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Versailles no Bara  
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Description
The Rose of Versailles focuses on Oscar François de Jarjayes, a girl raised as a man to become her father's successor as leader of the Palace Guards. A brilliant combatant with a strong sense of justice, Oscar is proud of the life she leads, but becomes torn between class loyalty and her desire to help the impoverished as revolution brews among the oppressed lower class. Also important to the story are her conflicting desires to live life as both a militant and a regular woman as well as her relationships with Marie Antoinette, Count Axel von Fersen, and servant and best friend André Grandier.

Licensed versions of this manga have been published in Italian, French, German and Spanish.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
ベルサイユのばら
ليدي اوسكار
وردة فيرساي - السيدة اوسكار
凡尔赛的玫瑰
Berusaiyu no Bara
Hoa hồng Véc xây
La Rose de Versailles
Lady Oscar
Lady Oscar: Die Rose von Versaille
Róża Wersalu
Rose of Versailles
The Rose of Versailles
Versaille no Bara

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Latest Release(s)
v.12 by Rov Scans (67d ago)
v.11 by Rov Scans (171d ago)
v.11 c.Extras 1-3 by Rov Scans (1303d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Ongoing, by Shueisha in 1972; Volume 11 in 2014)
5 Volumes (Hardcover, by Shueisha in 1976)
10 Volumes (Bunkoban, by Shueisha in 1984)
2 Volumes (Aizouban, by Chuokoron Shinsha in 1987)
12 Volumes (Anime-ban, by Chuokoron Shinsha in 1993?)
5 Volumes (Bunkoban, by Shueisha in 1994)
12 Volumes (All Color-ban, by Chuokoron Shinsha in 1996)
4 Volumes (Konbini-ban, by Shuiesha in 2002)
9 Volumes (Kanzenban, by Shueisha in 2006)
5 Volumes (Bunkoban, by Shueisha in 2009?)
6? Volumes (Konbini-ban, by Fairbell in 2009?)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 10

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (191 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 28th 2017, 11:14pm PST


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Year
1972

Original Publisher
Chuuoukouron Shinsha (1987, 1993?, 1996)
Fairbell (2009?)
Shueisha (1972, 1976, 1984, 1994, 2002, 2006, 2009?)

Serialized In (magazine)
Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #595 increased(+171)
Monthly Pos #1032 increased(+381)
3 Month Pos #1657 decreased(-21)
6 Month Pos #1734 decreased(-49)

List Stats
On 277 reading lists
On 534 wish lists
On 38 unfinished lists
On 254 custom lists

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Forum Posts
The anime version 60 days, 23 hours, 32 minutes ago
Rose of Versailles Gets 'Episode 6' Manga Story in March, April 690 days, 10 hours, 12 minutes ago

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A true classic, it picks up after a couple of volumes...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by elianthos
April 25th, 2008, 6:58am
...and unfortunately for the English-speaking audience, the scans are not up to there yet (the manga and the -even more awesome- anime are well known and have been succesfully and repeatedly published in European countries, like Italy and France, at least since the 80's ). Art is a bit old, with lot of sparkles and flowers, very old school shoujo in that department, so if you're not used to it it might be an obstacle to your enjoyment at first (I grew up with it, so I had no problems with the artwork, but I see how younger readers used to contemporary art styles might be put off by it) . In any case the art does improve along the way. But plot and characters are outstanding and really grow on you, especially Oscar and Andrè: the lady and the servant, the light and her unseparable 'shadow' and protector since their childhood together, both dealing with the changing French -and European- society as XVIII century Revolutions approach *_* .
It's a tale of self-discovery and revolution (on many levels), of everlasting love, duty and honour, feelings and justice versus status and class, hope and sacrifice. A tad melodramatic (well, it was both the era and the authoress' trademark style ) , but totally worth the read, and very moving, and quite well researched, despite some narrative license ^^V.
Furthermore it's a piece of culture and manga history and one of the most influential works as far as kickass heroines pursuing self-awareness and self-realization go, and of course the male characters are up to the challenge , both in attitude, ethics and looks . Ah, beauty and substance nicely rolled into a lavish period package, with some healthy feminist sprinkles. How wonderful wink , how refreshing compared to many of nowadays titles .
I fondly suggest you to watch the anime, complete English fansub of it are available on the net wink . I tried the Live-Evil one and it had also decent video quality, provided the source.

... Last updated on April 21st, 2010, 10:55am
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The best story ever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ogur
February 24th, 2008, 2:36pm
I love Oscar. She is my idol. I would like to be as strong as her. You know life is not that easy and being able to be admitted to guys' world is a great achievement. I also love her character. As Andrea tells in the anime, "I love her because although she looks cold as ice on the outside, in the inside she is burning". Oscar is very passionate, she has a strong sense of justice, she can sacrifice herself for her beliefs and her beloved friends. She is very loyal, hardworking, decisive, smart. Maybe her only deficiency is not being able to accept her gender but thanks to Andrea, at the end she was finally able to understand herself. She was confused emotionally. It must be hard to be forced to live in the way your father dictated.

I cried a lot at the end of the manga but kind of loved the end. They made a movie of Lady Oscar and in the mıvie they changed the ending to a silly happy ending. That was just terribly disappointing. The mangaka stopped drawing manga after a while, and I could not find any other translated work of Ikeda Ryoko. If I could find them, I would really like to read them too.
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A fan of it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Aqouze
December 10th, 2007, 9:14am
this's not really yuri...only seem to be

It's wonderful series!!!!
I love Oscar so much she is my heroine..since i'm young
I hope for more chapter of this series plz...>_< scan more......
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loved it,   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gurrla
May 24th, 2007, 10:22am
I watched the anime when I was younger, it was really good. I expect no less from the manga! It is truly a lovely sad story.

... Last updated on July 16th, 2007, 8:58pm
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wth   
Rating: N/A
by Cerulean
January 31st, 2007, 7:34pm
there was no yuri ~_~"
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Indeed a classic   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by gjoerulv
August 30th, 2006, 7:38am
As Bettum said. However u'll notice the "age" it's from lol.
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NEED more   
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by Anonymous
August 11th, 2006, 5:27pm
Please scan more of this. It's needed!
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humbug   
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by Bettum
July 13th, 2006, 4:19pm
A classic.
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WANT MORE   
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by rita
June 4th, 2006, 9:01pm
there should be more chapters out there. It is pretty interesting even though the art style is a bit maybe 70's or 80's not sure. It looks like it will go somewhere good. I am very curious to see the rest since its been mentioned twice already in hana yori dango and Cat Street (both works by kamio youko XD) as somewhat of a classic and awesome read. wonder if there's any tragedy in there as welll....
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