It’s been 50 years since Riyoko Ikeda’s landmark shojo manga The Rose of Versailles first started serialization, and one of the ways the milestone is being marked is with the announcement of a new anime film. Featuring the tagline “They lived intensely, beautifully…,” the film is currently light on details, but you can see the announcement video and visual below.
Ikeda also shared an illustration, which jokes about fans not forgetting:
The Rose of Versailles first kicked off in the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Margaret magazine in 1972, and inspired a TV anime that ran for 40 episodes from 1979 to 1980. A 1990 anime film followed, and the series has also been adapted on stage in the form of musicals from the Takarazuka Revue since 1974.
The 50th Anniversary Rose of Versailles Exhibition: Rose of Versailles Forever at the Tokyo City View observation deck will host a preview of the teaser visual, character designs and more starting September 17.
You can currently get the original manga from Udon Entertainment, as well as the anime adaptation in a pair of Blu-ray sets from Discotek Media.