In 2039, helper androids are widespread as general purpose electronics.
Keiichiro lost his family in a traffic accident and retired from his band. One day, he finds an android of an old model in a garbage dump. He takes her home, but after taking her to a repair shop he was told that she couldn't be repaired, so he plans to throw her away. The next day, Keiichiro finds her making breakfast for him. Thus begin the summer days of an android with no memories and a dreamless boy.
The struggle Kowarekake no Orgol had to go through to become an entry on MAL was, in my opinion, nothing short of an epic battle, as such a wonderful anime should fully deserve to be here on the first second of its release - unlike anime-styled Windows commercials.
That being said, Kowarekake no Orgol is a story of an unusual summer, when Keiichiro found a "person" who helped him to get out of the misery life put him trough.
Many compare the storyline to Chobits, while I say it is pretty much nothing like it apart from the most basic settings - on the first
note, this is not a love nor ecchi story. It is romantic, but not in a way of love between two people. It is sometimes cliched, but it pulls it off very nicely.
It tells a progress in boys life, when one little girl helps him to put his past aside, accept his present, and head into the better future.
The ending here is as realistic as it can be, considering this is about android little girl - and therefore, beautiful.
A most definite eye-candy. With many colors, beautiful scenery, and living, vivid animation. The character design is also awesome, although Flower may look a bit too much "moe" for some tastes.
I don't know if there is such genre already, but I would describe this kind of music as "J-Pop meets Electronica" for some parts, and the rest is pretty simple, like piano, or music boxes quietly playing in the background. It is slightly generic, but still very nice to hear, as it gets the viewer into the mood of an anime.
The voice acting in my opinion was kind of not on the right track, but still acceptable.
While not too much is said about the characters, we still get to meet them just enough to really get to know their personality. Keiichiro is a loner for a reason that gets revealed as the story progresses and tries to develop into more of a man, while Flower, with her cheerful, almost childish personality but important moments of maturity is helping him survive the tough time of his life.
It is definitely not a perfect watch, it definitely has its flaws, smaller or bigger, and it could use a better character and story development - but there is just something about it. This anime knows what it wants and how to present it, and if you understand that, and watch it with no high expectations at all, you just might find yourself enjoying it much more that you thought.
Kowarekake no Orgol is an eye-pleasant watch, with sweet characters, calm ambient, and wonderful music. It may not be everybody's cup of tea, as it often comes out as too cliche, or moe. But in my opinion, it is at least a bit more than that.
Well not to spoil this OVA (yes it is a OVA, even though some viewers don't like to watch OVA of anime because sometimes they aren't good enough) but there isn't much to write about.
The storyline I thoroughly enjoyed because it was lighthearted and easygoing. Yet I wish there was more and this did have (notice: did have) potential to be a good anime.
I went into this thinking that the art was going to be bad, because I have seen some OVA where the producers don't even care about this and just threw stuff together.
This surprised me it was very good, and even though this is my first time reviewing I've watched many anime already and I always have an opinion. Good job producers on this short work.
OK this department sort of failed for me. The characters do develop but, not just enough for me. Of course I will let the viewer decide.
I thoroughly enjoyed this. The ED was great and man if anybody have the song PM me or something. Yes this OVA has surprised me in more ways than one so Good Job. Not only that but this did make me write my first review so awesome.
Yes very good for a OVA. If you are looking for a sort of lighthearted, easygoing, yet has potential for a series, or just watching on a whim then try this. I highly recommend this for it was just a small company that made this so give them credit they did good.
The story about a human and an android that helping human is pretty much common in these days. We can say "Sora no Otonoshimo, chobits, Eve no jikan, and many others". They present the same things, its about an android (a robot that looks like a human) that helping their master. But neither those anime really hook me off, until i met Kowarekake no Orgel.
There isnt any strong linear plot on this anime. but basically, Kowarekake no Orgel is focussing on how Keiichiro Kawada spending time with Flower (his android) on the summer days. So what's the fun?
The synopsis may sounds boring, but dont
be arrogant. Honestly this anime is great at presenting the story especially the drama within in the story. While many 1 episode anime is rushing the story, but not in Kowareka no Orgel. The story is quite slow and very alluring,furthermore the way how the present every scenes its pretty enchanting and . The way how they bring the audience feelings (in this case, me) is pretty smooth. There isnt any exaggerate moments, Kowarekake made it naturally like the water flow in the river even in the ending, i dont realize if my tears had fallen.
The art in this anime is pretty nice. The background is so bright and pretty details too. Furthermore, its really suitable with the animation itself. The background itself improving the atmosphere that happen in the series, like colorful and bright background makes us (the viewers) realize that this is on happy and cheerful moments and we cant help to feel the happy too. But beside of all that, the quality in this art is pretty common for the other anime.
The character design is pretty much adorable too. Especially flower, she is pretty cute and really likeable character.
As for the "music" genre, i didnt really notice any songs in this anime. But beside of that, the BGM in this anime is really touchy and improving the emotion feels. With some piano sound, its really hyped up the mood. Especially in the ending, the BGM that using music boxes is pretty calming and touching. At that time, i cant help to shed my tears. and for The voice actor, they did a good job, every seiyuu in this anime really liven up the characters.
The characters in this anime is really likeable. Like i said before, Flower is maybe can turn you into a lolicon. The cheerful and clumsy personality that she has really makes the show became more attractive and beside Flower, we have Keiichiro as the main character. Keiichiro is more taciturn and quiet, but thats what makes this pairing become more interesting since they're filling each of their shortage. and within 28 minutes of the show, we will see a great development character especially on Keiichiro.
Kowarekake no Orgel is an amazing one episode anime. With just 28 minutes, we like having a complex package of emotional things. You will feel happy at the moment but after a while you will feel sad or maybe ended up crying. What i really love is the way how this anime ended up, The ending is really satisfying and the most important thing is logic. So, basically if you want to have a heartwarming stories with some deeply emotion on it, This anime is the one i can recommend to you.
*I really appreciate any feedbacks, comments, or even critize*
Most anime OVAs we see nowadays are either full-blown hentai, side stories to other mainstream anime, or just plain dumb ones. They're nothing like the OVAs we had back in the old days (like, oh, I don't know, Legend of the Galactic Heroes!?). But this is a first in this time: a totally original one episode doujin anime OVA featuring a totally original story! I don't know the history of doujin OVAs (or OVAs in general, though I know the first OVA ever was Dallos, made in 1983 though it was a flop), but this one seemed
to touch a lot of people. A little OVA called Kowarekake no Orgel (Half-Broken Music Box).
One thing that really surprised me was the animation. This anime was created by a bunch of newbies in a totally independent studio. I have no idea where the heck they got their budget from, but they sure used it well! Every scene is richly detailed and exquisite, even the characters' small movements and small things in the environment, like a water drop falling off of a flower. Seriously, how did a newbie studio get such a good budget for a one episode anime!? Wanna know what's even more crazy? This is a TOTALLY original independent project with absolutely no relation to any other anime, manga, light novel, visual novel, or any other media. EVER. That's what's great about it.
I don't remember much about the soundtrack, but I remember most of the BGMs fit the moods of various scenes nicely. And the characters were very nice too! Keiichiro's just a guy who used to love playing music and his family until he lost the latter and gave up the former, along with his dreams. Flower's a discarded robot who's lost her memory and wants to help Keiichiro. I couldn't help but love the bond that they developed as they spent time together. It really shows what a great influence an innocent person can have on someone's broken life. I know that through experience. I wish some of the side-characters were a bit more developed and had more screen time, but I bet the creators didn't have much budget for more than one episode so I guess it's really not their fault. They serve their purpose well and they serve it to the end. Nothing more, nothing less.
What I love most about it are the morals behind it. This anime is basically about letting go of the past, accepting the present, realizing that life is too short to be wasted, and moving forward. I love stories like that (if they're not bad or produced poorly, of course). Plus it doesn't try to preach to it's audience either. It just simply shows two broken souls trying to mend each other's broken hearts (or in this case, memories and dreams) and living their lives to the fullest, no matter how short it is. I do wish they showed what happened to Flower, but I think the creators want the audience to decide.
All in all, Kowarekake no Orgel is a very sweet, gentle, and pleasant little OVA that will certainly touch the hearts of those who have lost something in life and have trouble moving forward. I certainly love it! Why don't you try it out? I wish it was a bit longer, but that's alright. Nothing in life is perfect.