Anime: Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta
Genre: Adventure, Romance
Producer: TMS Entertainment
Kal-el former prince of Balsteros Empire, whom lost his parents in the Wind revolution. His family condemned but Kal-el was adopted. Having an interest in flying Kal-el joins an aerial division to become a pilot, where floating island Isla is searching for “end of the sky” a ancient legend. In the process falls in love with Claire and the two becoming intertwined”
Had Potential But Not All Wasted
For once finally keep my promise bringing a lesser known series to the blog. Which indeed this series is. The pilot’s love song was a complete random watch while scrolling through crunchy roll, my keenest to give it a shot was from being a spin off. From The Princess and The Pilot which floating around heard good things about. Last plane surrounding plot which watching The Last exile, couldn’t get into it for some reason. It’s something dropping after half way through but have contemplated revisiting. “
The pilot’s love song had a interesting premise, on going war, intertwined lovers, journey to ancient legend, it sounded great to me. But to my slight disappointment it did quite make it there for me to class as even a good show. It’s on the line of okay in my opinion only because felt some of the potential with the plot was wasted. What made the plot feel wasted was the ending for me, left things opened ended regarding the war. There was never any full settlement in that issue. A massive chunk also felt it was left out between the love of Clare and Kal – el.
Learning Not Too Hate
It was surprising, a strong theme stood out through Kal – el’s path of revenge for the one who condemned his family Nina Viento. There is a brief flashback half way through the series, the last moments Kal – el had with his mother. As a hate filled consumed young Kal – el staring at his mother not understanding, why she didn’t hate for what Nina Viento has done. It was a moving moment as his mother trying to explain you cannot hate what you don’t understand but takes greater courage to forgive. You consume yourself not being able to be forgiving towards anyone else for futures sake.
This was an important part that played a realisation factor for Kal – el towards the end and a great message sent through this anime.
Sweet Love/Plane Action
Relaying the message of hatred and forgiveness were not the pilot’s love song’s strong suits. The love between Clare and Kal – el is a sweet performance throughout, without spoiling much, both have gone through tragic circumstances. Which catches up to the both of them in their new found affection for one another. Both as central characters are mediocre honestly nothing definitive makes them stand out. Honestly that’s okay as their romance was enough for me to feel for their characters.
Most characters in the series are non memorable to me accept the other trainee pilots along side Kal-el and Clare. Their waves of scared, hesitant emotions towards being thrown into a real war again moved me, managed to make me shed a few tears. The atmosphere got heavier after the second half of the series, seeing these but teenagers not wanting to die yet. Their emotions evoking a sweet sincerity which brought out youthful innocence.
Seems at this point only stating plot feel didn’t reach it’s full potential and most of the characters non memorable, not standing out. Are the only negatives because also adding on to positives all the plane battles were very thrilling and cool. Wanted to see more of it thirteen episodes is not deserving enough, of the action factor potentially could have had expanded.
So? Was It A Sweet Pilot Love Song?
The Pilot Love’s Song was an average watch but it was indeed sweet. In protagonists Kal-el and Clare affection along with side romances among the other trainee pilots. Makes me sadly actually that this could have been not just a average for great series. It had it all their with the interesting premise but a lass wasted. In no way regretting watching this series, as still had it’s strong suits and a fun little tale to get invested in. After watching a lesser known series like the pilot’s love song, reminds me why still enjoy discovering anime yet to be.
I hope you all liked hearing my thoughts on the pilot’s love song. There was only so much I could say about the series, without spoiling a lot. But if you have seen this series yourself please comment your thoughts, If you agree with anything I’ve said.
I’ll continue to put all my focus into bringing more editorial/reviews like this.
I’ll see you all in the next post!!
4 thoughts on “Planes And Love | The Pilots Love Song”
Hmm I rather enjoyed the movie of The Princess and the Pilot so maybe that would deliver better for you?
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I really want to watch princess and the pilot at some point ^^
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I hope you get to! It was really good and unexpected ^^
Hmm, let’s see…
The original light novel series was 5 volumes long so I’m guessing a lot of development was left out. It’s also part of a bigger, sprawling “Pilot” universe, which has like 17 books attached to it.
I do like the idea of The Pilot’s Love Song, though, from the way you described it. In particular, I really like the idea behind this paragraph:
“Their waves of scared, hesitant emotions towards being thrown into a real war again moved me, managed to make me shed a few tears. The atmosphere got heavier after the second half of the series, seeing these but teenagers not wanting to die yet. Their emotions evoking a sweet sincerity which brought out youthful innocence.”
That stuff always gets to me, you know? The thought of not wanting to die, and doing whatever you can to survive. I may yet give this series a try!
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