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Crunchyroll Adds Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Anime

posted on by Daryl Lee Hale
Series' U.S. premiere to be held at Anime Expo on July 2

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the television anime of Ishio Yamagata's Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers light novel as it airs in Japan. The show will premiere on the site on Saturday, July 4 at 3:30 p.m. EDT/ 12:30 p.m. PDT.

The stream will be available for Crunchyroll members worldwide, except in Asia.

Crunchyroll also announced it will premiere the first two episodes of the series at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 2 at 12:45 p.m. PDT.

Crunchyroll describes the show's story:

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, it turns out that there are Seven Braves who gathered at the promised land...

The Seven Braves notice there must be one enemy among themselves, and feelings of suspicion toward each other spreads throughout the group, with Adlet being the one who gets suspected first and foremost.

Thus begins an overwhelming fantasy adventure that brings upon mystery after mystery!

The series will premiere in Japan on MBS on July 4 before airing on Tokyo MX TV, AT-X, and BS11. The show will also stream on Niconico, GYAO!, d Anime Store, U-NEXT, Anime Pass, and other services. The staff will screen the first two episodes in the series at an event in Tokyo on June 27.

The series will star:

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 Ōshima (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.

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.

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