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.
English: Rozen Maiden
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2004 to Dec 24, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:55 (JST)
Producers: Mellow Head, Pony Canyon, TBS, Memory-Tech, Studio Jack
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks, Geneon Entertainment USA
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Seinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Eng Sub/Eng Subbed
10bit Dual Audio (English/Japanese)