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Sei Rosalind  
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Description
Rosalind Hathaway, an adorable 8-year-old girl with rosy cheeks and golden hair. Fair and kind, a child full of faith and light, a little angel in society's eyes. And yet her appearance hides a dark secret, for wherever she goes, death follows.

Note: This manga was originally published in 1973. In the 2017 reprint, the author released a new chapter 44 years after the original release.

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Manga

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

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Latest Release(s)

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)
1 Volume (Shinsouban, by Takarajimasha, 2017)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (3 votes)
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Last Updated
October 31st 2020, 9:29am PST


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Year
1973

Original Publisher
Bunkasha
Home-Sha (1992, 2001)
Kodansha (1973, 1974)
Takarajimasha (2017)

Serialized In (magazine)
Shoujo Friend (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
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Weekly Pos #745 increased(+57)
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3 Month Pos #2327 increased(+522)
6 Month Pos #3598 increased(+1355)
Year Pos #4678 increased(+2229)

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On 11 reading lists
On 22 wish lists
On 5 completed lists
On 1 unfinished lists
On 29 custom lists

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Deus ex machina  
by erotikill
April 15th, 2010, 4:14pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
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  
by akari_mizunashi
January 30th, 2010, 1:33pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
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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