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Guignol Kyuutei Gakudan

Guignol Kyuutei Gakudan

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English: Grand Guignol Orchestra
Synonyms: Ningyou Kyuutei Gakudan, Puppet Imperial Court Orchestra, The Royal Doll Orchestra, Camelot Garden, Orchestre Royal de Guignols
Japanese: 人形〈ギニョール〉宮廷楽団


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 26, 2008 to Apr 26, 2010
Authors: Yuki, Kaori (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Hana to Yume


Score: 7.641 (scored by 2504 users)
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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /19


Lucille and the orchestra encounter a town overrun with the worst kind of audience: the living dead! Well, not really. They're people who have been turned into doll-like zombies. And they are definitely not a crowd to take lightly. Can a group of roving musicians use their skills to calm the beasts? Or is this curtains for the Grand Orchestra?!

(Source: VIZ Media)

Included one-shot:
Volume 5: Camelot Garden


Guignol Kyuutei Gakudan was published in English as Grand Guignol Orchestra by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from October 5, 2010 to December 6, 2011


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Oct 4, 2010
Victorian-Chic zombies being slaughtered by musicians. This is not the sort of thing one would expect from the queen of gothic tragedy Kaori Yuki, but she manages to make this goofy sounding plot work splendidly.

Grand Guignol is the latest of her installments, and it does not disappoint. Smart, emotional, and elegant, this manga is definitely the best take on the new trend of zombie manga; and most certainly the most original. The plot is a bit fragmented and isn't clearly started, but eventually develops itself slowly around the characters that are introduced.

The zombies in Grand Guignol are interesting because they are also somewhat read more
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Dec 30, 2009
This is a one-shot by my favorite manga-ka, so what I write on this review might be a little biased.

Story: (10)
The story of a dream world, or of a person going to sleep for eternity already has been used quite a few times. The way Kaori Yuki structured the society of Camelot Garden, however, impressed me! I loved how she applied a poem to the story, and based the whole social classes on card names and such. I found that to be quite creative and amusing! The mystery added to the one-shot was also really good, the usual of Kaori Yuki. The secret is read more
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Mar 31, 2009
Yuki Kaori creates another amazing piece containing beautiful art, charismatic and interesting characters as well as a unique story line which leaves you wondering what's going to happen next.
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Feb 19, 2013
I believe I saw the first ad for "Ningyou Kyuutei Gakudan" after just having finished "Ludwig Kakumei". Being a fan of Yuki Kaori for years and posessing most of her work it was clear to me that "Ningyou Kyuutei Gakudan" was a must-have!

Story: 10
A dream world, based on the 18th century France, which is haunted by doll-like zombies. I was pretty surprised by this scenario because it was really not typical for a Yuki Kaori Story. However somehow it works really good. Although I am really not a fan of zombie/epedemy/apocalypse - scenarios, I was thrilled by the idea of depicting the undead beings as read more
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