Tears to Tiara

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  • TV-PG
  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (203)

Tears to Tiara is a Japanese television anime series that aired in 2009 on Chiba TV. The show is an adaptation of a popular Japanese tactical role-playing game of the same name. The anime is directed by Tomoki Kobayashi and produced by Studio White Fox. The show is set in a fictional world inspired by medieval Europe, where humans, elves, and demons coexist. The story revolves around a tribe of Gaelic people named the Goidel. They live peacefully on the southern island of Erin until the Empire of the Holy Britannia decides to conquer them. The Goidel's leader, Druid Arawn, must lead his people to fight back against the Empire and regain their independence.

The main character in Tears to Tiara is Arawn, the leader of the Goidel tribe. He is shown to be a skilled warrior, a powerful mage, and a great strategist. Despite his intimidating appearance, he has a kind heart and cares deeply for his people. He is a man of few words but speaks with conviction when necessary.

The other main characters in the show are a group of women who join Arawn on his mission to free the Goidel from the Empire's oppression. Riannon, Arawn's younger sister, is a kind-hearted girl who serves as Arawn's priestess. She is the only one who can communicate with Arawn's pet demon, which is also one of the main characters. Arthur, Riannon's childhood friend, is a fierce fighter who wields a giant sword. She joins Arawn's group to escape the Empire's army.

Tears to Tiara features a mix of action, adventure, and fantasy elements. The battles in the show are well choreographed and exciting to watch. The show also has a good amount of drama and character development. The relationships between the characters are fleshed out, and there are some touching moments in the series.

The animation of Tears to Tiara is high quality, with attention to detail in the character designs and backgrounds. The music is also noteworthy, with a mix of orchestral and traditional Celtic sounds. The opening and ending themes are catchy and memorable.

Overall, Tears to Tiara is an enjoyable fantasy adventure anime series. The characters are well-developed, the story is engaging, and the animation and music are top-notch. Fans of the video game will appreciate the adaptation, while newcomers will enjoy the show's mix of action, drama, and fantasy elements.

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Words of Power
26. Words of Power
September 27, 2009
Arthur and Arawn are unable to defeat Merkadis. It appears that only Riannon possesses the power to stop him, but she cannot remember how. Her brother and husband continue to fight, giving Riannon the chance to remember what she must do to save them all.
25. Merkadis
September 20, 2009
Having already destroyed both the Obelisk and Resurrection Cauldron, the group defeats the army of golems and proceeds to the top of the tower.
24. Gravitas
September 13, 2009
With the Gravitas enchantment hindering their defenses, Arawn and Ogam split off to find the source.
23. Palladium
September 6, 2009
Together again at Palladium, Arawn and Arthur lead the others into the tower.
22. Dyrnwyn
August 30, 2009
Taliesin's sacrifice has stopped the enemy in their tracks, but Arawn knows that they must act swiftly to defeat them. Their only hope is to retrieve the sword Dyrnwyn.
The Song of Origin
21. The Song of Origin
August 23, 2009
Taliesin gets a glimpse of Arawn's past, which reveals the actions he, himself, must take.
20. Lucifer
August 16, 2009
The 12 Angels in heaven have placed their hopes for the future of humanity in the hands of Merlinus when they give him charge over the new Angel.
Child of the Night
19. Child of the Night
August 9, 2009
The Divine Empire is in ruins, and with the High Council dead, it falls into chaos. A new foe, White Spirits, emerge to take advantage of this vulnerability - or so they appear.
18. Return
August 2, 2009
With the Gael's cornered and their last lines of defense crumbling to Gaius's forces, Arthur and the Brigantes arrive. Arthur calls out to Arawn, who finally awakens and joins the fight, giving his people a new strength and resolve.
For My Friends
17. For My Friends
July 26, 2009
The siege of Avalon has continued for three days. Riannon has led the Gaels in repelling Gaius's troops. Arawn's wounds have healed, but he has yet to regain consciousness.
Reason to Fight
16. Reason to Fight
July 19, 2009
With her husband injured and her brother gone, Riannon must take command of the tribe and repel the invasion of Avalon by Gaius's forces.
15. Candid
July 12, 2009
As the Imperial forces gather around them, Arthur makes the impulsive decision to lead a preemptive strike. As the group passes through the forest, they cross into an area under the enchantment of the Gravitas.
White Spirit
14. White Spirit
July 5, 2009
The tribe is running low on supplies and funds. Arawn takes Arthur and a group to his tomb to collect some of the treasure there.
13. Brigantes
June 28, 2009
Gaius leads another attack on Avalon Castle. Arawn decides to try to form an alliance with the Brigantes Tribe, their neighbors. They go to meet Taliesin, but learn that the Brigantes are in disorder. The chief has died, but without naming a successor.
Threat of the Empire
12. Threat of the Empire
June 21, 2009
Riannon is captured by Gaius and forced to heal his Imperial soldiers. Arthur wants to leave immediately to rescue her, but is cautioned by Arawn not to be hasty. Arawn is able to locate Riannon and determines that she is safe for the moment.
11. Requiem
June 14, 2009
The Rubrum learn the location of Avalon Castle, causing some of the Gaels to suspect that Octavia is a spy.
Noble Swordsman
10. Noble Swordsman
June 7, 2009
Arawn is concerned with how the rest of the tribe will react to Octavia's presence in the castle.
9. Assault
May 31, 2009
Octavia is insubordinate to her superiors and stumbles upon a secret. As punishment, she is sent to the mines, where she is under the orders of an old rival, Lidia.
8. Rubrum
May 24, 2009
Gaius learns that the Senate's own security force, the Rublum, has been dispatched to destroy the Gaels. When Morgan spots their ship approaching, Ogam warns that they are an elite force and should not be underestimated. Arthur ignores his advise.
7. Colosseum
May 17, 2009
Morgan and Llyr, frustrated with their duties, complain to Limwris about their situations.
The Merciless Valley
6. The Merciless Valley
May 10, 2009
The Merciless Valley
5. Londinium
May 3, 2009
Arthur and Arawn try to hunt for food, but find they are in another tribe's territory.
4. Avalon
April 26, 2009
The tribe heads for the elfin city of Avalon, where they meet Limwris and Ermin.
3. Departure
April 19, 2009
The villagers are preparing to leave for Albion, but their ship has been captured by the Imperial Army.
The People of the Vow
2. The People of the Vow
April 12, 2009
Arthur finds where Riannon has been taken, but cannot kill Drwc or else his sister will die.
Demon King Resurrection
1. Demon King Resurrection
April 5, 2009
To protect her village from the invading army of the Divine Empire, Gaelic Priestess Riannon agrees to be the human sacrifice needed to revive the Demon Lord, Arawn.
  • Premiere Date
    April 5, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (203)