The previously announced Tearmoon Empire anime released a new key visual and trailer, along with additional cast members on Friday. Tomori Kusunoki and Yuichiro Umehara are joining the series as Anne Littstein and Ludwig Hewitt, respectively. Sumire Uesaka voices the main character Mia Luna Tearmoon and all the three revealed characters appear in the latest key visual and trailer. The anime is set to premiere this October.
Studio Silver Link is animating the series with Yushi Ibe as director. Deko Akao is writing the scripts, Mai Otsuka is in charge of character designs and Koji Fujimoto is composing the music. The anime teased a visual and trailer last year, and you can watch the new one below:
The Tearmoon Empire anime is based on a light novel series written by Nozomu Mochitsuki and illustrated by Glise. Its publication began on the Shosetsuka ni Naro website in August 2018. Publisher TO Books acquired the series at a later date and is currently publishing the title with 12 volumes in circulation. A manga adaptation by Mizu Morino is also currently ongoing.
J-Novel Club licenses the light novel in English, and they describe the plot as:
Surrounded by the hate-filled gazes of her people, the selfish princess of the fallen Tearmoon Empire, Mia, takes one last look at the bleeding sun before the guillotine blade falls… Only to wake back up as a twelve-year-old! With time rewound and a second chance at life dropped into her lap, she sets out to right the countless wrongs that plague the ailing Empire. Corrupt governance? Check. Border troubles? Check. Natural calamities and economic strife? Check. My, seems like a lot of work. Hard work and Mia don’t mix, so she seeks out the aid of others, starting with her loyal maid, Anne, and the brilliant minister, Ludwig. Together, they strive day and night to restore the Empire. Little by little, their tireless efforts begin to change the course of history, pushing the whole of the continent toward a new future. And why did the selfish princess have a change of heart, you ask? Simple—she didn’t. She’s just terrified of the guillotine. They hurt like hell, and Mia hates pain more than work.
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© Nozomu Mochitsuki, TO Books/Tearmoon Empire Story Production Committee 2023