The anime, which is a loose adaptation of the game, premiered on April 4, 2009, produced by Aniplex's A-1 Pictures. The series is directed by Yasutaka Yamamoto and written by Michiko Yokote under the Project Valkyria Group. Valkyria Chronicles is being aired on Animax, Tokyo MX, MBS, CBC, Chiba TV, Television Kanagawa, Television Hokkaido, BS11 and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting.
In August 2009, Funimation Entertainment released a poll to gauge consumer interest in potential DVD releases; one option was an English dub of "Valkyria Chronicles".
As of August 2015, the 26-episode series can be viewed with subtitles on the free streaming video site Crackle.com.
Valkyria Chronicles Anime Episode List
|#|| English title (top)|
Japanese title (bottom)
|01|| "Encounter at War"|
|02|| "A Prayer for the Lion's Paw"|
|3|| "The Birth of Squad 7"|
|4|| "A Brief Holiday"|
|5|| "Assault on Kloden"|
|6|| "War Correspondent, At Her Best!"|
|7|| "The Darcsen Calamity"|
|8|| "The Unraveled History"|
|9|| "Azure Witch"|
|10|| "The Night of a Blizzard"|
Alicia and Welkin undertake deep reconnaissance in territory held by the Imperials but are forced to take shelter in an abandoned cabin after a freak snowstorm comes. During the night, a single Imperial soldier enters the cabin and threatens use a live frag grenade to force them to surrender. Alicia, however, is able to convince the soldier to lower his weapon so she can treat his gunshot wounds. Meanwhile, everyone in Squad 7 begins to feel worried as Alicia and Welkin have not returned from the reconnaissance. At the cabin, the wounded soldier explains that he joined the Imperial army to have a better life, but grew disillusioned with the war, and was shot by his comrades while attempting to desert. Moved by Alicia's compassion, he re-inserts the safety pin in his grenade, rendering it inert. Before the soldier passes away, he tells them his name, Mikhail Weber. Alicia and Welkin reunite with Squad 7 after giving Mikhail a burial.
|11|| "Univited Guests"|
Welkin and Alicia are invited to attend an award ceremony at the Royal Palace with Faldio, Ramal and Isara back at Randgriz. Meanwhile, Selvaria and Jaeger infiltrate the ceremony under the guise of a rich couple from overseas. During the banquet, Faldio and Welkin receive commendations from Princess Cordelia for their action in taking back Vasel and Kloden from the Imperial forces. Jaegar encounters Alicia outside the banquet hall, giving her a friendly warning. Alicia informs Welkin and Faldio of the presence of the Imperials Generals in the Royal Palace. After Cordelia returns to her quarters to rest, she is mysteriously abducted by an unknown assailant. When Alicia gets lost in the castle, she sees Cordelia being kidnapped but is knocked unconscious and gets kidnapped as well on Prime Minister Maurits von Borg's orders.
|12|| "The Abducted Princess"|
After Faldio accuses Selvaria, Karl and Jaeger of staging the kidnapping, they realize that the Atlantic Federation is behind the abduction. Welkin, Faldio and Ramal are forced to work together with the Imperial officers to rescue Alicia and Cordelia before they are moved into Atlantic Federation territory. Welkin and Isara in the Edelweiss team up with Faldio and Ramal and are successful in rescuing Alicia and Princess Cordelia from Federation agents. Irene, who is in hiding, realizes that the disappearance of Cordelia is the apparent work of Borg and Federation Ambassador Townsend. Cordelia, in a meeting with Faldio and Welkin, orders news of her abduction kept secret from the Gallian media since she wants to keep the affair from going public. Irene warns Alicia, Isara and Ramal of a deeper conspiracy at work.
|13|| "The Terrifying Mobile Fortress"|
General Damon orders the deployment of Gallian militia to Fouzen out of his irritation for their growing popularity with the Gallian people and their success against the Imperials. While some of the Gallian Militia attack Fouzen by launching a diversionary tank assault, Welkin and Faldio lead their units in civilian clothes in order to covertly make contact with a Darcsen resistance group led by Zaka. After arriving in Fouzen, Rosie tells Zaka of her clear dislike of the Darcsen people because of their history. Despite this, Zaka tells Rosie that he understands her anger, as he and that his fellow Darcsens had become used to anti-Darcsen discrimination a long time ago. Welkin, Faldio and Zaka proceed to make preparations to destroy General Gregor's armored train known as the "Equus", while simultaneously attacking the Imperial military Headquarters and Darcsen concentration camps in Fouzen.
|14|| "The Choice of Fouzen"|
The Gallians, led by Welkin and Faldio, and the Darcsen resistance led by Zaka assault Imperial positions in Fouzen. Despite initial success in overwhelming the Imperial forces and rescuing the Darcsen prisoners, Gregor, the Equus and some surviving Imperial soldiers and tanks are able to mobilize for the fight. When the Equus is lightly damaged by a planted explosives at the railway tracks, Gregor issues an ultimatum for the Gallians to withdraw from Fouzen or he threatens to unleash a bombardment from Equus on the Darcsen civilians. Welkin is unsure what to do, forcing Faldio to take command and orders to attack, which the Equus retaliate by firing at the Darcsens. Isara and Ramal, who are in a hijacked Imperial tank, attack the Equus and eventually destroy it, killing Gregor. Despite the operation's success, the deaths of the Darcsens civilians weighs heavily on the Gallians and the Darcsen resistance. Seeing the dead civilians, Rosie is traumatized as she starts to remember the deaths of her parents as a child.
|15|| "The Songstress' Past"|
Captain Varrot instructs all Squad leaders to take a break following the Fouzen operation to recuperate and restore morale. When Rosie is asked by Squad 7 to represent them in a talent contest, she refuses to do so and storms out in anger. When she meets Isara, Rosie tells her that armed Darcsen guerrillas came to take shelter in her home during the First Europan War to hide from Imperial soldiers when she was a child. Rosie's parents were killed by the guerrillas in the crossfire when they wrongly accused her father of betraying their location to Imperials. Despite what had happened, Rosie is traumatized by her past and still doesn't want to sing. Welkin decides to try persuading her himself after Isara tells him that she would avoid being present in the talent show to get Rosie to participate. Faldio later returns back to the barracks with Isara in tow; Rosie had performed even with Isara present as an order from Faldio. Her performance cheers the militia personnel. After the concert, Faldio tells Alicia that he loves her.
|16|| "Unspoken Thoughts"|
After their defeat at Fouzen, the Imperials realize that the war is turning against them, and if they do not regain their momentum, they will be pushed out of Gallia. Maximilian has a plan, but does not divulge the details to Jaeger. Meanwhile, back in Gallia, the Militia is put on alert due to suspicious Imperial movements. At camp, Largo notices the romantic tension between Welkin and Alicia. He takes Welkin to a makeshift bathhouse and tells Welkin that he was once in a similar situation. During the previous war, he was caught in a love triangle between his best friend and Elaine Varrot, which ended when his friend sacrificed himself in battle and warns Welkin not to repeat his mistakes. Meanwhile, Isara goes to town for some shopping and Ramal decides to accompany her. Later that night, Alicia confronts Welkin and tells him about Faldio's declaration of love for her. She asks Welkin what he really thinks of her, and what he thinks she should do, but Welkin refuses to involve himself, claiming that he doesn't want to hurt Faldio.
|17|| "Gifts from the Spirits"|
The Gallian Militia receives new orders to attack the Imperial fortifications at the Mulberry Coast. However, due to the terrain, the only possible direction of attack is along the shoreline, which is completely exposed to the base's formidable defenses. Worse, the attack is scheduled to take place at the same time as the Holy Spirit Festival, a holiday that all Gallians celebrate. Squad 7 makes the best of the situation, and still manages to celebrate as the everyone give gifts to each other. Isara gives Rosie a handcrafted good luck charm doll, which Rosie accepts. Later, Isara manages to manufacture smoke shells for the Edelweiss to give Squad 7 a chance. During the attack, the smoke obscures the defender's line of sight and allows Squad 7 to breach the defenses. Emboldened by the Militia's success, the Regular Army finally joins the fight and forces the Imperials to retreat. Rosie is saved from being killed by a sniper thanks to the good luck charm from Isara. As the battle ends, her attitude toward Isara begins to soften as she begins to view her more as a friend. As they converse, Isara is shot and killed by an Imperial sniper, much to Rosie's shock.
|18|| "Rain of August"|
Welkin and Squad 7 pay their respects to Isara at her funeral. For her role in the Mulberry Coast victory, the Gallian military posthumously awards her the rank of Master Sergeant. Welkin orders Squad 7 to quickly move on and focus on dealing with the Imperials despite their grief which Ramal accuses Welkin of not caring about his sister's death. Rosie suffers from survivor's guilt in not being able to save Isara. General Damon demands Welkin give him the details on making the smoke shells in three days or be punished. Alicia later discovers that the rest of Squad 7, angered at Damon's actions, plan to ambush him with a hidden hole on the ground to trap him. However, Faldio manages to convince them otherwise, saying that the best way to humiliate people like Damon is keep winning battles and save Gallia. Faldio confronts Welkin about his refusal to deal with the death of Isara and Alicia's feelings, prompting Faldio to punch him.
Welkin and Alicia immerse themselves in their work in order to avoid the issue of their relationship. The rest of Squad 7 are aware of this, but are unable to do anything about it. Captain Varrot then informs Welkin that Squad 7 is tasked with liberating Bruhl, in an effort to raise Squad 7's morale. Zaka then arrives at the base and announces that he will be the new driver for the Edelweiss. Meanwhile, as Welkin packs Isara's belongings, he begins to have flashbacks of his sister. After doing some research and piecing together clues he had witnessed earlier, Faldio is convinced Alicia is a Valkyrian. Squad 7 assaults Bruhl and quickly forces the Imperial garrison to surrender, liberating the town. Alicia finds Welkin at his old house, where he admits that Isara's death has been tearing him apart and he has been grieving since her death, yet he cannot find it in himself to cry. Alicia comforts Welkin by telling him he no longer needs to hold back his tears.
|20|| "Beloved Ones"|
Maximillian announces to the Drei Stern that the Emperor intends to remove him from command of the invasion force and with only one month until his removal, Maximillian decides to mobilize all of his forces and force Gallia into a decisive battle at the Naggiar Plains. Meanwhile in Randgriz, Ramal tries to deal with Zaka replacing Isara, and finds comfort in Faldio's advice. Soon, the Gallians face Maximillian's onslaught, led by his massive personal tank, the Batomys. Favoring his Regular Army, Damon orders Squad 7 to play a support role and stay away from the front. Princess Cordelia soon arrives after the first battle with a Ragnite shield and lance in hand; her presence inspires raising morale among the Gallians. With renewed vigor, the Gallians force the Imperials back. Maximillian orders Selvaria, armed with Ragnite weapons, to retaliate. She destroys the entire Gallian force on the front, including Squad , while Ramal sacrifices himself to save Faldio, much to his shock. With Faldio as the only survivor, Alicia tries to comfort him, but the traumatized Faldio shoots her in the back.
|21|| "Transient Bonds"|
|23|| "Forms of Love"|
|25|| "Things to Protect"|
|26|| "Decisive Battle"|
Valkyria Chronicles Short Clips (OVA)
These short clips depict humorous scenes with many popular characters from the anime series.
|#|| English title (top)|
Japanese title (bottom)
|27|| "A Day at the Beach"|
|Alicia Melchiott, Isara Gunther, Edy Nelson, and the girls of Squad 7. They comment about their swimsuits, play a game of competitive volleyball, and do other leisure activities. Selvaria Bles also makes an end appearance.|
|28|| "Gallia's Summer Festival"|
|Welkin, Faldio, and Ramal dress in fundoshi for a Gallian festival held in the city of Touyo. Isara and Alicia dress in pretty kimonos; Ramal blushes at the sight of Isara's appearance. During the festival, Welkin and Alicia get separated from everyone else; both enjoy a scene of fireworks. Selvaria continues to long for Maximillan's appearance to be by her side.|
|29|| "Shock! Prized Photos!"|
|Squad 7 boys give a tiring sigh in the military lounge. Suddenly, Irene Ellet makes an appearance, offering the boys some attractive pictures of the Squad 7 girls. The boys immediately fancy her offer; Ramal stares at a picture of Isara, and Homer lauds at his abused facial expression after being hit by Edy. Further pictures show other extremes, typicalities, and cuteness of the Squad 7 girls, only to have Irene lull them in further by suggesting she has better pictures. A picture of Alicia sleeping is revealed, only to have Alicia herself show up to give Irene a hard rant... and a desire for Welkin's picture.|
|30|| "Selvaria's Wonderful Day Off!"|
|Selvaria wakes up, bored from staring at multiples of her typical military dress in her closet. She then summons her deputy Karl to do some research on how civilians dress and live. Karl becomes excited and brings back a crate load of clothes which consist of doctor's clothing, Squad 7 uniforms, and typical civilian dresses. The final dress is Maximilian's gown, where Selvaria mimics Maximillan's words and actions in an attempt to understand him more. She further acts like Maximillan in pure obsession with him, only to have Maximillan take a slight peek through the door...|
|31|| "The Fearsome Joker!"|
|Ghirlandaio, Selvaria, Maximilian, General Gregor, and General Jaeger play an intense game of "Old Man", an improvisation of old maid. They all mention references to their victories; Gregor and Jaeger quickly make their exit for the round. All that remains is Selvaria and Maximillan, where Selvaria cannot get rid of her affection for Maximillan. In a desperate attempt to prevent him from losing the game, she moves her hand around in almost unconscious fashion. She ends up losing, but they continue to play until the next morning, with Maximillan not paying any attention to the time...|
|32|| "Be On Guard in the Girls' Bath!"|
|Marina, Alicia, Edy, Rosie, and Susie are taking a hot bath in a private tent. Everyone prepares to leave until Captain Varrot suddenly appears in front of them, asking everybody to remain in the bath longer. As everybody remains silent with the captain, Varrot talks about Largo, who worked in the same company in the first Europan War. She talks about how Largo would often be turned down by her. Due to Largo's passion for vegetables, he would use vegetable flowers instead of roses... and then continue to discuss where those flowers came from...and then how cute she was holding one of the flowers... and then everybody passes out from being in the hot bath too long...|
|33|| "Rebirth! Squad 7"|
| Hans' pig ears... They start speaking ~buhii~ as the main communication language.. All of Squad 7 stands at attention with each character having the same pig ears. Hans makes his entrance strapped to Alicia, speaking Japanese orders to the rest of the crew... only to have the rest of the squad answer ~buhii~ in agreement. All discussions are comprehended in ~buhii~ (fortunately a japanese translation of the dialogue is present). All of Squad 7 praises Hans for his decisive efforts to keep Squad 7 in top form...
Only to appear as an awkward dream for a sleeping Hans...
|34|| "Cordelia's Secret!"|
|Cordelia contemplates to herself about meeting Lt. Welkin for the first time in a long while. She tries to surprise him...using a collection of headgear. She starts off with Gekota, then to a lizard, to bunny ears, cat headgear, and so on. After trying on various headgears, she falls asleep only to be late for her English fluency exam. As she runs to make her exam, her waitress casually greets her...only to realize something's odd...and to see Maurtis von Borg wear her crown...and realize that he is bald after seeing a wig right beside him...|
|35|| "Vowing Eternity (Epilogue)"|
|Alicia to Susie. Alicia narrates about how all the Squad 7 members are and what the members are doing after the war. She also mentions how she has to put off the marriage ceremony until she and Welkin finish respective university exams. As Alicia and Welkin poke fun at each other in Bruhl, Largo and Rosie make an unexpected visit, as well as the rest of Squad 7. They all congratulate Alicia and Welkin on their engagement, along with suggesting them to hold the marriage ceremony right away. A very makeshift wedding gown is made, and the couple become officially married in the sunset...|
|Valkyria Chronicles Series|
|Main Games||Valkyria Chronicles | Valkyria Chronicles 2 | Valkyria Chronicles 3 - Extra Edition | Valkyria Chronicles 4|
|Spin-off||Valkyria Chronicles Duel | Project X Zone | Valkyria Revolution|
|Animations||Valkyria Chronicles Anime | Valkyria Chronicles 3 OVA|
|Merchandise||Action Figures | Books | Music|