This is the first time I'll be writing a review here on MAL so please forgive me if it's unappealing. I'll try to keep this review as spoiler-free as possible.
Taishou Otome revolves around a pre-modern Japan setting in the Taishou era estimated during 1912 to 1926. The story follows Shima Tamahiko and how he deals with his depression of being thrown away by his family with the appearance of Yuzuki, whom is his bride to-be purchased by his father. Although it's nothing special, it's a nice change of pace from the modern setting of romance stories so definitely check out if you're a historical
I don't dwell too much on this as I think each artist have their respective unique artstyle, but the art for Taishou Otome for it's characters were okay. Nothing too phenomenal. What caught my interest was the background of places and setting as it's set in pre-modern Japan.
I'll just say this. The MC Tamahiko is nothing new. He's basically a son of a very rich family back in the days. He might come as unlikable during the early chapters but there is plenty of good reasons as to why.
Our heroine, Yuzuki on the other hand is a cheerful and bubbly girl whom is the complete opposite of him. The synergy between these two really shows and it's a complete treat to see how they've grown and matured by the end of the story. The supporting cast are also very likable. Even the 'antagonist' have something reasonable to their actions.
For each chapter, I just have this mixed feelings of turning the pages quickly to get to know what happens next and slowly try to imagine myself in place of the characters if I were to live in the Taishou period myself. I never find myself bored (even after binging more than 2 hours)
Also, this manga is free of unnecessary ecchi scenes, third wheelers, illogical, love rivals, harems, and all of that toxic.
In the end, I highly recommend checking this out just for a change of pace for all of the modern settings manga that are so many nowadays. It's a great and fluffy love story and quite logical with just the amount of drama that makes you care about the characters. A great read!