In the future, the world’s fish population has disappeared from the ocean. To overcome this, Japanese scientists created a technology to cultivate fish in outer space and eventually gave birth to a new profession, space fishermen! Now, Haru Soramachi, along with other girls who live in Onomichi, Hiroshima, tried their luck in the new profession.
Tanto Daneswara (KAORI Newsline)
To be frank, the reason I’m interested to watch this anime is actually quite simple. As a fisheries faculty graduate, I was immediately “hooked” when I read the synopsis. Fish population gone extinct? Fish cultivation in space? Just… how?
Aside from the “strange” premise, the fish catching of Sora to Umi no Aida feels like watching an animated version of a battle scene from mobile games, complete with the appearance of the boss who must be defeated by using a finisher skill from the side kick character. Here, you can also see the main character, Haru, appears like a novice player while the senior fishermen are treated like high-level players. This anime is, indeed, adapted from a cellphone game that has been released in Japan. On the other hand, Haru and other characters’ distinctive accent makes them feels cuter.
If you are still curious about Haru and her friends and why they choose to cultivate fish in space, it seems you have to wait for the next episode. We’ll see if this anime will offer something truly “unusual” or end up like any other “ordinary” mobile game anime adaptation.
Facts and Figures
|Alternate Title||Between The Sky and Sea|
|Original Work||Mobile game by ForwardWorks|
|Casts||Ai Kōsaka as Makoto Mitsurugi|
Honoka Inoue as Ruby Azumi
Karin Takahashi as Haru Soramachi
Maori Komeno as Makiko Maki
Momoko Suzuki as Maiko Sakura
Rika Tachibana as Namino Murakami
|Director||Atsuhi Nigorikawa (Anitore EX, Renai Boukun)|
|Series Composition||Takashi Yamada (Ashita no Nadja, Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture)|
|Character Design||Shuuhei Yamamoto (Anitore EX, Battle Girl High School)|
|Opening Theme||“Sora to Umi no Aida” by Karin Takahashi, Honoka Inoue, Momoko Suzuki|
|Closing Theme||“Ao no Kanata” by Konomi Suzuki|
|Broadcast Date||3 October 2018 (1500 GMT, 2200 WIB), 4 October 2018 (0000 JST)|
Screenshots and Trailer
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