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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
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.601 (scored by 29,447 users)
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Ranked: #12712
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Popularity: #663
Members: 74,680
Favorites: 862
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Episodes: /12


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.

(Source: Right Stuf, Inc.)


Alongside Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin and Senkou no Night Raid, So Ra No Wo To was part of the Anime no Chikara project, a project to create more original anime, not based on any existing media.

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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

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"Hikari no Senritsu" by Kalafina

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"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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