Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo Redux

I just rewatched Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo, this time on the goodness of 1080P (but with bleh subs though), and I found myself liking it a lot more than I did; well I did quite like it enough to place it in my Awesome Tier of 2009 shows; but rewatching it again gave me higher level appreciation of the show.

I was quite right when I said this show was Sunrise’ exploration of the random, but surprisingly the final arc of the show is well structured and thought-out once you peel the layers of gimmicks off. There should be a message here somewhere that it intends to say but I’m surprisingly at a loss as to which is it because there is so many different messages it can be sending out.

I’m feeling extreme melancholy on finishing the show this time however. Somehow it just feels cheating for Sunrise to end the show at it’s happiest moment after the final battle, just like that. Too bad the picture dramas didn’t supply an epilogue. But then, it just seems like the show to do it that way, anyways.

11 Comments

  1. DiGiKerot Said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 1:05 am

    I’m feeling extreme melancholy on finishing the show this time however. Somehow it just feels cheating for Sunrise to end the show at it’s happiest moment after the final battle, just like that. Too bad the picture dramas didn’t supply an epilogue. But then, it just seems like the show to do it that way, anyways.

    I rather suspect the idea was to do a ZHiME and roll into OAVs a short while after the series finished airing, but the home sales, whilst not terrible as such, I’d imagine were below Sunrises expectations.

    Which is a shame, as I think I’d rather enjoy seeing Tsutsuji attempting to conquer the universe.

  2. AznCoffee Said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 3:22 am

    Is it just me, or is TokyoTosho not working?

  3. Silver Said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 3:24 am

    @ AznCoffee

    Nope, it’s not just you.

    Anyways, ahh Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo. I never finished it though it’s mostly because the subs were slow and then I totally forgot about it. Anyways, time to catch up with it again but it’s definitely true that it’s so random!

  4. AznCoffee Said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 4:31 am

    Ah, thanks. I thought it was my adblock or something that was screwing me over.

  5. CaptainBright Said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 9:23 am

    Don’t knowlah, but Sora Kake just had that one feeling that I can’t really describe, but it gives it a bad taste by watching it.

  6. Gin Said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 10:24 am

    @CaptainBright
    Really? I thought it was awesome~!

  7. Rei Said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    Oh right I forgot this was on my ‘to watch list’. Guess what I’m going to marathon next?
    What subs did you get that are bleh? Coz I also have Blu Ray xD

  8. Yue Said,

    August 9, 2010 @ 4:07 pm

    Watch Cross Game. Most epic slice of life you’ll ever watch. period.

  9. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    August 10, 2010 @ 12:00 am

    @DigiKerot: Hurr yeah, that would be fun to watch. Also I wanna know what happens to Nami.

    @CaptainBright: That’s usually a sign you’re taking it too seriously.

    @Rei: I got CoalGirls, you?

  10. Rei Said,

    August 10, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

    @Kuro: CoalGirls as well……… great 8| .

  11. LordJupiter Said,

    August 12, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

    I remember watching it back when it came out. I thought it was okay.

    Though I clearly remember thinking that the baseball episode is basically “Code Geass with Baseball!”

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