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Fushi
Rozen Maiden (ローゼンメイデン?) The first season ran from 7 October 2004 to 23 December 2004. The second season appeared a year later, it was subtitled Träumend (トロイメント toroimento?, German for "dreaming"), and ran from 20 October 2005 to 5 January 2006. In 2006, a two-episode special titled Ouvertüre (オーベルテューレ ōberutyūre?, German for "overture") was aired on December 22 and 23, further expanding on the background of the characters.
(Source - Wiki)

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Plot Summary: Due to a deep trauma at school Sakurada Jun has refused to return. He spends his time in his room, surfing the web and ordering anything that takes his fancy, only to return the items just before payment is due. One day, he finds a web site that tells him to put his order in a drawer of his desk. He does so thinking it to be a joke, only to find that the letter disappears and a strange package arrives soon afterwards. It contains an exquisite doll, that, when wound, comes to life. She treats him as a servant of little worth, but over time helps him come to grips with his fears and in the life-or-death fights that soon follow her arrival.

Genres: adventure, comedy, drama, supernatural
Themes: living dolls, lolita, superpowers, tsundere
Episodes: 12
Age Rating: Teen
(Source - ANN)

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A big favorite of mine (my second favorite to FMA really) I'm curious....how many other people here like the series?

I know Popo does, but not sure about anyone else. It's kinda under the radar unless you know your 4chan.

For those unaware, it's an anime and manga about living dolls called the Rozen Maidens (7 in all...well...technically 8 if you count the fake who are trying to become the perfect girl - called "Alice" - that their "father" is looking for. The only way to do so is to fight each other (keep in mind they're all SISTERS) and take the thing that gives them life, their Rosa Mysticas. So essentially, they must kill each to please Father. There have been two anime series, (the second being called Traumend) and an OAV (Ouverture). The manga recently ended very abruptly at around 8 volumes (rumors are that it was gonna get cancelled anyways, because Peach-pit, the creators, weren't getting along with the magazine that published the series)

There are also very high hopes that this Christmas will bring us a real "end" to the anime. See, the series first aired around Christmas, the second series did the same the next year, and the OAV did last Christmas. Traumend didn't leave a conclusive ending (at least it was better than the manga's confusing crap) so fans are really holding out for a 3rd season this year (or at least a movie - that's what I want to see >3>)


Btw, I find it amusing that they're 7 "living dolls" created by a man they call "Father" only because it reminds me of another certain manga...

Desu!
Tris the Reaper
Watched the first episode today and loved it.

Will definately be watching more.
Fushi
Yay. <3

I'm trying to remember if it's in the first or second episode where Shinku slaps Jun with her pigtails. Still, the times she gets him like that make me happy. :>

Btw, SUIGINTOU IS TEH BADASS U BE LOVING ON HER. >3>


It's a pretty quick watch too. The first and second series are only 12 episodes each, and the OAV is only two.
Popogeejo
This series had an unexpected amount fo win.
Hina-Ichigo's "war" with Suiseiseki was probably the best episode despite lack of Suigintou.

The various OP's are also made of win.

Also: Dual coloured eyes are awesome.
Tris the Reaper
It took me one episode to download the OP [first OP? Dunno if there are more, enlighten me >>]. I love Ali Project <3
Popogeejo
QUOTE(Tris the Reaper @ Aug 29 2007, 01:34 PM) *
It took me one episode to download the OP [first OP? Dunno if there are more, enlighten me >>]. I love Ali Project <3

Only one OP per season and OVA so right now there are three kicking about that I know of.
Fushi
And the second one is better. <3 As is the animation for it. <3 Something about Traumend's opening is just awesome...I love when they show the images of the dolls all 'broken' in synch to the beat. The only thing bad about that opening is no Junk-chan and what Jun was wearing. O_o;


Anyways, the opening songs are:
Kinjirareta Asobi (Forbidden Game)
Seishoujo Ryouiki (Holy Girl Domain)
Baragoku Otome (Rose Jail Maiden)

All sung by ALI-PROJECT.

Also the ending themes....
Toumei Shelter (Transparent Shelter)
Hikari no Rasenritsu (Spiraling Melody of Light)
Utsusemi no Kage (Empty Cicada's Shadow)

All song by kukui.

While I never cared for Toumei Shelter, Hikari no Rasenritsu is one of favorites from the series, and definitely my fave of the endings. The animation for it is also the best of the endings. I get sad when the setting is ripped apart after Bara's face shows up. =<


Oh and did you know ALI-PROJECT and kukui also performed image songs for the doll's individual drama cds? All the songs are really good. :B Suigintou's is the best tho.


And yes, Suiseiseki and Hinaichigo's "war" in episode 5 is the best part of the enitre series. XD
Popogeejo
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Jun was wearing. O_o;

Elegant Goth loli just doesn't suit guys.
Fushi
QUOTE(Popogeejo @ Aug 29 2007, 08:26 AM) *
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Jun was wearing. O_o;

Elegant Goth loli just doesn't suit guys.

Well, some guys look great in it, the 'Ouji's. My problem was Jun looked stupid with the short vest thing and his legs looked ridiculously long. A longer vest would've sufficed and looked pretty good on him.


So happy that the OAV opening was so Junk-centric. Even when she was in the opening before, it was briefly, so she got the attention she deserved in Ouverture. The Ouverture opening is so Junk-centric you're gonna have a Junk-gasm.


Oh and could anyone upload to youtube for me....Hinaichigo's death in episode 10 of Traumend? I want to show people who probably aren't going to watch the series anyways for uh...various reasons. *cough*get them to see why I chalk it up with our buddy Hughes*cough*
Nekokitty
Necromancy, ftw. xP
Bumping this up since there've been a lot of Rozen Maiden discussions in the pennies thread that could be here.

Popogeejo
Yeah, what's with the increased chatter? Is the dub airing in America or something?
Fushi
^Everyone's just so intoxicated by icons of it they go check it out.

The dub isn't airing on tv, but maybe it's getting attention now that Geneon's going out of business???



Neko could I have the full image in your avatar plz? O.O
Nekokitty
*shrugs*
Maybe it is Geneon thing.
I've noticed an increase in topics on Gaia as well. xP


Here you go, Fushigi. =D
Fushi
Oh Gaia I'm pretty sure it's because of the collectible form the last month. The one that lets you be a ball joint doll and a true furfag. I'm sure there are Rozen avatars in avatar arena now, and it might be perking some newbie's interests.



Thank you. <3 Squee~ it's so pretty! 83
Nekokitty
It probably is because of that MC. I gave my mule the item though. xP
Speaking of which, there was a Suigintou that won 3rd place in the arena a few weeks ago.

You are quite welcome. As soon as I saw the picture I immediately had to icon it. <3
Fushi
My friend gave me the MC while we were tlaking about it. We both love RM and she also collects BJDs. I didn't expect her to give it to me but I love her for it <3


I heard volume 6 of the manga is out now. Me must buy. I'm gonna hold it up in the store screaming "This is KIRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"

Okay maybe not but still. KIRA.
Nekokitty
That's so sweet of your friend~~

Really volume 6 is out? I barely just got vol. 2. Love Suiseiseki and how she interacts with Jun.

HinaIchigo's so cute. <3
Tris the Reaper
Good Lord.

The art in the manga is gorgeous. o_o

I need to get volume 2 ASAP. And watch the rest of episode three. [Computer crapped out on me halfway through as I was watching it. =3=]

I can already tell Suiseiseki is gonna be my favorite. XD
Fushi
Ta-deeeeeeer

The cover the cover, squee ;w;

Ugh, I wish the brats on TokyoPop would shut up tho. Complaining about how Kanaria is now spelt Canaria....there's no bloody difference! If anything Canaria might be more correct because her name is supposed to mean "Canary". And there's no difference between Suigintou and Suigintoh either.



Lol, I wonder how much you guys like the manga once Souseiseki shows up. ._.
Nekokitty
*squee*
It's gorgeous. =w=

Souseiseki can't be that bad, can she? We'll see. I have a really high tolerance for characters and I mean really high. ._.;

And the spelling for Kanaria doesn't really bother me. Same thing either way.
Fushi
^She's pretty bad. Not the worst thing ever, but pretty...yeah.

I mean...I was pretty shocked by how cold she was. Hardly anythng like her anime counterpart. I have a high tolerance for fictional characetrs too, but I really didn't like how the manga portrayed her. She's bland and cold. =/


And she was a b*tch to Desu.
Nekokitty
^ Well, I got volumes 4 and 5 of the manga over the weekend.
She didn't seem so bad to me. She's not one my favorites overall, but she's alright.
But now I need volume 6. But Barnes&Nobles is always out of stock for that volume.. >.>;

Oh noez, that bish must pay. Noone can be a b*tch to desu. D:

Edit:
Lol, ANN has a review for Traumend vol. 1.
MonsterEnvy
I've just picked this up after repeated urging from Popo- I'm enjoying it a lot, halfway through Traumend at the moment. The dolls are quite cute, and it's not just desu girl- they all have really wierd japanese and overuse some word or another (Souseiseki doesn't, but (s)he's like that.)

Looks like I'll have to run and pick up the manga too... haven't hung around #lurk in a while.
Naivete
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Lol, I wonder how much you guys like the manga once Souseiseki shows up. ._.

ohmy.gif But Souseiseki is awesome in the anime. ;___;

On my 5th episode of Traumend. =D
Fushi
QUOTE(MonsterEnvy @ Nov 5 2007, 11:35 AM) *
I've just picked this up after repeated urging from Popo- I'm enjoying it a lot, halfway through Traumend at the moment. The dolls are quite cute, and it's not just desu girl- they all have really wierd japanese and overuse some word or another (Souseiseki doesn't, but (s)he's like that.)

Yep. Hina uses na no, Kanaria uses kashira. Souseiseki does have a slight speech trademark: she refers to herself using boku whihc is more masucline than other pronouns like gender neutral watashi. :3

From what I can tell, only Shinku, Barasuishou and Suigintou don't have something unique about their speech.

I find them all cute. <3

QUOTE(baKa-neKoh @ Nov 8 2007, 06:24 PM) *
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Lol, I wonder how much you guys like the manga once Souseiseki shows up. ._.

ohmy.gif But Souseiseki is awesome in the anime. ;___;

Which is why I was so disappointed. ;____;
Popogeejo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjRsfeb8TCU
If you haven't seen Clannad none of this makes sense. Looks awesome though.
Havanese
QUOTE(Popogeejo @ Jan 6 2008, 12:19 PM) *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjRsfeb8TCU
If you haven't seen Clannad none of this makes sense. Looks awesome though.

Aw, it's removed. sad.gif Lemme guess, it's a Rozen Maiden 'Dango Daikazoku' parody?
Popogeejo
No, it's this;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPNpjZSt7pQ
Kind of like Lucky Maiden/Rozen Star
Havanese
QUOTE(Popogeejo @ Jan 8 2008, 02:01 PM) *
No, it's this;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPNpjZSt7pQ
Kind of like Lucky Maiden/Rozen Star

That is AWESOME. I love Sunohara's outfit and the ending. tongue.gif
MaiShadowAlchemist
I have seen 6 episodes (I think) And I really liked it!! I really want to see the whole series!!
Twilightz
Uh.. Is there gonna be a third season of Rozen Maiden? I've heard nothing about it. o_O
Fushi
By the looks of it...no.

Judging by the time Traumend was on the air and where the manga was at that time, the animators left it wide open with a possibility of continuation because I personally think they wanted to see where PeachPit would go with the series first. And then well...sh!ty manga ending is sh!ty.

So I don't know if there'll ever be a third season. I'm still going to hope on a movie that ends the series tho.
Nekokitty
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-...-young-jump-mag

One shot manga about Shinku was just made.
Plus an important announcement will be made on the 27th.
Let's just hope it isn't something stupid to get our hopes up.
Chabitsku Ryoma
I hear you liek m- I mean I heard it was pretty good, I guess I should watch it.
BaraXAkuma
Rozen Maiden is the best! I have watched the firs season so many times I can recite almost all the words. Suigintou is da best!
Nekokitty
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-...-young-jump-mag

A joyous day. ;w;
Fushi
f*!@ YES MANGA RESTART IS THE GREATEST THING EVAR.


PeachPit is REALLY delivering. They managed to find a way to make up for the crappy ending of the original half of the manga very well.
The whole alternate universes connecting thing they're going with is quite interesting.
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