Rozen Maiden: Duellwalzer

ローゼンメイデン ドゥエルヴァルツァ

Rozen Maiden: Duellwalzer
TitleRozen Maiden: Duellwalzer
Original titleローゼンメイデン ドゥエルヴァルツァ
Publishers Taito Corporation
Relations
Alternative version
Rozen Maiden
Rozen Maiden: Wechseln Sie Welt ab
Prequel
Rozen Maiden: Gebetgarten
LinksWikipedia (en), Wikipedia (ja), Wikidata
Related anime[DB-ANN] Rozen Maiden (TV Series, 2004)
[DB-ANN] Rozen Maiden: Traumend (TV Series, 2005)
[DB-ANN] Rozen Maiden: Ouverture (TV Special, 2006)
[DB-ANN] Rozen Maiden (2013) (TV Series, 2013)

Description

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Protagonist

Sakurada Jun
Sakurada Jun桜田 ジュン 
Hair, Black, Curtained, Parted to Side, Short, Spiky
Eyes, Brown, Hazel, Tsurime
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Glasses, Hoodie, Trousers
Personality, Antisocial, Arrogant, Boku, Kind, Rude
Role, Full Brother, Hikikomori, Middle School Student, Younger Brother
Engages in, Visual Arts
Voiced bySanada Asami

Description

Jun is originally a junior high school student in the second year, but after cracking under the pressure during the accident of school festival, he lives a hermit's existence in his room and does not go to school anymore. He suffers from what is known as tōkō kyohi, or a refusal to go to school, as well as a hikikomori, the phenomenon of isolating oneself from society. He spends a lot of time in front of his computer, and has a hobby of ordering things from the Internet — mostly fake magical or occultic implements— and then returning them before he has to pay, for the thrill of receiving something ridiculously stupid.

When he comes into possession of Shinku and winds her up, he is unwittingly and unwillingly caught in the crossfire of the Alice Game — Shinku declares him to be her "servant" and demands that he obey her at all times. Jun is extremely skilled at crafts and at sewing. Although he is arrogant, and occasionally cold and rude, he cares for others but typically refuses to let his feelings show. He is especially friendly with Hinaichigo, and at times, blushes around Shinku, which portrays that he cares deeply for her.

<hidden by spoiler settings>Later on in the series Jun's personality changes, thanks to the Rozen Maidens who have taken up residence in the Sakurada home. No longer afraid of his classmates or of going out in public, he goes to the library frequently to catch up with his school studies and is more sociable and kind. He even becomes friends with Tomoe, Hinaichigo's former medium, as she helps him catch up with his studies.
Jun also helps Suiseiseki (after becoming her medium) try to convince the other Rozen Maidens that the Alice Game was a futile endeavor. He strongly believes that because Shinku and the other Rozen Maidens are sisters, they should not fight or keep secrets from one other.

Shinku states that when Jun sews, it is like watching magic. Jun is the only or one of the few people in the world who can bring a doll's 'soul' back, doing so in the first volume with an old doll. Jun is able to be the master of two dolls (Shinku and Suiseiseki) at once and have them take his energy in battle with little problem. This is unusual because most people have a hard time with just one doll taking their energy. The reason why he is able to do this is unknown and might have something to do with the fact he is similar to Rozen.

[Edited from Wikipedia.]

Main characters

Hinaichigo
Hinaichigo雛苺 
AliasesHina, ヒナ
Hair, Blond, Blunt Bangs, Ringlet, Short
Eyes, Green, Tareme
Body, Kid, Pale, Short, Slim
Clothes, Clothing with Ribbons, Dress, Lolita, Ribbon Hair Accessory, Traditional Bloomers
Personality, Immature, Made-up Words, Naive, Spoiled, Third Person, Word Repetition
Role, Living Doll, Magician
Voiced byNogawa Sakura

Description

Medium: Tomoe / Jun (Indirectly)
Artificial Spirit: Berrybell (ベリーベル)

The sixth doll, and the very embodiment of childishness. Although she can be ridiculously naïve and selfish, she has nothing but the best intentions for those that she cares about. Her disposition is also a mismatch for her power, which is a series of attacks based on strawberry vines, which she mostly uses to restrain opponents.

Hinaichigo's favorite foods are strawberry daifuku, and Nori's "Hanamaru Hamburger," which is a hamburger patty topped with a fried egg in the shape of a flower. She adores the puppet detective Kun Kun, though her fandom is not as avid as Shinku's. She also loves to draw, however rarely on paper (walls, model cars, floors, etc.). She usually ends her sentences in "na no" (meaning "that's why" or "because" in Japanese), complimentary to Kanaria's "kashira" (meaning "I wonder" or "maybe?"). She also says "uunyuu" out of curiosity.

[From Wikipedia.]

Kanaria
Kanaria金糸雀 
AliasesCanaria, Kana, カナ
Hair, Ahoge, Green, No Bangs, Parted to Side, Ringlet, Shoulder-length, Twin Tails
Eyes, Green, Tareme
Body, Kid, Pale, Short, Slim
Clothes, Clothing with Ribbons, Dress Shoes, Flower, High Heels, Lolita, Lolita Hairband, Pantalettes
Personality, Clumsy, Hetare, Strange, Stubborn, Third Person, Word Repetition
Role, Living Doll, Magician, Violinist
Engages in, Stalking
Voiced byShimura Yumi

Description

Medium: Mitsu
Artificial Spirit: Pizzicato (ピチカート)

The second Rozen Maiden doll, who is as adorable as she is eccentric. Not only does she constantly refer to herself in third person, but she also talks about taking her sisters' Rosen Mysticas, though she repeatedly fails in her attempts to do so. She fancies herself as quite the stealthy prowler, and makes a hobby of watching the exploits of her sisters, usually through binoculars. Kanaria's bright, somewhat arrogant disposition makes her the ideal subject for many of the comedic parts. Despite this, she is a competent opponent and attacks with a violin that can emit particularly destructive sound waves. Her personality mostly complements that of Hinaichigo, who eventually becomes her good friend and rival; they often debate on whose medium is "better", i.e. prettier.

Kanaria has the unusual habit of ending her sentences with "kashira" ("I wonder?" or "maybe?"), which is likened to Hinaichigo's penchant for ending sentences with "na no" (meaning "Because"), and Suiseiseki's "desu". Kanaria's favorite food is tamagoyaki, or Japanese thick omelet, which, more often than not, is snatched away from her by hungry birds before she can enjoy it.

[From Wikipedia.]

Kirakishou
Kirakishou雪華綺晶 
Hair, Ankle Length, Blond, Twin Tails, Wavy
Eyes, Amber, One-eyed, Tareme
Body, Kid, Pale, Short, Slim
Clothes, Hair Flower, Lolita, Mini-dress, Thigh-high Boots
Role, Living Doll, Magician
Voiced byChiba Chiemi

Description

Artificial Spirit: Rosary (ロザリオ)

The true seventh Rozen Maiden doll. Kirakishou's right eye is missing, she has a rose growing out of the empty eye socket, as described by Shinku: "Her left eye can see everything, but reflects nothing, while her right eye is an empty hole, with a white rose growing out of it."

[From Wikipedia.]

Shinku
Shinku真紅 
Hair, Ankle Length, Blond, Ringlet, Short, Twin Tails
Eyes, Blue, Tsurime
Body, Kid, Pale, Short, Slim
Clothes, Bonnet, Cloak, Dress, Dress Shoes, Flower, Gothic, Lolita, Ribbon Hair Tie, Ribbon Tie, Traditional Bloomers
Items, Walking Stick
Personality, Arrogant, Kind, Refined, Strict
Role, Living Doll, Magician
Engages in, Bullying, Dimensional Travel, Teasing
Voiced bySawashiro Miyuki

Description

Medium: Jun.
Artificial Spirit: Holly (ホーリエ).

The fifth Rozen Maiden doll and the first to appear in the series. Her name, in addition to its Japanese meaning, could be also a play on the Japanese pronunciation of the word "cinq" (French for "five"). She embodies the traditional Victorian aristocrat. She is extremely demanding and can seem unappreciative of others. Her favourite words are "tea", "servant" and "What?" She seems to enjoy lecturing, slapping, and generally abusing Jun, her medium, at every opportunity. She is perceived as rather angry, but it is a façade that she puts up to show that she feels that she is most deserving of becoming Alice. Shinku is also perceived as being cold, but she is actually very protective of, and cares deeply for, her sisters and for Jun. Shinku's presence at the Sakurada home has led to other Rozen Maidens appearing there. She hates cats because one almost swallowed her wind-up key in the past.

In combat, Shinku fights with rose petal-based attacks. The rose petals are extremely versatile; Shinku can direct them to spread out for wide-ranging attacks, or group them together to use as a shield. Her other weapon is a cane, which she skillfully wields like a sword. Shinku has other special powers, such as restoring broken objects, typically Jun's bedroom windows after Suigintou's bear/clown jumps in, and when Suiseiseki shows up, with a form of time-reversing magic. Shinku was the most powerful doll in Rozen Maiden series.

[From Wikipedia.]

Souseiseki
Souseiseki蒼星石 
Hair, Brown, Parted to Side, Short
Eyes, Green, Heterochromia, Red, Tsurime
Body, Kid, Pale, Reverse-trap, Short, Slim
Clothes, Gothic, Lolita, Ouji Style, Ribbon Tie, Top Hat, Trousers
Items, Scissors
Personality, Boku, Tomboy
Role, Living Doll, Magician, Twin Sister
Voiced byMorinaga Rika

Description

Artificial Spirit: Lempicka (レンピカ)

The fourth doll of the Rozen Maiden collection and Suiseiseki's twin, Souseiseki possesses a sharpness in her speech that is similar to Shinku's, attacks ruthlessly in combat, and does not tolerate sub-par actions. Her appearance is not only the most masculine of the dolls, but her speech is also noted to be of the masculine form, using the first person pronoun "boku" instead of gender neutral pronouns like "jibun" or "watashi." These all being stereotypical traits of a tomboy.

[From Wikipedia.]

Suigintou
Suigintou水銀燈 
Hair, Blunt Bangs, Grey, Waist Length+
Eyes, Red, Tsurime
Body, Kid, Pale, Short, Slim, Wings
Clothes, Clothing with Ribbons, Cross Design, Dress, Gothic, High Heels, Knee-high Socks, Lolita, Lolita Hairband, Pantalettes
Personality, Antisocial, Arrogant, Cold-hearted, Hotblooded, Selfish, Vindictive, Violent
Role, Antagonist, Living Doll, Lonely, Magician, Rival
Engages in, Sadism
Voiced byTanaka Rie

Description

Medium: Megu
Artificial Spirit: Meimei (メイメイ)

The first of the Rozen Maiden collection. Her desire to win the Alice Game is the strongest of all the dolls, and is primarily driven by her wish to gain the attention of their "Father", the fantastic dollmaker Rozen. Sadistic, spiteful, and arrogant (all due to her spectacular superiority complex), Suigintou has no inhibitions when it comes to the Alice Game. She will use any method available to her, regardless of how brutal it may be, to reach victory. Although she avoids socializing with all of her sister dolls, she has a particularly bitter hatred for Shinku.

<hidden by spoiler settings>However, when she meets her medium Megu, Suigintou's attitude begins to shift; and she feels connected to Megu. Suigintou later wants to collect the Rosa Mystica to heal Megu's heart ailment instead rather than just become Alice. However, Suigintou fails in this endeavor, when she discovers that she used up Megu's energy in order to fight her sisters.

Suigintou did not consciously make a contract with Megu; rather, Megu came upon Suigintou as she was reawakening. Suigintou's strong sense of independence and misanthropy blinded her to the perceived weakness of having a medium.


[From Wikipedia.]

Suiseiseki
Suiseiseki翠星石 
Hair, Ankle Length, Brown, Parted to Side, Ringlet, Twin Tails
Eyes, Green, Heterochromia, Red, Tsurime
Body, Kid, Pale, Short, Slim
Clothes, Bonnet, Dress, Gothic, Lolita, Ribbon Tie
Personality, Desu, Kind, Third Person, Tsundere, Word Repetition
Role, Living Doll, Magician, Twin Sister
Engages in, Gardening
Voiced byKuwatani Natsuko

Description

Medium: Jun
Artificial Spirit: Sui Dream (スィドリーム)

The third Rozen Maiden doll, and Souseiseki's older twin. She and Souseiseki are both referred to as "gardeners" for their ability to communicate and tend not only to regular plants, but also to the "soul trees" of humans.
Despite her attitude towards Jun, Suiseiseki does care a great deal for him, and her attempts to cover that up usually manifest in the form of more insults. In fact, she cares deeply for everyone in her life, even if she does not show it outwardly. Suiseiseki stands out among the dolls in that she values her sisters' love more than the goal of becoming Alice. She is one of the few dolls who opposes the Alice Game, and has no intentions of becoming Alice if it means taking her fellow sisters' Rosa Mystica. Suiseiseki and Jun attempt, without much success, to convince the other Rozen Maidens that the Alice Game is a meaningless endeavour.

[From Wikipedia.]