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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: 7.631 (scored by 57871 users)
Ranked: #11762
Popularity: #278
Members: 107,942
Favorites: 1,551
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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.

Background

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

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Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Oct 8, 2004 to Dec 24, 2004
Status  Finished Airing
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May 7, 5:12 PM
angelsreview
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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Nov 27, 2014 2:13 AM
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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Jun 4, 9:59 AM
BonnibelPeebles_
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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Jan 9, 2008 1:40 AM
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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Opening Theme

"Kinjirareta Asobi" by ALI PROJECT

Ending Theme

"Tomei Shelter" by refio + Haruka Shimotsuki

Recent News

Manga 'Rozen Maiden' to End in Three Chapters
tsubasalover - Nov 28, 2013
29 replies by Haine »»
Nov 29, 2013 11:45 AM
New Anime of Rozen Maiden Announced ( 1 2 3 )
dtshyk - Nov 17, 2012
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Jul 16, 2013 2:21 AM

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