Requiem of the Rose King Vol. 13
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Requiem of the Rose King Vol. 13

Writer: Aya Kanno Artist: Aya Kanno Publisher: Viz Release Date: November 11, 2020 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Richard, the ambitious third son of the House of York, believes he is cursed, damned from birth to eternal darkness. But is it truly fate that sets him on the path to personal destruction? Or his own tormented longings? Based on an early draft of Shakespeare's Richard III, Aya Kanno's dark fantasy finds the man who could be king standing between worlds, between classes, between good and evil.
A final test stands between Richard and the throne. Having failed to kill Richard, Edward the Fifth and his younger brother are sent to the Tower of London. His political enemies have vanished, but when he is but a single step from the throne, Richar more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Nov 2, 2020

    Requiem of the Rose King is a series that I would recommend even to non-manga readers, due in large part to how Kanno has expertly adapted Shakespeare's material. While those who are drawn to this series for its politics may be sad with this installment, it hit every note for me. The beauty of this volume can't be understated, a lull in the darkness of the story that's sure to rise in volume 14. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Anime UK News - Ian Wolf Nov 9, 2020

    One thing that deserves to be brought up is the coronation scene. Given the nature of the person, in both real life and in Shakespeares play upon which the manga is loosely based, it is perhaps only fitting that Richard III takes to the throne in the unlucky 13th volume. There is also the design of the crown which Richard wears in the coronation, which we also see on the front cover of this manga. This black, horned crown along with his heterochromic eyes all add to gothic, demonic vibe that adds to the tone of menace that is to come. Whether we witness how Kanno deals with the fate of the Princes in the Tower in the next volume or not is something that I am keen to find out. Read Full Review

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