2016/03/24

The Rose of Versailles

There are also many Japanese mangas based on historical fact in other countries. In particular, The Rose of Versailles created by Riyoko Ikeda is a representative manga and one of the best-known titles in shōjo manga. It has been adapted into an anime television series and several Takarazuka Revue musicals.

It focuses on Oscar François de Jarjayes, a girl raised as a man to become her father’s successor as leader of the Palace Guards in France in the 18th century. Many historical figures, such as Marie Antoinette and Axel von Fersen appear. The French Revolution will occur soon, the story is getting more and more chaotic.


See also
*Japanese
*Chinese
*List of Japanese subculture


2016/03/18

Street Fighter series


The Street Fighter series is a competitive fighting game developed and published by Capcom. While the Street Fighter that released in 1987 lacked a big hit, the Street Fighter II: The World Warrior in 1991 achieved the worldwide popularity. The success of Street Fighter II inspired other game developers and creators.

Many unique characters of different nationalities have appeared in the series. Guile: a major in the United States Air Force, Ryu: a Japanese karateka, Chun-Li: a Chinese martial artist who works as an Interpol officer, Zangief: a pro wrestler from Russia, and so on.


See also
*Japanese
*Chinese
*List of Japanese subculture