Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Promo Introduces Story Premise
posted on by Karen Ressler
Pony Canyon began streaming a new promotional video for the television anime adaptation of Ishio Yamagata's Rokka no Yūsha (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers) fantasy light novel series on Tuesday.
Adlet: My name is Adlet Meyer, the strongest man in the world!
Narrator and text: Legend speaks.
Text: Evil spirits steering towards destruction
Narrator: When the evil spirits awaken from their long sleep, the god of destiny will choose six heroes.
Text: Six heroes chosen by the gods
Text: Seven people gather at the promised location with proof that they are heroes.
Adlet: There's one enemy among us.
Text: Who is the fake?
The video is listed as the first promotional video, but Pony Canyon previously streamed a promotional video titled "version 0."
The series will star:
Sōma Saitō as Adlet
Yōko Hikasa as Nachetanya/Nachetania*
Aoi Yuki as Flamie/Fremie*
Kenichi Suzumura as Hans
Rina Satou as Maura
Ai Kakuma as Chamot
Kouki Uchiyama as Goldov
(*The Japanese website and the English website have different romanized spellings.)
The series will premiere on MBS, Tokyo MX TV, AT-X, and BS11 in July. The staff will screen the first two episodes in the series at an event in Tokyo on June 27. Niconico will also stream an event featuring Sōma Saitō on June 20.
Takeo Takahashi (Spice and Wolf, MAOYU, So I Can't Play H) is directing the series at the studio Passione. Hijiri 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. Adlet, 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 Adlet.
Pony Canyon USA will localize the series. The company plans to dub the series in English, but noted that it will depend on the title's performance.
Yamagata (The Book of Bantorra) 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 (Akame ga KILL! Zero) is also drawing a manga adaptation.