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Sei Rosalind  
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Description
The main character, Rosa, is the child of the devil. Although her appearance is patently innocuous, the terrible things that befall everyone around her soon prove that she is anything but.

A dark, gruesome story, made all the more eerie by the sparkly, feminine 1960s shoujo art style Watanabe continues to use.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
聖ロザリンド
聖(セント) ロザリンド
Saint Rosalind

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Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)
1 Volume (Reprint, by Kodansha)
1 Volume (Reprint, by Home-sha)
1 Volume (Bunkoban, by Bunkasha)
1 Volume (Bunkoban, by Home-sha)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 9 / 10.0 (2 votes)
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Last Updated
March 2nd 2013, 11:57am PST

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Year
1973

Original Publisher
Bunkasha
Home-sha (1992, 2001)
Kodansha (1973, 1974)

Serialized In (magazine)
Shoujo Friend (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1301 increased(+130)
Monthly Pos #2703 increased(+448)
3 Month Pos #4335 increased(+1303)
6 Month Pos #6356 increased(+1792)

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On 12 wish lists
On 3 completed lists
On 0 unfinished lists
On 15 custom lists

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Deus ex machina   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by erotikill
April 15th, 2010, 4:14pm
The ending is a bit of a deus ex machina-- are we really suppose to believe the reason Rosalind did what she did? I can't tell if I love the ending or hate it. Anyway, the manga is beautiful in that old shoujo way we readers don't get to see anymore. The violence, however tastefully represented, is a nice contrast.
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She poisons a gaggle of nuns, and then crucifies them. DAMN.


... Last updated on April 15th, 2010, 4:15pm
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Saint Rosalind   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by akari_mizunashi
January 30th, 2010, 1:33pm
Watanabe Masako, one of the first female mangaka to become popular, is best-known for her fluffy, feminine shoujo manga. Her art style reflects that. You won't often see as many ruffles and sparkles fit onto a page. Saint Rosalind, however, is no love story. Rosa may be as sweet and pretty as Watanabe's other heroines, but she far prefers murdering the people who irritate her in creative ways to forming maidenly friendships or helping those in need.

It's supremely creepy, but Saint Rosalind doesn't have any depth to speak of. There's hardly even any plot - it's just Rosa blissfully traipsing from person to person and killing them in some strange new way. The stream of victims starts slowly but snowballs as the story progresses. When the entire routine from meeting to murder passes in the course of four pages, you know you're reading ridiculous horror porn.

It's fun ridiculous horror porn, though, even for me, the hater of gore. There isn't really all too much gore here, in fact - Watanabe's style is too cute and stylized for anything to look particularly gross. There's nary an organ in sight. (Well, there might be one - I couldn't really tell. It was kind of cute.)

But the star here isn't all the bizarre violence but the ending. It's the best kind of ambiguous, and it makes you think. Was Rosa really evil, or was she as pure as she looked, forced into committing those atrocities by some outside force? Were the people she killed really the evil ones?

It's the kind of thinking you definitely won't be doing as Rosa throws a match into a safe full of cash and children and shuts the door.
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