- Directors: Mamoru Kanbe
- Format: PAL
- Language: Japanese
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 3
- Classification: 12
- Studio: Beez
- DVD Release Date: 25 July 2011
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B005BR2P3C
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,093 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Sound of the Sky [DVD]
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Inspired by a moving performance from a trumpeter in her nation s army - Kanata finds herself joining up and becomes assigned to a platoon stationed in the fortress in the town of Seize. Along with a troupe of other female soldiers she serves different roles in the community. First they must maintain the fortress, secondly contribute to the traditions of the city since all are young females and the folklore tells that the young maidens kept a demon under control, and last but not least they must also be prepared for the very unlikely scenario that they re attacked.
Top customer reviews
The story is moving and heart-warming. In a post apocalyptic future, a 13 year old girl joins the army to support her family. She joins a regiment with a few more girls, all that is left to protect the border.
The story starts off slice of life, but becomes serious later on.
And when I say beautiful, I mean it. There is a scene in which the girls are playing in a beautiful meadow, a bit like heaven. They take one step and come up across a burnt city, that is now a desert. There is an invisible barrier holding the desert back, a barrier we later find out is failing. You realise that while the girls are joking around, they live in a very hostile place.
The story is haunting, funny, sad, emotional, moving, all at the same time.
If you love Studio Ghibli movies, you will love this. Please, watch this. This is the one anime I would recommend to non-anime fans.
It's basically about a 15 year old girl heading out into this surreal post-war world after she enlists in the army. Along with a group of other young women, they form a close family unit as they guard and maintain the fortress they are stationed at. Having a natural ear for music, Kanata's main goal is to develop her skills as a bugler, much to the amusement of the local townspeople.
As I've read in previous reviews, it has a very K-On feel/slice of life feel about it, though with much darker undertones regarding the wartime scars many of the girls carry. However, these are nicely handled and doesn't generally impact on the quirky humour of the show.
I particularly love how the setting borrows from various cultures and there's a lovely spoof trailer on You Tube which among other things describes this Spanish town full of French people who pay with Yen. As for the 'multi-legged, demon slaying, weather reporting, stealth, Amazing Grace singing, 200 coil gun, rail gun, son of the god of fire super tank from the future aka Tank-kun', they train to pilot, just makes the whole damn thing even more charming!
The story is about Sorami Kanata who joins the military in order to learn the trumpet. She is assigned to the fort at the laid-back town of Seize, where she spends the following year. The story during this year focusses strongly on her interactions with the townspeople and her fellow soldiers. It involves ceremonies and myths, exploration and the end of the world, memories of a past war and threats of one to come. All the while heartwarming and humorous scenes do not fall short either.
From a technical standpoint, two of the major strenghts of the show are the idyllic backgrounds and the outstanding soundtrack, that manages to impress without many bombastic songs. In contrast the character art and animation are sometimes lacking and of low quality, especially for background characters.
The anime itself is also a delight to watch. It defies expectations and delivers a combination of a cute and heartwarming Slice of Life, and the constant melancholy of a world trying to rebuild, alongside a likeable cast and good humour. Lighthearted without being silly; melancholic without being depressing.
My only issue would be that although they ended things pretty nicely, there will never be a 2nd season.