It’s important to remember that regardless of how many great shows any single season may have, we must also fill our quota of terrible shows. I’ve given us a couple of those. But hopefully, this action, drama, fantasy, romance, ecchi, martial arts, school life show Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (translated as A Chivalry of the Failed Knight) will be the last.
Synopsis: “Magic Knights are modern magic-users who fight with weapons converted from their souls. Ikki Kurogane goes to a school for these Magic Knights, but he is the ‘Failed Knight’ or ‘Worst One’ who is failing because he has no magical skills. However, one day, he is challenged to a duel by Stella, a foreign princess and the ‘Number One’ student. In this duel, ‘the loser must be obedient for life.'” (Source)
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry will be animated by Silver Link (Chaos Dragon, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Kokoro Connect, Penguindrum, Shomin Sample. Watamote), directed by Shin Oonuma (ef: a tale of melodies, ef: a tale of memories, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Watamote), and adapted from light novels written by Riku Misora (Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry).
Despite being surprisingly well animated, the rest of the show looks… meh. In all honestly, the promise of quality seems all over the place. We have Silver Link, which has done good stuff like Penguindrum, Kokoro Connect, and even Watamote, but the also have Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya and Shomin Sample. The director has done good stuff like both ef: a tale of shows, and even Watamote, but he’s also done Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya.
Another comment of concern is the naming. Sometimes it’s Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry, others it’s Rakudai Kishi no Chivalry, and I’ve also seen it as Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan. But hey, at the very least you’ll get a good looking stupid ecchi harem, which is more than what most of the others can say.
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry will begin airing October 3rd, 2015, for the Fall 2015 season.