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Synonyms: Sky
Japanese: sola


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2007 to Jun 30, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Lantis
Studios: Nomad
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.331 (scored by 36,271 users)
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Ranked: #22512
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Popularity: #952
Members: 76,278
Favorites: 411


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Nov 7, 2007
Yandere (All reviews)
I just recently finished sola and I wanted to start off by saying that I am very strange in what interests me in an anime and instantly, from the first episode, I knew that I would love sola. The song in the introduction of the first episode caught at my soul and moved my heart and I also have a personal attachment to taking pictures of the sky and my digital camera, which is what the main character in this anime is like, of course he doesn't quite understand why he is obsessed with the sky, but there is a deep and wonderful meaning behind read more
Jan 26, 2008
Beatnik (All reviews)
Let’s check off the things that annoy me, shall we?

~ A world where kids conveniently don’t have parents. Because that would mean the writers would actually have to be skilful enough to write stories including them. The only featured adult in the whole story is obviously a hindrance to everyone, except midway when he suddenly becomes every male pervert's role model.

~ Girls that fawn over one witless guy who doesn’t deserve any of them. They fight to the death over him, but why should we care? Why should we be invested in any of this if we cant understand read more
Oct 23, 2007
Master10K (All reviews)
As the title implies, this Romance, Drama is heavily themed on the sky (sola), which is definitely different than the usual anime but that may not always be a good thing. It’s quite interesting how something we take for granted like the sky can be such a treasure to other’s but it’s irritating that the bulk of the story has something to do about the sky.

The other main focus of the show is on the blossoming romantic relationship between the two main characters; Yorito is an average guy who’s obsessed with taking photos of the sky and Matsuri, she’s the “special girl” usually found in read more
Aug 4, 2007
jet2r0cks (All reviews)
It was kind of boring at first, because after the first episode, nothing interesting really happened. It did get better during the middle, then better turned weird, but it wasn’t that bad. Let’s just say it has something to do with paper. A lot of paper.

Characters are really weird. First you have Yorito – someone completely obsessed with the sky. I don’t even know why he’s that obsessed. Then there’s Matsuri, who surprisingly, is kinda ecchi in her own way. Aono – you either love or hate her. She’s naturally funny, but towards the end, you just might hate her. Mayuko, the gothic Lolita, is read more
Feb 8, 2008
vysis (All reviews)
Animes are seperated into 3 categories: good, bad and exceptional. Sola belongs in the exceptional range, with the likes of Elfen Lied, eureka 7, Samurai Champloo, School Rumble etc..

This is definitely the series strongest point. Although it starts of slower then most animes but picks up quickly.The story is interesting and is very "deep", tackling many subjects such as existence, isolation and other. The story also makes effective use of symbolism and foreshadow, such as the sky, the night which the audience may not recognize at first but will realize along the series. Its these attention to details and little things that make the read more
Dec 21, 2011
Myrmidon83 (All reviews)
If I asked you to name an anime from 2007 off the top of your head, I would be amazed if you came up with Sola out of the 200-odd possible choices, but in a 2007 poll, Sola was voted the best anime of the year. It has since been relegated to a lowly 915th place on this esteemed website's rankings (which is short-hand for forgettable and not worth watching. The more discerning of you may conclude that that is why I have chosen to do my first review on it, and you would be correct in your conclusion, as I know that the chances read more
Apr 19, 2008
slpless (All reviews)
In many ways I feel as if Sola were made for me.

Characters designed by Naru Nanao, Check
One of the writers from Kanon the game, Check
Charming slow paced romance, Check
Mamiko Noto playing an energetic, rain loving, zettai ryouki wielding character, Check!
Perfectly consistent and plot-hole free?...ok, I guess not

I guess I’ll start with my complaints with the series. Sola started very slowly with an almost slice of life feel. The premise is quite typical of the romance genre. You have your typical boy meets interesting girl and both fall in love. The way the characters interacted was very charming as well as having read more
Nov 16, 2008
erastale (All reviews)
Ranged from love triangle , fantasy , mystery and even Existential theme

At First I did not believe but later on after I watched this anime without bias like someone here
I've found that Sola deserve it's place for the best 2007 anime (Well , I wish Higurashi-Kai were 2nd)

Before I seriously watch series anime , I did watch a lot of movie both Hollywood/popular ones and (So-called) Arthouse/Indie ones. I watched many Asian drama/romance some are boring as hell but some has it's value as good spiritualizers. And one of the directors I like best is Shunji Iwai who've made splendid All About Lily Chou-Chou read more
Jun 20, 2017
IAintAllBad (All reviews)
A guy who worships skies just met a very weird girl that can fly, fighting against a man holding a sword, in a creepy church. That's normal right? The man sent her flying again and she was thrown in a cemetery. You see, it's the middle of the night, and what does the guy think is the normal thing to do? Yeah, you guessed it: looking for the weird STRANGER girl and TAKING HER HOME. Pfft, that's very normal! He then proceeds to invite her to stay at his place even after hearing that she is a curse and she's not human. Wow, so logical! read more
Apr 10, 2015
Deoran_Old_Acc (All reviews)
As with any new review of mine, there is generally a TL;DR part at the end with a basic summary of the positives and negatives.

Ah… Sola, what a wonderful show. I had quite a bit of fun with this one, it kept me hooked enough to finish in two days. It would have been one if I didn’t exercise self-restraint, but I did, so it ended up being two days. One thing that really surprised me about this show was how mature it was handled, especially in the Romance aspect. It was well done, and a very believable romance. The show itself knows what read more
Feb 10, 2016
ThisISDead (All reviews)
I haven't written a review of an anime before, but this show both moved me, and made me feel things I wasn't expecting to feel. Maybe I'm just a sucker for romance, but right from the first episode, I felt Sola was something wonderful and different.

The story is a really sweet and beautiful one with the blossoming romance of two of the main characters. The beginning is slow. It helped to build the characters as who they are in the present and helps the watcher (you) get attached to them. This slow start may have the unfortunate side-effect of turning away those who go into read more
Feb 8, 2016
Amber_Jacobson (All reviews)
One of the first anime's I ever watched so maybe I have a small soft spot for it. I first watched it when I was 14 and rediscovered it over 5 years later. I must say I still love the anime. The story, as many have mentioned is slower then some, and the anime may appear a little odd - defiantly not what you would expect when reading the plot. However, it is underrated and not many know about it. The story is refreshing and easy to follow though also dives into deeper meanings. The characters may not have the best development but it is read more
Aug 16, 2011
MonkOnLSD (All reviews)
I must say, I had higher expectations for this series because of my love for the slice of life/romance genre. I was also interested because of the supernatural tag, and although it did make the story more interesting, this series still lacked an important element; pacing. One of the biggest problems with anime adaptions of manga and visual novels are the pacing. Managing the pacing of a series is tough work, especially when you’re working under a 13-26 episode restriction. Most animes deal with this in a cool and brilliant fashion, and others, not so much. Sadly, in that respect, Sola falls under the read more
Feb 19, 2015
starsonia913 (All reviews)
If you are looking for just something where you need to chill, you've come to the right place.

Sola just has this calming feeling. It moves rather slowly for just 13 episodes. I was expecting it to fly by but no, it progressed slowly allowing us to get to know the characters very well before the grand finale.
The art is amazing, I loved the way Aono looked. It makes sense how the characters would react, and the flashbacks want to make you know more.
If this was any longer it would be boring. Just saying.

I give this a 10 because of...
-The art
-The length
-The Characterization

It's read more
Jan 26, 2015
TyrantCommando (All reviews)
Sola is an anime that will have you wondering until the end.

Watching Sola is retty relaxing for the most part but don't get fooled by the first 20 minutes, this is not a slice of life but rather a supernatural with the pacing of a romance. By pacing of a romance I mean it's kinda slow but in the end it all comes together.. or does it? This anime will sometimes tell the plot through flashbacks and have it explained later through dialogue between certain characters.

Sola has some confusing story bits scattered throughout all the episode which I can't mention a single bit of the read more
Feb 7, 2009
vault2049 (All reviews)
I've finished watching this anime a few days ago and actually like it. I thought it was going to be an all boring love story from what I saw in the first episode (a girlfriend told me to watch it, so what could I expect?) but the anime get's better as it reaches it's end and finishes both sad and nicely. So is a very good anime to watch in your free time but don't expect it to be even as half good as, for example Kanon or Clannad.

Let's start with the aspects of this anime. The story is really a common one at read more
May 27, 2017
Lolsebca (All reviews)
Sola is an anime I watched solely for my participation to yearly Anime Challenge organized on the website. Although I just wanted to marathon it for completing one of the challenges, I'm honestly surprised and moved by this anime, so much I couldn't just leave it there without reviewing it right away.
First off one of my points concerning this anime is, in despite ten years passed after the airing of that piece of work, if one would argue it fits well in the old. It was at the quality you would expect from last decade animation, and I personally prefer it that way. In truth, read more
Apr 30, 2009
tentacle_raep (All reviews)
A sad, short little anime about little precious things.

Yorito loves to photograph clouds. He seemingly lives a normal, if not dazed life. He vistis his sister, Aono in the hospital, who is suffering from an affliction that is never explained. He's friends with a sweet girl, Mana and her sister Koyori.

One morning, while waiting to see the sunrise, he meets a strangely familiar vampire girl, Matsuri.

This is an unusual vampire anime, for a variety of reasons. One being that it doesn't really focus on the vampirism as much as the immortality of the chracters and the pain it can cause them, and the inevitable loss read more
Dec 22, 2011
livingdeadkat (All reviews)
I tried to power through this anime, but I just got tired of wasting my time.

With the problems presented, it could have been really good, but ended up just being bland a bit confusing.

Magical characters are presented, but they're used more to cause angst and drama than anything else.

The chemistry between the main character and his love interests is lacking and uninteresting. There doesn't seem to be any at all.

The art and sound are fine, but nothing new or spectacular.

The only thing that really interested me was the relationship between Takeshi and Mayuko, and they are side characters.

This anime wasn't really worth my time, in read more
Oct 28, 2007
WorldWide (All reviews)
A quick review to give people a vague idea of how this anime is and not just throw in my own unidentified views like most people-starts off exciting, slows down, reaches climax, comes to an epic end.

My Personal Views: (hahahaha), you have to have a little desire in a love or passion for or of something more pure and honest to undestand the first half, the later half you need some experience in letting go and contentment (I THINK) to be able to appreciate the ending. Although the ending did PISS ME OFF!!!!!!!!! that' why I gave it a nine =\