With the invention of anti-gravitational shoes known as Grav-Shoes, the ability to fly freely has become an everyday experience for the people inhabiting a four-island archipelago south of Japan. This invention has brought the people new ways of living and also a new sport known as “Flying Circus,” where participants gain points by either touching floating buoys or their opponent’s back. The gullible and clumsy Asuka Kurashina, newly transferred to Kunahama High School, enters this world of flight unknowingly when she is able to pull off a difficult maneuver the first time she participates in a Flying Circus match. Eventually, this leads her to join her school’s Flying Circus club. Led by their coach, Masaya Hinata, their members consist of the experienced Misaki Tobisawa and her overprotective friend, Mashiro Arisaka. Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm follows this rookie group soaring high above the skies and toward their dreams, armed only with their unwavering passion against an uncertain future. – My Anime List
Based on 10 review scores:
Aokana is a good anime, even if it is short. You will enjoy and hate Aokana when it ends but then again, is that not true with all anime?
But overall, I’m just sitting her mostly confused. The schools on this island provide all students with grav-shoes, and yet a skirt is still part of the mandatory school uniform? They had the perfect excuse to break the mold there, and doing the status quo just for status quo sake feels…it feels like they didn’t really think the design through.
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Ao Kanata was fun, interesting, and at times, sad. But I loved watching Asuka get strong, I loved watching the different kind of tricks any one could just pull out of their sleeve at any episode. Flying Circus certainly would be the only sport I would try out if it was real.
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Personally, I think that this anime is definitely worth a watch. While it looks all cutesy and moe on the outside (which…it honestly does do a lot, quite a bit actually…), what the show tries to tell us with its themes gives the show far more worth than your seasonal generic moe show. It tells us that enjoying the things we like doing is more important than winning or losing, and that work has to be put into something in order to get better, and it conveys these messages so well! IMO, Aokana is an underrated show from Winter 2016, and despite its flaws, is still worth a watch.
Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue is a show about a trio of girls who want to compete in a sport called Flying Circus. The characters are super cute, and the time spent with them is always a lot of fun. Unfortunately, the show is dedicated to being a tournament style sports show more than half the time, and Flying Circus is just not very interesting. If you are looking for a light show with super moe girls, this may be for you, but don’t expect to walk away with much more than that.
Watches First episode.
Oh wow same story as everything else woo
But good animation!! Gooo Gonzo!
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Pleasantly surprising and some funny bits, but boring characters and matches bring down the experience.