Tears to Tiara

Tears to Tiara (ティアーズ・トゥ・ティアラ / Tears & Tiara) is, quite simply, the proverbial dragon’s hoard when it comes to references, both historical and mythological. The creators have dipped heavily into Welsh Prydaic myth and Arthurian legend, as well as “The Chronicles of Prydain” by Lloyd Alexander (a series of five books that remain, to this day, among my top ten fantasy reads). There is also a healthy smattering of historical references, from Londinium (the original Roman name for London), to Gaius (based on the Latin name for Julius Caesar). Even the Divine Empire is a reference to the Holy Roman Empire. What impressed me the most about the series is how it plays about with mythology and history to create a story that is both flowing and understandable. The numerous references to Welsh mythology that appear, like Dyrnwyn, Annwn, The Cauldron of Ressurection, amongst many others, are used in an extremely intelligent manner. Even the names of some of the characters are taken from mythology, Arawn, Ogam, Llyr, etc, etc. There’s also a smattering of Christianity in there as well, but anyone with half a brain will see those references fairly quickly.

Opening Theme
Free and Dream” by Suara
Ending Theme
#1: “Blue sky, True sky” by Aira Yuuki
#2: “Weeping Alone” by Aira Yuuki
Eps #26: Memory – Suara (in Album Taiyo to Tsuki)
Tears to Tiara OST 1 || OST 2 .

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