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Brigadoon: Marin to Melan


Alternative Titles

English: Brigadoon
Synonyms: Brigadoon Marin and Melan, MariMera
Japanese: ブリガドーン まりんとメラン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 2000 to Feb 9, 2001
Premiered: Summer 2000
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual
Licensors: TOKYOPOP
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.441 (scored by 1,421 users)
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Ranked: #17752
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Popularity: #3791
Members: 5,614
Favorites: 72
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

Marin is a typical junior high school girl with a sunny disposition and a loving adoptive family. Her life takes a drastic change when a mysterious mirage is seen in the sky above the entire earth. Killer androids called Monomakia descend to earth from the formation in the sky called Brigadoon and begin to hunt down little Marin. She discovers a blue bottle in a shrine as she seeks escape and from the bottle comes a protector, a sword carrying gun slinging alien called Melan Blue, together they must save the earth and deal with family crisis, school prejudice and the police and come to an understanding of Marins past and Melans unexplained mission, as well as learn to trust each other. Set in 1969 Japan with a colorful cast of friends and enemies.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Blue, Melan
Blue, Melan
Main
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Japanese
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Asagi, Marin
Asagi, Marin
Main
Kawana, Midori
Japanese
Kawana, Midori
Lolo
Lolo
Main
Shintani, Mayumi
Japanese
Shintani, Mayumi
Mano, Midori
Mano, Midori
Supporting
Yuzuki, Ryouka
Japanese
Yuzuki, Ryouka

Staff

Kouchiyama, Takashi
Kouchiyama, Takashi
Producer
Yonetani, Yoshitomo
Yonetani, Yoshitomo
Director, Planning
Ookuma, Akira
Ookuma, Akira
Sound Director
Kurata, Hideyuki
Kurata, Hideyuki
Script, Screenplay, Series Composition


Edit Opening Theme

"Blue of Wind, Green of Sea (Kaze no Ao, Umi no Midori) " by Ikuko

Edit Ending Theme

"Rainbow Colored Treasure (Niji Iro no Takaramono)" by KAORI




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ChillWinterheart
Sep 21, 2009
Most anime series can be neatly categorized into some kind of cliche-ridden group or another: magical girls, mecha, sports, slice of life, ecchi. "Magical girl" series, for example, will always have prepubescent girls with colorful wands, long transformation sequences and brains the size of a Chinese dumpling. That, my dear kiddies, is "cliche". It causes cancer.

Brigadoon, I am happy to report, does not suffer the cliches usually associated with certain anime categories or genres. It simply doesn't belong to any. In fact, It will quietly defy all attempts at categorization and will summarily step on your face if you attempt it.

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Maverynthia
Sep 15, 2010
As others have reviewed before, this anime is very hard to categorize and it's due to that, which makes this anime shine. It's not simply a clone of another series. It's what every anime should aspire to be.

First of all, it has the human weapon as male (a rather good looking one at that) rather than female as seems to be the standard in anime, seemingly push this from an ecchi shounen aspect to a more shoujo one. Most series if they want to reverse it, either make the human weapon as some ugly robot, as some monster hybrid or some female cute monster. That's read more
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Otaking09
Nov 1, 2011
Sunrise, being one of the two meta-studios capable of funding anything their collective minds can fathom, decided that GaoGaiGar's director had something goin' for him.
Leaving his only legacy for Sunrise two quirky arthouses; the enamoring but puzzling Brigadoon, and the philosophical/medical study, Betterman. Of the two, Brigadoon succeeds as both a step away from source inspirations and how to mindfuck someone and the recipient not feel violated.

Brigadoon starts off as simple as the oldest mecha genre can be; plucky girl, Marin, has external problems that do little to upset his/her upbeat view of life. All of a sudden... robot invaders strike!
The military is ineffective!
They seem read more
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gedata
Jul 16, 2014
If you were to ask me to fit Brigadoon: Marin and Melan into one dominant category, I would honestly be at a loss. This is a series that doesn’t tie itself down to any specific genre, Brigadoon instead opts to include a wide variety of elements into its grand stirring pot. You want series mech (or very mech-like) battles? Heartwarming family drama? A world endangering conspiracy? Goofy comedy? Yuri undertones? Dark psychological drama? Brigadoon brings all of these ingredients together. This type of blend will likely prove off putting to those who aren’t a fan of one or more of the aforementioned areas, an will read more
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