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, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.791 (scored by 4241942,419 users)
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Ranked: #9042
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Popularity: #1737
Members: 102,827
Favorites: 901

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Hatori, Jun
Gou, Fumiyuki
Sound Director
Fukuda, Hiroko
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"Otome no Kokoroe (オトメの心得) " by GARNiDELiA

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Dec 24, 2021
Stark700 (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 24, 2021
SingleH (All reviews)
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. read more
Dec 24, 2021
ACasualViewer (All reviews)
In the modern era it would be unthinkable that people could just buy themselves a cute wife, and in most of the world today its outright illegal, however historically people being able to buy others was a sad but very real situation. Taisho Otome tells us a story of a physically disabled boy finding love and a reason to live after his dad buys him a wife who also acts as his caretaker. For an anime about a girl who got sold to a rich boy, this show was shockingly sweet and heartwarming, that is if you can get past the premise.


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Dec 24, 2021
moozooh (All reviews)
Writing a romance story set in Japan in the early 20th century that doesn't feel exploitative is a tall order. Back then, women were still perceived as little more than the property of their parents (namely fathers) with the equally endearing prospect of becoming the property of their future husbands via an arranged marriage. They were mostly uneducated, had very few rights, their career opportunities were severely limited and had all sorts of visible and invisible barriers. Not exactly the best place and time to be born without the fifth limb, as you can imagine. It followed that true romance for a woman of a read more

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