Desert Rose
Title ID:
15646
Alt name(s):
  • Desert Rose (SHINTANI Kaoru)
  • Suna no Bara
  • デザート・ローズ
  • 砂の薔薇
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Rating:
  • 7.98
  • 8.12
  • 18
Pub. status:
Completed
Stats:
  • 26,763
  • 782
  • 96
Description:
Mariko, codenamed "Rose Marie", is a division leader in the private anti terrorist group CAT (Counter Attack Terrorism).
She lost her husband and son in a terrorist bomb attack at an airport.
After suffering injuries in the blast, she was left with a scar that looked like a rose flower on her chest.
The manga follows her all-woman division's feats and challenges, both military and private, from the 1980s to the 1990s,
a time of instability and change.
Reading progress:
  • Volume 0/8
  • Chapter 0/134

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Some other great manga about girls, guns and the fighting life

"Old" school
Doll: The Hotel Detective
Black Tiger
Kutsuzure Sensen - Majo Vasenka no Sensou
Gaikou Kakkaku

"New" school
Candy & Cigarettes
Murciélago/Araña
Batuque
Alyosha

Absolutely recommended
Last edited 7 mo ago by DjAlexDubCheck.
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485 now, even better than my expectations <3
Let's get to 500 by the end of the year

Edit: It's 777 now, this is great
Last edited 7 days ago by DjAlexDubCheck.
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I'm glad this has 179 followers: more than on Batoto, but still deserves more.
Let's hope this gets 200 at the end of the year
Last edited 1 year ago by DjAlexDubCheck.
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@Buyobae That's exactly its appeal though: a violent action manga for girls.
One of the elements I most appreciate in Shintani is this constant crossing between shoujo and shonen/seinen lines
Last edited 6 mo ago by DjAlexDubCheck.
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Bah, don't let the shoujo lookalike cover fool you, this is a very good action manga, reading it is like watching Charlie's Angles or Mission Impossible!
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For your consideration, Kaoru Shintani's profiles
http://www.area88.jp
https://www.mangaupdates.com/authors.html?id=4414
https://myanimelist.net/people/3840/Kaoru_Shintani
https://twitter.com/siomiso88

https://bookwalker.jp/author/3320/
Last edited 7 days ago by DjAlexDubCheck.
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FYI this manga got an OVA called Suna no Bara: Yuki no Mokushiroku.
It's another story where they have to secure a leaders' summit about the future of reunified Germany.