Sora No Woto – episode 1 – Official Review

Kaza Is Back! That’s right folks, you herd me loud and clear. I’m back, and fashionably late as well. But that’s OK. You know why? Because I already know you all missed me. *Don’t burst my bubble just yet with the cold hard truth*… *please* XD. Anyways, I’m here to continue my job as a blogger/reviewer and tell you about the much-loved and anticipated show, Sora No Woto. Or is it Sor No Oto?

Yea maybe it’s not what everyone was wanting, but it sure as hell is what you should have expected it to be. I mean seriously, what else do you want from a five girls blowing trumpets for other soldiers. XD

I’ll start off by saying that I loved the OP, which is “Hikari No Senritsu” by Kalafina. Yeah, I was actually expecting something more boring and girly… like the ED of this episode, XD. Yea, so I didn’t really like it, and I guess I can only say it’s because I’m a guy. The ED is “Girls be Ambitious” by Haruka Tomatsu.

OK, say hello to the main character, Sorami Kanata. In the beginning of the episode we could tell that there is obviously some touching history between ‘little Kanata’ and this Blondy dressed just like the trumpet gals. Later on in the episode it explains further what happened during those same moments, showing that ‘lil-Kana’ was lost and ‘pale Blondy ‘ told her that “Sound always resounds, and will get across.” Haha, I know it doesn’t make since when I say it like this, but she was basically saying that she (Kanata) shouldn’t give up calling her mother.

I know I said that Kanata was the main character but by the looks of it, which BTW my looks for now is only the 1st ep, it looks as if the show is going for the Multi-main character route. Which isn’t that bad… just as long as they don’t bore us with whole episodes dedicated to each character and no general storyline.

By the time we meet Rio, we’ve watched Kanata arrive in the Trios state, Seize, and assigned to stay in the Time-Telling Fortress by the Helvetia Republic Army along with another platoon. Sounds fun, huh? To bad she can’t even get there.

This beautiful young woman, and possibly my future favorite character, is called Kazumiya Rio. FYI, Rio means “river” in my language, Portuguese. Pretty name, don’t you think? Personally, I think she gave a wonderful performance in this episode. On one side you could see that she’s tough but on another side she caring at the same time On another note you notice she also has some history with a certain Captain Filicia. I love that mysterious part of her personality. XD

I’m wondering if this Filicia woman has anything to do with Kanata’s childhood memories. These things are all kinda floating about in this episode. That’s OK though, only because they distract us with even more cute characters.

No names were given yet, but it looks like the blonde with glasses is the captain of some Platoon. Yea, she might be Filicia, but you never know, these thing can get complicated sometimes. So by now we kinda have an idea of the different personalities each girl has.

Continuing the episode, Rio tells the story of the Fire Maiden and the Winged Beast. Because Kanata got lost she was actually able to see the winged beasts skeleton… or was it? I question it because they didn’t make it that big a deal about in the show. I thought the general story line had something to do with this whole Fire Maiden thing but I guess not. *shot down*

Right about the time when Rio finishes reenacting the Fire Maiden play for the festival she hears Kanatas faint trumpet call in the distance. Of course Kanata is relieved to hear someone respond to her call, but the towns folk thought the Beast was alive again. Way-to-go Kana-chan! After Rio takes her in the fortress and Kanata finally wakes up we witness the blossoming of a beautiful friendship. Rio-sempai now offers to teach Kanata how to play the trumpet… And by what the towns folk say, it looks like she has plenty of work to do.

Here’s a bit of the excellent art work and beauty portrayed in Sora No Woto… or Oto… or So-Ra-No-Wo-To. *pift* whatever! “Sounds of the Sky”… There!

This episode was very enjoyable. To be more precise, it was like taking a VIP tour through Wonder Land. What I’m trying to say is that the art work and character designs left me in awe; truly excellent. But there wasn’t much of a storyline though. Instead they spent their time giving us an intro to the theme, place, the main characters, and somewhat of a time reference.

I was thinking about giving a number scale grade for each episode that I review (1 through 10). Think it’s a good idea?

Here’s the link to watch the episode. Woto no Sora?

8 Responses to “Sora No Woto – episode 1 – Official Review”

  1. 1 SPIRAL
    24 January 2010 at 11:26 am

    it’s sora no woto
    “sound of the sky”
    glad to have ya back XD

  2. 2 blindability
    24 January 2010 at 11:55 am

    YAY you’re back!
    Good review of the first episode.
    A number scale grading system might not be a bad idea; if you put it somewhere near the top, then people can get an idea of your overall impression (based on that one number) just to get a gist of whether or not you liked it.

  3. 3 Poro
    24 January 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Yes! Spiral, Blindability, and I are not alone! For a while, it’s just been 66.666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666% spiral with 4 series, Blindability with just one, and me with just one :P.

  4. 4 Lem
    25 January 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Huh… that actually broke through the border… see something new everyday.

    Good to see you back again, sir. Looks interesting so far, though I only did watch the first episode myself. Hmm, Haruka Tomatsu… ah! That’s the name of the voice actress of Ai Hidaka from IDOLM@STER, wondered why that sounded familiar.

  5. 5 kaza
    25 January 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks! 🙂 I’m glad to be back… *Smile from ear to ear*

    Lmao… what do you mean 66.66666666666666666666666%?

    Haha… I was hoping someone would bring that up! I was wondering why A-1 Projects would use a real persons name??
    BTW yea, the border must suck as bad as the Mexican/American Border… that’s why it broke through… XD!!! jk jk jk… *sorry US*

  6. 6 kaza
    25 January 2010 at 10:58 pm

    thanks to you too Spiral! 😀

  7. 7 Poro
    26 January 2010 at 10:30 am

    @kaza you cant see the precent sign cuz it’s too long 😉

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