About The Rose Of Versailles
The Rose of Versailles is based upon the best-selling manga (comic) by Riyoko Ikeda (Dear Brother, a.k.a. Oniisama e...), which was originally serialized in Shueisha's shoujo (girls') anthology magazine Margaret, from 1972 through 1973, and later collected into 10 volumes. In addition to its anime adaptation, it inspired a short story collection (also written by Ikeda), a French-Japanese live-action film, and multiple musicals staged by Japan's famed Takarazuka Revue.
This 40-episode anime adaptation of The Rose of Versailles originally aired on Japanese television from October 1979 through September 1980. It features animation by TMS Entertainment Co., LTD., as well as direction by Tadao Nagahama (Romance Robot Trilogy) and Osamu Dezaki (Nobody's Boy - Remi, Dear Brother, Aim for the Ace!). Right Stuf, Inc. acquired The Rose of Versailles anime series from TMS Entertainment Co., LTD. .Series Trailer
The Rose Of Versailles, Part 1
General Jarjayes - so desperate for a son to preserve the family name and noble standing - names his newborn daughter "Oscar" and chooses to raise her as a boy.
Fourteen years later, Oscar is a masterful duelist, marksman, and the newly appointed Commander of the French Royal Guards. Her first task: to protect Marie Antoinette, who is engaged to the French prince and future king, Louis-Auguste.
But even though the planned marriage should provide both countries with some much needed peace and prosperity, the French court is a dangerous place - and Marie's youthful naïveté makes her an easy target for those who wish to see the monarchy overthrown. Oscar soon finds herself both defending Marie's reputation from those that seek to discredit her and protecting her life from those that wish to kill her.
The first 20 episodes of the groundbreaking anime series!
The Rose Of Versailles, Part 2
The French royalty's indulgences have taken their toll on the common folk. While nobles live in opulence, children starve in the streets. Counts and countesses attend masquerade balls, as families unable to afford medicine are forced to bury their loved ones. What were once pleas for equality are now enraged demands for radical change...
Just as the times have changed, so has Oscar's heart. Looking to challenge herself further, Oscar leaves the Queen’s side. She enlists with the French Guards, common soldiers who put their lives on the line every night as they patrol the streets and keep the peace. However, Oscar soon finds that an anti-noble sentiment resides everywhere, even amongst the guards that grudgingly follow her orders.
As the flames of revolution begin to spread, she soon finds herself torn between her loyalty to the crown and her loyalty to France itself.
The concluding 20 episodes of the groundbreaking anime series!
This second of two limited-edition DVD sets will feature the series' concluding 20 episodes - housed in a collectible, chipboard art box - with Japanese audio, English subtitles, and English on-screen translations, plus on-disc extras (including an interview with director Osamu Dezaki) and an art booklet.
Nozomi Entertainment’s home video release of the series – starting with the Part 1 limited-edition DVD set in May 2013 - marks the very first time The Rose of Versailles, also known as "Berusaiyu no Bara" and "Lady Oscar," will be available to English-speaking audiences in North America on DVD.
Right Stuf's Nozomi Ent. Announces THE ROSE OF VERSAILLES, Part 2 L.E. for July 2013
March 13, 2013: Right Stuf and Nozomi Ent. announced The Rose of Versailles, Part 2 limited-edition DVD set will be available on July 9, 2013. For a limited-time, and while supplies last, pre-order from Right Stuf to receive a "to be announced" exclusive gift with purchase, so be sure to place your pre-order(s) today!
Right Stuf's Nozomi Ent. Announces THE ROSE OF VERSAILLES, Part 1 L.E. for May 2013
January 23, 2013: Right Stuf and Nozomi Ent. announced The Rose of Versailles, Part 1 limited-edition DVD set will be available on May 7, 2013.
For a limited-time, and while supplies last, pre-order from Right Stuf to receive a "to be announced" exclusive gift with purchase.
"The Rose of Versailles is THE gold standard of 'shojo' anime which all anime fans must see. Recommended."
- Daryl Surat, Otaku USA Magazine
Based on "The Rose of Versailles" by Riyoko Ikeda.
Illustration: Michi Himeno
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