Anime Spotlight - Rokka - Braves of the Six Flowers -by Anthony Foronda,
- Director: Takeo Takahashi
- (Spice and Wolf, Maoyu - Archenemy & Hero)
- Series Composition: Tatsuhiko Urahata
- (Haganai, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere)
- Music: Michiru Oshima
- (Fullmetal Alchemist, Blast of Tempest)
There's an imposter hidden among the 7 braves!
A Mystery-filled Enigmatic Adventure-Fantasy Volume 1 has sold more than 100,000 copies, and Volume 6 will be released on July 25, 2015! Ranked at #3 in “The most superb light novels! 2013”(Published by Takarajimasha, Inc.) Sold more than 250,000 copies – The sensational light novel finally gets animated on TV!
Legend says, when the Evil God awakens from the deepest of darkness, the god of fate will summon Six Braves and grant them with the power to save the world. Adlet, who claims to be the strongest on the face of this earth, is chosen as one of the “Brave Six Flowers,” and sets out on a battle to prevent the resurrection of the Evil God. However, there turned out to be Seven Braves who gathered at the promised land... The Seven Braves notice there must be an enemy among them, and feelings of suspicion toward each other spreads throughout the group. It is Adlet who gets suspected first and foremost. The beginning of an overwhelming fantasy adventure that brings upon mystery after mystery!
About one thousand years ago, the world was on the verge of falling into ruin because of the supernatural creature called “The Fiend”.
A saint saved the world from the danger, who possessed a weapon called “A Single Flower”. The saint successfully sealed the Fiend in the “Makoku Territory”, which is in the westernmost region of the continent.
The saint once said “The Fiend will awake someday. But then there will be six braves to come together who will all inherit my power. The braves will seal the Fiend once again.” Just as it was told, the Fiend had awaken twice in the past, and for both of the times the Braves of the Six Flowers successfully sealed the Fiend If the Fiend along with a countless number of monsters called “The Ill Demons”, cannot be sealed within one month of the resurrection, they will make a full comeback and gain the ultimate power to completely eliminate the entire world. And now, before the fiend's resurrection, the braves come together one more time. But this time, the braves who all have a crest of six flowers on their body consists of SEVEN.
"There has to be an imposter among them..."
As “Mugen-Kekkai”, which is for blocking enemy who tries to eliminate the braves, is badly abused, all of the seven are locked up in the Mugen-Kekkai's woods. Then the braves must find out which one is the imposter. A mystery calls for another mystery… Doubts beget doubts… Much against the reason they have come together to subjugate the Fiend, now they fight with their own flesh and blood. - To believe, or doubt. To save, or perish – Holding doubts within… Will the seven braves save the world from the Fiend?
Braves of the Six Flowers
The one-and-only who have the power to stop the Fiend from its resurrection. The six braves are chosen by the God of Destiny who grants them power from the Saint of a Single Flower. On their skin, it shows “The Crest of the Six Flowers” whose flowery pattern consists of six petals of a flower.
Warriors who hold Gods' power inside, and manipulate supernatural power. One saint would be for one of each God, and another person will be chosen as a new saint when the current one either dies or gives up the power at their own will. Since only woman can hold the God's power, the Saints are all-female. Blood of the saints can turn into deadly poison for destroying the core of the Ill Demon. Just like all of the existing power such as"Sword", "Pond", "Ground", new saints would be bestowed with each different sort of power such as "Explosives" by proceeding a rite.
Saint of a single flower
A woman who fought a battle with the Fiend and sealed him into “Makoku-Ryo (Makoku Territory)”, the westernmost part of the continent 1,000 years ago.
The Fiend threatened and set human on the verge of its extinction to death 1,000 years ago. The Fiend was sealed in the “Makoku Territory” by the Saint of a Single Flower. The Fiend had tried to escape for its resurrection 700 years ago and then 300 years ago. Both weren't successful due to the battles with the Braves of the Six Flowers.
The Ill Demon
Created by the Fiend, and is always loyal to his creator. The way he looks changes often. Not intellectually gifted, and living only to kill people.
The base of the Ill Demons. Humans who are covered with deadly poison released by the Fiend can no longer live on without the Ill Demon's parasitism, but the poison can be disabled and purified by using a crest of the Six Flowers. This is why the Fiend can only be sealed off by the "Braves of the Six Flowers" who can go into the Makoku Territory.
The Kingdom of Pienna
Located at the very center of the continent. Predominantly overwhelms other countries in Economy and Military.
A reckless 18-year old who uses secret tools as a means of attacking, and describes himself to be the strongest man alive. In order to be chosen as one of the Six Braves, he enters(forcefully)into the consecrated martial arts tournament held in the Kingdom of Piena, but is named the “cowardice warrior” from his fighting style.
First heir to the throne of Piena, the kingdom which rules over the land. She appears to be very sweet, with her rabbit shaped helmet, but actually is a very skilled Saint of <Sword> who wins the martial arts tournament. Freewheeling and mischievous.
A white-haired, eye-patched, and expressionless mysterious girl. A Saint of <Explosives> with great battling abilities, who is adept with guns and bombs. She is a solitary individual who refuses to interact with anyone, and is determined to defeat the Evil God on her own.
A killer who talks like cat, and his swordplay is sharp, alert and agile. He always behaves in a playful ways and never looks tense, but he is quite coldly reliable when in battle.
Serving as a chief of the “Temple of Banten” which leads all the Saints. She is intelligent, well skilled and experienced in martial arts. She skillfully manipulates spirit and energy to the fullest as Saint of <Mountain>, and is an uncompromising fighter who has the power to easily crash rocks in pieces with the metal glove on her hand.
VA: Ai Kakuma
Saint of <Pond>. She tames an evil that lives in a pond in her stomach. Though she - now at the age of 14 - is a saint who is so-called “the world's strongest” saint of all time, her personality is like a pure and naughty kid.
Goldov is widely recognized as the strongest among all of the knights of the Piena “Kokkaku” Order. He basically stays silent and serious, but when in battle he manipulates his spear with his strong physique so skillfully. He faithfully pledges allegiance to Nachetanya.
- Sōma Saitō
- Yōko Hikasa
- Aoi Yuuki
- Kenichi Suzumura
- Rina Sato
- Ai Kakuma
- Kouki Uchiyama
- Original story
- Ishio Yamagata “Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers -” (Shueisha/DashX)
- Takeo Takahashi
- Tatsuhiko Urahata
- Character Design /General Animation Director
- Sayaka Koiso
- Assistant Director
- Hijiri Sanpei
- Art Director (Props)
- Yoshinori Iwanaga
- Art Director (Monster)
- Tatsuya Fukushima
- Color Coordinator
- Hitomi Sano
- Art Designer
- Hiroshi Katō
- Art Director
- Hirotsugu Kakoi
- Director of Photography
- Hiroshi Inoue
- Michiru Oshima
- Sound Director
- Yoshikazu Iwanami
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