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: 8.071 (scored by 15481,548 users)
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Ranked: #5512
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Popularity: #1643
Members: 8,454
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The crown of England has been hotly contested throughout history, and in the Middle Ages, a series of great civil wars becomes known as the War of the Roses. Claiming a right to the throne, the Duke of York seeks to unseat King Henry VI and his heir in order to become king himself.

On a dark day filled with many ill omens, the Duke gains a son: Richard Plantagenet, third of his name. Neither male nor female, but instead possessing characteristics of both sexes, Richard III is immediately reviled by his mother. Her hatred defines his childhood, leading to a deep disgust toward his own body and an adverse reaction to being called a demon.

Richard grows up troubled by visions of England's former foe, Joan of Arc, who taunts that he will bring ruin to all who know him. He believes that he can attain salvation by helping his father achieve his destiny of becoming the king. However, cursed by the expectations of both his mother and Joan, will Richard's actions instead drag his family down into darkness?

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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.

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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
Sep 17, 2020
aibiri (All reviews)
First off, let's get some of the confusing stuff out of the way. This is a manga published in Princess, a magazine that contains shoujo manga aimed at teenage girls. Now, do I personally think the best audience would be teenage girls? No, actually. The content for me felt much darker than what I would expect for a typical shoujo, and covers some very heavy themes. It's as much a shoujo as a manga like Banana Fish, perhaps. Now, is it a BL? That depends. There are certainly male/male relationships depicted, with the main character being a bisexual man, and they are an important part 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

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