Orpheus no Mado

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The Window of Orpheus
Orpheus vol1.jpg
Cover of volume 1
(Orpheus no Mado)
Genre Historical, Drama
Written by Riyoko Ikeda
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Margaret
Original run January 1975August 1981
Volumes 18
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The Window of Orpheus (オルフェウスの窓?, Orpheus no Mado) is a manga by Riyoko Ikeda. It was published by Shueisha in Margaret from 1975 to 1981, and collected in 18 bound volumes. It takes place in Germany and Russia with the backdrop story of the Russian Revolution.


The story begins in Regensburg, Germany in 1903. There is a rumor at the all-boys Catholic S. Sebastian Music Institute that if someone looks through a window known as The Window of Orpheus in one of the towers and sees a beautiful girl through it, he will fall in love with her. This love will only bring pain for it will end up like the tragic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

Two of the students, Klaus and Isaac, see a girl through the window. Not realizing she is a fellow student named Julius, who was raised to be a boy, things spin out of control and their lives are changed forever.


Part 1-Regensburg, Germany[edit]

  • Alfred Von Ahrensmeyer
  • Annelotte Von Ahrensmeyer
  • Julius Leonherd Von Ahrensmeyer
  • Maria Barbara Von Ahrensmeyer
  • Renate Von Ahrensmeyer
  • Klaus Sommerich (Alexeij Mihailovic)
  • Dimitrij Mihailovic
  • Alraune Von Egenolf
  • Isaak Gotthilfe Weischeit
  • Friederike Weischeit
  • Katharina Von Brennel
  • Hermann Virkrich
  • Davidt Rassen
  • Gertrud
  • Roberta
  • Jacob
  • Jan
  • Moritz Von Berg
  • Bettina Von Berg

Part 2-Wien, Austria[edit]

  • Professor Schoenberg
  • Amalie Schoenberg
  • Ingrid Seidelhof
  • Marvida Seidelhof
  • Clara Seidelhof
  • Franz
  • Reinhardt Von Emmarich
  • Borfi Von Emmarich
  • Wilhelm Backhaus

Part 3-Saint Petersburg, Russia[edit]

  • Leonid Yussupov
  • Vera Yussupov
  • Ludmir Yussupov
  • Antonia Klikovskaya
  • Anastasia Klikovskaya
  • Count Strashov
  • Dmitri Mikhailov
  • Alexander Kerensky
  • Gregory Rasputin
  • Schuler

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