Sentai Filmworks Licenses Rozen Maiden Anime, Sequel, OVA
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that it licensed the 12-episode Rozen Maiden anime series, the 12-episode sequel series Rozen Maiden: Traumend, and the two-episode OVA Rozen Maiden: Ouverture.
Funimation Entertainment then signed a deal with Geneon Entertainment in 2008 to distribute both Rozen Maiden and Rozen Maiden: Traumend in 2008. Rozen Maiden: Ouverture has not been released in North America before.
Sentai Filmworks will stream the series on "multiple digital outlets," and will release all three shows in a complete collection on DVD by Christmas. Sentai Filmworks will release Rozen Maiden: Ouverture OVA as a stand-alone DVD as well, featuring an English dub by BangZoom! Entertainment.
Peach-Pit's original Rozen Maiden manga, which has been running since 2003, ended its run in Monthly Comic Birz in 2007, then restarted in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine in 2008. Tokyopop released the manga in North America until it closed its North American division earlier this year.
Update: Background info added.
Image © Peach-Pit, Nomad, Rozen Maiden Production Committee
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