Rozen Maiden

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  • TV-14
  • 2004
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.9  (742)

Rozen Maiden is an anime TV series based on the manga of the same name by Peach-Pit. It aired in Japan from 2004-2006 and had a total of two seasons, with a total of 24 episodes. The story revolves around a young boy named Jun Sakurada, who is a shut-in and spends most of his days in his room, playing video games and avoiding his interactions with the outside world. One day, he receives a package containing a mysterious doll named Shinku.

As it turns out, Shinku is one of the Rozen Maiden, a group of living, sentient dolls created by a legendary dollmaker named Rozen. Each doll possesses unique abilities and traits, and they are all competing with each other to become the perfect, or Alice, as they call it. However, they cannot achieve this without the help of a human partner, known as a medium.

Shinku has chosen Jun to become her medium, and thus begins their journey to participate in the Alice Game, a danger-filled competition between the Rozen Maiden dolls to see who will become the perfect Alice.

Along the way, Jun meets and becomes the medium for several other Rozen Maiden dolls, including Suigintou, Kanaria, Suiseiseki, Souseiseki, Hinaichigo, and Kirakishou. Each of these dolls has their own unique personalities and abilities, and they all bring something different to the table. However, not everyone in the competition has the best intentions, and Jun and the dolls must navigate through the challenges that come their way, including rival dolls who become enemies, a mysterious organization known as the Mercury Lamp, and revelations about the true nature of their existence.

The show does an excellent job of balancing humor, action, and drama, and each episode is filled with surprising twists and turns that keep the audience invested in the story. The characters are all well-developed and have their own arcs and motivations, making them more than just one-dimensional dolls.

One of the unique aspects of the show is the character design, which is heavily influenced by Victorian-era clothing and accessories. The dolls are all dressed in elaborate dresses, stockings, and boots, and their hair is intricately styled to match their personalities. The animation is top-notch, and the fight scenes between the dolls are thrilling to watch.

Rozen Maiden also explores themes of loneliness, identity, and the nature of humanity. The dolls, despite being created by a human, have their own complex emotions and desires, and they struggle with the fact that they are ultimately just objects. Jun, on the other hand, is a human who has isolated himself from the world due to his own inner struggles, and his journey with the dolls helps him learn to connect with others and find meaning in his life.

Overall, Rozen Maiden is an excellent anime that combines action, drama, and humor with unique and well-developed characters. It's a must-watch for fans of the genre, especially those who enjoy shows with deep philosophical themes and complex storylines.

Rozen Maiden is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on October 7, 2004.

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12. Alice
January 26, 2006
The conflicts are solved, the battles are ended. Jun learns the shocking truth about Barasuishou, Enju, and Rozen. Enju was the maker of Barasuishou, not Rozen, therefore, Barasuishou perishes, while the other dolls of the Rozen Maiden will soon be revived.
Rose Garden
11. Rose Garden
January 19, 2006
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.
10. Tomoe
January 12, 2006
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.
9. Blame
December 15, 2005
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.
Doll Maker
8. Doll Maker
December 8, 2005
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.
Tea Party
7. Tea Party
December 1, 2005
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.
6. Angel
November 24, 2005
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.
5. Letter
November 17, 2005
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.
4. Contract
November 10, 2005
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.
3. Kanaria
November 3, 2005
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.
2. Enju
October 27, 2005
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.
Rose Crystal
1. Rose Crystal
October 20, 2005
Souseiseki and Hinaichigo both face a tragic fate. Mourning must be delayed, as a trap has been set for Jun and the remaining dolls.
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  • Premiere Date
    October 7, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (742)