Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre (special)

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[ prequel of Rozen Maiden (TV) ]

Alternative title:
Rozen Maiden: Introduction
ローゼンメイデン・オーベルテューレ (Japanese)
薔薇少女 序曲 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: drama, magic
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Set during the second season, the story between Shinku and Suigintou is told by Souseiseki when Jun buys Shinku a brooch. The first OVA starts with the creation of Sugintou, Rozen's first doll, which he abandons and moves on to create the rest of the Rozen dolls, ignoring Sugintou's cries for help.
User Ratings: 861 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 92 votes (sub:73, dub:8, raw:4, others:7
6 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
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 Excellent: 178 votes (sub:152, dub:12, raw:3, others:11
7 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
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 Very good: 274 votes (sub:233, dub:19, ?:4, raw:1, others:17
6 Spanish subtitled
2 Italian subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 German subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Finnish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Korean subtitled
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 Good: 212 votes (sub:182, dub:12, raw:3, ?:2, others:13
8 Spanish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
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 Decent: 70 votes (sub:58, dub:8, raw:1, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
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 So-so: 15 votes (sub:12, dub:3)
 Not really good: 11 votes (sub:11)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 1479 users, rank: #728 (of 5997)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.849 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.3735, rank: #690 (of 5992)
Weighted mean: 7.750 (Very good−), rank: #717 (of 5992) (seen all: 7.75 / seen some: 7.66)
Bayesian estimate: 7.747 (Very good−), rank: #524 (of 4546)
Running time: 24 minutes
Episode titles: We have 2
Vintage: 2006-12-22 to 2006-12-23
Release dates: We have 2
Opening Theme:
"Bara Goku Otome" (薔薇獄乙女; "Rose Jail Maiden") by ALI PROJECT
Ending Theme:
"Utsusemi no Kage" (空蝉ノ影) by kukui
Trivia: We have 2
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DVD (Region 1)
    Rozen Maiden - Complete Collection (DVD) 2011-12-06 (from $28.68)
    Rozen Maiden: Ouverture (DVD) 2011-12-06 (from $17.96)
DVD (Region 2)
    Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre (DVD) 2012-11-05

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kou Matsuo
Series Composition: Jukki Hanada
Storyboard:
Kou Matsuo
Mitsue (ep 1)
Mitsue Yamazaki (ep 1)
Original creator: Peach-Pit
Character Design: Kumi Ishii
Art Director: Chikako Shibata
Animation Director:
Kumi Ishii (OP)
Masafumi Tamura (ep 1)
Satonobu Kikuchi (ep 2)
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Director of Photography: Yuko Orikasa
Assistant Animation Director:
Kenji Oda (ep 2)
Masafumi Tamura (ep 2)
Reiko Nozaki (ep 2)
Assistant producer: Junichiro Tanaka
CG Design: Miki Hashimoto
Color Inspection: Hiroko Umezaki
Digital Special Effects:
Ayumi Arabata
Kumiko Taniguchi
Editing: Mutsumi Takemiya
In-Between Check: Akiko Fujimoto
Music producer: Shunji Inoue
Online Editing Manager: Masaaki Okamoto
Planning Collaboration:
Akane Suzuki
Yoshimi Nakashima
Production Desk: Mitsue Yamazaki
Production manager: Hitomi Ogawa
Recording Assistant: Megumi Igarashi
Sound Production Manager: Yoshimi Sugiyama
Theme Song Arrangement:
Mikiya Katakura (OP)
Myu (ED)
Theme Song Composition:
Mikiya Katakura (OP)
Myu (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Ali Project (OP)
Kukui (ED)
Asami Sanada as Jun Sakurada
Miyuki Sawashiro as Shinku
Rie Tanaka as Suigintou

Asami Sanada as Sarah
Masayo Kurata as Tomoe Kashiwaba
Natsuko Kuwatani as Suiseiseki
Noriko Rikimaru as Nori Sakurada
Rika Morinaga as Souseiseki
Sakura Nogawa as Hinaichigo
Saori Goto as Barasuishou
Yumi Shimura as Kanaria

Daisuke Ono as Enju
Kousuke Kobayashi as Man(ep 1)
Kyousei Tsukui as Detective Kun-kun
Masayuki Omoro as Sarah's father
Shiho Kawaragi as Megu
Yukiko Mizuochi as Sarah's mother
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Nomad
Background Art: Studio Kanon
Broadcaster:
BS-i
TBS
Digital Composite: Studio Cosmos
In-Between Animation: Kyung Kang ANIA
Music Production: Mellow Head
Offline Editing: Studio Gong
Recording Studio: Studio Gong
Sound Production: Gakuonsha
Video Editing: Q Tech
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Wendee Lee
ADR Script: Wendee Lee
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi
John Ledford
Assistant producer: Mio Moroe
Casting Director: Kaeko Sakamoto
Co-Producer: Mami Okada
Dialogue Editing: Justin Kohler
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes
DVD Menu Design: Larry Koteff
Engineering Assistant:
Austin Shannon
Jun Umeda
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
Production Coordination: Victor Sgroi
Re-Recording Mixing: Oscar Garcia
Sound Supervision: Patrick Rodman
Spotting: Emily Nicolas
Subtitle Formatting: Dwayne Jones
Subtitling: Clark Cheng
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch
Karen Strassman as Suigintou
Mela Lee as Shinku
Mona Marshall as Jun Sakurada

Cristina Valenzuela as Kanaria
Dorothy Elias-Fahn as Tomoe Kashiwaba
Julie Ann Taylor as Souseiseki
Minx Lee as Nori Sakurada
Rebecca Forstadt as Suiseiseki
Sherry Lynn as Hinaichigo
Tara Platt as Barasuishou

J.C. Miller as Enju
Keith Silverstein as
LaPlace's Demon
Sara's father
Shirosaki
Victor Sgroi as Man
English companies
ADR Production: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment
MVM
Section23 Films (US & Canada)
DVD Production: Seraphim Digital
Internet Streamng: The Anime Network
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks
French cast
French staff
Directeur de Plateau: Julie Basecqz
Esther Aflalo as Shinku

Beatrice Wegnez as Hinaichigo
Cathy Boquet as Suiseiseki
Claire Tefnin as Suigintou
Patrick Brüll as Enju
Véronique Fyon as Nori

Alexandra Correa as Sarah
Géraldine Frippiat as Suigintou
Michel Hinderickx as Pere de Sarah
Nathalie Hons as Mére de Sarah
Sophie Landresse as Suiseiseki(2eme)
French companies
Distributor: Kaze
Dubbing: Mirroring
Dutch staff
Dutch cast
Translation: Niels Viveen
(none)
Dutch companies
Distributor: Kaze Animation S.A. (Dutch)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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