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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...



battlewaitress
I'm not very well-versed in anime in the fantasy genre, but Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers- makes me want to change that. I found myself immediately drawn into the lore of the story, and as it continued on, it only makes you want to know more about the current situations of the characters, and how everything will play out.

I was reminded of an RPG as I watched the show; I actually thought how fun it would be to be able to play this anime as a game. I think it's going to have an appeal no matter what type of shows you like to watch; there's a large cast of characters, so you're bound to find at least one or two you're really attached to. There's a lot of storytelling of various degrees; you can choose to think about it more deeply, or take it on a surface level, either way. The animation is nice (with the storybook-like bits being particularly compelling), and the world itself has it own mythical flair. I found myself drawn in by the costumes, the fiends (monsters in the world), backgrounds, and the time period itself. There's also a lot of fights and action, between the characters and the monsters and the characters themselves.

I would really recommend giving it a try! I think it's fairly obvious quickly if it will be your type of show or not, but I went in not really knowing what to expect, and wasn't disappointed. Get pulled into the mystery!


Zerogouki
The fun in Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers- was evident to me right away. The visuals are bold and fun, and while it isn't set completely apart from other fantasy anime, it has a flair to it that you don't always see. The more you watch, the more evident that becomes. It's a fun series, and one with a lot of potential. Although there's been quite a few fantasy series in every recent season, too many of them feel like a more standard series about magical high schoolers given a new coat of paint, and some only use the setting as window dressing. There's no risk of that here.

The world is instantly very different, with an unusual Aztec-inspired culture getting the spotlight in episode one, and although there's a quite a bit of exposition, I found it fascinating and was glad the way some of the rules of the world were laid out. It's very appealing in it's focus on character, diving right into it and letting us predict just what the Six Braves will end up looking like. Getting to see their previous incarnations before we've even met anyone besides the bombastic main character is a fun way of getting invested in the world.

There's a lot to like about Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers- and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for something with a more detailed and interesting world than you're likely to see in most other shows or even RPGs.


Eclipsed_Oblivion
Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers- - sounds like your typical adventure anime, that is, until the moment it reaches beyond its simple JRPG-esque premise. After the first episodes, the series falls into the mystery genre when the heroes discover the presence of a traitor among themselves, creating a focus on critical thinking rather than just battles. These battles are, however, fantastic. Rokka emphasizes the strength of its characters through strategy and skills rather than flashy moves, and the fluid animation still makes this beautiful. Also beautiful is the result of Rokka’s world creation; rather than a medieval setting, the series is inspired by Aztec architecture, which, combined with an interesting colour palette, makes Rokka visually unforgettable.

Some of Rokka’s visuals are, however, questionable. The anime follows the impractical “less clothing equals more power” rule for both sexes to the point of being blatant fan service rather than meaningful character design. The characters are sometimes irritating as well, especially when their dialogue is repetitive. Still, as the series explores its characters to uncover the traitor, they become better developed and less annoying. For an adventure anime that doesn’t feel like it should have been a video game instead, make sure not to miss Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-.


moonhawk81
Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers- is a fun and energetic go at fantasy, immediately thrusting the viewer into an active storyline. And that storyline itself might seem familiar--the Demon God (or King) gathers an army with which to destroy humanity, and only a chosen few can face the onslaught and defeat him. Who hasn't heard that one before? But it's characterization that really elevates this anime to something special! The main characters are introduced already seeming well-developed and fully formed, with personalities that clash and complement from one moment to the next. And the culture they defend, something pronouncedly Mesoamerican in flavor, is unique enough to act as its own character, actively contributing to the story's development and progress. Need more? How about some gorgeous background art and devilishly detailed demons, or maybe diverse weaponry and costumes? You'll find something to like.

If I have a problem with this series at all, it's in reaction to the second premise of the plot: seven people claiming to have been chosen to fill just six spots. Now, I'm fine with musical chairs as a main plot point. Really, I am. What I don't understand is why everyone so quickly arrives at the conclusion that someone amongst them must be a fake, and thus a traitor. Maybe it's because I was always so bad at math, or maybe it's because our gods are fallible in my religious tradition, but I just don't understand why treachery is the almost immediate conclusion. What, did the characters read the series preview? Maybe the Goddess of Fate actually did make a mistake--math is hard! Or maybe she felt that this bunch of misfits needed the extra muscle. Conversely, if one of the Braves really is a fake, how does that necessitate that [s]he is also a traitor? [S]he might have no idea about the inherent falsehood and firmly believe in his/her own purity and purpose. Completely outnumbered as they are, shouldn't they fight with what they have and judge each combatant by his/her own actions? I do hope they figure it out soon, though, or I might start pushing for Flamie and the Princess to eliminate the other five and just perform as a duo, despite fully expecting Her Highness to flake. . .


Koda89
Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers- is a bit of an odd beast, as it positions itself as a fantasy adventure series with a slight action leaning in its early episodes, but that all changes when the titular Braves get trapped in a barrier that was supposed to stave off deadly fiends on their journey to kill the Evil God. And to make matters worse, there is a fake in their group.

This shift into a mystery thriller is a bit jarring and can easily turn someone away from the show if they were expecting one thing only to be given another. But I'd argue that this twist makes the show more engaging, making it stand out from its fantasy adventure brethren. It also makes the series remind me of the film Reservoir Dogs.

However, much like Tarantino's directorial debut, to eagle-eyed viewers the mystery of who the fake is shouldn't be a particularly difficult one, as there are several clues that give away who the fake is. I, myself, was able to hone in on the fake in the episode that all the Braves gathered together, with subsequent episodes only making my prediction even stronger.

But that does not mean that Rokka is a bad mystery series, because knowing who the fake Brave is is only half the battle. Figuring out how they managed to set the trap that got the other Braves to start arguing among themselves is something entirely different, and that still stumps me even now. On top of that the Braves are very engaging characters that I want to know more about. In addition, the series has a gorgeous Mesoamerican aesthetic that I just can't get enough of. To that end Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers- is more than a worthy show to watch and should keep most people entertained every episodes.



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" there's a large cast of characters, so you're bound to find at least one or two you're really attached to. "
There's seven. If that's seems large to you... I don't actually know what to say about that.

"What I don't understand is why everyone so quickly arrives at the conclusion that someone amongst them must be a fake, and thus a traitor."
The first saint who sealed to the demon god split her power into six pieces. There are only six spots to fill. I don't think she actively selects the braves (she probably died a long time ago), there's just some ongoing ritual to select the six most worthy candidates. As for how they conclude the fake is a traitor--how wouldn't they be? Anyone who wanted to tag along wouldn't have much to gain by pretending to be a brave, unless they thought they wouldn't be allowed to come otherwise, and somebody activated the barrier to seal them all in. If the fake was on their side, they probably would have outted themselves once it became apparent that this situation wouldn't resolve itself and it needed to be over to move on.

Seriously though, great show. Easily one of, if not the best this season.
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I can agree with all of these reviews I've watched the fantasy genre for many years now bouncing between worlds batteling bots hacking computers or having a hell of a time trying not to cry when so many of my favorite characters are killed off, by a simple gunshot in Tokyo Ghoul. Rokka does give me the feeling its a grab bag or toss salad of all the best the genre of fantasy, light comedic settings reminisce of fairytale, a structure of characters like a cast of a final fantasy mixed with chaika the coffin princess. Added into full metal alchemist, its got the drama but not quite the gore of akame ga kill and battles that rival the great sword art online. Rokka packs all these things into a moving anime thats a great new look and feel with its differing terrain and differing characters attributes and attractiveness. Its not a fan service style but its not a scantly clad romp around a castle either. Its full on adventure as if your watchingeach character pass through their own area of expertise and with 7. Of them it makes for a hefty story based anime that reads more like a heroic samurai or knights travel to save something or someone with a little mischief, fun paranoia, goofy or playful jabs at each other along the way. Not knowing how I ends yet iis great draws me into wanting to see a second season, and not end it at episode 13 or 14 as some of these new animes do because there is nothing to grab a holds of that is new or fresh or relatable. I prefer anime over any American based television show there ever was because lets face it every idea and scrap of pure fiction is blown out of proportion to male something other than a reality show about Alaska or some fake person who's had N real accomplishment except her ass. But I'm starting to get sick of anime based on middle school or high school life in with a twist of fate for those in that one class... So its exciting to see things like GATE, K-, Parasyte the Maxim GOD EATER, AKAME GA KILL, Tokyo.Ghoul, persona4/3, standing right beside the giant titles and even pushing the classic tittles aside and making a new space for them selves like GANGSTA has and Attack on titan, and even KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA (a Netflix series fully developed using 3D by I believe a up and coming 3dcg team of artists with the polished edges and clean spotlessly drawn and effected anime were used to seeing, reading, and hearing of. This decade has been huge for the understanding and production of these amazing quality well written items of fiction and non fiction yet expanding and joining multiple genres and genre classes into a beautiful world that gives us phenomenal work like what we see I Rokka, Gangsta, God eater and Tokyo Ghoul. Love them or hate them their blending and reshaping what we love and need in our Lives and that's a dose of freedom FICTION AND THE BOLDEST "CREATIVITY"to explore much like we get to in and with Rokka. and I think if anyone whose into any form of manga,anime, graphic novels animated films and cartoons will get into ROKKA much like I did by watching the first episode and being drawn in
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Sorry for the terrible grammar of this review and the spelling errors and many other mistakes but I'm a passionate fan and have been one for years I just write fast out of passion and hope the reader understands what point or points in trying to make. So thank you and sorry grammar police this is my first passionate review.... Thamks
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I really like the show and most of its visuals. The only thing I hate is the hideous CG-fiends. It really hurts to look at them, especially since they stand out as an eyesore against the otherwise gorgeous animation. I'm a real sucker for visuals, so I almost quit the show because of these awful-looking fiends. The reason I didn't quit was the engaging story and interesting characters.
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I love this show. Its so unique and refreshing. There's no boobage, super-moe characters, and no filler/chiff-chaff. I wish more shows could be like this with a deep plot, variable and interesting character, and tense situations to keep the show interesting. There isn't an abundance of action scenes, and that's good too, since it doesn't become stale "beat up the bad guy"-like that most Shonens are nowadays. The fewer action scenes benefit from greater and smoother animation quality, and the fights are clever too, unlike the typical raw-power type battle shows, this show emphasizes cleverness (especially in the main protagonist Adlet's actions).

Everything is just amazing
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Episode 10 and boy did I call it--Bunny Girl flaked bad! But she's the perfect example of my earlier point. Assume that there is a fake and that it's Bunny Girl--is she necessarily a traitor, or just plain crazy? What if she, recognizing her own strength, faked the Goddess' seal in order to replace whomever she considered the weakest Brave? In her mind, that might be an act of purest loyalty to cause and self-sacrifice. . .
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Hello, Does anyone know if we are going to get a second season!
I LIKE THIS ANIME SOOOO MUCH!!!!
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TheRoyalQueen wrote:

Hello, Does anyone know if we are going to get a second season!
I LIKE THIS ANIME SOOOO MUCH!!!!


I don't know. I'd also like to continue the story, but I don't think the original situation could be replicated. Even with too many Braves again, they've already moved beyond the barrier that contained the first seven characters and their storyline. . .
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I feel as if It didn't have a "True Ending" though, And there is more to the story. That would be crappy though if it doesn't get a second season. They could totally continue the story.
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TheRoyalQueen wrote:

I feel as if It didn't have a "True Ending" though, And there is more to the story. That would be crappy though if it doesn't get a second season. They could totally continue the story.


Again, I agree. We'd have the same characters (with one change) facing the same problem, just in different circumstances. . .certainly a workable premise.
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