The summer 2015 series Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers has had a “preview zero” for a bit that was subtitled, but now the first “formal” promotional video for the show has arrived. Clocking in at 40 seconds, we get a good look at the animation, some of its historical design and a little taste of the cast as well, though most of it is just narrated. The series, set for a July debut, now 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
- 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 first promo video 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: