It has been several months since I watched Episode 5 and 6 of Tears to Tiara… Since I have nothing else to blog about, I may as well come back to it.
Episode 5 – Settling Down and the Secret Trap
After Arawn has finally awaken his castle of Avalon after being sealed off for a long time, it’s finally time to come up with a strategy to steal supplies from the empire. The fatal flaw I saw with the plan is that the clothing they wore to sneak into the trade city of Londinium doesn’t really hide their identities. Therefore, the empire probably knew all along that they were coming and loaded sand on the carts for a secret ambush. While the plan is a complete failure, nothing was lost and at least they had some fun sightseeing the town.
Also, the performer seemed a bit suspicious even though most of the people enjoyed his entertainment and refuses to admit that he is a spy. Perhaps he is a secret agent for the empire and told them of the Gael’s secret plan to steal weapons. Whatever it might be, it shows that you can’t completely trust anyone, especially the enemy.
Episode 6 – Adorable and Extremely Unlucky Liyr
Like in any bishoujo visual novel adaptation, there seems to have a good number of cute girls and Liyr, a Seal Elf is no exception. She has a very cute appearance and voice. Besides her cuteness, she is skillful at hunting giant crabs. Sadly, she wasn’t so lucky when Arawn burns her seal pelt, which is a sign of her clan for fuel.
While this realization is somewhat funny, I kind of feel sorry for her, not only because she can’t go back home, but she also gets into even more bad luck as she helps the house elves. She essentially gets herself covered in bubbles and gets cream all over herself when she milks the cow incorrectly. Despite her unluckiness, she is simply adorable and encouraged by Rhiannon after she cried so much.
As for Octavia, there is no doubt that she is an attractive and badass woman. Unfortunately, her stupid and arrogant commander essentially her down when he decides to sacrifice his soldiers and refuse to take the blame for it. While she is smart not to launch an attack, I have a feeling that her loyalty to the empire is slowly starting to deteriorate after this incident.
So essentially, the first disc is finally done and on the next disc, it’s time to watch some fights at the Coliseum.
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Ohhhhh man I loved Tears to Tiara! Even thou the story was quite dull for me I found a few fun characters to watch mostly Morgan <3 I loveeee her and that outfit of hers not bad either ;D
Avoid the dub! I usually love dubs but this one wow it's kinda bad, the actors sound like they are forcing themselves to have Scottish accents and others.
Enjoy this series!
Yes, this is my first time watching a visual novel adaptation from Leaf, and this show is very interesting and enjoyable, not because of the cute and hot girls of course, but the setting. Its like a mix of the middle ages, fantasy, moe and sword fighting mixed into one package… RPG elements are pretty noticeable since Tears to Tiara is a hybrid visual novel and a RPG eroge game… Haven’t played the game itself, so I don’t know how it plays.
Since you have mentioned the dub, I actually sat through 6 episodes of it since I have the complete collection and it sounded mediocre at best with some voices being somewhat awkward… I’ll probably watch the rest of the episode with the subs, but I may come back to listening to it later on.