Key points for Tearmoon Empire Review:
- Tearmoon Empire stands out for its straightforward and entertaining plot. Despite not aiming for grandiosity, the anime delivers a fun and enjoyable experience.
- Mia’s well-written character takes center stage, making the anime worthwhile. Her evolution from a brat to someone who uses future knowledge for good adds depth and charm.
- While the animation and art style may not be groundbreaking, the medieval fantasy setting is fitting and works well. Unique soundtracks, especially the opening and ending themes, contribute positively to the overall experience.
Okay, over the weeks, I heard a lot about this anime and finally decided to check it out. And as the title says, Tearmoon Empire is really fun. It is not an Anime of the Year contender or anything like that, it is just plain and simple anime that is entertaining as hell. I’ve had quite a few good laughs with it, which is more than enough for me.
It never tries to pretend that it is something that it isn’t. It is straightforward, just like the MC of the series, Mia. And I love her character because of that. More on that later though.
So welcome back to yet another review. And today we are talking about Tearmoon Empire! Fall 2023 has been a great season all around. Let’s get started.
It is a pretty simple plot. There is an uprising in the titular Tearmoon Empire and the Princess Mia is executed as she is a part of the royalty. Upon her death though, she is “sent back in time” to when she was young. Now armed with the knowledge of the future, she tries her best to avoid the fate of the guillotine. Honestly, this plot works a lot better than you’d expect. Again, it is not very complicated or anything like that by a long shot, but it is still executed well and manages to be entertaining as hell.
I like the additional touch that Mia’s diary changes as she makes some big moves in the present. And she uses her knowledge of future events well to navigate situations in the story. As I always say, a simple plot can work wonders if executed well, and this is a great example of that. The plot is also supported by some amazing character work.
So I’ll come out and say it, this section is pretty much carried by Mia alone. Her character is incredibly well-written. The reason she was a brat previously is that no one was there to tell her what was wrong. Now she has her future experiences to count on. And even though she is selfish as hell, she ends up doing so much good in her selfishness. Her character alone makes this anime worth watching. None of the side characters are this good. There are some memorable side characters like Rafina, Ludwig, and Anne but Mia is just too good.
Animations and Soundtracks
Not much to say here. The animations and art style are pretty run-of-the-mill. Standard medieval fantasy setting, almost nothing stands out. But I don’t hold that against this anime as that aesthetic works perfectly here. As for the soundtracks, the opening and ending themes are pretty unique though and I like them a lot.
Here are my final scores for Tearmoon Empire:
- Plot – 7/10
- Characters – 8/10
- Animations – 7/10
- Soundtracks – 8/10 (extra point for the great OP/ED themes)
- Enjoyment – 8/10
- Overall – 7/10
That is all for now! Those were my thoughts and opinions on Tearmoon Empire. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. I will take my leave here. See ya!!
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