Who says that anime and manga can’t be high-brow and intelligent?
In an announcement that hit the Internet on Tuesday, September 15th, along with the release of the 14th volume, it was revealed that the manga series Requiem of the Rose King will get a television anime adaptation. No further details were revealed, including staff or cast.
Originally a shojo manga series written and illustrated by Aya Kanno, Requiem of the Rose King has been serialized in Akita Shoten’s Princess magazine since 2013 and is loosely based on two Shakespearian titles; Richard III and Henry VI, Part 3. As previously mentioned, it has been collected into fourteen volumes as of this year.
Viz Media holds the English license to the series and describes the story as:
Having taken care of Hastings’s interference, Richard and his allies consolidate power. Meanwhile, King Edward V’s coronation day is decided. For entertainment, a hunt is arranged, but behind the scenes the king and the royal princes have concocted a dastardly plot!
While there is no guarantee that the voice cast will be the same, the Requiem of the Rose King manga series has been adapted into drama CDs in the past. The cast for those were (character names first):
Richard III: Mitsuki Saiga
Henry VI: Daisuke Namikawa
Prince Edward of Lancaster: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Catesby: Yoshimasa Hosoya
George, Duke of Clarence: Takuya Sato
Once we get more details regarding this series, such as the voice cast and production crew, we will file further reports to keep you all informed on all things Requiem of the Rose King.
Source: Moca News