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Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm


Alternative Titles

English: Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue
Synonyms: Aokana
Japanese: 蒼の彼方のフォーリズム

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2016 to Mar 29, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:05 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.011 (scored by 23,343 users)
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Ranked: #33172
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Popularity: #825
Members: 64,176
Favorites: 378
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm is set in a world where people can take to the skies, soaring above land and sea. An area called the Four Islands Archipelago has a technology called Grav-Shoes, which allow the wearer to fly. Aside from simple transportation, people also use these shoes in a competition called FC (Flying Circus). To score points, they either touch buoys floating above the ocean, or their opponent's backs.

The energetic but ditzy Asuka Kurashina transfers to Kunahama Academy, a high school in the Four Islands Archipelago, from the outside world. She joins Misaki Tobisawa and Masaya Hinata's second year class. Her lack of experience and general clumsiness make her classmates worry if she can learn to fly properly, but she quickly develops an interest in FC, and she, Misaki, and Mashiro, a freshman, join the school's tiny FC club. But Masaya seems reluctant for some reason, even though he seems to know a lot about the sport.

Background

Episode 1 was previewed at an event at Togeki Cinema in Tokyo on December 26, 2015. Regular broadcasting began in January 12, 2016.

Episode Videos


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kurashina, Asuka
Kurashina, Asuka
Main
Fukuen, Misato
Japanese
Fukuen, Misato
Tobisawa, Misaki
Tobisawa, Misaki
Main
Asakura, Azumi
Japanese
Asakura, Azumi
Arisaka, Mashiro
Arisaka, Mashiro
Main
Yamamoto, Nozomi
Japanese
Yamamoto, Nozomi
Hinata, Masaya
Hinata, Masaya
Main
Osaka, Ryota
Japanese
Osaka, Ryota

Staff

Oizaki, Fumitoshi
Oizaki, Fumitoshi
Director
Morishita, Hiroto
Morishita, Hiroto
Sound Director
Kawada, Mami
Kawada, Mami
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics, Inserted Song Performance
Ray
Ray
Theme Song Performance


Edit Opening Theme

"Contrail ~Kiseki~ (Contrail〜軌跡〜)" by Mami Kawada

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "a-gain" by Ray (eps 2-11)
#2: "Kimi Toita Sora (君といた空)" by Ray (ep 12)



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PyraXadon
Mar 28, 2016
For centuries, it has been man's dream to fly. Because of the Wright Brothers, we finally have the technology to do so, and as such, have been able to soar into the skies, give or take the method. But we have never truly been able to fly by ourselves. But here, we have Aokana, an anime about flying, and the sport that goes along with it known as Flying Circus.

Story: In the world of Aokana, the world has developed special footwear called Grav-shoes, a kind of footwear that allows for the user to utilize anti-graviton particles in order to essentially defy read more
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FreedomTan
Mar 30, 2016
It's a whole new anime story...new ideas. In this anime,it's all about flying which makes it more interesting as they compete for the champion title. Other than that, man all those new design and stuffs really makes me want to live in Japan.

Sound:
The sound had nothing wrong. It fused with it vey well especially when they are in a dog fight! The voice actress and actor had a nice voice. It's very clear.The sound of the sea breeze and the wind is quite spot on when putting on earphones which is quite good.

Design and graphics:
A lot of kawai school girls with their newly designed read more
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Falverick
Mar 29, 2016
They should really drop the romance tag on this. (EDIT - Not anymore, thanks XEELTom for giving me the heads up! :) )

Quick summary - in a world where people have flying shoes there exists a sport that's called Flying Circus. Basically you touch four poles as fast as you can or you whack the opponent's back or well, you prevent the opponent from doing so. Not really much of a premise there LOL.

This was pretty much a sleeper hit, it was a really outstanding show from start to end considering it was based off a VN. Instead, they dropped the romance and made read more
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Alne
Apr 24, 2016
It took me far longer to get this review out than I had originally planned. But alas, it's here!

AoKana was a series that I was extremely hyped up for, without a doubt more than anything from the Winter 2016 season. Why? Delving a bit into the past, I read three routes of the visual novel back in June of 2015, all of which were self-translated using my knowledge of katakana/hiragana and a dictionary. It took a very long time, however I thought it was well worth it in the end simply because of how much I enjoyed it. Well more than enough to throw it read more
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