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Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku

Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Music of Marie
Japanese: Marieの奏でる音楽

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 17
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 10, 1999 to Sep 12, 2001
Authors: Furuya, Usamaru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Birz

Statistics

Score: 8.211 (scored by 1545 users)
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Ranked: #4702
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Popularity: #1233
Members: 4,591
Favorites: 126
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Volumes: /2
Chapters: /17

Synopsis

An incredibly rich and fascinating world that is full of wonders and enchanting beauties—a world in which men are watched over by the mechanical goddess Marie who at times appears on the sky. Marie's music brings people happiness and harmony. Their life is free from advanced technology and the longing for progress. The story centers around Kai, a young man who develops a deep affection for Marie. His quest for enlightenment leads him inside Marie's mechanical body where he learns the unbelievable truth about her and his own world.

(Source: Kotonoha, edited)

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Characters

Pipi
Pipi
Main
Kai
Kai
Main

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Beatnik
Mar 20, 2009
There is an astounding level of imagination on display in this tale of unrequited love of more ways than one.

The concept is kooky and mysterious as hell, and it’s all complimented by an aspect lacking in the majority of manga: world-building. Sure characters should be the main priority in a story, but the world they inhabit should also be developed and at the very least drawn with some level of detail, to further pull the reader into a story. Most authors either are not bothered, not capable or don’t have the time to fill out their backgrounds, either in art or story read more
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Kenji_The_Engi
Feb 24, 2015
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."

-Albert Einstein

Story: 9/10

The story of Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku takes place in a seemingly Utopian world covered with various aesthetically appealing technological creations, most notably large wind-up mechanical animals. The manga begins by introducing the world and it's various traditions and facets through the eyes of our two main characters, Kai and Pipi. While the world of Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku is mostly beautiful there is one very bizarre and jarring element to it that gives it a bit of an eerie vibe, in the sky floats a giant mechanical goddess named Marie who read more
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NlSHlKlN0
Dec 19, 2011
First of all, I usually don't write reviews for this website. I review anime and manga when I have time on my personal blog, but I tend to stray away from MAL reviews, simply because I've seen so many outstanding reviews on here that I feel like whatever I write will be utter crap.

But when I finished The Music of Marie, or Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku, I felt like I just had to at least say something about this remarkable manga.

The Music of Marie is one of the most underrated manga I've ever had the pleasure of reading, underrated in the sense that almost no read more
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jyagan0
Feb 19, 2014
I disagree with most of the fans of this.
Is it good?
Yes
Is it underrated?
Yes.

Do I like it?
no.
The art style felt way too shoujo which distracted me from what could have been very good looking artwork
The story took too long to go anywhere, half of the entire thing and even then it wasnt satisfying considering I had to slough through half slice of nothing happening.
characters were bland and got better but again a bit too late.

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