Book Review: Rokka no Yuusha by Ishio Yamagata

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Something a bit different now.  Rokka no Yuusha or Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, a light novel by Ishio Yamagata – it’s being translated into English unofficially by some very clever people: https://rokkathetranslation.wordpress.com/volume-1/

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers is about an alternative world where a Demon God awakens, the Goddess of Fate will choose six warriors and bestow upon them powers that could save the world.  On their bodies will appear the Goddess of Fates mark, to show that they are part of the Six Flowers.  Three times before the warriors have defeated the Demon God, sealing him back until he reawakens again in 300 hundred years.  As the day of the Demon Gods revival comes closed Adlet, a young man who calls himself the strongest man in the world; is chosen as one of the Six Flowers, however when the heroes arrive at their destination all is not well, why is there Seven Flowers instead of Six? Because of a trap the seventh has created, none of them can leave the area to defeat the Demon God and seal him back until he awakens again.  Due to this, they find themselves suspecting each other and Adlet finds himself being the first suspect of the group.

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers is an ongoing story, the first 4 volumes have been translated already, although no completely and is an interesting story.

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While all the character’s can seem like stereotypes, Adlet being the main character, the perky carefree girl, the cold hearted man ect, they all evolve through each volume and you see each character, their background and what drives them, you see them become more than the stereotype.

The light novel is good reading, although there is moments within the book that you wonder why they would do that, particularly in volume 2.

Rokka no Yuusha is also being turned into a manga and currently is broadcasting as an anime.

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