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Melody of Oblivion

Melody of Oblivion

Alternative Titles

English: Melody of Oblivion
Synonyms: Boukyaku no Senritsu
Japanese: 忘却の旋律


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2004 to Sep 22, 2004
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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A great war occurred in the 20th century between humans and monsters. Since that time, the monsters rule the world in fear but keep relatively hidden from public view. A boy named Bokka ponders the past and wonders what became of the Meros Warriors who defended the world so bravely against the demons. He soon meets Kurofune and learns of the power of the Meros and the I-bar machines they ride in battle. Warriors are the only ones who can see and hear the Melody of Oblivion, a phantom girl hidden away waiting to be rescued and be the savior of mankind. During a battle between Kurofune and a demon, Bokka discovers something only his wildest dreams could possibly imagine...he too can hear that melody. Throughout his journeys, Bokka meets many monsters and their agents, friends, and companions as he discovers the true extent of his new powers. He must continue to battle evil in the hope of releasing Boukyaku no Senritsu and free a world that has forgotten its once beautiful melody.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Melody of Oblivion

Characters & Voice Actors

Ninna-Nanna, Koko
Ninna-Nanna, Koko
Tamura, Yukari
Tamura, Yukari
Sheh, Stephanie
Sheh, Stephanie
Requiem, Toune
Requiem, Toune
Kobayashi, Sanae
Kobayashi, Sanae
Dickson, Tricia
Dickson, Tricia
Serenade, Bocca
Serenade, Bocca
Kuwashima, Houko
Kuwashima, Houko
Sroka, Ted
Sroka, Ted
Tsukinomori, Sayoko
Tsukinomori, Sayoko
Asano, Masumi
Asano, Masumi
Savage, Carrie
Savage, Carrie


Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Enokido, Yoji
Script, Series Composition
Masui, Souichi

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Jul 25, 2008
In all honesty, Melody of Oblivion could have had potential to go in many good directions. However, due to poor character development, confusion with plot linearity, and a set of 4 ridiculous ending episodes to any series I have witnessed, that potential was unfortunately wasted.

In our story, we find Bokka, a teenage boy living in a new century following a bloody, violent war between humanity and their enemies, the monsters. Warriors fighting for humanity, the Melos Warriors ultimately lost and became nothing but a legend. After the first episode, our protagonist finds out that he holds the same power as the legendary Melos Warrior read more
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Dec 6, 2008
The first time I saw this series I spent the next day frantically attempting to relay what I had witnessed to some of my friends, however, I was at a loss:
And that was just the FIRST TWO EPISODES.
Melody of Oblivion (or MOO, as I've taken to calling it) is a series i'd recommend to everyone. Why? Because it is a spectacular failure. Wonderfully awful. The series tries very hard to take itself seriously but that's a lot more than i'd expect out of anyone viewing it. I've come to refer to this show occasionally as 'the read more
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Jun 21, 2009
...In a world where monsters have taken control, and human sacrifices are made to please them...

That basically sums up the story here. Smaller story lines tend to form while watching, but end very quickly, often in the same episode. If you enjoy subtle horror, and action as the hero tries to save the day, then you have a good anime here.

But wait! What is this? The last four episodes involve crude humor that is not pleasing in any way... some could call it... freakishly startling? It does have a point in the story line, these weird images they show before and read more
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Aug 13, 2010
Full lit of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:

This is one of those animes that tries to cater both sides of the spectrum. You know, there are the A types and the B types, one wants a good story and an interesting cast, the other wants action and boobs, and when they meet they usually mock each other’s tastes because they know better...
Anyway, this series tries to have both. Both spectacular action and fan service that would thrill mr.B and nauseate mr.A and still throw in a good story and developed characters that would interest read more
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Similar story telling and animation .
Gainax going nuts again
Both of them have stories that are utterly baffling and yet profound and gripping.
atleast the first half of Dragonaut will remind you of Melody.
1. they ride machines, that have a human form.
2. the riders have a special bond with machine
3. the protagonist's lover gets captured (first half of Dragonaut)
4. the lover is condemned to fate forced away from protagonist
5. they go in space
6. the lover has pink hair
sorry for spoilers, and Dragonaut's machines are dragons not machines, i think, they kinda look like machines though
Both series feature a war being fought for humanity, Melody of Oblivion after the war is over, and Gunbuster as the war is being fought. Gunbuster has superior animation, characters, and story to Melody of Oblivion though.
Main male is the loser at school, runs away with main female
Main characters have a link with their mecha
Main female "had a thing" (kinda a stretch in Eureka Seven) for the main males role model but then falls in love with main male
The group travels alot
Part of Rebelling group

Opening Theme

"Will" by Lisa Komine

Ending Theme

"Tenohira no Hikari (てのひらの光)" by Minawo

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