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Thread: The Music of Marie by FURUYA Usamaru

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    The Music of Marie by FURUYA Usamaru



    The Music of Marie

    By: FURUYA Usamaru
    Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mature, Romance, Sci-fi, Seinen
    Serialized In: Comic Birz

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    A work of art, some images I could loot at for ages, nice mix of a few of my favorite genres! Give this a try and experience the epicness of the mechanical goddess!
    Last edited by Josef K.; November 07, 2011 at 09:12 AM.

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    Re: [Featured] The Music of Marie

    yep, best Usamaru Furuya manga by far

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    Re: [Featured] The Music of Marie by FURUYA Usamaru

    I'm surprised I did not make a thread for this myself. One of my favorite manga ever, an absolutely gorgeous story. The ending was beautifully done, I never saw the twist coming. I won't call this Furuya's best ever though, I give that honor to The Book of the Moon, a one shot collected in Garden.

    Music of Marie and The Book of the Moon both remind me of Urushibara Yuki and Oda Hideji in themes and tone, some of the highest praise I can give a manga.
    Last edited by Kaiten; November 07, 2011 at 10:59 AM.

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    Re: [Featured] The Music of Marie by FURUYA Usamaru

    Well, definitely his best serialized manga.
    I've been pretty underwhelmed by his other stuff, but Music of Marie is undeniably fantastic.

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    Re: [Featured] The Music of Marie by FURUYA Usamaru

    I generally like Furuya; particularly his early work in Garo and Comic Cue. Garden and Palapoli are brilliant, as is Music of Marie. His more recent manga tend to be more conventional but I really liked Happiness and Chronicles of the Clueless Age.

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    Re: [Featured] The Music of Marie by FURUYA Usamaru

    Yeah the mangaka deserves all the praise he can get, he really has a done a ton of series, I would really love to read more from him, so far I've read two or three, or something. With each manga he has an interesting style. He does not follow the same style. But this one is his best one for me, Palapoli comes second.

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    Re: [Featured] The Music of Marie by FURUYA Usamaru

    Oh wow, I didn't realize there wasn't a thread for this already! Music of Marie is one of my absolute favorites, although I agree with Kaiten that Book of the Moon is Furuya's best (he probably remembers when I was fangirling about it and bugging him to go read it ). Still, both stories have a similar, highly philosophical feel to them. I really wish he would write more things in this style.

    What a gorgeous world Furuya created for this! The artwork is phenomenal, great characters too. I really feel for Pipi and her love for Kai, who is so focused on Marie. The engagement ritual was beautiful and so creative. Loved the twist at the end, too. Not to spoil, but I'm sure it might've been off-putting for some. However, I thought it was done perfectly.

    For me, this is an easy rec for anyone looking to venture into something a little outside of the box. ^^

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    Re: [Featured] The Music of Marie by FURUYA Usamaru

    Totally epic, I loved every aspect of Music of Marie. I always see MOM as a masterpiece. Its not really common you feel like you are in it actually. It was that much mesmerizing.

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    Re: [Featured] The Music of Marie by FURUYA Usamaru

    Marie really is a beautiful manga, it reminds me of Mushishi or Miyazaki. Masterpiece is definitely the right word.

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    Re: [Featured] The Music of Marie by FURUYA Usamaru

    I was amazed such a manga existed it really is a wonderful work of art foremost, I just like to say that the Music of Marie banner looks wonderful, I hope more read this and if not be like me at times and skip story for art.

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    Re: [Featured] The Music of Marie by FURUYA Usamaru

    I'm hoping Vertical or some other US publisher will pick it up, kinda envious that the french have it in paper-form I'm quite glad Vertical picked up No Longer Human

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    Re: [Featured] The Music of Marie by FURUYA Usamaru

    I'm jealous too, though the French have long had the good taste to realize comics can be about more than super hero's and magic. Vertical seems to like Furuya, they also licensed Litchi Hikari Club.

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    Re: [Featured] The Music of Marie by FURUYA Usamaru

    What a wonderful read. The setting is so great, the characters lovable. Seriously, this manga left me in awe. Never thought Furuya's art style was like this before, sort of reminded me of Nausicaa in some ways. The first few chapters were a bit slow for me but it got me hooked in the middle of the first volume up to the end. Really love the whole message Furuya want delivered to the readers and I never expected those revelations in the end.

    When I was reading, I was thinking what it would look like if this was adapted into an anime or movie, really wanted to hear Marie's music too. XD

    All thanks to the ones who suggested to feature this manga and posted that beautiful banner here. A true masterpiece.

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    Re: [Featured] The Music of Marie by FURUYA Usamaru

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten View Post
    I'm jealous too, though the French have long had the good taste to realize comics can be about more than super hero's and magic. Vertical seems to like Furuya, they also licensed Litchi Hikari Club.
    I asked Ed (the markering director at Vertical) about it and he said it's not likely. He also said it's his least favorite Furuya manga (go figure).

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    Re: [Featured] The Music of Marie by FURUYA Usamaru

    The art was done beautifully and I love the setting. I cannot say that I loved the ending despite it being the perfect one; I would've preferred that it ended at Chapter 14 just so I can also stay in that fantasy as well.

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