The second season of Rozen Maiden, subtitled Träumend (トロイメント toroimento) has a slightly darker tone. Träumend is German for "dreaming." The episodes are more plot-driven and deal with topics such as "Father" - the Rozen Maiden's creator - and the inevitable conclusion to the Alice Game. Jun does not yet attend school (he has much work to make up before he can go back), but studies at home and at the local library. He is much more willing and eager to go outside the house than he was in the first season, and seems to have even grown fond of the ever-present dolls. Shinku has also been changed, thanks to the events of the previous season, but she is still as aristocratic as ever, lecturing and punishing Jun at every opportunity. Several new non-doll characters are introduced, including a riddle-spouting, tuxedo-attired anthropomorphic rabbit and two mysterious men who operate a doll shop. The final group of dolls also appear this season: Kanaria, the second doll, Barasuishou, the imposter who introduces herself as the seventh doll, and Kirakishou, the true seventh doll (though not by name, as she is only seen briefly in the ending credits).

Rozen Maiden: Träumend consists of twelve episodes that began airing on October 20, 2005 and ended on January 26, 2006. Only the first volume of DVDs - including the first four episodes - is currently available in North America, after Geneon canceled its North American releases in September 2007. On July 3, 2008, Geneon Entertainment and Funimation Entertainment announced an agreement to distribute select titles in North America. While Geneon Entertainment will still retain the license, Funimation Entertainment will assume exclusive rights to the manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution of select titles. Rozen Maiden and Rozen Maiden Traumend were two of several titles involved in the deal Funimation Entertainment and Geneon Retrieved July 3, 2008, thus raising hopes that Träumend would be released in its entirety. Volume 2 was officially released in North America on October 28, 2008.

List of Episodes

No. Screenshot Title Translation Air date
01 S2EP01 Screenshot Rozenkristall
(薔薇水晶 Barasuishou)
Rose Crystal October 20, 2005
02 S2EP02 Screenshot Enju
Enju October 27, 2005
03 S2EP03 Screenshot Kanarienvogel
(金糸雀 Kanaria)
Canary November 3, 2005
04 S2EP04 Screenshot Vereinbarung
(契約 Keiyaku)
Agreement November 10, 2005
05 S2EP05 Screenshot Der Brief
(手紙 Tegami)
The Letter November 17, 2005
06 S2EP06 Screenshot Engel
(天使 Tenshi)
Angel November 24, 2005
07 S2EP07 Screenshot Teegesellschaft
(茶会 Chakai)
Tea Party December 1, 2005
08 S2EP08 Screenshot Puppenmacher
(人形師 Ningyoushi)
Doll Maker December 8, 2005
09 S2EP09 Screenshot Der Tadel
(戒 Imashime)
The Rebuke December 15, 2005
10 S2EP10 Screenshot Tomoe
Tomoe January 12, 2006
11 S2EP11 Screenshot Rosengarten
(薔薇園 Baraen)
Rose Garden January 19, 2006
12 S2EP12 Screenshot Alice
(少女 Shoujo)
Alice January 26, 2006

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