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Boukyaku no Senritsu


Alternative Titles

English: The Melody of Oblivion
Japanese: 忘却の旋律

Information

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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.441 (scored by 4,273 users)
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Ranked: #54722
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Popularity: #2741
Members: 12,141
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Synopsis

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.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

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Ninna-Nanna, Koko
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Tamura, Yukari
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Tamura, Yukari
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Asano, Masumi
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Kuwashima, Houko
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Staff

Nishikiori, Hiroshi
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Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takeyama, Atsushi
Takeyama, Atsushi
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Ohata, Kiyotaka
Ohata, Kiyotaka
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Assistant Director


Edit Opening Theme

"Will" by Lisa Komine

Edit Ending Theme

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




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Sir_Inqed
Jul 25, 2008
In all honesty, Melody of Oblivion could have had potential to go in many good directions. However, due to poor character development, confusion with plot linearity, and a set of 4 ridiculous ending episodes to any series I have witnessed, that potential was unfortunately wasted.

In our story, we find Bokka, a teenage boy living in a new century following a bloody, violent war between humanity and their enemies, the monsters. Warriors fighting for humanity, the Melos Warriors ultimately lost and became nothing but a legend. After the first episode, our protagonist finds out that he holds the same power as the legendary Melos Warrior read more
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trollesque
Dec 6, 2008
The first time I saw this series I spent the next day frantically attempting to relay what I had witnessed to some of my friends, however, I was at a loss:
MONSTERS. SACRIFICIAL OFFERINGS. FLYING MOTORCYCLES. COW-BUS. MAGIC ARROWS. INVISIBLE GIRL.
And that was just the FIRST TWO EPISODES.
Melody of Oblivion (or MOO, as I've taken to calling it) is a series i'd recommend to everyone. Why? Because it is a spectacular failure. Wonderfully awful. The series tries very hard to take itself seriously but that's a lot more than i'd expect out of anyone viewing it. I've come to refer to this show occasionally as 'the read more
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tubsiwub
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 read more
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delzog
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. read more
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