Ranked #2508

Sora no Manimani

Alternative Titles

English: At The Mercy of The Sky
Synonyms: Chuu no Manimani
Japanese: 宙のまにまに


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2009 to Sep 22, 2009
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Comet
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.221 (scored by 11,726 users)
Ranked: #25082
Popularity: #1490
Members: 26,202
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Saku Ooyagi returns to his hometown after seven years and is soon reacquainted with his childhood friend, Mihoshi Akeno. The reunion is far from merry since the last memory they have of each other is of her falling off a tree and him saving her. In any case, Mihoshi is determined to improve their relationship and forces Saku to join the astronomy club she founded.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Akeno, Mihoshi
Akeno, Mihoshi
Itou, Kanae
Itou, Kanae
Roma, Takeyasu
Roma, Takeyasu
Majima, Junji
Majima, Junji
Makita, Hime
Makita, Hime
Tomatsu, Haruka
Tomatsu, Haruka
Edogawa, Masashi
Edogawa, Masashi
Takagi, Reiko
Takagi, Reiko


Takamatsu, Shinji
Takamatsu, Shinji
Director, Script, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Yoshimura, Ai
Yoshimura, Ai
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Episode Director

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Opening Theme

Super Noisy Nova by Sphere

Ending Theme

"Hoshikuzu no Surround (星屑のサラウンド)" by CooRie

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Dec 24, 2009
One of my pet gripes about anime and manga is the over-abundance of school settings used throughout both mediums. Over the last few years there has been an increase in the number of stories that are based in or around a school, and while the majority of them are nothing more than mediocre offerings, some of them turn out to be rather good.

It's unfortunate then that, of the good ones, many don't get the recognition they deserve.

Sora no Manimani (lit. Sport of the Air, not "At the Mercy of the Sky"), is based on the manga by Kashiwabara Mami that began in November 2005 read more
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Oct 11, 2009
I’m quite surprised that there have been only a few reviews for this well-made, yet somewhat-underrated series.

If you like astronomy and want to learn more about some stargazing basics, this series “inspires” and is perhaps an anime of choice. (At least for me, I started stargazing using the techniques I learned from the show.) On the other hand, if you are not that into the subject, you may not enjoy it at all.

Sora no Manimani is a romance comedy, slice-of-life anime with an astronomy theme. The story involves a bookworm (Saku Ooyagi) who really hates outdoor activities, but was coerced into follow read more
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Jul 28, 2009
I love love this new series. You'll laugh out loud 12:00am in the morning watching this, disturbing your sleeping roomates.. well at least i did hahha!!! Very well drawn characters and I look forward to the story line. It's slightly like 'It started with a kiss' told in the guy version, only he is not as mean; with a humor like 'honey to clover' and it's just refreshing watch slice of life story.. I love the main characters they are soooooo funny! You JUST HAVE to watch this!!
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Oct 16, 2009
Ok. 1st I shall review this anime as an anime lover. I have one word to describe this anime. Underrated. Some people don’t even give a second glance when they hear it is about astronomy. What’s so nice about looking at stars? Boring… However, that is not the case. You DO NOT have to know anything about astronomy or possess any interest about astronomy to enjoy watching Sora no Manimani. (You may just watch it for the comedy).

However, do consider this question. If right now, in the night, there is a telescope placed directly in front of you, pointing towards the moon, would you be read more
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The most apparent similarity is their focus on astronomy. Sora no Manimani explores the beauty of the night sky, while Twin Spica delves into the lure of space and space travel. Beyond that though, there is a gentle dignity to both series -- in the day-to-day life, troubles and challenges, interpersonal relationships, and romance. Energy comes from small, spunky girls who do not allow challenges to get in the way of their love for astronomy. Quietly supporting them are male childhood friends -- with a touch of sweet, understated romance. 
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