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Sora no Manimani

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
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.261 (scored by 10525 users)
Ranked: #22652
Popularity: #1285
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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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Sora no Manimani
Side story: Sora no Manimani Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Akeno, Mihoshi
Akeno, Mihoshi
Itou, Kanae
Itou, Kanae
Edogawa, Masashi
Edogawa, Masashi
Takagi, Reiko
Takagi, Reiko
Makita, Hime
Makita, Hime
Tomatsu, Haruka
Tomatsu, Haruka
Ooyagi, Saku
Ooyagi, Saku
Maeno, Tomoaki
Maeno, Tomoaki


Takamatsu, Shinji
Director, Script, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Osedo, Satoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshimura, Ai
Episode Director, Storyboard

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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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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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Both involve clubs that are just starting out and finding new members. Both of them have comedy as well.
the relationship between the main characters in both anime are similar.. Mihoshi is like nodame is a push over.. while Saku and chiaki are having trouble dealing with her but in the same time they don't mind having the girl beside them.

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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