New Rozen Maiden Anime Reunites Cast, Brings in Studio DEEN

posted on by Egan Loo
Sankarea's Hatakeyama helms show with Fancy Lala writer Mochizuki, Ali Project opening

This year's combined 21st/22nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine is revealing the cast, staff, and character designs for the new Rozen Maiden television anime on Thursday. The cast members from the previous anime projects are reprising their roles with two new additions, Chiemi Chiba and Ryota Ohsaka.

From left to right in the image above, the cast are:

  • Chiemi Chiba as Seventh Doll Kirakishou/Schnee Kristall
  • Sakura Nogawa as Sixth Doll Hinaichigo 
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Fifth Doll Shinku
  • Rie Tanaka as First Doll Suigintou
  • Yumi Shimura as Second Doll Kanaria 
  • Natsuko Kuwatani as Third Doll Suiseiseki 
  • Rika Morinaga as Fourth Doll Souseiseki

Not pictured are:

  • Ryota Ohsaka as Jun Sakurada
  • Asami Sanada as Jun Sakurada (in middle school)

Mamoru Hatakeyama (Sankarea) is directing the new anime at Studio Deen. Tomomi Mochizuki (House of Five Leaves, Fancy Lala) is writing and supervising the series scripts, while Kyuta Sakai (Sankarea, Steins;Gate, When They Cry - Higurashi) is serving as character designer and chief animation director. Shinkichi Mitsumune is returning from the previous Rozen Maiden anime projects to score the music, and Ali Project is again performing the opening theme song.

The new adaptation of Peach-Pit's manga will premiere this July on the TBS and BS-TBS television stations.

Peach-Pit launched the original manga in Gentosha's Monthly Comic Birz magazine in 2002 before switching to Young Jump in 2008. It inspired two 12-episode television anime adaptations (Rozen Maiden and Rozen Maiden: Träumend), the two-episode prequel Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre in 2006, and the short special Rozen Maiden: Detective Kun-Kun.

Geneon Entertainment licensed the original series and Rozen Maiden: Traumend for release in North America in 2007. Funimation Entertainment then signed a deal with Geneon Entertainment in 2008 to distribute both Rozen Maiden and Rozen Maiden: Traumend in 2008. Sentai Filmworks picked up and released Rozen Maiden, Rozen Maiden: Traumend, and Rozen Maiden: Ouverture in 2011.

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