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'''''Alpen Rose''''' (炎のアルペンローゼ・ジュディ&ランディ, '''''Honoo no Arupen Rōze''''' a.k.a. '''''Blazing Alpen Rose''''') is a shōjo manga series created by MichiyoAkaishi. It ran in Shogakukan's ''Ciao'' from 1983 to 1986, later was gathered in nine short volumes, and then it was re-released during TheNineties in four volumes. It's actually the only of Akaishi's mangas made into an anime, which was done in TheEighties and reached quite the success in Europe and some Arabic countries; it has music by JoeHisaishi and designs by Akemi Takada. The 20 episodes of the TV series would later be recopilated and mixed into two movies.

The main characters are two teenagers named Lundi and Jeudi. Lundi Cortot is a boy who lives in UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}} with his aunt and uncle in 1932, few years before UsefulNotes/WorldWarII; in these days, he and his family find a little girl in a dandelion plain, and they take her in alongside her cockatoo Printemps. Since she can't remember anything about her past, they rename her Jeudi and raise her for a while until she's taken in by a nearby store (manga) or a nursery school (anime).

Fast forward to 1939, few after the Austrian Anschluss and a little before Switzerland declares its neutrality. Lundi and Jeudi are already teenagers, but Jeudi is still amnesiac; her only clue about her identity is a song that repeats itself in her memories, whose name is apparently ''Alpen Rose''. And then, a strange man named Count Germont appears and attempts to kidnap Jeudi! When she refuses to become his mistress and is pretty much locked in the castle as a maid, Lundi rescues her and they run away from home, setting out in a journey to find the answers to all of their questions, as well as falling in love in the process...


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!!''Honoo no Alpen Rose'' provides examples of the following tropes:


* AdaptedOut: [[spoiler: Toulonchamp's eldest daughter Madeleine]] didn't appear in the anime.
* AmnesiacHero: Jeudi, also a ProtagonistWithoutAPast.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Jeudi, to the Count
* ArrangedMarriage: Liesl and Johan. [[spoiler: Also, Count Germont and Helene Durant. As a reply, [[RunawayBride Helen]] ran off and married Friederich.]]
* AttemptedRape: Implied in the beginning of the manga. It wasn't the Count, actually, but the abusive new owner of the store Jeudi works in. She manages to run away and go to Lundi's home but his aunt and uncle don't take it seriously, so Lundi gives them a WhatTheHellHero.
* BodyDouble: [[spoiler: After Helene is brought back to the Durant clan manse, a girl named Mathilda is taken in to pose as Alicia/Jeudi. It works mostly because Helene is pretty much blind as a consequence of her accident, and Matilda has exactly the same voice as Jeudi.]]
* {{Bowdlerize}}: Not only Jeudi's original part-time work was changed from store attendant to prospect nurse to avert including the AttemptedRape incident, but [[spoiler: her DisguisedInDrag stint]] is totally cut out -- likely to avoid showing how [[spoiler: Liesl gets quite the StupidSexyFlanders over "Julian" as well as the two {{Unsettling Gender Reveal}}s (and Liesl kinda being IfItsYouItsOkay).]]
** In the Italian version, there was more than one cut in regards to ThoseWackyNazis, some on-screen violence (like [[spoiler: Hans being shot]]) and the scene where Jeudi applies IntimateHealing to Lundi.
* BreakTheCutie: Oh boy.
* BridalCarry: In Berne, Jeudi is using new shoes. They hurt her feet, so Lundi carries her like this.
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler: Jean Jacques/Tarantula and Lundi.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: A limousine almost runs Jeudi and little Clara over, but they're safe in the end. [[spoiler: Its owner and passenger is actually [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Guisan General Henri Guisan]], who protects Lundi and Jeudi since he knew a woman whom he thinks she can be Jeudi's MissingMom. (And she ''is'', in the end.) Not to mention there's the role he'll have later...]]
* ChekhovsGun: The song ''Alpine Rose''. [[spoiler: It's one of Jeudi's few memories of her past life.]]
** Even more: [[spoiler: it's a song to honor LaResistance, since both Leonhardt's and Jeudi's parents were supporters of it and went against ThoseWackyNazis.]] And also [[spoiler: it allows Jeudi to tell her mother Helene that she's her child, via singing it when she's about to be taken away from the Durant mansion.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: The two leads get together very fast. Their problem is actually ''staying'' together, considering [[FromBadToWorse what happens later]]...
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Both Jeudi and Lundi can be bad about it, though Lundi may be the worst of the two.
* CrazyJealousGuy: The Count, to Jeudi. Johan, to Liesl - though he gets better almost immediately.
* ComingOfAgeStory
* DanceOfRomance: Subverted, because Jeudi dances a waltz with the ''Count'' instead of Lundi. It's also plot relevant since [[spoiler: it triggers her recovering one of her memories: dancing the waltz with an older man who turns out to be her DisappearedDad... ''before'' her accident.]]
** Played straighter in the OP of the anime, where she dances with both the Count AND Lundi.
* [[spoiler: DisguisedInDrag: In the manga not only Jeudi has to crossdress, but at some point [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/alpine_rose/v02/c014/17.html Leon]] has to do it too. ]]
* DivingSave: Jeudi saves [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/alpine_rose/v01/c005/8.html a little girl name Clara]] like this.
* DistressBall: [[spoiler: Chapter 17 of the manga has Leon as Germont's hostage.]]
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding.]]
** [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: The recopilatory movies finish right after Lundi and Jeudi finally get free from the Count... and right as WorldWarTwo finally takes off. It's a full blown HappyEnding in the other Alpine Rose media.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: The hitman Tarantula almost shoots the Count to death when he reveals his plans of building his ideal nation and asks him to kill General Guisan.]]
-->[[spoiler: Tarantula]]: The [[spoiler: Germont]] I knew has just died to me right now!
* FamousLastWords:
** [[spoiler: Hans]]: "I'm sorry, [[spoiler: Clara]]... so sorry I can't go back home..."
** [[spoiler: Friederich]]: "[[spoiler: Alicia]], my sweet [[spoiler: Alicia]]... My time has come... please forgive me..."
* FlowerMotifs: Obviously, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rosa_pendulina.jpg Alpine rose]] ([[http://www.rogersroses.com/gallery/displayBlock.asp?bid=217&suppid=14 Rosa pendulina]])
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Hans. Having repented after selling Lundi and Jeudi out, he tried to prevent the Count from getting to them ''and'' give them some info that he had just picked up... only to get shot InTheBack by the Count himself.]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Guisan General Henri Guisan]]
* HospitalHottie: Jeudi is taken away to become a nurse in the anime. In the manga she was a store worker.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: The Count wants to do this to Jeudi
* IllGirl: Clara [[spoiler: and Marie.]] And also [[spoiler: Helene aka Jeudi's mom, who has a weak heart ''and'' eyesight problems.]] The latter is subverted: [[spoiler: she's being sloooowly poisoned.]]
** IllBoy: Not to mention [[spoiler: Jeudi's father Friederich. Who passes away ''right after they find each other again''.]]
* ImportantHaircut: [[spoiler: Jeudi cuts her hair short in Berne, so she won't be recognized by the Count's henchmen.]]
* InnocentFlowerGirl: Martha
* IntimateHealing: When an injured Lundi is about to suffer hypotermia, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/alpine_rose/v01/c003/34.html Jeudi strips both of them]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/alpine_rose/v01/c003/35.html and lays next to him.]]
* IntrepidReporter: Robert
* ImpoverishedPatrician: [[spoiler: The Durant clan, by the time Jeudi meets thm]]
* KickTheDog: The Count wanted to shoot Jeudi's pet bird Printemps down, and beats up Lundi when he interfers.
** Also [[spoiler: trying to foce Leonhardt (a supporter of LaResistance) to perform for the Nazis, under death threats.]]
* LadyInRed: In the anime, Jeudi gets dolled up in a red dress when the Count abducts her to his BigFancyHouse
* LaResistance: [[spoiler: Leonhardt and [[TheMole his friend Heinrich]] are members of it. So were Leon's parents ([[KillTheCutie and they die for it]]) and Jeudi's (who survive, [[BreakTheCutie but are broken]])]]
* [[spoiler: LesCollaborateurs: The Count is allied with ThoseWackyNazis.]]
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Jeudi calls the Count out for trying to shoot her pet bird Printemps and beating up Lundi. He notices how brave and pretty she is and takes her to his castle.
** ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Lampshaded by the Count himself as well as his wife Francoise.
* MeaningfulRename: Lundi gave Jeudi her name since she couldn't remember her real one. [[spoiler: Said name turns out to be Alicia, but almost nobody refers to her as such -- save for Leon, Friederich and the Durant family.]]
* [[spoiler: MurderSuicide: Invoked by Countess Francoise.]]
* TheOjou: Liesl, who's a little childish and selfish but has a good heart underneath.
* NoSwastikas: Averted. An example is the cover for the DVD, [[http://bakabt.me/161499-honoo-no-alpen-rose-h264-arr.html as seen here]].
** [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/alpine_rose/v01/c009/30.html And here as well]]. [[spoiler: Which keeps triggering Jeudi's memories.]] It's never referred to as such, but as "the Black Cross".
* ParentalAbandonment: Jeudi's parents died in the accident that left her amnesiac. [[spoiler: They actually didn't. Leon's parents, however, ''were'' killed by the Nazi.]]
* PluckyGirl: Jeudi already was both sweet and outspoken, but fully starts to become this [[spoiler: as she and Lundi are separated.]]
* PromotionToParent: Hans, who has to take care of his baby sister Clara
* ProperLady: Francoise, the Count's wife. She still goes "ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight" and helps Jeudi and Lundi to escape the castle.
* RefugeInAudacity: Invoked when [[spoiler: Leon uses his own "Nazi concert" to get away from ThoseWackyNazis with Jeudi AND give them the musical finger via inserting ''an anti-Nazi song'' in his "Austrian symphony".]] [[TheSoundOfMusic The Von Trapp family would be proud of you, son.]]
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: The Count and Lundi. Obviously Lundi wins.
** Also, Leon and Lundi. Again, Lundi has the ball on his yard.
* {{Shoujo}}
* SiblingYinYang: Hans and Clara.
* SmugSnake: The Count, as well as ArmsDealer Toulonchamp [[spoiler: who is pressuring the Durants aka Jeudi's maternal family into supporting him.]]
* SnowMeansDeath: In the manga, [[spoiler: Toulonchamp's goons dump the injured Jeudi in the middle of a snowy and abandoned place, hoping she will freeze to death since she can't walk away due to her injured foot. She does her best but ultimately gets lost ''and'' then a snowstorm rages in. It turns out that a kind villager and his family found Printemps and then Jeudi just in time, taking care of her until Lundi and General Guisan come for her.]]
* SoleSurvivor: Jeudi and Printemps. [[spoiler: Subverted, they weren't alone in the end.]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: Both Jeudi and [[spoiler: her mother Helene]] were this. The first, [[spoiler: via appearing in the Durant mansion and thus throwing a wrench in Toulonchamp's plans, which involved him having his own daughter Mathilda as his spy as well as Jeudi's BodyDouble; it goes double when, in the anime, she starts singing the Alpine Rose song when she's being taken away, letting Helene know the truth.]] The second, also in the anime, pulls this via [[spoiler: crawling towards Toulonchamp in the middle od his HostageSituation, and holding on his leg while he's holding Jeudi at knife point, distracting him enough to let Lundi pounce on him and setting Jeudi free.]]
** However, [[spoiler: Jeudi's dad/Helene's lover Friederich Brandel]] was the biggest one. [[spoiler: The aforementioned Alpine Rose song? It was his most famous theme, and not only it doubled as a symbol of La Résistance but as his biggest token of love for Helene as they became StarCrossedLovers. Jeudi singing it to prove her identity to Helene totally undid all of Toulonchamp's plans in regards to the Durants, and before that it was one of Jeudi's few memories about her own past as well.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: Count Germont, who wants to have Jeudi because she looks a LOT like a woman he loved in the past. [[spoiler: Said woman? Her mother Helene, who rejected to get in an ArrangedMarriage to him.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: As things get worse and worse, it seems the Universe itself is conspiring to give Lundi and Jeudi trouble. Specially when [[spoiler: Lundi disappears when the train he and Jeudi have boarded to reach Austria is caught in a bomb attack, and Jeudi has to go to Austria alone.]]
** Not to mention, [[spoiler: Jeudi's parents Friederich and Helene. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/alpine_rose/v02/c015/26.html Friederich explains to Leon and Jeundi]] that he was already disliked by the Durant family by the time they got married since she was an UptownGirl, and after she was wounded in their escape they took her back in but kept them separated.]]
* [[spoiler: SweetPollyOliver: In the manga Jeudi has to crossdress to go to Austria unnoticed, calling herself Julian. She does it so well that two girls find her boy self "handsome", and Liesle is quite infatuated with "him" too. ([[EvenTheGirlsWantHer And she may have stayed infatuated]] [[IfItsyouItsOkay *after* finding out]].]]
** [[spoiler: UnsettlingGenderReveal: Robert the IntrepidReporter has to reveal to Liesl and Johann that [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/alpine_rose/v01/c009/17.html "Julian" is Jeudi]].]] And later, [[spoiler: Jeudi has to [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/alpine_rose/v01/c010/30.html reveal herself as a girl to Leon]] to gain his support.]]
* TeamPet: Printemps, Jeudi's cockatoo
* ThoseWackyNazis: They're pretty much in movement by the time the story begins.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: Jeudi can't remember anything from her past, except the ''Alpen Rose'' song. [[spoiler: She gradually recovers her memories, and it's a HUGE TearJerker when she finally can remember the accident, that her name is Alicia Brandel, and the sight of her mother Helena covered in blood.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Leonhardt Aschenbach is a male Type A.
* [[spoiler: UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Leon, to Jeudi. Or better said, to Alicia - that is Jeudi's real name, and he refers to her as such.]]
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Geneal Guisan and [[spoiler: Jeudi's grandfather Jacques]] were VitriolicBestBuds as youngsters, always squabbling but always by each other's sides. [[spoiler: They grew apart when Guisan helped Helen run away from her ArrangedMarriage, and as a consequence Guisan wasn't able to help the Durants when they fell into Toulonchamp's paws.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: Martha slaps and berates Hans for ratting out Lundi and Jeudi to get money for Clara's medicine.]]
* UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: The main action is set in 1939, in between [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anschluss Austrian Anschluss]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Poland the invasion of Poland]] (With [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland_during_the_World_Wars#World_War_II the Swiss declaration of neutrality]] thrown in between.)
* YodelLand: Both Switzerland AND Liechtenstein are included in this.
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