English: We Without Wings – Under the Innocent Sky
Synonyms: Oretsuba, We Don't Have Wings, Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai
Japanese: 俺たちに翼はない -under the innocent sky.
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2011 to Jun 20, 2011
24 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company
Score: 6.941 (scored by 11770 users)
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SynopsisHaneda Takashi has a secret he cannot speak of. To leave his dull school-life, he was supposed to have escaped to another world. However, he is reeled in by certain ties on his heart. One of these is Kobato, his awkward younger sister. The other is Watarai Asuka, his negligent girlfriend.
Chitose Shuusuke is a poor freeloader. He passes his days working at various part-time jobs. One day, he has a disastrous first encounter with Tamaizumi Hiyoko. The next time they meet, Shuusuke discovers that they are fellow employees at his part-time job.
Narita Hayato sees himself as a "hard-boiled" person. Back-breaking jobs are nothing to him. Hayato shuns normal human contact, but, during the nights, he would get together with delinquents and other denizens of the night. One such night, he meets the cheerful and oblivious Otori Naru.
The relationships with these girls will greatly affect these 3 young men. But what, exactly, is the relationship these young men have with each other?
Related AnimeAdaptation: Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai - Prelude, Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai -Rhapsody-, Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai ~berceuse~
Other: Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai: Hadairo Ritsu Kyuuwari Zou!?
Characters & Voice Actors
Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai, simply put, is probably the most confusing anime I have ever watched. The one weird thing for me, is that this is kind of my “guilty pleasure” anime. I know it’s horrible, but I enjoyed it for some reason despite not knowing what the fuck was going on for over half of the 12 episodes. I give it a 9/10 on my list simply because there I rate things based on enjoyment, but I’ll be more critical in this review.
Plot – 5/10
What Oretachi attempts to do is to put a twist on the usual “harem” genre where three or more girls fall in love with one guy. I won’t explain much of the plot because, honestly, I don’t necessarily understand much of it myself.
Art – 8/10
I thought the characters designs were pretty good. It’s kind of a mix between seinen and shounen so it’s not too much of either. The only problem is maybe some odd colors for school clothes and some weird gang member in the earlier episodes with a bizarre design. The art of the city they live in which I suppose is Tokyo is fine though it doesn’t stand out as being exceptional.
Music – 8/10
I don’t count Openings and Endings in reviews but I just want to mention that I really like this show’s opening since it was what initially convinced me to watch this show. But the music during the episodes isn’t anything remarkable, just kind of average like the art so not much to talk about.
Characters – 7/10
The characters are interesting, but pretty stereotypical. There’s girls working in a maid café, a loli or two, and the main personality-split guy. There are three main characters and one not-as-important character. The problem here being that the not-as-important one is one the most hilarious and amazing minor characters I’ve ever seen. He only really gets an appearance in one episode (I believe 7) but it makes it the best episode of the series. You could honestly just watch that episode, laugh, and go on to watch something better as far as I’m concerned if you don’t want to be extremely confused.
Enjoyment – 9/10
I did enjoy this show. As much as I was confused and noticed how bad it was, I liked it for no reason that I can explain. Hey, we all have some show like that don’t we, something we know we shouldn’t like but still do? This isn’t one of my favorite shows by a long shot, but I’m glad I watched it. Still I wouldn’t recommend it, since I doubt many other people would feel the same weird feelings about this show that I did, but if you want to go for it. At least try episode 7, it had me laughing non-stop and it’s basically a filler episode so not too much problem in getting caught up on the events of the story. read more
Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai is a very ambitious anime. However, it also happens to be a harem comedy that really wants to pander to that otaku audience. The result? A total and utter mess that has a lot of good things about it.
Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai tells the tale of three young men and their life in the city and their connections to the people around them. That's more or less all I can say without spoiling this, as it takes until the very end of episode 4 for things to start making at least a little sense in this show.
Before I go into the plot, I just want to say that Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai has not just the best, the the second best harem protagonists of all time in it. Most harem protagonists are dull and have no personality, but for two of our three heroes, that is not the case. They have unique personalities and side characters in most anime are lucky to have the flair they do. Shuu, the first of the three heroes I will go into, is absolutely wonderful. He's slightly perverted, a fast talker, and really likes to tease the girls in his area of the story. He's basically what would happen if you took that perverted best friend seen in all harem anime and made them the protagonist. The second of our heroes is Hayato, who to put it plainly is rude. He seems like he doesn't care about the people in his side of the story, and speaks in a very deep, mumbling voice. Together, both of these protagonists are very unique and stand out the the sea of harem protagonists who look and act the same. And then there's Takashi, who's, well, the dullest of the bunch and has no personality besides being nice and a wimp, and he's supposed to be the mainest one, which is ironic given the fact he gets the least screen time of the three, but hey. I'll much rather see Hayato and Shuu.
In another irony, most of the times in harem anime you don't care about the main character and only care about the girls, but here it is the exact opposite. Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai has perhaps the worst cast of girls in any harem anime. It's not like they're bad or annoying, it's just that they have no personality at all. Sure one's a little more moe, and the other two are a little more tsundere, but besides that they have little personality. They also add very little to the story also. You could remove two of them and nothing would've really changed. There's also a huge cast of side characters of which are completely useless in every way and serve no purpose besides comic relief.
And well, that's really what Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai is pulled down by, its uselessness. Only about one-fourht of this show serves a purpose. The other three-fourths is typically weird comic relief. And by weird comic relief, I mena weird. It was funny, but not in a “ha ha, that's hilarious” way, but in a “that's so stupid” way. One scene of this anime manages to make rubbing cream on a wound look sexual. You do not want to know.
Due to the filler in the plot, that makes the actual story even more confusing than it actually is. It takes until literally the last minute of episode 4 for the major plot twist the drives the story to happen and it takes like, nine for the show to really kick off and actually begin getting somewhere. Due to this, the ending is very rushed and doesn't make much sense at all. It has ambition, but not the right build-up to make an effort.
And that's my main problem with this show, the fact it has no darn clue what it's supposed to be doing. I mean, there's not enough romance in it to be a romance. None of the characters get together with anyone. Only one of the three main characters even dates anyone. There's not enough drama for it to be a drama. All drama is filtered out by comedic moment. I mean, this show goes into a pretty heavy subject, but it never feels dark at all. Thus it cannot be a psychological anime, as it does not go into the characters enough to become one. Ideally then, it should be a lame harem comedy, but it tries too hard to become one of those. Shuu and Hayato do a flawless job pulling the show along, and the direction is decent also. It's just too light-hearted for what it wants to be.
The art is, well, lame. Character designs look generic, and two of the characters look exactly the same almost. The animation isn't very fluid. The music is a little better. It's still very average, but the opening is very decent for what it is. I don't remember what the ending was, so don't ask on that. The background music has a few nice soundtracks in it. The voice actors tend to vary. Shuu and Hayato have great voice actors to match their great characters, while the girls have lame and generic voice actors to fit their lame and generic characters.
Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai is very bad, but in a way it's kind of fun. If it sounds like your type of show, then by all means watch it. But if it doesn't then don't watch it. I give this anime 6 stars. read more
Opening Theme"Spread Wings" by Aki Misato.
Ending Theme#1: "PARANoiA" by Aki Misato (ep 1)
#2: "NEVERLAND" by Miyuki Hashimoto (eps 2-9, 11)
#3: "Hohoemi Genocide (微笑みジェノサイド) by Alex 3 (ep 10)
#4: "Spread Wings" by Aki Misato (ep 12)
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