A teaser trailer for the upcoming Requiem of the Rose King anime has been released, offering a preview of the anime’s cast and visual style. Staff and cast details, as well as a key visual, were also released.
The newly announced staff includes Kentarō Izumi (A Certain Scientific Railgun T) as art director, Mayumi Tanahashi (Skate-Leading Stars) as color designer, Akihiro Takahashi (A Certain Scientific Accelerator) as photography director, and Kow Ōtani (Wise Man’s Grandchild) as music composer.
The previously announced staff include Kentarō Suzuki (Angels of Death) as director, with Hiroki Uchida (Gamers!) as series composer and scriptwriter, and Tsutomu Hashizume (Mewkledreamy animation director) as character designer. J.C.Staff is the animation production studio.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Mitsuki Saiga as Richard, Hikaru Midorikawa as Henry, Shō Hayami as the Duke of York, Kōsuke Toriumi as Edward, Yasuaki Takumi as George, Satoshi Mikami as Warwick, Satoshi Hino as Calesby, Sayaka Ōhara as Margaret, and Kōhei Amasaki as Edward of Westminister.
Set to release in January 2022, Requiem of the Rose King is based on the Richard III-inspired gothic manga series by Aya Kanno, which began in 2014 and has 15 tankōbon volumes as of March 2021. A spin-off titled King of Idol: Baraou no Gakuen began in early 2021.
Viz Media describes the story as:
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: BANDAI NAMCO Arts Channel