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Aria The OVA: Arietta

Aria The OVA: Arietta

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ARIA The OVA ~ARIETTA~ (アリア ジ オーブイエー ~アリエッタ~)

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 21, 2007
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.181 (scored by 7932 users)
Ranked: #3182
Popularity: #1776
Members: 17,091
Favorites: 46
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Synopsis

The story of Aria company before the arrival of Akari.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mizunashi, Akari
Mizunashi, Akari
Main
Hazuki, Erino
Japanese
Hazuki, Erino
Florence, Alicia
Florence, Alicia
Main
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Ohara, Sayaka
Pokoteng, Aria
Pokoteng, Aria
Main
Nishimura, Chinami
Japanese
Nishimura, Chinami
Carroll, Alice
Carroll, Alice
Supporting
Hirohashi, Ryou
Japanese
Hirohashi, Ryou

Staff

Sato, Junichi
Sato, Junichi
Director, Sound Director, Script, Storyboard
Hazuki, Erino
Hazuki, Erino
Theme Song Performance
Kubota, Mina
Kubota, Mina
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement
Kitagawa, Katsutoshi
Kitagawa, Katsutoshi
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition

Opening Theme

"Nanairo no Sora wo (七色の空を)" by SONOROUS

Ending Theme

"Ashita, Yuugure Made (明日、夕暮れまで)" by Erino Hazuki



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Archaeon
Jul 26, 2009 6:45 AM
It's surprising how a single OVA from a well known series can actually serve to improve the entire show and, whilst this is still very much a rarity for most anime, the Aria franchise is, happily, an exception to that rule.

The main reason for this is because episodic shows like Aria have an advantage over other series with continuous plots in that OVAs never seem out of place. However, whilst this may help additional special episodes be accepted as part of the greater story, it does not automatically mean that the OVA will actually be any good. Once more though, Aria delivers in it's own read more
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KhakiBlueSocks
Dec 21, 2010 12:35 AM
When I think of the "Aria" series as a whole (Animation, Natural, and Origination), there are certain things I've come to expect:

1. Outstanding Animation with scenes that take your breath away.
2. Memorable and quotable characters that you can't help but root for and can easily relate to.
3. A story that both entertains and satisfies the viewer without leaving a "what the heck" aftertaste in my mouth.

"Arietta" meets all these expectations and then some.

1. The animation as a whole was both familiar and shocking to me. The viewer is still treated to the outstanding visuals that have remained consistent throughout the whole series, read more
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GrimaH
Jul 23, 2008 9:47 PM
Let's dive right into this.

STORY
Compared to the usual stuff from the series, this episode is more relevant to the characters themselves, namely Alicia and Akari, and reveals that Alicia does have her weaknesses (who'd have guessed).
It also hints at what is to eventually come.
For a 30-minute OVA I had the impression it was longer. Not that it's bad - moar Aria is never bad - in fact, it only made the enjoyable experience longer.

ART
The background, CG and animation were just about perfect, but I can't bring myself to like the different drawing style of the character's faces compared to the TV series. The cheeks are read more
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mcjazzman32
Feb 16, 2009 10:39 PM
I am so thankful for this OVA. While the last episode of Origination was utterly fantastic and had me on the brink of tears, this truly helped give me closure from the depression I felt immediately after finishing this incredible series – an extreme feeling of loss. I think one of the only problems I had with Aria as a series (and trust me when I say, it’s a very small problem) it’s that Alicia seemed TOO perfect, to the point where she was almost detached from everyone else.

In every episode, she never showed fear or anxiety, anger or pain. And near the end of read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Tsubasa: Tokyo Revelations
These two series are probably the best OVA's I have ever seen. They both show alot more about the characters and both have incredible music.  
reportRecommended by ariamachi

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