Translation Party: [Aidoru vs. Asenshi vs. EveTaku vs. HorribleSubs vs. uyA] Rozen Maiden (2013) (Episode 01)

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Rozen Maiden (2013) – Episode 01

Comparisons: 10 or 20

Participants:

Aidoru

Asenshi

EveTaku

HorribleSubs

uyA

Codes:

{\i1} indicates the start of italics

{\i0} indicates the close of italics

 

 

Essential 1.

Shinku to Suigintou.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 01

Aidoru :: You’ve gone and done it this time, Suigintou.
>I prefer not to fight with artificial spirits.
>Come, Meimei.

Asenshi :: Quite the show you’ve put up, Suigintou.
>This is getting troublesome now that your artificial spirit has been awakened.
>Follow me, Mei Mei.

EveTaku :: Now you’ve done it, Suigintou.
>Getting our artificial spirits involved too? How boring.
>Come along, Meimei.

HorribleSubs :: You have really done it this time, Suigintou.
>We can’t have you setting your artificial spirit on us.
>Come along, Meimei.

uyA :: How dare you, Suigintou!?
>Must you force me to call out my Spirit?
>Come, Meimei.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 2.

Shinku explaining the top-tier plot of the show.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 02

Aidoru :: There are seven dolls of the Rozen Maiden. Seven sisters…
We were created from one of the seven pieces of the Rosa Mystica.
Each one of us is a seventh of the whole.
And us pieces must return to form the whole once more.
That’s why we fight.
To be reborn as Alice, the girl of Father’s dreams.

Asenshi :: The Rosa Mystica has originally been a whole,
but it was broken up into seven fragments and those were reworked into dolls.
Each received a seventh of the Rosa Mystica.
However, the seven fragments have to be reunited again.
Which is why we fight.
So that we can be reborn as Alice,
as our dear father’s long-held dream of a maiden.

EveTaku :: There are seven Rozen Maiden dolls…
Seven sisters.
We were created with seven fragments of one Rosa Mystica,
so each of us are only one-seventh of a whole.
The seven parts must once again be made whole.
That’s the reason for which we fight.
So that Father’s dream of birthing the perfect girl, Alice, can be realized.

HorribleSubs :: There are a total of seven Rozen Maiden Dolls. Seven sisters.
Seven sisters.
Each doll is made of one of
seven pieces of a shattered Rosa Mystica…
…so each one of us is one seventh.
Each of seven pieces must return to the whole…
…so we must fight.
We fight, so we may hatch into our father’s dream girl, Alice.

uyA :: There are seven Rozen Maiden dolls.
Seven sisters.
Seven dolls, each with a fragment of a single Rosa Mystica.
Each is simply one part of seven.
And someday, those seven parts must become one again.
That is why we fight.
To become Alice–the girl Father dreams of.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 3.

Suiseiseki whining about whatever.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 03

Aidoru :: When Suiseiseki awoke, Souseiseki was already tricked into making a contract with that bad human!
We were always together until then…
But I said “no, I don’t want that!”

Asenshi :: As I woke up,
Souseiseki had already formed a contract, guilefully deceived by that horrible human!
We were inseparable until then, doing everything in unison.
Which was why I said I didn’t want to.

EveTaku :: By the time I woke up, Souseiseki had already been tricked by that evil human
into forming a contract with him!
We were always together no matter what,
so I told her I didn’t want to do it!

HorribleSubs :: When I awoke, Souseiseki had been
tricked by that bad human…
…into forming a contract with him.
I don’t know what happened…
…because we have always been done
everything together until now.
So, I told her that I didn’t want to!

uyA :: When I woke up, that evil human had already tricked Souseiseki and formed a contract with her!
We’d always been together! So I couldn’t!

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 4.

Comic Relief-chan, joining the party.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 04

Aidoru :: Pizzicato.
I’ve finally found them, I think.
Shinku and Suiseiseki aren’t formidable foes, I think.
I’ll get two pieces of the Rosa Mystica at once, I think!

Asenshi :: Pizzicato,
we’ve finally, {\i1}finally{\i0} tracked them down, or haven’t we?
There is no need to fear Shinku and Suiseiseki, or is there?
With this, we’ll be able to get two Rosa Mystica at once, or won’t we?

EveTaku :: Pizzicato,
have I… have I finally found them?
Do I see Shinku and Suiseiseki together?
Does this mean that I can get two Rosa Mystica at once?

HorribleSubs :: Pizzicato!
Have we really, finally found them?
Perhaps Shinku and Suiseiseki nothing to fear after all!
Perhaps I will end up possessing not one,
but two Rosa Mystica all at once!

uyA :: Pizzicato!
I finally, finally tracked them down!
Shinku and Suiseiseki just aren’t cautious enough.
I’ll be able to take two Rosa Mysticas at once!

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 5.

Suigintou and Souseiseki have a conversation.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 05

Aidoru :: Seeing you alone is rather empty and pathetic.
>Say what you will.
>Every one of my sisters are incomplete as well.

Asenshi :: You look so weak and pitiful by yourself.
>Say whatever you wish.
>After all, we sisters are all incomplete beings.

EveTaku :: You look so pitiful, alone and without your other half.
>Say whatever you want.
>{\i1}All{\i0} of us are incomplete beings, after all.

HorribleSubs :: You look pathetic and incomplete all by yourself.
>Say what you like.
>Every one of us sisters is essentially incomplete.

uyA :: You seem so… incomplete when I see you alone.
>I’ve told you before. All seven of us are incomplete works.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 6.

Suigintou to Shinku.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 06

Aidoru :: Say, Shinku.
We were born to despair.
For that is the fate of the Alice Game.

Asenshi :: Say, Shinku.
Were we brought into this world only to suffer?
Such is our fate in the Alice Game, after all.

EveTaku :: Hey, Shinku.
Never forget that we were created to feel despair,
for that is our fate in the Alice Game.

HorribleSubs :: You know, Shinku…
We were born to fall into despair.
For that is the destiny of the Alice Game.

uyA :: Remember, Shinku.
We were born to feel despair.
That’s the meaning of the Alice Game.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 7.

Kirakishou to Hina (I’m as alarmed as you are that I actually know these dolls’ names).

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 07

Aidoru :: The seventh doll does not have a physical presence.
Yet I cannot reach Alice. So…
I will compensate for my shortcomings and become the best Maiden.

Asenshi :: The seventh doll has no physical body of her own.
But she still falls short of becoming Alice.
Which is why…
I will put myself inside another.
I’m to become a supreme maiden.

EveTaku :: The seventh doll doesn’t have a physical body.
But, even so, she cannot become Alice.
That’s why…
I’m going to find what I’m missing and become the perfect girl.

HorribleSubs :: As Doll No.7, I have no physical body.
Yet I am still unable to attain Alice.
Which is why…
…I must supplement myself,
to become the supreme maiden.

uyA :: I have no body.
But I can never become Alice without one.
So..
I need something more to become the perfect girl…

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 8.

Comic Relief-chan making a strong “best girl” case.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 08

Aidoru :: Girl power, to the rescue!
>What was that?
The second Rozen Maiden, Kanaria, here, I think.
My master is Mit-chan, I think.

Asenshi :: Here goes!
An elegant entry for the boss of the Maiden, or isn’t it?
>What is going on?!
Kanaria’s the second of the Rozen Maiden dolls, or isn’t she?
Mii-chan is my Master, or isn’t she?

EveTaku :: Rozen leader, dropping in with style!
>What was that?!
I’m the second Rozen Maiden doll, Kanaria.
My master is Micchan, I think?

HorribleSubs :: Perhaps the guardian maiden will make her elegant arrival!
>What the-?!
Perhaps I am Rozen Maiden Doll No.2, Kanaria.
Are you my master, Bub?

uyA :: The maidenly don dazzles the stage!
>What!?
I’m the second Rozen Maiden doll, Canaria…
My master is Micchan…

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 9.

Hina explaining how she just got Mami’d.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 09

Aidoru :: You know, Hina was eaten.
>How horrible…
My body is gone now… but you were my close friend, Shinku, so I’ll give you my Rosa Mystica.

Asenshi :: Hina was eaten up.
>How could that be?
My body has already been consumed,
but I’ll give my Rosa Mystica to my beloved Shinku.

EveTaku :: I got eaten by someone.
>That’s horrible…
I don’t have a body anymore, but I’ll give you my Rosa Mystica because I loved you, Shinku.

HorribleSubs :: Because I got eaten.
>That’s horrible!
My body has been eaten up…
…but I’ll give my Rosa Mystica
to you because I loved you.

uyA :: I’ve been eaten…
>Unbelievable…
My body’s been eaten, but I like you, so you can have my Rosa Mystica.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 10.

Mr. Snuggles explaining the concept of doors.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 10

Aidoru :: That which connects a place with another place.
That is the definition of a door.
What lies beyond is the N-Field.
Will you open it, or will you not?

Asenshi :: What is connecting one place to another?
That is the {\i1}door{\i0}.
The N-Field lies ahead.
Open it, or open it not?

EveTaku :: A door which connects two worlds together: a portal.
What lies on the other side is the N-field.
Will you open it?
Will you not open it?

HorribleSubs :: A door is something that joins one place to another place.
An N-Field is on the other side.
Will you open it?
Will you not open it?

uyA :: “Doors” connect place to place.
Beyond lies the n-Field.
Will you open? Or will you not?

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Decision Point:

  1. Those ten were enough. Show me the results.
  2. I could do with ten more choices, so I’ll keep reading from here.

 

 

Expanded 1.

Jun’s sister discovering Jun may be straight for dolls.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E01

Aidoru :: So you’ve begun to take an interest in girls at last…
I should send mum and dad an e-mail.

Asenshi :: So Jun-kun’s finally interested in girls,
just like all the other boys.
I need to email Mum and Dad.

EveTaku :: You’re finally starting to be interested in girls like every other boy your age.
I have to tell Mom and Dad!

HorribleSubs :: So, you finally have a normal interest in girls, Jun.
I have to email Mom and Dad!

uyA :: You’re finally noticing girls, aren’t you?
I’ve gotta go text Mom and Dad about this!

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 2.

Shinku scolding Jun for his… less-than-classy treatment of her.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E02

Aidoru :: My my, touching a lady’s body like that.

Asenshi :: Seriously.
So we’re feeling up ladies now, aren’t we?

EveTaku :: My goodness.
Fondling a lady like that…

HorribleSubs :: Honestly.
I cannot believe you would be so quick to fondle a lady.

uyA :: Hmph. How rude of you to touch a lady in such a manner without so much as a greeting beforehand.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 3.

Shinku laying down the law.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E03

Aidoru :: Kiss it.
>Why the heck would I kiss it!
Then pour me a cup of tea and bring it here.
>A cup of tea?
Extract at 95°C… and bring me some warm milk as well.

Asenshi :: Kiss it.
>Like I’d do something like that!
Well, then bring me some black tea.
>Black tea?!
Take the leaves out at just above 95 degrees.
Add some warm milk as well.

EveTaku :: Kiss it.
>Like hell I will!
Then prepare some black tea for me and bring it here.
>Tea?!
Bring it to around ninety-five degrees and add some warm milk.

HorribleSubs :: Kiss it.
>The hell I will!
Very well, then make and bring me a pot of black tea.
>Black tea?
Boil the water at a temperature above 95°C
and serve it with warm milk.

uyA :: Kiss it.
>No way!
Very well. Bring me tea, then.
>Tea!?
Brewed no cooler than 203 degrees.
And some warm milk, as well.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 4.

Shinku telling it straight.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E04

Aidoru :: The temperature’s too low. The leaves have all opened and the flavour’s gone.
I can’t call this ‘tea’.

Asenshi :: The temperature is too low.
The leaves did not properly open.
And the aroma has faded.
You can hardly call this black tea.

EveTaku :: The temperature is too low.
The leaves haven’t fully opened, and the aroma is too subtle.
This can hardly be called “tea.”

HorribleSubs :: It isn’t nearly hot enough.
The leaves haven’t fully opened and it has lost its aroma.
I would hardly call this black tea.

uyA :: This is simply too cold.
The leaves haven’t even opened, yet the aroma is already spent.
I can’t even describe this as tea.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 5.

Souseiseki being the worst girl.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E05

Aidoru :: Have you called upon me, master?
I, the fourth doll of the Rozen Maiden.

Asenshi :: You called, Master?
The fourth of the Rozen Maiden dolls, Souseiseki, is here.

EveTaku :: Did you call, Master?
For the fourth Rozen Maiden doll, Souseiseki?

HorribleSubs :: Did you summon me, Master?
I, Rozen Maiden Doll No.4.

uyA :: You called, Master?
I am the fourth Rozen Maiden doll, Souseiseki.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 6.

Suiseiseki giving important background details.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E06

Aidoru :: At any rate, Suiseiseki, you must have had a human wind you up.
>Yes.
>But…
Something’s not right. What did you do with your ring?
>I won’t give this ring to a human like that!

Asenshi :: Certainly, you’ve been brought to life by another human through the wind-up key.
>Yes, I have.
>However…
This is strange.
What happened to your ring?
>I’m not giving it to a horrible person like him!

EveTaku :: Someone must have wound your key, correct?
>Yes,
>but…
This whole thing feels odd.
What about your ring?
>I would never give my ring to such a human!

HorribleSubs :: A human must have wound your key as well.
>Yes, but…
This is very odd. Where is your ring?
>I won’t give it to anyone like him!

uyA :: Were you not wound by a human, Suiseiseki?
>I was… But…
That’s odd, then. Why are you not wearing your ring?
>As if I would even give a ring to that kind of human!

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 7.

Shinku having an important conversation with Suiseiseki.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E07

Aidoru :: You’re lucky that that human let you go.
He probably didn’t know it yet.
The meaning behind the pair, of the twin dolls.
He will be seeking your ring, before long.

Asenshi :: That human…
I am surprised he would let you escape by yourself.
He probably does not realize the meaning behind twin dolls.
But sooner or later, he {\i1}will{\i0} come for your ring.

EveTaku :: That human let you get away without a second thought.
It is likely that he doesn’t fully understand
the importance of the twins being together.
But, sooner or later, he will come after your ring.

HorribleSubs :: I’m surprised that human let go of you so easily.
I suspect that whoever he was, he did not realize…
…the pairing significance of twin dolls.
Sooner or later, he will come for your ring.

uyA :: So the human let you go…
He must not understand how connected you are.
Sooner or later, he’ll come to take your ring.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 8.

Deep.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E08

Aidoru :: You’re crying again.
>Souseiseki…
Seeing you cry like that…
It was… like watching myself in the mirror.

Asenshi :: Are you… crying again…?
>Souseiseki!
Your tear-stained face…
It’s like…
It’s like seeing my real self in the mirror.
I hated it.

EveTaku :: Are you… crying again?
>Souseiseki!
Whenever I saw you cry,
it… it reminded me of myself.
I hated it.

HorribleSubs :: You’re crying again.
>Souseseki…
Seeing the tears on your face…
…is like…
…is like looking at my own face in a mirror.
I always hated it.

uyA :: Crying… again?
>Souseiseki…
Your crying face… It’s…
I hate it… It’s like looking at my own in a mirror…

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 9.

Yes.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E09

Aidoru :: This is amazing. What a pleasurable sensation!
I’m overflowing with power!

Asenshi :: Amazing!
This feeling… it’s unbelievable.
M-My power is overflowing!

EveTaku :: Wow… How can this feel {\i1}so{\i0} good?
I-I feel like I’m going to burst!

HorribleSubs :: This is incredible.
It feels so good.
I… I’m so powerful, I could burst open!

uyA :: It’s amazing…
It feels so good!
I can feel the power flowing through me!

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 10.

At least the roses in this show are pretty.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E10

Aidoru :: I am an Astral, released from the bounds of the Æther…
A doll without a physical presence.
But I’ve obtained an empty vessel.
A wonderful body.
My body.

Asenshi :: I’m an astral body released from the ether.
A doll with no physical body.
But I received one.
An empty vessel.
A beautiful body.
{\i1}My{\i0} body.

EveTaku :: I am an astral being released from the ether.
A doll without a physical body.
But I finally found an empty vessel.
A wonderful body.
My very own body.

HorribleSubs :: I am an astral being released from the ether.
I am a doll without a physical body.
But I have obtained an empty vessel.
It is a wonderful body.
It is my body.

uyA :: I am an astral entity, freed from the æther.
A doll with no body.
But now, I’ve found an empty vessel…
A wonderful body…
A body all my own…

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

 

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Essential 1.

Shinku to Suigintou.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 01

Aidoru :: You’ve gone and done it this time, Suigintou.
>I prefer not to fight with artificial spirits.
>Come, Meimei.

Asenshi :: Quite the show you’ve put up, Suigintou.
>This is getting troublesome now that your artificial spirit has been awakened.
>Follow me, Mei Mei.

EveTaku :: Now you’ve done it, Suigintou.
Getting our artificial spirits involved too? How boring.
Come along, Meimei.

HorribleSubs :: You have really done it this time, Suigintou.
>We can’t have you setting your artificial spirit on us.
>Come along, Meimei.

uyA :: How dare you, Suigintou!?
>Must you force me to call out my Spirit?
>Come, Meimei.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 2.

Shinku explaining the top-tier plot of the show.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 02

Aidoru :: There are seven dolls of the Rozen Maiden. Seven sisters…
We were created from one of the seven pieces of the Rosa Mystica.
Each one of us is a seventh of the whole.
And us pieces must return to form the whole once more.
That’s why we fight.
To be reborn as Alice, the girl of Father’s dreams.

Asenshi :: The Rosa Mystica has originally been a whole,
but it was broken up into seven fragments and those were reworked into dolls.
Each received a seventh of the Rosa Mystica.
However, the seven fragments have to be reunited again.
Which is why we fight.
So that we can be reborn as Alice,
as our dear father’s long-held dream of a maiden.

EveTaku :: There are seven Rozen Maiden dolls…
Seven sisters.
We were created with seven fragments of one Rosa Mystica,
so each of us are only one-seventh of a whole.
The seven parts must once again be made whole.
That’s the reason for which we fight.
So that Father’s dream of birthing the perfect girl, Alice, can be realized.

HorribleSubs :: There are a total of seven Rozen Maiden Dolls. Seven sisters.
Seven sisters.
Each doll is made of one of
seven pieces of a shattered Rosa Mystica…
…so each one of us is one seventh.
Each of seven pieces must return to the whole…
…so we must fight.
We fight, so we may hatch into our father’s dream girl, Alice.

uyA :: There are seven Rozen Maiden dolls.
Seven sisters.
Seven dolls, each with a fragment of a single Rosa Mystica.
Each is simply one part of seven.
And someday, those seven parts must become one again.
That is why we fight.
To become Alice–the girl Father dreams of.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 3.

Suiseiseki whining about whatever.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 03

Aidoru :: When Suiseiseki awoke, Souseiseki was already tricked into making a contract with that bad human!
We were always together until then…
But I said “no, I don’t want that!”

Asenshi :: As I woke up,
Souseiseki had already formed a contract, guilefully deceived by that horrible human!{join with above}
We were inseparable until then, doing everything in unison.
Which was why I said I didn’t want to.

EveTaku :: By the time I woke up, Souseiseki had already been tricked by that evil human
into forming a contract with him!
We were always together no matter what,
so I told her I didn’t want to do it!

HorribleSubs :: When I awoke, Souseiseki had been
tricked by that bad human…
…into forming a contract with him.
I don’t know what happened…
…because we have always been done
everything together until now.
So, I told her that I didn’t want to!

uyA :: When I woke up, that evil human had already tricked Souseiseki and formed a contract with her!
We’d always been together! So I couldn’t!

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 4.

Comic Relief-chan, joining the party.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 04

Aidoru :: Pizzicato.
I’ve finally found them, I think.
Shinku and Suiseiseki aren’t formidable foes, I think.
I’ll get two pieces of the Rosa Mystica at once, I think!

Asenshi :: Pizzicato,
we’ve finally, {\i1}finally{\i0} tracked them down, or haven’t we?
There is no need to fear Shinku and Suiseiseki, or is there?
With this, we’ll be able to get two Rosa Mystica at once, or won’t we?

EveTaku :: Pizzicato,
have I… have I finally found them?
Do I see Shinku and Suiseiseki together?
Does this mean that I can get two Rosa Mystica at once?

HorribleSubs :: Pizzicato!
Have we really, finally found them?
Perhaps Shinku and Suiseiseki nothing to fear after all!
Perhaps I will end up possessing not one,
but two Rosa Mystica all at once!

uyA :: Pizzicato!
I finally, finally tracked them down!
Shinku and Suiseiseki just aren’t cautious enough.
I’ll be able to take two Rosa Mysticas at once!

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 5.

Suigintou and Souseiseki have a conversation.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 05

Aidoru :: Seeing you alone is rather empty and pathetic.
>Say what you will.
>Every one of my sisters are incomplete as well.

Asenshi :: You look so weak and pitiful by yourself.
>Say whatever you wish.
>After all, we sisters are all incomplete beings.

EveTaku :: You look so pitiful, alone and without your other half.
Say whatever you want.
{\i1}All{\i0} of us are incomplete beings, after all.

HorribleSubs :: You look pathetic and incomplete all by yourself.
Say what you like.
>Every one of us sisters is essentially incomplete.

uyA :: You seem so… incomplete when I see you alone.
>I’ve told you before. All seven of us are incomplete works.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 6.

Suigintou to Shinku.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 06

Aidoru :: Say, Shinku.
We were born to despair.
For that is the fate of the Alice Game.

Asenshi :: Say, Shinku.
Were we brought into this world only to suffer?
Such is our fate in the Alice Game, after all.

EveTaku :: Hey, Shinku.
Never forget that we were created to feel despair,
for that is our fate in the Alice Game.

HorribleSubs :: You know, Shinku…
We were born to fall into despair.
For that is the destiny of the Alice Game.

uyA :: Remember, Shinku.
We were born to feel despair.
That’s the meaning of the Alice Game.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 7.

Kirakishou to Hina (I’m as alarmed as you are that I actually know these dolls’ names).

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 07

Aidoru :: The seventh doll does not have a physical presence.
Yet I cannot reach Alice. So…
I will compensate for my shortcomings and become the best Maiden.

Asenshi :: The seventh doll has no physical body of her own.
But she still falls short of becoming Alice.
Which is why…
I will put myself inside another.
I’m to become a supreme maiden.

EveTaku :: The seventh doll doesn’t have a physical body.
But, even so, she cannot become Alice.
That’s why…
I’m going to find what I’m missing and become the perfect girl.

HorribleSubs :: As Doll No.7, I have no physical body.
Yet I am still unable to attain Alice.
Which is why…
…I must supplement myself,
to become the supreme maiden.

uyA :: I have no body.
But I can never become Alice without one.
So..
I need something more to become the perfect girl…

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 8.

Comic Relief-chan making a strong “best girl” case.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 08

Aidoru :: Girl power, to the rescue!
>What was that?
The second Rozen Maiden, Kanaria, here, I think.
My master is Mit-chan, I think.

Asenshi :: Here goes!
An elegant entry for the boss of the Maiden, or isn’t it?
>What is going on?!
Kanaria’s the second of the Rozen Maiden dolls, or isn’t she?
Mii-chan is my Master, or isn’t she?

EveTaku :: Rozen leader, dropping in with style!
What was that?!
I’m the second Rozen Maiden doll, Kanaria.
My master is Micchan, I think?

HorribleSubs :: Perhaps the guardian maiden will make her elegant arrival!
>What the-?!
Perhaps I am Rozen Maiden Doll No.2, Kanaria.
Are you my master, Bub?

uyA :: The maidenly don dazzles the stage!
>What!?
I’m the second Rozen Maiden doll, Canaria…
My master is Micchan…

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 9.

Hina explaining how she just got Mami’d.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 09

Aidoru :: You know, Hina was eaten.
>How horrible…
My body is gone now… but you were my close friend, Shinku, so I’ll give you my Rosa Mystica.

Asenshi :: Hina was eaten up.
>How could that be?
My body has already been consumed,
but I’ll give my Rosa Mystica to my beloved Shinku.

EveTaku :: I got eaten by someone.
>That’s horrible…
I don’t have a body anymore, but I’ll give you my Rosa Mystica because I loved you, Shinku.

HorribleSubs :: Because I got eaten.
>That’s horrible!
My body has been eaten up…
…but I’ll give my Rosa Mystica
to you because I loved you.

uyA :: I’ve been eaten…
>Unbelievable…
My body’s been eaten, but I like you, so you can have my Rosa Mystica.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 10.

Mr. Snuggles explaining the concept of doors.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) 10

Aidoru :: That which connects a place with another place.
That is the definition of a door.
What lies beyond is the N-Field.
Will you open it, or will you not?

Asenshi :: What is connecting one place to another?
That is the {\i1}door{\i0}.
The N-Field lies ahead.
Open it, or open it not?

EveTaku :: A door which connects two worlds together: a portal.
What lies on the other side is the N-field.
Will you open it?
Will you not open it?

HorribleSubs :: A door is something that joins one place to another place.
An N-Field is on the other side.
Will you open it?
Will you not open it?

uyA :: “Doors” connect place to place.
Beyond lies the n-Field.
Will you open? Or will you not?

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Decision Point:

Those ten were enough. Show me the results.
I could do with ten more choices, so I’ll keep reading from here.

Expanded 1.

Jun’s sister discovering Jun may be straight for dolls.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E01

Aidoru :: So you’ve begun to take an interest in girls at last…
I should send mum and dad an e-mail.

Asenshi :: So Jun-kun’s finally interested in girls,
just like all the other boys.
I need to email Mum and Dad.

EveTaku :: You’re finally starting to be interested in girls like every other boy your age.
I have to tell Mom and Dad!

HorribleSubs :: So, you finally have a normal interest in girls, Jun.
I have to email Mom and Dad!

uyA :: You’re finally noticing girls, aren’t you?
I’ve gotta go text Mom and Dad about this!

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 2.

Shinku scolding Jun for his… less-than-classy treatment of her.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E02

Aidoru :: My my, touching a lady’s body like that.

Asenshi :: Seriously.
So we’re feeling up ladies now, aren’t we?

EveTaku :: My goodness.
Fondling a lady like that…

HorribleSubs :: Honestly.
I cannot believe you would be so quick to fondle a lady.

uyA :: Hmph. How rude of you to touch a lady in such a manner without so much as a greeting beforehand.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 3.

Shinku laying down the law.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E03

Aidoru :: Kiss it.
>Why the heck would I kiss it!
Then pour me a cup of tea and bring it here.
>A cup of tea?
Extract at 95°C… and bring me some warm milk as well.

Asenshi :: Kiss it.
>Like I’d do something like that!
Well, then bring me some black tea.
>Black tea?!
Take the leaves out at just above 95 degrees.
Add some warm milk as well.

EveTaku :: Kiss it.
Like hell I will!
Then prepare some black tea for me and bring it here.
Tea?!
Bring it to around ninety-five degrees and add some warm milk.

HorribleSubs :: Kiss it.
>The hell I will!
Very well, then make and bring me a pot of black tea.
>Black tea?
Boil the water at a temperature above 95°C
and serve it with warm milk.

uyA :: Kiss it.
>No way!
Very well. Bring me tea, then.
>Tea!?
Brewed no cooler than 203 degrees.
And some warm milk, as well.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 4.

Shinku telling it straight.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E04

Aidoru :: The temperature’s too low. The leaves have all opened and the flavour’s gone.
I can’t call this ‘tea’.

Asenshi :: The temperature is too low.
The leaves did not properly open.
And the aroma has faded.
You can hardly call this black tea.

EveTaku :: The temperature is too low.
The leaves haven’t fully opened, and the aroma is too subtle.
This can hardly be called “tea.”

HorribleSubs :: It isn’t nearly hot enough.
The leaves haven’t fully opened and it has lost its aroma.
I would hardly call this black tea.

uyA :: This is simply too cold.
The leaves haven’t even opened, yet the aroma is already spent.
I can’t even describe this as tea.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 5.

Souseiseki being the worst girl.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E05

Aidoru :: Have you called upon me, master?
I, the fourth doll of the Rozen Maiden.

Asenshi :: You called, Master?
The fourth of the Rozen Maiden dolls, Souseiseki, is here.

EveTaku :: Did you call, Master?
For the fourth Rozen Maiden doll, Souseiseki?

HorribleSubs :: Did you summon me, Master?
I, Rozen Maiden Doll No.4.

uyA :: You called, Master?
I am the fourth Rozen Maiden doll, Souseiseki.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 6.

Suiseiseki giving important background details.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E06

Aidoru :: At any rate, Suiseiseki, you must have had a human wind you up.
>Yes.
>But…
Something’s not right. What did you do with your ring?
>I won’t give this ring to a human like that!

Asenshi :: Certainly, you’ve been brought to life by another human through the wind-up key.
>Yes, I have.
>However…
This is strange.
What happened to your ring?
>I’m not giving it to a horrible person like him!

EveTaku :: Someone must have wound your key, correct?
Yes,
but…
This whole thing feels odd.
What about your ring?
I would never give my ring to such a human!

HorribleSubs :: A human must have wound your key as well.
>Yes, but…
This is very odd. Where is your ring?
>I won’t give it to anyone like him!

uyA :: Were you not wound by a human, Suiseiseki?
>I was… But…
That’s odd, then. Why are you not wearing your ring?
>As if I would even give a ring to that kind of human!

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 7.

Shinku having an important conversation with Suiseiseki.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E07

Aidoru :: You’re lucky that that human let you go.
He probably didn’t know it yet.
The meaning behind the pair, of the twin dolls.
He will be seeking your ring, before long.

Asenshi :: That human…
I am surprised he would let you escape by yourself.
He probably does not realize the meaning behind twin dolls.
But sooner or later, he {\i1}will{\i0} come for your ring.

EveTaku :: That human let you get away without a second thought.
It is likely that he doesn’t fully understand
the importance of the twins being together.
But, sooner or later, he will come after your ring.

HorribleSubs :: I’m surprised that human let go of you so easily.
I suspect that whoever he was, he did not realize…
…the pairing significance of twin dolls.
Sooner or later, he will come for your ring.

uyA :: So the human let you go…
He must not understand how connected you are.
Sooner or later, he’ll come to take your ring.

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 8.

Deep.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E08

Aidoru :: You’re crying again.
>Souseiseki…
Seeing you cry like that…
It was… like watching myself in the mirror.

Asenshi :: Are you… crying again…?
>Souseiseki!
Your tear-stained face…
It’s like…
It’s like seeing my real self in the mirror.
I hated it.

EveTaku :: Souseiseki!
Whenever I saw you cry,
it… it reminded me of myself.
I hated it.

HorribleSubs :: You’re crying again.
>Souseseki…
Seeing the tears on your face…
…is like…
…is like looking at my own face in a mirror.
I always hated it.

uyA :: Crying… again?
>Souseiseki…
Your crying face… It’s…
I hate it… It’s like looking at my own in a mirror…

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 9.

Yes.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E09

Aidoru :: This is amazing. What a pleasurable sensation!
I’m overflowing with power!

Asenshi :: Amazing!
This feeling… it’s unbelievable.
M-My power is overflowing!

EveTaku :: Wow… How can this feel {\i1}so{\i0} good?
I-I feel like I’m going to burst!

HorribleSubs :: This is incredible.
It feels so good.
I… I’m so powerful, I could burst open!

uyA :: It’s amazing…
It feels so good!
I can feel the power flowing through me!

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 10.

At least the roses in this show are pretty.

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Rozen Maiden (2013) E10

Aidoru :: I am an Astral, released from the bounds of the Æther…
A doll without a physical presence.
But I’ve obtained an empty vessel.
A wonderful body.
My body.

Asenshi :: I’m an astral body released from the ether.
A doll with no physical body.
But I received one.
An empty vessel.
A beautiful body.
{\i1}My{\i0} body.

EveTaku :: I am an astral being released from the ether.
A doll without a physical body.
But I finally found an empty vessel.
A wonderful body.
My very own body.

HorribleSubs :: I am an astral being released from the ether.
I am a doll without a physical body.
But I have obtained an empty vessel.
It is a wonderful body.
It is my body.

uyA :: I am an astral entity, freed from the æther.
A doll with no body.
But now, I’ve found an empty vessel…
A wonderful body…
A body all my own…

If the alternative to these subs is playing with dolls then break out my teaset :: N/A. They all suck.

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13 Comments

Calyrica says:

All that both of care about:

Anyone leave in the ~desu?

Dark_Sage says:

Nope. But Asenshi mentioned they’d be putting it in as a second track in episode 2+.

Dark_Sage says:

Overall scores…
Aidoru: 4 times
Asenshi: 6 times
EveTaku: 4 times
HorribleSubs: 2 times
uyA: 4 times
Looks like your best bet is Asenshi

Gonna chalk this up as no clear winner.

Solaristics says:

Whichever one has the Desu~ wins then?

Solaristics says:

~desu* ( ¬‿¬)

Hairy says:

Aidoru: 2 times
Asenshi: 6 times
EveTaku: 6 times
HorribleSubs: 2 times
uyA: 4 times
It’s a tie between Asenshi and EveTaku

Another tie.

After just the essentials…
Aidoru: 1 time
Asenshi: 1 time
EveTaku: 1 time
HorribleSubs: 1 time
uyA: 5 times
Looks like your best bet is uyA
I thought it seemed like all my preferences were from the same source.

At the end…
Aidoru: 1 times
Asenshi: 4 times
EveTaku: 5 times
HorribleSubs: 3 times
uyA: 5 times
It’s a tie between uyA and EveTaku.
So much for getting conclusive results…

Fyurie says:

Overall scores…
Aidoru: 4 times
Asenshi: 4 times
EveTaku: 3 times
HorribleSubs: 5 times
uyA: 4 times
Looks like your best bet is HorribleSubs

What the hell happened there? ._.

kokujin-kun says:

Aidoru: 0 times
Asenshi: 4 times
EveTaku: 2 times
HorribleSubs: 4 times
uyA: 5 times
Looks like your best bet is uyA

gg uyA.

temp_late says:

Aidoru: 1 time
Asenshi: 4 times
EveTaku: 7 times
HorribleSubs: 1 time
uyA: 7 times
It’s a tie between EveTaku and uyA

Split decision. To break it, I’m gonna have to -1 uyA for showing me their crying face.

Nawak says:

With the extended scores :

Aidoru: 7 times
Asenshi: 9 times
EveTaku: 6 times
HorribleSubs: 3 times
uyA: 5 times
Looks like your best bet is Asenshi

With only the essentials, Asenshi came out first, EveTaku second and Aidoru being close third.

I guess I’ll go with Asenshi.

i try really( i type too spacez) says:

havent watch tis so i ctrlf desu an i can only find that word in comment section why not posting desu in comparison lemme guess they are same rite

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