'Requiem of the Rose King' TV anime reveals first key visual, series to air in Fall 2021

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: March 23, 2021 at 7:23 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter for the TV anime series adaptation of Aya Kanno's "Requiem of the Rose King (Bara-Ō no Sōretsu)" manga series has revealed on Tuesday its first key visual for the upcoming anime series. The anime is scheduled to begin broadcasting this Fall and is animated by animation studio J.C Staff.


The official Twitter for the anime also opened today.

The series is animated by animation studio J.C Staff with Kentaro Suzuki serving as the series director. Hiroki Uchida is writing the scripts and Tsutomu Hashizume is designing the characters. The cast is yet to be revealed.


The original Requiem of the Rose King Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Aya Kanno has been serialized in Akita Shoten's Monthly Princess magazine since October 2013 and collected into 14 tankōbon volumes. The series is loosely based on the Shakespearean plays Richard III and Henry VI, Part 3 which follows the character of Richard III during the tumultuous Wars of the Roses (1455–1487) period in English history.

Viz Media, which publish the English version of the series, describes the story as:

Requiem of the Rose King follows Richard Plantagenet III through his house York's continuous struggle against the House of Lancaster for the throne of England. The country is divided by the two families grappling for power -the Yorks and the Lancasters. While real war occurs, Richard is also fighting with himself, the unsteady politics of the court, and his own desires to be king. . .

Source: Requiem of the Rose King Official Twitter

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