Anime Pilipinas has learned that ABS-CBN’s digital terrestrial channel Yey! is set to add a brand new anime show this month, which will be Tears to Tiara.
The channel is currently airing a teaser, which says that the anime will premiere on Saturday, July 18, but no specific airtime indicated.
Set in a fictitious land during a medieval-like era of magic and fantasy, Tears to Tiara unfolds with the Divine Empire’s rise to power as it conquers and rules lands far and wide. On the island of Erin, still ruled by the Ancient Kingdom, the Goidelic people are attempting to sacrifice priestess Riannon to revive protagonist and demon king Arawn to lead the resistance against the Empire. Although the ritual fails and Riannon survives, the seal imprisoning the demon king is broken and Arawn is resurrected.
Armed with mysterious and devastating powers and a human’s demeanour, Arawn joins Riannon; her brother and battalion commander, Arthur; as well as their team of fighters comprising a swordsman, an archer and a quintet of magical pixies, in the epic struggle against the Divine Empire. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Tears to Tiara is an anime adaptation based on the simulation role-playing game Tears to Tiara: Garland of the Earth, developed and published by visual novel studio AQUAPLUS, which was released on Sony PlayStation 3 in July 2008.
The anime adaptation was directed by Utawarerumono director Tomoki Kobayashi, while scripts were supervised by Touko Machida, who eventually worked as scriptwriter for Amagami SS, Lucky Star and several others.
Masahiko Naka, who worked as the Chief Animation Director of Utawarerumono, handled character designs for the anime, which was produced by animation studio White Fox.
Tears to Tiara was also the very first anime title that was aired on anime channel ANIMAX Asia in a “Same time as Japan” simulcast basis on April 2009, together with Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.