Boukyaku no Senritsu

The Melody of Oblivion

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 忘却の旋律
English: The Melody of Oblivion
German: The Melody of Oblivion
Spanish: La Melodía del Olvido
French: The Melody of Oblivion
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2004 to Sep 22, 2004
Premiered: Spring 2004
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 02:54 (JST)
Studios: Gainax, J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, PsychologicalPsychological, SpaceSpace, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.281 (scored by 60456,045 users)
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Ranked: #78272
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Popularity: #4868
Members: 18,698
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A great war occurred in the 20th century between humans and monsters. Since that time, the monsters rule the world in fear but keep relatively hidden from public view. A boy named Bokka ponders the past and wonders what became of the Meros Warriors who defended the world so bravely against the demons. He soon meets Kurofune and learns of the power of the Meros and the I-bar machines they ride in battle. Warriors are the only ones who can see and hear the Melody of Oblivion, a phantom girl hidden away waiting to be rescued and be the savior of mankind. During a battle between Kurofune and a demon, Bokka discovers something only his wildest dreams could possibly imagine...he too can hear that melody. Throughout his journeys, Bokka meets many monsters and their agents, friends, and companions as he discovers the true extent of his new powers. He must continue to battle evil in the hope of releasing Boukyaku no Senritsu and free a world that has forgotten its once beautiful melody.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsukura, Yuuji
Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takeyama, Atsushi
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Will" by Lisa Komine

Ending Theme

"Tenohira no Hikari (てのひらの光)" by Minawo


Jun 21, 2009
...In a world where monsters have taken control, and human sacrifices are made to please them...

That basically sums up the story here. Smaller story lines tend to form while watching, but end very quickly, often in the same episode. If you enjoy subtle horror, and action as the hero tries to save the day, then you have a good anime here.

But wait! What is this? The last four episodes involve crude humor that is not pleasing in any way... some could call it... freakishly startling? It does have a point in the story line, these weird images they show before and ...
Oct 6, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Melody of Oblivion is relatively unimpressive anime that seems to struggle with what it wants to do with its self.

For everything good, there is something bad. For everything interesting, there is something boring.

While I can see this being something some people may love I can see the opposite with some people who may hate it.

In order to give some balance I will say what I liked, the start. The start of this anime is very good to me, we are informed about the world, shown the powers of the invaders and we leave with our MC on the run with a girl ...
Sep 1, 2016
Poor production ... probably due to funding. Many of the scenes are deliberately slow or repeated to use up time. Done in FS instead of widescreen.

Slow paced. Thin characters. Dreary overall mood. Another show where you never get to know what's happening, but have to tolerate a dozen episodes just to get the gist of how this world works and why.

Feels more like an early 90's series than 2004. I expected much better for a post 2000 era anime.

*** UPDATE *** (some insights, but I don't think any are spoilers)

Okay, so I finished this. ...

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