Ranked #3596

Hiiro no Kakera

Alternative Titles

English: Hiiro no Kakera: The Tamayori Princess Saga
Synonyms: Scarlet Fragment, Hiiro no Kakera: Tamayori Hime Kitan
Japanese: 緋色の欠片


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2012 to Jun 24, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.881 (scored by 18,776 users)
Ranked: #35962
Popularity: #967
Members: 43,561
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Every 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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Onizaki, Takuma
Onizaki, Takuma
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Komura, Yuuichi
Komura, Yuuichi
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Atori, Mahiro
Atori, Mahiro
Okano, Kousuke
Okano, Kousuke
Kasuga, Tamaki
Kasuga, Tamaki
Miyake, Marie
Miyake, Marie


Shirohata, Bob
Shirohata, Bob
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Yoshida, Shunji
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director
Nakamura, Yoshiko
Nakamura, Yoshiko

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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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May 13, 2012
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 read more
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Apr 11, 2015
An average high school girl who also just happens to be a magic super special princess goddess.

If this plot is new to you, Welcome to Anime! :D

As of episode 8 we haven't seen her manifest magical powers, though we have heard her say she'll DO HER BEST! *defiant air punch* quite often. But she doesn't have time for magical powers because she's got a lot of gasping, crying and apologising to do. Ad sometimes she has to gasp, cry and apologise at the same time.

She's surrounded by the usual spectrum of protective types, a grumpy supernatural boyband with one of every flavour: there's the nice read more
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May 7, 2012
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 read more
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Jun 24, 2012
Making an anime based off a visual novel is never easy especially one aimed at a specific target audience, or in this case, the female market. There could be mistakes through adaption, the delivering of the characters, or in other cases, not sticking with the story. There is much to be said regarding what can make an extravagent series out of a visual novel these days especially from a series a game that is not too well known compared to some of the more popular series like FSN, Higurashi, etc. Will Hiiro no Kakera carry out the task of getting through the right audience and read more
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-Both reverse harem
-Both involves a sweet, kind princess
-Both involves going on a journey to find the people whom will protect her and guide her to her destiny because their the chosen ones
-The people the princess is searching for all has powers thats meant to protect the princess
-Both main guy lead are very similar in both animes
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These two just seem so much alike O_O Hmm Shogo family instead of sohma family? Mahiro is like kyo with the short temper and charismatic personality, bunch of weird good looking men trying to protect one naive innocent girl? Same art an feeling I think x3  
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