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Ikeda Riyoko 池田理代子

[born: 18 Dec 1947, Oosaka-metropolis; bloodtype: AB]

Ikeda made her debut in 1967 with "Bara-Yashiki no Shoujo" (The girl from the rose mansion) in Shoujo Friend when she still was a philosophy student. She was the first to pick up a historic theme in her highly acclaimed "Versailles no Bara" and did other impressive historical works.
It's rumored she had an affair with a politician and Ikeda disappeared from the manga-scene around the mid-80's. However she returned at the end of 1998 again with "Orpheus no Mado Gaiden". {DHI}



Versailles no Bara [The Rose of Versailles]
ベルサイユのばら
serialized on Margaret, 1972-73
10 volumes @ Y350
[ 01:7211| 02:7212| 03:7304| 04:7308| 05:7310| 06:7312| 07:7402| 08:7402| 09:7404]
[ 10:7405]
aizouban 2 volumes @ Y1400
[ 01:8703| 02:8704]
bunko 10 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:7709| 02:7709| 03:7710| 04:7710| 05:7711| 06:7711| 07:7712| 08:7801| 09:7802]
[ 10:7803]
Set in France at the End of the 18th Century this story tells of three persons: Marie-Antoinette, the later Queen of France, Hans Axel von Fersen, a Swedish nobleman who became Antoinette's lover, and Oscar-Francois de Jarjayes, a young woman who was raised as a man to protect the queen. Oscar does her best to fulfill her task and eventually she and Antoinette become very good friends. But soon Oscar has to see the other, darker side of aristocracy in those dark ages. This is the first, and in the opinion of many still the best historical shoujo-manga. Ikeda did a very good job, with excellent characters and situations and successfully mixed historical facts with her own fiction. A mind-boggling stupid live-action movie was done in 1978, an excellent TV-Anime ran between 1979-80, which consisted of two parts, the first part directed by Shingo Araki and the second part by Osamu Dezaki. {DHI}

Notable is the highly successful dramatization of "Versailles no Bara" by the female theatre group Takarazuka (1974). BTW, the series is aka "berubara" in Japan.

APG:(TV)(41)791010-800910(Tokyo Movie Shinsha)
APG:(OAV)


Versailles no Bara Gaiden [The Rose of Versailles New Chapter]
ベルサイユのばら外伝
serialized on MB Comics, 1986
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____]
aizouban 1 volume @ Y600
[ 01:9002]
Alternative realities stories of The Rose of Versailles. Regarded as very unnecessary by a lot of fans. Ikeda's style changed extremely too. {DHI}


Orpheus no Mado [The Window of Orpheus]
オルフェウスの窓
serialized on Margaret, 1976-1981
18 volumes @ Y350
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____| 04:____| 05:____| 06:____| 07:____| 08:____| 09:____]
[ 10:____| 11:____| 12:____| 13:____| 14:____| 15:____| 16:____| 17:____| 18:8110]
bunko 9 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____| 04:____| 05:____| 06:____| 07:____| 08:____| 09:9511]
aizouban 4 volumes @ Y1300
[ 01:8801| 02:8802| 03:8803| 04:8804]
Legends has it, that whenever a couple, of different sexes or not, see each other through the Window of Orpheus they'll be lovers for all eternity. In this case, there are two boys, who see another boy through this Window. This boy is actually a girl who disguised herself, and this only starts a struggle of love and death which is carried over the Russian Revolution as well. {DHI}


Orpheus no Mado Gaiden [The Window of Orpheus New Chapter]
オルフェウスの窓 外伝
art by Miyamoto Erika
serialized on Young You, 1998-
[ 01:9907]
The sequel of Orpheus no Mado. {DHI}


Oniisama e... [To my Dear Brother]
おにいさまへ・・・
serialized on Margaret, 1973
3 volumes @ Y350
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:7510]
aizouban 1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
A story of love and hatred set against a private girl school and deals with the controversial subject of lesbianism. Title comes from the fact that the protagonist always writes a letter to his brother describing her school life. {016}

Another masterpiece by Ikeda, this one was very controversial back when it was published as it deals with themes like lesbianism, drugs and suicide. An anime was done in 1990 by the duo of Osamu Dezaki and Akio Sugino and is regarded by many people to be the creme de la creme. {DHI}


APG:(TV)(39)910714-920531(Mushi Production)


Jotei Ekaterina [Empress Katharina]
女帝エカテリーナ
bunko 3 volumes @ Y600
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____]
aizouban 1 volume @ Y1400
[ 01:____]
Story of Empress Katharina of Russia. One of the earliest Lady's Comics. {DHI}


Eikou no Napoleon - Eroika
栄光のナポレオン - エロイカ
published by Chuoukouronsha,
14 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:8711| 04:8806| 05:8902| 06:____| 07:9004| 08:9010| 09:____]
[ 10:____| 11:9212| 12:9306| 13:9407| 14:9502]
bunko 12 volumes @ Y533
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____| 04:____| 05:____| 06:____| 07:____| 08:____| 09:____]
[ 10:____| 11:____| 12:____]
Manga about Napoleon. {DHI}


Epitaramu
エピタラム
serialized on For Ladies,
2 volumes @ Y460
[ 01:____| 02:8209]
aizouban 1 volume @ Y1500
[ 01:9302]
No Synopsis.


Ayako
妖子
published by Shuueisha,
1 volume @ Y720
[ 01:8912]
No Synopsis.


Erizabesu [Elisabeth]
エリザベス
art by Miyamoto Erika
1 volume @ Y857
[ 01:9911]
No Synopsis.


Crodine!
serialized on Margaret,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Freesia no asa
serialized on Teen Comics Deluxe,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Futari botchi
ふたりぼっち
serialized on Margaret,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7110]
No Synopsis.


Ikeda Riyoko shoki chuuhensahuu
池田理代子初期中篇集
3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____]
No Synopsis.


Ikeda Riyoko tanpenshuu
池田理代子短編集
short story collection
serialized on Chukou Bunko Comic Ban,
3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:9509]
No Synopsis.


Jinchouge
serialized on Teen Comics Deluxe,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Kasuga no tsubone
serialized on Chukou Bunko Comic Ban,
3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:0006]
No Synopsis.


Kaze wo tsumu Pushike
風を摘むプシケ
serialized on For Lady Comics,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Mariko
serialized on Teen Comics Deluxe,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Mijo monogatari
魅女物語
serialized on You Comics,
3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:8906]
No Synopsis.


Nieberung no yubiwa [The Ring of Niebelungen]
ニーベルンクの指輪
serialized on Shueisha Bunko Comic Series,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:0107]
No Synopsis.


Poland hishi Ten no hate made
ポーランド秘史 天の涯まで
serialized on Chukou Bunko Comic Ban,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:9905]
No Synopsis.


Sakurakyou
桜京
serialized on Margaret,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:7204]
No Synopsis.


Shimanga
私漫画
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8710]
No Synopsis.


Shouko no etude
章子のエチュード
serialized on Margaret,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:7412]
No Synopsis.


Shoutoku taishi
聖徳太子
serialized on Chukou Bunko Comic Ban,
4 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____| 04:9903]
No Synopsis.


Sokoku ni ai wo
祖国に愛を
serialized on Teen Comics Deluxe,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Ten no hate made
天の涯まで
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9407]
No Synopsis.


Youko
妖子
serialized on Seventeen Comics,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____]
No Synopsis.


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