Ranked #2730

Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 28, 2005 to Jul 8, 2005
Producers: Happinet Pictures
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Light novel
Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.161 (scored by 8,027 users)
Ranked: #27302
Popularity: #1955
Members: 16,794
Favorites: 65
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Synopsis

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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Iriya, Kana
Iriya, Kana
Main
Nonaka, Ai
Japanese
Nonaka, Ai
Asaba, Naoyuki
Asaba, Naoyuki
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Suizenji, Kunihiro
Suizenji, Kunihiro
Supporting
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Asaba, Yuuko
Asaba, Yuuko
Supporting
Takano, Naoko
Japanese
Takano, Naoko

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(0/6)

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Opening Theme

"Forever Blue" by Chihiro Imai

Ending Theme

"ひまわり (Himawari)" by Chihiro Imai



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Foton
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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Colonel_Mustard
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.

Story
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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elc1247
Jun 22, 2008
Overall: Iriya no Sora, was a very touching anime, albeit short with only 6 episodes. I enjoyed watching this series very much.

Story: Its a sci-fi kind of romance story, that I dig, so some people arent into the romance thing, and its up to them if they wish to watch. One thing is that since there are only a few episodes, they didnt do very much explaining, some things are left completely in the dark.

Art: The art was very good, usually pretty colorful and rich, especially in those memorable moments where you feel kinda warm and fuzzy inside.

Sound: Not a bad opening and closing for read more
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Irrelativity
Sep 29, 2010
"Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu". I saw this was recommended to people who enjoyed Saikano, so i thought i'd give it a try. Even though the story seemed awkward from the synopsis, i was actually looking forward to it.
My first impression was "Oh, i hate how the main character is drawn". I decided to let it be, that i wouldn't let such a minor detail smuther my enjoyment, since i had heard and read good things about this. Fortunately, he was the only eye-sore. The art was pretty well made, and in the end it was one of the best qualities of this read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Saishuu Heiki Kanojo
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.  
reportRecommended by Stripey
Anime: Hoshi no Koe
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. 
reportRecommended by Guybrush
Anime: Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora
Both are short but pretty forward going romance drama animes.

While Hanbun has a very realistic setting with a girl that suffers from an illness, Triya goes more in the sci-fi genre giving us some military aspects and a bit comedy too with a mysterious girl that has mental and physical unstableness.

Also a bit more trivial but both female lead characters have a very similar hair color. 
reportRecommended by Mathes
Anime: Ano Natsu de Matteru
A boys' summer is about dealing with aliens from another planet. One boy meets and falls in love with an alien while the other falls in love with a girl who fights aliens. There is a concept of loss as well. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
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Does one choose to never cry again or does one choose to find someone to protect. Earth is being invaded by aliens and a choice has to be made about whether to fight or not, or just give up on the world entirely. 
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Both Anime have a dark undertone. There is a big governmental secret and man kinds future rests on that secret. 
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