Shining Tears

Shining Tears was co-developed by Amusement Vision and Nextech, published by SEGA for the PlayStation 2 in 2004, and is part of the Shining Force series. It tells the story of Xion, a mysterious boy. An anime adaptation, named Shining Tears X Wind, was adapated by Studio Deen in early 2007.


An elven girl named Elwyn finds Xion washed up on a river shore to begin the story. As she determines he is barely alive, a ring falls into the water. Xion, on the verge of death, was quickly taken to the village doctor Pios. As Xion awakens, he finds himself in the tavern of the town of Heroes' Way (a fitting name).

Questioned about what happend, he cannot remember. He finds two strange rings on his hands as the two question him. As the rings will not come of Xion's hands, Pios investigates them closely. He determines they must be the legendary rings of power, the Twin Dragon Rings. Xion drifts back asleep as Pios investgates further.

There are eight unique endings, each determined by the characters Xion teams up with.


Opening Theme - "Shining Tears" by Natsuko Kondo

Ending Theme - "The Light's Shilloutte" by Yurie Kokubu