Nozomi Entertainment's Rose of Versailles Anime License Expires
posted on by Karen Ressler
Nozomi Entertainment announced on Wednesday that its license for The Rose of Versailles anime is expiring. The series is streaming on Nozomi's YouTube channel until June 15, and it will also stop streaming on Crunchyroll "soon." The DVDs will no longer be printed.
The company announced its license for the 40-episode classic anime in 2012, and released two limited edition DVD sets in 2013. It later rereleased the sets in litebox format in 2015.
Riyoko Ikeda launched the original manga in Shueisha's Weekly Margaret magazine in 1972. The story is set in the intrigue-filled court of Queen Marie Antoinette before and during the upheavals of the French Revolution. Lady Oscar is a young woman raised as a man to serve in the palace guards.
Udon Entertainment announced in July 2015 that it had licensed the manga series and planned to release the first two-in-one omnibus volume in the second quarter of 2016, but has not yet released the manga. The company confirmed in January that the project is still active.
Source: Nozomi Entertainment's Twitter
Thanks to Rukiia and jlaking for the news tip.