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Otoyomegatari


Alt Names: alt Arojen Morsiametalt 乙嫁語りalt The Bride's Stories
Author: MORI Kaoru
Artist: MORI Kaoru
Genres: Award Winning Award WinningDrama DramaHistorical HistoricalRomance RomanceSeinen SeinenSlice of Life Slice of Life
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Set in Central Asia in a rural town near the Caspian Sea during the early 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.
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.8 Ch.44: When the Roses Bloom
Duralumin Duralumin 2 weeks ago
Vol.7 Ch.43: A Garden For Two
Duralumin Duralumin 27 December 2014 - 10:51 AM
Vol.7 Ch.42: If It's For You..
Duralumin Duralumin 17 December 2014 - 08:28 PM
Vol.7 Ch.41: The Ceremony
Duralumin Duralumin 05 November 2014 - 12:48 PM
Vol.4 Ch.20 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 11 May 2013 - 09:23 AM
Vol.4 Ch.19 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 10 April 2013 - 07:10 AM
Ch.11 Read Online
Otomeganofansub davibleachero 16 January 2012 - 04:28 PM [A]
Vol.2 Ch.11 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 05 March 2013 - 08:52 PM [A]
Ch.6 Read Online
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Ch.3 Read Online
Otomeganofansub davibleachero 16 January 2012 - 01:56 AM


643 Comments

So tempting... must not spoil chapter for myself.... urggh

I assume the flowers at the end were a... "discretion shot".

 

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I forgot to mention this before~lol, the way Shirin eats. It's amazing and with that expression on her face while she eats! I want to say it's a face of enjoyment but not so much lol. I know this scene isn't meant to evoke this but I can't help thinking that these people are served such grand amounts of food every day and probably take it for granted. I think it is quite evident in the way they are so fascinated with the amount she eats. 

"Back to Pariya next month" Time to get out the tissues guys/girls ... *starts crying*

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I think this new union is a good thing. The new wife has been able to make the two lovebirds communicate in a more meaningful way. I think this is because of her social status, she was poorer and her and the husband had to work to make things right. This kind of life makes a couple more open and forthcoming about their feelings. The rich couple is too reserved and do not want to risk saying something irritating, maybe she'll get them to say something more than casual conversation.

Hmm, maybe it's a culture thing?

I can second this... My friends and I have a lot of skinship. We greet by pressing cheek to cheek, we cuddle, we share clothes (we do bathe together, just not naked), we don't even mind if some friends come for a sleepover and we end up sharing the same bed. We just don't do that with guys. Heck, we even pretend to date one another. Normal stuff.

So, yeah, I didn't feel much Yuri in this as well. Just really, really good friends. Us girls are no homo in a so homo way, anyway. lol

None of my relationships with other women has ever been remotely that touchy.


Hmm, maybe it's a culture thing?

 
It's very much a cultural thing, but also a personal thing. Some people are more prone to skinship, or it might be better said, it's more integral to the way they express and receive love and care in all forms. (i.e. not just romantic/sexual love)

 

Using Japan and the USA as comparisons:

 

In Japan they have public baths and family members and friends wash each others backs. (At least in the past. I'm not familiar with current Japanese cultural trends.)

 

In the USA many/most people feel uncomfortable with public showers. Some families never see each other naked after crossing a certain age.

 

These are, of course, blanket statements. Various regions and social circles will feel differently, not to mention the difference in individuals' preferences.

 

Some guys thinks it's hilarious to wrestle naked; others think nothing of it at all, "We're both guys so what's the big deal?" I my skin crawled if my dorm mate gave me a pat on back when we were wearing boxers. As well as jumping out of my skin anytime he threw his arm around my shoulder when I didn't expect it. (And this in the kitchen with both of us wearing clothes.) In my case I had a very large personal bubble; my friend on the other hand was in wrestling and football in high school and barely knew the meaning of the word. -__-;;  We both became more comfortable with each other, though, so it was all good.

None of my relationships with other women has ever been remotely that touchy.

Hmm, maybe it's a culture thing?

Am I the only one who thinks the girls' relationship was completely platonic? I see a lot of shouts of 'Yuri', and I'm not really buying it.

 

Taking baths together, hugging each-other, cuddling... it all seemed like a normal, real relationship between chicks.

  Maybe I'm only thinking that just 'cause my relationship with female friends tends to involve a lot of skinship.

 

None of my relationships with other women has ever been remotely that touchy.

 

On another note, Pariya?!? My fervent wish for her to be matched with an injured Azel might be happening... 8D

Well they said in this chapter that readers sent in notes for more Anis and Shirin. I'm guessing that their story is supposed to end on a pleasant high note. But I do hope to return to Karluk and Amir more. I want to see Karluk grow into a better man =)

 

I want to see the cat grow into a better...cat.

Well they said in this chapter that readers sent in notes for more Anis and Shirin. I'm guessing that their story is supposed to end on a pleasant high note. But I do hope to return to Karluk and Amir more. I want to see Karluk grow into a better man =)

When you love someone so much

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Damn ain't you greedy Anis, having someone like that and still search for another person :'((

 

>When the roses bloom.

 

I think the author meant Lily :v

 

Funny how rose is bara, while bara is a part of hardcore yaoi :v

I'd have found this conclusion too cheesy at best in any case.

At least the author herself seemed to notice that.

Bi-harem, its not common.

FINALLY, Ive been waiting for them to get back to Pariya for a year and a half now.

Anis may be a bi, she just doesn't know it yet

People tend to forget that the author draws differently based on the perspective character. This arc followed a cheery, optimistic young woman. I expect it to be saccharine. Expect something different in the next arc.

Anon-hubby...

Though nameless, you are

The face that glows under moonlight

Shall reside in this poor old heart

UNGH

 

*slides away*

anon-hubby is too nice, how can I not fall for this guy... (unless you guys have different preferences, then I respect that)

Am I the only one who thinks the girls' relationship was completely platonic? I see a lot of shouts of 'Yuri', and I'm not really buying it.

 

Taking baths together, hugging each-other, cuddling... it all seemed like a normal, real relationship between chicks.

  Maybe I'm only thinking that just 'cause my relationship with female friends tends to involve a lot of skinship.

Okay... That man is a god damn saint! He's fine with taking up another woman, not laying a hand on her (with her body, I'm sorry I'm a guy), trying to make her happy despite only really loving one woman whom he's trying to appease?! I'm a guy, and I would turn gay for him in a heartbeat! A HEARTBEAT! 

 

Well, she just lost her dear husband and next couple of days, she gets a new husband. So in the meantime, he gave her some time and to building their relationship. yes, you're right. He's quite a saint to keep his hands touching those bewbs.
 

Honestly this arc might not have been as packed as say the others but i really enjoyed it, it was a nice relaxing arc.

Okay... That man is a god damn saint! He's fine with taking up another woman, not laying a hand on her (with her body, I'm sorry I'm a guy), trying to make her happy despite only really loving one woman whom he's trying to appease?! I'm a guy, and I would turn gay for him in a heartbeat! A HEARTBEAT! 

Not laying a hand? How did you get this? 

Can you hear the sirens? They go like "yuriyuriyuriyuri".

 

Sorry, from where I am it's going 3p3p3p3p3p3p3p


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