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: 7.271 (scored by 8781087,810 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28702
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1210
Members: 199,918
Favorites: 843

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

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Youtube Music
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)

Episode Videos


Mar 2, 2023
This is a good basketball anime, it is hard for basketball anime and sport anime in general to really get outreach when slam dunk and kuroko no baske exist for this type of sport. but ahiru no sora is able to take a new approach of a very underdog team in there rise to power.

The rise to power is integral and this show is filled with alot of character development. (I will not specifically go into all the characters) but it presents as a highschool sports anime well since it shows the development of children who are not the greatest, who are not magically gifted. ...
Oct 28, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Let Me get this out of the way.
If you like Elfen Lied(The Saddest Anime ever made) you will like this show.The show really is good... Until it isn't. You watch all of Sora's pain and frustration and watch him build up his skills and abilities and what do you get in return? The show slaps you across the face.
I know reality is harsh but come on. Every time you think the show is going to payoff all the buildup it spits in your face. Especially the season finale. The animation is fine, but considering I have low standards as long as the story is good ...
Oct 21, 2021
The show starts out really well. All the characters are introduced one after the other and all of them are great. The starting few matches are really great as well. Most of Kuzuryu's players are inexperienced and hence they lose a lot of their starting few matches which makes sense. The players from the other teams like Konishi, Chiba san, Tokiwa and Nanao's cousin are all really lovable characters. After playing a few practice matches and gathering a full team, they finally get to an official match. I really liked the fact that they gave some history to the opposition they faced in the official ...

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