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Kaoru Mori Shuuishuu (Side Story)

Associated Names
A Bride's Story (English)
A història de uma noiva
Arojen Morsiamet
Aron morsiamet
Bride Stories (French)
Brudens Fortellinger
Cô Dâu Thảo Nguyên
Gelinin Hikayeleri
Historia de Novias
I giorni della sposa
I giorni delle spose
La historia de una novia
Opowieść Panny Młodej
Pariya-san wa Otoshigoro
The Bride's Stories (Indonesian)
Young Bride's Story (German)
Οι ιστορίες της νύφη
История молодой невесты.
Історія молодої нареченої
قصة عروس
दुलहीहरुका कथाहरु

Groups Scanlating
IIChan Translation Group
Scantily Clad

Latest Release(s)
c.103 by TBSP about 1 month ago
c.102 by TBSP 4 months ago
v.14 c.101 by TSP 6 months ago
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in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Ongoing)
7 Volumes (Wide-ban, Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1664 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.76 / 10.0

Last Updated
September 19th 2022, 5:22am



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Original Publisher
Enterbrain (2008, 2021)

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (13 Vols - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #249 increased(+23)
Monthly Pos #256 decreased(-57)
3 Month Pos #208 decreased(-14)
6 Month Pos #205 decreased(-46)
Year Pos #128 decreased(-39)

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Fantastic story, but remember kiddies, it's seinen  
by philip72
August 12th, 2011, 4:40pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
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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by udders
August 9th, 2011, 2:41am
Rating: 4.0  / 10.0
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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by sighing
June 28th, 2011, 9:55am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
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
Rating: N/A
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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by ferreroman
April 22nd, 2011, 10:28pm
Rating: N/A
genius , it feels like this guy really made something an humanly (for a mangaka since they work is really like fulltime...) , is not the best manga i've read but well but its one of the best , thats clear if anyone who can rate this manga less than 10 is not worth putting attention, no one can draw and put so much dedication on everything its like millions of hours of research and i am glad that i read this,if you are looking for something good, this will get you amazed in the whole sence of the word ,the plot is great, really a masterpiece, I know my english is really bad but that doesn't make me stupid ok, btw this will teach alot about something most people dont seem to understand which is understanding each other, and another thing is that i would love if somebody could tell me where i can research this kind of tribe.

... Last updated on April 22nd, 2011, 10:40pm
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by kidwith69
February 19th, 2011, 3:47am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
The art is detailed on every level. The plot is intriguing. The characters interaction is so well done. The age gap yet loving relationship between the female lead and her husband is one of the most interesting themes of the manga.
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Good Lord it's beautiful.  
by Jandalman
February 17th, 2011, 2:23am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
I dunno what made me bump into this series but I'm glad it did. The artwork as many others have said is simply gorgeous, the details on the womens' intricate clothing and the people's faces. Amira has some of the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen in a manga character. Though they're not real you can somehow see the soul behind them. The whole family that Karluk and Amira are part of are so endearing. The romance between the two main characters is pure and adorable. And as for Mr Smith and the other girl I really do hope they get together in the end. Maybe live as extended family of Karluk's tribe.

A truly wonderful experience to read this manga and I do hope more will come.

... Last updated on March 6th, 2015, 7:21am
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Superb attention to details and authencity  
by Ultramarinus
February 5th, 2011, 2:19am
Rating: N/A
Being a Turk myself, this whole manga felt something that came out of an Anatolian nomadic tribe documentary. The motifs on the carpets, the jewelry, the clothes, you can find those exact ones still widely used throughout the region in rural areas. The attention to details is through and through in both drawings and how many Turkic people still live in Middle Asia steppes. It's a warm story about everyday life, may be compared to Vinland Saga's current farm arc if someone needs an example.

My sincere respects to Kaoru Mori for spending this much effort to prepare a correct portrayal of those people of that time. It's beautiful and it's true. It's also an ultra rare opportunity to be introduced to this rich, mostly unknown culture.

As for the age difference, I think people are bothered only because the male is still a minor by today's norms. People married and still do in certain regions of the world as early as 14-15, we still have folk songs from old times about such couples and how it was considered purely normal. If someone could take care of their living and fulfill roles in a family, they were eligible for marriage. It's pretty much a cultural and historical difference between the old times and today, I think people should be able to accept that much when reading about a foreign land 150 years ago.

As for deeming rabbit hunting cruel.. Well, I guess they didn't have supermarkets back then which had meat chopped and clean so you can dump the cruelty on someone else with a credit card.

... Last updated on February 5th, 2011, 2:21am
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Loved it  
by enaikelt
January 22nd, 2011, 9:07am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
I was a little hesitant at first, and always put it off. It's true that the art is stunning and the author has really done her research, but it was the story that I liked. Otoyomegatari has a very simple, slice of life story, simple romances, no wangst. It makes for a very relaxing read, and the characters really grow on you. If you liked stories like Dear Mine, you would like this.
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by Romashk
January 5th, 2011, 12:20pm
Rating: N/A
Wow, ancient huh?. This is around the same time frame when Emma and Shirley lived. If the researcher guy ever goes home in one piece, he'll probably meet one of those two characters. And some people don't get that 13/15 is like an independent adult for the people with that, or similar, customs(then and now). Would you be as surprised, if he was 18 and she was 26?
I am rather thankful, to the author, for not glorifying(too much) the harsh living conditions and environment of that time. Plus she added some things for cultural contrast(the glasses, single shot rifle etc) and chose an interesting time for the backdrop, just like she did with "Emma".

Anyway. This is NOT a one person super hero action kind of manga. It has some romance and adventure, but it's mostly a calm shoujo manga with occasional exciting situations.
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