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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…

Collectr's Blog

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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.

Anime News Network - Views

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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…

Collectr's Blog

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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

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#111 - Pride Month Special! A Conversation with Erica Friedman (Yuri Scholar & Manga Editor)

Happy Pride Month, everyone! For our 2021 Pride podcast, Tori and Sully have a chat with yuri researcher and Yuricon founder Erica Friedman! Erica goes into the development…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

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Pride Month Special! Episode # 111 – A Conversation with Yuri Scholar, Erica Friedman!

Happy Pride Month, everyone! For our 2021 Pride podcast, Tori and Sully have a chat with yuri researcher and Yuricon founder Erica Friedman! Erica goes into the development…

Third Impact Anime

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Shoujo and the Bride of Christ (III): Rose of Versailles

“When half way through the journey of our life I found that I was in a gloomy wood, because the path which led aright was lost”. It may…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Rose of Versailles, Volume 4

What better way is there to start off Pride Month than to begin with revolution, with a fight against the status quo and respectability? What better thing can…

Okazu

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The Rose of Versailles Volume 3 Review

The early stages of The French Revolution is here, which means Oscar has much to confront in Volume 3 of The Rose of Versailles.

TheOASG

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The Rose of Versailles, Volume 3

As I sat down to write today’s review, it dawned on me that I had never covered Volume 3 of The Rose of Versailles. So today, we will…

Okazu

Pick of the Week: It Must Have Been the Roses

SEAN: Come on. We all know what it is. This is the last time we can pick it, so it HAS to be the 5th and final volume…

Manga Bookshelf

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Gude Crest

Orphan's presents a new English release of the 1990 sword-and-sorcery OVA Onna Senshi Efe & Jira: Gude no Monshou ( Woman Warriors Efe & Ji...

Collectr's Blog

Pick of the Week: Oscar, Oscar, Oscar…

SEAN: There’s a veritable buffet of picks this week. I could go with Yona, or Natsume, or Versailles. But let’s face it, I want my Maple! This week’s…

Manga Bookshelf

Pick of the Week: Locks, Beasts, and Newlyweds

MICHELLE: There are a handful of new volumes in series I’ve either started or intend to start, but of course I’m going to pick the new sports manga.…

Manga Bookshelf

yurimother:2006 Transgender Yuri Anime ‘Kashimashi’ Licensed by Discotek Media; To be...

yurimother:2006 Transgender Yuri Anime ‘Kashimashi’ Licensed by Discotek Media; To be Upscaled to HD and Rereleased on Blu-rayIn a livestream on Monday, Discotek Media announced that it has…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

2006 Transgender Yuri Anime ‘Kashimashi’ Licensed by Discotek Media; To be Upscaled to...

2006 Transgender Yuri Anime ‘Kashimashi’ Licensed by Discotek Media; To be Upscaled to HD and Rereleased on Blu-rayIn a livestream on Monday, Discotek Media announced that it has…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

Yuri Expert Erica Friedman Dives Into LGBTQ Anime & Manga History in New Book ‘By Your...

Yuri Expert Erica Friedman Dives Into LGBTQ Anime & Manga History in New Book ‘By Your Side’ – June 2022In February, Yuri researcher and trend-setter Erica Friedman announced…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #153 – Best of 2020 with Dawn

Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast joins Evan and David to celebrate their favorite anime, manga, and video games of 2020 and look back on one hell of…

Ani-Gamers

Pet Shop of Horrors (with Morgana Santilli)

Covers all 10 volumes of the original Pet Shop of Horrors series by Matsuri Akino.Welcome to Count D's pet shop, where you can find the rarest pets that…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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Holiday Review: THE ROSE OF VERSAILLES

Yeah...anyone who has been reading this blog for a while or follows me on Twitter knows that this review has been a long time coming.  After...

The Manga Test Drive

The Origins of Mecha: The Super Robots of the 1970s

Anime Commentary runs through the history of anime's mecha genre, taking a look at the rise of Super Robot anime like Mazinger in the 1970s.

Anime Herald

Dear Brother... and Homosociality

12 Days of Aniblogging 2020, Day 4 I’ve been watching through Oniisama e…, known in English as Dear Brother, at a delightfully glacial pace. Never more than one episode…

Floating Catacombs

The Rose of Versailles, Volume 2

Unrest is starting to build among commoners as royal spending, bankrupts the country. while Oscar is struggling to balance unrest at home, in Paris and at Versailles. Rosalie…

Okazu

All My Darling Daughters (with Asher Sofman)

Covers All My Darling Daughters by Fumi YoshinagaThis one-volume manga about three generations of women in a family is masterfully told and extremely relatable. Shojo & Tell host…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

The Speakeasy #119: Rose of Versailles, Log Horizon, March Comes in Like a Lion, Blue Period + More

We discuss all the things we’ve been watching and reading lately: Burn the Witch, Smile Down the Runway, Higurashi New, Blue Period, March Comes in Like a Lion,…

Reverse Thieves

Weekly Round-Up, 18-24 November 2020: Rose of Versailles Plagiarism, Villainess Light Novels, and Orientalism in Cyberpunk

AniFem Round-Up Beyond the Bear Storm: Morishima Akiko, yuri mangaka Ariel ‘Solowi’ Nakandakare explores the career of one of yuri’s most beloved queer creators. The “Heart” of This…

Anime Feminist

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Cool Cool Bye

When a laserdisc of the 1986 fantasy OVA Cool Cool Bye turned up in a pile of discs the team bought in Japan, I thought it would…

Collectr's Blog

Rose of Versailles Anime Full Analysis Mook (ベルサイユのばら アニメ 大解剖)

One of the best things about shopping in a bookstore is the serendipity of finding a completely unexpected, marvelous, find. Over the years I’ve found all sorts of…

Okazu

The Rose of Versailles Volume 2 Review

TheOASG reviews Volume 2 of Riyoko Ikeda's The Rose of Versailles, where Rosalie, Marie Antoinette and Oscar each deal with new challenges.

TheOASG

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Makoto-chan the Movie

Some western anime audiences are familiar with Crayon Shin-chan , a very long running Japanese anime series about a five-year-old boy with l...

Collectr's Blog

The Demon Prince of Momochi House Complete!

The Demon Prince of Momochi House by Aya Shouoto is one of my favorite shojo manga (After Kamisama Kiss and The Rose of Versailles), and after me picking…

Feminine Frenzy

315 – One Shot 30 – Utsubora: The Story of a Novelist

Welcome to the start of our October Extravaganza at Manga Machinations! We’re going to be covering creepy, spooky, and horrific content all month long! To start, we’re doing…

Manga Machinations

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An Autumn Update

The beginning of Autumn (in the UK) is one of my favourite times of year. There’s just something about the colour of the sunlight, especially in the mornings,…

Bateszi Anime Blog

#27b : The Rose of Versailles

For my original entry for The Rose of Versailles, click here. Sometimes you have to recover your tracks in order to move forward. In terms of classic anime…

The Classic Anime Museum

313 – Retrospective Redux 3 – A Silent Voice

This week we dive into spoilers for volume 8 of BEASTARS, Morgana checks out Pop Life from Star Fruit Books, dakazu loves Requiem of the Rose King, and…

Manga Machinations

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Amon Saga

This one is a bit odd: a new release of the 1986 sword-and-sorcery movie Amon Saga , based on a laserdisc rip. Amon Saga has already been…

Collectr's Blog

The Rose of Versailles – A New Favorite!

The Rose of Versailles is a fairly well-known series in anime circles hailing from the tail-end of the ’70s. It has retained a place in the minds of…

The Illusion of Memories

Pick of the Week: A Mostly Floral Assortment

MICHELLE: I’m very happy about more Ooku and Rose of Versialles and excited to check out The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Jack Flash & Faerie Case Files, but it…

Manga Bookshelf

Pick of the Week: Everything’s Coming Up Roses

ASH: While there are quite a few manga being released this week, many of them great, my pick will likely be obvious. It’s a long time coming, but…

Manga Bookshelf

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The Decade in Review : The English Language Adaptation Industry and Fandom Part 1

With the Japanese side of things out of the way, I thought it might be fun to look at the English adaptation side of things. It’s taken me...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

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Rainbow Releases: Winter 2020

In 2018, we introduced an anime convention panel called Rainbow Releases to highlight LGBTQ-related anime and manga coming to the United States in English. As of this post’s publication,…

Coherent Cats

Top 5 Bi and Pansexual Anime Characters

Top 5 lists can be a great source of powerful hard hitting essay writing. Articles that make you think and feel and haunt you for days! The type…

I drink and watch anime

Special : Lady Oscar

How often do we see live action adaptations of the anime we love? Of more recent there have been many a handful from the studios of Hollywood and…

The Classic Anime Museum

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The Decade in Review: The Japanese Industry

I said I wouldn’t be updating this blog for a while, but I remembered that I was working on a two-post "decade in review" which I had star...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

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Year 1 Issue 14

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 14   April 1 - 7, 2020 Welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet, are you all…

Arcadia Dragnet