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Requiem of the Rose King (Japanese: 薔薇王の葬列, Hepburn: Bara Ou no Souretsu) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Aya Kanno, and licensed in North America by Viz Media.[3] Roughly based on the Shakespearean plays Richard III and Henry VI, it follows the character of Richard III during the tumultuous Wars of the Roses (1455-1487) period in English history.[4] It has also been translated into Chinese, Italian, Polish, and French.

Requiem of the Rose King
Requiem of the Rose King v1 cover.jpg
The cover of the first manga volume
薔薇王の葬列
(Bara Ou no Souretsu)
GenreDark fantasy,[1] romance[2]
Manga
Written byAya Kanno
Published byAkita Shoten
English publisherViz Media
DemographicShōjo
MagazinePrincess
Original runNovember 2013 – present
Volumes10
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Contents

PlotEdit

As the Kingdom of England is torn between the House of York and the House of Lancaster—each claiming their leader to be the rightful king—young Prince Richard III is fighting a battle within himself. Despised by his mother, adored by his father (the Duke of York, a claimant to the throne), and alienated from most others, he grapples with frightful spirits haunting him, unsteady and unintentional alliances with his enemies, and his own passion for a throne.

CharactersEdit

Richard III
Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga[5] (drama CD) Richard is raging a battle inside. He feels alienated because he is intersex.
Henry VI
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa [5] (drama CD) King of the Lancaster family
Prince Edward of Lancaster
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka[5] (drama CD)
Catesby
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya[5] (drama CD)
Warwick
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu[5] (drama CD)
Edward IV of York
Voiced by: Takuya Satō[5] (drama CD)
Joan of Arc
Anne Neville
Isabelle Neville
George

MangaEdit

No.Japan release dateJapan ISBNNorth America release dateNorth America ISBN
1 14th March 2014[6]ISBN 978-4-253-27181-310 March 2015[7]ISBN 978-1421567785
2 18 September 2014[8]ISBN 978-4-253-27182-08 September 2015[9]ISBN 978-1421580906
3 16 January 2015[10]ISBN 978-4-253-27183-712 January 2016[11]ISBN 978-1421582597
4 16 July 2015[12]ISBN 978-4-253-27184-410 May 2016[13]ISBN 978-1421586441
5 16 December 2015[14]ISBN 978-4-253-27185-18 November 2016[15]ISBN 978-1421589886
6 16 June 2016[16]ISBN 978-4-253-27186-89 May 2017[17]ISBN 978-1421592688
7 16 January 2017[18]ISBN 978-4-253-27187-514 November 2017[19]ISBN 978-1421597201
8 14 July 2017[20]ISBN 978-4-253-27188-28 May 2018[21]ISBN 978-1-9747-0027-1
9 16 January 2018[22]ISBN 978-4-253-27189-913 November 2018[23]ISBN 978-1-9747-0225-1
10 13 July 2018[24]ISBN 978-4-253-27190-5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Viz Media Launches the Dark Fantasy Manga Series Requiem of the Rose King". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Official Website for Requiem of the Rose King". Viz Media. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "Viz Media Adds JoJo's Bizarre Adventures: Battle Tendency, Requiem of the Rose King Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Gender & Shakespeare in Aya Kanno's 'Requiem of the Rose King'". Comics Alliance. Archived from the original on 2016-04-22. Retrieved 2016-05-13.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "「薔薇王の葬列」第7巻ドラマCDつき限定特装版、予約開始のお知らせ ー追加キャスト発表!!". akitashoten.co.jp. August 1, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  6. ^ ""菅野文「薔薇王の葬列」1巻にペーパー19種、複製原画展も"". AkitaShoten.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 1". Viz Media. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  8. ^ "菅野文のリチャード三世「薔薇王の葬列」2巻". コミックナタリー. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  9. ^ "Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 2". Viz Media. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  10. ^ "菅野文「薔薇王の葬列」3巻帯に萩尾望都の推薦文、書店特典も". コミックナタリー. 2015-01-16. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  11. ^ "Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 3". Viz Media. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  12. ^ "両性具有に生まれたリチャードの数奇な運命描く「薔薇王の葬列」4巻". コミックナタリー. 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  13. ^ "Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 4". Viz Media. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  14. ^ "薔薇王の葬列 第5巻". 秋田書店. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  15. ^ "Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 5". Viz Media. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  16. ^ "薔薇王の葬列 第6巻". 秋田書店. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  17. ^ "Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 6". Viz Media. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  18. ^ "「薔薇王の葬列」第1部完結の7巻、斎賀みつきら出演のドラマCD付きも".
  19. ^ "Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 7". Viz Media. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  20. ^ "薔薇王の葬列 第8巻" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  21. ^ "Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 8". Viz Media. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  22. ^ "薔薇王の葬列 第9巻" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  23. ^ "Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 9". Viz Media. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  24. ^ "薔薇王の葬列 第10巻" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved November 17, 2018.

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