SEAN: Come on. We all know what it is. This is the last time we can pick it, so it HAS to be the 5th and final volume of The Rose of Versailles. It’s just that good.
MICHELLE: Forsooth. And we’re all so grateful the whole thing actually got released!
ANNA: Me too, it is amazing!
ASH: I agree, the pick really can’t be anything other than The Rose of Versailles. The series is absolutely one of the gems of my bookshelf. I’m so, so glad we got such a nice release.
KATE: C’mon… what did you think I would pick: Skeleton Knight in Another World?!!! I’m also on Team Oscar this week. I gotta see how it all ends!
MJ: I mean, obviously. It’s The Rose of Versailles.
Eric Henwood-Greer saysMay 3, 2021 at 7:22 pm
This volume of course is. Axe up of the Gaydet stories from the mid-eighties, continuing the adventures with Lulu from the 1975 garden included in volume 4. I am so grateful to have them, and find them charming, but they are very odd, especially if you read them immediately after the endless tragedy of the final quarter of the original manga. (And I gotta wonder if Lulu was really a fan favourite?). Fascinating to see how Ikeda’s art has changed, too. But there should be a warning for someone who somehow looks at this volume to sample RoV…
Eric Henwood-Greer saysMay 3, 2021 at 7:24 pm
Sigh I thought I proofed my post. I mean, of course, “gaiden” not garden or Gaydet lol