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.
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.
Since there is no review of this beautiful manga, I'll try to make one. It's my first rewiew , please do not kill me and be gentle with me.
To start I will say that this manga is considered one of the pillars of shoujo mangaka drew several ideas, ways to draw , tell, etc from The Rose of Versailles .
This manga tells the story of Oscar Francois de Jarjeyes or Lady Oscar and its based on historical facts with real characters from that era but with the vision of the author.
Anyway , Lady Oscar is 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 is witnessed several social transformations in France. The story is very well wirtten and very well made but it must respect the facts chronologically, the author was able to give his touch which made it more interesting and enjoyable , it is as if the reader were living then and facts for itself ( at least that was how I felt reading it ) .
The art is amazing, although I'm not a fan of the classic style, the art of this manga didn't bother me at all, indeed made the manga more interesting and enjoyable. I didn't even read Oniisama e because of the art but I loved the anime of Lady Oscar so much that I want to read the manga and like I said, the art did not bother me. Its a classic shoujo and its has his funny moments along with the faces that really are funny.
The characters were developed very well, Ikeda-sensei knew how tell their stories particularly and their participation in the story. You can understand the changes of Oscar, both in personality and maturity as her story from childhood to adulthood. You can also see her feelings for André and how she slowly fall in love with him and how she feels about what was happening in France, as how she feels when she fight and of course how she feels as a woman.
Now, to Marie Antoinette, Ikeda-sensei did a very good jod with her, her personality, what she felt as a Queen and her feelings for Fersen, her children, her relationship with the King, her relationship with the people, etc.
And André, my beautiful André, he is my favorite and he is somehow the only character who can express his feelings freely, along with Rosalie. André loves Oscar and he was ready to face whatever to be with her, despite their class differences. I was about to write something else but it contains spoilers so better not.
I loved all the characters and now I see with more sympathy the history.
I really do enjoyed this manga, I cried, I laughed,I fell in love (with André). Oscar became one of my heroes, really, I love her in every single way. Believe it or not, you learn pretty much and it helps you the understand better the history of the French Revolution and all that came before, you see it from another point of view.
I'm not a huge fan of shoujo, although I'm a girl but this manga is different.
I don't much left to say just this manga is worth to be readed. Perhaps the anime is not the best and leave several things out, things that really matter but The Rose of Versailles has a lot to give and you will not regret reading it.
It may be tedious, since the story is developing in accordance with the historic facts and slowly but worth it, it has everything, pain, joy, love, romance, comedy, everything.
Hope you like it and enjoy it as much as I did.
So I hope this was well written and done, as I said is the first rewiew and I'm not sure but you can correct me, slap me, ignore me, ok, anyway, that's all.
See you in my animelist. Bye bye~
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