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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Several lightnovels introduce a few historical figures as earlier masters of several of the dolls.
** In ''Die Zwillinge'', [[spoiler:a man named Rudolph (more accurately, [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire Holy Roman Emperor]] Rudolph II) was one of Souseiseki's former masters. He was more interested with the dolls than his empire and loved doing anything that wasn't his duties as emperor. Their contract would unfortunately be cut short after his brother staged a coup for the throne.]]
** In ''Rot-Schwarz'', [[spoiler:it's revealed that [[Creator/MaryShelley Mary Shelley]] was one of Suigintou's former masters. The two were close until Shelley came up with the idea for her novel, ''Frankenstein''. Shelley explained that she felt a connection between the relationship between her and her father, and between Suigintou and Rozen. Suigintou holds her relationship to Rozen as sacred and was offended by Shelley comparing the two and, at least to her, basing Frankenstein and his creature off of them. During this conflict, Suigintou would break the contract between them.]]


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* BuryYourGays: Suigintou and Megu's interactions with each other are very heavily coded as romantic to the point that during [[spoiler:the forming of their contract they recite wedding vows to each other as Suigintou slips her ring on Megu. They both end up dying in the final chapters of the manga, during which they confirm their romantic feelings for each other, though Suigintou gets better.]]


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* InterclassFriendship: Between the rich young master of the Rose Mansion and the working class siblings Kiku and Hana.


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* RealEventFictionalCause: Although never directly stated, it's heavily implied that the tremors happening in Rozen Maiden 0 will eventually lead to [[spoiler:The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, which is being caused by the effects of the 0th Rozen Maiden's dreams consuming reality.]]


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* SiblingTeam: Between the dolls at times, but notably:
** Suigintou and Shinku put aside their rivalry and become one during the fight with Kirakishou at the play and then again late into the manga when they enter Kirakishou's world.
** After Suiseiseki arrives to the Sakurada household, she and Shinku usually plot together on what they'll do next regarding the Alice Game, forming a team that lasts for most the rest of the manga.
** An interesting variation occurs in ''Rozen Maiden 0'' where the two sets of siblings in the Sui-Sou Detective Agency form sibling teams during team split ups (Suiseiseki and Souseiseki forming one team and Kiku and Hana forming the other).


* Really700YearsOld: All the Rozen Maiden dolls. Of course, it helps that they're, well, ''[[CaptainObvious dolls]]''.

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* Really700YearsOld: All the Rozen Maiden dolls. Of course, it helps that they're, well, ''[[CaptainObvious dolls]]''.''dolls''.


A new manga series WAS published under the name ''Rozen Maiden Tale''. It begins as a ForWantOfANail story starring a much older Jun Sakurada, which follows what would have happened if Jun had responded [[RedPillBluePill "do not wind"]] to the initial letter, and crosses over with the original universe. After a few volumes, the older Jun's story finishes, and the two universes separate again, with the story shifting back to the original universe, and the plot resuming where the original Manga ended, making ''Tale'', despite what it initially looked like, an actual continuation instead of an AlternateUniverse spin-off.

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A new Another manga series WAS was published under the name ''Rozen Maiden Tale''.Tale'' [[note]]this manga was also known as ''Rozen Maiden'' to the Japanese market, just written in katakana this time[[/note]]. It begins as a ForWantOfANail story starring a much older Jun Sakurada, which follows what would have happened if Jun had responded [[RedPillBluePill "do not wind"]] to the initial letter, and crosses over with the original universe. After a few volumes, the older Jun's story finishes, and the two universes separate again, with the story shifting back to the original universe, and the plot resuming where the original Manga ended, making ''Tale'', despite what it initially looked like, an actual continuation instead of an AlternateUniverse spin-off.



In December 2015, it was announced that a new manga series would start being published in ''Ultra Jump'' starting early 2016, simply named ''Rozen Maiden 0'', which takes place in the Taisho era of UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan.

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In December 2015, it was announced that a new manga series would start being published in ''Ultra Jump'' starting early 2016, simply named ''Rozen Maiden 0'', which 0''. This manga takes place in the Taisho era of UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan.



* BackFromTheDead: Poor Suigintou dies the most TearJerker way possible in [[spoiler:''three'' parts of the anime]], only to be brought back [[spoiler:every time by Rozen]] (one can only wonder whether this fact decays her self-preservation). In Träumend, [[spoiler:''all'' Rozen Maiden]] got a bit farther than NearDeathExperience. Also, the animated normal doll (clown) in one of the scenes that prompted the dolls to take Jun more seriously.

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* BackFromTheDead: Poor Suigintou [[spoiler:Suigintou]] dies the most TearJerker way possible in [[spoiler:''three'' parts of the anime]], only to be brought back [[spoiler:every time by Rozen]] (one can only wonder whether this fact decays her self-preservation). In Träumend, [[spoiler:''all'' Rozen Maiden]] got a bit farther than NearDeathExperience. Also, the animated normal doll (clown) in one of the scenes that prompted the dolls to take Jun more seriously.seriously.
** Over the course of the manga, [[spoiler:Souseiseki, Suiseiseki, and Shinku]] each experience this. The ending of the manga takes this further with [[spoiler:all of the dolls, [[HeroicSuicide except Shinku]], coming back from death.]]



* {{Bokukko}}: Souseiseki, who's commonly called [[FanNickname Boku]] by fans.



* BrotherSisterIncest: Nori fantasizes about her brother in her sleep and wonders why he hasn't taken an interest in stealing her underwear.
** The part about the [[PantyThief stealing of her panties]] is not necessarily an expression of... unusual feelings for her brother. She apparently thinks [[AllMenArePerverts that stealing lingerie is a part of the normal sexual development of a man]]. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Maybe...]]



** [[MemeticMutation DESU!]]

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** [[MemeticMutation DESU!]]DESU!



* CompressedAdaptation: The 2013 anime series' first episode crammed the story of the first seven manga volumes into roughly 22 minutes. [[BrokenBase Fan reaction to this approach is extremely mixed, to say the least.]]
* CostumePorn

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* CompressedAdaptation: The 2013 anime series' first episode crammed the story of the first seven manga volumes into roughly 22 minutes. [[BrokenBase Fan reaction to this approach is extremely mixed, to say minutes.
* CostumePorn: The clothing of
the least.]]
* CostumePorn
dolls and some of the other sewn outfits made over the course of the series qualify.



* CutShort: Thanks to some ExecutiveMeddling for the original manga.

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* CutShort: Thanks to some ExecutiveMeddling for This was the fate of the original manga.manga. Although, the next manga ended up [[StealthSequel continuing the story]].



* DistaffCounterpart: Take ''Manga/ZatchBell''. Switch demon children for cursed dolls. Switch Spellbook for Rosa Mystica. Switch 'become king' for 'become Alice'. Switch 'teen genius' for 'teen loser'. Notice a pattern yet? Be ready for serious mamodo deja vu, if you plan on watching this.
* DontSaySuchStupidThings



* HeartwarmingOrphan: Megu always, Suigintou in Ouverture before her StartOfDarkness.

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* HeartwarmingOrphan: Megu always, Megu. Suigintou in Ouverture before her StartOfDarkness.



* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Suiseiseki does this to Souseiseki.

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* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Suiseiseki does did this to Souseiseki.Souseiseki when she believed that Souseiseki was under a hateful influence from her master.



* PolarOppositeTwins: The -seiseki twins; their heterochromia are even on opposite sides. Souseiseki is calm, collected, thoughtful and doesn't overuse her VerbalTic; Suiseiseki is loud, naughty, haughty and [[MemeticMutation overuses her verbal tic]].

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* PolarOppositeTwins: The -seiseki twins; their heterochromia are even on opposite sides. Souseiseki is calm, collected, thoughtful and doesn't overuse her VerbalTic; Suiseiseki is loud, naughty, haughty and [[MemeticMutation overuses her verbal tic]].tic.



* ScrewySquirrel: Suiseiseki.



* StealthSequel: ''Rozen Maiden Tale''.

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* StealthSequel: ''Rozen Maiden Tale''. While it originally seems to be a ForWantOfANail take on Rozen Maiden, it quickly establishes that the universe of this manga is connected to the universe of the first. The story even goes back to the original universe after some time and completely resumes where the old manga left off.



* VerbalTic: Every last one of the Maidens, though it's more prevelant in the original Japanese then the dubbed version. The [[MemeticMutation "desu!"]] tic of Suiseiseki is totally nonpresent in the dubbed anime, for example, while the characters trying to figure out what Hinaichigo's "unyuu" actually is forms the plot point of an early episode.

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* VerbalTic: Every last one of the Maidens, though it's more prevelant in the original Japanese then the dubbed version. The [[MemeticMutation "desu!"]] "desu!" tic of Suiseiseki is totally nonpresent in the dubbed anime, for example, while the characters trying to figure out what Hinaichigo's "unyuu" actually is forms the plot point of an early episode.


* BattleButler: Inverted.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind

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* BattleButler: Inverted.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind
BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: When it's not happening in the real world, fights often happen in the N-Field, which is an alternate reality closely tied to the human psyche.



* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: The N-Fields.

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* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: The N-Fields.N-Field. Since it has strong ties to the human psyche, some locations within it can directly interfere with the human mind, most notably the Dreamworld.



* AMagicContractComesWithAKiss
* {{Magitek}}

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* AMagicContractComesWithAKiss
AMagicContractComesWithAKiss: In order to maintain a presence in the real world, the dolls need to make a contract with a human being. This specifically involves kissing a ring in order to form the contract.
* {{Magitek}}{{Magitek}}: The dolls are essentially just ordinary wind up dolls but with the key difference being the [[{{PowerCrystal}} Rosa Mystica]] that grants them their unique abilities and sentience.



* MusicalAssassin: Kanaria.

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* MusicalAssassin: Kanaria. She is able to summon a violin and use the soundwaves to attack with.



* [[spoiler:ParentalIncest: Jun is Rozen, and all of the dolls lust after him.]]
* PerpetualMolt: Suigintou.

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* [[spoiler:ParentalIncest: Jun is Rozen, and all of the dolls lust after him.]]
* PerpetualMolt: Suigintou.Suigintou, to the point that her presence is usually signaled by a few loose feathers drifting onto the panel/frame.



* PowerCopying: Taking another Rosa Mystica grants the owner's power.

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* PowerCopying: Taking In the anime taking another Rosa Mystica grants the owner's power.



** In the manga, all seven dolls are failed attempts of Rozen of recreating the original perfect doll girl after she got broken.
** Souseiseki is this for her master, whose son who died in a car accident.

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** In the manga, [[spoiler: all seven of the dolls are failed attempts of this to Rozen after he lost his daughter due to an illness. He spent a long time mastering alchemy and dollmaking in order to bring her back, but ultimately lost track of recreating the his original goal and ended up trying to create the perfect doll girl after she got broken.
instead.]]
** In the anime, Souseiseki is this for her master, whose son who died in a car accident.


In December 2015, it was announced that a new manga series would start being published in ''Ultra Jump'' starting early 2016, simply named ''Rozen Maiden: 0 -Zero-'', which, as the name implies, is a {{prequel}} taking place in the 19th century.

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In December 2015, it was announced that a new manga series would start being published in ''Ultra Jump'' starting early 2016, simply named ''Rozen Maiden: 0 -Zero-'', which, as the name implies, is a {{prequel}} taking Maiden 0'', which takes place in the 19th century.Taisho era of UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan.


->''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkVYHUMCCwc Desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu!]]"''
-->--[[MemeticMutation The Internet]] on ''Rozen Maiden''

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->''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkVYHUMCCwc Desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu!]]"''
-->--[[MemeticMutation The Internet]] on ''Rozen Maiden''
->"The Alice Game is about to begin."
-->--'''Hinaichigo''', towards Shinku in the manga.



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[[caption-width-right:250:''"I am Shinku -- the fifth doll of the Rozen Maiden."'']]


->''"I am Shinku -- the fifth doll of the Rozen Maiden."''

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->''"I am Shinku -- the fifth doll of the Rozen Maiden."''


* XMeetsY: Literature/{{Pinocchio}} + Franchise/{{Highlander}}, ''[[MemeticMutation desu]]'' (like [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/highlander_chibi2_1700.jpg this]]).


->''"Desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu!"''

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->''"Desu, ->''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkVYHUMCCwc Desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu!"''desu!]]"''


-->'''Sakurada Jun:''' Shut yourself... in a safe world...

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-->'''Sakurada Jun:''' -->'''Jun Sakurada:''' Shut yourself... in a safe world...



* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Sakurada Nori (and Jun), who actually are reasonably normal. More so with the reboot manga, where alternate!Jun is a much more ordinary ''university'' student, while he'd been quite academically gifted in high school.

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* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Nori Sakurada Nori (and Jun), who actually are reasonably normal. More so with the reboot manga, where alternate!Jun is a much more ordinary ''university'' student, while he'd been quite academically gifted in high school.


A second anime series started airing in the Summer2013Anime season, adapting the first arc of ''Tale'', with Creator/StudioDeen providing the animation instead of Nomad.

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A second anime series started airing in the Summer2013Anime season, adapting the first arc of ''Tale'', with Creator/StudioDeen providing the animation instead of Nomad.
Nomad. This anime was subtitled ''Zurückspulen''.



* OddlyNamedSequel: ''Rozen Maiden: Träumend'' and ''Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre''.
** The Subtitle of the former is GratuitousGerman and means "Dreaming", while the latter means "Opening/Beginning".

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* OddlyNamedSequel: The GratuitousGerman of ''Rozen Maiden: Träumend'' (Dreaming), ''Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre'' ("Opening" or "Beginning"), and ''Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre''.
** The Subtitle of the former is GratuitousGerman and means "Dreaming", while the latter means "Opening/Beginning".
Zurückspulen'' ("Rewind").


Sakurada Jun is a boy with a trauma in his past and a strange hobby: He collects supposedly cursed items in the hope that one of them will actually turn out to be cursed. One day, he receives a letter which simply says, "Will you wind? Yes / No". Responding in the affirmative, he sticks the letter in his desk drawer and thinks nothing more of it until an ornate case arrives with a beautiful clockwork doll inside. True to his word, Jun does wind, which causes the doll to become animated.

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Jun Sakurada Jun is a boy with a trauma in his past and a strange hobby: He collects supposedly cursed items in the hope that one of them will actually turn out to be cursed. One day, he receives a letter which simply says, "Will you wind? Yes / No". Responding in the affirmative, he sticks the letter in his desk drawer and thinks nothing more of it until an ornate case arrives with a beautiful clockwork doll inside. True to his word, Jun does wind, which causes the doll to become animated.


* DistaffCounterpart: Take ''GashBell''. Switch demon children for cursed dolls. Switch Spellbook for Rosa Mystica. Switch 'become king' for 'become Alice'. Switch 'teen genius' for 'teen loser'. Notice a pattern yet? Be ready for serious mamodo deja vu, if you plan on watching this.

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* DistaffCounterpart: Take ''GashBell''.''Manga/ZatchBell''. Switch demon children for cursed dolls. Switch Spellbook for Rosa Mystica. Switch 'become king' for 'become Alice'. Switch 'teen genius' for 'teen loser'. Notice a pattern yet? Be ready for serious mamodo deja vu, if you plan on watching this.


In December 2015, it was announced that a new manga series would start being published in ''Ultra Jump'' starting early 2016, simply named ''Rozen Maiden: 0 -Zero-''. In which manner this will expand upon the story is at this point unknown.

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In December 2015, it was announced that a new manga series would start being published in ''Ultra Jump'' starting early 2016, simply named ''Rozen Maiden: 0 -Zero-''. In which manner this will expand upon -Zero-'', which, as the story name implies, is at this point unknown.a {{prequel}} taking place in the 19th century.

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