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In a fairytale and storybook country, Firiel Dee has lived all her life in the peaceful Cerafield countryside. Her mother died when she was young, and her father – known by everybody as "The Scholar" – is alive but has a tendency to lock himself in his observatory and not give Firiel the time of day. On her 15th birthday, Firiel's life changes forever when she goes to a ball in Cape Amber wearing her mother's necklace that her friend and father’s pupil, Roux, delivered to her. Lord Roland and Lady Adale, members of the royal family, recognize her necklace as belonging to the runaway Blue Princess – leading Firiel to the discovery that she is the long lost princess' daughter! Now, she must compete with all of the other candidates to become Queen of the land.
Rose of Versailles, drama, romance and so much more. The same ambiance you can find in Astraea Testament.
Astraea Testament is of course a fantasy world. But the beautiful balls give you the same feeling as Rose of Versailles does and they wear similair outfits in both series. There is also romance and a fight for justice in both.
The animation is similair and very dramatically done (in a beautiful way)
I love them both and I think that anybody who likes one will like the other as well! But if you loved the history of Rose of Versailles you will not be satisfied with Astraea Testament.
It is the early 1920s, and New York City has a problem of evil proportions – demons. With devil worshipping on the rise, foul spirits and monsters have begun to surface, causing fear and panic in their wake. Combating this threat is the Magdalene Order – a group of religious officials charged with exorcising the evil that is spreading throughout the city. Rosette Christopher is a young nun who takes on missions alongside her contracted partner – a young demon named Chrono. Now it is up to this unlikely pair to wield God’s power – and plenty of holy bullets – to destroy the menace in front of them and confront the demons of their past.
Fantine and her daughter Cosette left Paris looking for a new start, but finding a job as a single mother proves impossible in 19th century France. Taking up the offer of an innkeeper couple, Fantine leaves Cosette in the care of the Thenardiers while she moves on to find work. Once Fantine is gone, however, the Thenardiers show their true colors, working Cosette mercilessly while pocketing the money Fantine sends for her support. Years pass and Cosette and Fantine dream of the time when they will be together again, but it seems the years only bring more hardships to both. What will become of little Cosette?
Hana is a nine-year-old girl who lives in constant fear of her abusive family; Michiko is a sexy woman who has just done the unthinkable: broken out of the impenetrable Diamandra Penitentiary. After Hana is whisked away by Michiko, who claims to be her mother, the duo sets forth on a high octane ride towards freedom. In the streets of Brazil and aboard Michiko's motorcycle, Hana and Michiko will look for Hana's long lost father, try to learn to co-exist and get along together, and stay one step ahead of the police and afro-clad Atsuko.
Michiko to Hatchin and Rose of Versailles have it all- rampant desperation and gang/mob violence within impoverished neighborhoods, strong, likable, well-developed adult female leads, action scenes, romance scenes, scenes about everything in-between, a setting other than japan (how novel!), and they don't pull their punches and romanticize the plot. The world isn't wonderful and perfect for everyone, and these two series do an excellent job of portraying that.
Wars leech the life out of a country in so many ways. They consume lives and resources at an incredible rate, but what is worst is the way they eat away at hope. The Empire, which has survived the years of war, now finds itself with a new conflict to resolve: with the exception of the noble families that managed to hold their wealth during the struggle, its populace is made up of starving citizens and war-damaged soldiers. Section III of the army of the Empire was created to deal with this ongoing problem; however, their progress was been slow on all fronts. The citizens fear and distrust them due to their experiences with other soldiers, the nobles have no use for them, and the other branches of the military mock them for the ineffectual nature. LT. Alice L. Malvin of Section III Pumpkin Scissors won't be defeated, though, even if her newest recruit does have something unusual about him.
Both Pumpkin Scissors and Rose of Versailles deal with war-torn countries, and a strong female protagonist who's familial ties may be with the nobility, but their sympathies are with the injustice-laden lower classes. Both characters are stuck in the middle of the conflict, and when the poor and numerous rise up against the rich and powerful, they'll find that no matter which group they side with, they're someone's enemy.