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Tears to Tiara

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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
Studios: White Fox
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.281 (scored by 22,523 users)
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Ranked: #24822
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Popularity: #1342
Members: 57,387
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As the Holy Empire rises to power, the neighboring lands begin to gradually fall under its control. The Empire's conquest eventually reaches the small island of Erin, home to the Gael tribe. There, a priestess named Riannon is kidnapped to be offered as a living sacrifice to the demon king Arawn, a malevolent being rumored to have caused untold destruction in the past.

Riannon's brother, First Warrior Arthur, rescues her, when Arawn suddenly materializes before them as a handsome grey-haired man. Hiding his true identity and remaining enigmatic, Arawn pledges his power and leadership to the tribe's cause and joins Arthur, Riannon, and their merry band of friends—including a talented swordsman, an agile hunter, and a group of ecstatic pixies—as they fight back against the Empire, while uncovering the dark secrets of the land along the way.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Episode 1 was pre-aired online on April 3rd. TV broadcast began on April 6th.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ookawa, Tooru
Tanaka, Rie
Gotou, Yuuko
Ishii, Makoto
Nakahara, Mai
Ueda, Kana
Nazuka, Kaori
Tsuboi, Tomohiro
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Ishii, Makoto


Aketagawa, Susumu
Sound Director
Kimiya, Shigeru
Episode Director, Storyboard

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"Free and Dream" by Suara

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#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
Archaeon (All reviews)
"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
Apr 27, 2010
OriginGenesis (All reviews)
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
Sep 25, 2011
DrewNess (All reviews)
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
Nov 25, 2012
Dorcas_Aurelia (All reviews)
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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