Auldrant is a world governed by The Score, an ancient prophecy divined by Yulia, which foretells the fate of all things. Thus, the Order of Lorelei is founded with the sole purpose of determining and upholding The Score. However, there always will be those who struggle against fate. Luke is a spoiled young noble of Kimlasca who yearns to be outside of the walls of his mansion. He spends his days spurning the advances of his fiancée Natalia and training with Guy, his friend and bodyguard, and his teacher Van, Commander of the Knights of Lorelei. During an attack on the mansion, he ends up in Malkuth, enemy territory. When he tries to return home, he soon finds himself embroiled in a worldwide conflict between those who would uphold fate and those who would defy it.
1. Major character growth is shown in both male protagonists in the respective anime. Both Ryner (Denyuuden) and Luke (Tales of the Abyss) eventually found their reason to fight and live on for the people they care about.
2. Both anime are set in medieval times where magic and technology coexist. The foundation of the magic in both anime is very similar (i.e., magical circles and the need to say the spells out loud).
3. War is a major plot device in both anime. Specifically, war is waged in the name of peace.
4. The female and male protagonists of both anime were forced to journey together in the beginning, but grew to care for each other.
Rhiannon is the fair and gentle daughter of a village chief. Unfortunately for her, she's also exactly the sort of maiden who is needed as a sacrifice to wake the Demon King Arawn from his thousand-year slumber and is soon kidnapped for this very purpose. However, when Arawn is summoned, he decides to spare Rhiannon's life, instead killing her captor and freeing her from mind control. Taken with his kindness, Rhiannon immediately decides to marry the Demon King, making him the new village chief. All of this is bad news for Rhiannon's protective but hot-headed brother Arthur, who must now pledge his knightly service to his new Lord, Arawn. Together the three of them must journey and together they must fight, encountering new friends and new foes along the way.
Both anime are very similar in the general appeal, both are fantasy anime with swordfighting and magic. And both anime are funny at times.
Both anime are well worth a watch and entertaining. Even though both anime are adapted from different sources (Tears to Tiara is an Eroge / Legend of the Legendary Heroes a light novel series) they still seem similar in regards to how the story is told and characters are introduced. If you liked one you should give the other a go!
Cecily Cambell just wants to be a Knight and protect her home like her father and grandfather before her. There's just one problem: she’s incompetent! During a fight with a crazed swordsman, Cecily’s cherished blade breaks; and just as she’s about to be cut down, a man named Luke comes to her rescue wielding a katana - a blade unlike any Cecily has seen before. Together they must ensure that the Demon Sword Aria doesn’t fall into the wrong hands, and Cecily alone must prove herself worthy of her very own katana.
Both of these anime have a strong female lead that carries a big ass sword everywhere. A male lead with power-welding eye/eyes. And a silver haired character with somewhat of a shifty personality. Along with those things the animation is very simular.