Funimation Launches Dub For ‘Requiem of the Rose King’ Anime

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Funimation is launching the English dub for the alternate history drama anime ‘Baraou no Souretsu,’ known in English as ‘Requiem of the Rose King.’ The show is produced by J.C.Staff and is based on a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Aya Kanno. The first dubbed episode appeared on the Funimation Now streaming service on January 30th.

“What light through yonder window breaks? It’s the Requiem of the Rose King English dub, and we’re excited to announce the series cast and crew, including Ciarán Strange (ASTRA LOST IN SPACE) as Richard,” they said on their website.

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The rest of the cast includes Landon McDonald as Henry, J. Michael Tatum as the Duke of York, E. Jason Liebrecht as Edward, Aaron Campbell as George, Brent Mukai as Warwick, Ian Sinclair as Catesby, Emi Lo as Anne, Morgan Laure as Cecily, and Kayleigh McKee as Joan of Arc.

You can watch the trailer below:

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows:

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“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?”

Shawn Gann will serve as ADR Director with Marcus Stimac acting as the Assistant ADR Director.


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