Ranked #1218

Rozen Maiden

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ローゼンメイデン


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2004 to Dec 24, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.611 (scored by 60,314 users)
Ranked: #12182
Popularity: #311
Members: 113,420
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Sakurada Jun spends his days online, ordering whatever he takes a liking to, only to return it before the payment is due. Due to psychological trauma from school, Jun generally keeps contact with people as little as possible. One day he finds instructions online that tell him to put his order into his desk drawer. Rubbing it off as a joke, Jun mindlessly does so only to find that his order instantly disappears from his drawer. A package suddenly appears, containing a beautiful antique doll. When wound up, this doll comes to life. Sadly for Jun, this doll Shinku views Jun as an equivalent for a servant. Despite the constant demands Jun now receives from Shinku, she slowly helps him overcome his fears of human contact as well as protect him from the deadly battles that come into his life due to her appearance. Based on the manga by PEACH-PIT.


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Kuwatani, Natsuko
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Sawashiro, Miyuki
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Nakamura, Shinichi
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Director, Storyboard
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Director, Storyboard
Matsuo, Kou
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More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Rozen Maiden
Bara Otome (薔薇乙女 Fräulein Rose)
Oct 8, 2004
2 Hinaichigo
Hinaichigo (雛苺 Kleine Beere)
Oct 15, 2004
3 Suigintou
Suigintou (水銀燈 Mercury Lampe)
Oct 22, 2004
4 Suiseiseki
Suiseiseki (翠星石 Jade Stern)
Oct 29, 2004
5 The Stairway
Kaidan (階段 Die Treppe)
Nov 5, 2004

Opening Theme

"Kinjirareta Asobi" by ALI PROJECT

Ending Theme

"Tomei Shelter" by refio + Haruka Shimotsuki

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May 7, 2015
This is a story about dolls that must battle to become the perfect doll. Their creator was trying to create the perfect girl who I believe could be his daughter so he made the dolls to see who was the best. While most people would think that this concept is a lot like other shows where the girls fighting each other is only for the sake of a bit of fan service if a boob escapes their clothing, they are pretty much mistaken. In fact, there is barely any sort of fan service in the show besides maybe one point where the girls are in read more
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Jun 4, 2015
Rozen Maiden, an anime that can have drama, action and comedy all in perfect harmony.

The anime revolves around a creator of dolls created a legendary collection of 7 living dolls, called "Rozen Maiden", he puts them in a game, in order to know which doll is worthy of becoming "Alice" the perfect girl. The story follows Jun, a hikikimori which has a school trauma and accidentally becomes master of the fifth doll, Shinku.

The anime has a melancholy and mysterious air, this can be seen mainly in the opening of the anime and in his scenarios. It has a very interesting story and endearing characters.
Something very read more
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Nov 27, 2014
Rozen Maiden is a gem lost in a world full of more known titles and will be if not yet a classic. While some of taken jabs at this series for not following the source material and being supposed lolibait, I for one must tell everyone that Rozen Maiden is NOT lolibait and sometimes seperating yourself from source material can work. True, it can be extremely risky and may very well end in complete failure as multiple mediums have proved that very thing, but what if the material is both good and really entertaining? Ladies and folks, you get Rozen Maiden.

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Jan 9, 2008
By some coinsidence on the internet, I came into contact with Rozen Maiden through the probably all to known DESU meme, and random recommendations from several websites. I started watching Rozen Maiden somewhere during fall, and finished watching somewhere before December. Here comes my review of the anime.

Story - This is one of the highlights of the Rozen Maiden. The story about Jun and how he comes in contact with the dolls is an action-filled, emotional, yet humorous sotry. The makers of Rozen maiden has managed to make a fine mix between humor, drama and action, and it is rather clear what nature each scene read more
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Both of these anime revolve around fighting other people and being the last one standing. In fate/stay night, ghosts become servants and fight with there masters. Fate/Stay night has a darker theme to it, with more blood and violence to it. 
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Victorique and Shinku have really similiar personality and they look alike but Shinku is fighter and Victorique is reconstructing chaos :3 
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The two of the animes have almost the same story line. The characters have to fight, the loser will lose something important, and the final winner will get something. And even the art little bit similar too, Although I think Rozen Maiden's better. 
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Both Shows Have a similar goal of winning a game, the Sekirei Game, and the Alice game. Similarly, when you lose the game, you lose your mark of belonging. Same in both anime. Both also have multiple Female characters that like the main character. 
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