The fall 2021 anime adaptation of the Taisho Otome Otogi Banashi manga from Sana Kirioka is getting some new distribution. Australian distributor Madman Entertainment previously set a September 7th, 2022 release for it on Blu-ray. They’ve now formally solicited it to retailers where it’ll be a two-disc priced at $64.95 as a bilingual title for the twelve-episode run. It looks like things’ll be pretty straightforward as it’ll come with the clean theme songs as extras.
The series was directed by Jun Hatori based on the scripts by Hiroko Fukuda. Mayu Watanabe handled the character designs with Synergy SP handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Yūsuke Kobayashi as Tamahiko Shima, Saya Aizawa as Yuzuki Tachibana, Yume Miyamoto as Tamako Shima, Chika Anzai as Ryō, Ayasa Itō as Kotori Shiratori, and Shunichi Toki as Hakaru Shiratori.
The series features the opening theme “Otome no Kokoroe” from GARNiDELia.
The manga by Sana Kirioka began in 2015 and has five volumes out as of completion in 2017. A sequel manga began in the Shonen Jump+ site and had five volumes out as of summer 2020 when it finished.
Plot Concept: The manga takes place in Japan’s Taisho era, and centers on Tamahiko Shima, a young man who lost the use of his right hand in an accident, and now lives in a rural area of Chiba prefecture to take care of his health. One day he meets the naive and devoted Yuzuki, whom Tamahiko’s father bought to be Tamahiko’s wife. Through this meeting, the pessimistic and withdrawn Tamahiko begins to change.