The rose of Versailles

The rose of Versailles

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DVD - 2013 | Japanese
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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.
Publisher: [Grimes, Iowa] : Nozomi Entertainment : Right Stuf, [2013]
ISBN: 9781570327483
1570327483
Branch Call Number: / DVD JAPANES 791.433 ROSE PT.1
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Awesome retro anime that set the groundwork for shojo titles for years to come: now legal to watch in the U.S.! General Jarjayes, desperate for a son, names his daughter "Oscar" and raises her as a boy. Fourteen years later, Oscar is a masterful duelist and the newly appointed Commander... Read More »


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Jan 06, 2015

This classic anime series, inspired in the comic books by Ryoko Ikeda, follows the story of Oscar François de Jarjayes, a girl raised as a man to become her father's successor as leader of the Palace Guards. The entire plot takes place in France, in the years before and during the French Revolution. The anime combines historical characters with other that are merely fictional; however, the development of the story manages to be both convincing and realistic. All the characters are wonderfully portrayed: Their psychology and feelings are heavily explored within the anime. Also, the character designs, despite being somewhat dated, are still stylish and beautiful to look at. The music is great too, and fits very well with the tone of the series."The Rose of Versailles" is one of the best animated series ever made (it was made in the 1970s), and it is still one of my favorites, I wish there were more anime like this.

brooke_0330 Feb 03, 2014

definitely found it's way into my favorites! It's really quite accurate, and the characters are so so easy to love or hate.. Oscar is the best!

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