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-->''Hawk, falcon, eagle, and...''\\
''Listen to this a little longer...''\\
''about those with flightless wings...''

''OretachiNiTsubasaWaNai: 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 VisualNovel by Navel (''{{SHUFFLE}}'', ''SoulLink''), ''Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai'' (''We Don't Have Wings''), was adapted into an anime in [[Spring2011Anime spring 2011]].

The anime can be legally viewed at Crunchyroll [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/we-without-wings-under-the-innocent-sky here]] [[https://www.youtube.com/show/wewithoutwingsundertheinnocentsky and on Funimation's Youtube]].

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!!Tropes associated with this show include:

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The official English title is ''We, Without Wings''.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: [[spoiler:Haneda Youji]], who Itami Karura addresses as "dad", who has been sitting away from any action for a long time [[spoiler:due to his AngstComa]].
* AliceAllusion[=/=]DownTheRabbitHole: The Alice of this series is an ElegantGothicLolita trying to learn Japanese with a [[TokenMinority Token Black]] as her parental figure.
* AllJustADream: It is revealed that [[spoiler:the Gretagard sequences are this. You could consider the "Castle in the Sky" as one, but there's a special reason why it applies]].
* AnimeAccentAbsence: Averted since a few characters have heavy accents.
* AntennaHair: All four of the main girls.
* ArtShift: Occasionally, episodes will transition to a different art style than the one shown, most often a still of the background in DeliberatelyMonochrome. Episode 12 runs with this, but [[spoiler:makes ''crayon'' drawings horrifying.]]
* AxCrazy: Garuda Darkblack, also known as Itami Karura. [[spoiler:He's the fourth personality.]]
* BadassBystander: Hayato is this compared to the two groups fighting each other.
* [[BandageBabe Bandage Dude]]: Itami wears one [[spoiler: because Kakeru sees Itami as Falcon aka Hayato.]]
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:Averted with Martinez, Hayato's friend. He's also not the first person to get shot either, although he's the only one with a serious enough wound to be taken away by an ambulance. He survives the shooting, and can be seen in later episodes doing okay.]]
* BookEnds: The first [[BonusMaterial omake]] has the main girls in love with the main character, all trying to grab his interest. The ending shows [[spoiler:all of the same girls falling for the Haneda's personalities. It's the exact same animation, but with slightly different dialogue.]]
* CastOfSnowflakes: There are ''a lot'' of named characters. In fact, the OP shows off every major character. It gets to a [[VisualPun punny extent]] when new characters are introduced via a ''snowflake'' animation.
* CatchPhrase: ''May peace prevail in the world''. [[spoiler: Turns into a MadnessMantra when Hayato gets a GrandTheftMe courtesy of Itami Karura]].
* CensorBox: Done as a "'Caution!"' tape rolling across the screen to cover up everything most[[note]]read as 70-80 percent[[/note]] of the time.
* TheChewToy: Despite being the {{Badass}} of [[spoiler:the three personalities]], something always happens to Hayato.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Asuka is one [[spoiler: after finding out that Haneda has three personalities as seen in the 10th episode.]]
** Most of the major girls display hints of this as well throughout the series.
* CloseCallHaircut: Naru Otori experiences this when the guy Hayato confronted at the cafe shot the both of them.
* TheComicallySerious: '''KARURA'''
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:TheReveal in Episode 12. This trope ''alone'' is what sets off this episode off from all of the others.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Hayato can only just snark at the {{Fanservice}} unloaded at him.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: When Hayato puts the beat down on Bishop, some of his former gang members decide to help him out finding Naru's missing bike.
* DirtyOldMan: The bartender. Younger than most examples but still qualifies.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[PlayedForLaughs Played for]] ''[[MundaneMadeAwesome ridiculously awesome]]'' [[PlayedForLaughs laughs]] when we are are shown Shuusuke's wound being taken care of by Hiyoko. We are only shown a small area, and ''every time'' she's healing his wound, the anime focuses on it with a special animation and a subtitle declaring '''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial This may or may not be a wound.]]''' and Shuusuke blushing and groaning as if ''he was having sex''.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Takashi
* EarnYourHappyEnding: And how. The first few episodes seem disjointed and confusing, but if you can manage to get through them, it starts to make sense.
* ElegantGothicLolita[=/=]AliceAllusion: Alice.
* EvilLaugh: Itami Karura shares this with Kakeru. "You're the best, ''[[GratuitousSpanish amigo.]]''"
* FictionalCounterpart: ''Wing Quest'' is a fairly obvious pastiche of ''DragonQuest''.
** This trope is apparently [[FridgeBrilliance as accurate as you can get]] when comparing [[spoiler: the dream world and it's real counterpart ''Wing Quest''. All of the dreams are fake, since they were based on the game Haneda played as a child, and translated to one of his personalities.]]
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Karura thinking that he can interact with a ''snowman'' promptly beats it up!
* [[FourLinesAllWaiting Five Lines, Overflow]]: By reading the description at the top, you would assume that all of these "timelines" are all separate from each other, which they are. That's not the point here: [[spoiler:all of the timelines are done at different points of the same day, by the same person. That "Gretagard" sequence, however, is fake.]]
* {{Gainaxing}}: You can average the times the anime does this to around 1 MistyMay per minute.
* GenkiGirl: Naru, and Miyako at times.
* GenreBusting[=/=]WidgetSeries: It gets hard to classify this after Episode 4. Episode 7 shoves that in a cake and throws it out the window. Episode 12 is completely different from everything else.
* GratuitousEnglish <-> GratuitousJapanese: One of the rare justifications for both tropes. Alice is trying to learn Japanese, but, as noted by Hayato, her grammar is still off. Over the course of the anime, she improves.
* HeroicBSOD: Takashi [[spoiler: after finding out that Gretagard doesn't exist. This leads him into an AngstComa and it takes Asuka to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan beat it out of him.]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny While the three other personalities]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny including Karura]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny get beaten up!]]]]
-->'''[[CloudCuckoolander Karura]]''': ''[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext I want to eat an alligator!!!]]''
* HotSpringsEpisode: The OVA included with ''Oretsuba R''. The episode is titled "90% Increase in Skin", and they are not kidding.
* HotterAndSexier: Let's just say without that CensorSteam in episode 8, they pulled off a ''VisualNovel/YosugaNoSora'' on us. ''[[ActorAllusion With the same seiyuu]] [[Creator/HiroShimono to boot!]]''
* IWorkAlone: Hayato tries to invoke this trope, but unfortunately for him, Naru, and later a lot of the gang members help him look for her bike, whether he wants them to or not.
* LargeHam: Itami Karura and Kakeru Otori embody this trope so much.
* MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext: Episode 7.
* {{Meganeko}}: Hiyori herself wears one, complete with attempts at {{Fanservice}} for Hayato, which only work for the viewer.
* MeleeATrois: What happens when Hayato attempts to stop a MobWar before it gets brutal. He ends up almost fighting against the leaders, before the leaders decide to retreat.
* MobWar: YFB and R-Wings are pretty much this.
* MotorMouth: Miyako in episode 9, for quite a while. She does it again in episode 12. A far cry from her original [[TheQuietOne quiet]] persona.
* MsFanservice: InSeriesNickname for Hiyoko in the [[BonusMaterial Omake]] in the beginning episode 7, since she had the most panty shots.
* MundaneMadeAwesome:
** R2001 of the YFB has ''[[GratuitousRap 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 SeriousBusiness as this.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: The [[BonusMaterial omakes]]. They combine several genres together (even though ''all of them'' are {{Fanservice}}), but have no relation to the plot. They could easily be made into their own series. For example, OneHundredEight {{Hot Teacher}}s [[LadyOfWar fighting off]] against each other using [[ImprobableWeaponUser their teaching utensils]] to [[SeriousBusiness teach a class]]?!
* NoSocialSkills: Karura
--> [[CrowningMomentOfFunny '''I WISH TO EJACULATE!!!''']]
* [[BonusMaterial 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 [[RuleOfSymbolism aren't important]], since they act as {{Foil}}s to the main story.
* PantyShot: [[MaleGaze It can be distracting at times.]]
* PoolScene: [[CaptainObvious That serves no other purpose other than]] {{Fanservice}}.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Gretagard was a place on an old video game named Wing Quest.]]
* RuleOfSymbolism: The use of [=TVs=] to change the channel. The constant hints of parallel lives. The numerous allusions to birds.
* SeriousBusiness: Karura takes stuff way too seriously
* ShoutOut: DJ Condor: [[Anime/TurnAGundam UNIVERRRRRRRRS-*cut off*]]
** There seem to be several Franchise/{{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 ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'' Newtype.
*** Episode 11 has what can be seen as a [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Love-Love]] ColonyDrop.
** Before going MotorMouth, Miyako is a lot more like [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Yuki Nagato]].
** The use of televisions appears inspired by ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.
* ShrinkingViolet: Kobato has some shades of this.
* SplitPersonality: [[spoiler: 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 [[spoiler: 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.]]
** TalkingToThemself: [[spoiler: The three personalities are aware of each other, and if necessary they meet in some PocketDimension 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, [[spoiler: the five personalities]] aren't exactly the only ones who exhibit this trope.
* SpoilerOpening: Why there are [[spoiler: five]] people shown on the TV sets.
* ThemeNaming: Birds are ''the'' motif in this show, in names, titles, everything.
* TitleDrop: Dropped by Takashi in episode 8. And then repeatedly in 11 and 12.
* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: The fifth personality, Haneda Youji, is the original personality of the "cockpit", who was in a AngstComa (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 [[spoiler: his split personality counterparts.]]
* UpdatedRerelease: ''Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai R'', which adds two new routes and a couple new [=CGs=].
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: In the opening, you see one guy named Itami Karura in the TV sets while Kobato is looking for someone. [[{{Foreshadowing}} He's designated as #2.]]
* WouldntHitAGirl: Takashi, and [[spoiler: his split personalities, which unfortunately means he won't stop the beat down that Asuka is giving him.]]

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