Shueisha is listing a spinoff novel for Sana Kirioka‘s Taisho Otome Otogi Banashi (Taisho Maiden Fairytale) manga titled Taisho Otome Otogi Banashi: Tomo ni Ayumu Shunkashūtō (Taisho Maiden Fairytale: Let Us Walk Through All Four Seasons Together). Hamubane is penning the novel, which will ship on October 4.
The novel will feature four short stories, as well as a “what if” fantasy world spinoff short story with an accompanying eight-page manga drawn by Kirioka.
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 Through this meeting, the pessimistic and and withdrawn Tamahiko begins to change.
Kirioka launched the manga in Shueisha‘s Jump SQ. magazine in 2015, and the fifth and final compiled volume shipped in October 2017. Kirioka serialized the Showa Otome Otogi Banashi sequel manga on Shueisha‘s Shonen Jump+ website and app, and Shueisha published the manga’s fifth and final volume in July 2020.
Kirioka is drawing a new spinoff manga for the series titled Taisho Otome Otogi Banashi: Enseika no Shokutaku (A Pessimist’s Dining Table). The manga debuted on the Shonen Jump+ website and app on July 23.