Tearmoon Empire a.k.a. Tearmoon Teikoku Monogatari light novel series to get an anime adaptation in 2023

Key visual for the upcoming anime Tearmoon Empire, featuring the spoiled princess Mia, who will seek redemption.
Key visual for the upcoming anime Tearmoon Empire, featuring the spoiled princess Mia, who will seek redemption. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

On September 6, 2022, the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Nozomu Mochitsuki’s Tearmoon Empire (Tearmoon Teikoku Monogatari: Dantoudai kara Hajimaru, Hime no Tensei Gyakuten Story) Japanese light novel series released a trailer highlighting the heroine Mia, who is the spoiled princess of the doomed Tearmoon Empire.

The anime is set to premiere in 2023!

The Tweet also teases, “Princess Mia was executed, but gets a second chance at living. Now she must protect herself from her doomed fate! Will Princess Mia have a happy future?”

Character design for Mia Luna Tearmoon and picture of voice actress Sumire Uesaka.
Character design for Mia Luna Tearmoon and a picture of voice actress Sumire Uesaka. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

Voice actress Sumire Uesaka has been cast as the heroine Mia Luna Tearmoon.

You can watch the trailer here:

Tearmoon Empire - Official Trailer
Trailer for Tearmoon Empire.

What is the plot of Tearmoon Empire?

The story centers on Mia, who is the selfish, spoiled princess of the Tearmoon Empire. Her indifference to her Empire’s plight caused her own people to hate her and this animosity leads to her inevitable execution by guillotine! When Mia suddenly wakes up in the past as her twelve-year-old self, all she remembers is the blinding pain as she was executed, her regrets, and her blood splattering onto her diary.

Now that Mia has a second chance at her life as a princess of the Tearmoon Empire she sets out to right the countless wrongs that plague the ailing Empire. From corrupt governance, border problems, and natural calamities to economic strife, Mia has a lot on her plate. Mia decides she’s going to need some allies if she’s going to change history. Aided by her loyal maid, Anne, and brilliant minister, Ludwig, Mia strives relentlessly to restore the Empire.

Full-sized key visual for the upcoming anime Tearmoon Empire.
Full-sized key visual for the upcoming anime Tearmoon Empire. Pic credit @natalie.mu

But don’t get Mia wrong – she’s not doing this out of the goodness of her heart and she loathes hard work. The truth is, she doesn’t like pain and she remembers the horrible feeling of the guillotine blade cutting her head off! Little by little, Mia and her allies’ efforts begin to make a difference in pushing the entire continent toward a new future. Will the mystery of how Mia’s blood-stained diary ended up in the past with her be answered?

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Who are the members of the production team?

Tearmoon Empire production team members include:

Where can I read the Tearmoon Teikoku Monogatari light novel series and manga?

The cover of the 5th manga volume of Tearmoon Empire, featuring Mia and the brilliant minister Ludwig.
The cover of the 5th manga volume of Tearmoon Empire, featuring Mia and the brilliant minister Ludwig. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

On August 13, 2018, Nozomu Mochitsuki first published his series Tearmoon Empire on the Shousetsuka ni Narou novel posting website. The series was later acquired by TO Books in June 2019, which published Tearmoon Empire in print with illustrations by Gilse. TO Books has released ten volumes and Volume 11 is set to be released on September 10, 2022.

The English version of the light novel series was licensed by J-Novel Club in November 2019 under their J-Novel imprint. J-Novel Club has published eight volumes digitally; Volume 8 will be made available in print in March 2023.

Commemorative illustration by Mizu Morino and second illustration by Gilse.
Commemorative illustrations by Mizu Morino (left) and by Gilse (right). Pic credit: @natalie.mu

You can currently read Tearmoon Empire’s first chapter on J-Novel Club’s website here.

In August 2019, a manga adaptation of Tearmoon Empire illustrated by Mizu Morino began serialization on the Comic Corona manga website. In January 2020, TO Books published the first volume of the manga. Volume 5 will be available on September 10, 2022.

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