“Bride Of The Demon – I Was Sealed As His Prey” is seemingly a supernatural tale about a demon and some girl he wants to make his bride, or something.
|Alt Titles||Oni no Hanayome Karada ni Kizamareta Emono no Shirusi, The Demon’s Bride: Marked as his Prey by the Seal on her Body, 鬼の花嫁～カラダに刻まれた獲物の印, Oni no Hanayome – Karada ni Kizamareta Emono no Shirushi|
|Licensed||Yes, Renta!, Coolmic, Pocket Comics|
|Genre||Drama, Romance, School Life, Supernatural|
“If I get you pregnant, you’ll have no choice but to be my wife.”
The boy who suddenly appeared before Rin is her fiance!? But his true form is that of a man-eating demon. Rin’s parents passed away when she was little and she has been living with her brother ever since, caring for the family shrine.
One day, she meets a transfer student, Suo Kusa. He kisses the birthmark on her neck as he exclaims “I finally found you…!”
Suo tells her that they’re childhood friends and he moved back to town to see her, but she doesn’t remember anything. Then she ends up witnessing his true form… that of a demon!
“It’s your fate to become my wife!” he whispers as he pulls her close…
I wish I had read the summary before I even wasted time reading some of the chapters… Needless to say, I’m not a huge fan of this comic. My first impression of it is quite poor and thus, I can’t with good conscious recommend it to anyone.
This is a first impression, so it might be better later on, if you manage to read on.
Sure the comic only has 7 chapters so it’s a short story, so if you can read it for a cheap cost, go for it. But the plot seems to be quite basic and misogynistic. A demon who has marked some woman to be his bride, there’s probably hundreds of stories out there with better plot than this.
Even so, sometimes a poor plot can be saved by good dialogue, witty characters or good art. I honestly can say this has none of the mentioned plus points. The dialogue is average at best. As for the characters, they’re cringeworthy – especially the brother.
Our female lead’s brother is quite creepy since he literally watches her sleep. You’re not children anymore, grow up.
The art did initially look decent, but then I saw an arm that was way too short and my hopes shattered. I can stand wonky art when it’s not super “in your face” with it. Yes, I am picky with my stories.
And of course, our male lead starts in the same class as our female lead. Where haven’t we seen that before. Oh I don’t know, in like every romance series ever. Now, it wouldn’t surprise me if he ends up sitting next to her in the class as well, it’s just that much cliché over the story.
Recommendation: Not worth reading, really. But if you like demons and romance, you can always check it out. It might become better later on.