Don’t we all love mixing history with animations? Well I certainly do! And this recommendation is for those who appreciate this mix as well.
The recommended anime for this time is Versailles no Bara or The Rose of Versailles. This is an anime that was released in the 70s (even my mom knows it). As I was attracted to the long blond-haired figures and victorian dresses, I had no idea that I was going to stumble upon the story of the French Revolution.
The plot, of course, starts with introducing us with our protagonist Lady Oscar. Her story is quite interesting as her father raises her like a son in order to keep their name preserved in the Royal Guards. Sadly, Lady Oscar is a fictional character and there is no trace of her existing in French history.
The educational side of the anime goes along with the events that happen to our main hero as she is assigned to protect Marie Antoinette, the last queen in the monarchy. As the years progress and the characters grow, the major events of the French revolution are stated and connected to what is going to happen later on. (For those who did their history homework, I am sure you know how this one ends. For those who didn’t, I I’ll keep you out of spoilers.)
The anime is 40 episodes long and has the old vibe of the 70s animation. Moreover, the soundtrack will grow on you in no time. So don’t miss out on this one.
JET Press Team