My Dear Marie
|My Dear Marie|
(Boku no Marī)
|Genre||Drama, Romance, Science fiction|
|Written by||Sakura Takeuchi|
|Magazine||Weekly Young Jump|
|Original run||1994 – 1997|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Tomomi Mochizuki|
|Written by||Gō Sakamoto|
|Music by||Hisaaki Hogari|
|Released||March 6, 1996|
|Runtime||30 minutes per episode|
My Dear Marie (ぼくのマリー Boku no Marī?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Sakura Takeuchi. It was serialized in the Shueisha magazine Weekly Young Jump from 1994 to 1997. In 1996, Studio Pierrot adapted the manga into a three-episode original video animation (OVA) anime series.
When the anime was originally released in English language, the English dubbed version was titled separately as Metal Angel Marie, but this name was discontinued for later releases.
Hiroshi Karigari, a college student, is shy and awkward with humans, but a genius in robotics. He has a crush on certain other student named Marie. Utterly failing to communicate his feelings to her, he creates an android almost exactly like her, close enough to pass for her twin, and names her Marie. But though he programmed her to be the perfect wife, she turns out to be quite different. Then Marie accidentally meets the original Mari, and Hiroshi starts telling people that he and Marie are siblings as a cover story. Soon, a tough girl, Hibiki, enters the picture, and threatens to reveal the truth about Marie, unless Hiroshi becomes her boyfriend.
The English-language versions were released by ADV Films. Only three episodes of the anime were ever made.
- The Birth of Marie
- The Appearance of Hibiki Kennou
- Dreaming Android - this episode is a reference to the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
- Manga Max Magazine, Issue 14, January 2000
- Boku no Marie
- My Dear Marie (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- My Dear Marie (manga) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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