Versailles no Bara

Japanese name: Versailles no Bara Versailles no Bara TV Series image
Japanese name: ベルサイユのばら
English name: Rose of Versailles
French name: Lady Oscar
Italian name: Lady Oscar; Lady Oscar, la rosa di Versailles
Dates: October 10, 1979-September 3, 1980
September 8, 1986 (France)
1982 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 41
Animation Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Nippon Television (NTV)
Antenne 2 (France)
Italia 1 (Italy)
Creator(s): Riyoko Ikeda (manga)
Series Director: Tadao Nagahama (1-18) and Osamu Dezaki (19-41)
Episode Director(s): Yasuo Yamayoshi, Tetsuo Imazawa, Satoshi Dezaki
Writer(s): Yoshimi Shinozaki
Art Director: Tadao Kubota, Ken Kawai, Toshiharu Mizutani
Art Design: Kimie Yamana (color), Junko Ito (color)
Character Designer(s): Shingo Araki, Michi Himemo
Animator(s): Shingo Araki (director), Sugino Akio
Music: Kouji Makaino
Sound: Etsushi Yamada (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Reiko Tajima (Oscar), Yuu Mizushima (Andre), Nachi Nozawa (Fersen), Miyuki Ueda (Marie Antoinette), Yoshito Yasuhara (Louis XVI)
Genre(s): romance, drama, adventure, historical (France, Eighteenth Century), French Revolution, shoujo, gender roles
Home Video
France: DVD (Declic Images)
Note(s): Only 40 episodes were broadcast in Italy and France (the 41st episode is a recap of the series).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Versailles no Bara go to the Chronology of Animation.

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