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The Rose of Versailles
The Rose of Versailles (Berusaiyu no Bara), also known as 'Lady Oscar', is one of the best-known titles in sh?jo and a media franchise created by Riyoko Ikeda. It has been adapted into several Takarazuka Revue musicals, as well an anime television series, produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha and broadcast by the anime television network Animax and Nippon Television.
The setting is in France, before and during the French Revolution. In the early part of the series, the main character is the young, flighty Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, however later the focus of the story shifts to a woman named Oscar Fran?ois de Jarjayes. Oscar's father, General Jarjayes, despaired over never getting a son (he had six daughters), and decided to raise his youngest daughter as a man. He trained her well in the arts of fencing, horsemanship, and medieval combat. Oscar often practiced her skills with her best friend, companion and (technically) servant, Andr? Grandier, whom she almost always defeated. Andr? was the grandson of her nanny and thus they spent most of their time together in harmonic friendship; near the end of the story, this blossomed into mutual love.
Oscar is the commander of the Royal Guard and responsible for the safety of Marie Antoinette, as well as the rest of the royal family. The story revolves around Oscar's growing realization of how France is governed, and the plight of the poor. Another important storyline is the love story between Marie Antoinette and the Swedish Count Axel von Fersen. The affair between the two was the subject of rumours through all of France, endangering the Queen's reputation and driving Oscar to request the Count to leave the country.
Belle and Sebastian
Belle and Sebastian (Meiken Jorii, Jolly the famous dog) is an anime adaption of a series of French novels called Belle et S?bastien by C?cile Aubry. The series ran on the Japanese network NHK from April 7, 1981 ? June 22, 1982. It consists of 52 episodes and was a co-production ofMK Company, Visual 80 Productions and Toho Company, Ltd.. Toshiyuki Kashiwakura was the animation director and character designs were by Shuichi Seki. The show was broadcast on French and Japanese television in 1981, with American cable network Nickelodeon picking it up in 1984. In the United Kingdom, it aired on Children's BBC in 1989 and 1990.
The series is about the mountain-based adventures of a young boy named Sebastian and his Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog Belle who live in a small village in the Pyrenees, a mountain range between France and Spain. Sebastian has no friends because he is teased by the other children for not having a mother. But one day, he meets a gentle white Pyrenees dog who has been falsely accused of terrible crimes. He names her Belle and they become the best of friends. To save her from an unjust fate, Sebastian leaves his adoptive family and begins traveling with Belle and his little dog Poochie. They have many adventures as they elude the police and search for Sebastian's long-lost mother.
Humanoid Monster Bem
Y?kai Ningen Bem (Y?kai Ningen Bemu, translated officially as Humanoid Monster Bem) is a Japanese anime television series which first aired on Fuji TV between October 7, 1968 (the 43rd year of the Sh?wa) and March 31, 1969 (the 44th year of the Sh?wa), on its 19:30-20:00 timeslot.It spanned 26 episodes.
The plot of the series revolves around three y?kai, Bem, Bera and Barro, who arrive at a large coastal city and come across an evil atmosphere, which was brought about by immoral behavior by humans and mischief caused by monsters and y?kai. They therefore decide to stay in the city, fighting against other monsters and y?kai which attack humans, making a few friends in the way. Even though the three y?kai are often abused by other human beings due to their appearance, they still strive in protecting the human populace of the city from other monsters, one day hoping to become human beings in return for their good actions.
Cowboy Bebop (Kaub?i Bibappu) is an influential, universally critically-acclaimed, and award-winning 1998 Japanese anime series directed by Shinichir? Watanabe, written by Keiko Nobumoto, and produced by Sunrise. Its 26 episodes ("sessions") comprise a complete storyline: set in 2071, the series follows the adventures, misadventures and tragedies of a group of bounty hunters, or "cowboys", traveling on their spaceship, the Bebop.
Cowboy Bebop revolves around a crew of bounty hunters living in the spaceship named Bebop. They are a team of bounty hunters who travel the Solar System trying to apprehend bounties. Jet Black is the owner of the Bebop who has partnered with Spike Spiegel for his diverse combat skills. During their travels, the Bebop ship gained new crew members such as Ein, Faye, and Edward.
Throughout the series Bebop crew members' pasts catch up with them, and the series regularly turns to the history of the main characters in flashbacks. Spike's past as a syndicate enforcer is a major element of the series, while other episodes deal with Jet's previous occupation as an ISSP officer on Ganymede, Faye's mysterious past and significant debt problems, and Ed's childhood. The day-to-day life of the crew is also explored throughout the series.