The official website of the upcoming anime adaptation of Ishio Yamagata and Miyagi’s Rokka no Yuusha (Heroes of the Six Flowers) light novel series has revealed the first designs for the main characters of the July series.
The first character designs has been revealed for the Rokka no Yuusha anime, though no cast members have been revealed so far. The designs revealed for include:
- Adlet Mayer
- Nachetania Loei Piena Augustra
- Fremie Speeddraw
- Hans Humpty
- Maura Chester
- Chamot Rosso
- Goldov Auora
The series itself will follow the story of the original LNs and will follow the character and art designs of the manga adaptation. The main members of the anime’s production staff were earlier revealed and include:
- Director: Takeo Takahashi (Spice and Wolf, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha)
- Assistant Director: Sei Sanpei (Spice and Wolf Season 2 and Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil Episode Director)
- Scriptwriter and Series Composer: Tatsuhiko Urahata (Cardfight!! Vanguard, Black Bullet)
- Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Sayaka Koiso (Rail Wars!, Haitai Nanafa)
- Anime Monster Designer: Tatsuya Fukushima (Rail Wars! and Walkure Romanze Key Animator)
- Music Composer: Michiru Oshima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Little Witch Academia)
- Animation Studio: Passione (Rail Wars!, Haitai Nanafa)
The first promotional video for the anime was also released that has English subtitles, where the anime will be licensed internationally by Pony Canon.
Rokka no Yuusha (Heroes of the Six Flowers) is a fantasy light novel written by Ishio Yamagata featuring illustrations from Miyagi. The LN series began in August 2011 being published under Shueisha’s Dash X Bunko imprint. To date a total of 5 volumes have been published, with the latest volume out on November 21st. A manga adaptation of the series was produced by Yamagata and Kei Toru, who worked on the Akame ga Kill! Zero manga. The series is currently serialized in Shueisha’s Super Dash & Go! magazine and a total of 3 compiled volumes have been released.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
When the “Majin” awakes, the goddess of fate will choose six warriors and bestow them with the power to save the world.
Somewhere on their bodies, a crest in the shape of a flower will appear and as a result the warriors are “The Heroes of the Six Flowers.”
As the day of the Majin’s revival nears, Adlet, a boy who calls himself the strongest man in the world, is chosen as one of the “Six Flowers.”
But when the heroes arrived at their designated location, they found that there were seven heroes present.
Which meant that one of them was an imposter and an enemy.
Confused by the impossible situation, suspicion and paranoia spread among the chosen.
And within a thick forest, the heroes’ fierce battle begins!
The upcoming anime adaptation of Rokka no Yuusha will be airing this July during the Summer 2015 anime season. Further information about the anime will be revealed at a later date.
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