Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora

Alt titles: Shattered Angels

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Galadriel's avatar By Galadriel on Dec 4, 2010

Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora (Shattered Angels)

Plot: "Average, boring, and nothing special; this is how Shiratori Kuu feels about herself and her life as a high school student in Academia. On what begins as any other day, Kuu's life is spun upside down when a new student transfers to her class. As soon as she sees his face, she is astonished, for this is no ordinary boy – he looks just like the prince she has dreamt of for so long! He extends a hand to her and repeats the words she has somehow heard before, "Lets go... Together." But it is never that easy, is it? A world that seemed so dull is now torn apart by a whirlwind of love and hate, and the conflict that plagues all those involved." (site synopsis)

Story: Ok, another anime show that involves bishounen and bishoujo characters. Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora proved to be something like a rip-off from Kannazuki no Miko the only difference is in the presentation. While Kannazuki no Miko exceled in its shoujo-ai setup, Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora offers something different a male x female relationship this time alongside some yuri relations as well. Another show where the romance aspect plays an important role but its not the only one fortunately. Since i refered this one to KnM then you know what you should expect, mecha battles. The story begins with a girl named Shiratori Kuu, apparently a normal high school girl which led a boring and average life. Deep down she always felt like she was empty ("kuu" actualy means empty) inside of her, like a part of her has been ripped off. All good until one day when she gets accquainted with a very handsome guy, with the looks of a prince which used to appear in her dreams. The guy's name Ayanokoji Kyoshiro. Like the prince in her dreams, Ayanokoji does the same thing, he immediately gets in her way and tells her "Let's go...Toghether". Who ever thought that these words holds more meanings than the obvious one. Kyoshiro is followed by a beatiful girl named Setsuna which holds mysterious powers. She claims that she is Kyoshiro's sword and her use is to slash all of Kyoshiro's enemies. Setsuna actualy is an Angel, a weapon which in Kyoshiro's vision will be used to destory the world, and to prevent that the remaining Angels need to destroy themselves in battle. Although Setsuna is Kyoshiro's sword, to replenish her energy (mana) after each battle, it requires a kiss from Kyoshiro. But after spending so much time with him, Setsuna started to grow feelings towards Kyoshiro but unfortunately this will only be a one-sided love since in reality Kyoshiro despises her. When Shiratori Kuu entered in the picture, Setsuna begins to see her as a rival but since she swore to obey Kyoshiro's order she overlooks everything between them. As time goes by the feelings between Kyoshiro and Kuu start to get even deeper almost to the point when they are ready to confess. However Kuu's mysterious existance, the battles between the Angels, the appearences of new characters will stand as obstacles in their way. Another couple that is important in this show is the one between the Angel, Kaon Murakumo and Himiko (the lesbian couple of this show). Kaon is the Mika's sword, but unlike Kyoshiro she is far more ruthless. She is obsessed with possessing Murakumo and to do that she proceeds to any ways necessary to do so. When she realizes the strange relationship between her and Himiko she immediately starts to get in their way. Complicated story but after a few episodes its starting to get pretty predictable. Same like KnM this show also presents another important theme, the reincarnation theme. It was a nice watch, even though each episode begins the same way "My dear prince..." kinda gets annoying, and also Kuu's neverending monolog with herself, never stoping from praising Kyoshiro in her thoughts really gets to your nerves. I just wish that there would've been more focuse on the lesbian couple.

Animation and Sound: I liked the animation quality, design and directing of this show, The backgrounds were average, typical for these types of shows, and also the character design was very well made. I liked the way they designed Setsuna and Kyoshiro. Kaon and Himiko were the perfect copy of Chikane and Himeko from KnM. The sound was kinda forgetable both the opening and the ending song didn't really pleased my ears since I kinda like songs which are abit more deep. The background sound though was much better, perfect fit for the atmosphere of this show.

Characters: Pretty dissapointed. In the end both Kyoshiro and Kuu were extremely predictable. There wasn't even a need to develop them since after a few episodes you can damn guess what the hell is all about. Setsuna as well, though as i said above i wished that the authors of this show would've concentrated more on the other couple rather than this obvious one.

Overall: All in all, Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora was a nice watch. An anime set in a contemporan time but with a medieval setting, i really liked the setting of this show. The animations of this show was full of colors, very eye candy~ish and style~ish. If it wasn't that predictable I would've probably rated it alot more. Fans of Kannazuki no Miko will definitely enjoy this one even though at times it can get pretty annoyng.

~Enjoy and Cya Around~

7/10 story
8.5/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
7.5/10 characters
7.3/10 overall
Galcifer's avatar By Galcifer on Mar 17, 2010

There is no much to say about this anime only that it was a waste of time ,

For the 6 first 6 episodes of the anime you don’t  know what in hell is going on

And why are the fighting and the protagonist the girl name KUU going on and on about

Her dear prince “ my dear aoji-sama “ every time she going to say what happen to her  she uses that little phrase and belief me after 3 episodes hearing that 8 times by episode almost make me wanted to kill my self.

Well the story goes that 10 years ago was a catastrophe when the brother of the male protagonist name

Kyoshiro supposedly try to prevent the Absolute Angels  to  be contact  since he fail it was a big explosion

And people die ……… Whatever …….moving on the brother Is obsess trying to kill all the   Absolute Angels  because he think what his brother die for that turns to be a bunch of lies then  he meets KUU the female protagonist  while attending school and KUU sees  in him the prince that always appear in her dream that always  tell her “ Let’s go Together “ ……… another cheese phrase that got  really annoying ,Well after the two meet    Kyoshiro just after meeting LOL during lunch in the school yard  get  her naked in from of the whole school …………LOL just kidding well he actually just almost takes off her blouse  any way  going further in the story feels so hollow like It need it more creativity  for real the story feel is all over the place and what kill the anime for me in the 10 episode  they introduce a new character the brother that die in the Explosion 10 years ago but that  is not the bad part is ………………….. He acts all gay and wont shut up he goes on and on about how beautiful he is and how good he is that kill the story for me the bother was picture be Kyoshiro the male protagonist to be like the calm, cool guy here just felt like a bad Comedy .

The animation was okay  no bad  and  at all good colors well blend and the characters  well draw not over the top sound was a bit off some music add it to the anime just did not felt like it belong there .

This is a production from  TNK Anime which I’m fan they have produce some good anime like

I My ME ! Strawberry eggs,  made in 2001 also in of my absolute favourites Scholl Days  made around

2007 which made this anime a disappointment  for me I don’t recommend to watch it .but be my guess don’t

don't say I didn’t warn you :p

5/10 story
7/10 animation
5/10 sound
6/10 characters
6/10 overall
Lumienkeli's avatar By Lumienkeli on Aug 29, 2011

Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora is a anime you should really watch if you like romance/fantasy animes.

ABOUT THE STORY

The story is pretty easy to follow but still you can't guess the next turn. It starts with a girl who doen't really know herself. She has a memory what she treasures. The story is actually about the girl who is trying to find herself, so that leads to that that it's easy to identify to the main charecter. The storys level/rank doesn't drop thanks to the short option of 12 ep. I really have to give credit to the writer because the turns are so unexpected but still logic. But the story has some strange points that are hard to understand or they are just unlogical. Maybe thats the idea but I can't give it full ten points.

THE ANIMATION

I don't really know what to say about the animation... The style was quite clean and easy to eye, but it still had nice little details. Sometimes the charecters looked wierd and the positions were a bit odd. The battle scenes were ok, the annoying part was that they often were toneless. I mean that when you had seen the first fight you knew what will come of the rest. But I can somehow live with that because the battles aren't the main thing. I really liked the way they did the backgrounds because they had little details but they didn't take all the attention. The "robots" or what you wan't to call them were nicely done and clear. Somehow they just always reminded me about transformers.

SOUND

I gave 8 and 4 because I compared the english dub and the original japanese. I gave the japanese one an 8 because some of the charecter voises suited pretty well, but many of the female voices were a little annoying and high-pitchead. The male voices were good and the bakcground sounds were ok. Sometimes the musics just didn't suit or they changet in the middle of the scene disturbing the mood and lines. The sounds were quite good.

Then the dub......I really don't have anything good to say. The voices didn't suit the charecters and so.

CHARECTERS

The charecter were nicely personalized and you didn't get the feeling "oh i've already seen this". The weren't too many of the important gyus, but all didn't spin aroun the two mains. It was a big plus that there weren't this miss or mister perfetios in the charecter gorup. Many animes fall for the mains are/or become perfect. It almost happend but there was a last minute save just before the end. It was nice tha all the charecter had their own problems what they tried to solve. It was nice that the were so many diffrent personalitys and relationships. I mean that it's nice that all aren't just deep romantic ones and all the charecter didn't even find their love yet. I'm really pleased with the charecters.

In the end I can say that this one was one of the best animes I have wached so far. I recommend this to people who like romance, drama, angel, fantasy, pretty fast-pased animes or any of those. I loved it.

8/10 story
7/10 animation
4/10 sound
9/10 characters
9/10 overall
sixt5roses's avatar By sixt5roses on Sep 7, 2012

This anime was very slow to start.  The characters were pretty much straight forward but there was very little development.  The story took quite a while to get going... it wasn't until episode 6 of 12 that we finnally find out the significance of the main character, Shiratori Kuu.   

I found this anime worth watching but somethimes annoying... I found myself wanting to fast-forward through the battle sequences(they weren't very engaging)...  I would have much prefered to see a bit more character development in this series.

With that said however, I always reccomend any anime that can manage to get a physical response out of me while I am watching...

So purely for the last episode, which made me cry, I reccomend Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora with a 7.2 out of 10.

7/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
7.2/10 overall
Shuhan's avatar By Shuhan on Mar 15, 2012

Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora (Shattered Angels)
When I watched first few episodes I didn't like it. I felt bored and this anime seemed like girly to me. But after watching the full series my thought of this anime was changed. There are some surprises waiting in this anime. 


This anime is about some absolute angels who were created and used by Ayanokoji family. They were known as the sword of their master. Koyshiro Ayankoji was the younger among their siblings who admired and followed his big brother Kazuya's footstep and tried to destroy all absolute angels to save the planet. Ku Shiratori, an average highschool girl who also admired and dreamed about Kazuya. She always wrote letters and talked with her prince in thoughts. But after some incident Ku and Kyoshiro fell in love. Setsuna the sword of Kyoshiro, who also loved him a lot began to grow jealous. But everything changes when Kazuya reappeared and then Kyoshiro find out his brother's true intension.


The animation work is good enough to watch. I'll give 7 out of 10.


The sound is average. Background music could have been more better but not totally that bad. So I'll give 6.5.


And about the characters, they made this anime good enough. Kuu SHIRATORI and Kyoshiro AYANOKOJI are the main characters. Setsuna is Kyoshiro AYanokoji's angel.


I told that i felt bored when i watched first few episodes. The starting is too slow. If u feel as the same, i'll advice u to carry on. It's a romantic anime with super powers and ecchi. The last episode deserve 10/10 and overall I'll give 7/10.

8/10 story
7/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
7/10 characters
7/10 overall