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Versailles no Bara (Manga)

Versailles no Bara

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 82
Status: Finished
Published: 1972 to 1973
Authors: Ikeda, Riyoko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Margaret


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Ranked: #1742
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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)


On July 11, 2015, Udon Entertainment revealed that they had licensed Versailles no Bara for release in English as Rose of Versailles. The publisher plans to release the series in 2-in-1 omnibuses though a release date has yet to be announced.

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Nov 23, 2014
Rose Versailles, one of the most influential stories to ever be written for it's stunning portrayal of the messed up societies of the 20th century. Written 35 years ago, Rose of Versailles remains as one of the greatest story to be written; a true masterpiece. A tragic, historic melodrama about the patriarchal societies of the 16th Century, forbidden love, and the harshness/corruption of reality/society that eventually lead up to the french revolution. I don't remember a single moment while reading the manga where I was left scratching my head, or feeling bored. Who knew learning history with a pinch of romance could be so amazing! read more
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Nov 22, 2013
Since there is no review of this beautiful manga, I'll try to make one. It's my first rewiew , please do not kill me and be gentle with me.
To start I will say that this manga is considered one of the pillars of shoujo mangaka drew several ideas, ways to draw , tell, etc from The Rose of Versailles .

Story 10/10

This manga tells the story of Oscar Francois de Jarjeyes or Lady Oscar and its based on historical facts with real characters from that era but with the vision of the author.
Anyway , Lady Oscar is a young woman who was raised as a read more
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Gaksital and Rose of Versailles have a lot in common. Both of them take place within a specific country, Gaksital in Korea and Rose of Versailles in France. They're both stories of real-life events that took place during each countries respective tragic eras [Korea (1930) and France (late 1700s)]. 1930s Korea was under the oppressive rule of Coloniel Japan and thousands of Koreans were being raped, enslaved and slaughtered. 1700s France was going through a time of revolution because of the corruption of the government, and thousands of people were dead by the time the Reign of Terror ended.

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