential in the beginning chapters but holy crap, it's like a never-ending train wreck. The moment one problem is solved, there's another scheme or plot that the protagonist is dragged into.
At times I think about just dropping the story all together, but I love the art too much. I guess I'll wait until this is finished before getting back into it and changing my rating :/

... Last updated on July 31st, 2013, 11:24am
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by antismileyfaces
July 30th, 2013, 6:23pm
Alright so you start off really enjoying this manga. This plot is intriguing and the artwork is gorgeous. But as you advance farther and farther you sink into this rabbit hole of nonsense plot lines and too many characters to count doing God knows what. Ugh. It really upsets me because the artwork is so good but eventually the story just gets way too bad for it to even be worth reading anymore. I ended up having to drop it. I just wish the author had known when to stop to story....or even where she was going with this story because at this point its just an endless string of pointless misery, odd love triangles, and dumb competition. If ratings went by artwork alone I'd give it a 10 but if you include the story its more like a 4.
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It used to be good.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by butako chan
July 16th, 2013, 6:25pm
The initial volumes were immensely interesting to read due to the amazing art. But this manhwa has really gone downhill. It's dragged on for too long and the stupidity of the characters make me want to blow buildings up (seriously, it's like being in Korean drama hell). In the beginning, Soah (the MC) as well as Habaek actually had some semblance of personality.As the manhwa progressed, she and Habaek has become the most bland and uninteresting characters I've read about in a WHILE. Unless the author pulls off a spectacular ending somehow, the ratings are only going to get lower.

Edit: I just found out the ending is far from stellar...I'll probably still be finishing it for the sake of finishing it though.

... Last updated on June 11th, 2015, 8:39pm
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Good but a little confusing   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by yennyenn
April 24th, 2013, 12:17pm
There are just too many characters in this series! All possessing a certain roles, too many main characters I should say. A little confusing. D: But so far, the storyline is still good.
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A great shame   
Rating: N/A
by lostinshalott
April 16th, 2013, 10:51am
The author has such beautiful skill in artistry and the initial idea is interesting as is the world she has created; the problem as aforementioned in previous reviews is in the characterisation and plot. It's overly convoluted to the point that everyone has some sort of scheme or dark past no one is truthful which makes it incredibly difficult to like anyone because you never get to truly know anyone. That and the plot at times is so difficult to understand (I commend the scanlators for trying their best to give us the story) it nearly makes no sense at all. The heroine is truly bland, a beautifully crafted heroine but that's all that there is to her. The rest are all pretty clichéd with Machiavellian elements thrown in, they read like an overcooked kmelodrama (and I've seen my fair share). Its a great shame because it is just so beautiful to look at but with all its complications it becomes a bore and a chore to read.
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If you like art and only art   
Rating: N/A
by arrha
March 27th, 2013, 8:00am
Like all the others who commented before I just have to say that the art is beautiful, top-notch, and amazing. If you just want to look at pretty pictures then be my guest. I haven't read the latest chapters so I don't know if it started making any sense again. As for me, it came to the point, that I was no longer even bothering to read the dialogue and just going from page to page, looking at the pretty pictures.
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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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