New Rozen Maiden Anime's 1st Promo Streamed (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
7th doll introduced with the others in July anime of Peach-Pit manga

The official website for the new Rozen Maiden television anime updated with the first promotional video and a key visual on Friday.

The video introduces the dolls at the center of the story and their voice cast:

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

Ryota Ohsaka plays Jun Sakurada, while Asami Sanada reprise her role as Jun Sakurada in middle school.

The website also presented more information and images of the Blu-ray Boxes for the previous Rozen Maiden anime projects. The first box will ship on May 24 with all 12 episodes of the first television series, packaging illustrated by Peach-Pit, audio commentaries by Sawashiro and Sanada for episode 1, a 12-page booklet, and clean opening and ending animation sequences. The first copies will include Graphig papercraft dolls of Shinku and Suigintou.

The second box will contain similar contents for the Rozen Maiden: Träumend television anime and Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre video anime on June 28. Instead of Graphig dolls, it will have an acryllic holder with three dress-up cards.

Mamoru Hatakeyama (Sankarea) is directing the new anime at Studio Deen. Tomomi Mochizuki (House of Five Leaves, Fancy Lala) is writing, supervising the series scripts, and directing the sound. 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 under the Lantis label, 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.

Update: Replaced video with official video from Pony Canyon. Thanks to Vito Plahuta for the tip.

[Via NicoTubeAnime]

Image © Peach-Pit, Shueisha/Rozen Maiden Production Committee

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