10 Anime Like Taishou Otome Fairytale

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Taishou Otome Fairytale is a Japanese manga series by Sana Kirioka. An anime TV series adaptation by SynergySP premiered in October 2021.

Though born to a family of means, Tamahiko Shima grew up without a single drop of love from his family.

After he got into an accident, he lost everything—his mother, the use of his right hand, and his father’s expectations. Since he lost the use of his dominant hand, his father viewed him as a good for nothing and decided that it’s for the best to send him off to the vila in the mountains of Chiba. Tamahiko, thinking this was his final dwelling was just quietly waiting for his demise.

However, one snowy night someone knocks on the door and after he opens it, a young girl introduces herself as his soon-to-be bride who came to take care of him!

These 10 Anime below are very similar to Taishou Otome Fairytale. 🙂

10. The World is Still Beautiful

Nike Remercier is a princess from the Rain Dukedom with the power to create rain with her voice. One day, she learns that she is the one who will have to marry the king of the Sun Kingdom, Livius, because of an arranged marriage deal. Nike fears the future because there are rumors that he is a tyrannical and cruel ruler.

However, when the day of their meeting comes and she finally meets Livius firsthand, she quickly realizes that he is nothing like she imagined!

The World is Still Beautiful and Taishou Otome Fairytale are cut from the same cloth. Both are underappreciated romantic series with lots of moments that will put you in high spirits.

In the beginning, the protagonists are basically forced to live under the same roof. As they get to know each other better, they start developing feelings for each other.

Also, the male protagonist has a dark past and is quite pessimistic about life. With the help of the heroine, he starts to see the world in a completely different light.

9. Snow White with the Red Hair

Shirayuki is a cheerful red-haired herbalist in the kingdom of Tanbarun. One day, her life suddenly turns upside down after she gets noticed by a prince who orders her to become his concubine. She refuses to do so, cuts her beautiful long hair, and flees to the neighboring kingdom of Clarines.

Whilst hiding, Shirayuki runs into a prince Zed who got poisoned by an apple that was meant to poison her. She quickly aids the prince thanks to her ample knowledge of herbs, poisons, and antidotes and joins the prince on his journey back to the Kingdom. After the chance presents itself, Shirayuki decides to follow her own dream—to become a proper court herbalist!

These two historical romance series are much of a muchness. Sweet, slow-brewing romance, likable cast of characters, and laid-back vibes to help you relax.

8. Fruits Basket

Let’s say you want a gentle shoujo-esque anime with a kind-hearted, thoughtful heroine who helps others with overcoming their traumas. Just like Taishou Otome Otogibanashi restored your hope in humanity, Fruits Basket will do the same. Tohru, the heroine, is one of many underrated waifus and reminds me a lot of Yuzu.

The series centers around Tohru, a hard-working and sweet girl who lost both parents and was forced to live in a tent until she moved in with three seemingly normal and handsome guys from The Sohma Family. In reality, the Sohma boys are possessed by zodiac animals!

7. Kaichou wa-Maid sama

A high school girl’s life is turned upside down after a few of her classmates visit the maid café where she secretly works part-time!

Kaichou wa-Maid sama is another rom-com filled with kawaii and gentle moments that will warm your heart. It also has some heart-tugging dramatic moments, though.

I have to also mention that what I love about the couple’s dynamics in both these series⁠—the female is hard-working, powerful, and independent, while the male is protective and respectful of her, which is a great combination!

6. Horimiya

Horimiya doesn’t seem too similar to Taishou Otome Fairytale on the surface, but it gives off the same wholesome vibes. Both of them are romantic comedy series that are worth watching. No edgy stuff, they have a healthy relationship.

Horimiya tells the story of two high school classmates who keep their real personalities secret from their classmates.

One day, they happen to meet unexpectedly outside of school, revealing their real selves to each other by accident. After this encounter, an unlikely friendship forms.

5. The Helpful Fox Senko-san

The life of a young overworked salaryman changes after a seemingly young fox demigod moves in to take care of him.

The Helpful Fox Senko-san is equally heartwarming, adorable, and relaxing as Taishou Otome Fairytale. They show us how unconditional love can heal even the most troubled souls.

4. Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits

Aoi inherited the ability to see ayakashi which are a type of youkai.

One fateful day, Aoi feeds some ayakashi and a demon suddenly appears, claiming that Aoi’s deceased grandfather owed him a huge debt. Aoi, as his granddaughter, should repay the debt by marrying him. She, however, declines the offer and decides to pay the debt off by working!

Both of them are heart-warming stories where the main characters end up living together. The heroine is strong and selfless, helping people around and having a special healing effect on them.

You can expect a charming love story, a plot that’s not too heavy, and attractive art.

3. Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss is, in fact, extremely similar to Taishou Otome Fairytale minus the supernatural elements.

A tsundere male with a dark past and uncertain future ends up living with a cheerful and optimistic teen girl. Despite all odds, she somehow changes him for the better, and the two fall in love.

Both these anime are upbeat, engaging, and beyond cute!

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2. Tonikaku Kawaii

Another uplifting and cute romantic anime series similar to Taishou Otome Fairytale is Tonikaku Kawaii.

It follows the story of Nasa Yuzaki, a boy that gets hit by a truck on the day of his high school entrance exams only to be saved by a dazzlingly beautiful girl, Tsukasa Tsukuyomi. Barely alive, almost passing out Nasa manages to confess his love for the girl. Tsukasa accepts his feelings and agrees to become his girlfriend but only if they get married, to which Nasa gladly accepts.

Upon waking up in the hospital, Tsukasa is nowhere to be found. Years pass and Nasa focuses solely on reconciling with her, to no avail.

One day, an unexpected visitor comes knocking on his door with a marriage form, starting their relationship and marriage.

1. The Duke of Death and His Maid

These two series couldn’t get more similar!

In The Duke of Death and His Maid, a boy got cursed by a witch when he was a child and gained the unwanted power to kill everything he touches. He makes his goal to figure out how to break free from this curse and have a normal relationship with the girl he loves.

Protagonists shunned by everyone because they have a certain disability (or curse) are sent off to live in a secluded mansion. Luckily, they both have supportive, cute, and loyal companions around them who are willing to go to great lengths to ensure that their needs are met. 🙂


Hi, my name is Mia, and I am the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. I am a big fan of esports, games, and anime. When I was around 7 years old, Phantom Thief Jeanne sparked my fascination for anime, and it has never faded!

2 thoughts on “10 Anime Like Taishou Otome Fairytale

  • December 9, 2021 at 10:41 am

    This is really nice post. Some anime I’ll be looking forward to watching. Thanks! I love your blog!


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