I won’t say that it looks like the cow deserved it because the trailer for Tearmoon Empire begins with Luna Tearmoon. You’d have to be quite an unpleasant princess to warrant being dragged to the chopping block.
Yet, that happens in Nozomu Mochitsuki’s novel and Silver Link’s anime adaption.
The Dungeon of Black Company assistant director Yushi Ibe is directing, and Deko Akao of Komi Can’t Communicate is responsible for the series scripts. That’s interesting as Komi had a very particular narrator interaction, and I wonder how much of that will be evident in Tearmoon Empire.
J-Novel Club have the English rights to the novel, and from them, we get the synopsis;
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.
Do you smell what I mean? There’s a whiff of cow and perhaps an undeserved second chance, but who knows what destiny has in store.
The novels have been going since 2019, and the series first appeared online in 2018.
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