So if you watch
Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine (also know as ‘The Royal Tutor’), maybe you’ll start to think which country is the main inspiration for the mangaka’s Granzreich. In some of the manga’s bonus features it is revealed that the Austro-Hungarian Empire, my country and Austria’s 19th century alliance gives the most of the details to the story. Today I will show you the parallel points of the reality and the fiction based on the first four episodes.
What we know that the kingdom of Granzreich is basically similar with Austria (in German ‘Österreich’ - ‘österr’ means Austrian) and their capital is Wiener (’Wien’ in German or ‘Vienna’ in English is the capital of Austria). Wiener’s popularity in the time of the show were 1,300,000 people, which is similar to Vienna’s popularity around the early 1900′s. (1,700,000 people if the Wikipedia says right things.)
And what things are the current parallels?
1. Royal Crest
The Granzreich family crest was based on the Habsbourg family crest - they are the royal family of Austria from the middle ages to the end of the World War II. Althought the crown on the top is a little bit different - that’s the crown from the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s Crest.
2. The Royal Palace
This was based on the Hofburg Palace, Vienna. This was the first royal palace in the town, but Franz Joseph I, the emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire built a bigger palace at the end of the town (Schönbrunn Palace) and the first metro line, because he likes the calm life but hates carriages. Now this is a governmental building and also works as a museum.
3. The Royals
Franz Joseph I was the main inspiration of the royal prince’s appearances and clothing. The black dress is from his youth and the blue, royal dress is in the early 1900s - he sat on the throne almost 70 years, from 1848 to 1916.
4. The Vain Princess
This is also based on a true story. Marie Antoinette, child of the Austrian and Hungarian Empress Marie Theresa (1717-1780) was married to the royal family of France as the wife of King Louis the XVI. They lived in big luxury when their people were starving, so in 1789 the france revolution was started and then she killed with the guillotine.
5. The Royal Capital
The places in the anime were also exist - the Ring (’RingStraße’), the Royal Opera House and the Town Hall. Here are my pictures about these buildings.
+ The Royal Puppy
Do you wonder which species is the royal dog? It’s a ‘komondor’, a Hungarian shepherd dog. Their fur also mop-like than the puli’s (Mark Zuckerberg’s Beast is also a hungarian dog, a ‘puli’ or mop dog), but their height are bigger to guard the cows or horses.
Is there a way I could get my Puli or Komodor to grow box braids?
Unfortunately, they cannot grow braided hair. Although, that would be handy! Pulik and Komondors start out with curly hair that can be maintained that way by clipping. But, as it starts to grow longer, it essentially just gets matted. Instead of brushing out the mats, you cord them together by hand.
Above is what a Komondor looks like if you decide to not cord them but, instead, brush them out.
There is also a difference between hand cording them and taking your time… below
Versus not taking your time, and more so letting them dreadlock, (below
You’d really have to be into dog hair, and super dedicated. Matting can cause serious issues with dogs, and create a great home for bugs! That’s why Puli and Komondor owners cord their fur by hand. You don’t want it to just plaster up against their skin. As far as braiding goes, you would probably have to cord the hair first, then braid.
This managed to sneak out of the drafts box into the queue without its snark attachment, but I have caught up with it now, the little minx. It actually looks kind of cool, until you think about all the WEIGHT, and how hot it would be underneath. And until you realize that it reminds you (at least me) that it looks like the komondor breed.
A komondor, nicely groomed and trimmed and mopping up a dog show ring.
A komondor, mopping a hurdle at an agility show so it’ll be all shiny and clean like the German shepherds like it. I presume this breed also comes with echolocation or some other superpower that allows them to navigate entirely through smell, since the snout can at least sniff past the cords (as they’re called), which I doubt they can see through. Unless they have x-ray vision. Which would be pretty badass.
They are rather badass dogs, actually, and can get damned enormous as they were bred to protect sheep from wolves. The idea being that even if a wolf decided to take on a dog this size…
…their teeth wouldn’t get past the cords, and the beasts would back off, presumably doing that thing with their tongues where you try work stuff out from between your teeth. Seriously, though. Imagine a mouth MATTED DOG HAIR. I can only assume Balmain is concerned about his models on the catwalk, and has provided them with clothing that will stymie the teeth of their enemies. He has thoughtfully used something other than matted dog hair.