Soni-Ani: Super Sonico The Animation

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season

Sonico-Ani: Super Sonico The Animation is a delightful slice-of-life anime series that is centered around a fictional character named Super Sonico, who is an iconic character in the world of video games and anime. The series premiered in January 2014 and was produced by Studio White Fox in Japan. It was later licensed by the Anime Network and became available to a wider audience.

The premise of the show follows Super Sonico, who is an effortlessly talented and beautiful college student by day and a clothing model by night. She is also the lead vocalist and guitarist of her band called First Astronomical Velocity (FAV). The band is made up of her close friends and fellow students, Suzu Fujimi and Fuuri Watanuki. The show also introduces various other characters that support and enrich their daily lives.

The show is fundamentally characterized by its cheerful nature, with a lighthearted tone that evokes a sense of whimsy and moments of enlightenment about the beauty of the everyday. The series stands out because of Super Sonico's unique personality, which is an interesting mix of shyness, kindness, intelligence, and talent.

The episodes of the show are often structured like a day-in-the-life format, with each episode following Super Sonico, her friends, and her bandmates as they go about their day, whether it's performing, hanging out at home, or taking part in other activities. Despite the simple nature of the show's structure, the storytelling is always engaging, capturing the essence of their wholesome and enjoyable everyday experiences.

One aspect of the show that stands out is its aesthetic style, which is upbeat, colorful, and highly stylized. It is especially visible in the show's opening theme, which offers a glimpse into the whimsical world of Sonico-Ani. The animation seems to have been carefully created, with production values that contribute significantly to the overall quality of the series.

Despite the apparent simplicity of the show, there are deeper themes that are woven into the narrative, such as the importance of friendship, perseverance, and the value of finding one's passion. These themes are explored in a natural way, with the show not becoming preachy in any way.

A considerable portion of Super Sonico's appeal lies in the fact that the show is, essentially, a very down-to-earth and relatable story. It is not action-packed, and there are no intense plotlines or life-and-death struggles. Instead, it is a cozy and enjoyable show that concentrates on the various relationships that exist within the show's universe, as well as the everyday nuances of life that we take for granted.

Another aspect that makes the show unique is its interesting approach to music. As the lead vocalist and guitarist for her band, Super Sonico's musical talent plays a significant role in the show. Many of the show's vignettes involve the band performing a song, which is usually upbeat and brimming with energy. The songs themselves are quite catchy, with lyrics that express various emotions ranging from love to melancholy. The band’s music could not be better placed, perfectly capturing the spirit of the show’s bubbly and carefree atmosphere.

One of the things that sets Sonico-Ani apart from other anime in this genre is that the show doesn't attempt to artificially create drama or conflict. Instead, it focuses on the honest depiction of its characters and their interactions with each other. It's a show that is as wholesome as the playing its main character spins on her Gibson Les Paul.

Sonico-Ani: Super Sonico The Animation is a fantastic show that offers viewers a glimpse into the joyous and uncomplicated world of Super Sonico and her friends. The series is uplifting, highly enjoyable, and offers a welcome respite from the stress and tension that often surrounds us in our daily lives. The show is highly recommended for those in search of a refreshing and wholesome slice-of-life anime that enthrals the senses and soothes the soul.

Soni-Ani: Super Sonico The Animation is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (11 episodes). The series first aired on February 6, 2014.

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A Saint Is Coming to Town
11. A Saint Is Coming to Town
March 17, 2014
It's December and the town is buzzing with a Christmas feel. However, there was a department store built next to Sonico's hometown shopping district, and the district is seeing a huge drop of in its customers. The members of the district set up a Christmas operations center and call Suzu in for help...
Ramen and a Little Rice
10. Ramen and a Little Rice
March 10, 2014
Sonico saves a munchkin cat and adds it to her growing collection. Unfortunately, the tiny cat has other plans: Escape!
Sonico's Longest Day
9. Sonico's Longest Day
April 30, 2014
Sonico and her classmates help at the college fair, but things quickly become difficult as she's pulled from one thing to the next!
Super Sonico Murder Case
8. Super Sonico Murder Case
February 24, 2014
First Astronomical Velocity gets to practice for their concert at SuperNova. Fuuri comes late, and find Miina worried that Sonico won't respond, and is locked in the waiting room. They call the manager and get the door open, but find the floor covered in red, and Sonico lying there.
Star Rain
7. Star Rain
February 17, 2014
Sonico goes to take a trip on her own to Nigata. She gets on a bus and then the train. She gets off at a station to find food, but doesn't find a place that's easily accessible. She searches the town, but it stats to rain, and runs into someone in front of a shop.
Cruising of the Dead
6. Cruising of the Dead
March 13, 2014
One of Sonico's coworkers request her and the band on a cruise to celebrate a new product launch. Little do they know that this new product has some very serious side effects!
New World
5. New World
March 6, 2014
A local magazine wants to do a behind the scenes article on Sonico-chan and ask Sayaka to take the lead. What starts out as a hassle turns into much more as Sayaka comes to know Sonico better.
Day Dream
4. Day Dream
January 27, 2014
Sonico gets a postcard from someone with no sender written. It seems to be from a tropical location, and there's only a few words printed. Sonico remembers her past. Everything started when she was into rock during middle school. She couldn't express herself honestly and with as much power as a rock musician, so she wanted to be like one. She finds a upperclassman who teaches her everything...
Sonico Goes to Okinawa
3. Sonico Goes to Okinawa
January 20, 2014
Sonico goes to Okinawa for a modeling shoot. The first day she meets all the staff, and has dinner with them. The manager, Kitamura, shows Sonico back to her room so she could get some rest, but gets invited to go drinking by the client. Another man approaches when he hears Kitamura speaking so highly of his model...
First Astronomical Velocity
2. First Astronomical Velocity
January 13, 2014
Fujimi Suzu is the leader and bassist of First Astronomical Velocity, the band of which Sonico is a member. Watanuki Fuuri is on the drums. They'll all be playing in one of their regular concerts. Suzu shows Sonico a costume she had rushed ordered so that Sonico could wear it in their next concert. Sonico is ecstatic, but the clothing has some problems...
I'll Do My Bets!
1. I'll Do My Bets!
February 6, 2014
Sonico finds herself having an up and down day, but through it all she still finds a way to have fun!
Where to Watch Soni-Ani: Super Sonico The Animation
Soni-Ani: Super Sonico The Animation is available for streaming on the Anime Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Soni-Ani: Super Sonico The Animation on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 6, 2014