Rose of Versailles-Inspired Romance Game Shiritsu Verbara Gakuen's Promo Video Streamed
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Idea Factory began streaming a promotional movie on Thursday for Otomate's Shiritsu Verbara Gakuen ~Versailles no Bara Re*imagination~ game. The video reveals that the game is slated for the Nintendo Switch on May 23.
Shiritsu Verbara Gakuen ~Versailles no Bara Re*imagination~ is a re-imagined take on Riyoko Ikeda's The Rose of Versailles manga. The project has both the game and an unspecified "screen adaptation" in the works.
The game centers around the drama club of a school, with the story following a new female transfer student named Oscar Yamada (voiced by Sayaka Senbongi), and her relationship with the drama star Nozomi Maki (Nanako Mori).
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 has 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 told ANN in February that the first volume is still in the works, and it is hoping to have it ready for publication this year.
The manga inspired a 40-episode anime in 1979-1980 that Right Stuf released in North America in 2013 in two DVD sets. In addition to the television anime series, the manga inspired a 1990 animated film, a long-promised but unreleased animated film remake, perennial musicals by the all-female Takarazuka Revue since 1974, and a live-action 1978 French/Japanese film. More recently, DLE Inc. created authorized parody shorts with Flash animation.