Last month, it was revealed that a new adaptation of Peach-Pit’s Rozen Maiden will premiere this summer in Japan. Now, the 21st and 22nd combined issue of Weekly Young Jump published by Shueisha is revealing the character designs along with the cast and staff of the upcoming anime.
The original cast members are returning for this new adaptation, with the addition of Ryota Ohsaka and Chiemi Chiba.
- Ryota Ohsaka as Jun Sakurada
- Asami Sanada as Jun Sakurada (middle school)
- Rie Tanaka as Suigintou
- Yumi Shimura as Kanaria
- Natsuko Kuwatani as Suiseiseki
- Rika Morinaga as Souseiseki
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Shinku
- Sakura Nogawa as Hinaichigo
- Chiemi Chiba as Kirakishou
- Director: Mamoru Hatakeyama (Sankarea)
- Script Supervision: Tomomi Mochizuki (Fancy Lala)
- Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Kyuta Sakai (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
- Music Composition: Shinkichi Mitsumune (the composer behind the previous Rozen Maiden series)
- Animation Production: Studio DEEN
If you were following the previous series, then I’m sure Ali Project’s “neoclassical darkwave” songs grew on you. Fortunately, we will once again hear them perform an opening song for Rozen Maiden.
Aside from the new adaptation, an adventure game adaptation of the manga will be released by 5pb. following the anime’s premiere this July. The game is planned for the PS3 and PS Vita.