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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: 7.291 (scored by 21,763 users)
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Ranked: #23812
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Popularity: #1255
Members: 54,853
Favorites: 169


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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
Nov 1, 2009
cherrypixie27 (All reviews)
This seriously needs more reviews!!!
Awesomely awesome show, had me hooked from episode 1. It is a tad gory so beware, but other than that i loved it. One thing that bothered me though was that the characters, while amazingly drawn, etc, aren't extremely fleshed out, so they don't have a ton of personality. Rhianon comes off as a bit flat and helpless, and while she is married to Arawn (not a spoiler, it's in ep 1), not much is said about their union.
Seriously though, great show, i love the mythological and arthurian ideas thrown in, as well as the background music and themes. Enjoy!
Nov 7, 2011
FloraWindcutter (All reviews)
The anime looked good from the beginning and it is pretty mediocre, nothing badass, nothing unique, nothing beautiful, so i think its just the average anime, not really worth watching if you want a badass series to watch its 'meh'

story: 4
this anime... is... somewhat lame in plot development, everything seems too random, i mean, after a certain event they just turn around and say oh this is next... its like, dude??? wtf??? there weren't any good plot buildup at all... and this.... just ruined the anime for me

art: 7
the only thing that's likable about this anime is the artwork, i love the dragon read more
Apr 1, 2012
pinksy (All reviews)
This is the worst anime I have seen to date. The voice acting is horrible. The annoyingly bad celtic accents are unbearable. The story is never developed, the pacing is inconsistent,and the characters are never developed.

The anime starts out with an interesting story arc, but by the end of the second episode that is completely blown. This one episode should have been four. Within one episode a girl is to be sacrificed and the demon king returns to life to destroy the world. Then a twist comes...The Demon King turns out to be on the good side. He then read more
Dec 24, 2015
EfiChan (All reviews)
Shortly: I really recommend it. I watched it 3 times.

Okay, I admit. First time I watched It I found it bit boring at first, but when I got into it, it was difficult to stop. So don't give up so easily (especially not after the 2nd episode, which can make one maybe drop the anime).
In the end, the anime is filled with action, moral questions, humor and more. So, not just useless fights or philosophy.
The characters all differ from one another (and some of them are a bit strange, but that's not so unusual for animes). It adds a lot, as if all were read more
Mar 22, 2017
Gattmartna (All reviews)
A series that has been lost in the sea of Anime shows over time, this review should bring back up to the surface for a brief time so let's get started.

The Story involves a tribal group that have become at odds with the current empire and than are brought into a plot to revive the legendary demon king rumored to bring destruction to all. that plan backfired and instead the demon king allies with the tribe as their new chief and plot to reestablish a long forgotten nation and bring down the current government to be rid of it's influence and corruption while facing a read more
Jul 2, 2015
SirRabbit (All reviews)
Who doesn't enjoy an anime set in a fantasy world with good story, swords and magic, humans, elves, angels, orcs, dragons, and giants?

I thought i would enjoy as much when i watch this anime. However, i personally feel that 26 episodes for this anime is far too stretched out for it. I feel the characters gave too much pointless speeches that made me want to fast forward and just watch the ending. But, i know if i do so, i might miss a few important parts of it.

Somehow, i managed to finish all 26 episodes and in the end i couldn't bring myself read more
Oct 28, 2012
KamiNoHikari (All reviews)
When I first started to watch Tears to Tiara it was really hard to keep watching because I thought it was a real slow-burner yet it turned out to be one of the best shows I've ever watched.

The main characters are all well-conceived and have a strong presence throughout the whole anime. You automatically come to love them.

Some old legends are mixed up in the plot (including the Arthurian Legend e.g.) and give the whole series a kinda familiar touch. The drawing style is very beautiful and so are the opening and ending. The choice of voice actors fits the anime really well, too.

You could read more
Sep 15, 2010
Setsuna200 (All reviews)
This was a ver excellent conversion from a game to an anime not many can make this trasition well Tears to Tiara is one of the few to make it. The Original Japanese Audio and English Dub are excellent. The Series feels like it is out of lord of the Rings. Baseson has made another big sucess. I have never played this game but this series is incredible their is drama and action which keeps me interested in this series. If you like Lord of the Rings then I can guarente you will love this series
Apr 13, 2017
Dunedane (All reviews)
This was a very enjoyable show, it's hard to believe the tag that says its based on an eroge. I had some problems with the clothing designs of characters, but was able to get passed it. This anime also decided to use a lot of names familiar to Western audiences, mainly from Arthurian lore; this is something that happens in a lot of anime and tends to annoy me. I didn't like the way they portrayed the Elven race in this, but a solid plot and a few great characters were more than enough to overcome the flaws I saw.

This anime definitely read more
Dec 8, 2016
Ecchi-wow-wa (All reviews)
I'll make this short, It's nearly impossible to like a series when the main character is so unappealing. You would think the demon king/fallen angel would have some charisma or attitude, nope. The guy was dull, and yet every single women he came across would just had to fall in love with him and he would take them as his wife. Now I don't mind a good harem every once and a while but the way they did it in this show just seemed sleazy and to some extent pointless after a while. Nothing they could have done would have detracted from the horrible read more
Jul 29, 2016
Biogundam (All reviews)
Warning this review may contain spoilers.

First impressions, so we got a fantasy story about a demon king that has been brought back from the dead by a person who wishes to use his power to take over the world, sounds like your general plot for a generic.

Story, 5/10

The story of tears of tiara.
Is about this rouge priest from the holy empire named drwc.
Who kidnapped the daughter the late leader of the geal clan who name is Rhiannon
In order to sacrifice her in a ritual so he can resurrect the demon king so he can take over the world. After her brother named read more
Feb 22, 2013
joannamay778 (All reviews)
If you are a fan of dubs like me you are out of luck with this one. The story characters and such were okay but the voice acting made me want to shoot myself in the foot. The girls have bad britishy irishy ascents and the head knight or whatever sounds Indian. It gives me a headache.