True Tears (TV)

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Alternative title:
トゥルーティアーズ The Animation (Japanese)
트루 티어즈 (Korean)
Genres: drama, romance
Plot Summary: Shinichiro is a student living in what would be a dream come true for most high school boys, but for him is mostly a frustration. A well liked girl in school named Hiromi has lived in his house for a year along with his family. Her father was a close friend of the family, and when he died they immediately took her in. She is popular and well liked, always smiles, is talented in sports- but Shinichiro knows there must be tears inside her. Having an artistic tendency, he makes watercolours of her and thinks about wishing to ease her tears. Yet he cannot bring up the nerve to talk to her even in his own home. She, too, is quiet and withdrawn in their house, quite unlike at school. Shinichiro is also distracted by teasing from his friend Nobuse for watching Hiromi from afar, a curse of bad luck from a strange girl named Noe, and being forced to perform Muhiga dancing. By helping Noe he hopes to ease his own problems, yet he seems to have difficulty helping himself.
User Ratings: 1904 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 280 votes (sub:258, raw:6, dub:6, others:10
6 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Excellent: 439 votes (sub:405, dub:11, raw:7, others:16
10 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Very good: 440 votes (sub:410, dub:13, raw:3, ?:1, others:13
6 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 Good: 269 votes (sub:238, dub:10, raw:2, ?:1, others:18
8 Spanish subtitled
4 Russian subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Vietnamese subtitled
 Decent: 152 votes (sub:143, ?:3, dub:2, others:4
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
 So-so: 112 votes (sub:110, others:2
1 Russian edited dub
1 French subtitled
 Not really good: 91 votes (sub:88, dub:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Weak: 51 votes (sub:49, dub:2)
 Bad: 26 votes (sub:26)
 Awful: 24 votes (sub:21, dub:2, ?:1)
 Worst ever: 20 votes (sub:19, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 2774 users, rank: #388 (of 8217)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.468 (Good+), std. dev.: 2.1775, rank: #1720 (of 8303)
Weighted mean: 7.341 (Good+), rank: #1918 (of 8303) (seen all: 7.93 / seen some: 4.34 / won't finish: 3.69)
Bayesian estimate: 7.342 (Good+), rank: #1688 (of 6251)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
2008-01-04 (special preview on BS11 Digital)
2008-01-05 to 2008-03-29
Release dates: We have 6
Opening Theme:
"Reflectier (リフレクティア)" by eufonius
Ending Theme:
#1: "Sekai no Namida (セカイノナミダ)" by Aira Yuki (eps 1-12)
#2: "Reflectia (リフレクティア)" by eufonius (ep 13)
Insert song:
"Namida no Kiouku" by eufonius (ep 13)
"Sono Mama no Boku de" by eufonius (ep 10)
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 1
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DVD (Region 1)
    True Tears - Complete Collection (DVD) 2016-08-30
    True Tears - Complete Series [Anime Legends] (Sub.DVD) 2009-07-21
    True Tears (Sub.DVD 1) 2008-05-27

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Junji Nishimura
Series Composition: Mari Okada
Junji Nishimura (eps 2, 5, 9, 11)
Mari Okada (5 episodes
eps 1, 4, 7, 12-13

Mayumi Morita (eps 3, 6, 8, 10)
Hideyo Yamamoto (eps 6, 8)
Junji Nishimura (8 episodes
eps 1-3, 5, 9, 11-13

Masahiro Ando (eps 4, 7)
Shinya Kawatsura (ep 10)
Episode Director:
Jong Heo (eps 2, 5, 11)
Junji Nishimura (ep 1)
Masahiro Ando (eps 4, 7, 12)
Shinya Kawatsura (eps 9, 13)
Tomoaki Ohta (ep 8)
Yoshiyuki Asai (eps 3, 6, 10)
Original Character Design: Yumehito Ueda
Character Design: Kanami Sekiguchi
Chief Animation Director: Kanami Sekiguchi
Animation Director:
Jae Seon Heo (eps 2, 5, 8, 11)
Jong-Hak Kim (ep 5)
Kanami Sekiguchi (eps 1, 13)
Katsumi Ikeda (ep 13)
Kousuke Kawazura (ep 9)
Misaki Suzuki (eps 4, 7, 12)
Tatsuya Oka (ep 11)
Yun Hee Kwon (ep 8)
Yuuko Yoshida (4 episodes
eps 3, 6, 10, 13

3D Director: Yoshimasa Yamazaki
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Director of Photography: Toru Fukushi
Producer: Kenji Horikawa

Assistant Episode Director: Jong Heo (ep 1)
Color design: Katsue Inoue
Editing: Junichi Uematsu
In-Between Animation:
Masako Yumoto (3, 9)
Miho Imoto (3, 9)
Ritsuko Kondo (3, 9)
Key Animation:
Emi Honda (9)
Kumiko Katou (9)
Sung-Chul Kim (eps 2, 5, 8, 11)
Music producer: Shigeru Saitō
Planning: Koji Morimoto
Special Effects: Masahiro Murakami
Theme Song Arrangement: Kenichiro Suehiro (ED)
Theme Song Composition:
Hajime Kikuchi (OP)
Kenichiro Suehiro (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Aki Hata (ED)
riya (OP)
Theme Song Performance:
Aira Yūki (ED)
eufonius (OP)
Ayahi Takagaki as Noe Isurugi
Kaori Nazuka as Hiromi Yuasa
Makoto Ishii as Shinichirō Nakagami
Yuka Iguchi as Aiko Andō

Hiroyuki Yoshino as Miyokichi Nobuse
Keiji Fujiwara as Shinichirō's father
Rieko Takahashi as Shinichirō's mother
Tomomi Watanabe as Tomoyo Kurobe
Yuuki Masuda as Jun Isurugi

Ai Horanai as
Basketball Club Member (ep 2)
Female Student A (ep 9)
Ordinary Student B (ep 10)
Asami Shimoda as
Female Student A (ep 11)
Ordinary Student E (ep 10)
Salesman (ep 6)
Hideki Nakanishi as
Male student A (ep 1)
Male Student B (ep 9)
Nagamori (eps 7, 10)
Referee (ep 11)
Student (ep 3)
Toukai (ep 12)
Hiroshi Naka as Bike Store Owner (ep 10)
Hiroshi Shirokuma as P.E. teacher (ep 1)
Jun Miruno as Rumi Takaoka
Keiko Watabe as
Female Student A (ep 13)
Female Student B (eps 9, 11)
Mikiko (ep 12)
Ordinary Student F (ep 10)
Keiko Watanabe as
General student A (ep 3)
Mugiha Basketball Club Member #10 (ep 2)
Kensuke Nishi as
Hayashi (ep 5)
Male student A (eps 2, 9, 11)
Oji-san A
Kōsuke Meguro as Tatsusaburō Noto
Kyoko Hikami as Asumi Akiyama
Ooki Sugiyama as Festival Customer C (ep 12)
Reiko Seno as Noe's grandmother (ep 4)
Takehiro Koyama as Driver (ep 9)
Taketoshi Kawano as
Arisawa (ep 5)
Male Student A (ep 13)
Male Student B (ep 11)
Mugiha Basketball Club Member #7 (ep 3)
Yusuke Sasaki as Math teacher (ep 3)
Yuuki Tokura as Wine cellar boy
Japanese companies
2nd Key Animation: G&G Entertainment
Animation Production: P.A. Works
Key Animation:
Bee Train
P.A. Works
Music Production: Lantis
Photography: T2 Studio
Production: Bandai Visual
Production Assistance: union CHO
English staff
English companies
Executive producer: Ken Iyadomi
Producer: Taku Otsuka
Broadcaster: UTB
DVD Authoring: SpeeDVD
DVD Menu Design: Organa
Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll (US & Canada)
Tubi TV
Viewster (North America)
Licensed by:
Bandai Visual USA (Expired)
Discotek Media (2016)
English cast

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