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Rozen Maiden Season 1 Collection
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Anyway, I am impressed with the shipping. When I purchased this item, it was said that it will SHIP on the 14th of MAY and should arrive around the 24th. Well, guess what? Amazon moved it earlier and shipped the next day I purchased it and the expected delivery date became what used to be the ship date. To add all that it came 3 days early. Instead of getting this item on the 14th, I got it on the 11th (today). I'm really satisfied as far as the shipping goes as well as the packaging.
THIS IS THE COMPLETE SERIES. That means it includes Seasons 1 and 2, as well as the Overtures.
On the surface, this anime sounds like one that would involve a lot of battles and would mainly delve into combat. The dolls do fight, mainly with one of their number specifically, but seldom do the fights really push The Alice Game. Mainly you deal with the boy, his growing connection to a group of Rozen Maidens and his fear of the world and the concern his sister has for him.
At first, our main character and his Rozen Maiden have issues with one another, but they grow closer with the passage of time. Other Maidens are introduced through a series of episodes, and some bring specialized tools or gifts that allow us to delve more deeply into the main boy's psyche. This helps explain what transpired and it also does something different with a storyline in an anime and I enjoyed that.
This is not to say the show is all seriousness with fighting on the side. Many of the episodes are dedicated to humor. Even in the serious ones, pieces are reserved for humor.Read more ›
Has the dubbed and the subbed versions, not a fan of the dubbed but for those who don't feel like reading, this is very convenient. =]
The colors are rich, the characters amusing, the imagery quaint, and the music stirring.
I originally watched Rozen Maiden online, and was thrilled with this DVD collection. One may watch in English or Japanese, and there are also subtitles for both languages. The English voice-overs have been left as they can be found online. This set includes the entire first season, second season, and overture.
As I was watching the DVD my younger brothers meandered in, and after a few days I could not watch an episode without them huffing at me for starting it without them. Yes. Teenage boys.
The tale does end "unresolved", but not in a way that leaves the watcher feeling unsatisfied.
On the whole, this collection of Rozen Maiden merits five stars from me AND my teenage brothers.
It does not include "Rozen Maiden: Zuruckspulen".
In some episodes, there is something wrong with the picture at the right side. The voices are pitched a little bit to high for my ears. This production comes in standard 4:3, not wide.
The discs are Region 1 only, although the cover does not indicate it. (Please keep in mind: Region Codes do not have any other value other than being a nuisance to the customer.)
It is rated TV-14. In my personal opinion it wouldn't be harmful for a slighly younger audience. However, I prefer Animes, where there are multiple levels of storytelling. Here we have the short stories, each episode tells, the long story-arch around the Alice Game and the interaction between the characters, leading to the question: why am I born and some ethical discussions. Well, you may have to look for it and I would have prefered more on that level instead of fighing. As an adult you may see a different story than your teenager, but that actually makes it familiy compatible.
However, don't expect too much from it. It is worth watching it. Not a Hayao Miyazaki masterpiece but also a lot more than the average bulk Anime. Did I enjoy it? Yes! Would I buy it again? yes!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Exactly what was in the description and good price. Anime is really good if you like dolls, Victorian style and gothic themes ^^Published 16 months ago by Chloe Shaddix
Bought when looking for another anime. I eatched it and I loved it.Published 18 months ago by Raven
love this anime so i love this box set. has alot of episodes and special features you can't watch online for free so this is a great buy.Published 22 months ago by viperfan1
Great book, daughter loves it, binding a little less durable than usualPublished on July 19, 2014 by Nancy Sherer