sola Episode 13 Discussion
Feb 17, 2011 2:15 AM
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This is one of those shows that makes me wonder if it could have been amazing in better hands. A story with interesting ideas but weak delivery. Not a bad anime but very underwhelming. I expect it will fade as quickly from my memory as Yorito did from Mana's.
Feb 14, 2012 5:54 AM
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Aug 25, 2012 4:02 PM
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Meh, didn't like it... it could have ended better... I didn't really want Aono to be the one to become a human, I wanted that girl who was with Takeshi to be the one.
Me too, same here. :\
Jan 2, 2013 2:01 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
FTW with quote at bottom. Annoying brother-loving bitch should not have turned human. And how does turning human solve her loneliness problems + she gets some portion of Mutsurui`s personality blah.
Also about why they didn`t just sit next to window with angle rays away, I thought about the obvious promise part. But...obviously they can be hit with photons, so I guess ultraviolet radiation from the sun... But they could of just stood behind UV glass or something. Plothole there.
I also hated the magical everyone forgets X guy ending, except for the guy, the loli and her.
Plus if she only collapsed three months ago from overusing her powers... what the hell was she doing all this time before that. Going to school?
How are Yaka created in the first place besides Yaka turning dead people into Yaka. Why wasn't the protagonist turned into a Yaka.. I mean he died right, so that stupid Aono could of lived with him forever when he first died instead of being an art thou romeo juilet then going haywire trying to make a mummy version of him.
So what if he's a empty shell? Why can't you just live happy with Aono and Matsuri? Yeah you're made out of magical paper, but you don't have to be Yorito.
Agreed power to control paper is awesome, should've stayed demon. Turning her into a human gets rid of the person she hates Matsuri, and the mere shell of her dead brother allowing her to move on and live a normal life unlike the Bearded lolicon who can't have a happy end because she can never be his wife & she will outlive him, after he dies then she will be faced with loneliness forever.
As for looking at the sky, they could stand in the shade and look towards it, i think they did a couple times, but its not the same as standing out in the open sun under the bright sunny sky.
Don't remember why she collapsed(creating Yorito?) but she was probably wandering around like Matsuri.
Yorito died, but Matsuri couldn't find his body so she couldn't turn him into a Yaka and Aono died afterwards through suicide which is when Matsuri steeps in and saves her out of selfishness of not wanting to be alone forever, but that plan backfired and Aono ending up hating her for it. Aono being unable to live without Yorito created a fake "mummy" version of him. Don't know what you mean by RomeoxJuilet?
I would also have preffered the fake Yorito to end up living with both of them, but after he found out he was a fake there were very few options left to him accepting it and realizing the emptiness within or deny it until he goes insane. Made props to Sakai Yuji from SNS for not going insane. If Aono wasn't a crazy bitch they could've have lived together, but she wanted her fake all to herself and her fake wanted her to be happy and Matsuri wanted to right the wrong she created when she saved Aono.
As for the ending it was either Harem end(Yorito/Matsuri/Aono) or second best possible end(the bittersweet ending which did occur). The other possiblites were closed off, the loli didn't want to sacrifice another person, and Aono sure wasn't gonna sacrifice herself for Matsuri or the loli.
I'm with you guys, but i can't really see any good end to this story(cept for harem always in favor of harem) so all in all i think it ended as it should have. 8/10
Feb 17, 2013 4:17 PM
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Apr 13, 2013 11:25 PM
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Here's my take on the ending.
I wish there was more romance in the story, extend it to 24 eps, and fill in some plot holes along the way to make things clearer. It was a 'great' anime, but it could have been so much more.
Now I actually talk about the ending....
I was hoping for a everybody lives, but of course that's not the case. Aono was a traumatized protagonist who felt guilty about Yorito's death. She wanted to die afterwards, but Matsuri revived her. So in the end, Yorito finds out that he's not real and Matsuri also feels guilty about what she's done and so they both decide to let Aono live her life, since she was the one who was suppose to live (according to the flashbacks). Like others have said, it's a bittersweet ending. Aono tried to relive the past, Matsuri wants to change everything back, and Yurito wants Aono to live happily. Not a everybody lives situation, but a everybody 'wins', situation. Matsuri's guilt for Aono's unhappiness is no longer there, Yurito wanted Aono to live a happy life and move on, and Aono was finally able to forget her past. I really do love and hate this ending at the same time. Although the plot is executed badly, I give this anime a 8/10.
Jul 14, 2013 6:17 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
I don't really like the ending much to be honest. There were too many parts that were gone to waste.
But before that, I agree with the comment above that there wasn't enough romance in the series. There were a few things they could have gone on to explain and explore to fill plot holes and help us bond with the characters. (I wasn't attached enough with the characters to feel sad that they're gone though that might be just me.)
Now as I was saying;
I didn't like the ending too much and feel it could have been handled better given what they have done so far with the rest of the series. It took his "although they look the same, no two skies are the same..." mentality and threw it out the window along with the scene where Matsuri was telling Yurito that he is who he is. That, in my opinion was a missed opportunity. It would have been better if he has to struggle on with his existence after knowing the truth and ultimately confront his sister about it. It definitely would have more character development that way, and would have put Yurito back into the spotlight as the main protagonist instead of having him feel almost like a side character in the last episode.
But that's just me ranting about how I wanted this series to end. And with all said and done, its not that bad an ending and the series is still worth a try with it.
Jan 30, 2014 11:24 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
At least they're happy now, somewhere in heaven. right?
idk if its just me, but i like endings where both the protagonists die so you get the kinda "they're happy in heaven" kinda idea at the end
i'd say 9/10
Modified by Kibbleru, Jan 30, 2014 11:27 PM
Jul 4, 2014 2:32 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
This series was decent. I feel like another studio could have done a better job with delivering the punch at the end though. It feels as though they built us all up to that disappointment of an ending.
In the end, I probably won't remember Sola other than a show with a bitchy female heroine, an eternal lolicon (lol), and plot holes big enough to sink the show (which in my case, it did).
*Sigh* Hopefully I can find a series that sets us up and delivers well. Sadly, those are hard to come by nowadays.
Jul 13, 2014 9:50 PM
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Show started with annoying MC and i almost dropped it beacause of that. But, since im masochist i tortured myself those first few episodes. But, once the story started develop i started to like it more and more. I expected it will be romance type of anime but it seems i was wrong. Ending like this was expected once they revealed true form of Yorito, but, it was good. Im glad it ended how it is, neither happy nor sad end, right in the middle. But, i am glad Aono got to live. (she kinda reminded me to Yin from DTB)
Apr 14, 2015 4:41 AM
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no idea why it sat in ptw... maybe the sol or supernatural.
I did enjoy the calm very slow pacing SOL, just pleasant watching animu sky before sleep. Some romance was nice.
Yorito started as another passive mc copy, plus some jerk behavior esp coldness toward the ill sister, and toward Mana.
Later it makes sense, since Aono's a crazy brocon yandere who hadn't accepted Yorito's death.
Matsuri's interactions with Yorito was quite cute. Most comedy was well done, esp episode 4.5 and all scenes with Mayuko.
I really like the last episodes. I knew someone get's "sacrificed" since Mayuko foreshadowed it, but was very unpredictable how and who. Yorito developed, facing the truth, making a choice to open sister's eyes. Aono grew likable after 1yr timeskip, embodying the two personalities who died for her humanity, and apparently accepting of Yorito's death. Aono has great fashion sense.
Plot can be real slow, with unexplained small details. Their house disappeared, so was it Aono's paper house? It's huge so probably explains why she depleted her Yaka powers 4 months ago (when they moved to town). Why did Takeshi throw the sheath at Matsuri? How did he jump to the tower, impossible if he's not superhuman? Matsuri's fall made a giant splash, but she fell on the ground, not ocean. Yorito hears explosion afar, then LEAVES the bike & Mana, & runs for quite a distance. He should know biking is faster.
Aono controlled Yorito's actions to kill Matsuri, but when he pins her down, she couldn't order him. Guessing Aono had no Yaka power left.
Overall I think comedy & unusual characters are its best points. Sae is always funny. Kid characters aren't annoying, as the bratty Mayuko's treatment of Takeshi makes sense once it's known she's an adult & they're a couple, not father-daughter. Koyori's the most modest, mature & caring animu kid I've seen.
I like how they made "sora" enjoyable as a niche theme. End was beautifully symbolic, how the sky represents Yorito, Mana confessing to Sora, Aono's description of the sky & knight sky how Yorito connects everyone here, and Mana embodying Yorito's love of photographing skies.
Modified by gophercg, Dec 30, 2015 3:22 PM
Jan 23, 1:40 PM
Joined: Jun 2014
SO now they corrected a problem that didn't really need correcting. And on top of that chose that vile, lying bitch to become human again. Well, that might be a bit harsh, but she was definitely not the one of the three who deserved to become human again.