Ikeda Riyoko manga
The Rose of Versailles focuses on Oscar François de Jarjayes, a girl raised as a man to become her father's successor as leader of the Palace Guards. A brilliant combatant with a strong sense of justice, Oscar is proud of the life she leads, but becomes torn between class loyalty and her desire to help the impoverished as revolution brews among the oppressed lower class. Also important to the story are her conflicting desires to live life as both a militant and a regular woman as well as her relationships with Marie Antoinette, Count Axel von Fersen, and servant and best friend André Grandier. Licensed versions of this manga have been published in French, German and Spanish.
In the 18th century, The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was an elective monarchy, in which the king was elected by the nobility. The kingdom thrived under its unprecedented in the history of Europe, yet flawed democratic political system. Many difficult trials stand in front of this freedom-loving country. Will democracy yield to tyrrany? Read "Ten no Hate Made" to find out! Created by the author of world famous "Lady Oscar" (Versailles no Bara) - Riyoko Ikeda - this gripping historical story of war, love and deceit is certainly worth reading!
From Storm in Heaven: The story begins in Europe, during the first years of the XX century. On a background of intrigues, machinations and a Europe that is going straight toward World War I, three kids meet at a strict conservatory in Germany. Julius met Isaac at the famous Orpheus' Window and later in another event met Klaus there. The legend told that two lovers met at Orpheus' Window would end in unhappiness. But Julius met two different persons, and they didn't know Julius' secret. In fact, Julius is a woman who's forced to dress up and pretend to be a guy. But she isn't the only one who has secrets. Klaus, for example, is Russian. Is he a communist spy? Then the whirlwind of fate began.
From Lililicious: A classic manga about girls at a private all-girls school. The storyline centers around the experiences of Nanako, a "normal" girl who is invited to join the prestigious school organization, the Sorority, and is resented by all the other students because she doesn't appear to be qualified. Other key characters are Nanako's two friends: Tomoko, her friend since childhood who is alienated by Nanako's decision to try to join the Sorority, and Mariko, a strange, obsessive girl who is invited to join the Sorority along with Nanako; her "older brother," Henmi, who she corresponds with by mail; and the "Three Magnificent Ones," all of whom are admired and quasi-worshipped by the rest of the student body: the head of the Sorority, Miya-sama, the haunted, pill-popping rebel, Saint Juste, and the star athlete with a mysterious disease who doesn't like the Sorority, Kaoru-no-kimi.
The story is taken from the famous Nordic saga, but is based on the adaption of Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen, a cycle of four epic music dramas. Central element of the story is of course the stunning Ring of the Nibelung, guarded in the depths of the sea by the nymphs of the water. According to the legend, the owner of the ring will get an enormous power that can challenge even the gods. The hero of the manga is Siegfried, who grew up in the woods with the blacksmith Mime (a dwarf), and is accustomed to harsh life and fighting. He embarks on his destined journey when Mime is killed by a soldier and he is out to get revenge. On his journey he will meet Woden, the god of thunder, and his daughter Brunilde, with whom he falls in love.
Claudine is a woman convinced since she was young that she was born into the wrong gender. She struggles through life, being the first child after three older brothers to take after their father. She wants only to be able to find true love...
- Chap 0 Vol 01 (4 years ago)
Ikeda's manga debut. In front of a mansion where roses blossom, Tomoko and her brother Kenichiro meet a mysterious girl. She looks interested in them but vanish each time they see her.