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: 6.641 (scored by 6572565,725 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #60922
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1537
Members: 149,377
Favorites: 535

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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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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
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 ...
Apr 2, 2016
Mixed Feelings
This series is rated lower than it deserves partly because many have judged the anime too quickly and dropped it since. Also, due to this, there are many lowly rated reviews for this anime. However, I'll be delivering my take on this anime.

Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm - The REAL Proper Review

Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm is an anime that could have had the potential to be a really great anime but was plagued by its origin. "Eroge" & "Visual Novel" Lets take a deeper look why it meets its demise when compared other animes of the season.

Most anime are adapted & ...
Jun 21, 2016
I find it very, very interesting that most reviews for this anime fall between the ratings of 8 and 10. I don't want to badmouth anyone, so I'll just leave this as is and move on.

Story - 2
A girl learns how to fly. Yeah...
Okay really though there's nothing much to it other than that. Simple, straightforward, and boring.
"Don't include story summaries, users already have the synopsis written for them." WELL WHAT ELSE DO I SAY FOR THE STORY IF ONE LINE ACTUALLY SUMMARIZES EVERTHING?

Art - 4
Nothing stands out. Generic character design. Background looks like god damned 50% render scale at 1080p, or 75% if you ...

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