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Rozen Maiden - Box Set
Rozen Maiden - Box Set
Genres: Anime & Manga
UR     2008     5hr 0min

Some Dolls You Simply Don't Play With...This is the story of one young boy who couldn?t get along with his classmates and decided to drop out and never return?This is the story of an exquisite doll who wished to one day be...  more »


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Genres: Anime & Manga
Sub-Genres: Anime & Manga
Studio: Geneon / Funimation Productions
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/16/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 5hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Japanese, English, English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

The Anime Adict | St. Cloud Mn USA | 01/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Let me first say that I was somewhat hesitant to buy Rozen Maiden. Nearly the last thing I wanted to do was buy was another semi pedofeelic anime (if that's a word). Fortunate while the dolls are only about the size of your typical porclin doll the main hero is only in 7th grade. Also the doll is actually the most mature of all the characters so I don't feel like a pedofile watching it and cheering them on.

Now to the actual review. First I'll start off wit hthe good which for a change there is a surprising amount of. First off I feel the need to mention the character designs. For a 13 episode series Rozen Maiden developes each character quite a bit and each are reconigizable not just by their apparance but by their mannerisms and actions. Theres is also a good balance of seriousness and comedy making cure that the sries never gets depressing or overly silly. The music is a delite and while not the best I've ever heard it is one of the best used. The animation, as I've com to expect from Rando Robe, was excellent movements were fluid and crisp. The stills though few were also well done. as a note I want to bring up how well the character designs were again. By the end of the series when th villan finally falls, the develpoement is as such that you actually understand her and fell sorry for her.

Now to the bad parts. Yes unfortunately the series does have a few negatives in the corner. First and formost is th kind of glass over of the plot. This isn't a great detraction as the series focuses more on characters but it is there. I wanted to know more about what was going on. Then again with a plot as relatively simple as this once maybe it was good thing the plot was not more enfusized. The second is the lack of a real ending. While most of the subplots are wrapped up nicely, th villans dead, the hero over comes his obsticales however the cause of the problems for the dolls still exist. The Alice games are not over yet, 'father' has not appeared, and what exactly if alice beyond the perfect girl is not clear either. There are also a number of questions that are braught up at the ned of the series that are never fully answered. I'm hoping this means there will be a second season sometime. If not well, then the ending while not bad does leave lose ends.

In the end I have to say tht Rozen Maiden is an excellent series and well worth purchasing. Though I would recommend waiting until you can buy it for around 30$ as I find 50$ for a 13 episode series a tad o nthe expensive side, even if it is brand new.

Lastly I will review the actual box set. Ths cases themselves are the thinpack veraity, which isn't bad I've grown to prefer these. The covers are reversable and the dvds are completely untouched and intact, unlike with some companies. Yeah I'm staring at you ADV scruppers. As for the box itself, it's kind of flimzy and bare paint so I wouldn't recommened keeping the dvds in it while they site o nthe shelf as it will get scuffed up rather easily."
Rozen maiden is a interesting show with memorable characters
Ps360 | Florida | 04/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Rozen maiden is a anime series that not only brings epic action, but comedy and wonderful memorable charaters. Jun, who is a gifted child, got embarrased at school so badly that he forced himself to stay home, in his room. His hobbies were to buy Supernatural objects, look at them, and return them before the 30 day warranty ends. One day he recieved a letter saying will he do it or not. He circles the he will do it part of the note and stuffs it away. Suddenly, a weird suitcase appears in his room, when opened, it is revealed to be a doll. There is a key crank right next to the doll and when he cranked the doll up, it became alive. No, i mean, like a human being-alive. The doll's name is Shinku, and is a Rozen maiden doll. There were only 7 made in the whole world. Jum was forced to become her Servant due to him about to be killed by a clown toy (Don't ask.) and here's where the adventure begins. they find 5 dolls, and for the last two, one is the evil charater in the first season, and the second one is unknown. The show is hilarious when the first 2 dolls join them (Hinaichigo & Suiseiseki) and continues to keep the drama and action it has. The music is absolutely awesome and keeps you on the edge of your seat. It's a great series and you should buy it if you want to experience a great story."
Great all around!
CzL3 | 10/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You can't go wrong. Rozen Maiden is an amazing series, and home to my favorite fictional character of all time: Suigintou.
As with all anime, there is a controversy among fans between subs and dubs.
I for one don't care. However, the only problem I had with this one was the dubbing AND subbing for Suiseiseki.
They did a great job of translating "desu" into "so" and "such" as best they could.
(ie: "That so hurt!").
But they needed MORE of it, in either dub and/or sub, to fully capture this trademark quirk of Suiseiseki that has made her infamous throughout the Internet.
I would say that this is the only flaw I could find with it, so I'll still give it 5 stars."