Ranked #1235

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
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Nomad
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.611 (scored by 61,602 users)
Ranked: #12352
Popularity: #334
Members: 116,125
Favorites: 1,649
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Suigintou
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Tanaka, Rie
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Suiseiseki
Suiseiseki
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Kuwatani, Natsuko
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Kuwatani, Natsuko
Shinku
Shinku
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Souseiseki
Souseiseki
Main
Morinaga, Rika
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Morinaga, Rika

Staff

Nakamura, Shinichi
Nakamura, Shinichi
Producer
Asaka, Morio
Asaka, Morio
Director, Storyboard
Takahashi, Takeo
Takahashi, Takeo
Director, Storyboard
Matsuo, Kou
Matsuo, Kou
Director

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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Kulsprutejojjo
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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kiriska
Jul 9, 2008
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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Venneh
Sep 24, 2007
Title: Rozen Maiden

Manga, Anime: Rozen Maiden was originally a manga created by Peach-Pit (also well-known for the manga for DearS and Zombie-Loan), and began running in Monthly Comics Birz in September of 2002. Chapters were released regularly up until March of this year, when it abruptly disappeared from the magazine. No one’s quite sure what happened; the two main rumors are that the editorial department supposedly lost the chapter that Peach-Pit submitted, or that there was a disagreement between Peach-Pit and the editorial department. Either way, the final installment showed up in the July issue, and was the cause of some controversy, read more
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Kagami_Hiiragi
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.

When I first started Rozen read more
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