Taishou Otome Otogibanashi (Taisho Otome Fairy Tale) has been a real gem this Fall 2021 anime season. Our first impressions of the anime were incredibly positive and the anime hasn’t disappointed us yet. We’re at episode 8 of the anime currently and we expect it to run for 12 episodes. That means that we’re well over halfway through the anime which calls for a further look into how Taisho Otome Fairy Tale is holding up so far and things are still looking really good. The anime starts with Tamahiko being alone and abandoned by his family after his mother’s death and an accident that made his hand useless. However, one night, a young girl named Yuzuki shows up at his door and claims that she is his bride-to-be. Thus starts the tale of romance between two who learn the sweetness of first love.
1920s, Injuries, and Assumptions
When there are many things that have changed since Yuzu came into Tamahiko’s life, his injury continues to be held against him. When Yuzu fell sick, Tamahiko realized how useless he was because he couldn’t use his hands to care for Yuzu. However, Yuzu comforts him and he feels bad that she is the one comforting him even now. But Tamahiko resolves to strive harder to create a better future for Yuzu because of his constant fear that she will realize how useless he is and leave him.
But of course, assumptions and rumors fly. Burdened by the notorious reputation of the Shima family buying everything with their money, Tamahiko faced much criticism by the doctor who came to treat Yuzu. Speculations that she was simply bought and was made to stay with Tamahiko without her consent were thrown in Tamahiko’s face. This tension adds the element of reality to the whole series, making it enjoyable. Whenever one problem is solved, another seems to crop up and stand in between Tamahiko and Yuzu.
Yuzu and Tamahiko’s Love Story
Despite all odds, Yuzu and Tamahiko continue to grow closer. When Yuzu goes out to the market, Tamahiko worries that she will be ridiculed by everyone and decides to accompany her to the market, melting Yuzu’s heart and our hearts at Honey’s Anime as well. The two find out more and more about each other as they spend time together like Yuzu’s wish to write letters for her friend Midori and Tamahiko’s love for books. Their love for each other progresses with each episode and we can see the fruits of first love already in bloom.
New Characters Are Here!
At first it seemed like the entire anime was only going to be about Yuzuki and Tamahiko since Tamahiko’s family abandoned him. But his sister, Tamako, visits or rather… intrudes his house which seemed like a sign for trouble. However, even though Tamako pretended to be mean to her brother, all she wished was to receive love from her family. Enter Yuzu who is the epitome of care and love. It only takes one meaningful night for Yuzu to break through Tamako’s barriers and care for her. When Tamako finally receives love, her character changes towards her brother as well and they have a better relationship by the end of the episode. While she had been taught that helping people and being there for them was useless, she changed for the better where she wanted to become a doctor with the help of her uncle.
We hope you enjoyed this article! Taishou Otome Otogibanashi is just the amount of sweetness and warmth we need to make the cold winter season bearable. We have some high hopes for the anime as it hasn’t disappointed us yet and we hope that the ending of the anime will be worth it all!
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