Because it sure does seem that way.
Rozen Maiden is basically an anime about a doll maker, Rozen, with the vision of a perfect girl, Alice. He kept on creating beautiful dolls, but none of them were Alice material. So he gave them all artificial spirits and created "The Alice Game," where all seven of the dolls would try to steal everyone elses artificial spirits, meet their father Rozen, and become Alice. It's mostly a Supernatural and Drama anime, but there's comedy in it. Not much romance at all, though.
It's a really great anime