乙嫁語り 7 (A Bride's Story #7)

乙嫁語り 7 (A Bride's Story #7)

Smith majoittuu matkallaan rikkaan persialaismiehen taloon ja tutustuu paikalliseen ympristn, kulttuuriin ja tapoihin. Tarinan keskipisteess on kuitenkin isnnn suloinen nuori puoliso Anis, joka ei yleens astu ulos talostaan ja jota Smith ei koskaan saa edes tavata. Anis on elnyt hyvin yleellist ja suojattua elm, mutta viimein hn uskaltautuu palbelijansa kanssa Smith majoittuu matkallaan rikkaan persialaismiehen taloon ja tutustuu paikalliseen ympristn, kulttuur...

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Title:乙嫁語り 7 (A Bride's Story #7)
Author:Kaoru Mori
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:乙嫁語り 7
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Edition Language:Japanese
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:190 pages pages

乙嫁語り 7 (A Bride's Story #7) Reviews

  • Primadonna
    Nov 09, 2017

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

    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. ...

    Another wonderful story--this volume features a young lady from around the region of present-day Iran. Lovely illustrations and charming characters as always. ...

    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. ...

    Ahh amazing I am becoming a Manga fan. ...

    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 narracin principal que se alterna con historias secundarias sobre otras novias, engarzadas a lo largo de la travesa del antroplogo ingls, Mr. Smith, en...

    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 volu...

    This series follows a British man in his travels on the Silk Road in the 19th century but he?s mostly a back character to the different women that are featured. This one lacked the detailed costumes the other volumes did and instead focused on the public bath houses. I don?t mind n...

    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 lik...

    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 affe...

    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 a...

    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...

  • Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
    Dec 31, 2015

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

    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. ...

  • Miss
    Nov 11, 2015

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

  • Winna
    Apr 01, 2015

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

    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. ...

    Another wonderful story--this volume features a young lady from around the region of present-day Iran. Lovely illustrations and charming characters as always. ...

    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. ...

  • David Schaafsma
    Jan 06, 2018

    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 her...

  • Beth
    Nov 19, 2015

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

    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. ...

    Another wonderful story--this volume features a young lady from around the region of present-day Iran. Lovely illustrations and charming characters as always. ...

  • Jennifer
    Mar 16, 2015

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • Fiction State Of Mind
    Jan 28, 2018

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

    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. ...

    Another wonderful story--this volume features a young lady from around the region of present-day Iran. Lovely illustrations and charming characters as always. ...

    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. ...

    Ahh amazing I am becoming a Manga fan. ...

    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 narracin principal que se alterna con historias secundarias sobre otras novias, engarzadas a lo largo de la travesa del antroplogo ingls, Mr. Smith, en...

    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 volu...

    This series follows a British man in his travels on the Silk Road in the 19th century but he?s mostly a back character to the different women that are featured. This one lacked the detailed costumes the other volumes did and instead focused on the public bath houses. I don?t mind n...

    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 lik...

    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 affe...

  • Christina
    Feb 21, 2016

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

  • Elizabeth A
    Jul 18, 2018

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

  • Ashur
    Nov 25, 2017

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

    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. ...

    Another wonderful story--this volume features a young lady from around the region of present-day Iran. Lovely illustrations and charming characters as always. ...

    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. ...

    Ahh amazing I am becoming a Manga fan. ...

    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 narracin principal que se alterna con historias secundarias sobre otras novias, engarzadas a lo largo de la travesa del antroplogo ingls, Mr. Smith, en...

    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 volu...

    This series follows a British man in his travels on the Silk Road in the 19th century but he?s mostly a back character to the different women that are featured. This one lacked the detailed costumes the other volumes did and instead focused on the public bath houses. I don?t mind n...

    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 lik...

    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 affe...

    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 a...

    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...

    A different bride appears in this book! A lot of it takes place in a bathhouse, too, so the art's a little different: not as many fancy embroidered surfaces! I love the willowy look of the new focal character, and the contrast with her friend's solid softness. ...

    I don't know what to say about this one. I mean, historically and culturally it seemed very accurate, but I still feel a bit uncomfortable about it. There was quite a few scenes with women at the baths and such. ...

    I was not expecting the lesbian wedding, but I'm not complaining! A very sweet story (with a lot of nudity, incidentally, on the off chance that someone is contemplating it as an age-appropriate gift) that I enjoyed a great deal. ...

    Possibly the gayest thing I've ever read and that is a good thing. ...

  • Kathleen
    Jul 04, 2017

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

    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. ...

    Another wonderful story--this volume features a young lady from around the region of present-day Iran. Lovely illustrations and charming characters as always. ...

    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. ...

    Ahh amazing I am becoming a Manga fan. ...

    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 narracin principal que se alterna con historias secundarias sobre otras novias, engarzadas a lo largo de la travesa del antroplogo ingls, Mr. Smith, en...

    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 volu...

    This series follows a British man in his travels on the Silk Road in the 19th century but he?s mostly a back character to the different women that are featured. This one lacked the detailed costumes the other volumes did and instead focused on the public bath houses. I don?t mind n...

    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 lik...

    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 affe...

    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 a...

    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...

    A different bride appears in this book! A lot of it takes place in a bathhouse, too, so the art's a little different: not as many fancy embroidered surfaces! I love the willowy look of the new focal character, and the contrast with her friend's solid softness. ...

  • Paolo
    Nov 17, 2015

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • fonz
    Nov 01, 2017

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

    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. ...

    Another wonderful story--this volume features a young lady from around the region of present-day Iran. Lovely illustrations and charming characters as always. ...

    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. ...

    Ahh amazing I am becoming a Manga fan. ...

    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 narracin principal que se alterna con historias secundarias sobre otras novias, engarzadas a lo largo de la travesa del antroplogo ingls, Mr. Smith, en...

  • Kendall
    Nov 25, 2015

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

  • Lizzie Darcy
    May 01, 2016

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

  • April Rogers
    May 18, 2017

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

    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. ...

    Another wonderful story--this volume features a young lady from around the region of present-day Iran. Lovely illustrations and charming characters as always. ...

    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. ...

    Ahh amazing I am becoming a Manga fan. ...

    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 narracin principal que se alterna con historias secundarias sobre otras novias, engarzadas a lo largo de la travesa del antroplogo ingls, Mr. Smith, en...

    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 volu...

    This series follows a British man in his travels on the Silk Road in the 19th century but he?s mostly a back character to the different women that are featured. This one lacked the detailed costumes the other volumes did and instead focused on the public bath houses. I don?t mind n...

  • Zaz
    Mar 18, 2017

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

  • Heidi Burkhart
    Dec 27, 2017

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

  • Maggie Gordon
    Feb 09, 2016

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

  • Amy
    Feb 03, 2017

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

  • Anu
    Aug 11, 2015

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

  • Veronica
    May 11, 2017

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

    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. ...

    Another wonderful story--this volume features a young lady from around the region of present-day Iran. Lovely illustrations and charming characters as always. ...

    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. ...

    Ahh amazing I am becoming a Manga fan. ...

    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 narracin principal que se alterna con historias secundarias sobre otras novias, engarzadas a lo largo de la travesa del antroplogo ingls, Mr. Smith, en...

    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 volu...

    This series follows a British man in his travels on the Silk Road in the 19th century but he?s mostly a back character to the different women that are featured. This one lacked the detailed costumes the other volumes did and instead focused on the public bath houses. I don?t mind n...

    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 lik...

    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 affe...

    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 a...

    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...

    A different bride appears in this book! A lot of it takes place in a bathhouse, too, so the art's a little different: not as many fancy embroidered surfaces! I love the willowy look of the new focal character, and the contrast with her friend's solid softness. ...

    I don't know what to say about this one. I mean, historically and culturally it seemed very accurate, but I still feel a bit uncomfortable about it. There was quite a few scenes with women at the baths and such. ...

    I was not expecting the lesbian wedding, but I'm not complaining! A very sweet story (with a lot of nudity, incidentally, on the off chance that someone is contemplating it as an age-appropriate gift) that I enjoyed a great deal. ...

  • Anniken Haga
    Jul 31, 2018

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

    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. ...

    Another wonderful story--this volume features a young lady from around the region of present-day Iran. Lovely illustrations and charming characters as always. ...

    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. ...

    Ahh amazing I am becoming a Manga fan. ...

    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 narracin principal que se alterna con historias secundarias sobre otras novias, engarzadas a lo largo de la travesa del antroplogo ingls, Mr. Smith, en...

    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 volu...

    This series follows a British man in his travels on the Silk Road in the 19th century but he?s mostly a back character to the different women that are featured. This one lacked the detailed costumes the other volumes did and instead focused on the public bath houses. I don?t mind n...

    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 lik...

  • Gabriela Paige
    Jul 09, 2017

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

    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. ...

    Another wonderful story--this volume features a young lady from around the region of present-day Iran. Lovely illustrations and charming characters as always. ...

    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. ...

    Ahh amazing I am becoming a Manga fan. ...

    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 narracin principal que se alterna con historias secundarias sobre otras novias, engarzadas a lo largo de la travesa del antroplogo ingls, Mr. Smith, en...

    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 volu...

    This series follows a British man in his travels on the Silk Road in the 19th century but he?s mostly a back character to the different women that are featured. This one lacked the detailed costumes the other volumes did and instead focused on the public bath houses. I don?t mind n...

    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 lik...

    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 affe...

    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 a...

    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...

    A different bride appears in this book! A lot of it takes place in a bathhouse, too, so the art's a little different: not as many fancy embroidered surfaces! I love the willowy look of the new focal character, and the contrast with her friend's solid softness. ...

    I don't know what to say about this one. I mean, historically and culturally it seemed very accurate, but I still feel a bit uncomfortable about it. There was quite a few scenes with women at the baths and such. ...

  • Marie Viala
    Feb 24, 2016

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

  • Sangeeta
    Mar 03, 2017

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

    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. ...

    Another wonderful story--this volume features a young lady from around the region of present-day Iran. Lovely illustrations and charming characters as always. ...

    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. ...

    Ahh amazing I am becoming a Manga fan. ...

  • Jennifer
    Sep 18, 2017

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

    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. ...

    Another wonderful story--this volume features a young lady from around the region of present-day Iran. Lovely illustrations and charming characters as always. ...

    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. ...

    Ahh amazing I am becoming a Manga fan. ...

    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 narracin principal que se alterna con historias secundarias sobre otras novias, engarzadas a lo largo de la travesa del antroplogo ingls, Mr. Smith, en...

    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 volu...

  • Louise ✨
    Jul 07, 2018

    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 her...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Miten kauniisti voi piirt joutilasta hiljaisuutta, herkki yksinisyyden hivhdyksi ja sattumalta syttyv suurta ystvyytt... ...

    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 aut...

    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? ...

    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 marri...

    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 fr...

    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 visit...

    Amo esta historia. La amo. Me encanta cmo la autora se mete por cada rincn de Asia Central y dibuja las costumbres con ese talento para el detalle. En este caso el volumen se centra en una regin musulmana donde las mujeres no pueden mostrarse libremente ante los hombres, y la his...

    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 Ani...

    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...

    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 friendsh...

    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. ...

    Another wonderful story--this volume features a young lady from around the region of present-day Iran. Lovely illustrations and charming characters as always. ...

    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. ...

    Ahh amazing I am becoming a Manga fan. ...

    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 narracin principal que se alterna con historias secundarias sobre otras novias, engarzadas a lo largo de la travesa del antroplogo ingls, Mr. Smith, en...

    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 volu...

    This series follows a British man in his travels on the Silk Road in the 19th century but he?s mostly a back character to the different women that are featured. This one lacked the detailed costumes the other volumes did and instead focused on the public bath houses. I don?t mind n...

    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 lik...

    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 affe...

    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 a...

  • 7jane
    Jan 27, 2016

    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 her...

    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...