Riyoko Ikeda’s shoujo classic The Rose of Versailles finally makes its way to America in an amazing new release!
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.
Contains episodes 21-40 of The Rose of Versailles TV series.
The Rose of Versailles, also known as Berusaiyu no Bara and Lady Oscar, is based upon the best-selling manga by Riyoko Ikeda (Dear Brother), which was originally serialized in Shueisha’s shoujo 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, and direction by Tadao Nagahama (Romance Robot Trilogy) and Osamu Dezaki (Nobody’s Boy – Remi, Dear Brother, Aim for the Ace!). The series has served as an inspiration for decades of shoujo anime and manga.
Special Features: Interview with Director Osamu Dezaki, 48-page Art Booklet.
Spoken Languages: Japanese
- Format: DVD (Box Set)
- Genre: Drama, Historical
- Age Rating: 13+
- Special Features: Interview with Director Osamu Dezaki, 48-page Art Booklet.
- Spoken Languages: Japanese
- Runtime: 480
- Audio: Japanese (Mono)
- Video Ratio: 4:3
- Color: Color
- Catalog Number: RSDVD1376
- ISBN 10:1-57032-749-1
- UPC: 7-42617-1376-2-4
- Discs per Set: 4
- Case Quantity: 9
- Pre-book Date: 06/04/2013
- Release Date: 07/09/2013
Based on "The Rose of Versailles" by Riyoko Ikeda. © Ikeda Riyoko Production • TMS All Rights Reserved. Under License to Right Stuf, Inc. Produced by TMS ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.