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Aniplex Launches a New Project So Ra No Wo To [Update]

by dtshyk
Jul 13, 2009 4:20 AM | 49 Comments
Aniplex launches an original project "So・Ra・No・Wo・To".

Sorawoto official website

The original character designer is Kishida Meru (PS3 game "Atelier Rorona"). Judging from the names of the copyright holders "Paradores・ Aniplex/ 1121st Platoon", it's about a Spanish military band. The detail will be announced at Dengeki Character Festival 2009 to be held on October 3rd and 4th.

Update
TV series to be aired from January 2010.

Trailer

Synopsis:
The story takes place in an imaginary town Seize (the model cities are Cuenca and Alarcón Fortress in Spain). A long war brings a gradual decline to the world. People disappear from the town and fishes cease to exist in the sea. In the quiet world, five girls guard a fortress and play brass vividly.

Staff
Original Story: Paradores
Director: Kanbe Mamoru ("Denpa teki na Kanojo")
Series Organizer: Yoshino Hiroyuki ("Macross Frontier")
Original Character Design: Kishida Meru
Anime Character Design: Akai Toshihumi (episode graphic director of "Nagasarete Airantou")
Production Studio: A-1 Pictures Inc.

Cast
Kanata: Aikawa Juri (fashion model)
Rio: Kobayashi Yuu
Kureha: Kitamura Eri
Noel: Yuuki Aoi
Phylicia: Endo Aya

Source: official website

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Well the art style is really as K-On's, but it's not a problem, I think. Seems pretty cute to me and even Kalafina'll do the theme song, so I'll definitely watch this. I hope it'll make a bigger impression than K-On did however I liked that one too.

Dec 14, 2009 3:31 PM by sayami

I think this will be only currently airing anime I'll watch this year.It looks like K-ON(pure win XD) and the story looks like some drama anime(even more win ♥).
I hope I won't be disappointed.

Dec 14, 2009 12:45 PM by Natsumi-

Has the same art style, but a completely different story. So it can't be a knockoff.

Dec 10, 2009 8:33 AM by liamoflegends

CCZilla said:
dtshyk said:
dragonshade said:
The actually drawing is K-on style, I think its drawn by the same dude

no, the character designer Akai deeply admires Horiguchi Yukiko.


Deeply admires = ripped off in this case. Seriously, those character designs are shameless K-On knockoffs. It sounds like a neat plot and all, but does it REALLY need the moé?


If it wants to sell DVDs, then yes.

I'm not worried though. Character designs aside, this sounds nothing like a K-ON knockoff.

Dec 5, 2009 12:25 PM by Splitter

The characters looks kinda like.. K-ON! XD

News Team!
Does it has any manga adaption? ^^

Dec 4, 2009 7:34 AM by MiloD

I prefer the original style actually...

Dec 2, 2009 1:10 PM by Foton

dtshyk said:
dragonshade said:
The actually drawing is K-on style, I think its drawn by the same dude

no, the character designer Akai deeply admires Horiguchi Yukiko.


Deeply admires = ripped off in this case. Seriously, those character designs are shameless K-On knockoffs. It sounds like a neat plot and all, but does it REALLY need the moé?

Nov 16, 2009 1:17 AM by CCZilla

It really looks like K-on art desine ^^

Can't wait for this to show up *-*
I hope it's gonna be a good anime !!

Nov 15, 2009 9:52 PM by Chrnomeerr

dtshyk said:
dragonshade said:
The actually drawing is K-on style, I think its drawn by the same dude

no, the character designer Akai deeply admires Horiguchi Yukiko.


Ah, I see, thanks for the info

Oct 7, 2009 6:35 PM by dragonshade

dragonshade said:
The actually drawing is K-on style, I think its drawn by the same dude

no, the character designer Akai deeply admires Horiguchi Yukiko.

Oct 3, 2009 2:01 AM by dtshyk

The actually drawing is K-on style, I think its drawn by the same dude
Main girl



Short Trailer here:
http://www.sorawoto.com/theater/theater01.html

Oct 3, 2009 1:15 AM by dragonshade

Dust2Dust said:
"K-ON! : At war" uh?


My thoughts exactly.

Sep 17, 2009 11:57 AM by mirichan00

imaginary town Seize (the model cities are Cuenca and Alarcón Fortress in Spain)

Sep 17, 2009 11:32 AM by marioquartz

"K-ON! : At war" uh?

Aug 13, 2009 2:40 PM by tsuD

dtshyk said:
Synopsis:
The story takes place in an imaginary town Seize (the model cities are Cuenca and Alarcón Fortress in Spain). A long war brings a gradual decline to the world. People disappear from the town and fishes cease to exist in the sea.
In a quiet world, five girls guard a fortress and play brass vividly.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Oh grah. What's wrong with a real Military Band for once?

And the names! Q.Q

Aug 12, 2009 11:45 PM by turkeymeister

you should be surprised this isn't kyoani.

Aug 12, 2009 11:37 AM by zq

Kobayashi Yuu ftfw.

Added characters, character pictures, seiyuu, and translated biographies from the site.

Aug 11, 2009 3:12 PM by windy

Kitamura Eri will be one of the lead seiyuu sounds nice..

A-1 Pictures seem to not made that many animes. Its amazing to hear that the maker of Persona -trinity soul- will be working on a new project though.^^

Aug 11, 2009 4:10 AM by Kira01

Seems somewhat interesting.

Aug 11, 2009 2:52 AM by Sohei

Hm, more from Yuuki Aoi. I quite liked her as Murasaki. A lot of potential.

Aug 11, 2009 1:50 AM by Asako

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