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Kanji 真紅
Rōmaji Shinku
Title Reiner Rubin (Pure Ruby)[1]
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Gender Female
Status Deceased (Manga)[2],
Alive (Anime)
Alice Game
Number Fifth Rozen Maiden
Master Alice (Formerly)[3],
Jun Sakurada[4] (Formerly)[2]
Artificial Spirit Holie
Weapons Rose Petals
Voice Actors
Japanese Miyuki Sawashiro
English Luci Christian
Special Yui Horie (Drama CD)
First Appearance
Manga Phase 1
Anime Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen - Episode 01

Shinku (真紅 Reiner Rubin / Crimson) is the fifth doll of the Rozen Maiden series and the main female protagonist of most media.


Shinku has light, blonde hair, kept in two twin tails tied at the back of her head, and blue eyes. She wears a red gown with a matching shawl and bonnet as accessories. Her bonnet is fastened with a black ribbon, which is tied into a bow at her neck and held in place with a red rose brooch.


Shinku seems to be quite a spoiled, cold, unappreciative, royal queen-like character, although she has a strong sense of nobility and cares deeply for her sisters and Jun.She seems to love nothing more than consistently abusing her master, Jun Sakurada, be it by slapping (sometimes with her ponytails), kicking, or hitting him when he doesn't comply with her order or touches her, as she treats him as her servant. Her main goal in life is to win the Alice Game and become Alice. Her motto is originally, "To live is to fight." Over time, with Jun's guidance, she abandons this idea and only fights to protect others.

Regardless of her regal, cool-hearted personality, she is also portrayed to be a bit childish, whenever watching her favorite television program, "Detective Kun-Kun", she is often shown to believe the episode's happenings to be true. For example, when a villain was sneaking up behind Kun-Kun in one episode, Shinku screams for him to get out of the way. She also seems to be a hardcore fan, once even sending away for a detective kit given away in a contest. Shinku has a fear of cats due to one of her previous master's pet feline, which came terribly close to swallowing her wind-up key.



Rozen Maiden: Die Zwillinge

Rozen Maiden: Rot-Schwarz

Rozen Maiden 0

Rozen Maiden

Manga Season 1

Die Romane der Rozen Maiden: Schwarzer Wind

Die Romane der Rozen Maiden: Kalkgrün Augen

Manga Season 2

Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen



Weapons and Skills

Despite Shinku's aristocratic mannerism she is a well balanced fighter amongst the dolls. She will not shy away to use her hands and legs in combat. If she is angry she will home in on her enemies even overpowering Suigintou with just her hands alone.

For ranged attacks she uses a flurry of red petals to knock her opponents off balance. She is capable of turning her roses into sharp needles to shoot at her targets. She is also quite adapt of using her artificial spirit Holie.


References and Citations

  1. Literal Translation
  2. 2.0 2.1 Final Tale
  3. Rozen Maiden: Rot-Schwarz
  4. Prologue Part II