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.
The most interesting aspect of the show is how the story plays with legends and myths. It takes parts of the Legend of King Arthur, the Bible, and elves, fairies, and dragons, twists them a bit and makes them completely original. The beginning is a little slow, but picks up about half-way in where real characterization and action take place. There's a few surprising turns to make you impressed, and the ending... read more
Fantasy is one of the genres that I think anime does best. This is, of course, because there are so many outstanding fantasy animes such as Inuyasha and Wolf’s Rain. Before I even started this anime, I had a feeling I was going to enjoy it. And as you can probably tell by the score I gave it, I was right! Story: 10/10 Definitely one cool story. Tears to Tiara has a character-driven plot where we... read more
|Tears to Tiara - Kakan no Daichi||2009|