History Manga / RoseOfVersailles

15th Nov '15 1:12:27 AM EDP
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* YourCheatingHeart: According to the Duchesse de Polignac, this is actually the norm among nobles, as they marry for convenience and not for love. She in fact openly admits that both her and her husband have lovers, and Louis XVI and Oscar's parents are actually considered weird for ''not'' having lovers.
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* YourCheatingHeart: According to the Duchesse de Polignac, this is actually the norm among French nobles, as they marry for convenience and not for love.love (Austrian nobles, however, are expected to stay loyal to each other). She in fact openly admits that both her and her husband have lovers, and Louis XVI and Oscar's parents are actually considered weird for ''not'' having lovers.
15th Nov '15 12:45:36 AM EDP
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Lots of those, specially Robespierre, Saint Juste, and Bernard before his CharacterDevelopment.
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Lots of those, specially Robespierre, Saint Juste, Saint-Just, and Bernard before his CharacterDevelopment.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Lots of those, specially Robespierre, Saint Juste, YourCheatingHeart: According to the Duchesse de Polignac, this is actually the norm among nobles, as they marry for convenience and Bernard before his CharacterDevelopment.not for love. She in fact openly admits that both her and her husband have lovers, and Louis XVI and Oscar's parents are actually considered weird for ''not'' having lovers.
27th Oct '15 5:50:04 AM EDP
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** The Gards du Corps are considered the elite cavalry regiment of the entire French Army, not just the Royal Household, and are universally beautiful. This even gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Bernard (who compares them to good-looking dolls) and Girodelle (who flat-out admits that, having been accepted in the regiment, he ''has'' to be beautiful).
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** The Gards du Corps are considered the elite cavalry regiment of the entire French Army, not just the Royal Household, and are universally beautiful. This even gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by many characters whose reaction to find out Oscar is in that regiment is to admit they should have guessed it from her looks (this number includes ''Fersen''), Bernard (who compares them to good-looking dolls) dolls), and Girodelle (who flat-out admits that, having been accepted in the regiment, he ''has'' to be beautiful).
20th Sep '15 8:38:58 PM SugarPrincess125
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While the anime and manga saw a wide release in much of the world during the 1980s under the name of ''Lady Oscar'', one notable exception was in English. The first two volumes were released in the early 80s as a teaching tool for Japanese to English, but aside from this release, the manga has never been released in English officially. Similarly, the anime went unlicensed in English for over 30 years before Right Stuf International finally picked it up in late 2012 for a subtitled-only release in Spring 2013. You can watch it legally [[http://www.viki.com/channels/10630-the-rose-of-versailles here]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4U0FQ15BX8BdijOOBnhFsutAWdYEtNLH here.]]
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While the anime and manga saw a wide release in much of the world during the 1980s under the name of ''Lady Oscar'', one notable exception was in English. The first two volumes were released in the early 80s as a teaching tool for Japanese to English, but aside from this release, the manga has never been released in English officially. Similarly, the anime went unlicensed in English for over 30 years before Right Stuf International finally picked it up in late 2012 for a subtitled-only release in Spring 2013. You can watch it legally [[http://www.viki.com/channels/10630-the-rose-of-versailles here]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4U0FQ15BX8BdijOOBnhFsutAWdYEtNLH here.]] ]] Also, UDON Entertainment has [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-11/udon-entertainment-adds-rose-of-versailles-manga/.90349 licensed the manga]] in the US, which will see an official release in mid-2016.
13th Sep '15 3:30:32 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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''Berusaiyu no Bara'', or ''The Rose of Versailles'', is a historical fantasy by Creator/RiyokoIkeda of the pre-[[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution French Revolution]] period. Its central character is Oscar François de Jarjayes, a Parisian noblewoman who has been [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender raised as a boy]] to provide her father with a "son" and heir. Oscar is made head of the Royal Guards of Versailles, and her first assignment is to protect and chaperon the new Crown Princess MarieAntoinette.
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''Berusaiyu no Bara'', or ''The Rose of Versailles'', is a historical fantasy by Creator/RiyokoIkeda of the pre-[[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution French Revolution]] period. Its central character is Oscar François de Jarjayes, a Parisian noblewoman who has been [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender raised as a boy]] to provide her father with a "son" and heir. Oscar is made head of the Royal Guards of Versailles, and her first assignment is to protect and chaperon the new Crown Princess MarieAntoinette. UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette.
8th Sep '15 4:54:12 PM BadassAgamemnon
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8th Sep '15 4:54:11 PM BadassAgamemnon
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8th Sep '15 4:54:10 PM BadassAgamemnon
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The manga had many moments of slapstick humor, often with traditional manga comedy expressions and symbols, and tended to use chibi drawings and starry eyes in some dramatic moments for added effect. Even late in the story as the Revolution was brewing into more and more violence there were still manga comedy art. The anime removes all this (and pretty much every joke) and what few humorous moments that remains is portrayed with realistic expressions. In addition the anime got a darker and gloomier (but gorgeous) art direction and some extra scenes of violence were thrown in. However averted in that the manga actually manages to be gorier and the anime even removes some open blood splatter in the final days of the Revolution and the ending is more in the lines of bittersweet with Allain being the ending narrator to the tale .
8th Sep '15 4:41:05 PM BadassAgamemnon
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* AdaptationDistillation: A couple of interesting side stories were removed in the anime adaptation and in addition many themes were oversimplified and outright altered such as feminism and Oscar's finding of a balance with it and traditional femininity as well as the complex love triangles around the characters (in particular Allain De Soisson's romances).

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* IndecisiveDeconstruction: Of the defictionalized variety which is expected since Ikeda based much of the manga on a biography of Marie Antoinette and other historical sources and was a adorer of European culture. Many popular cliches of the French Revolution and even the Shojo and romance genre. For starters rather than overwhelming armies of the French monarchy, peasants are shown being massacred during the violence and riots of the revolution. Furthermore even in cases where the rebels have been able to defeat French forces on their own, they were armed with musket rifles, explosives, and other gunpowder weaponry-the very same tools that the military of the French nobility were using-rather than charging towards them in a brutal melee with farming tools and other improvised weapons. Also the leaders of the Revolution were from the aristocracy and even when the citizenry took the initiative on their own to fight the corruption of the monarch, they consisted mostly of the middle class (many whom were literate and even educated with degrees including high paying professions such as doctor and lawyer), with the lower class participants coming from a military or police background. In the end elements of the French army and scholarly class were shown as being essential in order to defeat the monarchy's army and reform the government. These are just a few and this is not counting in showing the consequences of court rumors, adulterous relationships, cross-dressing, and other tropes common in Shojo and romance stories.
4th Sep '15 8:44:05 PM nombretomado
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* SequelHook: NapoleonBonaparte shows up to provide one for ''Eikou no Napoleo-Eroica''.
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* SequelHook: NapoleonBonaparte UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte shows up to provide one for ''Eikou no Napoleo-Eroica''.
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