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 40474,047 users)
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Ranked: #9932
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Popularity: #1429
Members: 13,601
Favorites: 268
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Volumes: /2
Chapters: /17


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.




Dec 19, 2011
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 ...
Jan 19, 2019
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Feb 19, 2014
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.

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