logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Anime Site

BellaOnline's Anime Editor

g

Sola

Guest Author - Lesley Aeschliman

Sola is an anime based on a manga series conceived by Naoki Hisaya and illustrated by Chako Abeno.

The main character of Sola is a high school boy named Yorito Moriyama, whose favorite pastime is to take pictures of the sky at any time of day. Early one morning, he tries to take a picture of a sunrise overlooking a bay. However, he is thwarted when he meets a girl trying to force a vending machine that took her money to give her what she wanted. Yorito helps her with the machine as he tries to talk to her; however, when Yorito finally manages to get the can to come out, the girl has disappeared.

The next day, Yorito, his friend Mana Ishizuki, and Mana's younger sister Koyori go to see Yorito's older sister, Aono, in the hospital. Even though it's Aono's birthday, Yorito leaves to take a picture of the sun setting near an old church that's near the hospital.

Later, Yorito has to go out and buy groceries; however, it rains as he's out. When he stops on his way home to wait for the rain to stop, he encounters the girl he met at the vending machine. They actually talk this time, and Yorito learns her name is Matsuri Shihou. During their conversation, she shows Yorito a picture of the sky she has, and it resembles the picture of the sunset by the church.

Later, Yorito puts two and two together and realizes that Matsuri must be staying at the church. When he goes to see her, Yorito finds a man wielding a sword who is about to kill Matsuri. It turns out Matsuri is a "Calamity of the Night," which is a supernatural being that can live for centuries.

By the time I finished watching the first episode of Sola, I decided that it had an interesting premise, but that it could be a little hard to follow what was going on at times. It wasn't bad, but I suspect it would require watching more of the episodes to really get a feel for and understand the series.

There's nothing objectionable in the visuals or in the dialogue for younger viewers. However, with the pace of the storytelling, I think younger viewers wouldn't have much of an interest in this series. Personally, I would recommend Sola to anime viewers who are 13 or 14 years of age and older.


Title
Episodes
Release Year(s)
Director
Studio
N.A. Licensor
Sola132007Tomoki KobayashiNomadBandai Entertainment
Sola22007Tomoki KobayashiNomadBandai Entertainment
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Sola to Twitter Add Sola to Facebook Add Sola to MySpace Add Sola to Del.icio.us Digg Sola Add Sola to Yahoo My Web Add Sola to Google Bookmarks Add Sola to Stumbleupon Add Sola to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Anime Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Lesley Aeschliman. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lesley Aeschliman. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Kuroko no Basuke Season Two Episode Nine Recap

Kuroko no Basuke Season Two Episode Eight Recap

Kuroko no Basuke Review

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor