View Full Version : Melody or Daphne?
02-17-2006, 10:23 AM
2 Geneon series beckoning me, Melody of Oblivion and Daphne in the Brilliant Blue.
Which should I go for first? Either one not worth considering?
02-17-2006, 10:46 AM
Haven't seen Melody, but have caught the first couple volumes of Daphne. It's a fanservice-heavy action comedy, entertaining enough but no great shakes. The first few minutes of the first episode point a direction that probably would have been more interesting for the series to take, but it's quickly abandoned in favor of a pretty conventional and broad girls-w/-guns romp. Character designs are kinda weird, with bulbous heads, pointy chins, and huge eyes even by anime standards. On the plus side, however, the OP does boast perhaps the most artfully realistic breast bounce I've seen in any show.
02-17-2006, 11:01 AM
Saw the first 3 volumes of Melody and the first 5 volumes of Daphne. At this point I will choose Daphne for instant gratification. I'm not sure where Melody is heading but I've heard repeatedly that it packs in alot in the last 2-3 disks. So far, it has the monster of the week feel, nothing too special although it might look promising towards the end. It is one of those series I feel better getting it as a collection as oppose to getting the singles as they are released.
Daphne is pure fun, commedy, and fanservice all the way. It is one of those series where I pop in the dvd right away while I'm dragging to watch vol 4 of Melody.
02-17-2006, 11:07 AM
Both have fanservice, but MoO has more substance beneath that. Many people have described it as a shounen, sci-fi version of Revolutionary Girl Utena... and that's more or less on target.
02-17-2006, 11:14 AM
I chose both, so I don't know how much I can help you, but MoO has more weird mindfuckery and startling imagery, and Daphne has more skin and humor. I'm really enjoying both of them immensely.
02-17-2006, 01:00 PM
I suggest both as well.
Melody, because it has good load of characters and plot, as well as awesome music.
Daphne, two words......skimpy outfits! For some reason I enjoy the plot for this one as well, after you get around the no clothes - crime fighting - fanservice!
02-17-2006, 01:12 PM
Melody, because it's got more than fanservice. I think Daphne is OK, but not as good as MoO.
02-17-2006, 05:25 PM
Both, but Revolutionary Boy Bocca (Melody) first.
02-17-2006, 05:52 PM
I haven't seen Daphne but you'd be utterly insane to pass on Melody of Oblivion. What a fantstic show. I can't wait until disc 6 is out~
02-17-2006, 08:57 PM
I haven't seen Daphne, but I have seen MoO. So, I'll say something about it...
Every time I think of the moo song from the last episode, (or was it the next to last episode?) I start giggling uncontrollably. I guess it's the 10 year old child in me I'll never seen to grow out of?
Oh, if you havent guessed, I recommend MoO. But, only if you don't mind things strange. Yes, there is fanservice, quite a bit actually. Action at times too. Character development, and even relationships. But I doubt anyone will ever like it without being able to handle just how strange it will get before the end
02-18-2006, 06:07 AM
I don't think anyone on this thread has seen the ending but I should mention that Daphne in the Brilliant Blue has arguably one of the most powerfully poignant endings I've seen in over 20 years of anime watching. I was completely stunned and after a few seconds of wiping my tears away I said,"That...was...just...brilliant."
02-18-2006, 08:36 AM
Ah yes, I remember now that you really loved the ending. I'm intrigued, but I honestly don't know when I'll see it, if ever. After three volumes (I just watched the third, the final one I have in hand, last night), it looks like there's a lot of mildly amusing mediocrity to get through before you reach that sublime point.
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