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After the awakening of her powers, Akari Taiyou enters a private school of Elemental Tarot users with the purpose to defeat the evil Tarot monsters known as Daemonia.


Based on Kimihito Irie's light novel series of the same name, the anime adaptation is directed by Keizou Kusakawa and produced by AIC. The music is produced by ? and composed by Tatsuya Katou.


For audiences outside of Japan, Crunchyroll is legally streaming the anime series for the following countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Central and South America. Its simulcasts airs every Saturday starting on July 6 at 9:30 AM PDT.


After a mysterious demise occurs upon Tarot novice Akari Taiyou, an mysterious power awakens within her in the form of The Sun tarot. After the incident, she is then accompanied to join Seifo Fiore: an academy for Elemental Tarot users like to study about their enemies that they need to defeat: The demons of the Diablos Tarot, Daemonia. During her stay, she is greeted with the friends that she fights along with, but a major occurrence befalls upon the warriors of the tarot to test their true strength.


Main Cast

Akari Taiyou ( 太陽 あかり / Taiyō Akari )
Voiced by: Mai Kadowaki
Tarot: The Sun
Weapon(s): Katana (Fire)
Gender: Female, Age: 12
After an horrific incident that had someone close to her killed, she discovers her tarot powers and is sent to Seifo Fiore to help the organization kill of any daemonia. However, She thinks there may be another way of saving the possessed humans after discovering another part of her powers. The truth of those powers may be closer to her than it seems, however.
Ginka Shirokane ( 白金 ぎんか / Shirokane Ginka )
Voiced by: Yuiko Tatsumi
Tarot: Temperance
Weapon(s): Coins, Axe, Shield (Merged from Coins)
Gender: Female, Age: 13
An seemingly naïve girl with a rags-to-riches background and a taste for octopus-related food. She can also battle against daemonia with her axe defend the team with her coin-merged shield whenever necessary.
Seira Hoshikawa ( 星河 せいら / Hoshikawa Seira )
Voiced by: Eri Kitamura
Tarot: The Star
Weapon(s): Bow and Arrow (Ice)
Gender: Female, Age: 13
An athletic and strong girl who is always straightforward and prepared for battle ever since an disaster involving the daemonia occured. Despite this, she is hardly social even towards her team outside of battle.
Luna Tsukuyomi ( 月詠 るな / Tsukuyomi Runa )
Voiced by: Sora Tokui
Tarot: The Moon
Weapon(s): Pure Magic
Gender: Female, Age: 12
An bright an cheerful girl, despite her rather checkered past with her family. She uses pure magic to combat the daemonia and can heal her allies at will.

Supporting Cast

Etia Visconti ( エティア・ヴィスコンティ / Etia Visukonti )
Voiced by: Aya Endou
Tarot: The World
Weapon(s): None
Gender: Female, Age: Unknown
The presumed principal of Seifo Fiore Academy. Despite her strict nature, she has a soft side for the staff and the tarot warriors.
Ariel Valtiel Westcott ( アリエル・ヴァルティエル・ウェストコット / Arieru Varutieru Wesutokotto )
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue
Tarot: Judgement
Weapon(s): None
Gender: Female, Age: Unknown
Right-hand woman of Etia and the even more strict deputy head of Seifo Fiore. She teaches physical education.
Itsuki Tendou ( / Tendō Itsuki ) [Red]
Mutsumi Tendou ( / Tendō Mutsumi ) [Blue]
Nanase Tendou ( / Tendō Nanase ) [Green]
Voices by: Atsumi Tanezaki (All)
Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune (All)
Weapon(s): None
Gender: Female (All), Ages: Unknown
A trio of Homunculus Magical Girls who control a transportation device to the offending force (mostly the daemonia) that needs to be eradicated. When they're off-duty, they are students within Akari's team.
Meltina Melvis ( メルティナ・メルヴィス / Merutina Meruvisu )
Voiced by: Nao Toyama
Tarot: The Magician
Weapon(s): Pure Magic
Gender: Female, Age: Unknown
One part of a lone trio who exterminate the daemonia through their missions. Like Luna, she is often carefree and also uses pure magic, but mainly for offensive purposes (often used as explosives). She is the chemistry teacher.
Priscilla Twilight ( プリシラ・トワイライト / Purishira Towairaito )
Voiced by: Ruriko Aoki
Tarot: The Fool
Weapon(s): Daggers, Lance
Gender: Female, Age: Unknown
The second half of the lone daemonia hunter trio and the more serious of the two. Whenever she's off-duty, she is the music teacher of the academy.
Laplace ( ラプラス / Rapurasu )
Voiced by: Chado Horii
Tarot: Unknown
Weapon(s): None
Gender: Unknown, Age: Unknown
An talking crow that works alongside Schrödinger who also watches over the academy alongside Etia. There may be more than him than it seems, considering that he is often in contact with the true superiors of Seifo Fiore.
Schrödinger ( シュレティンガー / Shuretingā )
Voiced by: Shiori Izawa
Tarot: Unknown
Weapon(s): None
Gender: Unknown, Age: Unknown
Laplace's partner, who is more caring for the Tarot Users than the latter of the two. She often backs up Laplace when needed unless it is for a good reason.
Cerebrum ( ケルブレム / Keruberemu )
Voices by: Takashi Kondo, Ikumi Hayama, Aya Suzaki
Tarot: Unknown (Diablos)
Weapon(s): Swords, Daggers, Dark Magic
Gender: Other, Age: Unknown
The shapeshifting villain who turns nearby people into the murderous daemonia using the cards of the Diablos Tarot and killing others in the process. His true motive is unknown, despite the misdeeds he ignites with a mysterious figure.

Theme Songs

OP01"träumerei"LiSA001 - ?
ED01"-Mirage-"Natsumi Okamoto001 - ?
Series Credits
Person Name Episode Count
Michiko Ito
Keizo Kusakawa

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General Information Edit
Name Day Break Illusion
Name: 幻影ヲ駆ケル太陽
Romaji: Gen'ei o Kakeru Taiyō
Publisher AIC
Start Year 2013
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Aliases Il Sole Penetra le Illusioni
The Sun Penetrates the Illusions
Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou
Gen'ei o Kakeru Taiyo
il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion
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