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Get Oscar's Perfect Skin with Rose of Versailles Foundation Set

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The beautiful characters of the Rose of Versailles have appeared in advertisements for chocolate, coffee, yogurt, clothes, instant ramen, and the Ginza district. Out of all the collaborations Oscar and Marie Antoinette have appeared in, almost none quite compare to the glamorous foundation compact up for pre-order by Premium Bandai.

The "Oscar and Andre Noble Love Cushion Foundation Compact Set" contains a delicately detailed compact, an additional puff, and a mirror. The compact and mirror are gold-plated with motifs of swords and roses symbolizing Oscar. In addition, a red Swarovski crystal shines in the middle reminiscent of Oscar's medal. The foundation itself comes in three shades.

The price is 7,344 yen (US$65.60) including tax. A refill with puff is also sold for 3,024 (US$27) yen including tax.

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.

Ikeda published the first 16-page "Rose of Versailles Episode" one-shot in Shueisha's Margaret magazine in 2013, 40 years after the end of the original series. The 14th compiled volume of Riyoko Ikeda's The Rose of Versailles manga 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 provided an update in January 2018 that the release is still active.

The manga inspired a 40-episode anime in 1979-1980 that Right Stuf released in North America in 2013 in two DVD sets. That license has since expired.

Source: Comic Natalie


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