Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku
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Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Music of Marie
Japanese: Marieの奏でる音楽

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 17
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 10, 1999 to Sep 12, 2001
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Furuya, Usamaru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Birz

Statistics

Score: 7.941 (scored by 27932,793 users)
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Ranked: #8102
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Popularity: #1390
Members: 8,521
Favorites: 217
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Synopsis

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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Background

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.

Characters

Pipi
Main
Kai
Main

More reviewsReviews

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

Do I like it?
no.
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.

6
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
May 6, 2019
SGLima (All reviews)
Too much potential, but did in a bad way.

Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku is a manga about a girl who lives in a strange world and loves a man named Kai who is a strange person.

First, the best thing in this manga is the world and the art style. Both of them combine really well. Is not too realistic, so it creates a sensation of surrealism, because of the strange world they live full of gears and green. Even though the world is interesting, the main focus of the manga is not the world building, so we are not introduced to all the it's caracteristics read more

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