The anime adaptation of Aya Kanno’s Requiem of the Rose King manga is lined up for a January 9, 2022 premiere in Japan, and the latest preview is here to introduce more footage and the first opening theme song. Titled “Ware, Bara ni Insu,” the song is performed by Makoto Furukawa, who will also release it as his fourth single on February 16.
Check out the full promo and a 15-second CM version below.
There are also two new cast members getting in on the adaptation, with Riho Sugiyama (Rosalie in I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level) voicing Buckingham and Aoi Yuki (Biwa in Heike Monogatari) voicing Jeanne d’Arc.
New key visual:
VIZ Media publishes the series in English and describes it like so:
Richard, the ambitious third son of the House of York, believes he is cursed, damned from birth to eternal darkness. But is it truly fate that sets him on the path to personal destruction? Or his own tormented longings? Based on an early draft of Shakespeare’s Richard III, Aya Kanno’s dark fantasy finds the man who could be king standing between worlds, between classes, between good and evil.