Sora no Method

Celestial Method

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Alternative Titles

English: Celestial Method
Japanese: 天体のメソッド


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2014 to Dec 28, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio 3Hz
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, SchoolSchool, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.761 (scored by 2904829,048 users)
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Ranked: #47112
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Popularity: #1620
Members: 95,550
Favorites: 289

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A group of friends—Nonoka Komiya, Koharu Shiihara, Shione Togawa, and twins Yuzuki and Souta Mizusaka—once attempted to summon a flying saucer to grant their wishes. After thinking that they failed, they called it a day. However, soon afterward, Nonoka abruptly moved out of Kiriya City, breaking the bond of their circle. Little did the group know, they were successful and the saucer has been floating in the sky since then, waiting to fulfill its purpose.

Seven years later, Nonoka returns to Kiriya, all but forgetting everything regarding her life there. She meets Noel, a little girl wearing strange clothes, and through her, Nonoka begins to remember the past and the friends she left behind. From there, she strives to reforge her severed relationship with the others as she uncovers the mysteries connecting Noel, the saucer, and the wishes they once cherished together.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sakoi, Masayuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Noshitani, Mitsutaka
Episode Director
Kitagawa, Takayuki
Episode Director, 2nd Key Animation, Key Animation


Opening Theme

"Stargazer" by Larval Stage Planning

Ending Theme

#1: "Hoshikuzu no Interlude (星屑のインターリュード)" by fhána (eps 1-6, 8-10, 12-13)
#2: "Hoshi no Kakera (ホシノカケラ)" by fhána (ep 7)
#3: "Sora no Method (天体のメソッド)" by fhána (ep 11)

Jan 3, 2015
BanjoTheBear (All reviews)
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)

When a person first starts out in the world, the only connections he or she makes are between the immediate family. The mom feeds, the dad protects, and the siblings watch over the new addition to the house. But at a certain point, new bonds must be made, not within the household but within society itself. These new, usually different people that are met more often than not become "friends." A friend is a confidant, a buddy, a guy or girl with which things are less serious and more fun. Sadly, even if such friends are found, they read more
Dec 28, 2014
MangakaNotlora (All reviews)
When a giant saucer appears in the sky above a small town, what sort of events would you expect to follow?
Sora no Method poses this question, and then follows with the most mundane answer it could have gone with: a slice of life drama that spends about five minutes of the whole series actually talking about the saucer, despite it being the source of many troubles the characters face. The fact that someone thought it would be a good idea to through in such a large supernatural element and then treat it like it was nothing worth acknowledge subsequently succeeded in creating a very read more
Jan 26, 2015
thelotusf1fan (All reviews)
Bland. Frustrating. Disappointing. These are just a few words I would use to describe Sora no Method. These days, original anime are a bit more scarce than they were about 6 or 7 years ago so hearing about the release of this, and by a new studio, excitement and anticipation welled up within me. These feelings were quickly dashed within the first few episodes.

Story 6/10
The story itself, albeit nothing particularly ground breaking, appears solid and, on the surface of things, rather interesting. In short, a girl named Nonoka returns to her home town from Tokyo. Upon arriving, she discovers that a huge saucer has been read more
Apr 9, 2015
JKinky88 (All reviews)
Short Version of this review:
This anime is over-looked and pretty underrated but in a good way. Not in the fact that its shit but in the fact that it wasn't really known when airing. This show is worth a watch and heartwarming. The only strong factor may be its story with its simplicity and way of storytelling. The art and animation are good for the most part while the characters lack in potential.

The Review:
The slice of life genre is like an escape goat from all the thrillers and actions out there, its like a fresh breath of air from the blood and maturity and read more

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