Walkure Romanze is based on an adult dating sim by Ricotta, who also developed the dating sim-turned-anime Princess Lover!. The story is set in Winford Academy, a prestigious school with the world’s leading jousting curriculum.
The main character is a boy named Takahiro, who was a skilled jouster when he was a child, but after he moved overseas to compete in a tournament, he received an injury in the final match that caused him to retire from jousting. Now, as a second-year student at Winford Academy, he finds out that his friend Mio has signed up for the school tournament — even though she has never ridden a horse! With no other choice, Takahiro becomes Mio’s begleiter (knight’s assistant).
Seiichirou Yamashita will voice the hero Takahiro Mizuno, who is training to be a begleiter. He has great observational skills and pays close attention to his assigned knights and their horses. He is able to joust in short matches, but his injury prevents him from enduring long tournaments.
Ai Shimizu (Suzuka from Lyrical Nanoha) will voice Mio Kisaki, a kind girl who has known Takahiro since he transferred. She is skilled at cooking and household chores, and she likes watching jousting competitions. She believes that Takahiro will take up jousting again.
Kei Mizusawa will voice Celia Cumani Aintree, a jousting prodigy who has been the school champion for two years in a row and also works as the student council president. She has a serious and somewhat proud personality, and she doesn’t like relying on other people.
Eriko Nakamura (Haruka from The Idolm@ster) will voice Noel Marres Ascot, a cheerful girl who is the eldest daughter of a marquis family. Even though she was strictly disciplined by her father, she acts casually and likes to sexually harass cute girls. Now that her sister, Mireille, will watch her compete, Noel is determined to become the champion.
Hiroko Taguchi will voice Lisa Eostre, a first-year student and jousting prodigy who can compete with older students. When she’s not jousting, she is quiet and doesn’t like to socialize. Because of her appearance, she is sometimes treated like a child. She is also good at chess and likes extremely spicy food.
Some of the staff members have also been revealed on the anime’s official website:
- Director: Yuusuke Yamamoto (Aquarion Evol, Yama no Susume)
- Character Designer: Kenichirou Katsura (Macross 7, NakaImo)
- Series Composition: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Milky Homes, OniAi)
- Animation Studio: 8bit (IS <Infinite Stratos>, Yama no Susume)
- Theme Song: Miyuki Hashimoto (Princess Lover!, Saki)
Walkure Romanze is scheduled to air this fall, while a spin-off game for the PC titled Walkure Romanze More & More is also scheduled to be released this year. Which maiden knight are you looking forward to the most?