True Tears

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Japanese: true tears
English: True Tears
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2008 to Mar 30, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:00 (JST)
Producers: Bandai Visual, Lantis
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.281 (scored by 100630100,630 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #27102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1088
Members: 215,048
Favorites: 925

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Shinichirou Nakagami was living the life other boys from his grade could only dream of—staying under the same roof as prodigal student Hiromi Yuasa. However, the bright and cheerful Hiromi has been depressed and cold at home ever since her mother passed away. While he is the subject of the ignorant jealousy of his peers, rumors begin to spread when Shinichirou meets Noe Isurugi—a girl known for cursing classmates, curses which always end up becoming reality.

Noe curses Shinichirou as well, but two pits are created when you curse someone, and her curse on Shinichirou comes back to bite her in the form of a raccoon to her beloved chicken, Raigomaru. Despite this, she does not shed a single tear; Noe had had her tears stolen. For Noe to be able to cry again, she would need the tears of another, and Shinichirou knows a person whose tears he wants to take away.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


While technically based on a visual novel with the same name, True Tears has an almost entirely anime-original story. The anime is set in Jouhana, Toyama (where P.A. Works Studio is located) and locations from throughout Toyama Prefecture are used as models for the anime.

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"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 (eps 13)


Dec 20, 2021
this anime was seriously something. i went into true tears knowing nothing and expecting nothing. what i got was a surprisingly enjoyable experience, one that kept me hooked, invested and through a trip of various conflicting emotions.

i wont say much because this anime is great to go into knowing as close to nothing as possible. however, if you love drama, romance, comedy, a complex love situation with a huge touch of realism to it, you'll dig this

noe isurugi best girl. all i gotta say.

animation and art are great for their time. aged well? sorta. the cgi is horrific and distracting but it doesnt ...
Jan 12, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Well now lets get this roller coaster of a storyline going now shall we.

I gave this show an over all score of 6 due to the very last episode. This review will have some spoilers for those who haven't seen it. If you don't want spoilers then continue on To another review.

Storyline was ok. You got 5 storylines wrapped into one and they all connect together. We got our main male char shinichiro who loves the main female char Hiromi who just happens to live in the same house hold due to issues that caused her to live there. The mother tells a lie ...
Mar 22, 2022
This was such a frustrating watch for me. I could barely get through it. I'm writing this just to warn others not to waste their time.

I'm not going to hash through the story or character details here, since plenty of others have already done that. Instead, I'll just give my overall impressions of True Tears.

Romance is my favorite anime genre, and I've watched dozens of them. I cry incredibly easily, both at happy events and sad ones. I did not cry once during the 13 episodes of this series. This is because I didn't care a bit ...

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