Requiem of the Rose King Episode 1 RELEASE DATE and TIME, COUNTDOWN, Where to Watch

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The Winter 2021 anime season has officially started and there are many interesting anime titles to check out or look forward to. Requiem for the Rose King is one of those that stand out, due to its catchy premise and historical themes. Even the title alerts us to well-worn but well-liked aesthetics and, while not exactly historically accurate, it unfolds during the Early Modern period, an era we can't get enough of!

Below, you will find everything you need to know about the new J. C. Staff project, including the release date and time of the premiere, where to watch, and everything else you need to know about Requiem of the Rose King!

Requiem of the Rose King: What Is It About?

Based on a supernatural manga by Kanno Aya, Requiem of the Rose King unfolds in the backdrop of the War of Roses. While it is primarily a work of fiction, the manga and anime draw on historical themes, including the struggle for the English throne.

Richard III, who, in this version, is intersex and identifies as male, is born to the Duke of York. Richard is treated by his mother as a cursed demon, and grows to only believe in his ability to fight and kill. Richard is plagued by visions of Joan of Arc, who tells him he'll bring ruin to everyone.

Following the execution of his father, Richard is left all alone, until he meets Henry IV and Anne Neville, who will grow to be very important to him.

I have to admit, this premise and aesthetic won me over from minute 1, all the more so when I found out this is a loose retelling of Shakespeare's Richard III and Henry IV. It's too early to tell if it will be good, but the manga ended up iconic enough to inspire a parody that takes the characters to a school for Idols, so there's that. Let's just hope this will be more than a tale of queer suffering.

Requiem of the Rose King Episode 1 Release Date

The release date for the premiere of Requiem of the Rose King is Sunday, the 9th of January 2022, in both Japan and elsewhere.

Requiem of the Rose King Episode 1 Release Time

We expect Requiem of the Rose King to premiere on Sunday the 9th of January at 10:30 pm in Japan. If this timeline remains correct, here's how it translates in different time zones:

  • Pacific Time: 5:30 AM
  • Central Time: 7:30 AM
  • Eastern Time: 8:30 AM
  • British Time: 1:30 PM

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Requiem of the Rose King Episode 1 COUNTDOWN

Requiem of the Rose King Episode 1 Countdown for Premiere

Just 3 days to go before Requiem of the Rose King hits our screens!

Requiem of the Rose King Episode 1 Where to Watch

The licensor for Requiem of the Rose King hasn't been announced yet. Crunchyroll has a few spaces left in its lineup for Winter 2022, so we would expect an announcement within the next few days at the latest. When we have definitive information as to where you can watch Episode 1 of the anime, we will update this post with more information.

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