The Best Episodes of Rozen Maiden

Rose Maiden - Fräulein Rose

#1 - Rose Maiden - Fräulein Rose 8.53

Season 1 - Episode 1

The series starts off with a lovely tea party with a little girl and her father at the center of attention. When one of her dolls moves on a moonlit night, the little girl enclosed it in the suitcase. Fast forward to Japan in recent times. Sakurada Nori, a clumsy but kind-hearted girl, is rushing home to make meals for her brother, Jun. He has been avoiding attending school and is a virtual recluse because of his complex. Jun is hooked on mail-order goods (usually some strange occult stuff)and then using the return rule at the last moment. Soon after Jun-kun choose the 'wind it' option on a mail order form, he trips over a suitcase in his room. He open it up to discover an exquisite doll and winds it up. He is aghast when the doll comes to life and gives him a slap for touching her without permission. She then inform him that she is the fifth doll of the Rozen Maidens, named Shinku. When black feathers drifted into the room, it marks the arrival of a clown doll who wants to kill Jun. T

Directors: Kou Matsuo
Destiny - Schicksal

#2 - Destiny - Schicksal 8.50

Season 1 - Episode 11

Suigintou distracts Shinku with her minons while she send Jun into his dreamworld to prevent him from interfering. Suigintou mentions flippantly that humans tends to break when they can no longer tell the difference between dreams and reality (the ending she meant for Jun). She is angered when Shinku keeps calling her a piece of junk and they engaged in a fierce battle. Shinku can't get away to save Jun and prays that he's not fooled by his dreams. Shinku loses her concentration when Jun is unable to face his fears in his dream. In his dream world, Jun is near breaking point when he is seemingly rejected by everyone, even Nori. Suiseseki and Souseseki wanted to enter Nori's dreamworld to save them, now that they no longer have Renpika and Amethyst Dream to help them open the door. Suigintou captures Shinku and forces her to give up her rosa mystique to save Jun. Hinaichigo comes along in time to provide a distraction and Shinku takes the chance to enter Jun's dreamworld. Suiseseki and

Directors: Kiyoshi Matsuda
Souseiseki -Lapisalazuri Stern

#3 - Souseiseki -Lapisalazuri Stern 8.43

Season 1 - Episode 8

This episode opens with Souseiseki floating around a white empty space as if looking for something. She leaves after being summoned by her master (aka her medium). Turns out that Souseiseki and Suiseiseki is intially bound to an old man who looks upon Souseiseki as a replacement for his dead son 'Kadzuki'. Unable to take blow of their son's death, the old man's wife had been in a coma for a while. Souseiseki is trying to bring back her soul by searching her dreamworld (the white empty space) but has no success so far. Suiseiseki wanted to leave their master as he's becoming weirder by the day and taking his 'replacement complex' overboard. But Souseiseki refused to leave out of a sense of duty and so Suiseiseki stormed off in a fit to anger to look for Shinku. All the Rozens Maidens scattered in laughter when Jun chase after them for mangling his toy bus. When Hinaichigo and Suiseiseki hides in the storeman, the enchanted mirror shows what has transpired betwen Suiseiseki and her twin.

Directors: Hazuki Mizumoto
Cage- Die Gefangnis

#4 - Cage- Die Gefangnis 8.40

Season 1 - Episode 9

Suiseiseki is alarmed as Souseiseki seldoms open the door to dreams. Shinku surmises she must have been tricked. Suiseiseki is heartened when the gang votes to follow her to recuse Souseiseki. They enter into the master's dreamworld to look for Souseiseki and encounters Suigintou. Having possessed Souseisek's Renpika (shears), Suigintou wants Souseiseki's Amethyst Dream (watering can) as well. When the dream door disappears, Souseiseki knows that the master intends to lock all of them in his dream. Shinku askes Jun to leave with the twins while Hinaichigo and herself stays behind to deal with Suigintou. The twins bought Jun to a mighty tree that connects everyone's dreams in the world and whose branches allow them to travel between dreams. They enter into the dreamworld of the master's wife and to their suprise, sees Kadzuki. The master's wife refused to leave her dreamworld because of Kadzuki's presence and because both of them can live in a safe world without the pain of reality. Thi

Directors: Kenichi Kawamura
Enju - Enju

#5 - Enju - Enju 8.40

Season 2 - Episode 2

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.

Directors: Toshimasa Suzuki
Suigintou - Mercury Lamp

#6 - Suigintou - Mercury Lamp 8.38

Season 1 - Episode 3

Hinaichigo makes a din waking up every morning which pisses off Jun. Jun does not like Hinaichigo as he find kids irritating. In turn, Hinaichigo did not adjust well to life in the Sakurada household. When she unwittingly bought up the subject of school, she gets shouted at by Jun and whose rantings escalated when Hinaichigo draws on the floor. At school, Nori keep thinking about the drawing Hinaichigo makes of her favourite food but which she can't figure out what it is. Jun chanced upon the drawing and had an idea what it represents. He overcomes his phobia to make a trip out to get it after Hinaichigo's teary outburst on her loneliness in the Sakurada household, unlike before when Tomoe has known her every needs and whims. While both Nori and Jun is out, Shinku and Hinaichigo is trapped in the house with the appearance of Suigintou (the 'evil' Rozen Maiden) who disappears after warning Shinku of the things to come. She's also responsible for sending the clown doll to kill Jun. While

Directors: Takeshi Yoshimoto
Stairs - Die Treppe

#7 - Stairs - Die Treppe 8.33

Season 1 - Episode 5

Nora did not realise that a classmate is trying to confess to her and rushes off to home after her club practice. Shinku, Jun and gang is hooked on a doll detective show with the lead being a doll called KunKun. While they're engrossed in the show, Hinaichigo's strawberry is stolen by Suiseiseki. Hinaichigo is angry when Nori believes Suiseiseki's claim that HInaichigo finished her own strawberry and is so selfish as to covert Suiseiseki's as well. All riled up, Hinaichigo decides to go on a strike on the second floor with Jun as her ally. Their antics caused Suiseiseki to launch an offensive from the first floor. Tricked by Jun/Hinaichigo, Suiseiseki finally admitted she's the culprit. Nearing to dinnertime, Suiseiseki tries to tempt Jun/Hinaichigo into surrendering by emptying the fridge's contents and eating the goodies in front of them. To get Shinku on their side, Jun comes up with a plan to use a KunKun doll to lure Shinku in. However, he didn't expect Hinaichigo to lurch forward

Directors: Tomoki Kobayashi
Hinaichigo - Kleine Beere

#8 - Hinaichigo - Kleine Beere 8.23

Season 1 - Episode 2

Nori is delighted with Shinku and dotes on her. Jun is amazed when Shinku uses magic to repair the broken window in which the clown doll had crashed through. Shinku is especially partial to having tea but is embarassed when she identified the washroom as the perfect place to have her tea. When Nori's classmate, Tomoe, came by to pass her some notes, Shinku watches her in interest. It turns out that Tomoe also owns a Rozen Maiden 'Hinaichigo' who's an extremely insecure little kid, having being lied to and sealed for a long time by her previous owner. In an effort to keep her by her side forever, Hinaichigo forcefully brings Tomoe to her alternate world. After seeing Tomoe, Jun is reminded of his former school life and wallows in depression. When the rosa mystique heats up, Jun knows that Shinku is fighting another doll. Shinku enters Hinaichigo's alternate world to take her on. When Tomoe gets hurt in the battle, Hinaichigo is reminded of all the happy times they shared and decides to

Directors: Takeo Takahashi
Shinku - Reiner Rubin

#9 - Shinku - Reiner Rubin 8.20

Season 1 - Episode 12

Jun carries Shinku off while the rest of the dolls fight Suigintou. Shinku breaks down upon the loss of her arm. She feels that she has become defective in the face of the dolls' constant strive for perfection and is no longer worthy to become Alice. It's Jun's turn to talk some sense into Shinku and he pledges to protect her. The dolls are beaten to a pulp and Suigintou moves to attack Jun using his fears. When Jun sees Shinku's broken limb, he refuses to lose to his fears and invokes the power to dispel Suigintou's attack. Shinku's arm reattaches itself and she faces off with Suigintou in a last conclusive battle. Suigintou is defeated and it's revealed that she's an unfinished/defective product but managed to get this far without a medium just by her determination and love for 'father' alone. She's powered by her desire to gain acceptance and wants to prove to everyone that she's a complete doll. Nori stops Suiseseki and Souseseki from trimming around Jun's tree, saying that Jun nee

Directors: Kou Matsuo
Tears - Tränen

#10 - Tears - Tränen 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 6

An episode of KunKun detective show is set in a ghost house and all the Rozen Maidens are scared stiff of being alone. Up in the room, Shinku and Jun shares a tender moment when Jun observes that Shinku looks more like a human than a doll but it ended with Jun getting another hair-slap. Shinku tries to get through to Jun's lost heart but to no avail. While Hinaichigo and Suiseiseki was watching TV in the living room, they're lured to the storeroom by a sound. Upon hearing a scream, Jun and Shinku rushed down to see an unconcisous Suiseiseki and Suigintou capturing Hinaichigo so as to challenge Shinku to an Alice game. Shinku mobilizes some of Jun's stuffed dolls as knights and together with Jun and Suiseiseki, enters into Suigintou's dreamworld to retreive Hinaichigo. A fierce battle ensued and one of the knight dolls broke to pieces in trying to protect Shinku. When Suigintou got Shinku in a stranglehold where her life is threatened, Jun has flashbacks of his times with Shinku and rac

Directors: Takeo Takahashi
Suiseiseki - Jade Stern

#11 - Suiseiseki - Jade Stern 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 4

One night while Shinku and Hinaichigo was in a tassle over a KunKun stuff toy, a suitcase crashes through the window of Jun's room to reveal another Rozen Maiden 'Suiseiseki'. Suiseiseki came to look for Shinku who's like a big sister of sorts and she hated humans. She dislikes Jun as well and tries to draw a line btw them. However, she gets along better with Nori who's of a gentler nature. By Shinku's request, Suiseiseki uses her power to bring Jun into his inner dreamworld which is dark, gloomy and neglected - reflecting his heart. Jun is afraid to confront his fears and runs away. The four of them (Jun, Shinku, Suiseiseki & Hinaichigo) arrives at a green forest within which a tree representing Jun's heart is located. Feeling sorry for the tree, Suiseiseki tries to help by watering the small and crooked tree. Jun learns that he has to bring them home to reality since it's his dreamworld after all. When he catches hold of Suiseiseki when she's about to slip off his flying form, Suisei

Directors: Nanako Shimazaki
Rose Crystal - Rozenkristall

#12 - Rose Crystal - Rozenkristall 7.83

Season 2 - Episode 1

Jun has overcome his past and must now make up all his schoolwork before he can actually go back. Suiseiseki and Souseiseki barge into the Sakurada residence as usual, the dolls play with each other, and everything is back to normal. However, Shinku starts to face deep nightmares about Suigintou. Barasuishou, the fraud of the seventh doll of the Rozen Maiden, is introduced.

Directors: Kou Matsuo
Separation - Abschied

#13 - Separation - Abschied 7.67

Season 1 - Episode 10

Suigintou enters into Shinku's dream to get her to wager her Rosa Mystique in a final Alice game to end it all. Shinku agrees. Suiseseki comes for a visit. Nori's classmate appears again in front of her house to confess but got knocked out by Souseseki's flying suitcase (poor guy). Nori requests for their help in practicing for her school play 'Snow White'. Nori is the narrator, Souseseki/Hinaichigo as the dwarfs, Suiseseki as the evil crone, while Shinku makes for a very chilly Snow White. Suiseseki totally relishes her role as the evil stepmother and gave Snow White a poisoned apple. Jun, as the prince, is required to give Shinku a kiss and he gets all flustered. Jun blushes when he chanced upon the Rozen Maidens in their undergarments as Nori washes their laundry. Nori and Shinku enjoys a reflective moment together and the latter tries to teach Nori to see things differently. Shinku lounges around in Jun's shirt when she takes off her dress for Jun to sew her cuffs. Jun can't help b

Directors: Masahiko Ohta
Dream - Träume

#14 - Dream - Träume 7.63

Season 1 - Episode 7

Morning dawns and Shinku still won't wake from her deep slumber, Nori's classmate visits her house to make another confession attempt by way of a hockey stick as a gift but gets mistaken by Nori as a door-to-door salesman (*snickers*). Jun can't seems to wake Shinku no matter what he does. Since Rozen Maidens react when their medium is in danger, Suiseiseki (*evil smirks*) has an idea to wake Shinku up by causing some bodily harm to Jun but still failed to elict any responses. Jun becomes dispirited when Shinku didn't even respond to her beloved KunKun doll. Suiseiseki explains that the Rozen Maidens dream when they fall into a deep sleep. It's an eternal sleep that doesn't allow death and is emotionally exhausting as the doll is forced to relive moments in their lives since birth, whether happiness, anticipation, despair or pain. Jun surfs the net for more info and races out of the house upon obtaining a clue. Meanwhile, Hinaichigo gave a yawn and suddenly... The book Jun is look

Directors: Takeshi Yoshimoto