Ed and I Discuss Bride’s Story on Manga Out Loud

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The latest episode of Manga Out Loud features Ed and I discussing A Bride’s Story, a stunning new manga we both enjoyed. Ed dubs me capable of speaking for “all women everywhere in the galaxy”, which I found hilarious, but then we settle down to discuss

  • Kaoru Mori’s earlier series Emma
  • how modern female readers might react to this book
  • comparisons to The Color of Earth trilogy, a very different historical manga; Ed’s insight paired them up, which surprised me, because it never would have occurred to me to think about the two together
  • the episodic structure of the book and its beauty
  • things we’d add to the review if we were writing it now
  • how cool I found the lead character, Amir, and her accomplishments
  • and overall, varied perspectives on culture when it comes to historical fiction

In other podcast news, Ed was interviewed at Fanboy.com about some of his fan favorites.


  1. I bought A Bride’s Story because of your review. I haven’t read it yet, but I am very pleased with the print quality and it is a beautiful hard cover edition. I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for your help :)

  2. So glad you liked it, at least from the outside. :) I hope you enjoy the content as much!

  3. Matt,

    Thanks. Let us know what you think.

  4. I just finished reading A Bride’s story and loved it. I read Emma and thought it would be hard to top but I think this manga is definitely a contender. The humor here and there really made the manga pleasant to read. The graphics were very detailed and spectacular also.

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