On Friday, the official website and Twitter for the anime adaptation of Nozomu Mochitsuki’s Tearmoon Empire light novel revealed the opening theme artist and two new cast members.
Sumire Uesaka, starring as Mia Luna Tearmoon in the anime is performing the opening theme song titled “Happy End Princess”.
The song is written and composed by Masayoshi Oishi. He worked on arranging the song with Kentaro Sonoda as well.
The new cast members are Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Abel Remno (left) and Shun Horie as Sion Sol Sunkland (right).
The anime is set to premiere in October and air on Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS11.
The staff for the anime includes:
- Director: Yushi Ibe
- Scripts: Deko Akao
- Character Design: Mai Otsuka
- Music: Koji Fujimoto of Sus4 Inc.
The anime stars:
- Sumire Uesaka as Mia Luna Tearmoon
- Tomori Kusunoki as Anne Littstein
- Yuichiro Umehara as Ludwig Hewitt
In August 2018, Nozomu launched the novel series on the Shosetsuka ni Naro website. In 2019, TO Books began publishing the novels with illustrations by Gilse.
The first volume of the ongoing manga adaptation by Mizu Morino was published in January 2020.
J-Novel Club has licensed the novel series and the manga adaptation as well.
It describes the anime 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.