Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry

Chivalry of a Failed Knight

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Synonyms: A Chivalry of the Failed Knight, Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan, A Tale of Worst One
Japanese: 落第騎士の英雄譚《キャバルリィ》
English: Chivalry of a Failed Knight
German: A Chivalry of a Failed Knight
Spanish: Chivalry of a Failed Knight
French: Chivalry of a Failed Knight
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2015 to Dec 19, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2015
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: SILVER LINK., Nexus
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.471 (scored by 491804491,804 users)
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Ranked: #17652
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #163
Members: 824,216
Favorites: 7,998

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There exist few humans in this world with the ability to manipulate their souls to form powerful weapons. Dubbed "Blazers," these people study and train at the prestigious Hagun Academy to become Mage-Knights; among the students is so-called failure Ikki Kurogane, the sole F-rated Blazer. However, when the worst student in the academy sees Stella Vermillion, an A-ranked Blazer who also happens to be a princess, naked, she challenges him to a duel with dire stakes—the loser becomes the slave of the winner. There’s no possible way that Stella can lose, right?

Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry follows the story of Ikki as he tries to prove his strength to a world that believes him to be the weakest, all the while gaining new friends, wisdom, and experience.

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Episode 1 was previewed at a screening at Cinemart Shinjuku on September 27, 2015. Regular broadcasting began on October 3, 2015.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Oonuma, Shin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Takamura, Yuuta
Episode Director
Inoue, Keisuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Identity (アイデンティティ)" by Mikio Sakai (eps 2-3, 5-11)

Ending Theme

1: "Identity (アイデンティティ)" by Mikio Sakai (eps 1)
2: "Haramitsu Renka (波羅蜜恋華)" by ALI PROJECT (eps 2-11)

Dec 24, 2015
sushiisawesome (All reviews)
Rakudai Kisihi no Calvary is a show that does a hell of a lot more wrong than it does right, manages to fall into all the typical LN tropes, and still manages to have an incredibly fervent fanbase which thinks that somehow it is an original show which averts many tropes used in LN-adaptations. While I admit that the show manages more right than wrong in one or two aspects, it still manages to be an incredibly bland and generic LN adaptation in the eyes of almost anyone who is experienced enough anime. This review involves spoilers, but honestly no one should care about spoilers read more
Dec 19, 2015
LeaderTGW (All reviews)
I'll admit at first glance I also noticed it to be both visually and story related to Asterisk wars however as we all may know by now that Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry has more of a erotic, romance, ecchi genre's in it. While watching I found myself to be highly engaged into the action and battles scenes more than the story. I felt bad though because I personally felt that the story was weak. What I mean by that is I felt like there wasn't much of a "wow" or "oh my god how intense" moment in the story for me. I did however like read more
Dec 20, 2015
Lyree (All reviews)
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry - after reading the synopsis and seeing the cover, doesn't it make you think it's yet another uninteresting and low quality light novel adaptation about a "worst" student and his harem, taking place in a magic high school?
That's not exactly what Rakudai is.

The start might not be so convincing, but already after the first episode I knew I would stick with this anime till the end. What makes Rakudai stand out, is that it's really trying to be a little different. And the outcome is pretty good. At first, this is something we know very well already. We get our protagonist, read more
Dec 19, 2015
HaXXspetten (All reviews)
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry feels to me like an almost desperate attempt to be different. It intentionally utilizes perhaps the most overused setting and premise in the anime industry as of late, and then tries to put its own spin on it in order to make it stand out from the crowd. I say "attempt" however, because unfortunately it never quite lives up to its own potential due to having a tendency of not focusing on its own strengths properly, and thus indirectly making it somewhat generic in the end, even though that's exactly what it's supposed to try its hardest to avoid.

The story takes read more

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