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Bride of Deimos

Deimos no Hanayome: Ran no Kumikyoku ( Bride of Deimos: The Orchid Suite ) is a 1988 one-shot OVA. It's based on an incomplete 17-volume ma...

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Jack Jeanne OST

Rating : 70/100 Shoujo stuff tends to get the short end of the stick when it comes to getting ported to the US, but in some circles that…

joyousmenma93

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10 Oujo Romance Anime About Dating a Wealthy Refined Woman

The main character is more a shoujo protagonist in the body of an oujo. She comes from wealth and influence, but acts as nicely as any female main…

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Nayuta

Nayuta is a 1986 sci-fi OVA,based on a three volume manga by Sasaki Junko. (The manga is not available in English.) It's another show that a...

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Firechick's Anime Reviews: Tearmoon Empire

Rating : 66/100 These days, reincarnation stories are a dime a dozen. Theyve become especially prevalent in the light novel scene, and seriously, so many of them are…

joyousmenma93

Holiday Review #21 INNOCENT

 Y'all know I love historical manga a lot, and I've always had a fascination with the French Revolution and the time period around it, so th...

The Manga Test Drive

Holiday Review #21 INNOCENT

 Y'all know I love historical manga a lot, and I've always had a fascination with the French Revolution and the time period around it, so th...

The Manga Test Drive

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Transmasculinity and queer sexuality in the works of Ikeda Riyoko

Unlike many other gender-bending stories of the time, which often fall back on a “born in the wrong body” story, or a Mulan-style passing narrative, Ikeda acknowledges a…

Anime Feminist

Jack Jeanne OST

Yeah, I dont know why I didnt make one of these sooner. Heres a long overdue index for my reviews, for this one being specifically for everything I…

joyousmenma93

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The Emergency Heteronormative Character

There is an archetype in anime and manga that I’ve begun calling the “Emergency Heteronormative Character.”  In the beginning, many manga creators do not know where their comics…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Weekly Round-Up, 20-26 September 2023: Anarcho-Feminist Ito Noe, Video Game Actor Strike, and the End of RightStuf

AniFem Round-Up Every Rose Has Its Thorns: Vilifying female ambition in The Rose of Versailles In honor of the shoujo classic becoming available for free on RetroCrush, here’s…

Anime Feminist

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Weekly Round-Up, 30 August – 5 September 2023: Gundam Doujinshi, Police Body Cameras, and Gender Pay Gap

AniFem Round-Up Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou and Transgender Cyborgs’ Experience of the Apocalypse The 90s manga’s tale of rebuilding and self-discovery after the end has only become more relatable…

Anime Feminist

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“An Inner Revolution Of The Japanese Women”: The Rose of Versailles As Feminist Historical Fiction

The Rose of Versailles makes the argument that women’s lives and the romance genre can be radical and revolutionary—and, in fact, they were always central to revolutionary movements.

Anime Feminist

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17 Historical Romance Anime About Love Through The Ages

Historical romance anime is often not steeped in much historical accuracy. In fact, for many of these historical romances, you will find flourishes of magic

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New Yuricon 2023 Video on Yuri Studio

I am super excited to announce that Yuricon 2023 has resumed! We have a new video up on Yuri Studio.  Today we have a really fascinating discussion about…

Okazu

Sanada 10 - The Battle of Sekigahara (Ep 1-3)

Sanada 10 - more formally, Shinshaku Sengoku Eiyuu Densetsu Sanada Juu Yuushi ( New Legend of the Warring States Heroes: The Ten Warriors ...

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What I Watched This Week – 5/7-5/13

The Rose of Versailles – I initially planned to watch the first 20 episodes this week, then watch the second half next week, but the story got its…

The Romantic Goldfish

Merry Month of Shojo Review #6: JOSEPHINE THE FRENCH ROSE

It's hard to believe that the only Yumiko Igarashi manga available in English is this curious little digital artifact, a shojo manga that fe...

The Manga Test Drive

Merry Month of Shojo Review: JOSEPHINE THE FRENCH ROSE

It's hard to believe that the only Yumiko Igarashi manga available in English is this curious little digital artifact, a shojo manga that fe...

The Manga Test Drive

Firechick's Anime Reviews: Treasure Island

Rating : 88/100 In 2010, I watched an old anime that Anime News Network happened to start streaming called Ie Naki Ko , based on a French novel…

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Octopath Traveler 2 OST

Rating : 45/100 What exactly is the first medium to depict gender-bending in any form? Thats a question that doesnt really have an easy answer. Ive tried looking…

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Ep 87: The Rose of Versailles Vol. 1, by Riyoko Ikeda

One of the great classic shojo manga is finally available in English, Riyoko Ikeda's Rose of Versailles, and the Mangasplaining team dig in to see if it...

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Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament Ep19-21

The seventh volume of Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament is the pivot point between the mythic and "historical" parts of the Bible....

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12 Days of Christmas, Day 11: Illumine your hearts. (Non)Christmas at Tearmoon Empire

In the name of the Very holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. To-day, the 25th day of December, 1792, I, Louis XVI King of France, being for…

Beneath the Tangles

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 113: Creative Conversations with Abby Denson

Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! This month, we’re returning to my ...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Sugata Sanshiro

When Orphan released Botchan , I mentioned that YES raws had an equally good rip of the 1981 TV special, Sugata Sanshirou , just waiting to ...

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The Manga Review, 9/9/2022

It’s been a relatively slow news week–manga-wise, at least–so I’m going to dispense with the snappy intro and get to the links. As always, if there’s a website,…

Manga Bookshelf

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Doki Doki News: Bleach at NYCC, Kimi ni Todoke Drama, and Tearmoon Empire Anime

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of September 4th through September 10th! Check out…

Beneath the Tangles

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure actor Tiana Camacho discusses her favorite shoujo and systemic casting hurdles for actors of color

Vrai sat down with Camacho at Otakon 2022 to ask her about her influences, her dream role, and the expectation put on marginalized public figures to act as…

Anime Feminist

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Revolution And Versailles

Talking about the anime The Rose Of Versailles. Support me: https://www.patreon.com/spirit_chaser Donate: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Contreras2992 My Anime List: https://myanimelist.net/profile/Spirit_Chaser Anilist: https://anilist.co/user/SpiritChaser/ #roseofversailles #animerecommendations #animereview #animeamv #politics #anime #theroseofversailles #animeedit #animeanalysis #ladyoscar

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Shoujo Sundae Review – Shojo Manga: The Power and Influence of Girls’ Comics

https://youtu.be/1mgCCtZ3iaA The Japan Foundation has an in-depth discussion regarding the representation of gender within girls’ comics and manga culture. Since the conception of manga for…

Welcome

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TheOASG Podcast Episode 148: Bad Con Decisions, Unionization, and Creators Returning In Their Own Ways

Show Notes 0:00: Helen and Justin end up talking about what they’ve been up to over the past few weeks. One of them has been stuck in the…

TheOASG

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Anime Series Like Requiem of the Rose King

In the Middle Ages, the English Crown has been hotly contested in a civil war, dubbed the War of the Roses. The Duke of York seeks to unseat…

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Spiraken Manga Review Ep 449: The Rose of Versailles

In this first podcast episode of 2022, Xan reviews a classic shojo title that is a historical drama set during the French Revolution. Sit back and enjoy as…

Spiraken Review Podcast

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Oniisama e… and the Role of Girl’s Love in Founding Modern Shoujo

12 Days of Aniblogging 2021, Day 3 I finished Dear Brother/Oniisama e this year! Everything I brought up in my 2020 blog post on the series remains true. It’s…

Floating Catacombs

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Anime Review 224 Rose Of Versailles

One of the best aspects of being part of the community of anime database websites such as MAL and Anilist is that you have the opportunity to discover…

TakaTempest Reviews

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Anime Review 223 Kageki Shoujo!!

If someone were to ask what was my most anticipated anime of summer 2021 anime season barring squeals, it would be Kageki Shoujo!!. When I saw the trailer…

TakaTempest Reviews

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Manga Panels, Podcast and Talks You Won’t Want to Miss!

It’s been a super busy week for me and there’s still a bit to go, so I just wanted to run down where you can and will see…

Okazu

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13 Old School Anime Worth Remembering (and Watching)

There are a lot of feelings about modern anime, but it is a medium that has never been larger and more widely available. We are also entirely spoiled…

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September Updates: Manga of the Month Returns

Hello, all! Kate here. Manga of the Month returned this month after a long hiatus. With the library mostly open and resuming regular(ish) hours for browsing, we decided…

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A Long Time Coming: King Fang

About four years ago, a gentle Swede who goes by the handle Go no Ken found a rare VHS tape of the 1978 TV special Daisetsuzan no Yuusha…

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Kageki Shojo!! Manga Creator Kumiko Saiki and Anime Director Kazuhiro Yoneda

Manga creator Kumiko Saiki and anime director Kazuhiro Yoneda share the inspirations behind Kageki Shojo!! from the Takarazuka Revue to the classic series The Rose of Versailles.

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A History of Takarazuka Revue Influences in Anime

The Takarazuka Revue's theatrical adaptation of Rose of Versailles and other plays have been profoundly influential on the aesthetics and narratives of Japanese shoujo stories. ZeroReq011 looks at…

Anime News Network - Views

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Manga of the Month: The Rose of Versailles

The Rose of Versailles (ベルサイユのばら) by Riyoko Ikeda July 2015 will probably be remembered as the summer when anime and manga dreams came true. Sort of. The month…

Reverse Thieves

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Kasei Yakyoku v2

When Orphan released Kasei Yakyoku in late 2018, we had to use a VHS tape for the first two episodes. At the time, I said we'd redo…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – July 10, 2021

Yuri Events Today at 3:30 PM Eastern US time, I will be talking about Yuri at Anime Lockdown!  Join me for “How It Began – How It’s Going:…

Okazu

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First Look: Kageki Shojo!!

The Red Flower Musical School has trained thousands of young would-be stars over the years to become fixtures of the Red Flower Opera Company – an all-female musical…

The Glorio Blog

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First Impression: Kageki Shojo!!

The Red Flower Opera Music School (Kouka for short), trains young women for the all-female acting troupe of the same name, and is auditioning its 100th class. With…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Rose of Versailles, Volume 5

Today we look at what was, until 2015, the final volume of the grand historical epic The Rose of Versailles, by Riyoko Ikeda. After the death of Lord…

Okazu