Tears to Tiara is…


Well, for me and those who have played through the game, the anime sure does make the awakening scene extra melodramatic. But it’s not bad, not bad at all.

Man I can’t wait to watch the next episode now. And Riannon really has some FABULOUS hat in this version. Much prefer the original version actually. Arthur too. He kinda looks like a girl if you look at him from the wrong angles.


  1. leethal Said,

    April 8, 2009 @ 4:21 am

    ahhhh! omg, kurogane, u should take a little break from doramas n boobs, and blog ur thoughts of super-saiyan-Negi 2nd form pwnage, pretty plox? <.<

  2. Gotank Said,

    April 8, 2009 @ 7:36 am

    Wohoo! Finally a blogger that doesn’t seem to hate Tears to Tiara for whatever reason. I’ve played through the VN as well, and liked it a lot. Hope the anime does it justice.

  3. kiryuu Said,

    April 8, 2009 @ 7:40 am

    omni seems to like it as well.

    and agreed on negima.. looking forward to your thoughts Kurogane ^^

  4. Sniperk Said,

    April 8, 2009 @ 8:30 am

    Watched too. Not too bad but that whole eating the apple together didn’t go down my throat yet…

  5. Cho_Hakkai Said,

    April 8, 2009 @ 10:56 am

    Unfortunately, the sub for this anime is in Malay.

  6. Gamen Said,

    April 8, 2009 @ 11:01 am

    It better be good, so far it’s the only anime of this season I’m watching!

  7. Dakkar Said,

    April 8, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

    Actually, the events covered so far looked better in the anime compared to the game. They left off certain details, so I don’t know if whose who haven’t played the game are confused or not, but at least the first scene at the village wasn’t as much of a drag as I remember it to be in the original. Well, anime being more dynamic is something to expect, and so far it works for the better.
    Character design seems to be based on PS3 version, which is NOT R-Rated, and I guess they tried to make it more appealing to the corresponding audience. Still, not bad at all, although Arthur’s new looks suggest that he might join Arawn’s harem as well :D

  8. fangzhao Said,

    April 8, 2009 @ 6:32 pm

    This show’s got the “weirdest range of character names” award down pat.

  9. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    April 8, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

    @fangzhao: Their names are all taken from ancient European lore. For example, Arthur is a clear reference to the legendary King Arthur. In fact, he does pull a sword out of stone later on.

  10. Dakkar Said,

    April 8, 2009 @ 9:24 pm

    Entry on the original Arawn in wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arawn
    There you can also see such names as Pwyll, Rhiannon, Taliesin, etc, etc… It’s just celtic mythology… abused :)

  11. The Hordesman Said,

    April 9, 2009 @ 1:55 am

    Dakkar: You can’t abuse mythology, unless you are Dan Brown, or give Thor blonde hair (which would technically also classify you as a nazi!).

    First I believed this was another run-to-the-mill eroge adaption with a fantasy twist, but after seeing the first episode I felt this was indeed a spiritual successor to Utaware, and rejoiced.
    Since they can’t do that godawful ending again, this may become a truly good show, the budget seems high too.

    Me likey so far.

  12. fangzhao Said,

    April 9, 2009 @ 3:29 am

    Yeah, it’s true that the names are derived from mythology, but still, it’s annoying to try to say them, and it feels like they were inserted just to make the game/anime sound cooler.

  13. Dakkar Said,

    April 9, 2009 @ 7:32 am

    2The Hordesman
    I had an impression that Brown is entirely focused on abusing the Catholic church, which is not entirely unmotivated overall :) It doesn’t change the fact that he does it in a lame way and doesn’t hesitate to.. borrow ideas from others, but still…
    As for Thor, it might be an interesting option. Paint him blond, dress in the school uniform from Asura Crying, send to Valkyria Chronicles to replace Maximilian, and hope that Korea doesn’t start whining again for whatever reason they manage to make up :)

    TtT is actually quite different from Utaware. The concept is way less original and it’s much less serious for the most part, with the cast being even more immature that in Utaware, but it should be a fun ride anyway. After all, it really depends on execution, and the director seems to know how to approach the original material…

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