My Dear Marie

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My Dear Marie
(Boku no Marī)
Genre Drama, Romance, Science fiction
Written by Sakura Takeuchi
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Weekly Young Jump
Original run 19941997
Volumes 10
Original video animation
Directed by Tomomi Mochizuki
Written by Gō Sakamoto
Music by Hisaaki Hogari
Studio Studio Pierrot
Licensed by
Released March 6, 1996
Runtime 30 minutes per episode
Episodes 3
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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.



My Dear Marie was originally published as part of Weekly Young Jump, but was later republished in ten manga volumes.


The English-language versions were released by ADV Films. Only three episodes of the anime were ever made.


  1. The Birth of Marie
  2. The Appearance of Hibiki Kennou
  3. 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

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