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Rozen Maiden (Manga)

Rozen Maiden

Alternative Titles

Japanese: Rozen Maiden ローゼンメイデン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 46
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 12, 2002 to May 30, 2007
Authors: Peach-Pit (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Birz


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Ranked: #10872
Popularity: #390
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After a traumatic incident, Jun Sakurada refuses to interact with the outside world and return to school—he even shuts out his sister, his closest friend. Jun spends most of his time online buying spiritual items that are obvious rip-offs. One day he finds a website that curiously enough asks him to put his order in his desk drawer. Thinking it's a joke, Jun plays along. The following day a suitcase arrives containing a doll named Shinku... that comes to life before his very eyes! Welcome to the world of Rozen Maiden, where Jun must enter an all-new reality to protect and serve a living doll...

(Source: Tokyopop)


The original story was put on hiatus after the sudden illness and hospitalization of the Peach-Pit duo and subsequently cancelled by Gentosha. It was then picked up by Shueisha as an alternative setting story.

Rozen Maiden was published in English by Tokyopop from May 9, 2006 to May 1, 2008.

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Mar 8, 2010
A lonely boy surrounded by living dolls in the form of little girls in gothic lolita dresses going on his nerves with their child-like character traits. Sounds like some stupid lolicon-fantasy to you? Well, that's actually what Rozen Maiden looked like to me reading the first volume of this series. I disliked the characters, the scenario and pretty much everything about it.

So, let me tell you about living dolls in the form of little girls in gothic lolita dresses, their adventures in the sea of the unconsciousness and how I completely changed my mind about this manga:

- The Story:
The story seems to be something you read more
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Sep 21, 2008
Rozen Maiden is a very touching series, but it also many amusing and funny parts as well. It's very character driven, with a variety of different characters to take an interest in. The dolls are odd, funny, and charming, and the people are some of the most realistically developed I've seen in a manga. No cardboard cut-outs here.
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Manga: Zombie-Loan
Peach-Pit’s greatest series. Both are extremely good and addictive manga with amazing art and great characters.
The supernatural is a focal point in both: the protagonist (Jun/Michiru) is an introverted person with a rather painful past who comes into contact (unwillingly at first) with beings who shouldn’t be alive: zombies in ZL, living dolls in RM.
Also, Nori (Jun’s sister) & Michiru are very similar.
Both are neither shoujo nor shounen, but take a bit of both categories, and add some tragedy and psychology. 
reportRecommended by RenaPsychoKiller
Manga: Are You Alice?
Characters that have and want to become "Alice", a title given to someone in a murder game (AYA) and to the perfect doll (RM). They are involved in a game where deaths can be caused and the mysterious scenario is often present with bits of comedy once in a while.  
reportRecommended by Liinah
Manga: School Days
Both have somewhat odd endings. 
reportRecommended by HatchetGirl
Manga: Kyousou no Simulacra
Similar to this manga in terms of puppet duels in an effort to become a perfect being to be loved, instead of being loved by the older brother Rozen maiden the puppets are seeking love from there father, same crazy duels and so forth 
reportRecommended by hechec
Manga: Will o' Wisp
Same idea the main characters are bound to dolls with contracts.  
reportRecommended by Sapphirebreeze
Manga: Sougiya Riddle
You can pretty much see the similarities in the first chapter. Both main characters experience out of the ordinary things (ordinary in their lives, that is, since both characters were pretty messed up to begin with anyways...) after meeting with their contractor- which is another thing similar, by the way. They are suddenly put in the spot where they have to hold a contract with the doll/undertaker. Both seals for the contracts is a rose ring. 
reportRecommended by YukinaxYupina

Recent News

Manga 'Rozen Maiden' to End in Three Chapters

According to the 52nd issue of Weekly Young Jump magazine released on November 28th, Peach-Pit's manga "Rozen Maiden" will end in 3 chapters. This manga is the seco...read more

New Anime of Rozen Maiden Announced

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