Part of me wonders if I should watch Seven Knights Revolution or if I should just cut out the middleman and go play the game that this anime is based on now to get roughly the same effect.
The first episode of this series will air at the very beginning of Monday, April 5th.
I wasn’t lying when I said that it was going to be airing at the beginning of the day. Episode 1 of Seven Knights Revolution airs in Japan at 12 am Japan Standard Time. This means it will air at the following times around the world the previous day:
Pacific Time: 8 am
Central Time: 10 am
Eastern Time: 11 am
British Time: 4 pm
As of April 1st, 2021, Crunchyroll is the only site that has announced plans to simulcast this series as it airs.
Taking place in a fantasy world that was once saved by seven heroes known as the “Seven Knights”, the time has come for those heroes to be resurrected in the bodies of new young warriors from around the land. One of these successors is a girl named Faria who, one day, saves a boy from disaster. That boy is named Nemo, and it is discovered that he is a successor as well; the only problem is that no one knows anything about the hero whose power he’s inherited.
Let’s be honest; this series is all about driving eyes to the video game. That’s not to say that this won’t be a good series in its own right, but let’s be real about what the underlying motivation is here. With that said, there is potential here for Seven Knights Revolution to surprise us with a compelling story and intense action sequences.
Jointly produced by LIDEN FILMS (Initial D Legend, Heroic Legend of Arslan) and Domerica (who are producing two series this season) with Kazuya Ichikawa (who is directing three series this season: World Ends With You, Burning Kabaddi, and this one) serving as the director working off series composition created by Ukyou Kodachi. The most impressive figure within the staff, however, is famed composer Yoshiaki Fujisawa who has worked on such titles as The Eccentric Family, No Game No Life, and GATE among others.
In terms of the voice cast, the two main characters are being played by Daiki Yamashita (whom you might know better as Izuku Midoriya in My Hero Academia) playing Nemo and Hibiku Yamamura as Faria.
Seven Knights Revolution will probably not blow anyone out of the water, but it could be a solid addition to your anime lineup this season if you’re looking for this sort of thing.