With each year, anime has been giving us many new stories. Not only this, but these stories have undergone many changes over the years, providing their audience with more interesting shows. Similarly, at the start of 2022, anime fans received much new anime that managed to win our hearts in no time. The anime Requiem of the Rose King is one such anime. Requiem for the Rose King brings us a unique retelling of real historical events from the history of England. This anime, thus, blends the historical fiction genre with dark fantasy and romance making it one of the most beautiful anime to watch. Not only this, but it introduces many intriguing characters that are capable of becoming your favorite character eventually. As the anime aired some time ago, Requiem of the Rose King Episode 17 is soon about to release.
Requiem of a Rose King is adapted from a manga written and illustrated by Aya Kanno. The manga’s first chapter was released on 13 October, 2013. The last chapter of the manga was released not very long ago, on 6 January 2022. However, this wasn’t the end for the franchise, as a spin-off manga was released on the same day. Requiem of the King has been adapted into many forms, including a stage play. The anime, which came out on 9 January 2022, is currently ongoing.
What Is Requiem of the Rose King About?
Just like the name, the anime gives off a beautiful dark vibe. It introduces us to the main protagonist of the series, Richard III. Richard is the intersex child born to Richard Duke of York and Cecily Neville. He refers to himself using he/him pronouns. Richard’s story is not only interesting but dark as he has inner demons he needs to battle with. Not only this, but because of being intersex, he feels alienated. He is called a monster by his mother for being intersex and also receives hate from others. His mother’s hatred toward him drives most of his childhood. As a result, he develops disgust toward his own body.
Despite these things, he still continues the battle within himself. He also wishes to pursue his goal of being the King. The story also revolves around the political conflicts between the House of York and the House of Lancaster. This event in history falls under the Wars of the Roses period, dating from 1455 to 1487 in England. The name of this war was inspired by the family crest of these royal houses. All this creates major conflicts surrounding him. Thus, the protagonist here isn’t only battling his demons but also the enemies around him.
Baraou no Sourets Episode 16 Recap
Since the series will be coming to an end after 24 episodes, we are now almost approaching the end. Episode 16 of Requiem of the Rose King begins with Catesby, Richard’s Royal Servant, remembering the time they were children. He remembers young Richard telling him that he would be going to the forest with his mother. He then asks him to look for him if he gets lost. On the other hand, we see Richard worrying whether his next moves will change the relationship he has with his royal servant. He wonders if Catesby will hate him for it. Lord Hastings is then caught by the Earl of Buckingham, Stafford Henry. However, he is stopped by Catesby, claiming Hastings to be an ally. In a private conversation later, Henry tells Catesby that he cannot save Richard if he cannot become a devil himself.
He then wishes to meet Richard to tell him about Hastings would betray him. In turn, Richard states that he would be betraying the crown in order to become King, and Catesby remains loyal to him, claiming that he has always had only one Lord to serve. Henry then tells Catesby that his orders are Richard’s orders and gives him the task of chopping the traitor’s head off as a sign of loyalty.
Eventually, the word of Richard being a demon spread across, and people began to curse his name, something that angered Catesby. Lord Hastings asks Catesby to seize Richard as nobody wished for a demon to be king. Catesby then remembers his regret of not getting to Richard on time when he visited the forest as a child. Catesby asks Hastings to prepare for a fight. The episode ends with a sword-slashing sound, leaving us wondering what will happen next.
Requiem of the Rose King Episode 17 Release Date
Requiem of the Rose King Episode 17 will be released on 8 May 2022. It will release at 7:00 P.M. (JST).
Watch Requiem of the Rose King Episode 17 Online – Streaming Details
You can watch the anime on the streaming platform Crunchyroll. As for the manga, you can read it on Viz Media’s official website.
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