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Taisho Maiden Fairytale - What We Know So Far

"Taisho Maiden Fairytale" is an upcoming romance anime from animation studio Synergy SP. It is based on the popular manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Sana Kirioka and published in Shueisha's "Jump SQ" magazine in 2015. The series is set during Japan's Taisho Era (1912-1926) and tells the story of two Japanese teens who are sent to live together as husband and wife in Japan's more rural countryside by members of their affluent family.

According to Anime News Network, the upcoming show will be directed by Jun Hatori, with character designs from Mayu Watanabe, writing from Hiroko Fukuda, and music by Yasuharu Takanashi. With a decent amount of time left before the show's fall release, there is much to go over regarding "Taisho Maiden Fairytale's" release date, characters, and plot. Here is what we know so far about the upcoming anime, set to stream through Funimation upon release.

When will Taisho Maiden Fairytale be released?

The anime adaptation of "Taisho Maiden Fairytale" was originally announced in 2020 during a stage presentation at Shueisha's yearly manga expo, Jump Festa (via Anime News Network). The show was announced with a non-specific fall 2021 release date in mind. Shortly after, Japanese anime distributor Pony Canyon released the show's first promotional video. The anime's second promotional video, uploaded in July 2021, revealed that "Taisho Maiden Fairytale" is set for an October 3 release date.

A panel held by Pony Canyon during Anime EXPO Lite 21 later revealed that Funimation will be responsible for internationally streaming "Taisho Maiden Fairytale." It is uncertain if the anime streaming service plans to release an English dub for the series. If so, Funimation will likely not simulcast that version, and instead release it at a later date following the initial debut of "Taisho Maiden Fairytale" on their streaming platform.

Who is in the cast for Taisho maiden Fairytale?

So far, the creators behind Taisho Maiden Fairytale" have revealed six different characters and their associated voice actors. The most important, and by that we mean the protagonist, of this story is Tamahiko Shima. Shima is a wealthy Japanese teen who is sent to live in the mountains after an accident results in the permanent paralysis of his arm. He is voiced by Yūsuke Kobayashi. The protagonist, and Tamahiko's love interest, is Yuzuki "Yuzu" Tachibana, played by actress Saya Aizawa.

This dynamic duo is joined by a small group of other major characters. This includes Tamahiko's relative, Tamako Shima (Yume Miyamoto). Further characters include Ryō Atsumi (Chika Anzai), Kotori Shiatori (Ayasa Itō), and Hakaru Shiatori (Shunichi Toki). Unfortunately, there are not many details regarding these characters' specific roles with "Taisho maid Fairytale's" story. Fans will have to wait until the show actually releases before they learn how these characters combine to form an interesting narrative.

What is the story of Taisho Maiden Fairytale?

Set during Japan's Taisho period, "Taisho Maiden Fairytale" focuses on Tamahiko Shima. A young and cynical teen from a wealthy family, a tragic accident results in the permanent paralysis of Tamahiko's arm and the death of his mother (via Myanimelist). Due to his injury, Tamahiko is ostensibly disowned by his father, and is sent into something of an exile to the rural section of Chiba prefecture.

Tamahiko's life takes an upward turn, however, with the appearance of Yuzuki Tachibana, a woman sent by Tamahko's father to be his wife. With the help of Yuzuki's affection, Tamahiko's downtrodden personality begins to brighten. However, things get more complicated with the appearance of other colorful characters from Chiba prefecture.

Now surrounded by friends and loved ones, Tamahiko is able to build a happy life for himself despite his injuries. How he goes about this, however, will be left for fans to discover when "Taisho Maiden Fairytale" releases on October 3.