Written by: Jei Beltrano
Published on: October 24, 2021 at 11:58 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 Sunday the theme songs for its upcoming first cour.
The opening theme song titled ‘Ware, Bara ni Insu’ will be performed by Japanese voice actor and singer Makoto Furukawa, and the ending theme ‘Akumu’ by Japanese singer, lyricist and composer ZAQ. The anime is scheduled to begin broadcasting in January 2022.
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 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