English: Hiiro no Kakera: The Tamayori Princess Saga
Synonyms: Scarlet Fragment
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2012 to Jun 24, 2012
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 6.821 (scored by 12075 users)
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SynopsisEvery girl dreams of being an enchanted princess, but how many stop to think about all the grim and horrible things that happen in fairy tales? That's a lesson Tamaki learns all too graphically when she's attacked by creatures she thought only existed in myths! Fortunately, she's rescued by an extraordinary young man: one who's not only part demon; but her future classmate as well, and one of the group of protectors that Tamaki will need if she's going to fulfill her destiny as a Tamayori princess. A destiny that no one's bothered to tell her she's inherited until just now! And if it wasn't bad enough to learn that every plan she'd had for the future has to change, to top it all off, Tamaki still has to start attending a new high school as well!
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Hiiro no Kakera: Mezame no Toki
Sequel: Hiiro no Kakera Dai Ni Shou
Side story: Hiiro no Kakera: Totsugeki! Tonari no Ikemenzu
Characters & Voice Actors
This is my first review, so bare with me please. This will be based on the first 6 episodes released so far.
Hiiro no Karera got my attention when it came out. It is a reverse harem, so you would say it's more for the ladies than the gentlemen. Consisting of 26 episodes in total, the story is really slow paced. Though, I'm a big sucker for reverse harem anime. Just to start off, this anime is based off an otome game ("An otome game (乙女ゲーム otome gēmu, lit. Maiden Game?) is a video game that is targeted towards a female market")
The main heroine is one damsel in distress. Tamaki is a descendant of the "Tamayori Princess" who possesses great power, but through out the six episodes released, there's not much power in there yet. Who knows when she'll get her powers when there's 26 episodes?
Story: 8/10. If you do not like slow paced anime, I would not recommend it. The action of the anime is really slow, but the fight scenes are really well done.
Art: 8/10. Yes, the monsters pretty much looks dull if you watched the first episode, but the fight scenes are well made. I wouldn't compare it to a Fate/Zero or a Fate/Stay Night fight scene, but it is kinda close to it. There's a lot of details!
Character: 8/10. They all have different personalities, plus the characters are also well drawn. You may find the main heroine a bit tad annoying though... It does seems that later on, the anime will have some kind of romance. Because let's face it...there's like 5 men and one lady.
So far, I am enjoying the anime. I do agree that the first episode was a bit disappointing, but I forced myself to watch the second episode. If you liked reverse harem like Neo Angelique, you might like this anime too. People would say this anime is for female, but I do say that the guys would enjoy the anime too.
I've come to love the music of this anime after watching the 11 episodes that are released now. The other reviews for this anime are pretty right. The anime is REALLY slow, but it seems to get better. They could develop it faster, but I feel like if they did, the anime would only be like 12 episodes and really fast paced. read more
Boring. This is the only word I can describe this anime with.
Yes, it's reverse harem made from otome game, so you shouldn't expect much from it, but it fails even the lowest expectations.
The premise is nothing new, but it seems they haven't even tried to make something out of it. Even the bad guys are a common set (and not the best one) that you'd see in any other anime. We have an aloof five year old blonde girl that acts like she's fifty. Eye patch guy, megane guy with creepy attitude and a busty bombshell that everyone's drooling over. You can make a list of tropes out of it.
I saw a lot of reverse harem anime. No scratch that, I had a short period of being obsessed with them so I tried them all. There were really bad ones (Starry sky) and the ones I actually like very much (Hakouoki). Hiiro no kakera is just a bore, it's not bad, not good, there's simply nothing of interest.
And I really hated their use of 3D in making those forest spirits - looks seriously out of place. read more
Harem, boys proctecing one girl, same feeling, etc.
Pretty similar essence, harem, very good looking guys, fights and protecting a girl
Both need to protect the girl,
Some weird monsters,
Has really good looking guys who can fight :3!!! WOOP! Lol xD
Both have a female lead with a special power. Both females have to be protected by a group of good looking male characters with powers and/or excellent fighting abilities. Both shows are romance, reverse harem, fantasy, supernatural and were originally games.
They both have a reverse harem, a girl who hasn't fully awakened to her powers yet, and the end of the world which only the girl can stop.
Both of these Anime contain reverse harem and is of the supernatural genre. They also have similar art format.
Well it's simple to see what they have in common:
• the art style is similar? of course, the artist is the same
• both tv series come from an otome game, with reverse harem genre
• as being reverse harem they both show the usual pattern of a group of boys having somewhat to protect the female protagonist
• still, both series share a strong supernatural factor who doesn't pass on background throught all the story
If you liked one of those you might want to give a try to the another as well!
Have fun watching~
The same artist that created hakuouki created hnk so the style is almost identical. Also the story line is pretty similar with a bunch of guys protecting this one girl. You get the same feel from both even though the settings are different.
There are lots of guys protecting a female protagonist who is considered special in both of these animes.
There is fighting,also with supernatural powers and the setting is similar (although Hakuouki is set in the Edo era).
Handsome guys protecting cute and special girl, a lot of action and good romance stories.
Opening Theme"Nee (ねぇ)" by Maiko Fujita
Ending Theme"Kono Te de Daki Tomeru Kara (この手で抱きとめるから)" by Shuhei Kita
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