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Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku  
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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.


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Associated Names
Музыка Марии
La música de Marie
Marie's Played Music
Muzyka Marie
The Music of Marie

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.15-16 (end) by Kotonoha over 7 years ago
v.2 c.13-14 by Kotonoha over 7 years ago
v.2 c.12 by Kotonoha over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (453 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.65 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 14th 2018, 12:00am PST



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

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Birz (Gentosha)

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On 368 reading lists
On 898 wish lists
On 953 completed lists
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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   
Rating: N/A
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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
July 18th, 2010, 4:19pm
I knew it from the 1st chapter that this will be a great manga. The story is strange,mysterious and so unpredictable that makes it so enjoyable to read . A must read to any who wants to read manga.
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I really really like the plot twist at the ending it is just

... Last updated on July 18th, 2010, 4:19pm
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Strange but good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by PrincessVera
July 11th, 2010, 3:19pm
This series is a frustratingly slow-paced series, a combination of strange futuristic spirituality and science fiction. At the same time, it's so short that you run through it quickly. Most of the series you spend getting to know more about the culture and its background, and then toward the end you finally start getting to the heart of Kai's connection to Marie and Pipi's connection to Kai. The series has strange plot twists involving these three.

The main character is actually Pipi and not Kai, which you'll understand very clearly at the end.

There are a few truly odd scenes:
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Kai masturbating to the thought of Marie, but I wonder how accurate this scene is, due to the ending plot twist... and Pipi and Kai in the flashback scene in the last chapter when Kai reappears from the ocean--I won't spoil it though

The ending was pretty surprising, but I was satisfied by it. And a little depressed. And amazed. And confused. All in all, it's pretty good, but pretty weird. If you want something happy, upbeat, and hopeful, I wouldn't look here. It's not depressing, but it's not... uplifting, either.
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by OppKnox
May 31st, 2009, 2:14pm
The world is definitely interesting, but I think the real draw here is Marie. What is Kai's ultimate purpose? The comparison to Miyazaki below is apt, though I'm reminded of all fantasies involving automatons, industrial age technology, and post-apocalyptic, utopian societies. The world itself tends to be more creative than logical, so it may be more appealing to fantasy enthusiasts than sci-fi fans.

The plot grows increasingly more intriguing after Chapter 5, but Iíll refrain from commenting further until Iíve finished the second volume.
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Rating: 8.2 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
December 6th, 2008, 11:52am
Complex, engrossing, and brilliantly written. The characters have strong depth and their interactions as realistic. The mysterious atmosphere is concocted perfectly, and Kai's slow-but-sure progression into obsession- and his struggle against doing so- makes him one of the best written characters I've seen in a long time. I can only hope that we see more scanlations in the future.
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Read it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Miriette Le Fay
August 24th, 2008, 11:01am
It's too much good. The art is perfect and the story isn't cliché. I don0t will talk much about this manga because the coment below have already say it. ;)
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Gorgeous artwork, somewhat slow-moving story.   
Rating: N/A
by Quethiril
August 30th, 2005, 3:10am
The artwork of this series is absolutely gorgeous and extremely detailed. The designs feel a little like Miyazaki's Nausicaa manga, but the line-art is cleaner, without the headache-inducing complexity Miyazaki sometimes has. The world is just as rich and detailed as the artwork; the setting is fascinating in itself without the storyline. However, the story itself is probably the weakest thing at this point. It's moving very slowly. Five chapters in, it still feels like one is only getting a lot of background information amidst heavy foreshadowing. Nothing has actually happened since the story began, per se, even if we're seeing plenty that happened in the past. Every chapter ends feeling as if the next will move forward, but we come back to more revelations about the past, or more character development. It's not as much of a detractor as it may seem, however. It is interesting enough to learn more about the world's customs and the characters' motivations, and to see more lovely illustrations of the strange things in the story. But people who prefer foreshadowing (which began with the first chapter) to be explained fairly quickly may feel somewhat frustrated.
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