So Ra No Wo To

Sound of the Sky

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: So-Ra-No-Wo-To, Soranowoto, Sora no Woto
Japanese: ソ・ラ・ノ・ヲ・ト
English: Sound of the Sky
German: Sound of the Sky
Spanish: Sound of the Sky
French: Sound of the Sky
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2010 to Mar 23, 2010
Premiered: Winter 2010
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Aniplex
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: IyashikeiIyashikei, MilitaryMilitary, MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.541 (scored by 5251952,519 users)
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Ranked: #15562
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Popularity: #1285
Members: 150,904
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On the outskirts of the country of Helvetia rests the tranquil town of Seize. Upon its cobbled streets, citizens go about their daily lives, undisturbed by the increasingly tense military relations between Helvetia and the neighboring Roman Empire.

It is under these circumstances that the 1121st platoon of the Helvetian army, stationed at the Clocktower Fortress in Seize, receives a new recruit in the young and spirited Kanata Sorami. Having joined the military to fulfill her dream of learning to play the bugle, she excitedly accepts the tutelage of the Sergeant Major, Rio Kazumiya, who happens to be a skilled trumpeter. Working alongside them are the aloof mechanic, Noël Kannagi, the feisty gunner, Kureha Suminoya, and the compassionate Captain Felicia Heideman; together, they experience the beauty of life in Seize and the lasting joy of a community that has persevered in spite of the crumbling world around them.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Alongside Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin and Senkou no Night Raid, So Ra No Wo To was part of the "Anime no Chikara" project, a project to create more original anime, not based on any existing media.

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Characters & Voice Actors




Ishizuka, Unshou


Fukuen, Misato


Sugino, Tanuki


Tomatsu, Haruka


Matsumoto, Miho
Assistant Producer
Kanbe, Mamoru
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Shimizu, Katsunori
Sound Director
Fujimoto, Jirou
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Hikari no Senritsu (光の旋律)" by Kalafina

Ending Theme

"Girls, Be Ambitious." by Haruka Tomatsu

Apr 17, 2010
Archaeon (All reviews)
"Amazing Grace! (how sweet the sound),
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see..."

John Newton and William Cowper (Olney Hymns - 1779).

The problem with first impressions is that all too often they are wrong, and this is one of the main reasons why a number of great shows don't get the recognition they deserve. Unfortunately, every season more anime are added to that list.

Sora no Woto (Sounds of the Skies), is one example of this mindset at work.

The series is the first production of a new initiative known as Anime read more
Mar 26, 2010
AuroraFlame (All reviews)
"Someone was saying the world is ending. But I like this world."

When So Ra No Wo To was first announced on the winter season roster, I wasn't planning on watching it. Despite reading the plot synopsis, I did not think it was a 'moeblob in the army' kind of story. That only came later when many, many people decided to put labels on it. Still, I wasn't inclined to watch the series. That is, until I saw the beautiful concept artwork by Kishida Mel. It was amazing and it made me want to see the series in spite of the much talked about art shift read more
Mar 23, 2010
ringoo4 (All reviews)
Five different girls in military and their lives. Interesting? Unfortunately, it doesn’t. This anime is a true example of what happens, if you try to do too much at once on the weak and uninspiring basis.

Sora no woto, aka ‘Sound of the Sky’ is a mixed culture setting war zone folktale involving a young girl who only came to military to play nice trumpet. If you just read the synopsis, it seems like a very unique and refreshing idea for slice of life genre anime. Sadly, it is not, because the major problem that this anime falls down is from the concept from the read more
Mar 22, 2010
ckam (All reviews)
Well let's just clear some things up now. THIS IS NOT FREAKIN' K-ON IN THE FREAKIN MILITARY. All right, now that that's over with let's start with the review of The Sound of the Skies, aka So Ra No Wo To. (This will be a quick one since I wrote one before but it got deleted when my computer got the blue screen.)

Okay so the story and the characters, even if they're pretty cliche, are actually quite good in their own right. The pacing is pretty good, characters are well developed and believable enough to not be Mary Sues. The voices also fit each and read more

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