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Rose Hip Rose  
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Rose Hip Rose is a manga about a teenage girl who fights crime. While the setup doesn't sound so great, it gets better as the manga progresses. The series' major strong point is the art. Along the way, she ends up having a showdown with a major criminal named The Goat. However, it seems that The Goat doesn't seem to like being caught. Be wary, though, the series is very violent.

The art and story are by Fujisawa Tohru, author of GTO and Bad Company. The art is quite nice, but somewhat different from GTO's. If you like violence, gore, Fujisawa, or cacti, Rose Hip Rose is the manga for you. Oh yeah, did I mention it was violent?

Reprint contains Magnum Rose Hip as volumes 3-4


Related Series
Magnum Rose Hip (Sequel)
Rose Hip Zero (Prequel)

Associated Names
ロズ ヒップ ロズ

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Latest Release(s)
c.11 (end) by s.ADTRW over 11 years ago
c.10 by s.ADTRW over 11 years ago
c.9 by s.ADTRW over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)
4 Volumes (Reprint)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 6.8 / 10.0 (109 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 10th 2016, 12:36pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Uppers (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (4 Volumes - Complete, Published w/Rose Hip Magnum)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #692 increased(+143)
Monthly Pos #1375 increased(+462)
3 Month Pos #2593 increased(+1058)
6 Month Pos #4917 increased(+729)
Year Pos #5935 increased(+1854)

List Stats
On 166 reading lists
On 223 wish lists
On 349 completed lists
On 15 unfinished lists
On 67 custom lists

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One of the worst comic I've ever read!   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Monyet_Sejati
August 13th, 2008, 10:23pm
First thing first. I don't hate Fujisawa-Sensei. In fact, I love his work on GTO. But, I gotta tell you, this one is really really horrible. It breaks my heart to say it, but it is the truth.

As I said in my comments on the prequel, Rose Hip Zero, Fujisawas-Sense had zero idea about the story when he was writing this manga. I cut the crap and straight to the most fatal flaw. Dropped plot thread! There are way way way too many dropped characters on this manga. They are simply... vanished. Not, they are not dead, but vanished. Into mid air... I saw many potential characters at the last chapter on the prequel. Hmm, let see... there was this one eyed guy, there was this naked girl who teared up a building with her bare hand, there was this snickering mysterious man at the shadows who was mumbling something which supposedly important, there was these kids in hood who tried to act cool, and there was these people who was shooting aimlessly at the background. But when when I read this manga... Poof. They're gone. Not to be seen ever again. Just like that.

Oh, it still gets worse. Not only Fujisawa-Sensei didn't have a single clue about the story, he was also confused about who the side characters supposed to be. Seriously. First, there was this badass police guy. Then poof, he disappeared. Then came this virtuous rookie police guy. Then poof, he also disappeared. Next, we have this young innocent high school kid, then... well, continue the pattern yourself. Next, we have this kinky/erotic girl. This one still lasts though, for God knows how long.

The main character is not doing so hot either. Apparentely, she has a magical wig, which not only shorter than her original hair, but also changes her personality. When she wears her magical wig, she becomes an honest, innocent, helpless, can't cook, help-me-big-brother-for-I-am-so-cute kind of girl. But when she releases her magical wig, she became a super ultra mighty babylicious power girl, who punishes naughty boy with her moon power... err, I mean plastic guns. Yep, it isn't wrong, she uses plastic guns.

I'm so furious after I read this manga, since I actually bought the books. I could've swear Fujisawa-Sensei sold his soul to the demons for GTO, since he did a marverlous job in GTO, but only made terrible manga afterwards. I want my money back, and 20% extra consolation fee. If you want to read some action manga from Fujisawa-Sensei, go buy Demon Hunter Tokko. It is much better, since it only lasts three volumes, so it already ends before Fujisawa-Sensei makes another screw up.
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Good but not Great   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by pokie
November 11th, 2006, 12:33pm
Nice clean art + decent story = interesting read (but not one that I would classify as a must-read).
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İncomplete Beauty   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Kaybeden
May 30th, 2007, 5:48pm
Nice art, good subject and a beatiful story. You must read a story of a human that has bad past from FUJISAWA Tohru. But there is a dumps. Author didn't continue manga. Altogether i will wait. Probably it may be continued.
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a decent read...   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by meleesuper12
September 6th, 2007, 1:29am
I'm afraid I'm with the other reviewers with this one. fantastic art and good plot, though not the best. If you can get past the gore then it's an enjoyable read, however as the others said, I wouldn't classify it as something you put at the top of the list to read.
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Rose Hip Rose   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Shily
December 5th, 2006, 7:40pm
Well, this one can be classified as a should-read. Nice art, cool story (I mean, story about cool ordinary girls who could fight like pros or more).

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