About Sound of the Sky
Let its call be your guide...
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 a 15-year-old volunteer named 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 forward, Kanata decided music would be her life. As the other platoon members train her how to be 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.
The new DVD set repackages all 12 television episodes of Sound of the Sky (a.k.a. Sora no Woto) - plus the two special episodes from the home video release of the series - with Japanese audio, English subtitles and English on-screen translations, along with on-disc extras.
January 23, 2013: Nozomi Announces SOUND OF THE SKY Complete Series for May 2013
Return to the Clocktower Fortress! The SOUND OF THE SKY (Sora no Woto) Complete Series DVD set will be available on May 7, 2013. This new set repackages all 12 television episodes of Sound of the Sky - plus the two special episodes from the home video release of the series - with Japanese audio, English subtitles and English on-screen translations, along with on-disc extras. Place your pre-order today!
May 18, 2011
Welcome to the the official site for Sound of the Sky (Sora no Woto), where you'll find the new trailer, screenshots and an introduction to the series. The L.E. DVD set streets in early July, and if you pre-order your copy from RightStuf.com, you'll also receive an exclusive postcard set!
April 6, 2011
Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced the Sound of the Sky (Sora no Woto) Complete DVD Collection L.E. will be released on July 5, 2011.
This limited-edition DVD box set will feature all 12 episodes of Sound of the Sky - plus two special episodes - with Japanese audio, plus English-language subtitles and on-screen translations. Additionally, the set will be housed in a collectors' art box and include a 40-page book with series artwork and staff commentaries. Only a limited quantity of this premium set will be produced, so place your pre-order today!
"great animation and a sense of presence and atmosphere... an almost theatrical feeling with its pacing and attention to detail"
- Chris Beveridge, Fandom Post at Mania.com
"soulful and contemplative"
- Theron Martin, Anime News Network
Where do you find inspiration?
It's a question posed by Nozomi Entertainment's newest series -- both behind the scenes and on screen.
Sound of the Sky (Sora no Woto) began its life as the first project in an initiative by TV Tokyo and Aniplex/A-1 Pictures to develop "original animated content" for television. Since the story was not adapted from a manga, novel or video game, its staff was faced with the challenge of channeling its collective inspirations into both the creation of engaging characters and building the world they inhabit from scratch. The results put a distinctive spin on what we, as viewers, have come to expect from an animated series.
Post-apocalyptic landscapes are a staple of anime, and viewers are introduced to this series' war-torn, slightly anachronistic setting through the eyes of Kanata, the newest member of the Helvetian Army's 1121st Platoon. As the new girl, stationed on the edge of civilization, are the sights she sees that unusual? Or are her reactions merely those of an inexperienced youth who is away from home for the very first time?
Then there is our new recruit's not-so-obvious reason for joining the military. During the war, Kanata was rescued by a female soldier and awestruck by the melody the women played on her trumpet. The child was so inspired that, as a young adult, she is determined to follow in that mysterious soldier's footsteps. Someday, Kanata hopes to recreate the feeling she had when she first heard that clear, golden sound.
The backstories and motivations of the soldiers who serve alongside Kanata also unwind, as they fill their days with work, training and adventures that range from the dramatic to the humorous. However, one fact remains both daunting and ever present: Although a ceasefire has been declared, the women of the 1121st Platoon are charged with both maintaining the Clocktower Fortress and defending the town where it is located from enemy attack.
If that time comes, will Kanata's enduring optimism help them in the face of events that seem beyond their control?
A little inspiration might go a long way.
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