Ranked #5027

Boukyaku no Senritsu

Alternative Titles

English: The Melody of Oblivion
Japanese: 忘却の旋律


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2004 to Sep 22, 2004
Premiered: Spring 2004
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 02:54 (JST)
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #50272
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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.

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Nishikiori, Hiroshi
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Tsuruoka, Yota
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Opening Theme

"Will" by Lisa Komine

Ending Theme

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

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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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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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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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Jan 22, 2012
I've never really been compelled to write a review about a show before, but Melody of Oblivion is truly one that deserves some sort of warning before going into it. I naively thought that a show made by J.C. Staff (with some help from Gainax) would be something thought provoking, or at least, entertaining. However, incompetent storytelling, bad characterization, terrible dialogue, and extremely poor use of allegory and symbolism torpedo any potential this show could have had.

STORY: The premise of the story was what compelled me to at least try Melody of Oblivion. I thought that a storyline about a warrior fighting a war that read more
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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 
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Both series has similar artwork
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Both series' stories are gets darker as the episodes progresses

Melody of Oblivion and SoulTaker are two series that executes horror in a way that is seen as horror at a more realistic level. 
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it is mostly the feel of the story, especially the psychological part (even though NGE is more confusing than MoO)

the story plot is similar in the sense that the good guys, Meros Warriors (MoO) and Evangelion (NGE), and the bad guys, Monsters (MoO) and Angels (NGE), battle what seemed to be a very long battle..

both endings are about the same where they are left hanging, and left for the viewers to imagine. 
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