Ranked #2088

Tears to Tiara

Alternative Titles

English: Tears to Tiara
Japanese: ティアーズ・トゥ・ティアラ


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2009 to Sep 28, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.351 (scored by 18,797 users)
Ranked: #20882
Popularity: #985
Members: 45,400
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In a world resembling the middle-age. A girl, Riannon, is set to be sacrificed to appease a resurrected demon lord, Arawn. As her brother Arthur attempts to rescue her, Arawn defies those who resurrected him and frees Riannon from her captors, which leads to Riannon admiring him.

This eventually leads to a party of companions being assembled for adventure, with Arawn acting as the leader.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Ookawa, Tooru
Ookawa, Tooru
Tanaka, Rie
Tanaka, Rie
Nakahara, Mai
Nakahara, Mai
Ishii, Makoto
Ishii, Makoto


Iwasa, Gaku
Iwasa, Gaku
Kobayashi, Tomoki
Kobayashi, Tomoki
Nakamura, Kazuhisa
Nakamura, Kazuhisa
Episode Director, Key Animation, Assistant Animation Director, Animation Director
Kimiya, Shigeru
Kimiya, Shigeru
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(2/26)

Episode Title Aired
1 Revival of the Demon King
Maou Fukkatsu (魔王復活)
Apr 6, 2009
2 People of the Covenant
Seiyaku no Tami (誓約の民)
Apr 13, 2009

Opening Theme

"Free and Dream" by Suara

Ending Theme

#1: "Blue sky, True sky" by Aira Yuuki (eps 1-18)
#2: "Weeping Alone" by Aira Yuuki (eps 19-26)
#3: "memory" by Suara (ep 26)

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Sep 30, 2009
"There is no easy way from the earth to the stars,
Fire is fed by the wind and extinguished by the wind,
Grant us peace."

Okay, now I will admit one thing here. I have been itching (that's right, itching), to review this series from around episode 6. There's very few shows that have that effect on me, and almost every one is a special case. This one is no different, not because the show is actually good, or because it's well animated, or even because it has a good soundtrack. I've been wanting to review this show because of the things that inspired it's creation, and by read more
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Apr 27, 2010
THEME. The themes of this story was indeed not something to be awed for bewildering unexpectedness; The themes are not very new and are often discussed in many literature. Some of these literature are dated as far as back as the Egyptian and Babylonian times. Not telling what the themes are~~
CHARACTER'S MOTIVATION. Frankly, the motivation of the characters in Tears to Tiara was a cliche. I'll give you a hint, "mamoru" is a big key here and for otakus, this key word "mamoru" is very redundant because it's used in many of the animations currently distributed today to provide characters a motivation.
CONFLICT. I like read more
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Sep 25, 2011
I saw good reviews and thought this series was exactly what I was looking for. An RPG style sword and magic adventure. While it has action and a good plat/storyline.... the characters are boring and repetitive. The episodes are always broken up by long and needlessly drawn out conversations. Practically a visual novel.

The art style is pretty good, the outfits and landscapes looked great. Fight scenes were nice and bloody. However the background music was very repetitive throughout the series, the same three or four tunes that were straight out of a 1995 RPG game. Almost as annoying as the dialogue. The word 'Mamoru' read more
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Nov 25, 2012
Tears to Tiara is not so much a spiritual successor to Utawarerumono as it is a remake with a change of setting. Both shows were directed by Tomoki Kobayashi, with the production studio being Oriental Light and Magic. Both are adaptations of a tactical RPG/visual novel game from AQUAPLUS, and while the grand sweeping fantasy story is a departure from most visual novels turned anime, the original creators clearly only had the one diversion from the standard. The lack of originality here is frustrating for anyone who has already seen Utawarerumono. Nearly the entire ensemble of characters immediately draw comparison to counterparts in the other read more
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