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Characters: Rozen Maiden
Characters that have appeared in the Rozen Maiden anime, manga and drama CDs. Basically dolls fighting a game of There Can Be Only One for the ultimate prize of becoming the perfect girl, Alice.

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    The Protagonists 

Shinku

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (JP), Yui Horie (JP - drama CD), Mela Lee (EN)

The fifth doll of the dolls, and The Protagonist of the series. She is restrained, noble and sometimes demanding, but is nevertheless a good-hearted doll who simply does what she feels needs to be done. She fights with rose's petals and her artificial spirit is Holly.

Jun Sakurada

Voiced by: Asami Sanada (JP - Young), Sanae Kobayashi (JP - drama CD), Mona Marshall (EN)

Basically the other main character of the series, being the guy who actually kicks off the plot by winding up Shinku. In short, he is a reclusive loser who has a fear of school after a traumatic event that turned him in his class's laughing stock.

    The Rozen Maidens 

Suigintou

Voiced by: Rie Tanaka (JP), Mamiko Noto (JP - drama CD), Karen Strassman (EN)

The first doll of the Rozen Maidens, she served as the antagonist in the first season. Of all the dolls, she's the one who wants to become Alice the most to please Rozen and prove she does deserve being the perfect girl. Despise not having a medium until the end of the s1 anime and manga, she's very powerful. Her artificial spirit is Mei-Mei.

Kanaria

Voiced by: Yumi Shimura (JP), Cristina Valenzuela (EN)

The second Rozen Maiden doll, Kanaria makes her appearance only later in the series. Her medium is named Mitsu (but everyone calls her Micchan), who is a maniac doll collector, and her artificial spirit is named Pizzicato. Kanaria considers herself to be the smartest Maiden and often boasts about it, but her plans almost always fail in hilarious ways. Personality-wise, she is similar to Hinaichigo and like her and Suiseiseki, Kanaria has a Verbal Tic: "Kashira" (Feminine version of "I wonder?" adaptated to "Maybe" in the official English release of the manga). However, Kanaria is competent in battle, using the sonic waves of her violin to fight.

Suiseiseki

Voiced by: Natsuko Kuwatani (JP), Nana Mizuki (JP - drama CD), Rebecca Forstadt (EN)

Also known simply by her Verbal Tic, desu, Suiseiseki is the third doll of the Rozen Maidens. She is haughty, naughty and mischievous, but also loving, caring and protective of her sisters. Her weapon is her watering can and her artifical spirit is named Sui Dream.
  • All-Loving Hero
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Before Souseiseki was brought Back from the Dead.
  • Dream Weaver: While all dolls are capable of entering people's dreams, this is her specialty. She's the one mainly responsible for helping Jun sort out his subconscious self.
  • Evil Laugh: "HI HI HI HI! I found you, desu!"
  • Green Thumb: Aside using plants to fight, she can make people's heart trees grow with the water of her watering can.
  • Hates Being Alone: Believe it or not, Suiseiseki's mayor fear is being without her sisters, specially Souseiseki. Shinku even said that Suiseiseki is the one most scared of loneliness.
  • The Heart: She's the first one to try and convince the other dolls that the whole Alice Game is a worthless endeavour.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the anime, she tries to take on Barasuishou herself to give Kanaria a chance to escape. Sadly, this turns into a Senseless Sacrifice when Kanaria decides to keep on fighting. They both end up dead because of it. The manga has another one, more successful one in which she sacrifices her own Roza Mystica to revive Souseiseki fully and banish Kirakishou from her body. She gets better in both of these cases, however...
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Downplayed. In her introductory episodes, she's scared of humans and refuses to give her ring to one. She mades a contract with Jun out of necessity.
  • Imagine Spot: In Tale chapter 36, she has one of those after reading a shoujo manga... so we get to see Suiseiseki wearing a school uniform receiving a love confession from a boy (who strangely looks like Jun).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Knight Templar Big Sister: Though she loves all her sisters dearly, Souseiseki's well being will always be her priority going as far of defending Kirakishou of Shinku and Suigintou because of Souseiseki's body being in the line. This is however justified in that she was merely trying to buy time in order to get the Unwound Jun to make a contract with Souseiseki's ring in order to forcefully eject Kirakishou from her body.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: She doesn't like fighting, and in fact wants no part of the Alice Game, but push her hard enough (or worse, threaten Souseiseki)...
  • Little Girls Kick Shins
  • The McCoy: She refuses to fight the Alice Game because she cares too much about her sisters.
  • Meaningful Name: Jade Star.
  • Plucky Girl: She is even willing to go through hell and back for her sisters.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: With Souseiseki.
  • The Prankster: Loves putting pranks to Jun and Hinaichigo.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Granted, she IS a doll, but her hair still reaches the floor!
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Souseiseki's Blue.
  • Regal Ringlets
  • Screwy Squirrel: She loves to pull pranks on Hinaichigo and sometimes Jun if she gets the chance, even if she often gets herself into trouble because of it.
  • Shared Unusual Trait: Her right eye is red, while her left eye is green. Souseiseki has the same eye colors but reversed.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: She felt sad for the twin doll sisters Judica and Madulia, because after Judica grow bigger because of the "Drink Me potion", they can't return to be one again. Just like Suiseiseki herself and Souseiseki.
  • Technical Pacifist: She certainly isn't afraid of dishing out violence should the need arise, but given her rather vocal opposition to the Alice Game, she merely does it to protect her sisters and never with the intention of actually killing anyone.
  • Theme Twin Naming: She and Souseiseki are named after gems.
  • Tiny Tyrannical Girl
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Souseiseki's Tomboy.
  • The Trickster
  • Tsundere: Despite her bad attitude towards Jun, she still has a hidden crush on him.
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • Verbal Tic: Desu, of course.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: Her relationship with Jun borders on this. She calls him a chibi for being a Hikikomori, but still has a hidden crush on him.

Souseiseki

Voiced by: Rika Morinaga (JP), Julie Ann Taylor (EN)

The fourth doll of the Rozen Maidens, Souseiseki is the calmest and most duty-bound of the dolls. Because of her sense of duty, she believes that becoming Alice is her obligation. Souseiseki's weapon is a pair of gardening scissors, and her artificial spirit is named Lempicka.
  • Back from the Dead: In the manga. And then back to the death again.
  • BFS: Her scissors, which she uses as if they were a sword, are almost her size. Justified because she's a two-foot doll.
  • Bifauxnen: Many who watched the series initally mistook her for a boy.
  • Bokukko: Leading Micchan to believe she actually is a boy in the manga.
  • Boyish Short Hair
  • Demonic Possession: Suffers of this after Kirakishou uses her body as a Living Bodysuit.
  • The Dutiful Daughter: Unlike her twin Suiseiseki who loves her sisters enough to not want to be Alice just to please Rozen, Souseiseki just wants to become Alice because she considers it her duty towards Rozen.
  • Fighting from the Inside: After Unwind!Jun makes a contract on her ring, she regains conscience and starts struggling for control over her body, but was needed the help of Suiseiseki to really free her.
  • Four Is Death: Guess who the first Rozen Maiden to die was?
  • Innocent Innuendo: She calls herself Jun's slave after Unwind!Jun forms an accidental contract with her. She can't see why Jun gets all uncomfortable with it, since she doesn't know the implications.
    Souseiseki: (to Adult Jun) I remember...your fingers. They gently touched my body everyday. note 
    Adult Jun: EH!?
    Shinku and Suigintou: (stare~)
  • Little Miss Badass
  • Little Sister Instinct: Just as Suiseiseki is protective of her, Souseiseki is also very occupied with her twin's well-being.
  • Meaningful Name: Lapis Lazuli Star.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Practically used by Barasuishou to force every remaining doll into fighting in the end of the anime.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: She is extremely loyal to whatever master she has, although it is partially due to a will to help them become better people in the end.
  • Nice Hat
  • Polar Opposite Twins: With Suiseiseki, obviously.
  • The Quiet One: In contrast of Suiseiseki's talkative attitute, Souseiseki just talks when she's talk to or it's necessary.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Suiseiseki's Red.
  • Replacement Goldfish: In the anime, an old man convinced himself Souseiseki was his child, Kazuki.
  • Shared Unusual Trait: She has red and green eyes just like Suiseiseki, but reversed.
  • Shear Menace: She fights with her gardering scissors. She uses them as if they were a sword.
  • The Spock: In contrast to Suiseiseki's McCoy.
  • The Stoic
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Stoic, levelheaded and focused on her duty as a Rozen Maiden, but still a caring doll who truly loves her twin sister.
  • Theme Twin Naming: She and Suiseiseki are named after gems.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Suiseiseki's Girly Girl.
  • Tomboyish Sidetails: Though they are on the short side.
  • Tsurime Eyes

Shinku

See The Protagonists folder.

Hinaichigo

Voiced by: Sakura Nogawa (JP), Tomoko Kaneda (JP - drama CD), Sherry Lynn (EN)

The sixth doll, and the youngest-minded of the dolls. She loves to play, being with her friends, and just generally have fun. Rather naive and narrow-minded, but in the end a genuinely caring doll. She can make grow strawberry vines to fight, her artificial spirit is Berrybell.

Kirakishou

Voiced by: Chiemi Chiba (JP)

The 7th Rozen doll, although she lacks a physical body and only exists in the N-Field. Unfortunately, she has no speaking parts in the original anime. She uses crystal and white vines and her artificial spirit is called Rosario.

    Everyone Else 

Nori Sakurada

Voiced by: Noriko Rikimaru (JP), Aya Hisakawa (JP - drama CD), Minx Lee (EN)

Jun's older sister. She willingly quit playing lacrosse to help take care of Jun and took a surprisingly fast liking to the dolls that inhabited her house.

Tomoe Kashiwaba

Voiced by: Masayo Kurata (JP), Ayako Kawasumi (JP - drama CD), Dorothy Elias Fahn (EN)

Hinaichigo's old medium, and a classmate of Jun, who helps him with missed schoolwork and dealing with the Rozen dolls and such.

Laplace's Demon

Voiced by: Kyousei Tsukui (JP), Keith Silverstein (EN)

An anthropomorphic white rabbit in a tuxedo and a top hat.

Mitsu "Micchan" Kusabue

Voiced by: Akiko Kawase (JP), Jean Brown (EN)

Kanaria's medium, who loves dolls to the point of obsession.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In her cautived state, she wished a prince to come to her rescue, comforting herself thinking it was all a dream. Cue Rozen presenting himself as the lord of Kirakishou's castle; she associated him with a prince and then started to question herself if her love for dolls is because, maybe subcounciously, she's a shotacon since "her prince" is a young boy.
  • Camera Fiend
  • Cinderella Circumstances: In her cautived state, she felt herself like Cinderella and wished a prince to come to her rescue, comforting herself thinking it was all a dream.
  • Damsel in Distress: Abducted too, but at least, keeped out of Kirakishou's seedbed.
  • Fangirl: To the Rozen Maidens in particular. They're not too happy about it.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: Kirakishou abducted her too and Rozen is forcing her to make doll dreeses for when Alice is created while dressed as a maid.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Helping Tomoe to escape from Kirakishou, Kirakishou takes her instead. Kanaria was about to help her but Micchan said her to don't waste strenght for her.
  • Loony Fan: Aside Kanaria (who's already her doll), all Rozen Maidens, Suigintou included, are creeped out at best and straight out scared at worst of Micchan's exaggerated fangirlism over them.
  • Meganekko
  • Office Lady
  • Otaku: Dolls, enough so that she can assess the qualities of a new doll in seconds by sight alone.

Megu Kakizaki

Voiced by: Shiho Kawaragi (JP), Erika Weinstein (EN)

A sickly girl who is Suigintou's medium.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: As Kirakishou is draining her life, she decides to use her new powers to fight the dolls, including Suigintou.
    Megu: I've missed having fun like this (...) that's why, I'd rather use my life to have fun. (uses Kirakishou's vines to attack Suigintou)
  • Anti-Villain
  • Break Them by Talking: Does this to Jun.
  • Broken Bird: Years of being sick and death avoiding her, have leave her very bitter about everything and everyone. She hates her dad, the nurses and at her new school, she hates everyone too.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Her greatest wish is to die, grow wings and fly away.
  • Creepy Child
  • Daddy Issues: She hates her dad because she's convinced he consideres her a burden and only visits her whenever he remembers he has a daugther. She still loves him, but because she loves him so much, she hates him for, in her eyes, not caring enough for her.
  • Death Seeker: She has been inside the hospital since she can remember, so she wishes to die already and end hers and her parent's suffering.
  • Does Not Like Shoes
  • Heartwarming Orphan: Averted in the manga, as her father's still alive.
  • Ill Girl: As of chapter 29 of Tale, she appears to have recovered, although it seems her health's still not good.
  • Morality Pet: To none other than Suigintou.
  • New Transfer Student: After recovering in the manga, she attends Jun's class, despite being a few years older.
  • Nightmare Fetishist
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Megu was really excited for finally have a girl's talk after finally able to go to school and at result, she gets very close and touchy feely with Tomoe.
  • Not Brainwashed: She' not helping Kirakishou because of being controlled, she's there because she wants to let the world take some of her misery.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives Jun a good one. She called him a Dirty Coward who was just very focused in his self pity that didn't see he was sucking out of his sister and Tomoe's life, that his selfish existence wasn't needed in the world and that he would be better dead. This broke him enough to be trapped by Kirakishou.
  • The Resenter: Towards Jun, at least unconsciously, as she was about to cry while breaking Jun by talking, resenting he will live while she would die, even though she considers Jun a Dirty Coward who doesn't deserve to live.
  • Stepford Smiler: All her repressed rage against the world that was hiding behind her smile is getting free under Kirakishou's "influence".

Rozen

The one who made the Rozen Maidens.
  • Anti-Villain: The main motivation behind him creating the dolls in the first place was that his daughter died, and as such he wanted to replicate life in order to bring her back. After creating dolls over and over he eventually lost track of his initial goal, and instead aimed for the goal of creating living, breathing dolls.
  • The Ageless
  • The Atoner
  • Alchemy Is Magic
  • Bigger Bad: He's the last "enemy" the dolls must face if they want to break free of the whole Alice Game.
    • Ultimately subverted when it is revealed that he wants to end the Alice Game, but is ultimately powerless to do so.
  • The Blank: He is eventually revealed to no longer even have a face by the time Jun meets him, only having a gaping hole where his face is supposed to be.
  • The Faceless
  • Julius Beethoven Da Vinci: He has gone by many aliases throughout time, such as the Count of St. Germain or Alessandro Cagliostro.
  • My God, What Have I Done?
  • Really 700 Years Old
  • Replacement Goldfish: The true intention behind the creation of the Rozen Maidens was the death of his daughter.
  • What the Hell, Dad?: He considers the dolls he created as his daughters as much as they considered him their father, but makes them fight against each other, despite that some of them love each other as sisters, just for the sake of creating the ultimate doll.

    Anime Only 

Barasuishou

Voiced by: Saori Goto (JP), Tara Platt (EN)

An anime-only character that first appeared in Träumend, Barsuishou served as the primary antagonist when the anime departed from the manga. She shows up claiming to be the 7th Rozen doll.

Shirosaki

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (JP), Keith Silverstein (EN)

The salesperson at the doll shop in the anime.

Enju

Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (JP), Jason C. Miller (EN)

The young doll craftsman who runs the doll shop with Shirosaki.

    Rozen Maiden Tale 

Adult Jun

Voiced by: Ryota Ohsaka (JP)

Jun's adult counterpart in the parallel dimension where he responded "do not wind". This version of Jun is a college student and works in a bookstore. Through some manuals that keep being sent to his apartment, he makes a temporary body for Shinku and helps his Alternate Self in his fight against Kirakishou.
  • Accidental Kiss: In the stage battle against Kirakishou, he falls over Souseiseki's ring, kisses it and forms an accidental contract with Souseiseki, freeing her body of Kirakishou.
  • Alternate Self: To Jun.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Brooding Boy to Saitou's Gentle Girl.
  • Classical Anti-Hero
  • Emo Teen
  • Extreme Doormat
  • The Final Temptation: Kirakishou offers him the power to change his past if he forms a contract with her.
  • For Want of a Nail: His dimension and life are the result of him choosing to "Don't wind", meaning rejecting being Shinku's master.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: He dyed his hair and uses contact glasses.
  • I Can't Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me!: He's convinced that a girl like Saitou is out of his league.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: Since Shinku and the dolls never came to his life, he was a Hikkikomori until he gathered some will to finally get out his house, then started struggling with an empty life, without friends, no drive and believing that dreams and optimism are meaningless.
  • Living MacGuffin: At the stage battle, all dolls but Kanaria start to argue about which one has the right to claim Jun as her medium. Jun made Shinku, Jun just a few days agreed to give Suigintou his energy, Kirakishou's body was made by Jun as well and Suiseiseki just came out of nowhere and demanded he kiss the ring she has with her. Jun practically turns into an Apple of Discord between them.
  • Love Epiphany: When his boss started to mock him over how Saitou would never be interested in him, he realized he did have the hope she was interested in him. That's why the mocking hurt him so badly.
  • Mistress and Servant Boy: Shinku sees him as her temporary servant.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: He considers Jun a brat.
  • Put on a Bus: After the dolls leave the Unwind world.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: He says this about Saitou when Shinku refers to her as his girlfriend, but he starts to wish she was.
  • Supporting Protagonist
  • There Is Another: After Jun was abducted too, the dolls asked his help since "Jun" is the master of three of them.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Kirakishou tricked him by making him think she was younger Jun so he could make her a temporary body out of Souseiseki's body.

Saitou

Voiced by: Natsumi Takamori (JP)

Adult Jun's colleague in the bookstore and a to-be actress in a theatrical company.

Kaito Toriumi

A boy of the same class of Jun. He also has antiquarian parents and is interested in dolls, especially the Rozen Maiden series. In Tale 44 it's revealed that he helps Kirakishou in abducting mediums and has chosen her to be Alice.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He was first introduced in Tale 31 as an unimportant classmate of Jun, seen every now and then in the classroom scenes...and then it's revealed that he's helping Kirakishou.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He's the first friend Jun makes after recovering of his Hikkikomori status. Later Subverted.
  • Human Resources: While Kirakishou drains the life out the mediums, it's implied that he's using the bodies to create an "organic" doll body, as he calls the mediums "materials".
  • Mook Maker: He's making new "sisters" for Kirakishou to help her to dispose of the remaining 5 Rozen Maidens.
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