Baraou no Souretsu
Requiem of the Rose King
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Baraou no Souretsu

Alternative Titles

English: Requiem of the Rose King
Synonyms: The Rose King's Funeral Procession
Japanese: 薔薇王の葬列


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 4, 2013 to ?
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, HistoricalHistorical, ShoujoShoujo, SupernaturalSupernatural, Gender BenderGender Bender
Authors: Kanno, Aya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Princess


Score: 8.081 (scored by 10661,066 users)
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Ranked: #5582
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Popularity: #2231
Members: 5,083
Favorites: 287
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Richard, the ambitious third son of the House of York, believes he is cursed, damned from birth to eternal darkness. But is it truly fate that sets him on the path to personal destruction? Or his own tormented longings?

Based on an early draft of Shakespeare's Richard III, Aya Kanno's dark fantasy finds the man who could be king standing between worlds, between classes, between good and evil.

(Source: VIZ)


Baraou no Souretsu has been published in English as Requiem of the Rose King by VIZ Media since March 10, 2015 and in Polish by Waneko since March 18, 2016.


Henry VI
Edward of Lancaster
Edward of York
Joan of Arc

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Mar 29, 2014
Ripo (All reviews)
Baraou no Souretsu 9/10

You like manga and William Shakespeare? Well look no further, this time Aya Kanno shows us her skills by taking on the classic play "Richard III" and accompanies it with beautiful illustrations, which make reading and looking at "Baraou no Souretsu" pure joy. It has all the darkness of Shakespeare's play, dirty games of/for thrones, a little love, a little religion, a little scandal, some mysteries - what is Richard? I just love this play, so to be able to read it as manga is amazing. If you aren't familiar with Richard III, it's fine, in the manga the story gets explained read more
Dec 2, 2018
nekelluna (All reviews)
The artwork is amazing. I wanted to get that out of the way, because it's one of only two redeeming qualities of this Manga. The other is that it's based off of the Henriad by Shakespeare, and that man knew what he was doing. The main conceit of the series, and it's not a spoiler for saying so, is that the main character, Richard, is a girl. But she's treated by her parents and the rest of the world as a boy. Consequently, her mother regards her as a demon and a witch. Because, you see, Richard is a boy, but with the body of read more
May 11, 2015
Rinnalen (All reviews)
tbh i dont feel like writing much, but this manga is so good that i need to tell yall that its a 10 and just READ IT
it depends on your taste of course, this manga is very very VERY deep and dark.
"When lions fight, innocent lamb get caught in the fray"
story- over 9000, (max 10)
It is historical fiction. There was a thing called the "Wars of the Roses", in England with the Lancaster and York. It has references, like Jeanne D'arc, a woman called a witch. Not to spoil or anything, it's kind of obvious but SPOILER ALERT, the MC, Richard is born..... yet he read more
Dec 28, 2019
lilpompadour (All reviews)
I do find the story rather interesting but the family tree is confusing at times. The characters are genuinely interesting and well designed except for the protagonist Richard. I feel a lot more could have been done with his character and I am unsure of how to feel about his constant identity shifts. I am constantly unsure if he is a trans-man struggling in this era due to lack of vocabulary and information or a masculine woman facing prejudice so therefore posing as a man. It seems everything he feels about his gender is contradicted at one point or another and often happens multiple times. read more

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