Rozen Maiden (2013) Review

With season one and season two out of the way, it’s time to look at the third and final season of Rozen Maiden.

As you know, I ended up really enjoying the original two seasons of Rozen Maiden.
Jumping right into the more recent 2013 rendition of Rozen Maiden was something else.
In a good way!

Going to write this with minimal spoilers, like I did with the last two.
If you STILL aren’t convinced on Rozen Maiden, then perhaps this final review will do something about that!

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Anime A to Z – R: Rozen Maiden (S1)

It’s been a month since I’ve advanced with the Anime A to Z challenge!
I have actually now finished both S1 and S2 of Rozen Maiden, but I am going to write about S2 in a seperate post. I also plan on watching the third season / alternate 2013 version.

I wanted to pick something longer to watch, considering the last two anime I covered were 1 and 2 episodes long.

Still, I’m a bit surprised myself that it’s taken me a month to watch 24 episodes!
It’s not Rozen Maiden‘s fault though – I’ll take the blame for this one.

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Anime A to Z: P – Plastic Neesan

If Ore Twintail ni Narimasu was a wild ride, then Plastic Nee-san is… also a wild ride.
A wilder ride, even.

Despite only being a single episode, or 12 two-minute episodes, it’s quite the anime!
I actually recognized a few scenes thanks to some anime gifs floating around the internet.

That’s how you know that this anime has something special going for it!

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Anime A to Z: O – Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu.

Ore Twintail ni Narimasu, what’s that about Yomu? I’ve never heard of it.

Oh, it’s only the twintail manifesto in anime form!! Anyone who knows anything about twintails should have seen this anime at least twice. And all TRUE anime fans appreciate a good pair of twintails on a woman..

You really haven’t heard of it?
Well, neither had I until a few weeks ago.

Ore Twintail ni Narimasu is one of those anime where you know exactly what you are getting yourself into after reading the synopsis. And then you quickly realize that you still weren’t prepared for what was to come after beginning the first episode.

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Anime A to Z: N – No Game No Life: Zero

We are officially past the halfway point for the Anime A to Z challenge!
Time sure flies huh.

For anime N I decided to finally watch an anime movie during the challenge: No Game No Life: Zero. You know, I remember when the movie was first announced, and for some reason I thought it was a recap movie so I never paid it any attention. I actually believed that all the way until last week when I was looking for what to watch for anime N, when I took a glimpse at the synopsis and realized that it was actually a prequel all along.

And what a prequel it was!
No Game No Life: Zero Spoilers Ahead!

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Anime A to Z: M – Mahou Senshi Louie

Otherwise known as Rune Soldier Louie.
The romaji title helped me out again here I guess. Or did it?

When I was searching for an M anime I came across this one. Sometimes I like to look for anime with a very average 7ish rating, because there have been many occasions where I’ve actually found some very underrated anime this way. Hidden gems, as I like to call them.

Mahou Senshi Louie ticked the boxes required to pique my interest:

  • Fantasy
  • 7ish rating
  • .. and that’s about it!

The fact that it aired in 2001 is neither here nor there, but I will admit a part of me was looking forward to watching another older anime. Switching up the animation / art style can be refreshing at times, and I’ve noticed that older anime tend to use different (“classic”) tropes and jokes.

I’ll try my best to enlighten you all about Mahou Senshi Louie in this post.
I imagine I’m not the only one who had never heard of this anime before!

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