Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre

Edit
What would you like to edit?
 

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Rozen Maiden: Ouverture
Japanese: ローゼンメイデン・オーベルテュー
English: Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre
More titles

Information

Type: TV Special
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 23, 2006 to Dec 24, 2006
Producers: Mellow Head
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Nomad
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.721 (scored by 3444934,449 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11732
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2799
Members: 60,957
Favorites: 215

Available At


Resources


Streaming Platforms

7.72
Ranked #1173Popularity #2799Members 60,957
Add to My List
Episodes: /2

Synopsis

As Jun Sakurada fights and lives alongside the Rozen Maidens, special lifelike dolls made to battle each other, he enjoys a rare break in which he is told a story during the events of Rozen Maiden: Träumend.

When Jun buys a brooch as a present for Shinku, the fifth doll, she refuses to accept it at any cost. Souseiseki, the fourth doll, then recounts the story of how Shinku and the first doll, Suigintou, first met. This tale tells of the cruel and heartbreaking circumstances surrounding Suigintou's birth, and how the many misunderstandings between her and Shinku shaped their longstanding rivalry fueled by Suigintou's unfettered hate towards Shinku.

The stage is set in Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre in 19th century London as the story delves into the past of these one-time friends and the secrets that they hold.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime


Characters & Voice Actors

Suigintou

Main
Tanaka, Rie
Japanese

Shinku

Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese

Suiseiseki

Supporting
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Japanese

Souseiseki

Supporting
Morinaga, Rika
Japanese

Hinaichigo

Supporting
Nogawa, Sakura
Japanese

Barasuishou

Supporting
Gotou, Saori
Japanese

Kanaria

Supporting
Shimura, Yumi
Japanese

Sakurada, Jun

Supporting
Sanada, Asami
Japanese

Detective Kun-Kun

Supporting
Tsukui, Kyousei
Japanese

Laplace no Ma

Supporting
Tsukui, Kyousei
Japanese

Staff

Tanaka, Junichirou
Assistant Producer
Matsuo, Kou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit

Opening Theme

Preview
Spotify
Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Baragoku Otome (薔薇獄乙女)" by ALI PROJECT
Edit

Ending Theme

"Utsusemi no Kage (空蝉ノ影)" by kukui




Reviews

Mar 23, 2022
If you're a Suigintou fan, you're in luck. This OVA series cuts out almost all of the 'irrelevant' side-characters and focuses strictly on Shinku and Suigintou, their past, and the start of their mutual animosity. Despite Ouvertüre technically being a prequel, it's best to watch the previous two seasons to understand it in its entirety.

Shinku cannot stand imperfection, for to accept imperfection is to deny her purpose in life--to become the perfect doll, Alice. Suigintou is by design imperfect--for Shinku to deny imperfection, to deny the possibility of a defective doll like herself ever seeing their father again is to deny her very existence, and ...
Nov 25, 2012
I loved overture!!! Anyone who reads this review and likes rozen maiden must watch it! The story was very good though I did think it would be a little longer, that's my only qualm. The relationship between Shinku and Suigintou is one everyone must know about. The art was pretty good too, the same as the other 2 seasons.
I loved the opening! One of my favorite anime openings right now! :) It's very...beautiful. Sadly I don't usually pay much attention to anime endings so I have nothing to say about the ending.
The characters were wonderful. As usual, I loved Shinku though she ...
May 14, 2015
Mixed Feelings
I am not exactly sure when this series actually ends up starting as there are many characters from Traumend but yet there is also a lot more information about the Alice Game that Jun doesn’t seem to know at the end of the series. There is also a lot of information on Suigintou.

Because of the fact that most of the story revolves in a different era then the rest of the series, it makes it so the animation is a lot different as well. I believe the story is actually in Europe as well meaning a different look to the backgrounds. The personality of ...

Interest Stacks

50 Entries · 152 Restacks
30 Entries · 20 Restacks

Recommendations


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for April

North American Anime & Manga Releases for April

Here are the North American anime, manga, and light novel releases for April. Week 1: April 2 - 8 Anime Releases Black Bullet Complete Collection Blu-ray [2024 Re-re...read more

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Rozen Maiden

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Rozen Maiden

According to their official press release, Sentai Filmworks has revealed their acquisition of Rozen Maiden, Rozen Maiden: Träumend, and Rozen Maiden: Ouvert&uum...read more


Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre Episode 2 Discussion
aero - Jul 1, 2008
35 repliesby gannoncannon55 »»
Jan 28, 11:35 PM
Poll: Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre Episode 1 Discussion
cyruz - Jun 22, 2008
16 repliesby gannoncannon55 »»
Jan 28, 11:09 PM
Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre General Discussion
Crystal - Jan 2, 2007
8 repliesby AirStyles »»
Mar 2, 2010 12:26 AM
SHINKU REACH NUMBER 8 IN ANIME CHARACTER OF THE DECADE!
AirStyles - Feb 20, 2010
3 repliesby AirStyles »»
Mar 1, 2010 5:10 PM