English: Shattered Angels
Synonyms: Kyoushirou to Towa no Sora, Kyoshiro and the Eternal Sky
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2007 to Mar 23, 2007
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company
Score: 6.841 (scored by 7008 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
drama mecha romance shounen
SynopsisKyoshiro to Towa no Sora revolves around the life of Kuu Shiratori, a seemingly normal high school girl who enjoys her school life in the giant city Academia, which is thought of as a symbol of recovery for humanity since already ten years have passed since the greatest disaster mankind had ever seen, occurred. Kuu has recently been having a recurring dream where a prince meets her and takes her away. One day, while all the students at her school are preparing for the upcoming school festival, the prince, whom she has met several times in her dreams, appears. The prince, Kyoshiro Ayanokoji, requests of her just as he had done in Kuu's dreams, "Let's go... together..."
Related AnimeAdaptation: Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora
Other: Kannazuki no Miko
Side story: Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora Specials
Characters & Voice Actors
When I first came across Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora and looked at a couple of screenshots, I decided for myself that I would be staying away from this anime. However, my love for seiyuu as well as my curiousity got the better of me, and I watched it after all. It was not as bad as I expected, and in fact, it was quite good. Not my cup of tea in general, but it did have some great points.
At first, I was pretty excited about the story. As cliche as it sounds, fairytale-like plot just doesn't get old for some people. However, as time went by, it became more and more complex, and I wasn't sure whether it was changing for the better. The problem here is not with the story itself. It was a well thought out plot, with romance and family conflicts involved. But the elements used to display that plot were simply too much. Angels, mecha, cat girls, magic, science, all mixed into this seemingly simple story, did not improve it at all. Those elements looked more like fan service than anything else. Some stories are best if kept to the level of 'normal', and Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora is one of those stories. I liked the idea of absolute angels, but there was just no need to include every possible fan service element out there to display it.
Putting fan service aside and pretending that I didn't see little girls, giant mechas, and occasional unnecessary nudity all the time throughout Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora, it was indeed a rather nice story. In fact, the two final episodes touched me so greatly that I almost wanted to disregard all the downfalls. But looking back at it, I can't grade an anime based only on the first episode and a beautiful ending.
This is the strongest point of this anime. It has a lot of characters, and most of them are very unique. The main female character did not seem so impressive at first glance, but she developed and matured throughout the anime and became much more admirable. The seemingly invincible "prince" Kyoshiro turned out to have quite a few weaknesses and complexes. By the end of the series, he left me with an impression that he is not the kind that saves the princess, but is instead the kind that needs to be saved. I liked that a lot because perfect heroes are just boring and I can't sympathize with them. Setsuna's eternal loyalty toward Kyoshiro also touched me a lot. She was in my opinion the strongest of the females; after all, not everyone can stay by the side of their beloved person and not give in to selfish desires.
Aside from the three leading ones, the background characters were also quite impressive. They had a purpose and their relationships with each other were well thought out and interesting to observe. I have to admit that to me the most memorable and brightest of them all turned out to be Kyoshiro's older brother, who was also the most shocking one and truly made the series more enjoyable.
The art is very pretty but nothing too outstanding. Character designs are very well done and interesting. The animation is also great. However, once again, it seemed overdone. Extremely bright colors and sparkling scenes. It is definitely a matter of opinion, but personally I found it too hard on the eyes and simply distracting, considering that the story is nowhere near a comedy. It would have gotten full marks if it was not so colorful.
The opening and ending themes are simple, but nice and catchy. They fit perfectly well for this kind of anime. The background music during the battles and during Kuu's talks to her prince is very impressive and greatly increases the dramatic impact. Overall, the soundtrack could have been even better, but in this case it really doesn't need to be. The music choice in this anime is a perfect fit and doesn't need to stand out any more than it does.
The seiyuu work was, of course, outstanding, and I will spare you my unprofessional fangirl comments. I will mention, though, that Kazuya is probably the most impressive role that I heard from Narita Ken so far.
It's the kind of anime that you can only truly appreciate if you look deeper, past all the fan service. Unless, of course, fan service is what you are looking for -- it has plenty ^_~ read more
my last review wasn't so hot but im definatley gonna try harder. also i didnt write any spoilers so for those of you who may be afraid to read all this its fine, i just rant a lot. ;)
STORY: 9 the story started out really weird and a lot of people are really skeptical about it or just give up on it. there was only 12 episode and it wasnt horrible so i continued. i didnt know what was going on, but i learned and slowly after each episode began to love the anime more, i couldnt get enough of it! the whole anime seemed so magical! im glad i just stuck with it.
ART: 8 the art was good like most animes are. i remember that after watching it though that there were always tons of pictures form the episode i wanted to draw after watching it. so i guess you could say the art was inspiring.
SOUND: 8 it depends where you watch or who uploads it. the original quality is great though so there should be no problems.
CHARACTER: 8 each one has their own personality but i would rather have you find that out for your self. kyoshiro is mysterious and thats all ill say. as for if any annoyed me, not really it may be different for you though.(i hear the cat girl annoyed a few.)
ENJOYMENT: 10 i loved it. enough said
OVERALL: 9 it is soooooooo good. most likely one of those animes you like or just plain dont. its magical and enticing.( at least for me) if you've seen a lot of shoujo you may not like it as much, but i hope you do. if you didnt like it as much as i did then it would be sad cause it was such a wonderful expirience.for those of you who liked it great, you're not the only one. also i hope whether you like the anime or not you can write a review. i hate being the only one. well i hope this helped ;). read more
Kaishaku created anime; displays cameos of their animes: Kannazuki no Miko, UFO Princess Valkyrie, Magical Nyan Nyan Taruto, Steel Angel Kurumi.
In the Kannazuki no Miko prospect, it displays the relationship of the alternate characters of Chikane and Himeko, Kaon and Himiko.
Same creators. Also has a very trainwreck-type plotline and quite a few characters may look "familiar." :)
This anime is not only created by the same person, but the characters kind of resemble other characters from his past animes, especially Kannazuki no Miko. After watching Kannazuki no Miko, you will have somewhat of an understanding for why some characters are the way they are, etc. And besides that, both anime are beautufully done and each have their own uniqueness to them!
Same design, similar characters
-Pretty much same storyline
-About the same character design
-Some characters look pretty alike
Love. A good thing or a bad thing? What if it gets in the way of your whole life`s purpose? is it still good? Girls and boys both cry because of theri loss, can you stand not crying? Test yourself against crying your eyes out and laughing till you fall over in this magical anime full of love and loss. Is all fair in love and war?
Two of the characters look similar to Chikane and Himeko off of Kannazuki no miko,
And it has the Robot Fights too,
Opening Theme"Cross＊Heart" by CooRie
Ending Theme"Madoromi no Rakuen" by Ceui
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