Suna no Bara: Yuki no Mokushiroku

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Synonyms: Desert Rose, Desert Rose: Yuki no Mokushiroku
Japanese: 砂の薔薇[デザート・ローズ] 雪の黙示録


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 25, 1993
Producers: Toei Video, Hakusensha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genre: ActionAction
Duration: 44 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.181 (scored by 12251,225 users)
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Ranked: #84172
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Popularity: #8779
Members: 4,348
Favorites: 9


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Mariko Rosebank leads a team of all-female anti-terrorist mercenaries, named C.A.T. This all-woman team is sent to guard a meeting of world leaders against a terrorist attack.

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Katou, Kazuo
Aoki, Yasunao
Watanabe, Jun
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Shintani, Kaoru
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"Born Under the Stars" by New Roze


Jun 16, 2019
TL;DR Give it a watch, its definately worth it.

Its a shame not that many people appreciate this show to give it a higher score, but more importantly, that many people haven't even heard of it to begin with considering how rare the more grounded subject matter it deals with is both more poignant in today's political climate, and absent in anime's obsesdion with action schlock geared towards the fantastical.

Because Desert Rose is action schlock, and honestly has no real greater message other than, terrorists are bad. But its execution is admirable and the creator clearly is well researched enough to immerse his audience ...
Apr 24, 2022
This is a fine classic from the 90s, very entertaining gem that I'm glad I discovered.
The story is a generic action similar to other pre-9/11 spy thrillers, but in a charming way.
Character design is pretty good with even secondary characters having fairly unique designs. Their personalities are well developed for the really small time it had to do so, and the main character has a very generic action movie protagonist origin story.
Sound is pretty good with a banger ending song called Under the Stars, by a band called "New Roze" (that I unfortunately couldn't find on the internet, they seem to have been a ...
Jul 1, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I am going into this without reading the 15 volume source material, so I'm limited. I am also viewing this in a post 9/11 era so the idea of terrorism at airports is kind of a taboo thing and I was honestly surprised to see it.
Desert rose is another product of 90’s one-time OVA’s complimentary to their manga. A very simple plot and quick story, maybe a little too out there for 40 mins, but we get a swimsuit shot at the end so who cares right?
Following the story of C.A.T. , a small unit of women trained in anti-terrorism and led by ...

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