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.
Cane Fu: In the anime, aside from manipulating rose petals, her other weapon is a cane. That's right. A freakin' cane.
So Proud of You: Her smile while she sees Adult Jun organize the stage can be taken as this, since she's thinking how much Jun has grown and progressed without him even realizing it.
Spot of Tea: There's a high chance that whenever she asks Jun to do something, it usually involves him bringing her tea which she consideres Serious Business as she demads it to be made to her specifications.
Tiny Tyrannical Girl: She treats Jun like a manservant despite being a just over two-foot tall porcelain doll. Older Jun never imagined that the beautiful and sweet-looking little doll Shinku of the pictures could be so naggy.
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 Ace: Deconstructed in his backstory in the anime. When he was in school, he excelled academically as well as being good at sports and crafts, and was highly popular with the other students. Then the sheer pressure of it all caused him to mentally collapse and turn into a Hikikomori.
Book Dumb: Just before he shunned schooling altogether. Justified as he is already too broken at this point.
Break the Cutie: Practically the reason he became a Hikikomori, specifically he was dismissed by his peers becaused he likes sewing, and his self-image went downhill from there.
Ordinary High School Student: Subverted in that he doesn't exactly go to school. He does start going to school in the manga, and is studying to catch up everything he lost before going back in the anime.
Reincarnation: Is the true reincarnation of Rozen himself.
Unfazed Everyman: With dolls running rampant in his house, it's amazing how he can put up with everything going on.
Unmanly Secret: He likes to design and sew girls' clothes, specially Elegant Gothic Lolita ones. He drew one for a girl of his class who was participating in a contest but forgot to erase it; his teacher found it out, exposed it to the whole school and everybody started to whisper he was weird and make fun of it. He never returned to school out of embarrasment.
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.
Villainous BSOD: In the manga, after learning that Hinaichigo willingly gave her Roza Mystica to Shinku, she realizes that Souseiseki's Roza Mystica had been hurting her because she stole it. She lets both Suiseiseki and Souseiseki go because of this to reflect upon the purpose of the Alice game, commenting snarkily that she will demand the Roza Mystica back later rather than at that point.
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.
The Chew Toy: She screws up every time without anyone noticing.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While she is similar to Hinaichigo personality-wise, she is very competent in battle, managing to defeat Suiseiseki, Souseiseki, and Hinaichigo simultaneously in the anime. Also in the manga she almost defeated Shinku when she thought she stole Hinaichigo's Roza Mystica, it's stated that she protected Jun from Kirakishou while he was hiding from her in the N-Field and also managed to destroy Kirakishou's illusions using the sound of her violin.
Small Name, Big Ego: Always claims to be the smartest maiden, but never seems to succeed in any of her plans.
Too Dumb to Live: Although she claims to be the smartest Rozen Maiden doll, none of her plans seem to work. To round off the Too Dumb to Live, she tried fighting four Rozen Maidens at once. Also, on the final episode of Traumend, when Barasuishou destroys her violin, she stands still, not realizing she can use Suiseiseki's power.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The fourth doll of the Rozen Maidens, Souseiseki is the most duty-bound of the dolls, and the most restrained. She feels that she is obliged to become Alice, mostly out of a sense of duty. She is commonly the most calm and collected of the dolls, and is strongly bound by her sense of honor and duty. She fights with her gardering scissors, her artificial spirit is named Lempicka.
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.
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 theimplications.
Souseiseki: (to Adult Jun) I remember...your fingers. They gently touched my body everyday. note She's talking about when Jun was pulling her body together. Adult Jun:EH!? Shinku and Suigintou: (stare~)
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.
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.
Adaptation Dye-Job: Alternates between white and light pink in the manga by itself, but in the anime, she was given the same grayish color as Barasuishou.
In the new 2013 anime, she becomes a strawberry blonde.
Animal Motifs: She behaves like a spider, using her vines as spider webs to trap the other dolls and to crawl over them.
Ascended Extra: The first Rozen Maiden manga introduces her and her backstory, but she's given more focus in Rozen Maiden Tales where she's the main villain. Also see Continuity Cameo.
Eyepatch of Power: Kind of. Unlike Barasuishou, her eye literally is a flower, instead of being a flower-shaped Eyepatch.
Faux Affably Evil: She always speaks in a nice polite tone which contrast her insane behavior.
Forceful Kiss: Kirakishou wanted to make a contract with Adult Jun, but her ring was created from her saliva and was inside her mouth. So she tried to make him kiss her mouth to kiss her ring; thank you Suiseiseki for stopping her.
Freudian Excuse: Unlike the other dolls, she was created with no physical body, and was thereby forced to live out her life alone in the N-field, eventually driving her insane out of an intense wish to gain a physical body and a lack of social experience with other dolls and humans.
Soft Spoken Sadist: She talks politely and never raises the tone of her cute sweet voice, not even when trying to destroy her sisters.
Something about a Rose: Probably the most profound example amongs the dolls, as she actually has a rose growing out of her right eye socket, which also happens to be her weapon to add in the mix.
Stepford Smiler: A very much Type C. To expand, until very recently, she spent her entire life inside the N-field with little to no contact with the others which drove her mad, but at the same time she has this... 'cute' demeanor that heavily contrast with her actions, whatsoever, she never breaks character, even when crying or when she's furious.
Villainous Breakdown: When Adult Jun says, in no uncertain terms, that he is not her master and wants nothing to do with her at all, she breaks down into tears, her body starts falling apart, and her once cold demeanor is reduced to hysterical screaming. She gets better, though.
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: All the evil actions she takes are out of a desperate need to be loved, and with her having been isolated in the N-field her entire life, it's not surprising why she would want it so much.
Kirakishou: (To Adult Jun) "You can choose anyone you want, as long as you choose me at the end."
Youngest Child Wins: Later explained that Rozen actually crafted Kirakishou without a body for that reason, wondering if leaving her as a disembodied spirit would grant her superiority over the other Rozen Maidens and achieve greater perfection. And indeed she did; Kirakishou won the Superpower Lottery as she, inside the N-Field, is almost omnipresent, has more power than her sisters (as she's starting to collect more "masters") and can influence the real world to her advantage.
Implied Love Interest: She is Jun's neighbor, she cared for him in his hikkikomori times, they bond for being Rozen Maiden's masters and helping Jun to study. Some people in-universe keep telling they're an item but PEACH-PIT doesn't give any clear answer.
Voluntary Shapeshifting: It is not revealed until the very last few episodes of Traumend that he and Shirosaki are actually the same person.
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.
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.
"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.
Stepford Smiler: All her repressed rage against the world that was hiding behind her smile is getting free under Kirakishou's "influence".
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.
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.
Emotionless Girl: Played straight towards the other dolls, then subverted when she dies in the hands of Enju.
The drama CDs revealed that not only does she rarely show any emotion, she is practically unable to, as when Enju and Shirosaki make her seem more alive and upbeat in personality, she still sounds just as emotionless as a Genki Girl, Tsundere, and bondage queen as she usually does.
Evil Knockoff: She was created by Enju for the simple reason of proving that Enju was a superior doll-maker.
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.
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.
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 may be Rozen and helps Kirakishou in abducting mediums and has chosen her to be Alice.