English: A Bridge to the Starry Skies
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2011 to Jun 27, 2011
25 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 7.151 (scored by 22447 users)
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SynopsisKazuma has moved to a small town in the country. On his first day at school, he meets Ui when he is lost his way. They go to school together, but Kazuma accidentally slips and kisses Ui.... To make matters worse, Ibuki, Ui's close friend, sees it.... Well, what will happen to his new school life...?
Related AnimeAdaptation: Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi
Other: Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi OVA
Characters & Voice Actors
T'Was my first impression on this anime but fortunately it has none of that.
Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi or in English, A Bridge to the Starry Skies, or in the French, Un pont vers le ciel étoilé (everything sound sexier in French) is based on a visual novel made by Feng whom I'm not familiar with any other works. (Known for making the visual novel Akane Iro, which was then adapted into an anime, that was a disaster) Having finished this galge using a lousy translator program that killed every emotional scene that the eroge had to offer (Yes, you know I'm talking about you ATLAS and AGTH!) I've decided to watch the anime to displace that horrible, horrible visual novel translations with better subs.
So if you're a hardcore follower of "Way of the Harem" you should know by now that every typical Harem lead must somehow "dispose" of his parents. This statement stands true for Hoshino Kazuma, our Harem lead. But unlike other harem animes, his parents absence is actually feasible. They're not on a world tour or fighting aliens or working overseas... Kazuma and his younger brother were sent to the countryside because of his younger brother's health condition and it was mention in the anime that his parents "will join them eventually.." Sounds plausible.
In this new town, he met a girl, fell on top of a girl, kissed a girl, called a pervert, caught naked, got teased for a small d*ck and the list goes on. A cliche harem story you say? NOT SO FAST! (Feng apparently have a fetish for accidental kiss. Nothing wrong about it. That's as close as you can get to non-jail-able sexual harassment)
I've decided not to review this anime based on the visual novel. In defense of harem animes being critized by it's cliche-ness and never ending quest to satisfy our "fan-service" needs, I shall judge a harem anime as a class of it's own, not to be compared with other types of genres. Thus I present to you, "The Harem Deviation Calculator"
Using the following formula
H= 3/(n-2) x (N!/n) x (Y)^1/2 - TKρ
H represents the Harem Score
n represents the number of girls in the harem
N represents the number of different type of girls
Y represents the dependency of the male harem lead
K represents the magnitude of “cockblockers”
Ρ represents the dense-ness of the male harem lead
T represents the cohesion of the fellow female members
Let's begin shall we?
Number of girls in the harem:
A total of six main girls and two subs. And one little brother.
Types of girls: [This will be a simplified version]
Airhead[✓], Big Appetite[✓], Older brother complexity[✓], First Kiss[✓]
First Girl Rule[✓]
Archer girl[✓], Possessive[✓], Anti-Pervert[✓], Tsundere[✓]
Miko[✓], Androphobic[✓], Shy[✓], Childhood friend[✓], BOING![✓]
Yuri-able[✓], Elegent[✓], Soft toy fetish[✓], Enjoys talking to in-animated objects[✓], self-conscious[✓]
Older Sister[✓], School Idol[✓], Clumsy[✓] , hard working[✓]
Strong will[✓], energetic[✓], kind[✓], tomboy[✓], Innocent[✓]
Wait hold it... Oh thank god. I almost mistaken his younger brother into his harem..
Well as you can see the characters are greatly varied however I am shocked that a glasses girl isn't present. It's a great loss for glasses fan everywhere...
Well Kazuma is reliable enough to take care of his younger brother, thus gives him a significant amount of credit for this. Although he does not have any super power or super human abilities, he is athletic so I guess that counts in a way towards his dependency score.
Yorozu Senka, the lady in charge of the inn where the Hoshi brothers are staying. Probably the first non-blood relative to have saw Kazuma's other little brother (You know what I'm talking about) Although she supports Kazuma having healthy relationships with other girls, her positive attitude might just instill more awkwardness between the Kazuma and his "choosen" girl. Other than that, he does not have a younger sister which would mean less "caught in the act" events. (Though I rarely see a younger brother in harem genre before)
Moderately dense. He is aware of some of the girls' feelings for him. (But not all of them)
All the girls are on friendly terms with each other. Well yeah, this is quite common in a harem. But the plus point is that if one of them got into a relationship with the main harem lead, I can assure you, yanderes won't be present. (Which means no severed heads and boat rides) nor would he have to cut ties with any of them.
So overall, what is the verdict?
[HAREM EXPECTATION INDEX METER]
-HOSHINO KAZUMA- HAPPY HAPPY FUN TIME
Positive but still a cliched harem (low deviation score)
So there you have it. Fairly nothing exceptionally interesting ever happened in the anime. Art and sound wise is just slightly above the average line. Characters do not really have a noticeable impact on the audience. There's also a lacking amount of fan-service thus reducing the enjoyment score for those who actually was hoping for it. But if you find yourself wanting to contribute to the research of harem genres, then go ahead and watch this.
Thanks for reading,
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Even though almost all harem anime are very similar (in terms of plot and characters), at least most of them have a little unique element to help separate themselves from others. This is not the case with Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi, this anime is probably one of the most generic series out there. There is just nothing about this series that pops out.
Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi starts out like most harems, the protagonist has just moved into a new town and then has the accidental kiss with the main heroine of the story. After getting introduced to all the characters, the protagonist gets one on one time with each girl and helps solve each of their problems. Finally, the main characters realize their true feelings for each other and that's pretty much the whole series. This series is pretty cliche after cliche after cliche, nothing special ever happens (a problem that many harem series suffer from). Another problem is that the feelings that the main characters have for each other seem to come out of nowhere .The reason for this is that there is very little development between the two main characters because most of the time is spent on the other girls. At least the ending offers closure instead of leaving the ending up in the air. There really isn't anything else to say, everything about this anime has been used in many other harem series already.
The characters are also very one dimensional and generic. The main hero of the series, Kazuma, is very kind and always helps others with their problems, and this turns into the quality that makes others fall for him, very much like many other protagonists in other harem series. A positive about the main character is that he is not extremely dense making him more likable. The main female in this anime, Ui, is actually the most unique character of the bunch because she has more traits than the rest of the cast, but that really isn't saying much. Her character is still very generic and not that interesting at all. Also some of her features may turn some people off.
The other characters pretty much have the same personality as the characters in many other harems, give or take some minor features. They are all likeable in their own way but again nothing stands out.
The art and sound are fairly good, everything is certainly colorful and backgrounds are pretty nice. The sound is what you could expect from other harems, an upbeat and catchy opening and ending.
Enjoyment all depends on the viewer, if you don't mind watching a harem then this would be another one to check off the list. It is still mildly enjoyable as long as you aren't looking for too much.
Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi is the very definition of a generic harem series. Has nothing unique about it and if you have seen even one harem, there is really no point in watching this.
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all the female likes the male protagonist
Both has the same school, harem and romance genre, with a little bit ecchi, checked.
Both main male charaters have a dude who serves as their bro, checked.
Both male lead have met the female lead prior to being their classmate in school, checked.
Both also features a high school senior who is frendly with the male lead, checked.
Both male leads were living with their sibling, checked.
Both male lead begun their school year with a rocky start, checked.
In HKH the main bitch is the female lead's friend, while in MS the female lead is the bitch, checked.
The sibling in MS is a girl who is part of the male lead's harem, while in HKH the male lead's sibling is a boy, checked.
Though, the male lead in HKH is living with his sibling, they also have a guardian looking after them, while in MS both male lead and his sister are living alone, but they were on the same year level and both attend the same school, checked.
The art are quite same.. Both are about Harem and romance..
Multiple girls like the main character. Similar art.
Yeah.. Pretty much the same
Very similar anime. Love story and drama.
The plotline is kinda similiar in aspect to a sibling moving to one place or changing their "surroundings" to another school. They discover their common intrestest amongst friends and eventually find love
Both are dull to a sense, and nothing really happens in either of these anime..
Both are Harem with generic and cliche plot+characters
Mashiroiro has more drama though
While the story is very similar as it revolves around a protagonist who goes to a new school, what's really similar is the characters particularly Sana and Ibuki, not only 'cause they're both tsunderes but something else is the same which I won't say because it's a spoiler.
Opening Theme"Hoshikaze no Horoscope (星風のホロスコープ)" by Nomico
Ending Theme#1: "Dasshu do Cinderella (だっしゅどシンデレラ)" by Eriko Nakamura and Ai Shimizu (eps 1-9, 11)
#2: "Water Lily" by Ai Shimizu (ep 10)
#3: "Hoshikaze no Horoscope (星風のホロスコープ)" by Eriko Nakamura, Ringo Aoba & Ai Shimizu (Ep 12)
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