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 
Themes: dolls , gothic lolita , living dolls 
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: 863 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 92 votes (sub:73, dub:8, raw:4, others:7
6 Spanish subtitled
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 Excellent: 178 votes (sub:152, dub:12, raw:3, others:11
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 Very good: 275 votes (sub:234, dub:19, ?:4, raw:1, others:17
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1 Finnish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Korean subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Good: 212 votes (sub:182, dub:12, raw:3, ?:2, others:13
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1 Korean subtitled
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 Decent: 71 votes (sub:58, dub:8, raw:1, others:4
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Seen in part or in whole by 1484 users, rank: #731 (of 6020)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.847 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.3734, rank: #691 (of 6014)
Weighted mean: 7.747 (Very good−), rank: #712 (of 6014) (seen all: 7.75 / seen some: 7.66)
Bayesian estimate: 7.744 (Very good−), rank: #527 (of 4525)
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 $16.21)
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 
2nd Key Animation:
Kenji Oda 
Reiko Nozaki 
Reiko Sato 
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 
Color setting:
Hiroko Umezaki 
Madoka Katsunuma 
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 
Digital Paint:
Kyung Kang ANIA 
Studio Eru 
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 
Thierry Janssen as Jun 

Beatrice Wegnez as Hinaichigo 
Cathy Boquet as Suiseiseki 
Claire Tefnin as Suigintou 
Coralie Vanderlinden as Kanaria 
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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