This is a love story about the two who met while soaring in the skies, and the friends surrounding them.
– Ao no Kanata no Fō Rizumu
– Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue
Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue is an anime television series adaptation of a Japanese adult visual novel game. It was produced by Gonzo and aired between January and March 2016.
The animation is pretty good and vibrant, as expected for a moe anime. It isn’t overly detailed, but it remains consistent. There are some 3D CGI blends into some scenes.
The opening theme “Contrail: Kiseki” by Kawada Mami is generic but slightly better than average. I was expecting a seiyuu song where they can’t hit the proper notes. The ending themes are “A-gain” and “Kimi to Ita Kisetsu”, both by Ray.
The pedigree of this anime should give you cause for concern. I don’t mind moe anime, but it needs more substance than being cute. I don’t think I cracked a smile once watching this series. The jokes aren’t funny and the characters’ personalities aren’t any better. I have to force myself to watch this series to review it, rather than watching it for enjoyment.
It’s a cliche when the guy walked into the girl undressing next door across from his windows, but for it to happen the second time is just a lazy attempt at fan-services. Do girl just undress in front of an open window when they know it’s a boy room across from them? One of my pet peeves is when a character does not act like a human, but as a plot or agenda device.
Another absurdity is why do women wear a short skirt when it’s a world where it’s normal to fly? Logic would dictate otherwise, but how else are they going to tease the viewers with the upskirt shot?
I can’t recommend this anime to anyone unless you are really into romance-ecchi-moe anime. Clearly, I am not the demographic this anime is specifically aimed at. Aokana contains suggestive themes/dialogs and is intended for young teens.
Similar Title Recommendations
– “A-gain” by Ray (eps 2-11)
– “Kimi to Ita Kisetsu” by Ray (ep 12)
Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue Season 1 (2016)
A collection of notable videos, ranging from a fan-created trailer, music video, opening, and ending clip.
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