Review: Sound Of The Sky Blu-Ray Set


Moe Girls in the Military

I remember when I learned about So Ra No Wo To, or Sound of the Sky, and initially watched it for the moe, and because it looked like another K-On, except in the military, so I started it with the mentality that it was just going to be another show I would watch for the “funsies”. Though I usually don’t mind watching moe now, the story or the characters at least must be compelling, like Yuru-Camp and A Place Further than the Universe but are two shows that I consider like K-On but done much better. But enough about K-On since this review has nothing to do with it. While So Ra No Wo To did start out as “moe girls doing moe girls things”, the story eventually took a twist that made me look at the series past it’s moe designs.

So Ra No Wo To takes place in the tranquil town of Seize which is on the outskirts of the country of Helvetia. Upon its cobbled streets, citizens go about their daily lives, undisturbed by the increasingly tense military relations between Helvetia and the neighboring Roman Empire. Kanata Sorami, the protagonist of the series, joined the military, or the Helvetian army, stationed at the Clocktower Fortress in Seize to be precise, 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. Alongside Kazumiya, there’s also the aloof mechanic, Noël Kannagi, the feisty gunner, Kureha Suminoya, and the compassionate Captain Felicia Heideman.

Sound of the Sky (Bluray)
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Licensed By: Nozomi Entertainment
Released: June 6th, 2017 (NA)
MSRP: $49.99

While the story did start out as the as a “moe girls doing moe girls things” with Kanata, we also learned about the lore of Seize and how the town came to be. About how it regressed humanity's technological capabilities back to early-to-mid 20th century standards after a great war. However, even with the serious background, because the first half of the series started out lightly, it was hard to think of it as not just another moe series. When it took a turn into a darker series, it really hit me, but I still appreciated it that the characters were more than just moe characters and had some depth. Kureha that started out as your generic Tsundere showed different personality traits when the series took a serious turn and easily became my favorite character of the series. While the serious twist is nice in general, at the same it’s also bad because it felt abrupt, and not natural.

For those looking into getting the Blu-ray because you enjoyed the series then you can’t go wrong by picking this up. It comes two bonuses episodes, 7.5, and 13, so you get to experience (or re-experience) the series at its fullest. While personally, it’s not a deal breaker for me, the series doesn’t include a dub, and just English subs, with and without Japanese honorifics. It also has artworks and the US Trailer as extras.

Despite So Ra No Wo To starting out slow and too moe, overall it was a very nice watch. If you enjoyed the series but haven’t picked this up yet, or you’re looking into check it out, then check out Right Stuf Anime  which has the series’ Blu-ray set on sale as of this review. 

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Sound of the Sky reviewed by Christian Chiok



Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy it a bit, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled.
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Christian has been a gamer since his early childhood. He's a big fan of the King of Fighters and the Metal Slug series. Additionally, Christian enjoys cooking, listening to music, watching anime ... more + disclosures



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