Sola’s story revolves around Yorito Morimiya, who is a young boy attending high school. He loves taking pictures of the sky at any time of day and any time of the year.

One day, Yorito decides to take a picture of the sunrise overlooking the bay, but is deterred when he meets a strange girl trying to force a vending machine that stole her money to give her what she tried to buy — a can of tomato soup. Yorito helps her with forcing the machine while attempting to strike up conversation with her, despite it being four in the morning. Yorito tells her why he is here, but by the time he has forced the can out of the machine, the girl has mysteriously vanished.

The next day, Yorito goes to visit his older sister Aono in the hospital with his friend Mana and Mana’s little sister Koyori. Despite it being Aono’s birthday, Yorito leaves soon after to take a photograph of the setting sun near an old church on the roof of the hospital.

That night, Yorito leaves to buy groceries when it begins to rain and stops on the way home to wait for the rain to stop; while waiting, he runs into the strange girl he met from yesterday again.

They talk longer this time and Yorito finally learns her name — Matsuri Shihou. A few days later, Yorito goes looking for the girl in the old church and finds a man wielding a sword before Matsuri.

After a display of Matsuri’s astounding powers, Yorito discovers she is not human but in in fact what is known as a “Woe of the Night” (夜の災い, Yoru no Wazawai?) who has lived for centuries. She is being chased by Takeshi who intends to kill her, but Yorito tries to protect her by bringing her back to his home which is when Yorito asks her to stay with him for the time being.

Main Characters

Yorito Morimiya, is the main protagonist of Sola. He enjoys taking photographs of the sky and will go out of his way to do so. He meets Matsuri Shihou early on in the story and finds out she is not human and is being chased by a man — Takeshi Tsujido — who intends to kill her. Yorito tries to protect her by asking her if she would stay with him for now and she accepts.

Matsuri Shihou is a strange girl Yorito met early on in the story. She is not human and is in fact what is known as a “Woe of the Night” (夜の災い, Yoru no Wazawai?), otherwise known as a Yaka. She has lived for hundreds of years and has been hunted many times before. She cannot come in contact with direct sunlight as it harms her. Matsuri does not have much common sense and will often break machines in Yorito’s house after kicking them too hard; she believes that any device can be fixed by kicking it. More at: Wiki

Sola is a Japanese series originally conceived by Naoki Hisaya (main writer of Kanon) with original character design by Naru Nanao (designer of D.C. ~Da Capo~). Sola was first created as a manga illustrated by Chako Abeno serialized in the Japanese manga magazine Dengeki Daioh, published by MediaWorks, on January 20, 2007.

An anime version began airing in Japan on April 7, 2007 and is set to contain twelve episodes. A drama CD and video game for the PlayStation 2 are planned to be created. The name Sola comes from romanizing the Japanese word Sora (空, Sora? meaning sky).

Title: Sola (2007)
Web: http://www.sola-project.com/
Opening Theme: “Acolorless Wind” by Aira Yuki
Ending Theme: “Mellow Melody” by Ceui

Sola OP ~ “Acolorless Wind”

Sola ED ~ “Mellow Melody”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk3LhhBlJKM

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  • ware4me says:

    The official Sola Project Blog has mentioned the TV series will run 15 episodes total. 13 will be broadcast and 2 will become DVD exclusive to appear on the 4th and 5th volumes. Additionally a secret extra episode will appear on the 5th DVD. More at: ANS

  • brendasoto says:

    Who has already seen this anime? :3

  • ware4me says:

    Oh… i’m downloading something else… but this is definitely on my wishlist. 🙂

  • brendasoto says:

    And what are you downloading at the moment? 🙂 I think I’m gonna download this anime too xD

  • ware4me says:

    Well, right now I’m downloading music 😀

    Sola season is over, 13 episodes, Lunar fansubs already released the 13th episode. :adoration:

  • Mienubile says:

    (*^◇^)/゚ Moi moi actually has already seen the anime, pyo~

    (*゚▽゚)/゚ The problem is, moi moi doesn’t have enough time to watch all of the downloaded episodes of hers, pyo~

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