True Tears (TV series)

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The animated television series True Tears is directed by Junji Nishimura and produced by P.A.Works, Lantis, and Bandai Visual, with the animation and music produced by P.A.Works and Lantis respectively. The anime shares its title with the visual novel True Tears by La'cryma, but uses an entirely different story with different characters, and a different art style. The series aired between January 6, 2008, and March 30, 2008, on TV Kanagawa in Japan, although a special preview of the first episode was shown on January 4, 2008, on BS11 Digital. [3] The anime also aired at later dates on Chiba TV, Kansai TV, Kids Station, Tōkai TV, TV Saitama, and BS11 Digital. Thirteen episodes aired on the aforementioned networks. A DVD compilation, containing the first episode of the anime, was released on March 25, 2008, in Japan. [4] A Blu-ray box set released in Japan contains an extra three-minute epilogue to the series unveiling the future of the main characters after the anime's conclusion. [5]

The anime was licensed by Bandai Visual in North America, but the release was delayed. [6] [7] [8] After Bandai Visual USA folded into Bandai Entertainment, the True Tears anime was released in a two-disc DVD box set on August 18, 2009, with English subtitles. [9] Later, Discotek Media released the anime in a two-disc DVD box set on August 30, 2016, then on Blu-ray on October 31, 2017.

Three pieces of theme music are used for the anime; one opening theme, one ending theme, and one insert song. The opening theme is "Reflectier" (リフレクティア, Rifurekutia) by Eufonius, the ending theme is Aira Yūki's "Sekai no Namida" (セカイノナミダ, lit. "Tears of the World"), and the insert song, used in episode ten, is "Sono Mama no Boku de" (そのままの僕で) by Eufonius. A single for "Reflectier" was released on January 23, 2008, and a single for "Sekai no Namida" was released on February 6, 2008. [10] The anime's original soundtrack was released on February 27, 2008, and an image song album entitled Tears...for truth containing the insert song was released on April 16, 2008. [10]

Internet radio show

An Internet radio show called True Tears Kochira Tulip Hōsōkyoku (true tears こちらチューリップ放送局), hosted by Charradio, was broadcast between December 7, 2007, and December 28, 2007, containing four episodes. The following week, the show was transferred over to Beat Net Radio!, and began weekly broadcasts every Friday starting on January 4, 2008. It has three hosts — Ayahi Takagaki, Kaori Nazuka, and Yuka Iguchi, who played Noe Isurugi, Hiromi Yuasa, and Aiko Endō in the anime respectively — and was produced by Bandai Visual and Lantis. There are three corners on the show, which is used mainly to promote the anime version. [11] Makoto Ishii, who played Shin'ichirō in the anime, appeared on the show as a guest for the seventh and eighth broadcasts, and the anime's director Junji Nishimura was a guest for the ninth episode.

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Further reading

True Tears
True Tears vol 7.jpg
Japanese DVD cover of True Tears volume 7 featuring the main characters
Genre Romance, [1] slice of life [2]
Created by La'cryma