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Rose of Versailles

Rose of Versailles

Alternative Titles

English: Rose of Versailles
Synonyms: Versailles no Bara, Berusaiyu no Bara
Japanese: ベルサイユのばら

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 40
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 1979 to Sep 3, 1980
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.451 (scored by 7353 users)
Ranked: #1252
Popularity: #1437
Members: 19,561
Favorites: 717
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Popular Tags

drama historical romance shoujo

Synopsis

Raised from birth as a man, the Lady Oscar commands the palace guards at Versailles in the years before the French Revolution. Her beauty and noble spirit make her a shining figure in the eyes of both men and women but she is torn between her chosen life of service and duty to class and country and her own heart and desires. She lives as a noble amidst the opulence of Versailles but her keen senses and compassion are not blinded to the poverty of the French people.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Versailles no Bara
Summary: Rose of Versailles Movie, La Rose de Versailles, The Rose and Women of Versailles
Other: Channel 5.5 4th Season

Characters & Voice Actors

Antoinette, Marie
Antoinette, Marie
Main
Ueda, Miyuki
Japanese
Ueda, Miyuki
Morin, Amélie
French
Morin, Amélie
...
de Jarjeyes, Oscar François
de Jarjeyes, Oscar François
Main
Tajima, Reiko
Japanese
Tajima, Reiko
Delanoë, Nadine
French
Delanoë, Nadine
...
Fersen, Hans Axel von
Fersen, Hans Axel von
Main
Hori, Katsunosuke
Japanese
Hori, Katsunosuke
Nozawa, Nachi
Japanese
Nozawa, Nachi
...
Grandier, André
Grandier, André
Main
Shigaki, Taro
Japanese
Shigaki, Taro
Rossi, Massimo
Italian
Rossi, Massimo
...

Staff

Dezaki, Osamu
Director
Nishikubo, Mizuho
Episode Director
Suzuki, Hiroko
Theme Song Performance
Sugino, Akio
Character Design



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Aug 25, 2007
mistress_reebi
Since when did history become interesting? Lady Oscar (The Rose of Versailles) may seem like it came from the French Revolution judging by the animation style, but the storyline is extremely well written. There is an excellent cast of characters each with their own personality. Lady Oscar is a classic and should be viewed by every anime fan, especially those who are into shojo.It's similar to the Hollywood movie, "Marie-Antoinette," however, it shows the events going on inside and outside of Versailles with a plot that is more enjoyable. (It isn't an anime showing the day and the life of Marie-Antoinette partying. Also, her personality read more
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Feb 25, 2010
RobdeFR
[This review is spoiler free]

I finished Versailles No Bara. I am perplexed by this late experience of mine and I’m angry at myself, angry because I could have watched this one sooner, after all, I have it on my “plan to watch list” since the time Live-Evil were still subbing it, that makes it 4 or 5 years, a lot of time. Why haven’t I watched this title sooner? Oh well, better late than never.

At the beginning I was feeling a little hesitant to start watching Versailles No Bara/Rose Of Versailles because I kept hearing people comparing it to Revolutionary Girl Utena. I didn’t dislike read more
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Nov 12, 2014
JediMindTricks
Many people argue that The Beatles are the greatest musical group to date. Even though I disagree, it is impossible to deny the influence they have in their own industry and beyond. They are without a doubt one of the most powerful cultural forces ever. I find that Rose of Versailles is very similar.

The difference in production value of a 70's anime compared to today's anime is probably quite proportional to 60's music and today's music. Back in the day, creative minds had much less to work with, but still were able to produce masterpieces that overshadow almost everything in their respective industries today. Is read more
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Oct 18, 2014
Lydiia
Wow, what a story. I can't believe I haven't watched this anime until now. No, I can't believe what I just watched. I'd always thought that the forbidden love romance between Romeo and Juliet was tragic... I'd always thought that Shingeki no Kyojin was epic. I'd always thought that stories like Clannad and AnoHana were masterpieces. But wow, Rose of Versailles puts all of these shows to shame. Who knew that an anime, which some people (idiots) call "cartoons", could portray such a realistic, romantic, tragic, and captivating historical story about the events leading up to the french revolution - 1700s. Rose of Versailles read more
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Recommendations

Both feature young women blurring the gender line with sword fights.
Both BeruBara and Chevalier feature crossdressing and genderbending main characters in a revolution-era French setting that's as accurate as possible, sans the liberties that, of course, had to be taken to create the story.
Based on manga of the same author Oniisama E nad Lady Oscar has a similar spirit. In spite of telling about completly diffirent things both anime has a similar way of the storyline- every little thing has a meaning. Other thing common in both animes is a way of creating characters- they aren't bad or crystal, everyone has pros and cons- like in real life.
reportRecommended by Eire - Add to favorites
Though the content is significantly different (a space opera as opposed to a story on the French Revolution), the presentation and themes are very much similar. Political corruption—especially within the aristocracy—is a major theme in both titles. Both sides of the conflict are never portrayed as being intrinsically good or bad: there are only circumstances. Some parallels also exist within the characters; for example the relationship between Oscar and Andre resembling that of Reinhard and Kircheis.
Both are reasonably serious shows with a focus on political intrigue, back-stabbing nobles and how cruel people can be. But Berserk is set in a fantasy universe with demons and monsters, with a lot of battles, whilst RoV is a historical anime that takes place in France, documenting the beginnings of the French Revolution.
Also, Griffith looks awfully similar to Lady Oscar (all that long, fluffy hair...)
Both stories take places in history and have some well-known historical characters. Both main characters are strong willed woman who pretend to be a man (not all the time though).
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Opening Theme

"Bara wa Utsukushiku Chiru" by Hiroko Suzuki

Ending Theme

"Ai no Hikari to Kage" by Hiroko Suzuki

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