Requiem of the Rose King – Plot, Trailer, 2022 Release and More!

Winter 2022 is bringing a lot of anime to the table and there are definitely some that you should not miss out on! Requiem of the Rose King is set to premiere in January 2022 and we need to talk about it. The series by Aya Kanno was originally serialized in the Monthly Princess and began its run in 2013. The manga came to an end in January 2022, a week before the beginning of the anime’s run.

The upcoming anime adaptation of The Requiem of the Rose King is under J C Studios, also known for many other titles like How the Realist Hero Rebuilt his Kingdom and the upcoming anime, The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest.

The manga for the series is rated 8.1/10 on My Anime List!

Requiem of the Rose King Trailer

What is The Requim of the Rose King About?

The Crown of England becomes a matter of contention as the War of the Roses is waged. The House of Yorks is set up against the House of Lancaster as the Duke of York strives to dethrone King Henry VI to take the title for himself.

The Duke witnesses the birth of his child soon after. This child named Richard Plantagenet grows to the ill favour of his mother who does not accept or acknowledge his existence as an intersex person. He develops a complicated relationship with his body, often riddled with hate and confusion, which goes to dominate his identity through the course of the story.

He grapples to create a life for himself, moving forward making friends and foes as he tries to tackle the threat of enemies in his visions of Joan of Arc, England’s villain. He homes to be at peace with himself by assisting his father’s aspirations along with his own dream of the throne.

The story is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play Richard III. The opening theme, ‘I’m Obsessed with Roses’ is performed by Makoto Furukawa and the ending theme ‘Nightmare’ is performed by Zaq.

What will be Requiem of the Rose King release date?

Different channels have scheduled the airing of the premiere of The Requiem of the Rose King. The premiere was first aired on Tokyo MX, Sun TV and KBS Kyoto on January 9th. BS11 will be airing the first episode on January 11th.

The anime will air in two consecutive cours that will span across half the year. Each cour will have 10-14 episodes that will adapt parts of the manga. The original release of the Requiem of the Rose King was supposed to be in July 2021 but was unfortunately delayed.

Where Can You Watch The Requiem of the Rose King?

Currently, Tokyo MX, BS11, Sun TV and KBS Kyoto have scheduled the airing of the anime. Additionally, Funimation has also announced a simulcast for the anime in the Winter 2022 anime season, meaning all the episodes will gradually become available on the platform!

Requiem of the Rose King Characters, Cast and Staff

The main cast of the anime along with additional characters was announced shortly before the premiere of the anime on Sunday in Japan. The confirmed voice cast of the anime includes:

  • Houchu Ohtsuka as Narrator
  • Mitsuki Saiga as Richard
  • Hikaru Midorikawa as Henry
  • Kousuke Toriumi as Edward
  • Sho Hayami as Richard, Duke of York
  • Sayaka Ohara as Queen Margaret
  • Yasuaki Takumi as George, Duke of Clarence
  • Satoshi Mikami as the Earl of Warwick
  • Satoshi Hino as William Catesby
  • Shizuka Itou as Queen Elizabeth
  • Kohei Amasaki as Edward of Westminster
  • Riho Sugiyama as Henry Stafford
  • Aoi Yuki as Joan of Arc
  • Sayumi Suzushiro as Lady Anne Neville
  • Ayumi Mano as Lady Isabel Neville
  • Aya Hisakawa as Cecily Neville

Kentaro Suzuki is the director. Hiroki Uchida is the scriptwriter and supervisor. Chikara Hashizunme is working with character creation, Kentoaro Izumi is the art director, Mayumi Tanahashi is in-charge of colour design, Akihiro Takahashi is the director of photography, Yoshikazu Iwanami is the audio director and Kou Otani is the music composer. Lantis will be producing music for the anime series.

The series also has a spinoff manga along with a drama CD collection that was inspired by the manga.

FAQs – The Requiem of the Rose King Editon

Q. Is Requiem of the Rose King finished?

A. The manga for the series had a 9 year run from 2013 to 2022. The final release from the title came in January 2022, putting an end to the manga series. The anime adaptation, however, is yet to begin and has already confirmed 2 cours, promising at least 20+ episodes in total as of now.

Q. Is Richard from Requiem of the Rose King a girl?

A. Richard is expressed as an intersex character, with aspects of the male and female sex. Richard’s story is deeply affected by his identity as he seems to loathe himself consistently during the story. While the implication of such a character is not touched upon in the story itself, there are several criticisms that highlight the negative portrayal of Richard. However, it is to be noted that most translations offer he/him pronouns for Richard.

Q. How many chapters are in Requiem of the Rose King?

A. The manga has ended with 17 volumes in a complied format, with Volume 17 scheduled for shipping in June 2022. The manga has 69 chapters at the end of Volume 15 and should end with approximately 77 chapters by the end of the last volume.

Q. What genre is Requiem of the Rose King?

The anime is based on Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Aya Kanno. It is inspired by plays by Shakespeare- Henry VI, Part 3 and Richard III. Requiem of the Rose King genre is a dark fantasy with historical drama and a bit of romance

Stay tuned for updates on the new The Requiem of the Rose King and all the good stuff from your favourite titles. In the meantime, don’t forget to let us know your picks from Winter 2022 anime releases and let us know all you plan to watch in the upcoming season!

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