Rozen Maiden (2013) — First Impressions

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I loved the original series, but… what were they thinking with this? I don’t see how anyone who doesn’t already know the story could have possibly followed what was going on. I could barely follow it myself. And they completely ignored Jun’s growth, which was the most important thing in the original. He’s just sitting there chillaxing the entire time.

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It does look pretty though.

I guess in the future episode this is going to be an alternate story where Jun decides not to wind up Shinku. The whole thing strikes me as crazy. Why would anyone want to do that? I’ll stick with this to see how it goes, but right now I’m just very confused.

6 thoughts on “Rozen Maiden (2013) — First Impressions

  1. Agreed with all of above. Out of curiosity… Have you read the first manga. Because that was the version this episode recapped. And the second episode was much better… Although it may be too slow for your tastes.

    1. I’ve read the first volume of the manga but that’s it. So no. Still need to watch the second episode.

  2. This is easily the most gorgeous show this season, and one of the best looking in recent memory. Can somebody tell me the likelihood of me being disappointed by the plot? For that matter, is this a direct remake of the original series or a retelling?

    1. From what I gather it’s a retelling, totally different, but I still haven’t watched the second episode so this is only what I’ve heard through the grapevine.

  3. Three episodes in I pretty much like this. Ep 1 was just a recap I would say. Pretty useless for someone who’s new to the series. But the later episodes are nice (Jun without the personal growth you mention) and it looks pretty good. I hope the funny parts (Suiseiseki!) come back with the dolls!

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