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Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku  
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Description
This is a fantasy epic of truly magnificent scale with gorgeous illustrations. In just two volumes, the author manages to create an incredibly rich and fascinating world that is full of wonders and enchanting beauties.

In this world, men are watched over by the mechanical goddess Marie who at times appears on the sky. Marie's music brings people happiness and harmony. Their life is free from advanced technology and the longing for progress.

The main story centers around Kai, a young man who develops a deep affection for Marie. His quest for enlightenment leads him inside Marie's mechanical body where he learns the unbelievable truth about her and his own world.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Музыка Марии
Marieの奏でる音楽
Music of Marie
Muzyka Marie
The Music of Marie

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.15-16 (end) by Kotonoha (1528d ago)
v.2 c.13-14 by Kotonoha (1553d ago)
v.2 c.12 by Kotonoha (1653d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (313 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.52 / 10.0
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July 2nd 2014, 2:49pm PST

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Year
2001

Original Publisher
Gentosha (2001)
Sony Magazines (Vol. 1; 2001)

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Birz (Gentosha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #616 increased(+175)
Monthly Pos #1136 increased(+138)
3 Month Pos #1380 increased(+13)
6 Month Pos #1365 increased(+12)

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On 294 reading lists
On 717 wish lists
On 663 completed lists
On 31 unfinished lists
On 261 custom lists

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Mind blowing...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by OrganicIron
August 18th, 2014, 9:08am
The manga has, right from the beginning, quite a special atmoshpere. Actually, everything in this story is special. The people as well. In a way, it's an ideal world, where everyone is tolerant about everyone else.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The way everyone was so accepting of Pipi really floored me in retrospect. I fear in our society she would have been ostracised and seen as a mentally ill person.
Similar was, how everyone seemed to pray differently to different gods, but how they were all accepted as following the same god, non the less. So there's no religious discrimination.

The same as everyone else, the ending really blew me away... Never saw that one coming... But in retrospect, it was there, subtly, since the beginning. And for me, that's the different between a good story and a great one. This was definitley the latter.

... Last updated on August 18th, 2014, 9:09am
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what to expect   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Silvergoku
June 23rd, 2014, 9:32pm
Completed reading and it did not turn out like I expected. Started good and got better till the ending that everything comes crashing and reality kicks in. So I recommend this to people interested in civilization, interested in stories with deep meanings and human restrictions. It will get you thinking about the world and God. My warning is for those reading it for romance, not a good choice there is some but very little. Remember to read the tags, helps sometimes.
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Summing it up in few words.   
Rating: N/A
by vekool
October 12th, 2013, 11:23pm
1) Just read it - don't ask questions
2) This is a masterpiece

Word's can't describe how I felt at the ending. I wasn't able to get it out of my head for a month.

Some sites do not have the last chapter of this manga.
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Unexpected and brilliant   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bakerygirl
September 20th, 2013, 5:03am
This is one manga which has made me think a lot. it describes a utopian society which functions on barter system and peace. the description of the customs of this society forms an important part of the manga. the main themes explored are human nature and religious beliefs.
the plot is fantastically developed. during the first few chapters everything seems really random. it picks up pace after that concluding with a twist(you will never see it coming). you can really connect to the characters and can understand why they are doing what they are doing.
you will need some time after to retrospect. highly recommended.
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It's like a novel   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by weiwei
June 1st, 2013, 10:53am
Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku is not your typical manga. It is simply a manga about life and humans. The love humans have, the development of society and religion. To sum it up it is basically about the human nature (with an emphasis on God). Though the most interesting part is how society is shown in the manga, it is shown to be a futuristic past of today, with cogs and mechanism we would not have seen it to be today. On the other note, the drawing is spectacular, just read and you'll know smile I have to admit, this manga has one of the best endings I've ever read, it's unexpected and not typical. It was a lovely read, and it's only 2 volume so I suggest you should start reading bigrazz
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wrench my soul   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by whitespade
October 7th, 2012, 1:19am
this is so crazy yet so wonderful, so sedate yet so mind blowing, I'm screaming for one minute straight at the ending. I can''t believe it, everything is never what I expect it to be, I don't know what is real or everything is? i don't know how to put it into words, the impact of this manga on me, take me by the throat and choke me off stability, putting me on the edge and make me think in many different ways.
a great manga - a masterpiece, even. read it.
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Outrageous   
Rating: N/A
by overclucker
August 29th, 2012, 5:03am
This one's got my cogs turning, but somehow makes me feel angry. Not as angry as the ending of School Days made me, but I am going to need some time to recuperate before reading another manga with a heavy story like this. It is most definitely a masterpiece.
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Creepy yet beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by enaikelt
August 24th, 2011, 7:54pm
More or less. This is a fantastic story. It takes a bit to get used to the art (and I can't seem to get used to how the mangaka sort of does this strange 'covered by clothes' sex scenes thing); in fact, I never quite got used to it. It's detailed, but sort of abstract.

I agree with AeonisPi that the ending really makes the story; it ties all these strange, varied foreshadowing into a little bundle of Amazing Plot Twist... two, actually. The Music of Marie reads like a child's story book - one with religion, death, obsession, sci-fi, war, philosophy and a very sad, sweet sort of love story. It does strange things to your head. Even after reading, I still don't know what to think.
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Seeing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FormX
August 9th, 2011, 1:12pm
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Did you notice that Maru could see Kai? Hope that wasn't too much of a spoiler. Everyone else could have acted if Kai existed, but Maru was new, and it seemed like he could actually see Kai. And no one noticed, because they got used to Kai.
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Brilliant sci-fi fantasy   
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by AeonisPi
September 13th, 2010, 2:13am
I found this manga really beautiful in both story and artwork. It's moves at a slow place, gradually filling in details about the worlds workings and its characters. The richly detailed world and its characters interactions are further supported by the amazingly detailed artwork. I felt this series was well thought out. It's an interesting presentation of a post-apocalyptic Utopian society riddle with tons of gears and machinery. However, this is one of those stories that comes altogether in the very last moments. It drops some hints for you, some you might not even pick up. In the end, it ties itself up rather tidily.

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The ending caught me totally off guard. While Satisfied I couldn't help from crying. It was so sad, yet beautiful. I couldn't really hate it.


Everyone should read through this once, if not for the story, then for the art, even if just for some of the philosophies present.
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