First Look: Tearmoon Empire

First Glance: Tearmoon Empire

Alternative title(s): Tearmoon Teikoku Monogatari: Dantōdai kara Hajimaru, Hime no Tensei Gyakuten Sutōrī
Light Novel Adaptation by Silver Link
Streaming on Crunchyroll


Tearmoon Empire depicts the tale of a selfish, affluent princess who, at the age of 20, is imprisoned and put to death by a revolution. She is then sent back in time into the body of her 12-year-old self, but her diary from the eight years leading up to her execution is still in tact. Her new goal is to avoid being a bad person.

Peter’s verdict: Off with their heads desu-wa

In addition to being debatably not an isekai by ending up in her own body several years previously rather than a reincarnation, Tearmoon Empire doesn’t seem to have anything new to offer the table. However, some claim she reincarnated into a younger version so it’s up to you. If not, the powerful person is killed because they are a bad person, but because they are aware of what will happen in the future, they have a second chance to modify their behavior.

The second issue is that we are supposed to support the monarchy since she attempts to treat the common people well, etc. Other series frequently have their lead characters give up their links to power almost right on, or their reincarnation into a commoner forces them to experience what it’s like to be a commoner, etc. Instead, we got The Emperor’s New Groove, which has a lot less groove than Tearmoon Empire.

I can’t say that this show has particularly wowed me. Although it has some lovely character designs, an opening theme from Uesaka Sumire, and some excellent faces, it’s just not doing it for me.

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