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True Tears

True Tears

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2008 to Mar 30, 2008
Genres: Drama, Romance, School
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.711 (scored by 44629 users)
Ranked: #9442
Popularity: #276
Members: 78,263
Favorites: 625
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comedy drama romance school

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 She, too, is quiet and withdrawn in their house, quite unlike at school.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)

Related Anime

Spin-off: True Tears Specials
Sequel: True Tears Epilogue
Other: True Tears: Raigomaru to Jibeta no Monogatari

Characters & Voice Actors

Andou, Aiko
Andou, Aiko
Main
Iguchi, Yuka
Japanese
Iguchi, Yuka
Yeo, Min Jeong
Korean
Yeo, Min Jeong
Isurugi, Noe
Isurugi, Noe
Main
Takagaki, Ayahi
Japanese
Takagaki, Ayahi
Jeong, Mi Sook
Korean
Jeong, Mi Sook
Nakagami, Shinichiro
Nakagami, Shinichiro
Main
Ishii, Makoto
Japanese
Ishii, Makoto
Eom, Sang Hyeon
Korean
Eom, Sang Hyeon
Yuasa, Hiromi
Yuasa, Hiromi
Main
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori
Lee, Ji Yeong
Korean
Lee, Ji Yeong

Staff

Horikawa, Kenji
Producer
Nishimura, Junji
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Ando, Masahiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Okada, Mari
Script, Series Composition



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Mar 15, 2009
KAMIOPPAI
“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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Dec 6, 2013
xbobx
"-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.
Then, someone might say "What is it worth read more
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Recommendations

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.

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.

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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