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So Ra No Wo To

So Ra No Wo To

Alternative Titles

English: Sound of the Sky
Synonyms: So-Ra-No-Wo-To, Soranowoto, Sora no Woto, Sora no Oto
Japanese: ソ・ラ・ノ・ヲ・ト


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2010 to Mar 23, 2010
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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In a lonely corner of the world, on the edge of No Man's Land, sits Clocktower Fortress. It's home to the 1121st Platoon of the Helvetian Army, and their newest member is a 15-year-old volunteer named Kanata Sorami, who enlisted to learn how to play the bugle. When she was a child, Kanata was saved by a beautiful soldier and found inspiration in the clear, golden sound of her trumpet. From that day forward, Kanata decided music would be her life.

As the other platoon members train her how to be a bugler and a soldier, Kanata's enduring optimism will inspire them to look for happiness and beauty, even in a world haunted by war.

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Aired  Jan 5, 2010 to Mar 23, 2010
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: So Ra No Wo To
Side story: So Ra No Wo To Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Heideman, Filicia
Heideman, Filicia
Endou, Aya
Endou, Aya
Kannagi, Noël
Kannagi, Noël
Yuuki, Aoi
Yuuki, Aoi
Kazumiya, Rio
Kazumiya, Rio
Kobayashi, Yuu
Kobayashi, Yuu
Sorami, Kanata
Sorami, Kanata
Kanemoto, Hisako
Kanemoto, Hisako


Matsumoto, Miho
Assistant Producer
Kanbe, Mamoru
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Shimizu, Katsunori
Sound Director
Fukushima, Toshinori
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Mar 26, 2010
"Someone was saying the world is ending. But I like this world."

When So Ra No Wo To was first announced on the winter season roster, I wasn't planning on watching it. Despite reading the plot synopsis, I did not think it was a 'moeblob in the army' kind of story. That only came later when many, many people decided to put labels on it. Still, I wasn't inclined to watch the series. That is, until I saw the beautiful concept artwork by Kishida Mel. It was amazing and it made me want to see the series in spite of the much talked about art shift read more
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Apr 17, 2010
"Amazing Grace! (how sweet the sound),
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see..."

John Newton and William Cowper (Olney Hymns - 1779).

The problem with first impressions is that all too often they are wrong, and this is one of the main reasons why a number of great shows don't get the recognition they deserve. Unfortunately, every season more anime are added to that list.

Sora no Woto (Sounds of the Skies), is one example of this mindset at work.

The series is the first production of a new initiative known as Anime read more
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Apr 11, 2015
Sound Of The Sky is one of the most balanced shows that I’ve ever had the pleasure of viewing, with great work in storytelling, characterization, sound design, and animation. Every aspect is just plain solid, with only a couple minor complaints that take away very little from the overall experience.

The anime focuses on a one Sorami Kanata, the newest member of the Helvetian Army’s 1121st Platoon, situated in Clocktower Fortress in the quiet town of Seize. However, rather than joining to become a soldier, Kanata enlists in order to learn how to play the bugle after being inspired by another soldier from a somber childhood read more
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Jan 1, 2015
I was recommended this show by a friend who has traveled much further down the moe rabbit hole than I have, so I went in with two basic assumptions: this isn't a show about war, and it's not about life in a post-apocalyptic world. While I think these were safe assumptions, I ended up being very wrong.

This is a show about cute girls doing cute things. It's also a show about those same girls reliving war trauma and debating whether they should torture war captives in the remains of a world still being destroyed by humanity. That uneasy coexistence is part of the beauty of read more
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Let's start with what they have in common. The two shows share a similar premise in that it's about five girls in an organized group who play music. The art style is remarkably similar, and the characters tend to have cute moe characteristics both in their aesthetic design and personality. Both shows spend much of their time using music as a central catalyst to develop the characters' personalities and interpersonal relationships, and this serves to demonstrate how powerful an impact music can have on peoples' lives.

But that's where most of the similarities end, as while both shows have a similar basic premise, they  read more 
Beautiful art, a decorative town with a deep history, a young, eager girl and don't forget some soothing, wonderful music. 
It has the same atmosphere - even if the heroines are cute and nice, the reality is still bitter sweet. 
Minus the ecchi, So-Ra-No-Wo-To shares a lot in common with Strike Witches. As well as it shares in common with K-On and Axis Powers Hetalia.

The character design borrows most heavily from K-On. But the theme of an Occidental Japan, living among European countries and/or cultures as if a country that is European instead of Asian is a theme that exists in Axis Powers Hetalia, Strike Witches, and So-Ra-No-Wo-To. Harmoniously I might add, instead of contrasted. As well as do all share the theme of moe within the military(minus K-On).

Also as several character archetypes were borrowed in their specific form from K-On,  read more 
Girls and tank. Slice of life. 
Both series feature lovely scenery and music, the effects of war as seen by a girl who is essentially outside of the conflict, and just generally leave you with a good feeling. Kino's Journey is more laid-back than Sora no Woto's outright upbeatness, but overall I'm definitely reminded of Kino while watching it. 

Opening Theme

"Hikari no Senritsu" by Kalafina

Ending Theme

"Girls, Be Ambitious." by Haruka Tomatsu

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