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Rokka no Yūsha TV Anime's 1st Promo Reveals Staff

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Spice and Wolf's Takeo Takahashi to direct summer fantasy series

Pony Canyon began streaming the first promotional video for the television anime adaptation of Ishio Yamagata's original Rokka no Yūsha (Heroes of the Six Flowers) fantasy light novel series on Saturday. The video reveals the main staff members. The anime is slated to premiere in Japan this summer.

Narration: The legends speak. When the an evil darker than darkness awakens, and the world turns into a hell, the gods will choose six heroes to leave his power to.
Adlette: I'm Adlette Meyer, the strongest man in the world!
Text: The awakening of the demon God
Text: The first princess of the Piena Kingdom
Text: The sage of the swamp.
Text: The black knight squad.
Text: Leader of the ten thousand gods
Text: Sage of the blade
Text: The mad demon
Text: The assassin
Text: Strongest in the history
Text: The demon realm
Text: The mountain sage
Text: The cat sword
Text: The sage of Nostrum
Narration: The number of heroes that will be chosen will absolutely be only size... And they will be called, "The Six Flowers."

Takeo Takahashi (Spice and Wolf, MAOYU, So I Can't Play H) is directing the series at the studio Passione. Sei Sanpei (MAOYU, Rail Wars! episode director) is serving as assistant director, and Tatsuhiko Urahata (Oreshura, Monster, NANA) is writing the script and handling composition. Sayaka Koiso (Rail Wars!, Haitai Nanafa) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. Michiru Oshima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Blast of Tempest, The Tatami Galaxy) is composing the soundtrack. Hitomi Sano (Rail Wars!, Spice and Wolf, Haitai Nanafa) is the color coordinator, Tatsuya Fukushima (Walkure Romanze, Rail Wars! key animator) is designing the monsters, and Iwanaga Yoshinori (Beelzebub, From the New World, Is This a Zombie?) is designing the props.

In the story of the original light novel series, when the Majin awoke from the depths of darkness, the deity of fate chose six heroes and bequeathed them with the power to save the world. Adoretto, a boy who proclaims himself the strongest on Earth, was selected among the Rokka no Yūsha (Braves of the Six Flowers), and he goes to the rendezvous point — but seven have gathered there. The heroes suspect that someone among the seven is the enemy, and the initial suspicion falls on Adoretto.

Yamagata launched the novel series with illustrations by Miyagi in 2011, and Shueisha's Dash X Bunko imprint published the fifth volume in November. Kei Toru is also drawing a manga adaptation.

Yamagata wrote the original Tatakau Shisho light novel series that inspired The Book of Bantorra anime, and Toru has also drawn the Akame ga KILL! Zero manga.

Update: Correct staff names.

Source: MoCa News

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