Rose of Versailles Part 1 DVD Collection


Riyoko Ikeda’s shoujo classic The Rose of Versailles finally makes its way to America in an amazing new release!

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.

Contains episodes 1-20 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.

Spoken Languages: Japanese

Subtitles: English


  • Format: DVD (Litebox)
  • Genre: Drama, Historical
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Runtime: 480
  • Audio: Japanese (Mono)
  • Video Ratio: 4:3
  • Color: Color
  • Catalog Number: RSDVD1528
  • ISBN 10:1-57032-688-6
  • UPC: 7-42617-1528-2-5
  • Discs per Set: 4
  • Case Quantity: 30
  • Pre-book Date: 01/16/2015
  • Release Date: 02/03/2015

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.