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    Otoyomegatari by Mori Kaoru


    Author: Mori Kaoru
    Genre: Historical, Drama, Slice of Life
    Serialized In: Fellows
    Original publisher: Enterbrain
    English publisher: Yen Press
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    It features the story of Amira who is sold to Karluk's(her husband) family and their life. The everyday events are observed by a Western scientist, who is doing research on every event, cultural activity.

    The story is at its second volume, it has one of the best arts I've seen in manga, and the cultural details of the Silk Road are fascinating.

    PS: I couldn't find the existing thread, so there you go, it's a very good manga, and I recommend it especially for those who love the historical and slice of life genre.
    Enjoy!
    Last edited by Kaiten; April 24, 2012 at 12:39 AM.

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    Re: Otoyome-gatari by Mori Kaoru

    this sounds interesting, bene. I'll read it tonight

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    Re: Otoyome-gatari by Mori Kaoru

    Quote Originally Posted by baboysai View Post
    this sounds interesting, bene. I'll read it tonight
    Same here, sounds like a cool scenario

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    Re: Otoyome-gatari by Mori Kaoru

    Wow I just read the first chapter and the art is gorgeous!! And it's too cute, really, I could die


    Paneling is well done too. So that the scenes (re: hunting scene) play out really well it's almost like I could hear the hooves of the horse and the whip of her bow


    aaah I caught up to chapter 15. It's sad though because I absolutely adore this couple Amira and Karluk and it seems that by the middle of the second volume the story shifts focus.

    I couldn't find any more details about this manga. All descriptions and summaries say it's about Amira and Karluk but I'm worried that maybe it's actually like, a collection of different young brides' stories as observed by Mr. Smith the scholar?

    What do you think, bene?
    Last edited by baboysai; February 14, 2011 at 09:43 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Otoyome-gatari by Mori Kaoru

    without spoiling much it does shift to mr. smith for a bit but as far as story is concerend it is still all about the clan amira and karluk are in.

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    Re: Otoyome-gatari by Mori Kaoru

    Quote Originally Posted by baboysai View Post
    Wow I just read the first chapter and the art is gorgeous!! And it's too cute, really, I could die
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    Paneling is well done too. So that the scenes (re: hunting scene) play out really well it's almost like I could hear the hooves of the horse and the whip of her bow
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    aaah I caught up to chapter 15. It's sad though because I absolutely adore this couple Amira and Karluk and it seems that by the middle of the second volume the story shifts focus.

    I couldn't find any more details about this manga. All descriptions and summaries are say it's about Amira and Karluk but I'm worried that maybe it's actually like, a collection of different young brides' stories as observed by Mr. Smith the scholar?

    What do you think, bene?
    The art is amazing isn't it...this manga for me was a result of the MH Manga Awards...I was in charge in costume design, and for a long time, Otoyome-gatari was in the top of the list, and then it went second place in the nominations. So I was really interested, since I love good art, it was the reason I started reading manga in the first place.

    For me the most astonishing piece of art in the manga were those carpets, when the granny showed Amira the art of weaving...the different designs, symbols of each tribe were amazing...I mean that level of details speaks a lot about the mangaka...

    The plot...I think the same as well...it was indeed a sudden shift from simple 3rd person support character, to primary role...the scholar I mean...and I thought hey, the story could be about him telling bride stories...that would've been cool as well, and the title suggested the same thing as well...that's why it was a bit hard when I wrote the summary...I didn't want to spoil, but I had to include the scholar as one of the main focus as well...


    Quote Originally Posted by shouryuujo View Post
    without spoiling much it does shift to mr. smith for a bit but as far as story is concerend it is still all about the clan amira and karluk are in.
    That's cool I love to hear that...I mean the whole tribe conflict just screams for more involvement of Amira...

    @babo...so continuing the idea, I did think that maybe somehow this conflict this near-war situation will somehow make the scholar stay in asia, so therefore the chances of meeting Amira are higher...he does have some mystery around him...


    I think the overall plot will focus on the war, and how the different tribes will manage to settle their differences...so therefore more tribe conflicts, with some personal touch from Schmidt...that would be cool


    @shouryuujo...U read the raws right, because scanlation stopped as far as I know, most probably because not mainstream stuff are scanlated in volumes...
    Last edited by benelori; February 14, 2011 at 02:33 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Otoyome-gatari by Mori Kaoru

    how many chapters does it have, really, so far? Wikipedia only says there are 2 volumes so far, so I thought the 15 chapters scanlated as believable, considering it was first released in 2009.

    Bene, you mean scanlators dropped this project already? the last release was last month so I didn't think they'd have dropped it...

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    Re: Otoyome-gatari by Mori Kaoru

    Scantily Clad still has it listed as an active project. They're just.... slow. Fellows is bi-monthly so there can't be that many unscanlated chapters. Volume 1 comes out here in May. I can't wait to get a copy.

    I've actually enjoyed the shift to Mr. Smith. He's an interesting character, I like the girl he promised to marry too. Hopefully new chapters come out soon, I'm really interested in what the Russians are planning.

    I love the art too, especially the costume design. The outfits are incredibly ornate and realistic looking.

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    Re: Otoyome-gatari by Mori Kaoru

    there is a mystery behind the girl who is about to marry Mr. Smith though. Like, why 5 husbands? But I'm sure we'll eventually get to that.

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    Re: Otoyome-gatari by Mori Kaoru

    Quote Originally Posted by baboysai View Post
    there is a mystery behind the girl who is about to marry Mr. Smith though. Like, why 5 husbands? But I'm sure we'll eventually get to that.
    Because she was already indebted and part of the family...when a bride is given away it is very hard to get her back(see Amira's case) and in most cases it is shameful to return UR own tribe and one risks to remain single and without a family, and there's the possibility that UR own tribe won't accept U back...I think that's the composite reason she stayed...she married all the brothers to avoid shame and remain in the family


    About the scanlations...I don't think it was dropped...but as Kaiten said, they're not only slow, but in the case of newer titles, the teams tend to scan entire volumes and release all at once or release them periodically...so the main reason is they don't have the 3rd volume yet... the problem is though that there's not enough info about the series in general...as U said there's no telling how many chapters are out, did the mangaka take a break...but it seems that the story continues, as we can see fro shouryuujo's reply


    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten View Post
    Scantily Clad still has it listed as an active project. They're just.... slow. Fellows is bi-monthly so there can't be that many unscanlated chapters. Volume 1 comes out here in May. I can't wait to get a copy.

    I've actually enjoyed the shift to Mr. Smith. He's an interesting character, I like the girl he promised to marry too. Hopefully new chapters come out soon, I'm really interested in what the Russians are planning.

    I love the art too, especially the costume design. The outfits are incredibly ornate and realistic looking.
    Yep...and judging from great, classical novels, wars involving russian give birth to extensive and great conflicts, either emotional, power, pride etc...
    Last edited by benelori; February 15, 2011 at 07:50 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Otoyome-gatari by Mori Kaoru

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten View Post
    Scantily Clad still has it listed as an active project. They're just.... slow.
    No we arent, you're just too impatient.
    Atm there are 16 japanese chapters out, 15 are released. we just got the raws for 16 this week.
    Be a bit more patient, we have lifes too.
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    Re: [FEATURED] Otoyome-gatari by Mori Kaoru

    I started reading yesterday and like it so far (Ch. 04).
    Sadly it's hard to tell some of the characters apart imo (Amira and one or two of the other women look quite similar).
    That grandmother is hillarious

    It kinda reminds me of Historie both in arts (Otoyome-Gatari looks better, but has a similar style) and storytelling, as well as the fact that it seems to be a fictional story in a realistic historical scenario.

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    Re: [FEATURED] Otoyome-gatari by Mori Kaoru

    yeah it's hard to tell them apart within the tribe. You have to pay attention to their clothes to tell sometimes.

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    Re: [FEATURED] Otoyome-gatari by Mori Kaoru

    Ok, so I caught up and ofc I'm sad that it's only so short yet

    Just like Kaiten, I really liked the shift to Mr. Smith and especially that woman. How regretable that he doesn't just marry her right away, could've been very interesting
    I hope these two will find together soon.

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    Re: [FEATURED] Otoyome-gatari by Mori Kaoru

    I have a feeling the Russian Army, British Army, and Great Game will come between them. I feel like an epic Victorian love story coming. And I welcome it.

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