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Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu

Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Sky of Iriya, Summer of UFO
Japanese: イリヤの空、UFOの夏


Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 28, 2005 to Jul 8, 2005
Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
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Asaba Naoyuki is an ordinary high school student. As a member of his school's press club, he's just spent the summer camping outside the local military base, in hopes of seeing the UFOs that are secretly kept there, according to local legend. Returning to school, he meets a strange girl, Iriya Kana, and gradually comes to realize that she is more than merely strange - and that a dark secret lies beneath the world that he knows.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Iriya no Sora, Ufo no Natsu, Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu

Characters & Voice Actors

Asaba, Naoyuki
Asaba, Naoyuki
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Iriya, Kana
Iriya, Kana
Nonaka, Ai
Nonaka, Ai
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Asaba, Yuuko
Asaba, Yuuko
Takano, Naoko
Takano, Naoko


Shibata, Hiroaki
Nakamura, Kenji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yokote, Michiko
Ishihira, Shinji

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Mar 5, 2008
Sounds Saikano-ish? You bet. I haven't seen Saikano myself, but this one gave me a mental breakdown; much less than Iriya herself experienced in the anime, but more than what I experienced after watching any anime (except for Now and Then, Here and There, perhaps) so far.

The 2005 vintage anime is a both sweet and dark love story, intermeshed with sparse humor and lingering suspense that draws you into the story. From episode 1 to 6, the mood changes dramatically, from somewhat ecchi humor in the first, to a quite of a heartbreaking finale. However, the speed is just perfect, not too fast to cram read more
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Jul 11, 2008
Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu is a 6-episode OVA. It aired between the 28th of January, 2005, and the 8th of July, 2005.

The genres include: drama, romance, sci-fi, mystery, comedy, action.

The two main characters, Asaba Naoyuki and Iriya Kana meet during the final day of summer break. Shortly after, Iriya transfers to Asaba's school, and the both of them get to know each other better, although there are many mysteries surrounding Iriya. When you think it's going to be a sweet love story, it comes with a dark sci-fi spin, though the series mostly focuses on their relationship and their ups and downs, till read more
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Both are about a desperate struggle against alien apocalypse, banked on a single hope found in a teenage girl born for this purpose. Both series focus less on the wars but on the tragic characters. Iriya is a superior production in terms of story cohesion and credibility in my opinion.
In both animes there is a girl who's fighting against aliens to save the Earth. In both animes it get's really dramatic and there's a romance thing going on to. Both are very sad. If one got you you'd definitely like the other one too.

Opening Theme

"Forever Blue" by Chihiro Imai

Ending Theme

"ひまわり (Himawari)" by Chihiro Imai

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