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: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: MechaMecha, PsychologicalPsychological, SpaceSpace
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.321 (scored by 58755,875 users)
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Ranked: #73652
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Popularity: #4449
Members: 17,637
Favorites: 38

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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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Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takeyama, Atsushi
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Tachibana, Hideki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


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"Will" by Lisa Komine

Ending Theme

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

Jul 25, 2008
Sir_Inqed (All reviews)
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
Dec 6, 2008
trollesque (All reviews)
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:
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
Jun 21, 2009
tubsiwub (All reviews)
...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
Jan 22, 2012
Smigsby (All reviews)
I've never really been compelled to write a review about a show before, but Melody of Oblivion is truly one that deserves some sort of warning before going into it. I naively thought that a show made by J.C. Staff (with some help from Gainax) would be something thought provoking, or at least, entertaining. However, incompetent storytelling, bad characterization, terrible dialogue, and extremely poor use of allegory and symbolism torpedo any potential this show could have had.

STORY: The premise of the story was what compelled me to at least try Melody of Oblivion. I thought that a storyline about a warrior fighting a war that read more

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