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Otoyome Gatari

Otoyome Gatari
Original title: 乙嫁語り
Alternative Titles: Otomegatari
Otoyome Katari
Otoyomegatari
The Bride's Stories
Young Bride's Story
Demographics: Seinen
Chapters at MH: 24
Releases at MH: 0
Publishing Status: Ongoing
Writer(s): MORI Kaoru
Artist(s): MORI Kaoru
Serialized in: Fellows! (Comic Beam Fellows!)
Published by: Enterbrain
Year: 2008
Official Site: http://natalie.mu/comic/pp/otoyomegatari
Popularity: 85 favorites
Translators: 3 (Click here to view)
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Score 4.6 of 5.0 - 40 votes

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Set along the Silk Road that connected Asia with the Mediterranean world, including North Africa and Europe in the 19th century. The story of Amira, a woman skilled in archery and horsemanship, sent to marry Karluk, a boy from another village who is 8 years younger than her. But all is not well, as her village decides to take her back...

Tags

Drama, Historical, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life

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Review by boke
Kaoru Mori manages to get over her Maid fetish (as shown in Shirley and Emma - both highly recommended) and moves into historical drama. This is a great way to highlight her many talents.

The art is full of luscious detail that has been meticulously researched (Mori actually has been known to hire consultants to make sure her art and backgrounds are accurate). Her fine lines and carefully drafted panels gives a firm sense of the time and place. The characters are attractive and lively, and as always, Mori finds a way to sneak in drawings of beautiful naked women. In Otoyome Gartari, the vast open vistas of the steppes seems to inspire a very cinematic feel to the manga, with hunt scenes that stretch out for pages, yet are a full of energy, great camera angles and intensity.

As is typical, the main character is a bright young woman, extremely competent and burdened by gender roles. In this case, Amira is sent to be married into a distant clan, yet she is very old to be a bride by the standard of the day. We don't have an explanation as to why this is, but it is sure to be a pivotal part of her character.

Otoyome Gatari promises to be just an compelling and full of drama as Emma was. Somehow the artist manages to focus on tiny details in the story, make them compelling, and then charges into high drama.

I highly recommend anything Kaoru Mori does. Permalink " "
Review by erwin2210
J'ai lue les 8 tomes et j'ai vraiment aimée l'histoire , je voudrais savoir quand il sortira le 9ème tome en français. Permalink " "
Review by Cococrash11
Its like Emma except the main herione is married to a male whose 8 years her junior. Everyone should try to read it. Permalink " "

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