Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm

Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue

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Synonyms: Aokana
Japanese: 蒼の彼方のフォーリズム
English: Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue
German: Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue
Spanish: Anokana: Four Rhythm Across The Blue
French: Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2016 to Mar 29, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:05 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Visual novel
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, SportsSports
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.661 (scored by 6189261,892 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #54882
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1342
Members: 140,083
Favorites: 507

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With the invention of anti-gravitational shoes known as Grav-Shoes, the ability to fly freely has become an everyday experience for the people inhabiting a four-island archipelago south of Japan. This invention has brought the people new ways of living and also a new sport known as "Flying Circus," where participants gain points by either touching floating buoys or their opponent's back.

The gullible and clumsy Asuka Kurashina, newly transferred to Kunahama High School, enters this world of flight unknowingly when she is able to pull off a difficult maneuver the first time she participates in a Flying Circus match. Eventually, this leads her to join her school’s Flying Circus club. Led by their coach, Masaya Hinata, their members consist of the experienced Misaki Tobisawa and her overprotective friend, Mashiro Arisaka. Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm follows this rookie group soaring high above the skies and toward their dreams, armed only with their unwavering passion against an uncertain future.

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Episode 1 was previewed at an event at Togeki Cinema in Tokyo on December 26, 2015. Regular broadcasting began in January 12, 2016.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Oizaki, Fumitoshi
Morishita, Hiroto
Sound Director
Furukawa, Tomohiro
Kawada, Mami
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics, Inserted Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Contrail ~Kiseki~ (Contrail〜軌跡〜)" by Mami Kawada

Ending Theme

1: "a-gain" by Ray  (eps 2-11)
2: "Kimi Toita Sora (君といた空)" by Ray  (eps 12)

Mar 28, 2016
PyraXadon (All reviews)
For centuries, it has been man's dream to fly. Because of the Wright Brothers, we finally have the technology to do so, and as such, have been able to soar into the skies, give or take the method. But we have never truly been able to fly by ourselves. But here, we have Aokana, an anime about flying, and the sport that goes along with it known as Flying Circus.

Story: In the world of Aokana, the world has developed special footwear called Grav-shoes, a kind of footwear that allows for the user to utilize anti-graviton particles in order to essentially defy read more
Apr 24, 2016
ScottyKilmer (All reviews)
It took me far longer to get this review out than I had originally planned. But alas, it's here!

AoKana was a series that I was extremely hyped up for, without a doubt more than anything from the Winter 2016 season. Why? Delving a bit into the past, I read three routes of the visual novel back in June of 2015, all of which were self-translated using my knowledge of katakana/hiragana and a dictionary. It took a very long time, however I thought it was well worth it in the end simply because of how much I enjoyed it. Well more than enough to throw it read more
Mar 29, 2016
Falverick (All reviews)
They should really drop the romance tag on this. (EDIT - Not anymore, thanks XEELTom for giving me the heads up! :) )

Quick summary - in a world where people have flying shoes there exists a sport that's called Flying Circus. Basically you touch four poles as fast as you can or you whack the opponent's back or well, you prevent the opponent from doing so. Not really much of a premise there LOL.

This was pretty much a sleeper hit, it was a really outstanding show from start to end considering it was based off a VN. Instead, they dropped the romance and made read more
Mar 30, 2016
FreedomTan (All reviews)
It's a whole new anime ideas. In this anime,it's all about flying which makes it more interesting as they compete for the champion title. Other than that, man all those new design and stuffs really makes me want to live in Japan.

The sound had nothing wrong. It fused with it vey well especially when they are in a dog fight! The voice actress and actor had a nice voice. It's very clear.The sound of the sea breeze and the wind is quite spot on when putting on earphones which is quite good.

Design and graphics:
A lot of kawai school girls with their newly designed read more

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