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 Through this meeting, the pessimistic and and withdrawn Tamahiko begins to change.