Versailles no Bara Gaiden
The Rose of Versailles Side Stories: The Great Detective Loulou
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Versailles no Bara Gaiden

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Synonyms: Berusaiyu no Bara, Lady Oscar, Rose of Versailles New Chapter, Rose of Versailles Gaiden
Japanese: ベルサイユのばら外伝
English: The Rose of Versailles Side Stories: The Great Detective Loulou
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: 1974
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: None
Authors: Ikeda, Riyoko (Story & Art)


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The Versailles no Bara Gaiden series is a collections of short stories written by Riyoko Ikeda. These stories were published in two separate magazines in 1974 (first publication) after the serialization of the manga Versailles no Bara, and 1984-1985 (second publication).

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Versailles no Bara Gaiden was published in English as The Rose of Versailles Side Stories: The Great Detective Loulou by Udon Entertainment as the 5th volume of The Rose of Versailles on May 4, 2021.

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May 8, 2021
“Versailles no Bara Gaiden,” consists of a side story called “The Countess in Black,” as well as four side stories collectively known as “The Great Detective Loulou.” Each story takes place around the time that the Black Knight appears in the original manga.

I’m actually really impressed by these side stories! They have a very different feel compared to the original manga; it seems as though Riyoko Ikeda had more creative freedom since she wasn’t bound by a need for historical accuracy. While the main story of “The Rose of Versailles” has a melodramatic, romantic tone, the atmosphere of the side stories bounces between comedic and ...

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