Rozen Maiden
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Rozen Maiden

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Japanese: Rozen Maiden
English: Rozen Maiden
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 46
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 12, 2002 to May 30, 2007
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Birz
Authors: PEACH‐PIT (Story & Art)


Score: 7.861 (scored by 70387,038 users)
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Ranked: #11082
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Popularity: #1011
Members: 18,142
Favorites: 606


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The legendary dollmaker Rozen created several unique dolls throughout his life, but it was not the materials he used that made them special. Known as Rozen Maidens, each doll was imbued with a Rosa Mystica—a precious gem that gives them life. But these dolls have a specific purpose: they must fight each other in a contest called the Alice Game. The winner becomes Alice, the perfect girl who will have the chance to meet their father and creator.

Jun Sakurada, a middle school shut-in, experiences the Alice Game up close and personal when one of these dolls arrives at his house. After winding her up with the spring provided, she comes to life and introduces herself as Shinku, the fifth Rozen Maiden. Despite Jun quickly becoming annoyed by her haughty attitude, they find themselves working together when they are attacked by another doll. At Shinku's behest, Jun becomes her medium, allowing her to use his life force as a power to defeat their enemies.

In the aftermath of the fight, more Rozen Maidens appear and decide to live at Jun's house. But can there be any peace when their very existence means they must fight each other?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Rozen Maiden was put 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 ...
Mar 31, 2021
Despite the age - and the concept, which is probably off putting for readers more accustomed to big muscly punchman shonen - Rozen Maiden is still a great read with a lot of charm. In part this is because it's not really a shonen or at least is only partly one: it's a NEET rescue story embedded within a shonen shell.

The young, average boy main character isn't powerful or ambitious or heroic, as we might expect in typical adventure manga - he's a socially withdrawn hikikomori with an internet addiction. All of the action, the little there is, is handled by the titular Rozen ...
Sep 21, 2008
Preliminary (29/46 eps)
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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