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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Score: 7.601 (scored by 7461 users)
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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 she couldn't be repaired so he planed to throw her away, but the next day he finds her making breakfast for him. Thus begin the summer days of a memory less android and a dreamless boy.
Kowarekake no Orgel was originally an independent animation released as an OVA. Later on it received a theatrical release that is a bit different and longer than the original.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Kowarekake no Orgel
Side story: Kowarekake no Orgel Special
Alternative version: Kowarekake no Orgel (Movie)
Characters & Voice Actors
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
Hello this is my first review. Here goes nothing.
Well not to spoil this OVA (yes it is a OVA, even though some viewers don't like to watch OVA of anime because sometimes they aren't good enough) but there isn't much to write about.
The storyline I thoroughly enjoyed because it was lighthearted and easygoing. Yet I wish there was more and this did have (notice: did have) potential to be a good anime.
I went into this thinking that the art was going to be bad, because I have seen some OVA where the producers don't even care about this and just threw stuff together. This surprised me it was very good, and even though this is my first time reviewing I've watched many anime already and I always have an opinion. Good job producers on this short work.
OK this department sort of failed for me. The characters do develop but, not just enough for me. Of course I will let the viewer decide.
I thoroughly enjoyed this. The ED was great and man if anybody have the song PM me or something. Yes this OVA has surprised me in more ways than one so Good Job. Not only that but this did make me write my first review so awesome.
Yes very good for a OVA. If you are looking for a sort of lighthearted, easygoing, yet has potential for a series, or just watching on a whim then try this. I highly recommend this for it was just a small company that made this so give them credit they did good. 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.
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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