The 14th compiled volume of Riyoko Ikeda’s The Rose of Versailles manga confirmed that it is the last installment of Ikeda’s “Episode” epilogue series. Ikeda published the first 16-page “Rose of Versailles Episode” one shot in Shueisha’s Margaret magazine in 2013, 40 years after the end of the original series. She has since continued penning The Rose of Versailles short stories for Margaret. The 11th volume, the first volume for the series in four decades, shipped in 2014 with a compilation of the first four “episodes.”
Ikeda launched the original Rose of Versailles in Shueisha’s Weekly Margaret magazine in 1972. The story is set in the intrigue-filled court of Queen Marie Antoinette before and during the upheavals of the French Revolution. Lady Oscar is a young woman raised as a man to serve in the palace guards. Udon Entertainment has licensed the manga for release in North America.