Rozen Maiden

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ローゼンメイデン
English: Rozen Maiden
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2004 to Dec 24, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:55 (JST)
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: 7.411 (scored by 9844498,444 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22362
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1187
Members: 206,987
Favorites: 2,000

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Synopsis

Traumatized by school, Jun Sakurada spends his days at home as a shut-in, purchasing things online, only to send them back before the free trial period ends. So when a note appears on his desk, asking whether or not he would wind something, he assumes it was something he ordered and carelessly circles "yes," changing his life forever.

A box arrives with a wind up doll inside, but this is no ordinary toy: after Jun winds her up, she begins walking and talking as if a normal person. With a haughty attitude, she introduces herself as Shinku, the fifth doll in the Rozen Maiden collection, a group of special dolls made by the legendary dollmaker Rozen. These sisters must battle each other in a competition called the Alice Game with the help of a human to ensure victory. The winner becomes Alice, a real girl who is worthy of meeting their creator.

As more sentient dolls end up taking residence in Jun's house, and a foe from Shinku's past makes her appearance, Jun's life becomes far more complicated than he ever thought possible.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Takahashi, Takeo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Matsuo, Kou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Kinjirareta Asobi" by ALI PROJECT
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Ending Theme

"Tomei Shelter" by refio + Haruka Shimotsuki




Reviews

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 ...
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 ...
Sep 24, 2007
Mixed Feelings
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, ...

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