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Posted 7/4/13 , edited 7/4/13

Demimaelstrom wrote:

Would it be possible to watch this and understand the story without having watched the first two seasons?

I have a feeling u probably could go without watching the first 2 seasons, but it may be worthwhile to at least check Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre - it's only 2 eps long and is considered the prequel to the 1st 2 seasons. It really just tells the story of how the bad blood between Shinku and Suigintou began.


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AnimeKami wrote:

Junk is my favorite.


I also, am very excited to see some junk.

Don't worry guys, I got your junk right here:
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Cant wait for this anime. thought the first 2 seasons were great I hope its good.
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While I question the wisdom of resurrecting the Great Beast Of Desu, I do miss Shinku's voice.
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Posted 7/4/13
Episode 1

Pretty good OP song.





That's deep. Good episode and bought me back some nostologia. OST felt a little different but I can deal with it. DESU~
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The first episode is a recap but...

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Please tell me... the story won't continue being this horribly paced. There's no excuse for this crap...

I loved the original
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Yeah, that was all over the place. If it was meant as a recap, it was a total mess. If it as meant as an intro for people that haven't seen S1-2, it would be confusing as all Hell.

Honestly disappointed in the quality thus far.
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runec wrote:

Yeah, that was all over the place. If it was meant as a recap, it was a total mess. If it as meant as an intro for people that haven't seen S1-2, it would be confusing as all Hell.

Honestly disappointed in the quality thus far.


Seasons 1 and 2 as well as the Ouverture OVA are non-canon to the original source. The first episode just aired is a re-cap of the first 8 volumes of the manga in a condensed form. In other words, the original anime is in NO WAY related to the new one. Rather, it's an adaptation that is supposed to follow the manga's second season. I'm disappointed that it's not a re-boot from the very beginning to help people understand the actual story. No wonder Deen were so awfully quiet in not revealing much 'til now. They probably expected the anime-only fans to have read the manga after watching Traumend. And if they don't, then they'll be lost. Real dick move from them IMO. This is coming from a guy who never had issues with Deen, but this is like the time they teased the Rurouni Kenshin fans about a "new" anime.

I'd like to know how the Japanese fans are reacting now.
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Posted 7/5/13 , edited 7/5/13

runec wrote:

Yeah, that was all over the place.

Yeah, I was kinda thinking the same thing, but I figured at some point, perhaps next ep, they'll slow down??? I certainly hope so. But even still, it was really nice to hear Shinku's voice again, and see some of the other Rozen Maidens again!


H3ctor87 wrote:

Seasons 1 and 2 as well as the Ouverture OVA are non-canon to the original source. The first episode just aired is a re-cap of the first 8 volumes of the manga in a condensed form. In other words, the original anime is in NO WAY related to the new one. Rather, it's an adaptation that is supposed to follow the manga's second season.

Ah, ok, I see now. Thx for the info!


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Episode 1

Pretty good OP song.


Yeah, right away, it reminded me of the OP themes from the original 2 seasons, as they seem to have the same "feel" to them; I guess it also helps to have the same singer/band, lol.
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Well, that was Rozen Maiden on adrenaline shots. And what the hell happened to Suiseiseki? She's gone deredere before, but mostly she was a ferocious tsundere. Glad I wasn't holding a cup of tea I would've dropped it in my lap.



Edit: Nevermind, I apparently misremembered Suiseiseki. Drastically.

It seems like they stuffed a lot of stuff into the first episode that would've been better interspersed throughout the series. I liked the survival horror setting the first Rozen Maiden had, but this one is actively undermining its own suspense.

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Kind of positively neutral; I don't think they set things up well but the animation was very promising and the art direction was interesting. This could easily turn into something fascinating if it slows down the pace for a couple seconds.

After a second viewing this seems more like a retcon recap for people who'd seen the previous animes. Which is useful, but it sucks for new viewers. Anyway, let's see where the Holy Grail Wa- I mean the Alice Game takes us this time.
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So far, I am slightly disappointed in this show. I kind of get why the creators wanted to get to the new material fast, but considering that most of what was being recapped in this episode has never been animated before, it really seems like a waste to not just do a full-on reboot. This way, the show is alienating to all but pre-existing fans well-versed in the manga, and while I guess they will be happy to get to the new stuff pronto, it's a confusing mess for anime-only fans as well as newcomers. I have to say, I really hate this trend in anime of 'you have to have read the manga/light novel/visual novel/2ch thread to understand the show'.

Also, while I liked the animation and the new character designs just fine, the way the backgrounds seem to have been made is beyond lazy and makes the show look like an amateur webcomic to me.
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The overly quick pace reminds me of how Tsubasa fans were forced to read the manga to get the whole story and was only partly adapted properly.
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I thought it was a pretty good first episode, having never seen the previous series so that whatever was happening didn't seem out of place to me.
If they just wanted to explain the Alice Game and introduce the characters in one episode, I think they did an ok job. I have nothing else to compare it too as opposed to every one else who has seen the show before.
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H3ctor87 wrote:

Seasons 1 and 2 as well as the Ouverture OVA are non-canon to the original source. The first episode just aired is a re-cap of the first 8 volumes of the manga in a condensed form. In other words, the original anime is in NO WAY related to the new one. Rather, it's an adaptation that is supposed to follow the manga's second season.

Wow, you weren't joking. They literally crammed in the first 43 chapters.

I guess that makes this more like episode 0 than episode 1.
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This is an alternate reality show, not a reboot of the original... so of course theres going to be some confusion.

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