The second key visual for the television anime adaptation of Nozomu Mochitsuki’s Tearmoon Empire light novel series was unveiled on Wednesday, alongside the introduction of two new cast members. The eagerly anticipated anime is scheduled to premiere on October 7.
Fans can catch it on the TOKYO MX and BS11 channels at 25:00 JST (which translates to 1:00 a.m. on October 8 or 12:00 p.m. EDT on October 7). Alternatively, it will air on MBS at 26:38 JST (equivalent to 2:38 a.m. on October 8 or 1:38 p.m. EDT on October 7).
Spearheading the anime’s direction is Yūshi Ibe, known for their role as assistant director on “The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody.” SILVER LINK is the studio behind the production.
Additional cast includes:
Kanon Takao as Tiona Rudolvon
Nao Tōyama as Rafina Orca Belluga
The previously announced cast includes:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Abel Remno
- Tomori Kusunoki as Anne Littstein
- Shun Horie as Sion Sol Sunkland
- Sumire Uesaka as Mia Luna Tearmoon
- Yuichiro Umehara as Ludwig Hewitt
Script responsibilities rest in the capable hands of Deko Akao, recognized for their work on series like “Komi Can’t Communicate” and “The Case Study of Vanitas.” Handling character design is Mai Otsuka, who has made her mark with projects like “The Demon Girl Next Door” and “Non Non Biyori.” Kōji Fujimoto from Sus4 Inc. is in charge of composing the music.
The series boasts Sumire Uesaka as Mia Luna Tearmoon, who also lends her voice to the opening theme “Happy End Princess,” while KanoeRana performs the ending theme “Queen of the Night.”
The novel series and its manga adaptation have been licensed by J-Novel Club. The story is captivating, portraying the journey of Mia, the self-centered princess of the fallen Tearmoon Empire. Facing the disdainful glares of her subjects, she meets her demise at the guillotine, only to awaken as a twelve-year-old with a chance to rewrite history.
With an Empire in disarray, Mia teams up with loyal maid Anne and the brilliant minister Ludwig to rectify its myriad problems. Their relentless efforts to alter fate gradually reshape the continent’s destiny. Why this transformation? Not due to a change of heart, but rather Mia’s intense fear of the guillotine’s agonizing pain, which she loathes more than work.
The novel series kicked off on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in August 2018, subsequently making its way into print through TO Books with illustrations by Gilse in June 2019. The manga adaptation, illustrated by Mizu Morino, debuted its first volume in January 2020 and continues to captivate readers.