The light novel series Tearmoon Empire is becoming an anime, and a trailer has just dropped for it. The anime will debut sometime in October, though we don’t have a specific date yet.
Looking toward what we know about the voice actors, Sumire Uesaka plays Mia Luna Tearmoon, Tomori Kusunoki plays Anne Littstein, and Yuichiro Umehara plays Ludwig Hewitt.
The anime is being made at SILVER LINK with Yūshi Ibe helming the project as the director. The task of working on the series scripts goes to Deko Akao, who has also worked on Komi Can’t Communicate. Credit for composing the music goes to Kōji Fujimoto.
J-Novel Club publishes both the original light novels by Nozomu Mochitsuki as well as their manga adaptation. The company gave this description for the plot:
“Surrounded by the hate-filled gazes of her people, the selfish princess of the fallen Tearmoon Empire, Mia, takes one last look at the bleeding sun before the guillotine blade falls… Only to wake back up as a twelve-year-old! With time rewound and a second chance at life dropped into her lap, she sets out to right the countless wrongs that plague the ailing Empire. Corrupt governance? Check. Border troubles? Check. Natural calamities and economic strife? Check. My, seems like a lot of work. Hard work and Mia don’t mix, so she seeks out the aid of others, starting with her loyal maid, Anne, and the brilliant minister, Ludwig. Together, they strive day and night to restore the Empire. Little by little, their tireless efforts begin to change the course of history, pushing the whole of the continent toward a new future. And why did the selfish princess have a change of heart, you ask? Simple—she didn’t. She’s just terrified of the guillotine. They hurt like hell, and Mia hates pain more than work.”
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