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: 6.851 (scored by 14706 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
I am reminded of the Anime called “Asura Cryin'”. The first season came out in April of 2009 and the second came out in October of 2009. The first season of the Anime actually shares a lot of the problems that “Hiiro No Kakera” happens to have. One of the problems happens to be the fact there were signs that the series had potential but the whole first season falls flat.
However, the second season ended up giving those of us who gave it a chance a pleasant surprise. Similarly “Hiiro No Kakera” has the same potential to possibly wow people with the second season that is supposed to come in October. Of course, it also has the chance of falling flat. Even if the second season turns out to be a pleasant surprise the question of whether or not watching the first season just to watch the second is going to come up.
The unfortunate fact is, while “Hiirro No Kakera” shares a lot of the same problems, the problems are more evident then they were in “Asura Cryin”. First, “Hiirro No Kakera” has only two episodes (the first and the last) that draw the viewer in without the use of bishonen to drool over. The rest of the episodes fall flat in their story telling. There was a lot of material that could have easily been condensed and the story line would have still not had a rushed feeling to it.
Second, in the first episode you are introduced to a heroine who is mistaken for being clumsy but really isn't. She's weak, but that is because she's never had training for her abilities like the five males. One would think there would be great potential but what I was looking for didn't show up until the last episode. Instead, we were treated to episode after episode of her having angst fits about how she can't do anything.
Honestly, don't be surprised to see this heroine compared to Bella Swan even if the second season is well done. Some people may call her out for having a fake fatal flaw of clumsiness because she is called out for being clumsy in the first episode. This is despite the fact she really did simply misstep like many other people would have done. And lets not forget the constant angst we got from this character and the fact she's likely to be paired with the bad boy of the group. Yup... she may be called a Mary Sue even though she may not be one.
I'm honestly holding out until second season before I judge her on this regard... if there is a second season. I'm not saying I don't want a second season here, I don't like it when series are stopped in the middle and big plot holes are left. Thankfully too it seems they have the other episodes done already. However, I'm also not sure how well this Anime is going to go over. They can always change their mind if they don't make a profit off of the first seasons DVD sales to recoup the cost for creating the DVDs.
As for the sound, the music is beautiful. The voice acting... not so much. It also grated on my nerves at times. Even if these voice actors have good roles, this just isn't their best. Far from it. Hands down, for those who have NOT picked up the first season yet, I suggest waiting at least until the second season comes out and reading some of the reviews for that, that of course don't gush about the bishonen. Even then... you may want to consider using a wiki to get the information necessary from the first season to watch the second. This was rather painful to watch, and I say this having enjoyed the first and last episodes. 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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