Rokka No Yuusha [Rokka: Braves of The Six Flowers] An Anime Review
Rokka No Yuusha or Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers was originally a Japanese novel series written by Ishio Yamagata with illustrations by Miyagi. It was published in six volumes in August of 2011. In 2012, Kei Toru took on the manga adaptation in Shueisha’s Super Dash & Go! Magazine. On July 4th of 2015, Crunchyroll a popular anime streaming service, began airing the anime series version of Rokka No Yuusha produced by Passione studios and directed by Takeo Takahashi. This is one of the anime’s I felt slipped by me, and I am glad I caught back up with it.
With the beautiful artwork and Aztec esthetic, Rokka No Yuusha is visually stunning. The plot is six people known as the ‘Braves’ are chosen by the Goddess of Fate to fight the Demon God Majin whom is terrorizing the land they call home. When all the Braves meet there are seven Braves, six which means one of them is an impostor.
Rokka No Yuusha has a plot that has been done before. An adolescent boy finds out he is really the strongest man in the world and is charged with vanquishing the evil that has taken hold of his home land–its still is worth a look. With its great action sequences, and main characters Aldet Mayer and Princess Nashetania, you will are in for a visual treat.
Sometimes Aldet’s personality can leave more to be desired because of his cockiness. He has a need to proclaim he is in fact the “Strongest Man in the World.” The story doesn’t solely focus on him, which is good. I am especially interested in the ‘Seventh Brave’ who has infiltrated the group and is likely their enemy.
Even though the plot at times can be cliché, the combat scenes and shot angles, mixed with the vibrant colors and characters makes this worth a look. You can watch Rokka No Yuusha series on Crunchyroll which is an anime streaming service that you can watch unlimited and commercial free for only $6.95 a month. Happy Streaming!