Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku
The Music of Marie
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Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku

Alternative Titles

Japanese: Marieの奏でる音楽
English: The Music of Marie
Spanish: La música de Marie
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 17
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 10, 1999 to Sep 12, 2001
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Birz
Authors: Furuya, Usamaru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.901 (scored by 33453,345 users)
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Ranked: #8982
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Popularity: #1449
Members: 10,893
Favorites: 234
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In a surreal world of abundant wonders, Gil is a workshop town specialized in mechanical craftsmanship, boasting the largest population in the land of Piril. People lead simple lives with little to no advancement in technology, worshipping Marie, a mechanical Goddess who keeps vigil of Piril from the sky.

Daughter of the top mechanical artisan of Gil, Pipi is a cheerful and popular young girl. She likes her childhood friend, Kai, who has an extraordinary ability to hear sounds inaudible to the human ear. He is the only one in town who can listen to Marie's "music." The soothing sounds that come from her are said to retain the peace and harmony of the land. Kai's affection for Marie deepens as he continues to experience these sounds and see visions of himself through her eyes.

Exploring the fantasy world of Kai and Pipi, Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku tackles concepts of religion, technology, and what it truly means to be happy.

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Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku was published in French by Casterman Manga in from 2004 to 2005, and in Spanish as La música de Marie by Milky Way Ediciones in a complete omnibus on December 19, 2016. It was published in English as The Music of Marie by One Peace Books on May 17, 2022.



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Feb 19, 2014
jyagan0 (All reviews)
I disagree with most of the fans of this.
Is it good?
Is it underrated?

Do I like it?
The art style felt way too shoujo which distracted me from what could have been very good looking artwork
The story took too long to go anywhere, half of the entire thing and even then it wasnt satisfying considering I had to slough through half slice of nothing happening.
characters were bland and got better but again a bit too late.

Dec 19, 2011
_mahoushoujos_ (All reviews)
First of all, I usually don't write reviews for this website. I review anime and manga when I have time on my personal blog, but I tend to stray away from MAL reviews, simply because I've seen so many outstanding reviews on here that I feel like whatever I write will be utter crap.

But when I finished The Music of Marie, or Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku, I felt like I just had to at least say something about this remarkable manga.

The Music of Marie is one of the most underrated manga I've ever had the pleasure of reading, underrated in the sense that almost no read more
Nov 3, 2021
Aurel10 (All reviews)

did god create man or did man create god?
an ambitious and unconventional work, Osamu Furuya's masterpiece The Music of Marie is a thoughtful and psychological manga that, despite its few chapters, presents a story full of meaning, accompanied by multiple points of reflection.
The world is watched over by the mechanical goddess Marie, who watches over her creation from above the heavens. Life flows peacefully and serenely in a world with advanced technology that makes men happy and immune to all desires. But why can't knowledge progress any further? Had the world always lived in this state of peace?
the story can boast of the variety of read more
Jan 19, 2019
Perpendiculars (All reviews)
The world in this manga was without doubt the main selling point, or rather the only selling point. Which is perfectly fine for me, as I can easily enjoy a piece of work immensely as long as it has at least one very strong and creative point.

Unfortunately I can't say the world was perfect, or even brilliant, at most I can say it was decent. I found the world presented in the early chapters highly bizarre and full of wonder. Yet as the manga progressed I couldn't help but lose interest in it.

The main cause of my disinterest was the fact that the author didn't read more

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