Rozen Maiden

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This anime series is based on a popular manga about seven magical dolls who compete with one another to become the best living doll of them all. The story revolves around several of the dolls and the human boy who becomes their master. Not all of the dolls like to play nice, however, and the group of heroic characters must contend with the darker-natured dolls.

2 Seasons, 26 Episodes
October 7, 2004
Anime, Action & Adventure
Cast: Rie Tanaka, Noriko Rikimaru, Miyuki Sawashiro, Natsuko Kuwatani, Sakura Nogawa
Rozen Maiden

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  • Because they have yet to fulfill Rozen's wish, the remaining dolls fight Barasuishou and Suigintou. When things spiral downward, Shinku is left to fight Barasuishou.

  • Souseiseki is destined to meet a tragic fate, and to make matters worse, Shinku sees the same for Hinaichigo as well. Hinaichigo is also aware of her destiny, and shares her last moments with Tomoe. There is no time to mourn, however, since Barasuishou, Laplace, and Enju have apparently laid a trap for Jun and the remaining dolls of the Rozen Maiden.

  • Suiseiseki becomes worried about Souseiseki. Souseiseki battles against Barasuishou and Suigintou, only to be defeated. Souseiseki asks Suiseiseki to take her Rosa Mystica, but Suiseiseki fails and Suigintou takes Souseiseki's Rosa Mystica.

  • After having seen an apparition of Rozen, the creator of the dolls of the Rozen Maiden, Souseiseki soon sees the deep meaning behind the Alice Game. After having seen Enju and his feelings about dolls, Jun starts to wonder more about Rozen and his love for his dolls. Souseiseki resolves to fight her sisters, take their Rosa Mysticae, and become Alice.

  • Kanaria makes her resolve to fight, in order to both remain alive and to make her medium, Micchan, happy. However, conflicts get resolved and Kanaria fulfills Micchan's wish a different way. Meanwhile, Souseiseki starts to see deeper into the Alice Game and begins to believe that she and her sisters should fight.

  • Megu, hospitalized with an incurable disease, enters into a contract with Suigintou. However, Megu wishes only for death and insists that she is incomplete and broken. After encountering Barasuishou, and later Shinku, it is realized that Suigintou was revived to participate in the Alice Game.

  • Hinaichigo tries to send a letter to Jun. Suiseiseki tries to earn Jun's respect. Souseiseki tries to keep order in the house Kanaria tries to get into the Sakurada residence yet again. Jun and Shinku are in the background during these events.

  • Suiseiseki decides to find a medium, as Jun is the only one eligible, though she is skeptical about him. Ultimately, Jun and the five dolls are taken to the world of Barasuishou, where the Alice Game is foreshadowed. Jun enters into a contract with Suiseiseki.

  • Kanaria, the second doll of the Rozen Maiden, is introduced. Her initial plan is to sneak into the Sakurada residence and take the Rosa Mysticae from Shinku, Hinaichigo, Suiseiseki, and Souseiseki. However, chaos erupts as the dolls think that a burglar broke in.

  • Shinku claims that Barasuishou never meet any of the dolls of the Rozen Maiden. Since Barasuishou is the seventh doll, this appears to be a sign that the Alice Game would be ending soon. Shinku's strange behavior continues, and Jun continues to worry about her. Jun and Tomoe also visit the doll shop of a doll maker named Enju.

  • Souseiseki and Hinaichigo both face a tragic fate. Mourning must be delayed, as a trap has been set for Jun and the remaining dolls.

  • Just who didn't wind the key returns to his normal life...or so he thinks. His story isn't over, however, and Shinku and the other dolls approach this new challenge together.

  • The battle has left Jun changed forever, but has he changed for the better?

  • Suigintou takes an unfair advantage in his battle against Shinku by sealing Jun into his dream world.

  • Shinku wagers her life in a chance to win Suigintou's Rosa Mystica.

  • Suigintou takes control of Motoharu's dream world, trapping Jun and the dolls inside, as she makes a grab for the twins' powers

  • Souseiseki is the fourth doll of the Rozen Maiden. She lives with an old man who sees her as his late son; because of this heartbreaking situation, she chooses to live with him rather than her own sister, Suiseiseki.

  • Hoping to chance his world, adult Jun begins working on a "new doll" behind Shinku's back. Elsewhere, young Jun is at a loss with what to do next.

  • To get back to the Jun who wound, Shinku and Suigintou call a truce. Elsewhere, adult Jun is humiliated.

  • Suigintou has made her way to Shinku, and the journey she underwent to get there is revealed.

  • Jun wakes up to find a completed Shinku. With a few twists, he brings her to life and embroils himself futher in the Alice Game.

  • Jun continues to receive messages from his younger self, urging him to complete "Shinku" at all costs.

  • The story of the Rozen Maidens is retold, giving rise to a new tale of the eternal power struggle that is the Alice Game.