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Otoyomegatari


Alt Names: alt A Bride's Storyalt 姊嫁物語alt 少女新娘物语alt เจ้าสาวแห่งทางสายไหมalt 乙嫁物语alt 乙嫁語りalt Bride Stories (French)alt Gelinin Hikayelerialt I Giorni della Sposa (Italian)alt 신부이야기alt Kisah Pengantinalt Otomegatarialt Otoyome Gatarialt Otoyome Katarialt Otoyome-gatarialt Strange Bride Storyalt The Bride's Storiesalt قصه ی عروسalt Young Bride's Story
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.7 Ch.36: In Her Garden
Duralumin Duralumin 10 March 2014 - 07:18 AM
Vol.6 Ch.35: Report
Duralumin Duralumin 13 January 2014 - 06:31 AM
Vol.6 Ch.34: Shield at Your Back
Duralumin Duralumin 06 December 2013 - 05:01 AM
Vol.6 Ch.33: Azel's Offensive
Duralumin Duralumin 04 December 2013 - 08:39 AM
Vol.6 Ch.32: The Riders Attack
Duralumin Duralumin 14 September 2013 - 05:37 AM
Vol.6 Ch.31: Barrage
Duralumin Duralumin 03 August 2013 - 06:15 PM
Vol.6 Ch.30: Meeting The Batan
Duralumin Duralumin 21 June 2013 - 07:52 AM
Vol.6 Ch.29: Pasture
Duralumin Duralumin 29 May 2013 - 05:42 AM
Vol.6 Ch.28: Measuring Up
Duralumin Duralumin 23 February 2013 - 11:05 PM
Vol.5 Ch.27: The Winged Hawk
Duralumin Duralumin 01 February 2013 - 06:43 AM
Vol.5 Ch.26: The Feast 3
Duralumin Duralumin 03 November 2012 - 04:08 AM
Vol.5 Ch.26: Un día de su vida
Water Lily Fansub Lui-san 06 July 2013 - 05:06 PM
Vol.5 Ch.26 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 01 October 2013 - 02:59 PM
Ch.25.5: Fever
PROzess KidCongo 24 September 2012 - 01:29 PM
Ch.25: The Feast 2
Duralumin Duralumin 03 September 2012 - 10:52 AM
Ch.24: The Feast
Duralumin KidCongo 22 June 2012 - 03:25 PM
Vol.4 Ch.25.5 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 01 October 2013 - 02:54 PM
Vol.4 Ch.25 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 24 September 2013 - 10:03 AM
Vol.4 Ch.24 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 16 September 2013 - 10:17 AM
Ch.23.5: Queen of the Mountain
Duralumin KidCongo 02 June 2012 - 08:53 PM
Vol.4 Ch.23.5 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 29 July 2013 - 01:12 PM
Vol.4 Ch.23: A Day in the Life
Duralumin KidCongo 17 April 2012 - 05:58 PM
Vol.4 Ch.23 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 29 July 2013 - 01:13 PM
Vol.4 Ch.22: Bridal Boot Camp
Duralumin KidCongo 17 April 2012 - 05:57 PM
Vol.4 Ch.22: Campo de entrenamiento para novias
Water Lily Fansub Lui-san 06 July 2013 - 07:51 AM [A]
Vol.4 Ch.22 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 07 July 2013 - 07:53 PM
Vol.4 Ch.21: Their Partners
Scantily Clad KeitaroNL 30 May 2012 - 05:21 PM
Vol.4 Ch.21: Two by Two
Duralumin KidCongo 17 April 2012 - 05:56 PM
Vol.4 Ch.21: Their Partners
No Group Pold10 02 February 2012 - 04:18 PM
Vol.4 Ch.21: Dos por dos
Water Lily Fansub Lui-san 06 July 2013 - 07:41 AM [A]
Vol.4 Ch.21 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 12 June 2013 - 09:47 AM
Vol.4 Ch.20: Aiming for a Big Fang
Scantily Clad KeitaroNL 20 May 2012 - 08:12 PM
Vol.4 Ch.20: Aiming for Big Game
Maigo KidCongo 06 April 2012 - 07:37 AM
Vol.4 Ch.20: Aiming for a Big Fang
No Group Pold10 28 January 2012 - 08:14 PM
Vol.4 Ch.20: Apuntando a un gran objetivo
Water Lily Fansub Lui-san 06 July 2013 - 07:31 AM [A]
Vol.4 Ch.20 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 11 May 2013 - 09:23 AM
Vol.4 Ch.19: The Two at the Aral Sea
Scantily Clad KeitaroNL 26 April 2012 - 06:49 PM
Vol.4 Ch.19: The Two from the Aral Sea
THMMY Scans Manganight 28 January 2012 - 09:20 AM
Vol.4 Ch.19: Los dos del Mar Aral
Water Lily Fansub Lui-san 06 July 2013 - 07:22 AM [A]
Vol.4 Ch.19 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 10 April 2013 - 07:10 AM
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Vol.1 Ch.4 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 05 March 2013 - 05:49 PM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.3: Horseback Riding
IIChan Translation Group Pold10 24 January 2012 - 05:24 PM [A]
Ch.3 Read Online
Otomeganofansub davibleachero 16 January 2012 - 01:56 AM
Vol.1 Ch.3 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 05 March 2013 - 05:50 PM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.2: Good Luck Charm
IIChan Translation Group Pold10 24 January 2012 - 03:34 PM
Ch.2 Read Online
Otomeganofansub davibleachero 16 January 2012 - 01:49 AM
Vol.1 Ch.2 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 05 March 2013 - 05:53 PM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: Bride and Groom
IIChan Translation Group Pold10 24 January 2012 - 03:27 PM
Ch.1 Read Online
Otomeganofansub davibleachero 16 January 2012 - 01:42 AM
Vol.1 Ch.1 Read Online
Kotonaru IMC 05 March 2013 - 05:53 PM


388 Comments

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And now we get some manservice to even things out! 

Otoyomegatari has won the 7th Manga Taisho Awards.  :lol:

 

The author already knows how the story will develop until the 12th~13th volume. So we have guaranteed 12-13 volumes at least.

 

It's announced that Otoyomegatari has surpassed printing 2,820,000 copies. 

 

Yeah, and after reading all the chapter not a while ago, now I know the reason.. :)

Otoyomegatari has won the 7th Manga Taisho Awards.  :lol:

 

The author already knows how the story will develop until the 12th~13th volume. So we have guaranteed 12-13 volumes at least.

 

It's announced that Otoyomegatari has surpassed printing 2,820,000 copies. 

 

I shall hold my head high and be proud of the fact that i contributed to that!

Otoyomegatari has won the 7th Manga Taisho Awards.  :lol:

 

The author already knows how the story will develop until the 12th~13th volume. So we have guaranteed 12-13 volumes at least.

 

It's announced that Otoyomegatari has surpassed printing 2,820,000 copies. 

Chapter 37 seems to be going in a slightly more...female-oriented direction, shall we say. 

I have no objections.

 

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raw 37 is out

 

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Those who thought that Mr Smith and Anis might get involved somehow, I wouldn't worry. Chapter 37 seems to be going in a slightly more...female-oriented direction, shall we say. 

O_o I didn't say that. I never said anything about it being cruel. In fact, I said the opposite that the only cases of it in Islamic history have been voluntary for the sake of personal redemption.

Well sir, I don't know you're a Muslim or not, but you sucks in knowledge about Islam, and you just insulted the Islamic history by saying the punishment just for the sake of personal redemption.

 

The history of Islam is enormous, but kept 'hidden' or got 'changed' by some group of people. You have to be smart in learning and researching because those group of people also smart in 'hiding' and 'changing' them. 

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Based on her clothing I'd say she's from Persia or thereabouts. I like how Mori seems to be going with a slightly different style for Anis, she's got those small eyes and is much slimmer compared to a lot of her women. 

Anyway, I hope mr smith's role for her is to help the couple's problem, and not become the problem. 

We still want that smithxtarasu.

idk but thanks for the scans, Duralumin!

The life of modern Western women is better than the life of Ottoman women of 19th century. The life of modern Western women is better than the life of Western women in 19th century. The same is true for men as well. It's pretty obvious. And surely the girl would be less bored if she was born as a modern Western girl. I believe her husband would be much happier to be a modern Western man too. Probably you can safely remove "Western" and "Ottoman" from the previous statements.

 

Unfortunately the husband can't change the time, the country, the family she was born into, or her gender, so stop blaming him for that. Considering their circumstances and only having info from Ch. 36, I don't know if the guy could have done more for his wife, but the girl is not even trying to make her life a bit more interesting.

 

Then I start thinking about other people of living at the same time and in the same country: Amira's sister beaten to death, men and women dying in wars, tribal conflicts, or from illnesses. Add to it the slavery and non-Muslim people position... And for some reason the girl's "boredom problem" suddenly looks a bit ridiculous.

 

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4 witnesses, yes. And I do wrote there "if she got caught during sex" and stoning is the real Islam way of hudud base on Quran. Are you saying what written in Quran for Adultery punishment is cruel? well dude, fuck you

 

O_o I didn't say that. I never said anything about it being cruel. In fact, I said the opposite that the only cases of it in Islamic history have been voluntary for the sake of personal redemption.

You would be well advised to get your facts straight.

 

1) There is no guarantee that this is a Muslim nation. They never show any of the people praying and the guy calls their place of worship a "temple". Only the names seem similar, but that simply says that they live in the middle eastern lands.

 

2) The capital punishment of being stoned to death for adultery can only take place under the rule of an Islamic state, and only the state has the authority to deal out the punishment. A person can only be convicted of adultery under two conditions: a) The person confesses, B) 4 credible witnesses actually witness the adultery taking place.

 

 

 

I think they're Muslims with some specific reasons.

First thing that you have to consider the translation of this manga. it might not have specific word for mosque in Japanese so they put it temple, they do have but it was direct pronunciation from English word mosque, which is mosuku (モスク). 

 

Second is Mr. Smith and Ali is on their way to Ankara, Turkey, which they will cross Iran as they didn't cross the Caspian sea. They might still be in Turkmenistan but both country's population more than 89% of them are Muslims.

 

4 witnesses, yes. And I do wrote there "if she got caught during sex" and stoning is the real Islam way of hudud base on Quran. Are you saying what written in Quran for Adultery punishment is cruel? well dude, fuck you

I wanna say that if she actually cheat and have sex with other guy without divorce with her current husband, that's a death penalty in Islam by stoning to death, If only she got caught during sex though.

 

My prediction for this arc is, new bride getting boring > find another guy > got caught > she got stone to death 

 

edited : and she can be accuse of cheating and had sex with other guy for just being close with other guy. being close I mean that she's close with other guy when outside the house, where people didn't see her. Muslims are like that kind of people.

 

You would be well advised to get your facts straight.

 

1) There is no guarantee that this is a Muslim nation. They never show any of the people praying and the guy calls their place of worship a "temple". Only the names seem similar, but that simply says that they live in the middle eastern lands.

 

2) The capital punishment of being stoned to death for adultery can only take place under the rule of an Islamic state, and only the state has the authority to deal out the punishment. A person can only be convicted of adultery under two conditions: a) The person confesses, B) 4 credible witnesses actually witness the adultery taking place.

 

In the history of Islam, never has the second condition of 4 witnesses been met, and even if such witnesses were to come forward, they would be discouraged from giving testimony. The only adultery stoning that has taken place under legitimate Islamic rulings have been the person insisting on having the punishment exacted upon them, as it would be a source of redemption for them.

 

 

Please don't talk about whatever youtube videos and such you may have seen of stoning. Those were not done within the proper Islamic rules, and what they are doing is not condoned by Islam, regardless of what they say. Especially Iran, they do some crazy things there.

 

In fact, in Islam, if a person accuses the chastity of a woman, without sufficient proof (ie 4 witnesses), that person is liable to be punished with lashes for the accusation. Thus, the act of falsely accusing is also mitigated.

 

In Islam, God doesn't want your blood. There is no quota of punishment and death to be met. Rather, sins are meant to be concealed and hidden as much as possible, and forgiveness for them should be asked from God. Only when a major sin such as adultery become exposed to the public are the punishments put into place as a deterrent to society and a source of redemption for the sinners.

 

In this day and age, there are no proper Islamic nations, as far as I'm concerned. They are all messed up and corrupt beyond belief.

She'll probably talk to Mr. Smith about his adventures and develop a light crush as a way to escape her sheltered life, but there's no way she's going to act on it. That would cause so much plot complications and probably won't happen in a side story.

At least you won't see any car crashes into temporary retrograde amnesia bullcrap in this series :V

 

I hope you are right but you never know with authors/editors these days.

Just look at these empty eyes T_T

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Filled with so much boredom 

They've had asides before (most notably with the twins). It's bound to come back around, don't fret. Besides, Mori is not so scrubby as to chop off everything related to Amira so suddenly. I mean, there was hardly a sense of closure in anything aside from the fact that a battle ended.

 

Ah..yeah I know but the wording for the chapter on page 2 kind of alarmed me the way it was phrased even though it's quite vague, "welcome our next young bride, as we enter a new story!" That could mean that which I hope it isn't or it could mean what I hope it is. Either way, my hope still exists. 

 

 

How very, very lonely.  -_- To be constantly within shouting distance of a few people, but be so very unable to interact with them at all much.  <_<

 

And, yet, constantly having to be the beautiful, carefree object your husband comes home to. <shudders> It'd drive me stir-crazy in less than a week.  -_-

How do you think mid 20th century suburban housewives felt? They were supposed to be happy and content but they were feeling dissatisfied, depressed, and unfulfilled. They were living middle class in a comfortable home with a nanny whom took care of the kids whenever they didn't want to. Even though they felt dissatisfied, they thought they were actually sick (hysteria) and something was wrong with them (since they're supposed to be happy). The rise of psychoanalysis at the time was the "treatment" for such feelings as though a few doctor's visits would simply cure them. Of course some resorted to shock therapy as well and that "helped." This is evidently one reason why people say money can't buy happiness. At some point, materialistic comfort isn't enough and adding seclusion to that (at least these housewives were free to roam around despite their depression), it's no reason why people won't, as you said, be driven "stir-crazy" 

How very, very lonely. -_- To be constantly within shouting distance of a few people, but be so very unable to interact with them at all much. <_<

 

And, yet, constantly having to be the beautiful, carefree object your husband comes home to. <shudders> It'd drive me stir-crazy in less than a week. -_-

mr.smith, why do you always have to meet someone else's wife? poor guy..

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I wanna say that if she actually cheat and have sex with other guy without divorce with her current husband, that's a death penalty in Islam by stoning to death, If only she got caught during sex though.

 

My prediction for this arc is, new bride getting boring > find another guy > got caught > she got stone to death 

 

edited : and she can be accuse of cheating and had sex with other guy for just being close with other guy. being close I mean that she's close with other guy when outside the house, where people didn't see her. Muslims are like that kind of people.

About chps 11 - 17 for anyone wanting a recap on Mr. Smith 

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Like you said, he is a product of his time, so i view and judge it form their perspective and time. As far as we know, this man is practically a paragon husband of the time and more as he COULD have multiple wives and everything, but he chooses to our everything into just her. @ElectricApple made a good point in that there is nothing more the man can do for her outside of cultural restrictions. Her bordeom is her problem and her issue in the conntext of their society. All i am saying is that i hope they work something out rahter than her go and get some cheap thrill or a fling. Just like how I pity and feel sorry for a wife that is abused and mistreated by an awful husband, i feel sorry for a good husband that gets cheated on as a result of something like this.

 

 

Honestly I'm surprised by some of the reactions to this chapter, I didn't realize this series could even have those sort of followers... not with all the strong and independent female characters we've been introduced to so far.

 

Also, i do not like how you implied that some of us are sexist just because we want an ending which does not consist of one side being hurt. At least, i resent being labelled as such in my case. AND JUST TO BE CLEAR, if said thrill was to say... escape from the house every so often into the town, i am fine with that. No one is getting hurt by it. I just dont want a cheating story to ruin a good manga for me, especially in a situation which doesnt deserve it

The latter is simply because a child needs 24-hour care for the first year of its life, meaning the mother can't afford to be pregnant during this time

Also, continuous breastfeeding is a surprisingly effective contraceptive (we're talking 98~99% effectiveness during the first 6 months for "perfect" continuous breastfeeding according to planned parenthood, that's in the same ballpark as condoms)


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