Guignol Kyuutei Gakudan
Grand Guignol Orchestra
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Guignol Kyuutei Gakudan

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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
English: Grand Guignol Orchestra
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 26, 2008 to Apr 26, 2010
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Hana to Yume
Authors: Yuki, Kaori (Story & Art)


Score: 7.541 (scored by 28172,817 users)
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Ranked: #26682
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Popularity: #2903
Members: 7,134
Favorites: 112


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Chapters: /19


Havoc strikes medieval Europe as many people suddenly turn into horrifying man-eating dolls called Guignols. The disease is seemingly incurable, and the epidemic is so unstoppable that any remaining Guignol bodies must immediately be burned to prevent its spread. Despite it all, a traveling music troupe called the Grand Orchestra roams around the land. Its three members consist of the beautiful virtuoso Lucille, the hotheaded gun enthusiast Kohaku, and the orchestra's quiet car driver, Gwindel, who has a soft spot for hedgehogs.

After arriving in the town of Touissant at the request of the local Lord Heliodor, the group receives scrutiny from its residents for not being conscripted to stop the Guignols. In particular, the lord's music-hating, disabled son, Elestial, seems to detest the group. Despite the hostility, the orchestra continues with its planned concert while investigating both the suspicious circumstances and Elestial's apparent disdain as his fate continues to intertwine with the group's adventures.

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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 ...
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 ...
Mar 31, 2009
Preliminary (5/19 eps)
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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