6 Anime Like Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers (Rokka no Yuusha) [Recommendations]

Rokka no Yuusha follows the self-proclaimed ‘Strongest man in the World’ Adlet Mayer. Ayer is selected as one of the ‘Heroes of the Six Flowers’ , a long-running line of heroes that are tasked with felling a great demon which sends fiends to attack humans. Adlet teams up with a princess, Nashetania, who is also one of the six flowers, in order to find the other heroes.

Finding them, and uniting them, might be trickier than they bargained for, however. Rokka is definitely a show many of the fantasy genre will like, and might want to find some similar series so here are six to get you on track!

Similar Anime to Rokka no Yuusha / Similar Anime to Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers

1. Arslan Senki (The Heroic Legend of Arslan)

  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: Apr 2015 - Sep 2015

Arslan is the prince of Pars, but his father the king looks down on his son as weak and unworthy of the throne. When Lusitania, a nation of fanatics, takes over a neighboring kingdom and Invades Pars, it’s the rash actions of Arslan’s father that leads to Pars’s defeat, and his own capture. Arslan must rally his nation and fight back against Lusitania. Along with his closest advisors, Daryun and Narsus, Arslan must garner the strength to take back his country.

Like Rokka no Yuusha, Arslan Senki is a fantasy-series with a pretty unique setting and feel. It’s fantasy, but Pars has pretty clear connections to Persia, and Lusitania to Europe. It’s also very character driven, and mostly a coming of age story about how Arslan must grow and take responsibility as a King. Arslan is more of an historical epic than Rokka no Yuusha, but the two evoke a similar feeling at times and Arslan is definitely a fantasy series to consider if you’re a fan of Rokka no Yuusha.


2. Akatsuki no Yona (Yona of the Dawn)

  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Oct 2014 - Mar 2015

Yona is a princess who’s famed for her beauty, but her sheltered life has left her naïve and rather frail. One of her closest friends, Su-won, usurps her Father, the king and places himself on the throne. Su-won says there’s a greater good and meaning behind his actions, and attempts to kill Yona as well, only to be rescued by General Hak, another one of Yona’s childhood friends. Yona must rise up from despair to find justice for her father, lead her country and learn the truth of Su-won’s deeds.

Akatsuki no Yona is a fantastic character drama. It has several very well-written characters, in a world that is detailed, both in the show’s writing as well as its visuals. The character development and interaction are balanced out by several engaging and well-animated fight scenes. There’s also a romance between two of the main characters, like Rokka no Yuusha. Akatsuki no Yona Is a show that’s easy to fall in love with and it’s one of those series that deserves a bigger following.


3. Junketsu no Maria (Maria the Virgin Witch)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jan 2015 - Mar 2015

Maria is a witch living in the woods of France in the thick of the Hundred Years War. While helping the local town, Maria works with her succubus, Artemis, in order to keep the two sides from fighting. While this distaste of conflict, as well as her sense of goodness, wins an Admirer in Joseph, a local boy who fight’s for France but wishes to stay with Maria. However, the heavens above, as well as many other forces or not overly fond of Maria’s interference.

Junketsu no Maria is another fantasy series with a strong sense of design in a pretty unique setting for anime. Junketsu no Maria is story-driven, rather than a mostly action show. It focuses a lot on the relationships between the characters and a lot of time is given to judging the morality of the cast and it’s action, similar to Rokka no Yuusha thus far. Junketsu no Maria is one of best series that’s aired this year, and definitely a good option if you’re a fan of Rokka no Yuusha so far.

Junketsu no Maria PV


Any Animes Like Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers / Any Animes Like Rokka no Yuusha ?

4. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Oct 2014 - Dec 2014

An ritual called the ‘Holy Grail War’ where mages summon powerful servants to fight for the Holy Grail, capable of granting any wish upon the winner. Shirou Emiya is brought into the ritual, consumed by his desire to become a hero of justice and save the lives of innocent people. He summons a sword-class Servant, Saber, who becomes endeared to Shirou, admiring his principles. He’s also aided by Rin Tohsaka, another mage who also has a powerful servant, Archer. Together they must take on all comers and fight for the Holy Grail.

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works is a recent must-see anime for fans of the fantasy genre. Though it has some issues in the second season, where it kind of drags out the source material, it’s still pretty exciting all the way. It has amazing presentation, both visually and musically excellent. It also has likeable (If kind of archetypal) characters and an awesome, engrossing lore.

Similar to Rokka no Yuusha, there’s a romantic plot between the two characters. It’s a fantasy series with a lot of high octane battles that are absolutely beautiful to look at, but has some nice thematic depth to it as well and some subtle character building.

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Official Trailer (AUS)


5. Garo: The Animation (Garo: Honoo no Kokuin)

  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Oct 2014 - Mar 2015

Makai Knights and Alchemists, sworn to fight ‘Horrors’, terrifying, demon-like creatures which prey are humans, are now unfair subjects of an inquisition. One alchemist, while being burnt at the stake, gives birth to a child, Leon, who is destined to become the Golden Knight, the strongest of the Knights. His Father, Herman, rescues him and trains him to fight. The story follows Herman and Luis as they travel the land and fight Horrors, as well as try to take down Medoza, who organized the Inquisition.

Garo and Rokka no Yuusha have some pretty striking similarities in feel and look. Both have a use of color that’s subtle yet very expressive. It doesn’t feel like they’re trying to hit you over the head with being overly colorful, but there’s very nice and subtle use of it that makes each series nice to look at.

Garo was also pretty mature, not just in it’s violent, but actually having romantic and sexual relationships between characters. We don’t know how Rokka no Yuusha will end, but we’ve seen a romance develop pretty early and directly. Both are strong fantasy series that are also very recent.

Garo Honoo no Kokuin Anime Trailer


6. Rage of Bahamut: Genesis (Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Oct 2014 - Dec 2014

The dragon Bahamut almost laid waste to the entire world but was contained by the combined forces of Angels, Demons and Men, now all three of them interact on the same plane of existence. The story follows Favaro Leone, a bounty-hunter who’s fleeing from Kaisar, who has a grudge against Favaro from their past. Favaro encounters Amira, a mysterious girl who want’s to get to the far northern land of Helheim. Amira, Favaro and Kaisar are on a collision course towards Bahamut, but they might not know it yet now.

Shingeki no Bahamut and Rokka no Yuuka are similar in that both characters have to come together in order to stop an ancient, world-destroying evil from awakening. They might not know it from the onset in Bahamut, as opposed to how they do in Rokka no Yussha. Favaro is also similar to Adlet Mayer, the main character in Rokka no Yuusha, in that they’re pretty brash and self-aggrandizing but fun to watch. They’re both fun action-fantasy series with good character designs and a pretty interesting world around them.


Rokka no Yuusha is something fantasy fans can definitely get behind airing this season. Luckily, there’s been a lot of recent fantasy series which have been fun and memorable. I know there’s something here for anyone, and not just fans of the fantasy genre. Let us know how you feel about the series you see on here! Do you love them or hate them? Let us know in the comments below and make your voices heard!

CJL

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Author: CJL

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