Ranked #1244

True Tears

Alternative Titles

Japanese: true tears

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2008 to Mar 30, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Lantis
Licensors: Bandai Visual
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: Drama, Romance, School
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.611 (scored by 56,075 users)
Ranked: #12442
Popularity: #396
Members: 103,079
Favorites: 718
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Synopsis

Shinichiro is a student living in what would be a dream come true for most high school boys, but for him is mostly a frustration. A well-liked girl in school named Hiromi has lived in his house for a year along with his family. Her father was a close friend of the family, and when he died they immediately took her in. She is popular, always smiles, is talented in sports—but Shinichiro knows there must be tears inside her. Having an artistic tendency, he makes watercolors of her and thinks about wishing to ease her tears. Yet, he cannot bring up the nerve to talk to her even in his own home. She, too, is quiet and withdrawn in their house, quite unlike at school. Shinichiro is also distracted by teasing from his friend Nobuse for watching Hiromi from afar, a curse of bad luck from a strange girl named Noe, and being forced to perform Muhiga dancing. By helping Noe, he hopes to ease his own problems, yet he seems to have difficulty helping himself.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Isurugi, Noe
Isurugi, Noe
Main
Takagaki, Ayahi
Japanese
Takagaki, Ayahi
Yuasa, Hiromi
Yuasa, Hiromi
Main
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori
Nakagami, Shinichiro
Nakagami, Shinichiro
Main
Ishii, Makoto
Japanese
Ishii, Makoto
Andou, Aiko
Andou, Aiko
Main
Iguchi, Yuka
Japanese
Iguchi, Yuka

Staff

Horikawa, Kenji
Horikawa, Kenji
Producer
Nishimura, Junji
Nishimura, Junji
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Ando, Masahiro
Ando, Masahiro
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(0/13)

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Opening Theme

"Reflectia (リフレクティア)" by eufonius (eps 1-12)

Ending Theme

#1: "Sekai no Namida (セカイノナミダ)" by Aira Yuki (eps 1-12)
#2: "Reflectia (リフレクティア)" by eufonius (ep 13)



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KAMIOPPAI
Mar 15, 2009
“Because I gave my tears away.”

That was the line that first introduced me to True Tears. Now I would like to use this same line to introduce you all to this realistic romance series. The True Tears legacy began with very disappointing visual novel sales that ranked it as 41 among the 50 newly released visual novels at the time. Shortly after the visual novel came a live action film of True Tears that resembles closely to the game. So now you must thinking the anime is naturally just another adaptation to the visual novel as well right? Wrong!

The anime version of True Tears shares read more
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ethann
Oct 10, 2008
True tears is a story that focuses on the life of a high school student and his interactions with the three heroines of the story. The story focuses on the romance and drama in the lives of the characters.

I think that the storyline was one of the best i have seen for a 13 episode anime. It was just the right length for such a story. The anime incorporates a lot of realism and really brings out the drama of a love triangle. The story looks at love from a path less ventured on and is different from your typical love story. Some may call read more
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xbobx
Dec 6, 2013
"-What are tears?
-Let's see, when you're sad...
-Not when... what are tears?
-Well, to keep your eyeballs clean and moist the tear glands secrete..."

True Tears was P.A. Works' debut anime as a solo independent company. It wasn't based on a manga, light novel, visual novel, anything, it was a original production. Because of this, the studio was considered careless by a considerate percentage of the critics, however, this helped increasing the series' audience at its premier, it was an audacious move after all. With the show progressing and popularity constantly increasing, it prof itself a well played market strategy.
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Master10K
Feb 17, 2008
True Tears is a fairly typical Slice of Life, Romance, Comedy, Drama based on an unusual theme of tears (amongst other things); nonetheless it’s just another “visual novel” – to – “anime adaptation”. From the beginning the story is pretty ordinary, for this type of anime, as it has a male protagonist (Shinichirou) and it introduces him, his surroundings and the heroines involved in the story (Noe, Hiromi & Aiko). However it is really difficult to tell what the story is entirely about or where it is headed, until things reach a certain point. That is when some major developments arise but it’s a shame read more
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Ef and True Tears are a perfect match to the point that they could almost be mistaken for the same franchise. Both are Highschool romance anime that avoid many of clichés of the genre to focus on love triangles, keeping the emotional development of the characters as their primary goal. In visual terms they present very solid animation values with gorgeous background art that shines mostly in the sky scenes. Fanservice free, these are titles that handle their potentially jaded subject matter with maturity and in a serious, thoughtful and highly emotional way. Fans of one are encouraged to check out the other.
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reportRecommended by Nocturnal
Anime: Kimikiss Pure Rouge
Similar art with both dealing with the relationship of more than one person.
While in True Tears it is mostly focused on one male main character and his relationships and putting the other a bit in the background, are in kimikiss two male leads. 
reportRecommended by Mathes
Anime: H2O: Footprints in the Sand
Both slice of life, bit dramatic. Also they started airing around the same time =) 
reportRecommended by Shinbou
Anime: White Album 2
It's a story of romance and teenage angst.

Both have shown to be more realistic than having standard archetypes for both protagonist and heroines.

Both also deliver a very compelling story with strong music.

In differences, True Tears looks more stronger in terms of animation and coloring, but White Album 2 seems to have the stronger soundtrack. However, it is based around music at first, so having weak music would've been a huge negative.

If one wants compelling, yet dramatic love stories, these are definitely good together.  
reportRecommended by JcobtheKid
Anime: Air
Has a laidback vibe to it like True Tears does, a strange girl, a realistic girl, and a girl who closes herself off from others. Progresses very well, highly recommended if you're into Air. 
reportRecommended by Taksun
Anime: Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
Both have characters with tragic circumstances with a dramatic/realistic plot (kimi ga is more intense ) and both series look at love from a destructive side and how one can hurt the other when falling in love-kimi ga is focused on one guy and his relationship with two tragic females and true tears is focused on three males and three females with lots of jealousy ,desperate love ,so if u liked true tears u might like kimi ga nozomu eien as well ......
 
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