Valkyria Chronicles (戦場のヴァルキュリア, Senjou no Valkyria) is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Sega. Initially released for the PlayStation 3 in 2008, its success that earned the game numerous awards spawned its continuity through other media franchises and other game sequels. A PS4 remastered version was released in Japan on February 10, 2016, followed by its Western release on May 17, 2016.
The anime adaptation is based on the original first game, airing at April 4, 2009 for a season of 26 episodes.
Set during the Second Europan War between the Autocratic East Europan Imperial Alliance and Atlantic Federation, the story focuses between the Empire and the Principality of Gallia. Welkin Gunther, a college student and son of the First Europan War hero General Belgen Gunther, Isara Gunther, a brilliant Darcsen mechanic and Welkin's foster sister, and Alicia Melchiott, a baker and member of the Bruhl Townwatch, get drafted in the war when the Imperials invade Gallia to secure its rich Ragnite deposits. After managing to escape their hometown Bruhl as the Imperials occupied it, the three enlist in the Gallian Militia, Squad 7 to help liberate their country from the Empire.