Sora O Kakeru ShoujoApril 8, 2009 at 8:42 AM | Posted in Anime, Mecha | Leave a comment
Sora Kake Girl (宇宙をかける少女 Sora o Kakeru Shōjo, lit. The Spacefaring Girl and also translated as The Girl Who Leapt Through Space), is a Japanese animated television series, created and produced by Sunrise. Based on the original concept by the Sunrise animation staff, the series is directed by Masakazu Obara and written by Jukki Hanada, overseeing a team of animators noted for their previous work on My-HiME and My-Otome.
The anime began airing in Japan on the TV Tokyo television network on January 6, 2009. The series is set in the far future where humans now live in space colonies orbiting far from Earth. A manga adaptation, Sora Kake Girl R, began serialization in the March 2009 issue of Ichijinsha’s Comic Rex, and another manga, Sora Kake Girl D, began serialization in the April 2009 issue of ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Daioh. A light novel adaptation began serialization in Ichijinsha’s Chara Mel in December 2008, and an Internet radio show has also been created.
- Character List:
- (獅子堂 秋葉 Shishidō Akiha)
- Voiced by: Mako
- The series’ protagonist and the third child of the Shishido family. After trying to run when her older sister Kazane arranges for her to be married, she accidentally meets Leopard. Akiha lacks ambition. She pilots the QT-Arms known as Starsylph, an old model from the war era
- (神凪 いつき Kannagi Itsuki)
- Voiced by: Aya Endō
- A woman in the service of the ICP, the known police force. She dislikes making mistakes. She enrolls in the Surre Academy under the assumed name of Mutsumi Shimoyama to spy on Akiha, but she lacks proper social skills and causes a few awkward misunderstandings. In the past, her parents disappeared because of a mysterious colony. She pilots the Arc-II-J1, an experimental model of QT-Arms developed by the ICP. It is suggested that she may also be an Ex-QT like Honoka Kawai.
- (河合 ほのか Kawai Honoka)
- Voiced by: Yui Makino
- A quiet girl connected to the brain-colony. After Akiha’s encounter with Leopard, Honoka enrolls in the Surre Academy to stay close to her. She refers to Akiha as “The Girl Who Leapt Through Space”. Honoka appears to have telekinetic powers, and her eyes glow red whenever she uses them. These powers appear to be a result of her nature as an Ex-QT. She pilots the QT-Arms Wygar, another old model from the war era.
- (レオパルド Reoparudo)
- Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama
- A brain-colony who forces Akiha to perform tasks for him. He has an eccentric personality and fancies himself as a tea meister.