Synonyms: Kowarekake no Orgol, Half-Broken Music Box
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 31, 2009
28 min. per episode
G - All Ages
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SynopsisIn 2039, helper androids are widespread as general purpose electronics.
Keiichiro lost his family in a traffic accident and retired from his band. One day, he finds an old model android in a garbage dump. He takes her home, but after taking her to a repair shop he was told that she couldn't be repaired, so he plans to throw her away. The next day, Keiichiro finds her making breakfast for him. Thus begin the summer days of an android with no memories and a dreamless boy.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Kowarekake no Orgel
Side story: Kowarekake no Orgel Special
Alternative version: Kowarekake no Orgel (Movie)
Characters & Voice Actors
The story about a human and an android that helping human is pretty much common in these days. We can say "Sora no Otonoshimo, chobits, Eve no jikan, and many others". They present the same things, its about an android (a robot that looks like a human) that helping their master. But neither those anime really hook me off, until i met Kowarekake no Orgel.
There isnt any strong linear plot on this anime. but basically, Kowarekake no Orgel is focussing on how Keiichiro Kawada spending time with Flower (his android) on the summer days. So what's the fun?
The synopsis may sounds boring, but dont be arrogant. Honestly this anime is great at presenting the story especially the drama within in the story. While many 1 episode anime is rushing the story, but not in Kowareka no Orgel. The story is quite slow and very alluring,furthermore the way how the present every scenes its pretty enchanting and . The way how they bring the audience feelings (in this case, me) is pretty smooth. There isnt any exaggerate moments, Kowarekake made it naturally like the water flow in the river even in the ending, i dont realize if my tears had fallen.
The art in this anime is pretty nice. The background is so bright and pretty details too. Furthermore, its really suitable with the animation itself. The background itself improving the atmosphere that happen in the series, like colorful and bright background makes us (the viewers) realize that this is on happy and cheerful moments and we cant help to feel the happy too. But beside of all that, the quality in this art is pretty common for the other anime.
The character design is pretty much adorable too. Especially flower, she is pretty cute and really likeable character.
As for the "music" genre, i didnt really notice any songs in this anime. But beside of that, the BGM in this anime is really touchy and improving the emotion feels. With some piano sound, its really hyped up the mood. Especially in the ending, the BGM that using music boxes is pretty calming and touching. At that time, i cant help to shed my tears. and for The voice actor, they did a good job, every seiyuu in this anime really liven up the characters.
The characters in this anime is really likeable. Like i said before, Flower is maybe can turn you into a lolicon. The cheerful and clumsy personality that she has really makes the show became more attractive and beside Flower, we have Keiichiro as the main character. Keiichiro is more taciturn and quiet, but thats what makes this pairing become more interesting since they're filling each of their shortage. and within 28 minutes of the show, we will see a great development character especially on Keiichiro.
Kowarekake no Orgel is an amazing one episode anime. With just 28 minutes, we like having a complex package of emotional things. You will feel happy at the moment but after a while you will feel sad or maybe ended up crying. What i really love is the way how this anime ended up, The ending is really satisfying and the most important thing is logic. So, basically if you want to have a heartwarming stories with some deeply emotion on it, This anime is the one i can recommend to you.
*I really appreciate any feedbacks, comments, or even critize*
The struggle Kowarekake no Orgol had to go through to become an entry on MAL was, in my opinion, nothing short of an epic battle, as such a wonderful anime should fully deserve to be here on the first second of its release - unlike anime-styled Windows commercials.
That being said, Kowarekake no Orgol is a story of an unusual summer, when Keiichiro found a "person" who helped him to get out of the misery life put him trough.
Many compare the storyline to Chobits, while I say it is pretty much nothing like it apart from the most basic settings - on the first note, this is not a love nor ecchi story. It is romantic, but not in a way of love between two people. It is sometimes cliched, but it pulls it off very nicely.
It tells a progress in boys life, when one little girl helps him to put his past aside, accept his present, and head into the better future.
The ending here is as realistic as it can be, considering this is about android little girl - and therefore, beautiful.
A most definite eye-candy. With many colors, beautiful scenery, and living, vivid animation. The character design is also awesome, although Flower may look a bit too much "moe" for some tastes.
I don't know if there is such genre already, but I would describe this kind of music as "J-Pop meets Electronica" for some parts, and the rest is pretty simple, like piano, or music boxes quietly playing in the background. It is slightly generic, but still very nice to hear, as it gets the viewer into the mood of an anime.
The voice acting in my opinion was kind of not on the right track, but still acceptable.
While not too much is said about the characters, we still get to meet them just enough to really get to know their personality. Keiichiro is indeed what he is supposed to be, a loner, while Flower, with her cheerful and somewhat childish, yet still often mature personality is helping him survive the tough time of his life.
It is definitely not a perfect watch, it definitely has its flaws, smaller or bigger, and it could use a better character and story development - but there is just something about it. This anime knows what it wants and how to present it, and if you understand that, and watch it with no high expectations at all, you just might find yourself enjoying it much more that you thought.
Kowarekake no Orgol is an eye-pleasant watch, with sweet characters, calm ambient, and wonderful music. It may not be everybody's cup of tea, as it often comes out as too cliche, or moe. But in my opinion, it is at least a bit more than that. read more
In Chobits, the main male character finds a persocom that has been thrown away. Similarly in Kowarekake no Orgel, there is a male character who finds an android that looks like a human. The persocom and the android are child-like so the male characters watch over them with care.
Young male finds an Android that was thrown away and then it starts living with him. Both Chii and Flower have memory damage. Both are also very good.
A main male character finds a Android/Persocoms that has been thrown away. The Android/Persocoms looks like a humans and will have memory damage, and will be child-like. The Main Male character will take care of them and gets a close bond white them.
Although short, both series deal with the interactions between a human and a robot in a slice-of-life style. Both series features a female robot who feels lonely without her owner and always wants to be by his side and please the protagonist.
Both series are touching, funny, dramatic, and contain sci-fiction themes.
They're pretty much identical. A man happens to stumble upon and takes home a beautiful broken android that suffers a memory malfunction, unable to remember their previous owner and their past. Both androids are incapable of functioning normally like other models of their kind but the man teaches new things to them like performing menial tasks around the home. Lighthearted in the beginning but becomes very dark in the end. Both are a must watch if you like human/machine relationships.
In both shows, androids exist for similar purposes: to help their owners with cleaning, shopping, etc. However, the human characters and the androids have interactions that goes far beyond that of simple owners and robots. Some androids have human-like qualities that blurs the line between humans and androids which is something eminent in both shows.
The two OVA is all about a possible future where the use of androids as a companion/and or helper is a commonplace. Androids they are, a mirror image of humans, humans they are not, but at the same time maybe more human than real humans. Both delivers a heartwarming story about androids trying to gain acceptance from their owners and become a true member of the family that sometimes can provoke powerful emotions from the viewers.
Both anime deals with the interaction of human and robots. And the robot have the same purpose on both anime
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Ending Theme"Kowarekake no Orgel" by Hiromi Satou
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