Edit Manga Information
What would you like to edit?



Alternative Titles

English: Crimson-Shell
Synonyms: Rose Witch - Crimson Shell
Japanese: Crimson-Shell


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 18, 2005 to Jan 18, 2006
Authors: Mochizuki, Jun (Story & Art)
Serialization: GFantasy


Score: 7.171 (scored by 2858 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #71162
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1324
Members: 5,738
Favorites: 73
Ranked #7116Popularity #1324Members 5,738
Add to List
Volumes: /1
Chapters: /6
buy from CD Japan


Rescued from the darkness by Xeno, a mysterious swordsman, Claudia the Rose Witch is the foundation of the Crimson-Shell, a special division of the Red Rose—an organization aiming to capture the results of one mad scientist's experiments, the deadly Black Roses. But when Xeno's loyalties are called into question, will Claudia be strong enough to believe in her dearest friend? And what is the color of the rose blooming in Xeno's heart—a deep, passionate crimson…or a traitorous jet-black?

(Source: Yen Press)


Crimson Shell was published in English by Yen Press on November 17, 2009, and digitally on April 15, 2014.


Liddell, Shion
Wingfield, Robin

More reviewsReviews

Jan 5, 2011
Rianri (All reviews)
Crimson Shell is a short but very rich story. Combining drama, mystery, a bit of humor, in a supernatural dark setting, it can move and engage the reader, making him care about the main character,Claudia, and wonder about the others.

--There are no spoilers in this review.

I gave a straight 8 to everything:

Although it contains a fair parcel of action which leads to its climaxes, this is mainly a drama, a very twisted one considering its length. The romance is not cheesy. The twists, the characters and their emotions create its true complexity. Don't get the wrong idea, the story has a great pace, read more
Jun 18, 2011
KandaRainbowsoul (All reviews)
So - I admit I don´t read much manga, but I´m translating one series by this mangaka, Pandora Hearts. And I browsed around and found Crimson Shell. As I saw it has only 6 chapters, I decided "why not read it?" In the end, the length was the thing that made this series lose a point because it was outstanding.
Story - 9
The story was shockingly outstanding right from the beginning. It was exciting from the start and in the ends it had breath-taking situations which is a great +. Yet after finishing the last chapter I was like "why is this not any longer?" read more
Aug 27, 2014
phoenixgirl (All reviews)
I would give this a all 10 but it had the capabilities of being more than a one-shot. This one-shot had everything perfectly placed for how short it was. Excitement, betrayal, love, friendship, evilness, and at the end a very sad part that made me cry.

It's obviously done by the same author which makes me love it even more. If you love Pandora Hearts then you will love this one-shot. The art was beautiful, the character were done quickly and right. It doesn't look that much but Pandora Hearts fans! Read this one-shot! You will like it! And the plot is really good. Too read more


Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Crimson Shell Chapter 4 Discussion
Stark700 - Dec 13, 2012
2 replies by BondageHead »»
Nov 17, 2:19 PM
Poll: Crimson Shell Chapter 6 Discussion
Oosran - Mar 13, 2011
4 replies by pumpkinmuay »»
Sep 16, 2016 4:25 AM