In a riot of roses, a terribly exciting announcement during HTD Sendai 2: Volks will be bringing the beloved shoujo manga heroine Lady Oscar to life! Look out for more information on this doll in the coming months leading up to the JoyFes!
Not excited because you don’t know why you should be? I can’t possibly recommend the manga/anime enough. It’s loosely based on events that surround the French Revolution with a woman who lives as man as the star. There’s intrigue, tons of romance and lots and lots of roses!
“The Rose of Versailles (ベルサイユのばら Berusaiyu no Bara), also known as Lady Oscar or La Rose de Versailles, is one of the best-known titles in shōjo manga and a media franchise created by Riyoko Ikeda. It has been adapted into several Takarazuka Revue musicals, as well an anime television series, produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha and broadcast by the anime television network Animax and Nippon Television. The show remains incredibly popular in Italy.
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.”
For this Volks enthusiast and huge Rose of Versailles fan it’s a super exciting announcement. Below is the opening credit for Rose of Versailles- I literally can’t recommend watching this series enough. I hope everyone gets a chance to check it out! ❤