Hanaoni’s art isn’t as pretty as some of Otomate’s other works like Moujuutsukai to Oujisama or Clock Zero, but it’s quite interesting. Especially if you like the concept of demon’s brides.
For sixteen years, Asagiri Kanna’s life was filled with pain and scars. Even her mother, her only family, avoids her for a reason she doesn’t know. Then on her 16th birthday, a demon named Shizuma Mitsuaki suddenly comes to pick her up. From him Kanna learned that she’s actually a demon’s bride, and she was taken to Kigasato High School where all the demons live. Her groom is Kitou Kaki, the head of all demons, and he’s not pleased with her arrival…
Demons are a powerful race that surpassed humans in every area, but every demon born is always a male. In order to reproduce, they hunt down pregnant human women, threatening them to give their babies to be their bride once she grows up. Every bride has a flower mark on her chest, given by their demon. This mark attracts males around them and so the brides need to be protected at all times. The demon who give the mark would send his guardians to guard her until she’s 16, then take her to Kigasato so she can marry her demon.
Kanna has never received that protection.
As the head of the demons, Kaki has three guardians known as the three wings / 三翼 who should be guarding Kanna. But he never told them about the existence of his bride, so Kanna had to endure all the attacks from the guys around her without any protection ever since she was born. Since Kaki is the strongest demon, the charm given off by his mark is especially strong too. By the age of 16, Kanna has turned into a quiet, emotionless girl thanks to all the hardships she had to go through.
Right on her first day in Kigasato, Kanna had to attend her wedding ceremony with Kaki. She was attacked by some jealous brides during the preparation, and her groom didn’t come until it was really late. Not to mention he only drank from the cup and left her alone. When Kanna finally escaped from the hall, she bumped into Kaki and this time he tried to kill her. The three wings couldn’t let him do what he wants, so they “court” Kanna in order to make it easier for them to protect her.
There are times when it doesn’t work out between a demon and his bride, so another demon can “court” her if he wanna make her his bride. What does it mean? Yes, Kanna now has FOUR groom candidates instead of one. By engraving their marks on her chest, the guardians can hear and locate her easily if she calls them. Since she’s the head’s important bride, she lives in the staff building instead of the dorms. She can’t possibly live with Kaki after what happened, so she stays with the three wings instead. There’s also their gentle helper, Sahara Moegi, who’s always there for Kanna as a friend.
..and she’s the only girl who’s genuinely nice to Kanna in the whole game. No, really.