Versailles of the Dead

Versailles of the Dead (Japanese: ベルサイユオブザデッド, Hepburn: Berusaiyu obu za Deddo) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kumiko Suekane. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Hibana from 2016 to 2017, and in Ura Sunday website and MangaOne app from November 2017 to November 2020. Its chapters were collected in a total of five tankōbon volumes.

Versailles of the Dead
Versailles of the Dead.jpg
Volume 1 cover, featuring Albert
ベルサイユオブザデッド
(Berusaiyu obu za Deddo)
Genre
Manga
Written byKumiko Suekane
Published byShogakukan
English publisher
ImprintBig Comics
Magazine
  • Hibana
  • (2016–17)
  • MangaOne
  • Ura Sunday
  • (2017–20)
DemographicSeinen, shōnen
Original runJanuary 7, 2016November 7, 2020
Volumes5 (List of volumes)
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PlotEdit

While en route from Austria to marry Louis, Dauphin of France, Archduchess Marie Antoinette's carriage is intercepted by bloodthirsty zombies. The sole survivor of the attack is Marie Antoinette's twin brother, Albert. He heads for Versailles in his sister's gown–and instead of continuing life as himself, decides to take his dead sister's place. Now at the heart of the French royal court, Albert must face the undead horrors as the man who someday would become Queen. However, members of the house are wondering if Albert is fit to rule, but more importantly, are suspecting he killed his own sister in jealousy.

CharactersEdit

Albert (アルベルト, Arubāto)
Twin brother of Marie Antoinette. He lived all his life under the control of his sister and due to his physical resemblance to her, he often acted as her double, something he resented. He takes the place of Marie Antoinette after her death and becomes the Dauphine of France after marrying Louis-Auguste. It's later revealed that he is possessed by a demon.
Marie Antoinette (マリー・アントワネット, Marī Antowanetto)
Twin sister of Albert. Manipulative and carefree, she was promised in marriage to Louis, Dauphin of France as part of an alliance between France and Austria. She supposedly died after a zombie attack while on her way to France to get married, however, it's hinted that she was actually murdered by Albert.
Bastien (バスティアン, Basutian)
Member of the Royal Guard of the palace. He is assigned as Albert's personal bodyguard, whom he distrusts due to the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Marie Antoinette. After being killed by Albert, he comes back to life and becomes his puppet.
Louis-Auguste (ルイ・オーギュスト, Rui Ōgyusuto)
Dauphin of France and Louis XV's grandson. He agrees to marry Albert following his grandfather's wishes. He doesn't blames Albert for the current situation, since according to him, he is also a victim.
Louis XV (ルイ15世, Rui 15-sei)
King of France and Louis-Auguste's grandfather. After learning about Marie Antoinette's death, he decides not to make it public and marry his grandson with Albert, since the death of a princess upon arriving to France would bring a disrepute reputation to the kingdom.
Madame du Barry (デュ・バリー夫人, Deyu Barī-fujin)
The favorite mistress of Louis XV. She is jealous of Marie Antoinette and ordered Angelo and Dominic to kill her, however, they failed in both occasions.
Gerard (ジェラール, Jerāru)
Member of the Royal Guard of the palace and Bastien's friend.
Angelo (アンジェロ, Anjero)
Dominic (ドミニク, Dominiku)
Adélaide (アデライード, Aderaīdo)
Daughter of Louis XV and Louis-Auguste's aunt. Together with her sisters, she is one of the few people who knows the true identity of the Dauphine.
Victoire (ヴィクトワ, Vuikutowa)
Daughter of Louis XV and Louis-Auguste's aunt. Together with her sisters, she is one of the few people who knows the true identity of the Dauphine.
Sophie (ソフィー, Sofī)
Daughter of Louis XV and Louis-Auguste's aunt. Together with her sisters, she is one of the few people who knows the true identity of the Dauphine.

PublicationEdit

Versailles of the Dead is written and illustrated by Kumiko Suekane. The series started its serialization in Shogakukan's Hibana on January 7, 2016.[4] After Hibana ceased its publication on August 7, 2017, the series was moved to Shogakukan's Ura Sunday and MangaOne app, starting on November 7, 2017.[5][6][7] The manga went on hiatus from September 2018 to September 2019.[8] The series finished on November 7, 2020.[a] Shogakukan collected its chapters into five individual tankōbon volumes, released from January 12, 2017 to December 11, 2020.[2][11]

The manga has been licensed for English language release in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment.[1][12] The manga is also licensed in France by Kana.[13]

Volume listEdit

No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 January 12, 2017[2]978-4-09-187666-9October 30, 2018[14]978-1-626929-34-0
2 January 12, 2018[15]978-4-09-189829-6March 19, 2019[16]978-1-642750-16-4
3 December 12, 2019[17]978-4-09-860523-1
4 April 17, 2020[18]978-4-09-860655-9
5 December 11, 2020[11]978-4-09-860832-4

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Anime News Network incorrectly listed the penultimate chapter as the series last chapter.[9] The last chapter was published on MangaOne on November 7, 2020 and a week later on Ura Sunday on November 14, 2020.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Versailles of the Dead". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c ベルサイユオブザデッド 1. Shogakukan. Archived from the original on October 26, 2020. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  3. ^ 革命の歴史を暗黒色の血で塗り替える、新たなダークファンタジー!!『ベルサイユオブザデッド』第1巻が無料で読める!. SPICE (in Japanese). eplus Inc. [ja]. December 18, 2020. Archived from the original on February 7, 2021. Retrieved February 7, 2021.
  4. ^ 「放課後のカリスマ」のスエカネクミコが描く歴史ファンタジー、ヒバナにて開幕. Natalie (in Japanese). January 7, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2019.
  5. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (July 7, 2017). "Hibana Magazine's Individual Series' Plans Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  6. ^ Ressler, Karen (August 6, 2017). "Hibana Magazine's Individual Series' Plans Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 24, 2019.
  7. ^ ベルサイユオブザデッド. Ura Sunday (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved September 24, 2019.
  8. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (September 23, 2019). "Kumiko Suekane Resumes Versailles of the Dead Manga After 1-Year Hiatus". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  9. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 26, 2020). "Kumiko Suekane's Versailles of the Dead Manga Ends". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  10. ^ 【第二部】最終話. Ura Sunday (in Japanese). Archived from the original on December 22, 2020. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  11. ^ a b ベルサイユオブザデッド 5. Shogakukan. Archived from the original on December 22, 2020. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  12. ^ "Seven Seas Licenses "Versailles of the Dead" And "Claudine" Manga". Crunchyroll. November 15, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  13. ^ "Versailles of the Dead annoncé chez Kana pour mai prochain". Nautiljon. February 15, 2019. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  14. ^ "Versailles of the Dead Vol. 1". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  15. ^ ベルサイユオブザデッド 2. Shogakukan. Archived from the original on October 26, 2020. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  16. ^ "Versailles of the Dead Vol. 2". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  17. ^ ベルサイユオブザデッド 3. Shogakukan. Archived from the original on October 26, 2020. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  18. ^ ベルサイユオブザデッド 4. Shogakukan. Archived from the original on October 26, 2020. Retrieved September 9, 2020.

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