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Brigadoon: Marin to Melan

Brigadoon: Marin to Melan

Alternative Titles

English: Brigadoon
Synonyms: Brigadoon Marin and Melan, MariMera
Japanese: ブリガドーン まりんとメラン


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 2000 to Feb 9, 2001
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #18752
Popularity: #3348
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Marin is a typical junior high school girl with a sunny disposition and a loving adoptive family. Her life takes a drastic change when a mysterious mirage is seen in the sky above the entire earth. Killer androids called Monomakia descend to earth from the formation in the sky called Brigadoon and begin to hunt down little Marin. She discovers a blue bottle in a shrine as she seeks escape and from the bottle comes a protector, a sword carrying gun slinging alien called Melan Blue, together they must save the earth and deal with family crisis, school prejudice and the police and come to an understanding of Marins past and Melans unexplained mission, as well as learn to trust each other. Set in 1969 Japan with a colorful cast of friends and enemies.

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Adaptation: Brigadoon

Characters & Voice Actors

Shintani, Mayumi
Shintani, Mayumi
Asagi, Marin
Asagi, Marin
Kawana, Midori
Kawana, Midori
Blue, Melan
Blue, Melan
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Alo, Makota
Alo, Makota
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Midorikawa, Hikaru


Kouchiyama, Takashi
Yonetani, Yoshitomo
Director, Planning
Ookuma, Akira
Sound Director
Takamatsu, Shinji

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Sep 21, 2009
Most anime series can be neatly categorized into some kind of cliche-ridden group or another: magical girls, mecha, sports, slice of life, ecchi. "Magical girl" series, for example, will always have prepubescent girls with colorful wands, long transformation sequences and brains the size of a Chinese dumpling. That, my dear kiddies, is "cliche". It causes cancer.

Brigadoon, I am happy to report, does not suffer the cliches usually associated with certain anime categories or genres. It simply doesn't belong to any. In fact, It will quietly defy all attempts at categorization and will summarily step on your face if you attempt it.

Brigadoon Marin to Melan's story read more
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Sep 15, 2010
As others have reviewed before, this anime is very hard to categorize and it's due to that, which makes this anime shine. It's not simply a clone of another series. It's what every anime should aspire to be.

First of all, it has the human weapon as male (a rather good looking one at that) rather than female as seems to be the standard in anime, seemingly push this from an ecchi shounen aspect to a more shoujo one. Most series if they want to reverse it, either make the human weapon as some ugly robot, as some monster hybrid or some female cute monster. That's read more
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Nov 1, 2011
Sunrise, being one of the two meta-studios capable of funding anything their collective minds can fathom, decided that GaoGaiGar's director had something goin' for him.
Leaving his only legacy for Sunrise two quirky arthouses; the enamoring but puzzling Brigadoon, and the philosophical/medical study, Betterman. Of the two, Brigadoon succeeds as both a step away from source inspirations and how to mindfuck someone and the recipient not feel violated.

Brigadoon starts off as simple as the oldest mecha genre can be; plucky girl, Marin, has external problems that do little to upset his/her upbeat view of life. All of a sudden... robot invaders strike!
The military is ineffective!
They seem read more
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Oct 21, 2012
This anime is certainly up there as one of the weirdest yet intriguing anime series I have ever seen. In many ways this series showcases how mixing completely different themes and genres and even animation styles has given Japanese animation such a varied and unpredictable pallet.


Our main character is a zany 13 year old orphan girl called Marin who lives in a small town and usually just goes about her day with her head in the clouds delivering newspapers. Suddenly and without warning Marin starts being chased out of nowhere by mechanical monsters. This incident leads her to come across a tiny capsule like bottle read more
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Both are two anime that are legitimately depressing.
Also both are two of the best anime ever made. 
reportRecommended by NataliaIsMyWaifu
Both look like generic, light-hearted shows at the beginning... until the plot really begins to kick in. Both also involve a young girl living through quite a bit of hardship. 
reportRecommended by greymousie
In a world of another planet in which only men reside, Otaru is the main character who wants to prove himself regardless of what others think of him. He accidentally encounters the marionettes who seem to have a few circuits and bolts short from all the other normal marionettes-they seem to actually think and feel. Meanwhile, evil arises that calls Otaru and the Marionettes to fight to save the world at all costs...In Brigadoon it's Humanoid Mecha meets Human...only the roles are reversed (in a way) Marin is a young girl who accidentally encounters Melan Blue, a Monomakia from a place called Brigadoon, as she  read more 
reportRecommended by mousecake
The girl with special power, needed to save both Earth and another world, and superhuman warrior from that world, who protects her and even betrayed his commanders for her sake. 
reportRecommended by Vla
From space they arrive and protect a younger opposite gender in building destroying fights. Thats about all i could think of and in birdy the main male character is interested mostly in humans. 
reportRecommended by ran88dom99
These series were made a few years apart, but had some of the same people doing writing and character design, and it shows. While the main plots of these two shows are very different, both are sci-fi series with mecha or mecha-like robots. If you like robot sword fights, you might like both: in particular, Melan's fighting style bears some similarity to the style Van uses when riding Dann. The major similarity, though, is in the central relationships. Both shows are about the friendship between a young teenage orphan and an older, stronger male protector whom she has a crush on. Melan's personality is very  read more 
reportRecommended by Mouse2010

Opening Theme

"Blue of Wind, Green of Sea (Kaze no Ao, Umi no Midori) " by Ikuko

Ending Theme

"Rainbow Colored Treasure (Niji Iro no Takaramono)" by KAORI

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