Versailles no Bara
Rose of Versailles
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Versailles no Bara

Alternative Titles

English: Rose of Versailles
Synonyms: Berusaiyu no Bara, Lady Oscar
Japanese: ベルサイユのばら


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 82
Status: Finished
Published: 1972 to 1973
Genres: DramaDrama, HistoricalHistorical, RomanceRomance, ShoujoShoujo, MilitaryMilitary
Authors: Ikeda, Riyoko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Margaret


Score: 8.351 (scored by 29672,967 users)
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Ranked: #2092
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Popularity: #1231
Members: 9,420
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Raised from birth as a man, the Lady Oscar commands the palace guards at Versailles in the years before the French Revolution. Her beauty and noble spirit make her a shining figure in the eyes of both men and women but she is torn between her chosen life of service and duty to class and country and her own heart and desires. She lives as a noble amidst the opulence of Versailles but her keen senses and compassion are not blinded to the poverty of the French people.

(Source: ANN)


On July 11, 2015, Udon Entertainment revealed that they had licensed Versailles no Bara for release in English as Rose of Versailles. The publisher plans to release the series in 2-in-1 omnibuses though a release date has yet to be announced. The series was published in Polish as Róża Wersalu by J.P.Fantastica in three omnibuses from April 2016 to November 2017.

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Nov 22, 2013
soulofgolds (All reviews)
Since there is no review of this beautiful manga, I'll try to make one. It's my first rewiew, please bear with me.

Story 10/10

The manga tells the story of France during the reign of Marie Antoinette through the eyes of Oscar Francois de Jarjeyes, better known with Lady Oscar. She was a young woman who was raised as a male due to the desire of his father to have a son who has skills to serve the royal family.
At the age of 14, Oscar becomes Captain of the Imperial Guard, protector of the new princess of France, Marie Antoinette and this is how Oscar witnessed read more
Jun 27, 2020
Krankastel (All reviews)
Today’s review is for Riyoko Ikeda’s Rose of Versailles (also known as Lady Oscar in Europe), one of the most influential and revolutionary works of the 70s.

Among the first major manga written and drawn by a woman, and part of a series of projects that promoted shōjo manga as a significant genre, it owes its success to its unique setting, iconic heroine Oscar and its radical (for its time) ideas.

Note: parts of section [1.b] could be considered as spoilers, but someone knowledgeable in French history may already have an idea. Proceed with caution.

[1. Let’s start with the story and characters...]

Set in 18th century France, before read more
Aug 8, 2020
Youzernaim (All reviews)
After many years reading mostly shônen, I decided to dive in the world of shôjo. What could be a better start than "Versailles no Bara" (or "Lady Oscar" as we smartly translated) ?
This 70's manga is known to have brought a whole new dimension to shôjo and I think any reader can see why, even today, even not knowing much about shôjo.

First of all, it's not reduced to a bunch of love stories in Versailles with nobles in beautifull clothes. It has a strong historic context (french revolution) with all ingredients that come with it : battles, conspiracies, bloody deaths, politic, social and economic portrait read more
May 29, 2019
anoncology (All reviews)
I'm going to have a difficult time giving this manga a 9, since I truly loved it from beginning to end. One could say I'm being generous and that this manga deserves even lower, but I still think highly of it as it intertwines different themes into one being. For the first manga I've ever read being from 1970's, it certainly changed my view of manga from that time period.

When I came to know Oscar Francois de Jarjayes, I fell in love. I mean, everyone loved her, but the reader is no exception. A person gets to see her explore the emotions that read more

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