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Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai: Under the Innocent Sky starts in Yanagihara City, where three stories playing out in parallel. The first is Takashi Haneda, who has to deal with his little sister Kobato and Asuka Watarai, his girlfriend...maybe, all while dreaming of a fantasy land called Gretagard. The second is Shusuke Chitose, a freeter who's pals with Karuo Karube, the bartender at Alexander, a restaurant where he's in an unsteady relationship with a fellow employee, Hiyoko Tamaizumi. The third is Hayato Narita, who's captured the attention of Naru Ootori, younger sister of his acquaintance Kakeru, who's looking for her bike. What do these three have in common? Overseen by the mysterious DJ Condor, a story begins.

Originally a Visual Novel by Navel (Shuffle, Soul Link), Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai (We Don't Have Wings), was adapted into an anime in spring 2011.

The anime can be legally viewed at Crunchyroll here.


Tropes associated with this show include:

  • Omake: The two minutes of pre-credits action is not part of the main story; each one is a completely different genre of anime. That does not mean the omakes aren't important, since they act as Foils to the main story.
  • Panty Shot: It can be distracting at times.
  • Pool Scene: That serves no other purpose other than Fan Service.
  • The Reveal: Gretagard was a place on an old video game named Wing Quest.
  • Rule of Symbolism: The use of TVs to change the channel. The constant hints of parallel lives. The numerous allusions to birds.
  • Serious Business: Karura takes stuff way too seriously
  • Shout-Out: DJ Condor: UNIVERRRRRRRRS-*cut off*
    • There seem to be several Gundam shout-outs throughout the series.
      • Episode 10 had Karuo do a Newtype Flash in the style of UC Gundam as he communicated, (Telepathically) with Eriko, who herself did one in the style of a Gundam X Newtype.
      • Episode 11 has what can be seen as a Love-Love Colony Drop.
    • Before going Motor Mouth, Miyako is a lot more like Yuki Nagato.
    • The use of televisions appears inspired by Persona 4.
  • Shrinking Violet: Kobato has some shades of this.
  • Split Personality: Takashi, Shusuke and Hayato are revealed to be the same person. There are also hints of a fourth one as well. Said fourth is crazy.
    • The anime does a fairly decent job hiding this fact. While everyone in the show saw the same person, viewers see what appears to be different characters, which makes sense because each split personality would view themselves differently. There are clues sprinkled throughout the anime that hints at this, such as when Shuusuke gets hit in the back of the head with a chair, and then both Takashi and Hayato have the same exact wounds later on.
    • Talking to Themself: The three personalities are aware of each other, and if necessary they meet in some Pocket Dimension that resembles a church. And it seems they work in specific shifts according to the one and only conversation two of them have had so far. They also refer to their host body as a "cockpit".
    • And if the opening is to be believed, the five personalities aren't exactly the only ones who exhibit this trope.
  • Spoiler Opening: Why there are five people shown on the TV sets.
  • Theme Naming: Birds are the motif in this show, in names, titles, everything.
  • Title Drop: Dropped by Takashi in episode 8. And then repeatedly in 11 and 12.
  • Tomato Surprise: The fifth personality, Haneda Youji, is the original personality of the "cockpit", who was in a Angst Coma (in the form of the place with the TV) since the death of his mother. The others were "created" so that Kobato could be cared for.
  • Tsundere: Asuka, who's not afraid to beat up Takashi or his split personality counterparts.
  • Updated Rerelease: Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai R, which adds two new routes and a couple new CGs.
  • X Meets Y: Gender bended Change 123 with an Unwanted Harem.
  • What Do You Mean It's Not Awesome?: R2001 of the YFB has raps for his normal speech.
    • Throwing cakes on the streets! Double points for Karura actually declaring that it's war!
    • Explaining what an Imouto Moe is has never been as Serious Business as this.
  • White-Haired Pretty Boy: In the opening, you see one guy named Itami Karura in the TV sets while Kobato is looking for someone. He's designated as #2.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Takashi, and his split personalities, which unfortunately means he won't stop the beat down that Asuka is giving him.

Notes

  1. read as 70-80 percent
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