Machikado no Märchen

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Synonyms: Machikado no Meruhen, Radio City Fantasy: Machikado no Märchen
Japanese: Radio City Fantasy 街角のメルヘン


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 1984
Producers: Kitty Films
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genre: RomanceRomance
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 54 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #92212
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Popularity: #10562
Members: 2,196
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A boy with a drawing book meets a mysterious girl in the streets of Tokyo. They become friends and enjoy each other's fantasies.


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Miyata, Tomoyuki
Producer, Planning
Nishikubo, Mizuho


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Sep 20, 2022
Radio City Fantasy is certainly an apt title, as this combines a heavy dose of new wave pop music from Virgin VS (hahaha... lame name), takes place in an alienating urban setting that "hides spring," and employs numerous fantastical day dream segments cooked up from the imagination of the main male character, who eventually coaxes similar segments out of the female main character as well.

The character art from Yoshitaka Amano is striking, and the female character often reminds me of Seiichi Hayashi's art—a pretty distinct look; seemingly an iconic one for the '80s city pop era, kind of like what the flapper was for ...
Jun 15, 2022
The OVA uses the songs from the album Virgin VS Virgin(1981) from the Japanse rock band Virgin VS (in japanese: ヴァージンVS).
I really liked the music, catchy songs. Even if one of them was a cover for ABBA`s Mama Mia.
But the animation during the musical scenes honestly felt like i was on an acid trip. So yeah, not my cup of tea. Other than that it was pretty lively animation, and it doesnt feel like it was so old(made in 1984).
There isnt much of a story going on either.
Im not a fan of musicals, but i kinda enjoyed this. So overall, i would say its ...
Mar 17, 2019
Mixed Feelings
This might be the first clear instance of this type of anime. This anime is one of the oldest OVA's out there and it tells its story almost entirely through music video. The closest thing older than this that I can think of that does a similar thing is Belladonna of Sadness, which I think might have inspired this OVA to some extent. It's a little Ironic, though, that this anime, mostly based around music, is most interesting for its visuals. The songs are fine, but they're nothing impressive; it's really the visuals you watch this OVA for.

The story is about a boy who ...

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Rei_III - Jun 19, 2016
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