the rose of versaillesThe 50th anniversary of Shueisha’s Margaret magazine will bring a smile to the older shoujo readers around the globe. Riyoko Ikeda will be drawing and writing a 16-page one-shot part of the Rose of Versailles classic historical manga. The chapter will be published as a part of the special Anniversary Book celebrating Margaret’s 50th birthday.

The Rose of Versailles tells the story of a young girl in the court of Queen Marie Antoinette. Lady Oscar has been trained and raised as a man in order to serve the revolution. In the new chapter, we will observe some events in the life of Andre – his childhood and the time before he met with Oscar.
Incredible artwork, unique stories and incredible characters – these are the reasons many people brand this work the best of its genre.

The return of the Rose, although just for a one-shot, comes after as many as 40 years as the story was published from 1972 to 1973. This was when the Margaret was still a weekly edition.

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