While Riyoko Ikeda's manga classic Rose of Versailles, about a noble girl raised as a boy to serve in Marie Antoinette's royal guard, has never gone out of fashion, the fact that it is turning forty this year has raised its profile. Undergarment maker Peach John is riding that resurgence with series heroine Oscar and Marie Antoinette featured on the cover of its fall catalog.
Showcasing what's being described as the figures of a perfect woman, the Rose characters are promoting the "Air Bomb Trinity Bra," which in turn is promoted as offering the elegance of the manga's rococo dresses.
The issue will also feature Hiroko Matsukata, the career minded heroine of Moyoco Anno's manga Hataraki Man. She'll be promoting the "Work Bra," which boasts stress free support.
Hataraki Man has been adapted into a noitaminA anime and a live-action drama.
The drama memorably ended each episode with a dance featuring a different cast member.