The summer 2015 series Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers is expected to be one of the bigger shows of the season, especially with Pony Canyon promoting it, and the series now has its distribution for streaming audiences. Crunchyroll has announced that they’ve picked up the show and it will be available to Crunchyroll members worldwide except Asia. The show will make its premiere on MBS on July 4th, 2015 while rolling out over the next few days, with AT-X on the 5th and Tokyo MX on the 8th. It’ll be getting a special premiere at Anime Expo as well on July 2nd where the first two episodse will be shown to fans.
The series will star Soma Saito as Adlet, Yōko Hikasa as Nachetanya, Aoi Yuki as Flamie, Kenichi Suzumura as Hans, Rina Satou as Maura, Ai Kakuma as Chamot and Kouki Uchiyama as Goldov.
The show is an interesting one with the staff involved and just the tone of it so far that has it feeling set apart from the norm. It’s being directed by Takeo Takahashi of Spice & Wolf and Mayou fame with overall composition by Tatsuhiko Urahata. Sayaka Koiso is handling the character designs and also serving as the chief animation director while Tatsuya Fukushima is handling creature design and Yoshinori Iwanaga is handling prop design. It’s being animated by Passione.
Check out the promos below. The series is set to be localized by Pony Canyon USA.
The property comes from Ishio Yamagata (with Kei Toru handling the manga adaptation) which began back in 2011 and has five volumes to its name so far.
Plot concept: 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 called “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!
Check out additional character design details below: