Ahiru no Sora

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: あひるの空


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2019 to Sep 30, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 17:55 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Diomedéa
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Themes: SchoolSchool, Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.291 (scored by 7492374,923 users)
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Ranked: #25062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1111
Members: 172,469
Favorites: 728

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Lacking what is considered the most important asset in basketball, Sora Kurumatani has struggled with his short height since the inception of his love for the game. Despite missing this beneficial aspect, Sora's unwavering drive never allowed his small stature to dictate his ability to play, believing strongly in trying his hardest and persistently practicing to prove his capability.

In hopes of satisfying his mother's wishes, Sora enters Kuzuryuu High School to become a member of the basketball club and compete wholeheartedly in tournaments. However, Sora is disappointed to find out that the boy's basketball team is nothing but a retreat for punks who have no interest in the sport. Sora also comes to learn that brothers Chiaki and Momoharu Hanazono—whom he becomes acquainted with—have also lost their once spirited motivation to play.

Determined to revive the basketball team, Sora challenges the boys to a match against him, where his quick feet and swift movements overwhelm the group. Gradually affected by Sora's impressive skills, sheer effort, and tireless devotion to basketball, the boys unexpectedly find their burnt-out passion for the game rekindling once again.

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The airing time was Wednesdays 18:25 between October 2, 2019 - March 25, 2020. The airing time is changed to 17:55 beginning April 1, 2020.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tamaki, Shingo
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Happy Go Ducky!" by the pillows (eps 1-13)
2: "Nevermind (ネバーマインド)" by flumpool (eps 13-24)
3: "Humming Bird (ハミングバード)" by BLUE ENCOUNT (eps 25-36)
4: "Rebirth" by ACIDMAN (eps 37-49)

Ending Theme

1: "Tsubasa (ツバサ)" by Saji (saji-サジ) (eps 1-13)
2: "Over" by Yuuma Uchida (eps 13-24)
3: "Hikari Sasu Hou e (光射す方へ)" by Mamoru Miyano (eps 25-36)
4: "Taiyou Runner (太陽ランナー)" by Shougo Sakamoto (eps 37-38, 40-49)
5: "Happy Go Ducky!" by the pillows (eps 50)

Sep 30, 2020
Dee333 (All reviews)
I loved the story of this show so much, the characters are the most real I've seen in a while; they make mistakes, they fall in love and they're not all perfect all the time.
and they feel like they're people I know in real life.


In the entire show I don't think I've seen the team win once which as a person who played basketball for 3 years I say that's the most realistic thing ever basketball takes a lot of time to learn and not a sport you can perfect in a couple of month and it's a given that a new formed team read more
Sep 29, 2020
NextUniverse (All reviews)
TLDR Review at the bottom. Hopefully, that helped. Thanks for reading this review if you do.

Ahiru no Sora truly wanted to be something. Ahiru no Sora had the story, the characters, but with most Shounen anime, high episode count = bad. You know, the Toei Animation disease.

The problem with high episode counts is that there is too much room, way too much room. So much room that episodes get drawn out to add suspense for, well, “DON’T MISS OUT ON NEXT WEEK’S EPISODE”. With so much room you would probably expect a magnitude of plot devices here and there to keep the story somewhat read more
Oct 3, 2020
sushiisawesome (All reviews)
Ahiru no Sora is a coming of age story about how easy it is to live an uncomfortably aimless life, with a cast that struggles with how listless living such a life makes them due to their isolation from living a youthful life, social problems and their own apathy, with the series emphasizing the importance of breaking out of that apathy and struggling to find a passion in order to at least move forward, regardless of the excruciating difficulty that would follow. Basketball is the vehicle used to drive these characters forward and plays an important role in these characters finding a way to be read more
Sep 30, 2020
ACasualViewer (All reviews)
I have watched a decent number of sports anime however until I finished Ahiru no Sora I had never completed a basketball anime. So, I don’t know how this show in particular compares to kurokos basket which I dropped mid-way due to the absurd superpowers in the show. Given this, the review will cover this show on how well it performed in regards to story, art an animation, along with characters, compared to other sports anime and how well it performed in comparison to notable drama series, the review will not compare Ahiru no Sora to other basketball anime.


Story: 5

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