Rozen Maiden

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English: Rozen Maiden
Japanese: ローゼンメイデン


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, MagicMagic, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.431 (scored by 8654886,548 users)
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Ranked: #18272
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Popularity: #902
Members: 181,582
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nakamura, Shinichi
Asaka, Morio
Director, Storyboard
Takahashi, Takeo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Matsuo, Kou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

"Kinjirareta Asobi" by ALI PROJECT

Ending Theme

"Tomei Shelter" by refio + Haruka Shimotsuki

Jan 9, 2008
Kulsprutejojjo (All reviews)
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
Jul 9, 2008
kiriska (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 24, 2007
Venneh (All reviews)
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, read more
Mar 11, 2008
Lyfa (All reviews)
Second Review from me, just made for fun because I'm bad at writing them...

A unique story which you will not find that fast. It's about Jun a boy who hase a fear for going to school, which becomes the servant of the beautiful living doll Shinku...

Great and unique also art, the dolls are made with clothes you won't see mutch in other animes that's what making it special all over again...

Great voice actors, Shinku sounds like she needs to be just like all the other characters they really fit in. Also the opening and ending theme, Ali Project which is in my option one of read more

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