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Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 23, 2006 to Dec 24, 2006
Producers: Mellow Head
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Nomad
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.831 (scored by 26,611 users)
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Ranked: #8012
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Popularity: #1246
Members: 44,334
Favorites: 218
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Nakamura, Shinichi
Nakamura, Shinichi
Producer
Matsuo, Kou
Matsuo, Kou
Director
Tsuruoka, Youta
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Yamazaki, Mitsue
Yamazaki, Mitsue
Storyboard


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"Baragoku Otome (薔薇獄乙女)" by ALI PROJECT

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"Utsusemi no Kage (空蝉ノ影)" by kukui




More reviewsReviews

Imperturbable
Dec 25, 2007
I'll let you know right off the bat I am extremely biased toward Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre. One, as of this moment, this is the only thing on my anime list that I've rated a ten (not even Rozen Maiden or Rozen Maiden: Träumend gets this honour); two, I think Tanaka Rie (Suigintou's seiyuu) is spectacular; and three, my favourite doll is Suigintou.

Now, to the important stuff: Why do I like this so much?

Simply enough, it explains why Suigintou is the way she is. Haven't you watched or read enough things where there are incredibly evil antagonists, and you hate their guts, but you read more
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Venneh
Sep 24, 2007
Title: Rozen Maiden Ouverture

Anime: Ouverture was animated by the same studio that did the other two seasons (Nomad), directed by the same guy (Kou Matsuo), and ran on Japanese TV from December 22nd to December 23rd, 2006. Again, this may or may not correspond to the manga; since I have yet to read it, I'll have to get back to you on that.

Story: Ouverture focuses on the first meeting between Shinku and Suigin Tou, mainly through a flashback as Sousei Seki tells the tale to Jun. The flashback part takes place back in Victorian England, and the modern day part takes place between read more
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angelsreview
May 14, 2015
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 read more
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st_owly
Dec 30, 2008
Overture is basically a backstory explaining why Suigintou hates Shinku so much.

Story: I've pretty much summarised it up there. It is explained nicely in the 2 episodes, and you see the transition from when Suigintou and Shinku first meet, and they are friends, all the way to Suigintou explaning her hatred of Shinku at the end of episode 2. The events leading up to it make sense, and do actually fit together to form a coherent story, unlike some back stories which just appear to be totally random.

Art: I didn't think it was as good as the first series'. I haven't seen read more
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