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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
Premiered: Winter 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Aniplex
Licensors: Right Stuf
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #12412
Popularity: #631
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Matsumoto, Miho
Matsumoto, Miho
Assistant Producer
Kanbe, Mamoru
Kanbe, Mamoru
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Shimizu, Katsunori
Shimizu, Katsunori
Sound Director
Matsuo, Shin
Matsuo, Shin
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Resounding Sound: The City at Dawn
Hibiku Oto: Futsugyou no Machi (響ク音・払暁ノ街)
Jan 5, 2010
2 First Battle: The Story of a Chair
Uijin: Isu no Hanashi (初陣・椅子ノ話)
Jan 12, 2010
3 The Squad's Day: Rio Runs
Tai no Ichinichi: Rio Hashiru (隊ノ一日・梨旺走ル)
Jan 19, 2010
4 Rainy Season Sky: Quartz Rainbow
Tsuyu no Sora: Hari no Niji (梅雨ノ空・玻璃ノ虹)
Jan 26, 2010
5 Mountain Hiking: The Ends of the World
Yamafumi: Sekai no Hate (山踏ミ・世界ノ果テ)
Feb 2, 2010

Opening Theme

"Hikari no Senritsu" by Kalafina

Ending Theme

"Girls, Be Ambitious." by Haruka Tomatsu

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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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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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Feb 17, 2010
Sora no Woto is a show that tries to do a lot at once. It isn't just a moeblobs show, and it's not just about fighting. It looks like a regular World War II setting at first, but as you continue to watch you learn it's actually a future setting, where life is scarce, systems of writing and music have been forgotten, and the resulting setting is a mashup of many, many cultures, probably at this point, indistinguishable from one another to the characters.

Story: 8
The story lacks a forward direction. However, for that reason, as you begin to understand why things are going on, read more
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Mar 23, 2010
Five different girls in military and their lives. Interesting? Unfortunately, it doesn’t. This anime is a true example of what happens, if you try to do too much at once on the weak and uninspiring basis.

Sora no woto, aka ‘Sound of the Sky’ is a mixed culture setting war zone folktale involving a young girl who only came to military to play nice trumpet. If you just read the synopsis, it seems like a very unique and refreshing idea for slice of life genre anime. Sadly, it is not, because the major problem that this anime falls down is from the concept from the read more
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Anime: K-On!
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 
reportRecommended by TheAntiFanboy
Anime: Aria The Animation
Beautiful art, a decorative town with a deep history, a young, eager girl and don't forget some soothing, wonderful music. 
reportRecommended by Kimura
Anime: Haibane Renmei
It has the same atmosphere - even if the heroines are cute and nice, the reality is still bitter sweet. 
reportRecommended by minwonderland
Anime: Strike Witches
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 
reportRecommended by ukonkivi
Anime: Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
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. 
reportRecommended by tozoku
Anime: Girls und Panzer
Sora no Woto and Girls und Panzer are both very unique series. This uniqueness is not only in concept or setting but also storytelling, most notably, the way they choose to transmit a message.
At first glace, one will probably guess this recommendation is based on the fact both series involve "girls and military" with a small appeal on the moe/cute side.
Indeed. They both paid a lot of attention to detail on machinery, uniforms, insignia, models, etc. displayed, making of them very faithful representations of their originals. Those familiar with Gunslinger Girl's perfectly reproduced guns can expect a similar mechanic & visual quality.  read more 
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