Sound of the Sky DVD Litebox
About Sound of the Sky DVD Litebox
This Sound of the Sky complete set contains episodes 1-12 plus two bonus episodes.
In a lonely corner of the world, on the edge of No Man's Land, sits Clocktower Fortress. It's home to the 1121st Platoon of the Helvetian Army, and their newest member is 15-year-old volunteer Kanata Sorami, who enlisted to learn how to play the bugle. When she was a child, Kanata was saved by a beautiful soldier and found inspiration in the clear, golden sound of her trumpet. From that day onward, Kanata decided music would be her life.
As the other platoon members train her in how to be both a bugler and a soldier, Kanata's enduring optimism will inspire them to look for happiness and beauty, even in a world haunted by war.
Special Features: U.S. Trailer, Full Opening Sequence Version of Episode 1, Character Bios, Line Art Gallery, Trailers.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Ratings & Reviews
Understated beauty and brilliance
Occasionally I take a chance, and buy an anime I've never heard of. Sometimes I get a good one, sometimes not... and sometimes, I discover a gem of an anime that I wish I had known of sooner.
Sound of the Sky is one of those gems. Perhaps there's nothing ground-breaking about it; it's not huge in scope, nor is it vast in its storytelling. But it is achingly well done, with characters you grow to care about, fantastic visuals, and a story that actually has a resolution. My only complaint is that I wish it were longer.
Its simply brilliant story telling, a great cast of characters a very good score. There are times when it seems to slow down but these episodes are either very moving or important. Mostly an all female cast with a few male characters, there is lots of character development, especially the main character Kanata. The story basically is set in a post-apocalyptic setting in a very distant future and a large world war returned the world to early 20th century life. The small female platoon keeps watch over a town fortress while at the same time the girls try to figure out what happened in the past, how to fix the spider tank sitting in their garage, and keeping everyone safe. there is way too much to go into here. It's got mystery through each episode, and there is plenty of good and tasteful humor as well as great music. You have to see it to truly appreciate it. I wish there was a second season to this but it it can do without one. A hidden gem that is worth watching.
This is an excellent slice of life (sol) series-what I liked the best was the sound track, very good music. The characters look like refugees from K On. If you want this you'd better get it soon as the license expires this year.
"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."
As a young child, Kanata Sorami got lost and was rescued by a beautiful blonde military officer playing Amazing Grace on a trumpet, which changed her life. Now at 15, she has joined the army as a bugler.
Note: This release has several nice-to-haves: character bios, line art galleries, full episode previews chock full of in jokes that must be viewed separately, an alternate version of episode 1 including the regular season opener with the credits showing during it rather than during the following opening scenes as in the broadcast version, and a couple of must have extra episodes: 7.5: "Drinking Party – Fortress Battle", which fills in a key gap in the storytelling while providing a hilariously over dramatized PSA about the dangers of drinking and water gun fighting, and 13: "The Sound of the Sky – Dream's Horizon", which provides a more rounded and satisfying conclusion.
(Not) K-On! und Wehrmacht
by Kawatana Katana
This looks like K-On! und Wehrmacht, but looks can be deceiving. Except for Kanata. She's Yui in uniform.
The story and characters are engaging, usually funny and light, but at times dramatic and sad as we learn about the five protagonists and their pasts as they live in and protect a rural border town.
The show’s strength is this story telling combined with its unique world, familiar yet not, that rewards observant viewers with details about itself. It’s a shame that it couldn’t be explored even more. It's like if Tolkien made Middle Earth, then only explored a corner of the Shire.
The town is Spanish, the language is French, uniforms are German, it takes place in the Helvetian Republic, similar to Helvetica (Switzerland) and common technology is old but broken futuristic tech is also around. There are also Japanese relics and cultural touches in this otherwise European setting. I enjoyed trying to notice all these little details as they came up as much as I did the story!