Sora no Woto 01: This is a top-tier showPosted: January 4, 2010
If you’re going to say that Sora no Woto resembles K-ON in any way besides the character design (mostly eye design, really), screw off, because you’re sorely mistaken.
Since I’m not good at writing in paragraph form, I’m just going to list off the pros and the cons of this episode.
I can’t really say much else than that. This episode was absolutely perfect. There wasn’t a single fault of this first episode.
And since I’ve run out of things to talk about, let me tell you why this show is nothing like K-ON!.
K-ON! focused on moe. Anybody who claims it was based on music must’ve watched the wrong show, because I got assaulted by much more moe than I’ll ever need or want. Sora no Woto actually focuses on music and war/the military.
Yui and Kanata are both clumsy, yes. But whereas Yui would do every single thing wrong, Kanata has a believable bad sense of direction. And even then, we see Kanata get “lost” while chasing after Rio’s necklace. It’s not that she’s a dumbass like Yui who exists just to take up space and actually gets lost all the time (how can that even happen?), but that she has an admirable set of morals and often gets “lost” doing the right thing.
Heck, since I’m so pumped up right now, I’m going to tackle the elephant in the room: the artwork. Sora no Woto’s first episode was significantly better looking than anything K-ON! had to offer. When the characters turned, their heads did not chop off. Their eyes did not fall off their face. Their hands did not turn into play-doh. And, perhaps most importantly, their faces did not become distorted.
OH SHIT I CAN’T TELL WHICH IS WHICH ANYMORE BECAUSE THEY LOOK THE SAME LOLS!!!111oneone
Yeah…. no. Say all you want about me picking an especially bad picture of Yui, but the closest thing to a blatantly “LOL, LOOK AT THIS MOE FACE” shot of Kanata would be that split-second “:3” face she does while eating caramel. There’s nothing else, because THIS ISN’T KRAP-ON.
I’m looking forward to the rest of Sora no Woto. If the moe level remains constant throughout the entire show, this might just turn out a masterpiece.