Mitsuki Saiga Voices The Protagonist Richard III in TV Anime Requiem of the Rose King

The anime will be aired for two cours from January 2022



The official website for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Aya Kanno's dark fantasy historical drama manga Baraou no Souretsu / Requiem of the Rose King released a lot of new information today, including the main voice cast members, main staff, a key visual, and a 90-second teaser PV.


After the initial announcement back in September 2020, the anime was originally set to premiere in the fall of 2021, but has been postponed to January 2022 for production reasons. it is also confirmed that the anime will be aired for two consecutive cours from January 2022 and that it will depict until the conclusion of the story according to the official website.


The protagonist Richard is voiced by Mitsuki Saiga (Hibiki Shikyouin in Pripara/Idol Time Pripara, , Solulu in Kiratto Pri☆Chan), who reprises her role in the drama CDs released from 2016 to 2017. She says, "I will do my best to add more color to the wonderful world that Kanno-san has created! Also, the voices and performances of my co-stars always hit through me, so I hope you can look forward to them!" 



Teaser PV:



Teaser CM:



Key visual:



Main voice cast:


  • Richard: Mitsuki Saiga
  • Henry: Hikaru Midorikawa
  • Richard, Duke of York: Sho Hayami
  • Edward: Kosuke Toriumi
  • George: Yasuaki Takumi
  • Earl of Warwick: Satoshi Mikami
  • Catesby: Satoshi Hino
  • Queen Margaret: Sayaka Ohara
  • Prince Edward: Kohei Amasaki
  • Narration: Hochu Otsuka



Main staff:


  • Director: Kentaro Suzuki
  • Series Composition/Screenplay: Hiroki Uchida
  • Character Design: Riki Hashizume
  • Art Director: Kentaro Izumi
  • Color Designer: Mayumi Tanahashi
  • Director of Photography: Akihiro Takahashi
  • Sound Director: Miwa Iwanami
  • Music: Ko Otani
  • Music Production: Lantis
  • Animation Production: J.C.STAFF




The manga loosely based on William Shakespeare's famous plays Richard III and Henry VI, Part 3 has been serialized in Akita Shoten's Monthly Princess magazine since October 2013. Its English edition is licensed by Viz Media and has released 13 volumes so far. The publisher introduces the manga's synopsis as below.



Richard, the ambitious third son of the House of York, believes he is cursed, damned from birth to eternal darkness. But is it truly fate that sets him on the path to personal destruction? Or his own tormented longings? Based on an early draft of Shakespeare’s Richard III, Aya Kanno’s dark fantasy finds the man who could be king standing between worlds, between classes, between good and evil. 




Source: "Requiem of the Rose King" anime official website / Twitter


©Aya Kanno (Akita Shoten)/Requiem for teh Rose King Production Committee


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