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Set in Central Asia in a rural town near the Caspian Sea during the 19th century, the story revolves around a young woman, Amir, who arrives from a distant village across the mountains to marry Karluk, a boy eight years her junior. The story unfolds among details of everyday family and community life. However, the peaceful atmosphere is disturbed when Amir's family demands to take her back to their village.

Note: Nominated for the 4th and 6th Manga Taisho. 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
A Bride's Story
Aron morsiamet
Bride Stories
Opowieść Panny Młodej
Young Bride's Story

Groups Scanlating
IIChan Translation Group

Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.68 by Duralumin 25 days ago
v.10 c.67 by Duralumin 2 months ago
v.10 c.66 by Duralumin 4 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes + 1 Side Volume (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (1472 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.04 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 14th 2018, 1:14am PST



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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (9 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #40 increased(+8)
Monthly Pos #19 decreased(-6)
3 Month Pos #17 increased(+2)
6 Month Pos #16 increased(+2)
Year Pos #12 increased(+9)

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by AzuraSky
January 5th, 2010, 7:51pm
hand down on art work, nothing to complain about story. The romance is lovely, just simply amazing and enjoyable. The dude talk about cruelty... lol you are naive, wat historical setting is it? 19th cent, and we all eat meat. Did u find the rabbit that cute to say it cruel? I had a good laugh. Then are u saying lion hunting deers in Africa is cruel? Hahaha, just love the story, and adj comment just plain stupid
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Beautiful artwork aside...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by VenusAD
December 10th, 2009, 8:51pm
Because, as everyone has said, it is GORGEOUS. But that all aside, the story itself is fantastic. The relationship between Amira and Karluk is so pure and beautiful in itself. I also like that he isn't just a scared child. He behaves like a man, though his emotions are something he doesn't quite understand yet. Both of them are just so innocent and honest about their affection for each other. It is a strangely beautiful--though altogether unorthodox love story including a healthy showing of familial and community bonds.
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Wonderful art!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MissRaw
November 21st, 2009, 6:02am
This manga is breathtakingly beautiful. Hands down, the most beautiful manga art I've come across. The details are so great. I literally read this manga 3 times already because of the art. Very inspiring.

I can't wait for new releases.
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by StarlightDreams
October 16th, 2009, 4:37pm
When I first saw the cover and read the description, I was intrigued and was drawn into the manga. I finally got down and read it, I loved it. The characters were nice and I hated none of them. Even though I don't really like age differences, I like this one, because the boy is mature, and the girl doesn't mind. The story is really good, the art is beautiful, and it's pace JUST right.
I recommend it to anyone. :]
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Love this   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fish_and_kat
October 1st, 2009, 3:16am
Love this, love this, LOVE this. The art is breathtaking (it's on a par with The Bride of The Water God, if not above it), I love the romance and the developing relationship between Amira and Karluk, and I'd really like to see the development of the plot. I even like this more than Emma. Highly recommended!
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by akari_mizunashi
September 22nd, 2009, 7:09pm
This is, without contest, the most visually impressive manga I have ever read. The detail that does into every single panel is just mind-boggling. I think Mori must be superhuman to be able to draw this amazingly in the short time a manga artist has to finish a work.

So far, I haven't reached the point in the story where the plot takes over, although if the plot style Mori used in Emma is the one she usually uses, it'll pick up soon. The first few chapters are purely atmospheric. And they are beautifully so. Mori expertly portrays this world and draws us into it without ever relying on sensationalism or romanticism. It feels more like a period drama than a comic.

That said, this is a setting-driven story. The characters are of secondary importance. They all have very realistic, sympathetic personalities, but most aren't developed deeper than their designated "types." Amira herself is a Mary Sue through and through, but she's such a well-done one that I found myself actually loving her as Mary Sues are intended to be loved. Her prepubescent husband doesn't have much in the way of a personality at all yet, but his character design is so adorable that it would be hard to dislike him at all. They act more like brother and sister than husband and wife, but somehow Amira and her husband are the cutest couple I've ever come across in manga.

... Last updated on September 27th, 2009, 5:09pm
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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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