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Taishou Wotome Otogibanashi


Alt Names: alt 大正処女御伽話alt タイシャウヲトメおとぎばなしalt 타이 샤 오토메 동화alt Taishou Otome Otogibanashialt Сказка о девушке эпохи Тайсё
Author: Kirioka Sana
Artist: Kirioka Sana
Genres: Comedy ComedyDrama DramaHistorical HistoricalRomance RomanceShounen ShounenSlice of Life Slice of Life
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: 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...
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.3 Ch.22: Eyes of Determination
Sea Otter Scans Sea Otter Scans 3 days ago
Vol.3 Ch.21: Yuzu's Tale
Sea Otter Scans Sea Otter Scans A week ago
Vol.3 Ch.20: Seeking Yuzuki
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Vol.3 Ch.19: Reunion
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482 Comments

Hand holding AND kissing?!!! 2Lewd4me

Damn I'm slow. Father is aware of Tamahiko again and the eldest son is badly injured. That miserable pile of steaming goat excrement is going to demand Tamahiko marry someone 'more suitable' than a girl he bought, isn't he? I've tried to imagine the fathers motivations. I thought maybe he was disappointed in a son he saw as weak and unmotivated to better himself. But every positive spin I try to put on his actions collapses as soon as he shows up and opens his mouth. I still hope that his family will turn out to be better people. After all the scary little sister turned out to be (or became) a tsundere bro-con, right?d

Just think in 20 years time or so America drops the bombs...

And 10 years after that, Godzilla shows up. 

Speculation about how much time they have (before awful things happen) isn't wrong per se… but it reminds me of one of the most valuable Lessons I Learned From Anime & Manga™. (^_~)

 

How much time you're given isn't nearly as important as what you do with the moments.

:wub:  

 

^ Courtesy of Mahoromatic - not a quote, just a lesson. Each episode closes with a reminder of how little time Mahoro has left until she stops functioning (dies). If you couldn't guess, I highly recommend it despite the gratuitous ecchi (mild by today's standards) and the world's most annoying Perpetually-Horny Stalker.

Was Tamahiko the eldest son? I was under the impression that he had an older brother. May need to read it over again, but yeah I think this was also touched a bit in Mademoiselle Butterfly which takes place a little after(Pre and during WW2).

Tamaki is actually the eldest son. 

Just think in 20 years time or so America drops the bombs...

It's September 1923, assuming they get married soon , which needs their parents permission first they'll have a baby in 1924, Japan signed the Tripartite Pact in 1940 so their child, assuming it's a boy would be 16 and it wasn't until 1943 that all males over 20 were subject to enlistment. A child of theirs would still be 19. However WWII ended on  japans unconditional surrender on August 14, 1945. Which may or may not been before he turned 20 and was subject to the draft.

Also this all depends on when they get that dumb asshat Fathers permission to marry which could delay things years, rendering all their child far too underage to be part of the war.  And given that Japan Under the post-war constitution, Japan is not allowed to have offensive military forces. Its Article 9 declares "the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes"

So other than surviving the horrific firebombings raining from above and the war rationing and post war starvation and occupation.. never mind I have no happy note to end this with, it was a suck time to live through.

 

In the late war period, like late 1944-45, I thought the conscription age was down to 16 years of age.

Tamahiko's dad please...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5d5jxJ5vbM

Naaah... this manga's period is that of Taisho era. The reason is that Japan in that period still holds tightly to the "Bushido" way of live with "Honor" and "Nobility" being the two main focus of life. The problem is that "Bushido" hid a terrible dark side where anything less that "perfect" is considered a failure.

 

I think you are getting some things wrong.

 

The Taisho period is referenced as such because of Emperor Taisho and it was a period of economical growth and liberalism, it was before the Showa period that was marked by Japan militarism.

 

Japan militarism used the Bushido but in the Taisho period Japan was adopting more "western" attitudes so no, thats not something normal in that time period someone would act as a pre-Meiji Samurai that didnt even acted that way in the first place.

 

Simply the father is being set as a antagonist to keep the story going, the whole "successor to the family corporation" been done to death and usually in this mold, usually set in contemporary time, its also very flimsy as there is really no reason for him to act in such way during what is a time were martial arts lack any real relevance, it does because otherwise the story would not work.

Naaah... this manga's period is that of Taisho era. The reason is that Japan in that period still holds tightly to the "Bushido" way of live with "Honor" and "Nobility" being the two main focus of life. The problem is that "Bushido" hid a terrible dark side where anything less that "perfect" is considered a failure.

 

Moreover, Male children at that time are considered an extremely important asset especially the oldest, this too comes from the "Bushido" way of life where ONLY male child can succeed their house name. Tamahiko's case happen because he lost his ability to use his right hand AKA his dominant hand, thus he is considered "Broken". In a time period where "Honor" and "Perfection" is basically the primary importance in life, Tamahiko's value had dropped significantly while his brother who is still in perfect health was instead had his value increased to take his place.

 

Why didn't his father abandon him completely? Because it will become a scandal and tarnish the family name. Moreover, despite his "broken" status, Tamahiko is still the oldest male child which means that he is still an asset, a reduced asset but certainly still has some value as "reserve". It has nothing to do with compassion, it is simply matter of reducing the loss.

 

Sadly, this kind of view is extremely common in Japan until the end of World War II where Japan lost and the way of "Bushido" fell by a landslide due to Emperor who was considered the God-chosen ruler lost and gave up, what value is there to "honor". Japan's economic fall after the war didn't help either, "Honor" can't feed a hungry stomach afterall.

Was Tamahiko the eldest son? I was under the impression that he had an older brother. May need to read it over again, but yeah I think this was also touched a bit in Mademoiselle Butterfly which takes place a little after(Pre and during WW2).

this manga is so beautiful, make me happy, sad, feeling anxious, angry even joy <3

What the hell is wrong with this "family"

Y'know, with how the dad still left Tamahiko with proper house, a caretaker, and, I think, even periodically send him money, I think there's still some chance that he's a decent person after all.

Things like discarding him can be passed as tough love or maybe there is proper reason like to keep Tamahiko safe from business' rival, to save family's face, prevent bullying from Tamahiko's peer, shit like that.

In fact, I still have some hope that would be the case, even after that ominous as fuck last page.

I mean, we never see anything from his view.

 

There's no hope for that elder sis though.

Naaah... this manga's period is that of Taisho era. The reason is that Japan in that period still holds tightly to the "Bushido" way of live with "Honor" and "Nobility" being the two main focus of life. The problem is that "Bushido" hid a terrible dark side where anything less that "perfect" is considered a failure.

 

Moreover, Male children at that time are considered an extremely important asset especially the oldest, this too comes from the "Bushido" way of life where ONLY male child can succeed their house name. Tamahiko's case happen because he lost his ability to use his right hand AKA his dominant hand, thus he is considered "Broken". In a time period where "Honor" and "Perfection" is basically the primary importance in life, Tamahiko's value had dropped significantly while his brother who is still in perfect health was instead had his value increased to take his place.

 

Why didn't his father abandon him completely? Because it will become a scandal and tarnish the family name. Moreover, despite his "broken" status, Tamahiko is still the oldest male child which means that he is still an asset, a reduced asset but certainly still has some value as "reserve". It has nothing to do with compassion, it is simply matter of reducing the loss.

 

Sadly, this kind of view is extremely common in Japan until the end of World War II where Japan lost and the way of "Bushido" fell by a landslide due to Emperor who was considered the God-chosen ruler lost and gave up, what value is there to "honor". Japan's economic fall after the war didn't help either, "Honor" can't feed a hungry stomach afterall.

Y'know, with how the dad still left Tamahiko with proper house, a caretaker, and, I think, even periodically send him money, I think there's still some chance that he's a decent person after all.

Things like discarding him can be passed as tough love or maybe there is proper reason like to keep Tamahiko safe from business' rival, to save family's face, prevent bullying from Tamahiko's peer, shit like that.

In fact, I still have some hope that would be the case, even after that ominous as fuck last page.

I mean, we never see anything from his view.

 

There's no hope for that elder sis though.

Not unexpected, but it looks like Evil Dad intends to

spoiler for events through current chapter, 22

It's September 1923, assuming they get married soon , which needs their parents permission first they'll have a baby in 1924, Japan signed the Tripartite Pact in 1940 so their child, assuming it's a boy would be 16 and it wasn't until 1943 that all males over 20 were subject to enlistment. A child of theirs would still be 19. However WWII ended on  japans unconditional surrender on August 14, 1945. Which may or may not been before he turned 20 and was subject to the draft.

Also this all depends on when they get that dumb asshat Fathers permission to marry which could delay things years, rendering all their child far too underage to be part of the war.  And given that Japan Under the post-war constitution, Japan is not allowed to have offensive military forces. Its Article 9 declares "the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes"

So other than surviving the horrific firebombings raining from above and the war rationing and post war starvation and occupation.. never mind I have no happy note to end this with, it was a suck time to live through.

Yeah that's what i also think of...if this one continues up to pre war upto the war itself it will be surely turn to something that Seo kouji would write of...

Because he left them entirely- notice he took his wife's surname. 

Good on him. You don't put up with that toxic family, you put on a gas mask and leg it.

Good on him.

Just started this manga, and was very pleased with it (chapters are up to 22).  It's definitely on my follow list, and I'll also definitely read anything else by Kirioka Sana Sensei.  Plot is interesting, characters are well developed (not just cookie cutter), and historical setting and attitudes are spot on.  Very highly recommended.

TAMAKOOO

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Oh geez...

Spoiler

His father wants to screw things up?? Well, come at me!! I will fight for my OTP! 

11/10  for adorableness. Also, I'm hoping the "father" has a sudden random accident. But I'll wait patiently (lies) for his just desserts. And I hope it's worse than death.

Y'know, Im just wondering how the hell did the uncle turned out so much better than that piece of shit father.

Because he left them entirely- notice he took his wife's surname. 

 Can the rescuers leave one fire burning so Tamahiko's father can jump into it?

Ben Franklin saves the day again.


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