In this story set in the early 1920s, Tamahiko is the son of a wealthy family, but his life is changed forever when an accident cripples his right arm. No longer considered by his father as an heir, he is shuffled off into the country, to live out of sight. The teenage Tamahiko shuts himself in his new home, bitterly thinking of it as the place where he will die. One day, he learns that his father has "bought" him a bride to take care of him, when the young teen girl named Yuzuki arrives at his door. She comes into his life like an innocent ray of sunshine, and Tamahiko's view of the world and his life starts changing bit-by-bit.
I don't really have a plan on writing any reviews. But after seeing this one being almost unnoticed and not getting the attention it deserves I decided to write one. I wanted everyone to know that this manga is one of the greatest hidden gems that was serialized in Jump SQ. This is going to be my very first review, and probably my last so please let me have some of your time and read this.
If you like simple, cute, and pure romance, you'll definitely like this one. No love rivals, ship already sailing at the first few chapters, cute moments between the MC and
the main heroine that will make you grin like an idiot. I tell you this is not your typical shounen romance. This one will bring out your inner fangirl.
The story is simply one of the best stories I've seen and it's not an exaggeration. It's simple yet it really draws you in that you can't stop reading once you've read it. The development of the main character and his relationship with the other characters are the main focus of the story. The comedy and drama are also well balanced. The setting is in Taisho Era Japan, around few years after the World War I. If you're not really familiar with the japanese history, there are explanations along the way so you'll be familiarized about the culture and laws during that time.
The art is good. I can't say anything bad about it. The environment, the scenes, and the characters are well drawn. I admit that the reason why I decided to read this one is because the main heroine at the cover was cute.
Almost all of the characters are likeable. At first you would kinda hate Tamahiko, the main protagonist, because of his gloomy and pessimistic character but as the story progresses, you would understand as to why he's like that and eventually you would come to like him because of his great character development. As for Yuzu, the main heroine, I can say that she's the most likeable character here. I can also say that she's the shining star of this manga. Very cute, cheerful and full of positivity. She's also the reason for the character developments of Tamahiko and the other people around them. For the other characters, as I said, almost all of them are likeable. The people around the main characters are good person. The only characters here that would make your blood boil would be Tamahiko's family (except for the little sister).
Overall, I really enjoyed it. As a fan of romance genre, this one is an instant favorite. I would definitely recommend it for people who loves simple romantic stories. Though sometimes it may caught you off guard with the sudden drama and feels, don't worry cause we all know that there's always a rainbow after a rain.
Now, before I end this review, here are the scores I gave for this manga.
And that marks the end of my review for the manga Taishou Otome Otogibanashi. I do hope that my review would be found helpful to some. I really want people to notice this manga because it's really great. Also, I apologize if there are grammatical errors, for english is not really one of my strongest points. Thank you, everyone for your time. Have a nice day.