The Water Dragon’s Bride Volume 01, by Rei Toma | Manga Review #25


31140418A modern-day girl gets whisked away to a strange land where she is sacrificed to a water dragon god!

In the blink of an eye, a modern-day girl named Asahi is whisked away from her warm and happy home and stranded in a strange and mysterious world where she is sacrificed to a water dragon god! What plans are in store for her, and what will happen when she comes face to face with this god?

A young boy named Subaru comes to Asahi’s aid, but despite his help, Asahi must endure a test of survival! Will she be able to make it out alive, or will she end up being sacrificed?

I found that my local library had the first three volumes of the manga in, so of course i requested them! I’m actually pretty glad that I’d borrowed them from the library, since not only was The Water Dragon’s Bride a fast read, but it was also a very interesting one as well.

My thoughts on this first volume of The Water Dragon’s Bride was that though the story was kind of slow, there is quite a bit of progress that happens–both character wise, and story wise. Which is always an interesting thing to see and read about. Though I’m a little bummed that manga’s aren’t in colour—-at least the ones I’ve read. I feel like we, the readers, miss out on so much when it’s not in colour.

There are two things that I didn’t like in this first volume. They’re just small things that I didn’t like. Anyways! I don’t like Subaru’s mom at all. Ugh. — I also didn’t like how clueless the Water God was towards humans (but what could i expect since the water god was probably never around humans all that much anyway)

What I liked in this first volume was that you can easily tell that Asahi is a child, but you get the sense of her age, when she interacts with the Water God when they first meet. The art style is very pretty, and I love how it’s mostly underwater! I really enjoyed the fact that there were other gods that were introduced to the story. I have a feeling they’ll really liven up the story overall. So far though, they’re great side characters, and I’m intrigued to see more of them.

Most of all I liked that by the ending of this first volume I saw a fundamental change within the Water God.

This first volume of The Water Dragon’s Bride was definitely an interesting start to a manga series. I’m definitely looking forward to reading the next volume to see what happens. Though at this time I’ve borrowed the first 3 volumes that my library had, I’m going to scour other library systems to see if they have the other volumes.

I give this first volume 4 stars! I really enjoyed reading about it, and imagining the colours as well.

Have you read The Water Dragon’s Bride?
If you have, what did/do you think of it?

Happy Reading!
— Adele

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