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Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre

Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre

Alternative Titles

English: Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre
Synonyms: Rozen Maiden: Ouverture
Japanese: ローゼンメイデン・オーベルテュー

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 23, 2006 to Dec 24, 2006
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.871 (scored by 23786 users)
Ranked: #7232
Popularity: #909
Members: 38,965
Favorites: 189
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

comedy drama fantasy magic

Synopsis

When Jun buys Shinku a brooch, she refuses to accept it at all costs. Souseiseki then confronts Jun with the reason for Shinku's behavior. The tragic story of Suigintou is told, with the revelation of why her hatred for Shinku could last throughout centuries.

NOTE: this OVA has some spoilers of Rozen Maiden: Träumend, the second season of Rozen Maiden. These episodes fall chronologically between the 5th and 6th episodes of Rozen Maiden: Träumend, but might spoil later revelations.

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 2
Aired  Dec 23, 2006 to Dec 24, 2006
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Rozen Maiden
Parent story: Rozen Maiden: Träumend

Characters & Voice Actors

Suigintou
Suigintou
Main
Tanaka, Rie
Japanese
Tanaka, Rie
Strassman, Karen
English
Strassman, Karen
...
Shinku
Shinku
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Lee, Mela
English
Lee, Mela
...
Laplace no Ma
Laplace no Ma
Supporting
Tsukui, Kyousei
Japanese
Tsukui, Kyousei
Sarah
Sarah
Supporting
Sanada, Asami
Japanese
Sanada, Asami
Cabanos, Christine Marie
English
Cabanos, Christine Marie

Staff

Matsuo, Kou
Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Yamazaki, Mitsue
Storyboard
myu
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement



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Dec 25, 2007
Imperturbable
I'll let you know right off the bat I am extremely biased toward Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre. One, as of this moment, this is the only thing on my anime list that I've rated a ten (not even Rozen Maiden or Rozen Maiden: Träumend gets this honour); two, I think Tanaka Rie (Suigintou's seiyuu) is spectacular; and three, my favourite doll is Suigintou.

Now, to the important stuff: Why do I like this so much?

Simply enough, it explains why Suigintou is the way she is. Haven't you watched or read enough things where there are incredibly evil antagonists, and you hate their guts, but you read more
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Sep 24, 2007
Venneh
Title: Rozen Maiden Ouverture

Anime: Ouverture was animated by the same studio that did the other two seasons (Nomad), directed by the same guy (Kou Matsuo), and ran on Japanese TV from December 22nd to December 23rd, 2006. Again, this may or may not correspond to the manga; since I have yet to read it, I'll have to get back to you on that.

Story: Ouverture focuses on the first meeting between Shinku and Suigin Tou, mainly through a flashback as Sousei Seki tells the tale to Jun. The flashback part takes place back in Victorian England, and the modern day part takes place between read more
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Dec 30, 2008
st_owly
Overture is basically a backstory explaining why Suigintou hates Shinku so much.

Story: I've pretty much summarised it up there. It is explained nicely in the 2 episodes, and you see the transition from when Suigintou and Shinku first meet, and they are friends, all the way to Suigintou explaning her hatred of Shinku at the end of episode 2. The events leading up to it make sense, and do actually fit together to form a coherent story, unlike some back stories which just appear to be totally random.

Art: I didn't think it was as good as the first series'. I haven't seen read more
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May 31, 2012
HEAVYb51
I must say that i enjoyed the Rozen maiden series (including traumund), however, this 2 episode special is my favorite piece of rozen maiden out of the entire series.
While the original two seasons completed the story very well, it never goes into detail into suigintou's past. This special really helps the viewer understand the tragic turmoil that suigintou went through, at the hands of shinku. once i finished this special it is worth noting that the way i viewed both shinku and suigintou changed dramatically, and thats a good thing. deep psychological problems exist between the two, and this special really points it out well,

what read more
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Recommendations

Cute magical girls fighting each other. Good plot and lovely characters.
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Opening Theme

"Baragoku Otome (薔薇獄乙女)" by ALI PROJECT

Ending Theme

"Utsusemi no Kage (空蝉ノ影)" by kukui

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