Shattered Angels

Shattered Angels (京四郎と永遠の空 Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora, lit. “Kyoshiro and the Eternal Sky”) is a Japanese manga created by Kaishaku. A 12-episode anime, adapted from the manga, aired in Japan from January 5 to March 23, 2007. The series refers to several of Kaishaku’s past works: Kannazuki no Miko, Magical Nyan Nyan Taruto, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie and Steel Angel Kurumi.

The story started out really weird and a lot of people are really skeptical about it or just give up on it. there was only 12 episode and it wasnt horrible so i continued. i didnt know what was going on, but i learned and slowly after each episode began to love the anime more, i couldnt get enough of it! the whole anime seemed so magical! im glad i just stuck with it. At first, I was pretty excited about the story. As cliche as it sounds, fairytale-like plot just doesn’t get old for some people. However, as time went by, it became more and more complex, and I wasn’t sure whether it was changing for the better.

The problem here is not with the story itself. It was a well thought out plot, with romance and family conflicts involved. But the elements used to display that plot were simply too much. Angels, mecha, cat girls, magic, science, all mixed into this seemingly simple story, did not improve it at all. Those elements looked more like fan service than anything else. Some stories are best if kept to the level of ‘normal’, and Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora is one of those stories. I liked the idea of absolute angels, but there was just no need to include every possible fan service element out there to display it.

Opening Theme: “Cross*Heart” by CooRie
Ending Theme: “Madoromi no Rakuen” by Ceui
Kyoushirou to Towa no Sora Original Soundtrack

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