Manga also gets novel adaptation on December 15
The official Twitter account for Aya Kanno‘s Requiem of the Rose King (Bara-Ō no Sōretsu) manga revealed on Wednesday that the manga will end in four chapters, including the chapter that came out in the November issue of Akita Shoten‘s Monthly Princess magazine on Wednesday.
Additionally, Akita Shoten announced on Wednesday that the manga is getting a novel adaptation that will ship on December 15. Yō Makusu is penning the novel.
The manga’s dark fantasy story adapts Shakespeare’s Richard III. Viz Media licensed the manga, and it describes the story:
Richard’s father, the patriarch of the House of York, is poised to become king of medieval England during the bloody Wars of the Roses. But just as success is imminent, he is abruptly cut down. Plunged into despair, Richard acts out in revenge and must face a powerful and beautiful new enemy.
Kanno (Otomen) launched Requiem of the Rose King in Akita Shoten‘s Monthly Princess magazine in October 2013, and the manga’s 15th compiled book volume shipped on March 16. The 16th volume will ship on December 16. Viz Media published the 13th volume in November 2020, and will release the 14th volume on October 12. Kineko Abekawa launched a spinoff manga titled King of Idol Bara-Ō no Gakuen (King of Idol Rose King Academy) in Monthly Princess on January 4.
A television anime adaptation of the manga will premiere in January 2022. The show will air for two consecutive cours (quarters of a year), for a half-year continuous run. The anime was previously slated to premiere this fall, but the production committee announced a delay in July.