Sora no Manimani

At The Mercy of The Sky

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Alternative Titles

English: At The Mercy of The Sky
Synonyms: Chuu no Manimani
Japanese: 宙のまにまに


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2009 to Sep 22, 2009
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 10:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Comet
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.081 (scored by 1554315,543 users)
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Ranked: #33802
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Popularity: #2753
Members: 39,391
Favorites: 60

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Saku Ooyagi returns to his hometown after seven years and is soon reacquainted with his childhood friend, Mihoshi Akeno. The reunion is far from merry since the last memory they have of each other is of her falling off a tree and him saving her. In any case, Mihoshi is determined to improve their relationship and forces Saku to join the astronomy club she founded.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Takamatsu, Shinji
Director, Script, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Episode Director
Yoshimura, Ai
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

"Super Noisy Nova" by Sphere

Ending Theme

"Hoshikuzu no Surround (星屑のサラウンド)" by CooRie

Dec 24, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
One of my pet gripes about anime and manga is the over-abundance of school settings used throughout both mediums. Over the last few years there has been an increase in the number of stories that are based in or around a school, and while the majority of them are nothing more than mediocre offerings, some of them turn out to be rather good.

It's unfortunate then that, of the good ones, many don't get the recognition they deserve.

Sora no Manimani (lit. Sport of the Air, not "At the Mercy of the Sky"), is based on the manga by Kashiwabara Mami that began in November 2005 read more
Oct 11, 2009
porsche (All reviews)
I’m quite surprised that there have been only a few reviews for this well-made, yet somewhat-underrated series.

If you like astronomy and want to learn more about some stargazing basics, this series “inspires” and is perhaps an anime of choice. (At least for me, I started stargazing using the techniques I learned from the show.) On the other hand, if you are not that into the subject, you may not enjoy it at all.

Sora no Manimani is a romance comedy, slice-of-life anime with an astronomy theme. The story involves a bookworm (Saku Ooyagi) who really hates outdoor activities, but was coerced into follow read more
Oct 16, 2009
emp2907 (All reviews)
Ok. 1st I shall review this anime as an anime lover. I have one word to describe this anime. Underrated. Some people don’t even give a second glance when they hear it is about astronomy. What’s so nice about looking at stars? Boring… However, that is not the case. You DO NOT have to know anything about astronomy or possess any interest about astronomy to enjoy watching Sora no Manimani. (You may just watch it for the comedy).

However, do consider this question. If right now, in the night, there is a telescope placed directly in front of you, pointing towards the moon, would you be read more
Feb 6, 2010
Romie-chan (All reviews)
I watched this series becuase it was recommended to me. I'm so glad I watched it.

~Story 9/10~
The story was great. Watching stars with friends after coming back from a 5 year break. Nothing better than that. However, I was expecting and wanting more romance. But nothing I can do about that. :P

~Art 10/10~
The Art and Animation was superb. I can't believe that someone could portray the stars and the sky so beautfiully in an animation. I could swear that every star in our sky was in this anime. Like their goal was no star left behind.

~Sound 10/10~
With the beautiful star-lit sky, include the beauitful music read more

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