Nonsensical? Probably because fansubbers nowadays don't find interest in doing old manga?
That was uncalled for, Cloud. There is no need to be rude.
Moreover, Ciardha wasn't talking about fansubbers. She was talking about it being translated OFICIALLY.
And there are plenty fansubbers subbing and uploading old manga and anime. I have been able to easily find Captain Harlock, Gatchaman, the Mazinger trilogy, Hokuto no Ken, City Hunter, Devilman, Captain Tsubasa... even old, forgotten stuff I loved such like Shurato, Super Bikkuriman or Attacker You (definitely I didn't expect find the latter).
Agreed, you find more people subbing Naruto or Fairy Tail than, let's say, Sailor Moon, but you find several fansubbers uploading it, nonetheless.
And she is right. It is nosensical. That manga should be available to more people. Publishers have no trouble churning out old stuff if it is quality (such like Osamu Tezuka works), or taking risks with it. If I can find Tetsuwan Atom or Captain Harlock I should be able to find Versailles no Bara.
Plus, there's likely no demand for some of the old stuff.
You don't know that. How I have said, different publishers have taken risks publishing old stuff, and sometimes it has gone awry, but often it has paid off.
The editorial used to publish Marvel comics in my country has tried several times publishing old Marvel stuff. The first time it doesn't work. The second try was a resounding success and they began churning old comics out. And now they are publishing old DC material, too.
The last week I walked in my comic store and bought several Osamu Tezuka comics. Old comics such like newest editions of Rurouni Kenshin, Dr. Slump, Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku and Hiroshi Hirata's works were sitting on the shelves around them. And people bought them. Geez, the last month a little kid was asking to the shopkeeper if there were Mazinger Z toys! I didn't expect that at all!
There IS a demand for it, don't be mistaken. To comic publishers it isn't a question of if exists; it is a question of how tapping in it.
Now, let's go back on topic...
Thank you for your recommendation, Ciardha, and I agree Rose of Versailles should be in the List. I'll add it as soon as possible. I have read few shojo or josei mangas, so your aid with it is appreciated.