Amassing a huge popularity among the international audiences, ‘Rokka: brave of the six’ or ‘Rokka no Yuusha’ in Japanese had certainly become the connoisseur of action-fantasy genre. However, its low rating in Japan has served as an impediment in its further production that we will see in a moment.
Just like other anime of its niche, it also based on a light novel series written and illustrated by Ishio Yamagata and Miyagi respectively.
The publication was assumed by Suiesha and Yen press were behind the English publication of these series in North America. Currently the light novel series is still in publication, making its first appearance on August 25, 2011. However, the intervals in the release of next volume are longer (almost a year), which have left fans questing whether the creators are neglecting the storyline.
The anime series was produced by the studio Passione, which is relatively a small and new establishment.
Most of the writing was done by Tatshuiko Urahata and the direction was managed by Takeo Takahashi. While the show was embedded with great music with the efforts of Michiru Oshima.
Rokka No Yuusha Season 2 Release Date
Season one of the anime aired on July after final episode got concluded on September 19 2015, it left the fans wondering whether or not there will be a second season. Those who fancied the show weren’t certainly satisfied with the run of 12 episodes, and gauged that it remained still unfinished.
As of now, no official news regarding the release or even production for that matter has been made by the makers. This indecisiveness was also criticized by the fans owing to the fact that the show had been apparently teasing the second season. The bottom lime remains that the show is still unfinished
In order to answer this we will have to consider few factors such as the availability of source material, overall popularity and disc sales. These parameters coalesced, can help us assess the situation and future of the anime better.
As I mentioned earlier, the anime is based on the light novel series of the same name. The content available for the light novel series of Rokka no Yuusha is ample for another few seasons to be made. There are 6 light volumes that have been released. But there seems to be a disagreement in the evaluation of the total volumes adapted so far.
Some claim it to be 3 while others intone that it has only been adapted up to volume 1 and needs to cover beyond. Despite this conflicting statistics, the take away remains that there is enough source material that can make its way to the screen.
The anime outside Japan is raved by the both fans and critiques. It has an IMBD rating of 7.1 while the MyAnimeList rating remains at descent 7.3. The anime is not active on twitter, so unfortunately we can’t make the idea of its popularity over there. But the reddit community of the anime, indulge in discussions often.
The Blu-Ray DVD sales is a plausible parameter that can tell us about the gross sales of this merchandise in Japan. The anime industry is like any other profit making entity, they strive for profits and are mostly driven by it.
In this aspect, Roka no Yuusha has shown a depreciated performance, having only sold 460 units, which is underwhelming. This also proves our aforementioned point about it not being so popular in Japan. A season 2 can said to be guaranteed, if it crosses the 4000 mark in disc sales.
Rokka No Yuusha Season 2 Story
The story intertwines action with thrill and suspense, which is really a delight to watch.
The story begins with the attack of Demon god on various nations, thousands of years back. This madness was challenged by the Saint of the single flower who sealed the monster away. But having dread of its recrudescence, made the prophecy that 6 brave warriors will rout him and seal him back again.
The first and second generation of the braves were able to do so comfortable. However, when it came to the third generation, they got stuck in predicaments, that were unlike their predecessors. Firstly, they mistakenly activated the fog barrier that blanketed a temple which lead them to being stuck. There also was an impostor among them in veil of a brave, which they must spot out while also fulfilling their duty of defeating the Demon God.