This cult manga is once again coming to the cinema more than 50 years after its release.

In the category of cult manga, there is nothing more French than The Rose of Versailles. This shōjo written and drawn by mangaka Riyoko Ikeda established itself as a real phenomenon, first at the beginning of its Japanese publication in 1972, then later during the broadcast of its anime adaptation. In France, the series was broadcast on September 8, 1986 on RécréA2, under the name Lady OscarAt that time, the program offered a scenario with atypical standards which certainly contributed to its popularization among young people.

Oscar, the handsome hero charged with protecting the young Marie-Antoinette, is none other than a young woman raised as a boy by a father frustrated at never having had a son. Even before modern works became interested in the question of gender and male and female representation, The Rose of Versailles did not hesitate to tackle these themes that were still taboo for many. This devilishly effective role reversal and the characteristic artistic direction make manga and anime truly timeless works. Thus, it is therefore not surprising that 52 years after its initial publication, The Rose of Versailles (Or Lady Oscar) is benefiting from a new modern adaptation for cinemas.

Drawings enhanced by new techniques

Shueisha has just unveiled the first teaser for its film Berusayuu no Bara (The Rose of Versailles), which is scheduled to hit theaters in 2025. Against all odds, MAPPA teams find themselves in charge of the project. For this legendary studio rather accustomed to dark productions such as the attack of the Titans, Jujutsu Kaisen or Chainsaw Manan adaptation of Lady Oscar seems to be the opposite of their know-how.

Yet the trailer tries to prove us wrong. Never have the sparkling eyes and lighting effects characteristic of shōjo looked so beautiful on screen. The colors are bright, the visual effects are effective, and the fluid animation that we know from MAPPA promises to be ideal for the ball and sword fight scenes. For now, the feature film does not yet have an official release date in Japan.

What about a release in our green lands? If nothing is yet guaranteed, the multiplication of Japanese releases in French theaters leads us to believe that this adaptation of Lady Oscar will find its way to us. The scenario anchored in Versailles should also play in favor of a distribution in our cinemas.

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