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Otoyomegatari


Alt Names: alt Arojen Morsiametalt 乙嫁語りalt Οι ιστορίες της νύφηςalt 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.45: Pariya Sews
Duralumin Duralumin A week ago
Vol.8 Ch.44: When the Roses Bloom
Duralumin Duralumin 11 March 2015 - 10:48 AM
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
Otomeganofansub davibleachero 16 January 2012 - 02:23 AM [A]
Ch.3 Read Online
Otomeganofansub davibleachero 16 January 2012 - 01:56 AM


662 Comments

About that coverpage that's posted right now...I'm a bit freaked out by the pointy shoulders....kind of scares me.


I never liked Anis' design much. It's not that she's slender, just that her eyes and hair seemed too unrealistic compared to the other women. Such a huge deviation from the established style caught me as awkward...

The fifth bride story looks VERY promising. Pariya and her "someone special" are really cute together especially the way he seems so impatient to be with her. I'm getting so riled up over my excitement.

 

Oh and honorable mention: YAY finally seeing Amir, Karluk, and Granny =)

 

About that coverpage that's posted right now...I'm a bit freaked out by the pointy shoulders....kind of scares me. 

The mangaka has showed us a society that actually existed, but gave us a male character that loved his wife enough to take in her friend (in the only way he could do it) and be very sensitive to both their needs.  

That is the very reason it felt superficial. I didn't intend to touch this topic any further. I'm not ignorant about history (in fact i read a lot of history as a hobby). In reality, polygamy isn't about romanticism but for producing a lot of offspring (since many children die). I highly doubt many polygamous men (regardless of their time or culture) have such noble intentions as this arc makes it out to be. All I'm saying is that regardless of how the mangaka is trying to show the bright side of their polygamous culture (in modern times and in the past), it lacks reality when told in a fairy tale-like romanticism. This is suppose to be a happy/fun story so that's why the romanticism is told this way. But anyways, I found it pretty boring nonetheless.

Superficial?  Perhaps.  I think the mangaka was trying to show us what that period in that place was like, and wanted to give us a happy ending.  If that's totally unrealistic, I'm sorry for the thousands of women there over the past millennium.  Do I like a patristic society, where women are chattel.  No way in hell!  The mangaka has showed us a society that actually existed, but gave us a male character that loved his wife enough to take in her friend (in the only way he could do it) and be very sensitive to both their needs.  Was he stereotypical of his time?  Perhaps not, but he was a good guy for our time, while remaining a man of his own time.  I think Mori Kaoru has given us a male character we can like and be proud of in a time that doesn't have a lot to be proud of in a social sense.

 

Pariya sews.  I love Pariya almost as much as I love Amira.  She's a free spirit that hasn't been raised in a place that appreciates free spirits.  I really wanted her to be with Amira's brother, who is an honorable man (in my modern sense) who would be a real match for such a strong woman, but I want the best for such a great girl, no matter who she chooses.  Damnit, I want the best for my Pariya!!!  She rocks, and is a perfect best friend for Amira (my favorite heroine).

The girl love thing wasn't bad but... it got pretty boring after a bit. Glad we're back in the original town again. :)

Agreed. The moon girl arc was really boring, possibly because it felt very superficial. I'm sort of disappointed. I'm sure the mangaka is trying to elucidate the positive side of polygamy and that's very courageous of her to take on such a subject. However, at the same time, the moon girl arc lacks realism and felt too much of a fairy tale.

The girl love thing wasn't bad but... it got pretty boring after a bit. Glad we're back in the original town again. :)

So... Umar has a name now, but anon-hubby will always be anon-hubby :'D not that it's a big deal or anything...

 

I hope Pariya finds her happiness... Don't let this be another Talas :''DD oh my... I've stabbed myself with feels. Sorry

There goes my dream of Pariya and Azel...

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i feel your pain girl >.> lol

 

the boy is a cutie :D 

To be sure about the the 5 stories we have had, this is the list:  

1. Amir

2. The twins

3. The beautiful shepperdess ruined due to her traditions

4. Shirin

5. Pariya

 

Ok? 

Sooo happy we are back at Amira village and nice to see Pariya getting her own happiness.

Granny is best. Prove me wrong.

 

"Among men Granny, among horses, Mountain Goat."

No cat is best. Let's see a Granny x Cat chapter. No talking just gestures.

I would pay so much money for this.

I'm glad that Pariya is finally getting her own happiness. Her prospective suitor of hers seems like a nice chap.

I didn't like last story at all let's see if new one will be better .

Granny is best. Prove me wrong.

 

No cat is best. Let's see a Granny x Cat chapter. No talking just gestures.

Oh gosh! Finally Pariya! I'm so excited, gleeeeeeeeeee~

Granny is best. Prove me wrong.

So glad to escape from the sparkles and fluttering flowers... 

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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