Something that I wish more US publishers would pick up on doing in order to, you know, promote and talk about their works more in a way that could spread to more than the usual outlets, Japanese publisher Enterbrain is celebrating the release of the fourth volume of the highly regarded A Bride’s Story this week by putting out a three minute video showing off the work. The series, by Victorian Romance Emma creator Kaoru Mori, started back in 2008 and is making slow but steady progress as one might expect. The series has been picked up for a US release with Yen Press starting it off this time last year and has just released the third volume (Review), all of which have gotten fantastic treatment in hardcover form.
Plot Concept: At the age of twenty, Amir is sent to a neighboring town to be wed. Her surprise at learning her new husband, Karluk, is eight years younger than she is is quickly replaced by a deep affection for the boy and his family. Though she hails from just beyond the mountains, Amir’s clan has very different customs, foods, and clothes from what Karluk is used to. As the two of them learn more about each other through their day-to-day lives, the bond of respect and love grows stronger.