Baraou no Souretsu
Requiem of the Rose King
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Baraou no Souretsu

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Rose King's Funeral Procession
Japanese: 薔薇王の葬列
English: Requiem of the Rose King
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 78
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 4, 2013 to Jan 6, 2022
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Princess
Authors: Kanno, Aya (Story & Art)


Score: 8.061 (scored by 33333,333 users)
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Ranked: #6332
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Popularity: #971
Members: 18,374
Favorites: 747


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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 was published in English as Requiem of the Rose King by VIZ Media since March 10, 2015 to June 20, 2023. The series has been published in Polish as Requiem Króla Róż by Waneko since March 18, 2016.

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Jan 25, 2022
this won't be the most coherent review but i absolutely adore baraou no souretsu! i read the whole thing so far in about four sittings because i was so intrigued.

Richard is a tragic and cool character and observing how each character treats him is very interesting. his internal struggles are unlike any characters i've ever seen before. we get to see the evolution of how he feels about his body, and about gender itself, like how it determines so much of your life, especially in the 1400s or whatever.

it isn't a spoiler to say it is a tragic story so far, but i can't ...
Sep 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Firstly - I don't understand why so many of these reviews are calling Richard a trans man. It is made VERY clear from the beginning that Richard is (visibly) intersex at birth, there are many references to Richard being born with/having "both sexes" throughout the series, on occasion the confused "what are you?" reaction to seeing his body, and even references by Richard himself regarding having ambiguous organs. Richards father decides to raise him as a man, and he identifies as such for the entire series. Richard is not a girl, or a trans man, he is just a(n intersex) man.

I found the story ...
Mar 13, 2022
I really wanted to give this manga a chance but it just gets progressively worse. I'm surprised how no one mentions some things that bothered me a lot. How can people see relationship between Henry and Richard as normal, it makes me uncomfortable just thinking how people don't mind a romantic relation between them while there are decades of differences in their age. Also the transphobia, I get that transphobes exist and they do act like this but it feels like the author doesn't know how to portray main characters gender and how it is.

I'm not going to get into details and explain why ...

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