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: 6.631 (scored by 6638666,386 users)
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Ranked: #60262
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Popularity: #1554
Members: 150,541
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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.

Characters & Voice Actors



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)

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Mar 5, 2022
I was able to finish this series just recently and it left me an interest to write a review for it. While I was able to play its visual novel (the first visual novel that I was able to finish), I’d like to give my cents worth.

Aokana is a unique sci-fi, sports anime which revolves around the value of camaraderie, which the anime adaptation gives emphasis. What makes it unique is the concept of the sport involved which is the “Flying Circus” (FC). Just imagine a dogfight between 2 fighter jets but instead of the jets, humans themselves are involved with the help of gravshoes ...
May 28, 2021
Mixed Feelings
(NOTICE 1°: Recommend to watch the anime first before reading this review)
(NOTICE 2°: This review is in English and Spanish)


‘’Look at the sky, don't avert your eyes, the answer lies there’’
That's what the visual novel taught me.

(NOTICE: Visual Novel Reader / Player)
Yes, as it says above, this review is focused from the point of view of adaptation of a visual novel, so it will have two parts, how good anime is and the other side of the coin, how well adapted to anime is it, both points individually, so here we go.
Jun 7, 2024
(Mostly a negative critique, quick summary at the bottom)

Anti-gravity boots are at the center point theme, using special flying boots to get to school, Asuka our clumsy MC sees them for the first time (not really, as you find out she knew about them when she was little....) and wants to learn how to use them, later on she and her group of friends sees a girl at the beach challenging someone to a Flying Circus dual, learning about what the sport is, wants to challenge her, this leads to her scoring a point and sparking an interest for the sport.

Considering I watched this anime ...

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