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Rozen Maiden

Rozen Maiden

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ローゼンメイデン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2004 to Dec 24, 2004
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.641 (scored by 56742 users)
Ranked: #11492
Popularity: #262
Members: 105,258
Favorites: 1,523
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

comedy drama fantasy magic supernatural

Synopsis

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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Rozen Maiden
Sequel: Rozen Maiden: Träumend
Other: Rozen Maiden: Meitantei Kunkun - Duell Walzer
Alternative version: Rozen Maiden (2013)

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
...
Suiseiseki
Suiseiseki
Main
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Japanese
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Forstadt, Rebecca
English
Forstadt, Rebecca
...
Souseiseki
Souseiseki
Main
Taylor, Julie Ann
English
Taylor, Julie Ann
Morinaga, Rika
Japanese
Morinaga, Rika
...

Staff

Takahashi, Takeo
Director, Storyboard
Asaka, Morio
Director, Storyboard
Matsuo, Kou
Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director



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Dec 25, 2014
Clefairiess
Exciting, Heartbreaking, Heartwarming, Adorable, Dolls..? Fun.

A simple anime series, yet quite satisfying all around. Rozen maiden dolls, simply put, a group of dolls that are wound by hand by use of a special key.

At first I was afraid watching this anime. I thought it's some childish doll kind of story. Well, it turns out..not! Shinju, Kanaria, Ichigo, and the other six Rozen-Maiden dolls was made by Rozen. He was a maestro in doll-craft. All the dolls love him, but they have to fight one another to become "Alice"-a symbol of a perfect woman that Rozen always dreamt of. Through each seasons they (and us) will read more
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Nov 27, 2014
Kagami_Hiiragi
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.

When I first started Rozen read more
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Jan 9, 2008
Kulsprutejojjo
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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Jul 9, 2008
kiriska
This definitely isn't a genre I'd usually watch from, but given that, I guess it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

STORY - To be honest, despite this series only being twelve episodes long, it took a while for me to figure out what exactly the plot was, and when I figured it out, I wasn't much impressed. In the beginning, everything seemed to happen pretty arbitrarily. Nothing was really explained, and things just seemed to keep happening for little or no reason. This was annoying, and I found myself losing interest pretty quickly. It was slice-of-life with unexplained fantasy elements. And when the read more
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Recommendations

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.
Its basically the same, a free-for-all competition they fight each other and the winer gets a special gift
reportRecommended by Mante - Add to favorites
Victorique and Shinku have really similiar personality and they look alike but Shinku is fighter and Victorique is reconstructing chaos :3
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.
reportRecommended by xKana - Add to favorites
Both have the same old fashioned lolita, renaissance, elegant, etc. kind of style
Battles to find the best Maiden/Akikan (for differents reasons) and everyone have a master.
In the final of the two series appears a strongest enemy who has no master and start the real battle.

Opening Theme

"Kinjirareta Asobi" by ALI PROJECT

Ending Theme

"Tomei Shelter" by refio + Haruka Shimotsuki

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