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TV Anime of 'Baraou no Souretsu' Manga Announced

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Publishing company Akita Shoten announced a television anime adaptation of Aya Kanno's Baraou no Souretsu (Requiem of the Rose King) manga on Wednesday.

Synopsis
The crown of England has been hotly contested throughout history, and in the Middle Ages, a series of great civil wars became known as the War of the Roses. Claiming a right to the throne, the Duke of York seeks to unseat King Henry VI and his heir in order to become king himself.

On a dark day filled with many ill omens, the Duke gains a son: Richard Plantagenet, third of his name. Neither male nor female, but instead possessing characteristics of both sexes, Richard III is immediately reviled by his mother. Her hatred defines his childhood, leading to a deep disgust toward his own body and an adverse reaction to being called a demon.

Richard grows up troubled by visions of England's former foe, Joan of Arc, who taunts that he will bring ruin to all who know him. He believes that he can attain salvation by helping his father achieve his destiny of becoming the king. However, cursed by the expectations of both his mother and Joan, will Richard's actions instead drag his family down into darkness? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Kanno began serializing the historical dark fantasy manga in Monthly Princess in October 2013. Akita Shoten published the 14th volume on Wednesday.

VIZ Media licensed the manga in English in February 2015 and published the 12th volume on June 9. The 13th volume is set for a November 10 release. The manga has also been published in multiple foreign languages, including Chinese, Italian, Polish, French, and Spanish.

Announcement


Manga official page: https://akitashoten.co.jp/series/3890
Manga official Twitter: @baraou_info

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I've never heard of this series but I'm really interested. This is the first anime/manga I can think of with an intersex character, let alone intersex protagonist.
The art style is super pretty, hope that can hold up for the anime
 
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This sounds AMAZING, I'm surprised I've never heard of it, it sounds like a series that people would be talking about.

DEFINITELY adding
 
 
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......oh no .....
 
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Lmao never knew Gender Bender was a genre on MAL https://myanimelist.net/manga/genre/44/Gender_Bender

Read in a review that the whole premise is spoiled due to it being an excuse for indirectly being a yaoi story. I can see myself thinking along the same lines already so it's probably not for me.
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Uh what type of gender bender is this? Can anyone tell me?
 
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Absolute skip.
spectrojan said:
Lmao never knew Gender Bender was a genre on MAL https://myanimelist.net/manga/genre/44/Gender_Bender
Only for manga. Apparently there are not enough anime sharing the premise to add the tag there as well.
 
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MegamiRem said:
Uh what type of gender bender is this? Can anyone tell me?


the Wikipedia article specifically calls Richard intersex

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Requiem_of_the_Rose_King

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersex
 
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Oh interesting...gonna look forward to this
 
 
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Ok, before I add it to ptw, please tell me: How gay is this?
 
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Piromysl said:
Ok, before I add it to ptw, please tell me: How gay is this?


Judging by a manga review, it's pretty gay
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I think I will skip this, the character designs gives me gay vibes. Art is good but gay is not good for my eyes and brain.
 
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I'm....gonna have to skip out on this one. This really feels like it's fetishising the pain of trans/intersex people just to make it a pretty bishie yaoi story, or whatever. No thanks.

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I've never heard of this series but I'm really interested. This is the first anime/manga I can think of with an intersex character, let alone intersex protagonist.
The art style is super pretty, hope that can hold up for the anime

There's another one, though it's not the main! (listed under spoiler)
 
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Never heard of this until now, and it sounded so interesting 'cause alternative history is cool - until I saw the manga panels... Would've put on the PTW if it wasn't just another yaoi anime.
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beargolfer said:

There's another one, though it's not the main! (listed under spoiler)

interesting! it's been added to my ptw!
 
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RiseUp_SS-kun said:
I think I will skip this, the character designs gives me gay vibes. Art is good but gay is not good for my eyes and brain.

that's pretty fucking hilarious coming form you who has a stupidly hideous signature that reads:

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omfg lmao you're damn ridiculous
 
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Lmaooo typical of people to judge something as "yaoi" solely based on the manga cover and design, that's so dumb.


Anyways, wow I never expected this would ever get an anime adaptation, I'm
surprised and have mixed feelings about it. It's pretty dark. I haven't read it in years so I'm not caught up, but it's definitely a lot more brutal and not the stupid "bishie" label that people make it out to be. In my case anyways, I'm reading it only cause of the story and one character
since I don't even like the art.
 
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Looks interesting. I might get the first volume to see if it’s my thing.
 
 
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spectrojan said:
Lmao never knew Gender Bender was a genre on MAL https://myanimelist.net/manga/genre/44/Gender_Bender

Read in a review that the whole premise is spoiled due to it being an excuse for indirectly being a yaoi story. I can see myself thinking along the same lines already so it's probably not for me.

Since an intersex person can identify as male and be attracted to the same sex, i'm reluctant to call it an excuse.. In any case, I'd probably have to watch it first before i could pidgeon-hole it into anything..
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Looks interesting. I gonna check!!!


And seems gay, so I am totally in!!!
 
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Boazanian said:
Never heard of this until now, and it sounded so interesting 'cause alternative history is cool - until I saw the manga panels... Would've put on the PTW if it wasn't just another yaoi anime.


From what I hear online, this actually a lot more than just another yaoi anime
 
 
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The description actually reminds me of Vinland Saga, it also sounds like a pretty dark story

The artwork gives me those vibes as well, yes as people have mentioned it supposedly looks more yaoi esc, but I don't know it looks more like it's just from a magazine primarily aimed at girls/women/me
 
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The gay panic is as I expected. Delicious.

I voted for this! Love me another beautiful Richard and Henry is so gorgeous. I've been anticipating the anime announcement of this dark shoujo series for so long. I hope drama CD cast returns and anime does manga art justice.
 
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It literaly says "historical dark fantasy" and that the main character is intersex. And I still see comments like "just another yaoi".

Something like that could be said 10+ years ago, but be real people, we're not in that era anymore.
 
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CATESBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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>bl subtext
no thx skip
 
 
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Boazanian said:
Never heard of this until now, and it sounded so interesting 'cause alternative history is cool - until I saw the manga panels... Would've put on the PTW if it wasn't just another yaoi anime.

Good thing it's a shoujo then?
 
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I love the manga. I hope the adaptation will be good.
 
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Look like an interesting historical drama and apparently has an intersex protag. I'll check it out :)
 
 
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As always, homophobes have descended in the comments section. These people will keep hating on a show and writing "I thought it was interesting till I realised it was yaoi/queerbait uwu" comments even when the show will be airing

Anyhow, this looks this has potential. PTW
 
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After my experience with Afterschool Nightmare and reading the comments from trans people in their reviews for this manga, I'm hesitant to give it a try but...I will anyway lol.
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We rarely see intersex characters in anime and the synopsis sounds interesting definitely going to watch it.

The announcement trailer kinda gave harem vibes...
 
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For all of you guys, yes it's not a yaoi, and it's not a harem BUT it is pretty fckn gay xd I love the manga so they better not mess this up
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I really really REALLY wanted to like this manga, but the "rapist-turns-into-lover" clishe just killed it for me. T_T Okay, it's a dark and sad story, BUT STILL!

I hope it's going to adapt only the first arc. It's more bearable and more interesting. And I don't want the DramaCD cast, but I pretty sure about that Richard's gonna have a female voice, which is... pretty meh for me, but in this case, is understandable. (sorry, I just don't like, when a feminine guy got a female voice, because he is feminine. that's not how it's works!)