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Old 2008-02-08, 03:45   Link #901
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I just marathoned this series last night, and I could say I wish I had watched it when it was coming out, but then I'd have to wait between episodes and have to come to these forums and listen to people nitpick over the nuances of each episode. So I think it's a good thing that I went through the whole series in one go without any outside impressions or opinions.


Japanese fans voted this anime #1 of 2007 and while I have not watched the majority of the other candidates on the list, I do agree that Sola is very, very good and could deserve that spot. I can see why a lot of people who would vote Gurren Lagann as #1 would not vote Sola instead. Sola isn't fast-paced with lots of madcap and hilarity going on.


But enough of other anime. This is about sola. Love the character design, love the characters, love the story, LOVE the atmosphere, and LOVE the music. It's a very sedate anime that you have to watch with an equally calm and serene mood, and let the story, visuals, and music sort of ease you in and gently glide you across like a lazy boat ride over a calm lake. Even the humor is of the calmer and more sedate kind, and the music sets the mood of the story and accompanies the visuals so adeptly. I think I could've cried if I let myself at some points but I didn't.

The ending was good, but I think the second DVD special was the episode to close the series with, as someone said reminded you why sola was good, and ended the ride with the pivotal moment that started the whole thing off.

So anyway, I applaud this anime and give it my, "highly recommended first-watch for non-anime fans" seal of approval.
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Old 2008-02-26, 20:05   Link #902
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WOW!.. didnt saw this one comming. Sola got Liscense!.
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Old 2008-08-13, 19:37   Link #903
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Well, I finally finish watching this series. I download it a long time ago, but never got to watch it completely. Is amazing. Got another series on my list to buy it on dvd. Still need to watch de OVas thou. Does the audio Drama has anything relevant to the story?
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Old 2008-08-18, 11:00   Link #904
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Old 2008-08-26, 18:57   Link #905
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But enough of other anime. This is about sola. Love the character design, love the characters, love the story, LOVE the atmosphere, and LOVE the music. It's a very sedate anime that you have to watch with an equally calm and serene mood, and let the story, visuals, and music sort of ease you in and gently glide you across like a lazy boat ride over a calm lake. Even the humor is of the calmer and more sedate kind, and the music sets the mood of the story and accompanies the visuals so adeptly. I think I could've cried if I let myself at some points but I didn't.
There's no better describtion for Sola, that's like all my thoughts about the series.
Absolutely one of the best series ever.
I was a bit dissapointed in the ending, but it wasn't total failure.
The story and themes are very unique, it involves philosphical and psychological sentences and Matsuri is just far too lovely.
Really touching anime about love, loneliness/solitude, difference, and existence.
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Old 2008-08-26, 21:14   Link #906
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Watched the ovas. I really want to buy the series now^_^. Waiting for them to reach r1 distribution.
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Old 2009-03-03, 23:13   Link #907
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Madcap/Hilarity is overrated in anime. We need more somber titles.
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Old 2009-11-04, 22:16   Link #908
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This may be a little unrelated but Sola is also a Latin Word that means: She is alone. I thought about that when I heard about this series.
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Old 2009-11-24, 02:48   Link #909
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ah I just thought that it was a play on "solar" which in Japanese is yeah sola >_>
I agree, too much action out there now. Something which goes at its own pace and is comfortable with that should be treasured
Kinda spoiled it for myself, went to Wiki and found out it was a bittersweet ending- I didn't think about it then, but by the time I got to the end I cared about the characters enough to feel really sad D: been ages since I last saw a series which could connect with me this much

Back to StrikerS now... *action* huh
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My god, I love Matsuri's cap. I seem to have something for nice hats
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