Melody of Oblivion

(Boukyaku no Senritsu)

Rating: 2#&189; Rampages

Episodes seen: 1-3 of 24 The cast

A great war occurred in the 20th century between humans and monsters. Since that time, the monsters rule the world in fear but keep relatively hidden from public view. A boy named Bokka ponders the past and wonders what became of the Meros Warriors who defended the world so bravely against the demons. He soon meets Kurofune and learns of the power of the Meros and the I-bar machines they ride in battle. Warriors are the only ones who can see and hear the Melody of Oblivion, a phantom girl hidden away waiting to be rescued and be the savior of mankind.

During a battle between Kurofune and a demon, Bokka discovers something only his wildest dreams could possibly imagine...he too can hear that melody. Throughout his journeys, Bokka meets many monsters and their agents, friends, and companions as he discovers the true extent of his new powers. He must continue to battle evil in the hope of releasing Boukyaku no Senritsu and free a world that has forgotten its once beautiful melody.

Herself the Elf sez: Not as retarded as the synopsis makes it sound. This was a very weird show; rather Utena-esque in its bizarreness. The story is rather confusing and it's hard to keep track of what's going on, but just compelling enough to make you want to see more.

The monsters are apparently hot gay bishies that eat young boys and control puppets, and are unionized and go on strike if they don't get enough kids to eat. Or something. And the warriors fly around on magical motorbike thingies and shoot crossbow bolts out of their arms. The battles are rather strange - the 'demon' Kurofune fights is a bus that turns into a bull. Well, kind of - it still looks like a bus but has bull feet and horns so it looks really ridiculous and stupid, which kind of kills the mood. The second monster is appropriately impressive and creepy, though.

The jury's still out on this show - it might pick up, or it might just descend into ridiculous nonsense. Still, it's just interesting enough to stick around for a bit.

Fanboy Quote for this show: "Didn't you know the average teenage girl is just a storage device for weapons?"

Available fansubbed.

Created 16-12-04