Ranked #1864


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Sky
Japanese: sola


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2007 to Jun 30, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Lantis
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Diomedea, Nomad
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.411 (scored by 32,303 users)
Ranked: #18642
Popularity: #691
Members: 64,742
Favorites: 377
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Sola's story revolves around Yorito Morimiya, the main protagonist, who is a young boy attending high school. He loves taking pictures of the sky at any time of day and any time of the year. One day, Yorito decides to take a picture of the sunrise overlooking the bay, but is deterred when he meets a strange girl trying to force a vending machine that stole her money to give her what she tried to buy—a can of tomato juice. Yorito helps her with forcing the machine while attempting to strike up conversation with her, despite it being four in the morning. Yorito tells her why he is here, but by the time he has forced the can out of the machine, the girl has mysteriously vanished.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shihou, Matsuri
Shihou, Matsuri
Noto, Mamiko
Noto, Mamiko
Morimiya, Aono
Morimiya, Aono
Nakahara, Mai
Nakahara, Mai
Morimiya, Yorito
Morimiya, Yorito
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Kamikawa, Mayuko
Kamikawa, Mayuko
Kaneda, Tomoko
Kaneda, Tomoko


Kobayashi, Tomoki
Kobayashi, Tomoki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Takayanagi, Shigehito
Takayanagi, Shigehito
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuchi, Satonobu
Kikuchi, Satonobu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Sky-Colored Umbrella
Sorairo no Kasa (ソライロノカサ)
Apr 7, 2007
2 Looking Up at the Blue
Miageru Ao (ミアゲルアオ)
Apr 14, 2007
3 Peaceful Day
Odayaka na Hi (オダヤカナヒ)
Apr 21, 2007
4 Two People's Wish
Negai Futari (ネガイフタリ)
Apr 28, 2007
5 Raining Light
Furisosogu Hikari (フリソソグヒカリ)
May 5, 2007

Opening Theme

#1: "Binkan na Fuukei (敏感な風景)" by Ceui (ep 1)
#2: "colorless wind" by Aira Yuuki (eps 2-13)

Ending Theme

#1: "Mellow Melody" by Ceui (eps 1-12)
#2: "Miageru Ano Sora de (見上げるあの空で)" by Aira Yuuki (ep 13)

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

Nov 7, 2007
I just recently finished sola and I wanted to start off by saying that I am very strange in what interests me in an anime and instantly, from the first episode, I knew that I would love sola. The song in the introduction of the first episode caught at my soul and moved my heart and I also have a personal attachment to taking pictures of the sky and my digital camera, which is what the main character in this anime is like, of course he doesn't quite understand why he is obsessed with the sky, but there is a deep and wonderful meaning behind read more
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Jan 26, 2008
Let’s check off the things that annoy me, shall we?

~ A world where kids conveniently don’t have parents. Because that would mean the writers would actually have to be skilful enough to write stories including them. The only featured adult in the whole story is obviously a hindrance to everyone, except midway when he suddenly becomes every male pervert's role model.

~ Girls that fawn over one witless guy who doesn’t deserve any of them. They fight to the death over him, but why should we care? Why should we be invested in any of this if we cant understand read more
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Oct 23, 2007
As the title implies, this Romance, Drama is heavily themed on the sky (sola), which is definitely different than the usual anime but that may not always be a good thing. It’s quite interesting how something we take for granted like the sky can be such a treasure to other’s but it’s irritating that the bulk of the story has something to do about the sky.

The other main focus of the show is on the blossoming romantic relationship between the two main characters; Yorito is an average guy who’s obsessed with taking photos of the sky and Matsuri, she’s the “special girl” usually found in read more
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Aug 4, 2007
It was kind of boring at first, because after the first episode, nothing interesting really happened. It did get better during the middle, then better turned weird, but it wasn’t that bad. Let’s just say it has something to do with paper. A lot of paper.

Characters are really weird. First you have Yorito – someone completely obsessed with the sky. I don’t even know why he’s that obsessed. Then there’s Matsuri, who surprisingly, is kinda ecchi in her own way. Aono – you either love or hate her. She’s naturally funny, but towards the end, you just might hate her. Mayuko, the gothic Lolita, is read more
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Sola and Air are both tragic love stories riddled in mystery and supernatural abilities. A very short watch so if you prefer more drawn out anime then perhaps this is not going to be your cup of tea. If you enjoyed the way the writers choose to progress the story on an emotional level in one series then you're going to love it in the other. Similarly, if you hated how the director relied on mystery to keep the shallow love story alive in one anime you'll probably hate it in the other.  
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