Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Rozen Maiden ~ Zurückspulen" Anime

Series to arrive digitally in July, with home video to follow in 2014

Following a fistful of announcements yesterday, Sentai Filmworks is keeping with the Anime Expo flow by announcing the acquisition of Rozen Maiden ~ Zurückspulen. The 12-episode series is set to arrive via select digital outlets in July, with a home video release to follow in 2014. 


Rozen Maiden ~ Zurückspulen is directed by Sankarea's Mamoru Hatakeyama, with character designs by Kyuta Sakai (When They Cry ~ Higurashi) and series composition/sound direction by Tomomi Mochizuki (Touka Gettan). 


The synopsis from Sentai's press release:  

Time is a strange thing.  In every moment, there are fleeting circumstances of opportunity, which if taken, can completely change the course of one’s life.  And there are those who postulate that not only is each of these chains of events possible, but that there are parallel worlds where those events HAVE taken place.  Which brings us to the story of Jun Sakurada… a Jun who chose NOT to turn the key in the back of the lifelike doll that mysteriously arrived at his house.  A Jun who DIDN’T enter into a contract with the Rozen Maiden known as Shinku, and never met any of the other Rozen Maidens.  Or, should we say, hasn’t met them YET.  Because just as certain opportunities exist for only a moment, there are also threads of fate so strong that the very fabric universe can turn itself inside out in order to make them happen.  One of which is the thread connecting Jun and Shinku.  The events of the original ROZEN MAIDEN are rewritten, and the destiny of the characters rewound as a once lost spark is rekindled in ROZEN MAIDEN ~ ZURÜCKSPULEN!



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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