乙嫁語り 7 (Otoyomegatari, #7) by Kaoru Mori

乙嫁語り 7 (Otoyomegatari, #7)

Smith majoittuu matkallaan rikkaan persialaismiehen taloon ja tutustuu paikalliseen ympäristöön, kulttuuriin ja tapoihin. Tarinan keskipisteessä on kuitenkin isännän suloinen nuori puoliso Anis, joka ei yleensä astu ulos talostaan ja jota Smith ei koskaan saa edes tavata. Anis on elänyt hyvin yleellistä ja suojattua elämää, mutta viimein hän uskaltautuu palbelijansa kanssa naisten kylpylään, paikkaan jossa ulkomaailmassa tarkkaan v...

Details 乙嫁語り 7 (Otoyomegatari, #7)

Title乙嫁語り 7 (Otoyomegatari, #7)
Release DateFeb 14th, 2015
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Historical, Historical Fiction, Graphic Novels, Comics, Romance, Fiction, Seinen

Reviews 乙嫁語り 7 (Otoyomegatari, #7)

  • David Schaafsma
    I had sort of forgotten I had been reading this series, so needed to go back to my reviews of the first six books. 2 years since I had read a volume! This is gorgeously drawn historical manga set in the 19th century, along the Silk Road, where brides like the one who is focused on here are typically married by 12-13. We get personal stories situated in historical context, of course, and a close look at cultural artifacts and traditions. Strong g...
  • 7jane
    I haven't been commenting on this series yet, but now I will. A series of stories where a man called Mr Smith travels from east of Aral Sea towards Ankara, and seems to be an anthropoligist of some sort (or something), during the latter half of 19th Century. The people of various kinds have yet to experience the devastation of wars, the Soviets, etc. and have strong, sometimes a bit harsh, traditions.Here Mr Smith and his guide arrive to a Persia...
  • Elizabeth A
    In this installment of this wonderful manga series we cut back to Mr. Smith and his travels. He is now in a region of Central Asia where the women wear burkas, and he is surprised to learn that he cannot meet/see the wife of his gracious host. Other than Mr. Smith and his guide, we are introduced to a totally different set of characters.Anis is the only wife of a wealthy man who clearly loves her. She has a baby son. She is so lucky and happy, ri...
  • Anu
    Miten kauniisti voi piirtää joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkkiä yksinäisyyden häivähdyksiä ja sattumalta syttyvää suurta ystävyyttä...
  • Paolo
    Holy shit, this book is gorgeous! A little light on plot, but you'll probably never notice that because you're too goddamn busy picking your jaw up from the floor due to the very sensual nature of the illustrations Mori decided to bless her readers with. Not surprising, really, as the volume is about baths, avowed sisters and the deep friendship between two women. It's handled with a light touch and with enough grace that it doesn't end up feelin...
  • Jennifer
    This volume might come as a surprise to anyone who's been reading the series, which has been so far "family friendly" with brief glimpses of nudity. Much of this volume takes place in the women's public bath, and the women's bare bodies are drawn with loving detail. There's a lush yet innocent eroticism to the story of a sheltered young bride who desperately yearns for a female friend and falls head over heels for a beautiful stranger at the bath...
  • Maggie Gordon
    Another gorgeous volume in the Bride series by Mori featuring a new character and a focus on a type of marriage between two female friends. The art, though more simplistic than previous volumes, is gorgeous. My only complaint is the two ladies we're following aren't very well developed. Their story was a nice aside, but the other brides in this series are much more vivacious and interesting!
  • Miss Susan
    i am continually amazed at kaoru mori's ability to draw extended scenes of naked women without setting off my NO, BITE ME GROSS MALE-ORIENTED FANSERVICE reflexes. i guess it's hard to be bitter when it's in the context of super cute stories about female homosociality and friendship?4 stars
  • Marie Viala
    I had been waiting for almost two years for this book, so when I saw it at the bookshop today I had to grab it. As usual with this series, the art is absolutely beautiful. We got introduced to new characters that seem very interesting, but I'd have one little reproach : reading the author note before the actual book, I was expecting queer women, which would have been amazing, and even though these characters' arc is not over I'm not sure it'll go...
  • Heidi Burkhart
    I have enjoyed each book in this fantastic series, but found this volume, which takes place in the Central Turkic area, to be the most unusual. The story describes a developing relationship between two young women which is cemented by a union called khwahar khwandah. It is like a marriage in many ways. I am sure that you will want to learn more about this very interesting union so will do some searching after the book is finished to learn more ab...
  • Zaz
    The story was interesting on the cultural side, the avowed sisters was a nice custom in a part of the country where the women were hidden. I also liked the cat and the scenes with Anis and her husband were warm and cute. Otherwise, the focus on the public baths (with many nudes) and friendship wasn't really entertaining, it lacked the usual action, emotions, beautiful clothes and the characters I'm invested in.
  • Christina
    On his journey from present-day Mongola to India, the British wannabe anthropologist Mr. Smith stays for a period of time with a wealthy trader and his beautiful, young wife named Anis. As a Muslim woman, Anis is required to remain hidden from Mr. Smith and other male, non-family visitors to the home. Therefore, she often passes her days in complete solitude save for the few moments she spends with her son, Hassan, and the woman hired to care for...
  • Lizzie Darcy
    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cómo la autora se mete por cada rincón de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una región musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la historia en particular de Anis, la esposa joven de un acaudalado señor. Anis muere de ganas por tener una amiga para dejar de lado su vida solitaria, y apela así a l...
  • Kendall H
    I still love Kaori Mori, but this has been my least favorite of her books so far. She mentions in the afterward that her usual style of heavy-in-the-details drawing was absent in this volume, and I missed it. I also didn't connect with any of the characters. I don't understand what Anis saw in Sherine - aside from her body, and the story didn't seem to go in "that" direction. Neither had real depth of character, and I didn't really feel the love ...
  • Amy
    This volume left me speechless. I guess this is what sisterhood really means in a polygamy marriage. Anis is a very generous and noble, borderline with naive character because she is willing to share her husband with a friend that she made in a bath house. A very weird kind of friendship that many modern women wouldn't understand. The art style is gorgeous as always.
  • Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
    Very lush and lavish, much moreso than previous installments. Interesting historically too for the separation of me and women, but that women had, basically, a marriage bond with another woman. Warning, tons of nudity.
  • Beth
    Another wonderful story--this volume features a young lady from around the region of present-day Iran. Lovely illustrations and charming characters as always.
  • Winna
    It is slightly different than the previous stories, though i love the main protagonist. This volume also shows us a different culture, and it is refreshing to learn about them.
  • fonz
    Otra historia"de relleno" y es que, al contrario de lo que yo pensaba, parece que esta es la estructura de la serie, la de una narración principal que se alterna con historias secundarias sobre otras novias, engarzadas a lo largo de la travesía del antropólogo inglés, Mr. Smith, en su camino a Ankara.En este caso se presenta la historia de Anis, una mujer rica de un país musulmán de Asia Central, que sola y apartada en su casa, busca establ...
  • Kathleen
    So Kaoru Mori is also responsible for Victorian Romance Emma, an anime I loved (and a manga I have not yet read but definitely will after this). A Bride's Story is set along the Silk Road in the nineteenth century and it is amazing. The eponymous bride, Amir, is only in about half of the volumes; the rest split off and follow an English anthropologist named Mr. Smith as he tries to get home. After the first two volumes it becomes very slice-of-li...
  • Jennifer
    Nudity warning. For the most part, this volume is devoted to a side story featuring a family hosts Mr. Smith as a guest. In this region, women do not meet their visitors face to face, and they must cover up completely when in public. Given the setting, one would not expect the volume to contain quite so much nudity. However, much of this volume takes place in a women's public bath house, and focuses on relationships developed between women, such ...
  • Laiba Saif
    This was a very interesting volume, and brought a flavor different from the previous volumes. "A Bride's Story", for the most part, focused on the lives of Central Asian women living in more of a rural or village setting. Amir, our protagonist, comes from a partially-nomadic tribe and is married into a rural clan. This arc, however, focuses on a woman living in more of a metropolitan(?) area. Mr. Smith and Ali have arrangements to stay at a wealt...
  • Jera Em
    This was a really neat volume. We get to see some customs of Persia thanks to Henry Smith's traveling. This volume focuses on Anis and her longing for a good friend. I hadn't heard of the custom of avowed sisters (khwahar khwandagi) before but it makes sense that there would be some kind of ceremony for same-sex relationships in the time period; other parts of the world had similar ideas as well even when they weren't called "marriage." It's port...
  • Kassilem
    As always the artwork is really what keeps me interested in this series. The story is good with some great moments, but it's about normal monotonous life in the middle eastern part of the world. So really, it's the artwork that makes the series what it is. It's so absolutely stunning, the depth of these illustrations. Highly recommended just for that. And if you like historical fiction or reading about different cultures, then you might like this...
  • Anniken Haga
    Volume 7 if A BRIDE'S STORY isn't bad. It actually has a lot of interesting facts to it, not to mention characters and the like. But I found the story rather boring. I feel there were some loose threads about the characters past, and while I did enjoy it, I didn't as much as I've liked other volumes of this series. Really looking forward to reading on, though, as it looks like we'll return to life around Amir and Karluk in the next books
  • Fiction State Of Mind
    In this volume we meet the beautiful Anis who lives in a gilded palace with a very loving husband and a beautiful healthy sun. Yet she feels lonely and when she convinces her husband to let her attend the women’s public baths she meets a woman called Sherine and feels an instant affection for her . The two engage in a deep friendship and when tragedy strikes Sherine’s home Anis asks her husband to bring Sherine into their family.
  • Catherine
    Continuing on with this manga series, I think this is my least favorite so far. There is less detail in the artwork & in the story as well - Anis' husband doesn't even seem to have a name & while she doesn't appear to be from that area since she is unfamiliar with women's bath houses & the tradition of avowed sisters, there is no mention of her back story or her culture. Nice story but miss the texture & details
  • Sydney Pacione
    Gorgeous and heartwarmingThe tale of Anis and Sherine, combined with the sweet short story of Karluk’s parents, is a tale guaranteed to tug your heartstrings. Beautiful art, heart melting stories, and a bit of intrigue into Mr. Smith’s life... everything you could want from Kaoru Mori and more!
  • Louise ✨
    This manga was sooo queer coded, I loved it.We follow the story of two different women, one is rich while the other isn't and you can't tell me they don't have a crush on each other.The writer even tell at the end that it come from an ancient tradition called khwahar khwandah and that it was basically a marriage between two women
  • Primadonna
    The story of Anis is a bit heart-breaking. As a Muslim woman, I'd never dream of bringing another woman for my husband. But I can understand Anis' loneliness in this story. She lives in an era and place where ladies shouldn't be seen in public, and her act of generosity and kindness is also fueled with her need to have a companion.