Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica

Title:Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica
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Notables: R1 Distributor - Section23 Films (ADV)
R1 License - Subtitled Only
Human beings rely on the miracles of fairies, while the fairies that have materialized in this world survive on the music played by humans. The fairies' powers are directed by Dantists, who play special music and are widely respected. Most fairies don't usually appear, but some have enough power to materialize in the shapes of human beings or animals to spend their time living in peace together with mankind. This is a story of the budding love between Conticarte and a new Dantist, Phoron, who reside in Polyphonica, a continent where people and fairies live together in harmony.

Based on a kinetic novel by Ocelot.

(Summary from Anime Nfo)

Animation by Ginga Ya.
12 TV Episodes.

Also see related title - Shinkyoku Sokai Polyphonica Crimson S

"神曲" (shinkyoku) is the Japanese name for Dante's ↗Divine Comedy; "奏界" (sou-kai) means something like "music-world", "ポリフォニカ" is the sound pattern "porifonika".
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Unevaluated Jan-Chan [series:1563#967]
I collected a raw version (or not subtitled version) of the first episode just to see what this series was all about.

Well, I did watch it and found myself laughing.... not at the humor, but rather at the absurdity of this series.

With a cutesy premise of a magical land inhabited by both humans and fairy creatures, a powerful (and cute) fairy enters into a pact with a boy who is able to create that special magical music that allows her to use her full powers. The story starts some years later when the boy is older and the fairy girl appears to have gotten younger. They both are working for a music company specializing as a musical-magical intervention team.

At a time of crisis, the main character transforms his bright red tricked-out motorcycle into a giant mecha-music station (complete with four rows of keyboards and heads-up display) and his cute partner magically transforms into an older buxom butterfly fairy. So while he is rocking along on and playing some music, she powers up and charges into a collapsing building to save a little girl.

The whole thing had me scratching my head going WTF? Ok, so the animation is fair, the characters are cute and the magical-technology most definitely over-done, but what about an interesting storyline or plot?

While I am certain that this series might find some ardent fans, I don’t think that I will be among them.

But to be fair, I did bother to post some images of the first episode.

Last updated Tuesday, October 14 2008. Created Friday, April 06 2007.

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