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The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 1

The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 1 by Rei Tōma

The first volume in a manga series. A little girl is mysteriously drawn into a pool and finds her in a far-distant time.

While people understand her, they do not know many words she uses. She meets a brother and sister who take her back to the village, where she's generally convinced she's dreaming. She jeers at the notion of a water dragon god, but is willing to go to his ritual; she thinks her parents will be at all.

It involves skeletons, other gods' commentary on the water dragon and a bet, a past attempt to hide a cat, the prosperity of the village, a fish made of water, and more.

Much is made manifest. (Though not how she ended up there!)
Tags: fiction reviews: fantasy (other worlds), graphic novel/manga

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