Taishou Otome Otogibanashi

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale

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Synonyms: Taishou Maiden Fairytale
Japanese: 大正処女御伽話
English: Taisho Otome Fairy Tale
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2021 to Dec 25, 2021
Premiered: Fall 2021
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:53 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: SynergySP
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.791 (scored by 6268362,683 users)
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Ranked: #9982
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Popularity: #1563
Members: 147,672
Favorites: 1,173

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Self-styled pessimist Tamahiko Shima lives alone in the mountains of Chiba after losing the use of his right hand in the same car accident that took his mother's life. Deemed incapable by his father and other wealthy relatives, he has been forced into exile; he experiences idle days of reading and sleepless nights of irrepressible angst. True to the Shimas' famous pride and determined not to disgrace his family, Tamahiko is resigned to his new duty—stay in the mountains and wait for death to put an end to his suffering.

However, on one snowy night, Tamahiko's insomnia is interrupted by someone knocking at the door. He then meets the 14-year-old Yuzuki Tachibana, who announces that she has come to be his future wife! Suddenly, Tamahiko remembers his father promising to send him a bride to assist him with impediments to his daily life.

Although she was sold as a bride to repay her family's debts, Yuzuki proves to be thoughtful, diligent, and dedicated to Tamahiko. Will the world-weary teenager prove insensitive to the rare breeze of kindness her presence brings to his monotonous existence?

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"Otome no Kokoroe (オトメの心得) " by GARNiDELiA

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Dec 24, 2021
Do you enjoy an innocent historical romance between two characters tied by fate? Want to experience a show with a healthy dose of charming love? Then, Taisho Otome Fairy Tale might be something that interest you. And just like the title, this is a like a fairy tale with two humans.

Adapted by the manga of the same name, I don't say this lightly about historical romances. Honestly, historical theme shows are often talked about for their battles, history, and overall, cultural context. It's not too often when romance is a central part of the show's context. That's where we meet the fated pair, Tamahiko Shima ...
Jun 21, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The animation is pretty mediocre. No real flash to any of the scenes, character animation is just alright. Although the backgrounds are actually pretty solid. The characters are not all that impressive either, they're not shallow as a puddle, but they are not incredibly deep. The story has decent premise and leads to some fun hijinks, but that being said it's not too involved. The pacing is good for the most part, but the middle struggles a bit. Voice acting is pretty average. It's not lifeless, but it's also not at all impressive. The soundtrack is pretty good and the op/ed is also decent. Overall ...
Dec 24, 2021
This is the kind of show that, if written by a man, would’ve been rightly viewed as an incel fantasy about having a submissive, underaged fuckdoll. However, it’s written by a woman, so it should therefore be viewed as a controlling female fantasy about a short, maidenly goody two-shoes healing her tall, rich, handsome man-baby whose emotionally vulnerability pushes him to rely on her for everything, gazing at no woman other than her. Most of the anime community is male, and most of these men aren’t exactly rolling in women, so the resulting subculture is one that has a warped, rose-tinted view of female literature. ...

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