The old Rozen Maiden anime chose not to follow the original manga. Instead it invented its own plot, featured a unique Rozen Maiden doll not found in the manga and ended with an open ending. In a yet bolder move Rozen Maiden 2013 ditches the old anime completely, strictly following the manga instead. It also jumps straight to the 8th volume in the manga, a move that will not doubt confuse most of the viewers. Of course, none of these issues hold it back from being one of the best anime to air this season.